Marthas' Vineyard track and field teams are repeat champions
The Martha's Vineyard track and field teams are Mayflower Champs again.
The Martha's Vineyard teams, both boys and girls, finished first in the Mayflower League meet, Tuesday. It was the ninth straight year that the Island boys had claimed the league championship trophy and the fourth straight year for the girls.
It was also their last Mayflower titles as next year the Vineyarders will be in the Eastern Athletic Conference, where they will have to deal with the likes of Bishop Feehan, a powerhouse in Attleboro.
Coach Joe Schroeder remarked, "We went out in style."
The girls meet
The girls Mayflower League title hung in the balance at Sacred Heart's Kingston oval until the results of the final event, the high jump, were announced. When it was revealed that Hilary Dreyer had finished second, clearing 4' 10" and that Maddie Penicaud was fifth at 4' 6", the Vineyard had collected 141.5 total points to Sacred Heart's 135 and reclaimed the championship trophy.
Other girls team scores: West Bridgewater 88, Southeastern 56, Bristol Plymouth 39, Blue Hills 12.5, Tri-County 12, and Diman Voke 11.
Scoring was 10 points for winning an event, 8 for 2nd, 6 for 3rd, 4 for 4th, 2 for 5th, and 1 for 6th.
Individual Martha's Vineyard pointer-winners were Emma Lee Iversen 1st (17:12) and Lauren Lucas 2nd in the 100m hurdles.
Shivonne Schofield 1st (12:42) and Ellie Hehre 2nd at 3,200m (2 miles). Freshman Ellie Williamson was 8th.
Southeastern and B-P were 1-2 in the 200m. Christine Janek and Alexia Schroeder were 7th and 8th.
West Bridgewater and Tri County were 1-2 in the 100m sprint. Kia Minor and Maggie Lindland were 4th and 5th.
West Bridgewater and Sacred Heart were 1-2 at 800m. Hilary Dreyer (2:29)was 5th.
Maddy Penicaud was 2nd to Sacred Heart over the 400m hurdles.
Kim Carlomagno set a new meet record in the 400m dash at 1:00.73. Sacred Heart filled the 2,3,4 slots. Ellie DaSylva was 6th.
Megan Dreyer set a new meet record in the 1,600m (mile) at 5:31. Gretta Hehre was 6th.
Sacred Heart and Southeastern were 1-2 in the 4x100 relay. Martha's Vineyard was 6th.
The Islanders (M. Dreyer, Lucas, Penicaud, and Carlomagno) were 1st in the 4x400 relay in record time: 4:10.37:
Sacred Heart was 2nd.
Sacred Heart took 1, 3, and 4 in the long jump. Kim Carlomagno was 5th for Martha's Vineyard
Kia Minor won the shot put with a heave of 31' 03". Lauren Gibson was third.
Sacred Heart was 1-2 in the triple jump. Alexia Schroeder was 4th.
Blue Hills, Sacred Heart, West Bridgewater, Southeastern and B-P were 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the javelin. Martha's Vineyard's Lauren Lucas finished 7th.
Vineyarders Sidra Dumont and Emma Lee Iversen were 2-3 to Sacred Heart's 1st with the discus.
The boys meet
Martha's Vineyard accumulated 119 team points to Sacred Heart's 92 and West Bridgewater's 73. Then came Diman Voke 64, Tri Country 41, Blue Hills 38, Bristol Plymouth 37 and Southeastern 27.
Sacred Heart won the 110m high hurdles at 17:18, Conor Estes took 2nd for Martha's Vineyard.
Blue Hills won the 3,200m run, but Martha's Vineyard's Taylor Smith, Max Miner, and Robbie Osmers were 2-3-4.
Tri County and B.P. were 1-2 at 200m. Marcus Hopkins was 4th and Cody Brewer 6th.
BP won the 100m dash. D.K. Kaeka was 3rd.
Mark Reppert won the 800m at 2:09.55 and Mike Kendall was 2nd.
Doug Asselin was first over the 400m hurdles.
The best Martha's Vineyard could do with the discus was 6th place by
Andres Silva. Southeastern won the event. Sacred Heart was 1-2-6 at the high jump.
Diman won the 400m. Ryan Dwane was 6th for Martha's Vineyard.
At 1,600m, Diman's Benoit was 1st at 4:55. For Martha's Vineyard Willie Nevin was 2nd, four seconds behind, and Luke Sederholm was 4th.
The Martha's Vineyard 4x100 relay team finished 1st and the 4x400 team was 2nd to Sacred Heart.
At the shot put, Micah Agnoli was 2nd and Devon Balboni 4th.
Marcus Hopkins picked up 4th place points in the triple jump, won by Diman Voke.
M.V'.s Nick Gross and Will Debettencourt were 4-5 with the javelin.
Tuesday, the Martha's Vineyard boys lacrosse team got by stubborn visitors from Bourne, 8-6. Erik Dolliver had a hot hand scoring five of the Vineyard's goals. Also scoring were Brooks Billingham, Matt Costello, and Antone Silvia.
The Islanders led from the start but could not put Bourne away. The Canalmen hung around and even tied the score at 6-6 with 6:43 remaining on the clock. But Dolliver found the back of the net at 4:58 and again at 2:13 to nail the Vineyard victory.
The win gave the Islanders a 9-3 record.
Fall River gets their kicks
The Martha's Vineyard United under-10 boys youth soccer travel team journeyed to Bourne, Sunday, and returned with a 5-0 win securely in possession. Scoring for the Islanders were Jonathan Santana, Nicolas Andre, Theo Guerin, Aksel Cooperrider, and Jordan Tate. The team remains undefeated, with a 4-0-1 record. This Sunday the team gets its kicks at Swansea-Somerset.
The girls under-12 team entertained Fall River at the West Tisbury school losing to the day-trippers, Sunday, 0-5.
The Cape Tech softball team invaded the Island Tuesday and were sent away on the short end of an 8-4 score. Martha Scheffer went the distance on the "mound," fanning nine and giving up just two hits. Emma Frizzell smashed two triples and drove in three. Crystal Miske, Taylor Perrotta, and Holly Robinson all hit safely twice. Alicia Oliveira was 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run with a sac fly.
Whacked by Whalers
The hard-luck Vineyard hardball team lost its game on Nantucket to the red-hot Whalers, Tuesday, 5-1. Nantucket's Mike Motta had nine Ks, walked four and gave up six hits and went 2-for-4 at the plate, including an RBI double in the Whalers 10th win in a row..
Nick Billingham was 2-for-3 and drove in the Vineyard's only run.
The Vineyarders dropped to 2-8 on the season.
Boys high school tennis coach Ned Fennessy was pleased with his charges' effort at the MIAA South Section Individual Boys Singles and Doubles Tournament at Barnstable high school last weekend.
Andrew McHugh, the Vineyard's first singles player, defeated Phil McDonald of Mashpee, 6-1, 6-0, Mike Giaquinto of Falmouth, 6-2, 6-2, and Mike Casey of Barnstable, 6-3, 6-3, before losing to his nemesis, Jonathan Zelman of Cape Cod Academy, 8-4, 6-3 in the finals.
At second singles, sophomore Reid Yennie advanced to the semi-finals before losing to Luke Martin of Sandwich, the top seed in the division, 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles action, Co-captain Mike Wojtkielo and Win Grimm had a first round bye, then beat Steve Gadbois and Steve Rijo of Seekonk, 7-5, 6-1 in the quarter-finals before losing in the semis to Sandwich.
Tennis at Niantic
This summer, Oak Bluffs will feature 10 weeks of tennis in partnership with the U.S. Tennis Assn. from June 20 to August 30 offering regularly scheduled adult programs with Round Robins for men and women and mixed doubles at all levels
The Women's Tennis League begins June 23 and runs to August 22. Sign up online at ci.oak-bluffs.ma.us. Call 508-693-2303 with questions.
Bourne to win
Catching the Canalmen in a "rebuilding year," the Vineyard had no trouble sweeping the Bourne boys on the Cape, 5-0, posting their sixth win against three losses.
At first singles Andrew McHugh served a shutout, 6-0, 6-0.
Reid Yennie was equally dominant at second singles, 6-2, 6-0. Nik Wojtkielo's match was the only one that went to three sets. Absent from the last three matches, Nik was understandably error-prone in his first set and lost 4-6. But he found his form in the second, which he won, 6-4.
In the third set Bourne's Myles Olean jumped to an early 4-1 lead before Wojtkielo found a second wind and ran off five straight games to claim, 6-4.
Doubles duos - Win Grimm and Dylan Hutchinson, Grant McCarthy and Thomas Tilton-Heylin - won their matches in straight sets.
A record without stats
Statistics are not kept for this sort of thing, but we feel confident that a record was set at the regional high school last Thursday when rain - a heavy, cold, soaking rain - cancelled two track meets (boys & girls), two baseball games (varsity and junior varsity), two softball games, (varsity and junior varsity) two tennis matches, (boys and girls), and four lacrosse games (boys and girls, varsity and junior varsity). The only high school team that could have fulfilled their scheduled appearance was the sailing crew. After all, they get soaked anyway.
Never before had so many Martha's Vineyard Regional High School athletes been inconvenienced in a single day by the weather.
Faced with the responsibility of rescheduling as many cancelled games as possible (and arranging for transportation and referees, etc.) Athletic Director Mike Joyce told The Martha's Vineyard Times that "rain" is one of those four letter words he tries not to utter.
A clean sweep
On Saturday, May 23, from 10:20 am to 3:30 pm, there will be a car wash at the Oak Bluffs School to benefit the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys and girls basketball programs. Cost is $8. Rain date, May 24.
Raiders repulsed, Bourne beaten
The Barnstable high school girls lacrosse team visited Saturday and lost their game to the undefeated Vineyarders, 19-7.
The first 25-minute half saw the Islanders score 11 times. The Red Raiders scored twice. The second half was more competitive, still the Islanders increased their lead from 11-2 to 19-7.
Tuesday, at Bourne, the Islanders won their 13th game without a loss or a tie, trouncing the Ladies of the Canal, 22-11. Christina Wiley led the Vineyard parade to the net with six goals and two assists. Both Laura Jernegan and Hayley Pierce scored four times and assisted once. Sophie Lew had a hat trick. Both Kate Cecilio and Molly Fischer had a pair and Brianna Davies had one.
Girls Lacrosse Standings (Monday)
Maritime League Overall
Team W L T W L T
Vineyard 10 0 0 12 0 0
Bourne 9 1 2 10 3 2
Bp. Stang 4 2 1 5 2 1
Barnstable 4 5 0 5 5 0
Nantucket 3 4 0 4 6 0
B-Raynham 3 6 0 3 7 0
Dartmouth 1 4 1 4 6 2
N Bedford 0 2 0 1 7 0
Fairhaven 0 6 0 1 8 0
Little League Majors Standings
Team G W L % F RA
A's 5 4 1 .80 51 7
Cubs 5 4 1 .80 41 20
Cardinals 5 4 1 .80 30 31
Red Sox 5 2 3 .40 27 41
Mets 5 1 4 .20 15 36
Tigers 5 0 5 .00 18 47
As of Monday morning, first place in the Little League Majors standings was a crowded spot. Three teams, the A's, the Cardinals, and the Cubs shared the same record -four wins and one loss.
By Monday evening, the Cubs had laid sole claim to the league lead by shutting out the Tigers, 3-0. Nate Backus started for the Cubs and went five innings, fanning five. Jacob Cardoza relieved in the sixth and retired the side in order. Tim Roberts was 3-for-3, including a triple. Cardoza singled twice. Playing first base for the first time this year, Grant Santos made key defensive plays, including an unassisted double play.
The A's suffered their first loss Saturday, falling to the Cards, 5-2, when the birds scored four runs in the bottom of the second as Charlie Parkhurst's triple drove in three. Tony Canha pitched four innings to earn the win and fanned 12. Austin Morely relieved and was credited with a save.
In other major league action last week, the Cardinals outlasted the Red Sox, Wednesday, 15-10. Tony Canha powered the Cards with a two-run homer in the third and a bases-clearing double in the fourth to go 4-for-4 on the day, driving in seven. Paul Jeffers-Mayhew doubled twice for the Sox and drove in three runs.
Thursday, the Cubs squeezed by the Mets, 7-6, behind Nate Backus's 8-K hurling. Jacob Cardoza relieved and finished the game in "hold your breath" fashion. The Mets filled the bases with two outs in the top of the sixth and Yannick Gonsalves sent a shot into center field that Nate Backus managed to track down and snag.
Saturday, the Cubs whipped the winless Tigers, 10-4. Tim Roberts started for the Cubs and was the winning pitcher, striking out seven in 4 2/3 innings. David Macias was 2-for-2 and Roberts 3-for-4 for the Cubs. Both hit inside the park home runs.
Also Saturday, Tucker McNeely fanned 12 Mets for the Red Sox in 5 1/3 innings. Both McNeely and battery-mate Jack Slayton were 2-for-3 at the plate. Russell Shapiro and Avery Minor had timely hits. Mets hurler Morgan Michalski struck out seven Sox.
Little League Minors Standings
Team G W L T % RF RA
Rays 3 3 0 0 1.00 44 18
Twins 3 3 0 0 1.00 33 20
Indians 4 3 1 0 .75 47 38
Marlins 4 2 1 1 .50 50 48
Rockies 2 0 1 1 .28 28 30
Reds 2 0 2 0 .00 11 17
Bluejays 2 0 2 0 .00 18 27
Orioles 4 0 4 0 .00 27 60
Saturday, the Marlins edged the Blue Jays in a barnburner, 16-15. Cody Chalifoux collected three hits for the Marlins, including the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth. Joe Davies of the Jays pitched two shutout innings, striking out five.
Previously, on Wednesday, the Marlins squeaked by the Indians, 6-5. The tribe jumped off to a 5-0 lead in the first two innings. Jack Sayre struck out the side in the first and second innings. Meanwhile, Chase Soulagnet and Jeremy Regan had cooled the Indian bats. In the bottom of the sixth, hits by Max Eber and Cooper Bennett tightened the score to 5-4. Then, with two out and bases full of Marlins, Sam Cranston bounced to third. The ball was fielded and thrown to the plate for the force at home. But the ball and Jake Howell arrived together causing the ball to escape capture and Cooper Bennett, running full tilt from second base followed with the winning run.
Saturday, Riley Craig singled home the go-ahead run as the Orioles climbed out of the cellar by picking up their first win of the season, 6-3, over the Reds. The O's enjoyed it so much they did it again Tuesday.
Bourne three times
The under-11 boys youth lacrosse team lost a squeaker to Bourne, Sunday, 9-8. Jack Garrett scored five for the Vineyard, and Greg McCarron (2) and Henry Wallace also scored. Lucas DeBettencourt earned good grades in goal.
The under-13 Sharks lost their match with Bourne, 7-5. Martha's Vineyard goals were by Spencer Schofield, a hat trick, Henry Wallace and Greg McCarron.
The under-15 Shoremen bowed to Bourne, 7-2. Thomas Wilkens and Patrick Garrett scored the Islanders' goals.