Martha's Vineyard Sports Highlights
Knights hold sway
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys varsity soccer team defeated Old Rochester here, Thursday, 5-1. Islander Mac Hoggan had the only first half goal. Alex Poole scored to open the second half action followed by goals by Billy Reagan, Gustavo Silva, and Leif Iverson.
On Friday, Sandwich brought its gleaming 12-1-1 record to town and left with a 4-1 win. The score was tied 1-1 at the half, thanks to a goal by Alex Poole, assisted by Billy Reagan. But the second half belonged to the Blue Knights.
With three games remaining at Sandwich, vs. Pembroke, and at Marblehead, the Martha's Vineyard Boys record is 4-9-1.
Youth Hockey games
At Raynham last Friday. The Martha's Vineyard Junior Highs lost to Sullivan Jr. High of Walpole, 4-2. Scorer of both Martha's Vineyard goals was Tyson Araujo assisted by Callie Jackson, Brian Fraser, and Nick Kent.
Saturday at Foxboro, the Martha's Vineyard PeeWees were edged by Norwood, 4-3, and the Martha's Vineyard Bantams lost to the B.C. Eagles, 4-2.
At the Martha's Vineyard Arena the YD Squirts shutout the Islanders, 3-0.
Sunday, at Foxboro, The Martha's Vineyard Squirts made it to double figures, beating Franklin, 10-2.
At the Martha's Vineyard Arena the Martha's Vineyard Mites lost to Barnstable and the Martha's Vineyard Squirts came in second to Nantucket.
Last Saturday, in the Flag Football Conference (grades 4-6) the unbeaten Vikings (3-0-1) topped the (2-2-0) Cowboys, 20-12. The Patriots (3-1-0) dropped the winless Colts (0-4-0) 18-6. The Steelers (1-3-0) upset the Falcons (2-1-1) in a high-scoring affair, 34-26.
This Saturday the Steelers face the Colts, the Falcons tackle the Cowboys and the Pats go against the Vikings.
Bowl games pitting the 1-2 seeds, the 3-4 seeds, and the 5-6 seeds will be played Saturday, Nov. 1, at the B&G Club beginning at 10 am.
In the Island Football Conference for youngsters in grades 2-3 The Wolverines (2-3) handed the Jayhawks (3-1) their first loss, and the Gators (2-2) had their way with the Yellow Jackets (1-3).
Conference Bowl games will be at the B&G on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The Edgartown school volleyball team remained undefeated, dropping West Tisbury at the up-Island gym, Tuesday, three games to one, to go 5-0 on the season.
The WesTiz jayvees swept, 2-0.
Also Tuesday, Tisbury bested Oak Bluffs, 3-1, to even its season count at 2-2. The Blazers' junior varsity prevailed, 2-1.
The Ospreys, the Martha's Vineyard women's ice hockey team hosted the Cape Cod Hurricanes, Friday, and treated them to a pasting, 3-1. Pavla Rego scored twice. Christine Ferrone scored the other goal. Sheila Rose, Angie Grant, and Michelle Cacchiotti Brymer earned assist credits.
Martha's Vineyard goalies Theresa Temple and Dardy Slavin faced some 40 shots on goal. Ospreys coach Gene Townes was pleased with his team's performance.
Photo by Lynn Christoffers
Jeremy leads Nighthawks
Jeremy Alley-Tarter of Oak Bluffs won the Mayor's Cup by finishing first in the 1.1-mile cross-country race for boys 11 to 12 years old at Franklin Park, Boston, Sunday. Jeremy's winning time was 6:11.
Jeremy runs as a member of the Wayland Nighthawks team, which took the team title upsetting a favored Granite State team.
Jeremy's next race is the 3,000-meter run for the New England Junior Cross Country Championship at Burrillville, R.I., Sunday, Nov. 16.
Three Island skaters represented the Island Ice Skating School at the Halloween Classic in Rockland, last weekend Hailey Meader took fifth place in Artistic level 3, second in Spotlight 3 and second in Interpretive 3. Alyssa Whitney placed first in both Spotlight level 4 and Interpretive level 4. Lacey Dinning, competing for the first time, was fifth in Artistic level one.
The skaters are coached by Julie Meader and Diana Woods.
The Annual Winter Extravaganza, including a production number featuring the Polar Express, will be produced at the Martha's Vineyard Arena on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 7 pm.
Martha's Vineyard Youth Soccer
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Soccer school league played its final regular season games on Saturday.
In the boys division, Up-Island Poole finished an undefeated season in first place, besting Oak Bluffs, 3-1. Up-Island Dwane beat the Charter School, 4-0. Edgartown shut out Tisbury, 2-0.
In the girls division, Edgartown completed an unbeaten season by edging Up-Island, 2-1. Oak Bluffs blanked Tisbury, 3-0.
The first round of play-offs will kick off at the West Tisbury school this Saturday. The girls game is at 1 pm and the boys at 2:30.
Final playoff championship games will be played the following weekend.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Girls game goose eggs
Friday, the Martha's Vineyard girls varsity soccer team entertained Sandwich. The teams have similar records (S. 2-11-3 and Martha's Vineyard 3-9-3) and they finished play in a scoreless tie.
Finishing its season, the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys soccer team played at Sandwich, Wednesday and hosts Pembroke today, Thursday, Oct. 30.
The Martha's Vineyard Skate Board Association's fifth competition will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at the skate park next to the Martha's Vineyard Arena.
Preregistration forms are available at the Green Room off Main Street, Vineyard Haven. Registration fee is $10 and may be paid on site at noon, Saturday. Competition begins at 1 pm. Skaters must wear helmets. Corporate sponsors have donated goods for a tag sale, including products from DVS, Lakai, Billabong, Element Skateboards, Fast Life Urethane, Hurley, I Path Footwear, Skull Candy, Smith Sport Optics, and Quicksilver.
Martha's Vineyard Youth Basketball
Martha's Vineyard Youth Basketball for youngsters in grades 3 through 8 is accepting registrations online for the 2008-2009 season at mvhoop.com. Deadline for registrations is November 10. Call 598-693-5341 with questions.
Ice Hockey Leagues
The Martha's Vineyard Adult Hockey Leagues invite new members to join them. Teams include Men's Beez, Seniors, Women, Intermediate (coed) and Novices. A Men's A team will soon be formed.
For more information, call Beth Blankenship-O'Connor at 774-521-9870.
There will be open basketball for adults at the Boys & Girls Club, Edgartown, beginning November 3 from 7 to 9 pm.
According to Commissioner Pete Lambos, the RCBL will start play on January 5.