Jonevan and Devon repeat as 5K winners
Jonevan Hornsby, 32, of Brooklyn repeated his 2008 win of the Oak Bluffs Memorial Day 5K road race, Sunday, covering the distance in 16:14, almost a half minute (27 seconds) better than his winning time last year and 36 seconds ahead of Michael Blanchard, 23. of Gales Ferry, Conn., who was second at 16:50.
The rest of the top ten finishers were: (3) Matthew Hyde. 32, Vineyard Haven, 18:18; (4) David Diriwachter, 39, Vineyard Haven, 18:21; (5) John O'Connell, 44, Norwell, 18:26; (6) Scott Bosworth, Hingham 18:34; (7) Steven Eick, 45, New York, N.Y., 18:45; (8) Paul Vertefeuille, 44, Oak Bluffs, 18:50; (9) Jeremy Tarter Alley, 12, Oak Bluffs,18:54; (10) Timothy Snopkowski, 18, Torrington, Conn., 19:21.
Devon Smith, 31, of Oak Bluffs was also a repeater. She was the first female finisher Sunday even as she was in 2008, and 13th overall. Her time of 19:40 was 16 seconds better than last year's.
Leaders in the several age/gender categories:
Male 1-12 : (1) Jeremy Tarter Alley, 12, Oak Bluffs, 22:58; (2) Nate D'Angelo, 11, West Tisbury, 22:48; (3) Sam Hyde, Vineyard Haven, 24:55; (4) Will Mountzores, 11, Wellesley, 23:11; (5) Sam Cranston, 8, Vineyard Haven, 26:35.
Female 1-12: (1) Emily Bosworth, 12, Hingham, 22:58; (2) Katie Dunn, 12, Trumbull, Conn., 25:05; (3) Lindsey Mahoney, 11, Braintree, 26:42; (4) Kimo Carter, 8, Belmont, 32:26; (5) Shana Mimnaugh, 10, Doylestown, Pa., 34:23.
Male 13-19: (1) Timothy Snopkowski, 18, Torrington, Conn., 19:21; (2) John Nichols, 16, Waltham, 20:24; (3) Michael Kendall, 16, Vineyard Haven, 21:02; (4) Braden Kelly, 15, Crosswicks, N.J., 21:48; (5) Marc Natichioni, 14, Vineyard Haven, 22:54.
Female 13-19: (1) Desiree Piette, 14, Granby, Conn., 20:29; (2) Grace Chang, 12, Media, Pa., 21:32; (3) Emily Carter, 19, Oak Bluffs, 22:01; (4) Cristina Wiley, 18, Vineyard Haven, 24:23; (5) Samantha Solomon, 13, New Haven, Conn., 25:05.
Male 20-29: (1) Michael Blanchard, 23, Gales Ferry, Conn., 16:50; (2) Neil Greene, 28, Brighton, 20:25; (3) Jason Nichols, 22, Waltham, 20:40; (4) Kyle Natichioni, 23, Brookline; (5) Jordan Baptiste, 27, Vineyard Haven, 21:43
Female 20-29: (1) Katrina Delgadillo, 28, Vineyard Haven, 21:07; (2) Kim Gustafson, 28, Providence, R.I.; (3) Adrienne Keller, 25, Cambridge, 21:56; (4) Caitlin Martin, 20, Wapp Falls, N.Y., 22:06; (5) Emily Stamell, 25, Chilmark, 23:26
Male 30-39: (1) Jonevan Hornsby, 32, Brooklyn, 16:14; (2) Matthew Hyde, 32, Vineyard Haven, 18:18; (3) David Diriwachter, 39, Vineyard Haven, 18:21; (4) Todd Cleland, 39, Oak Bluffs, 20:49; (5) Blake Edmunds, 34, Vineyard Haven, 20:50.
Female 30-39: Devon Smith, 31, Oak Bluffs, 19:30; (2) Dara Kelly,39, Brookline, 21:46; (3) Jessica Riley, 38, Brookline, 21:46; (4) Gail Favreau, 39, Charlestown, 22:35; (5) Susan Brunjes, 32, Babylon, N.Y., 22:37.
Male 40-49: (1) John O'Connell, 44, Norwell, 18:26; (2) Scott Bosworth, 44, Hingham, 18:34; (3) Steven Eick, New York, N.Y., 18:45; (4) Paul Vertefeuille, 44, Oak Bluffs, 18:50; (5) Stephen Stanley, 41, Windham, N.H., 19:26.
Female 40-49: (1) Marylee Schroeder, 45, West Tisbury, 22:03; (2) Jennifer Mimnaugh, 42, Doylston, Pa., 22:39; (3) Heidi Ryder, 47, Acton, 23:20; (4) Sue Adamo, 44, Madison, N.J., 24:13; (5) Martha Klein, 49, Ossining, N.Y., 24"45.
Male 50-59: (1) Dana Gaines, 51, Edgartown, 20:32; (2) Chris Decker, 55, West Tisbury, 21:09; (3) Peter Rodegast, 52, West Tisbury, 21:34; (4) Wayne Guyther, 52, Vineyard Haven, 21:36; (5) Arthur Milnor, 55, Woodbury, Conn., 22:23.
Female 50-59: (1) Jean Cushing, 52, Marion, 27:39; (2) Nina Domenico, 55, Cambridge, 27:51; (3) Susan Landry, 51, Lexington, 28:26; (4) Diana Skaggs, 55, Middletown, R.I., 28:33; (5) Bernadette Sabra, 54, Somerset, 29:23.
Male 60-69: Duke Hutchinson, 61, Watertown, 21:43; (2) Jim Athearn, 61, Edgartown, 23:09; (3) John Flannery, 62, Edgartown, 24:54; (4) Anthony Campagna, 61, Hamden, Conn.; (5) Tom Cleland, 65, South Hadley, 27:00.
Female 60-69: (1) Phyllis Kugler, 62, West Tisbury, 25:57; (2) Kathleen Collins, 62, Brewster, N.Y., 27:56; (3) Kathy Smith, 61, Oak Bluffs, 32:12; (4) Joan Eville, 65, Watchung, N.J., 37:13; (5) Margaret Yates, 65, Falmouth, 39:03.
Male 70-99: (1) William Yates, 72, Falmouth, 29:54; (2) David Barker, 70, Guilford, Conn., 34:23.
Female 70-99: )1) Doris Beatty, 74, Falmouth, 38:10; (2) Eileen Padua, 71, Dorchester, 51:58.
Sixty-five walkers completed the 5K course, none faster than Jill Zamarro, 36, of Oak Bluffs whose time was 34:10. Eliza Pakif, 27, of Tewksbury was second at 36:55. Two Milton walkers were 3rd and 4th: Owen (10) and Aimee (39) Driscoll, in 37:35. Don Barger, 66, of Vineyard Haven was 5th in 39:23.
Prior to the 5K there was a one-mile fun run, which attracted 60 youngsters and seven adults. The most fun and best time belonged to nine-year-old Timothy Peers of Oak Bluffs who reached the finish line in 6:49.
Tim was followed by 11-year-old Brian O'Callaghan of Quincy in 6:51 and (3) Brian Legende, 12 of Westport in 7:14 and (4) Noah Hoyt, 10, of Vineyard Haven in 7:19.
Netmen finish strong
The MVRHS boys tennis team chalked up three more wins in as many days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, to finish its season with a better than respectable record of 14 wins and 4 losses.
Friday the Islanders bested Dennis-Yarmouth here, 4-1. First and second singles players Andrew McHugh and Reid Yennie won easily as did both of the doubles teams: Win Grimm and Nik Wojtkielo, Grant McCarthy and Kyle Moran, all in straight sets. At third singles, Zach Rabin pressed his opponent but lost, 6-7, 4-6.
Saturday and Sunday the team faced off with Somerset in home and home matches, the first time these schools have ever met on a tennis court.
Saturday, here, the Islanders won all three singles matches handily: Andrew McHugh, 6-0, 6-1; Reid Yennie, 6-4, 6-1; Zach Rabin, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
The Somerset first doubles team of Chris Ross and Kyle Camara beat Win Grimm and Nik Wojtkielo, 6-3, 6-3. At second doubles the Raiders overcame a first set 3-6 loss to Grant McCarthy and Kyle Moran to win the next two sets 6-1, 6-4.
Sunday, at Somerset, The Island's top two singles players, McHugh and Yennie, repeated their dominance but at third singles Nik Wojtkielo lost 1-6, 2-6. At second doubles, McCarthy and Moran bowed, 5-7, 3-6. That left the match in the hands of Win Grimm and Zach Rabin playing first doubles against Saturday's winners, Ross and Canara.
In the third set the Vineyarders broke Somerset's serve to take a 3-2 lead. They were serving to make it 4-2 when Somerset broke back and ran off the next two games to take a commanding 5-3 lead. Undaunted, Grimm and Rabin took the next two games tying the score at 5-5. Both teams held serve for 6-6, and it was tie-break time. Neither team could get an edge and they changed sides at 3-3. Six points later it was 6-6. Then the Islanders broke Somerset's serve and had match point at 7-6. But the Raiders broke back again to tie, 7-7.
According to MV Coach Ned Fennessy, "the next two points will stand out in everyone's mind as, after two great rallies by both teams, Zach Rabin blistered two winning sharp crosscourt shots that the Raiders could not reach. Game, set, match and (unofficially) championship,
Great stuff, and it made this coach a little older."
"Unofficially" because the M.V. tennis teams do not become members of the Eastern Athletic Conference until July. But the Vineyarders have played home and home matches with the other EAC members; Coyle-Cassidy, Bishop Feehan and Bishop Stang and beaten all of them.
The team has been awarded a 3 seed in Division 3 with a bye on Friday and home court advantage Monday versus either Norwell or Sacred Heart.
Islanders still undefeated
Hayley Pierce fired in a goal late in the first half to put the Vineyard up 4-2 at half time in their opening round MIAA Division 2 South Playoff Game with Oliver Ames High School of North Easton. Final score was 8-3 with goals by Hayley Pierce (3), Laura Jernegan (2), Sophie Lew (2), and Cristina Wiley (1). The Tigers used a "frozen ball" strategy to keep the high scoring Vineyarders in check.
On to the playoffs
The growing and enthusiastic flock of fans cheering for the Vineyard girls lacrosse team bear witness to the extraordinary talent and spirit of the unbeaten, untied 2009 team which has posted a total of 18 wins, 14 in the Maritime League, and earned the top seed in MIAA South Division 2.
The Islanders more than doubled their opponents' total goal count over the season. M.V. was led by senior Laura Jernegan's 58 goals and 17 assists and Hayley Pierce's 52 goals, 28 assists. Also producing more than their share of points were Kate Cecilio (29/17), Molly Fischer (26/18) and Cristina Wiley (21/15).
Other keys to the winning season were the goal-tending of Zoe Fisher who made 160 saves, the consistent winning of draws by Molly Fischer, and the all-round experienced play of seniors Sophie Lew, Ana Cristina Jurczyk, and Alexa Fisher.
Head coach Betsy Dripps shares coaching credits with Kirsten Meehan and with goalie coach Lang Clark.
Hayley Pierce was voted by Maritime league coaches the league's most valuable player, an honor bestowed upon Laura Jernegan last year.
While obviously and understandably proud of her team and pleased with their perfect record, Coach Betsy Dripps is not counting unhatched eggs. "There are some very good teams in this division that we have not faced," she said, citing Pembroke and Duxbury, for instance, and Hopkinton and Mansfield.
But the coach also knows that her talented team will give it their best and that their best is very, very good.
Boys at Sandwich
Overshadowed somewhat by the undefeated girls team, the M.V. boys varsity also made the MIAA playoffs. During the season recently completed the Vineyard compiled a record of 11 wins and 7 losses, exactly the same as Sandwich and Falmouth who were seeded 13 and 14 in South Division 2. Martha's Vineyard was seeded 20th.
Tuesday the Vineyarders took on Sandwich on the Cape and lost to the Blue Knights, 10-4. The team had lost to Sandwich 10-5 within the month. Tuesday's defeat eliminated the Islanders from further tournament action.
It was the first year as head coach for Chris Greene who was gratified with the way his team took the disappointment. "They were already talking about the possibility of summer games," he said. After all, it is a game and should be fun for those who play it, the coach said, and it is.
The team of 21 boys will lose six to graduation. "Basically we will have the same attack and defense but will need to rebuild our mid-field," the coach said. "And find a new goalie," he added.
The State Meet
Nineteen Vineyard athletes will compete in the State Division III track and field meet at Ipswich H.S. Friday afternoon. MV students and their events are: Kim Carlomagno 400 meters (m); Megan Dreyer, mile; Lauren Lucas 100m; Maddy Penicaud, 400m hurdles; Hilary Dreyer, high jump; Carlomagno, M. Dreyer, Lucas, and Penicaud, 4x400 relay; H. Dreyer, Ellie Hehre, Beth Pennington, Shivonne Schofield, 4x800 relay;
Alexia Schroeder, Kia Minor, Christine Janek, and Maggie Lindland, 4x100 relay.
Boys entered: Mark Reppert, 800m; Doug Aselin, 400m hurdles; Marcus Hopkins, 200m; Josh Baker, Randall Jette, Ryan Dwane, and Cody Brewer, 4x100 relay.
Holmes Hole Sailing Assn.
The Holmes Hole Sailing Association' s (HHSA) schedule of handicap sailing races from Vineyard Haven Harbor for the 2009 summer season will consist of 26 races in a variety of formats beginning with a warm-up race in Vineyard Sound or Nantucket Sound on June 14. The schedule will finish with the annual George Moffett Memorial Race, September 12.
Handicap sailboat racing is designed to allow a wide variety of boats to compete fairly through a system of time allowances. Since 1970 the HHSA has sponsored races to provide fun and competition, with the emphasis on fun.
The Association actively seeks new members and guest participants. Any interested captain of a single-hull sailing vessel should call Diane Hartmann at 508-693-6592.
Enter your boat, get a handicap, and have great fun in some of the best and most interesting sailing waters to be found anywhere.
The high school softball team finished its 18-game season on a high note with a 3-2 defeat of Bishop Feehan here, Saturday, avenging an earlier 11-0 pasting administered by the Shamrocks at Attleboro.
M.V. pitcher Martha Scheffer enjoyed errorless support from her teammates. Tied 2-2 after six and a half innings, the Islanders scored the winning run on a bases-loaded, walk-off base hit by Emma Frizzell, one of the squad's two seniors and the team's leading hitter with a Ted Williams batting average of .404.
The day before, Friday, the Vineyard lost its tussle with Bishop Stang, 9-5. J.V. pitcher Olivia Higham took the "mound" and allowed just four earned runs. The Islanders threw a scare into the Spartans in the seventh (final) inning as both Katie Hines and Martha Scheffer doubled, driving in three runs. But that was it.
The softball team played all of the Eastern Athletic Conference teams during the season past, the league that Martha's Vineyard will formally join this summer. It includes Coyle & Cassidy, Somerset, Bishop Stang, and Bishop Feehan.
Dart League notice
The M.V. Dart League championships have been scheduled. Men's and ladies' singles matches will be held at 7:30 pm, Thursday, June 4, at the P-A Club. All players who participated in the Fall 2007 - Winter 2008 season are encouraged to attend. A second round of singles matches for darters in the winter 2009 season will be held Sunday, June 20, at 7 pm at the P-A.
The Dart League banquet will be held at 7 pm, Saturday, June 20, at the P-A. Please RSVP to Charlene Alley, 508-693-9875 or Linda Wood, 508-939-8499 by Saturday, June 13.
Little League majors standings
Team G W L T % RF RA
A's 9 8 1 0 .89 78 12
Cards 9 6 3 0 .54 54 50
Sox 9 8 3 0 .54 62 62
Cubs 9 5 4 0 .51 51 39
Tigers 9 1 8 0 .11 32 72
Mets 9 1 8 0 .11 27 69
The Sox bested the Tigers, 11-4, on Wednesday, behind Henry Gallagher's hurling. Jack Slayton was 3-for-4 and scored three runs.
Friday the A's Colin Cameron shut out the Cubs, 4-0. All the A's runs were scored in the third. Mike Mussell drove in two with a double, and then scored on Cameron's base hit.
The Cards' Tony Canha pitched 5 2/3rds of shutout ball at the Mets fanning 12.
Little League minors standings
Team G W L T % RF RA
Twins 8 7 1 0 .88 86 45
Rockies 8 6 1 1 .75 86 62
Marlins 8 6 1 1 .75 98 83
Rays 8 5 3 0 .63 76 55
Indians 8 5 3 0 .63 79 66
Orioles 8 2 6 0 .25 51 88
Reds 8 0 8 0 .00 46 80
Jays 8 0 8 0 .00 52 95
Saturday at Veira, Shay Sullivan and Aiden Aliberti combined for 10 rbis as the Twins topped the Reds, 15-4. Twins pitcher Willson Slayton reached four times. The game ended with a rare bases-loaded 3-2-5 triple play.
Late Wednesday the Rockies rocked the Rays, 12-8, despite a 3-run homer by Rays' Chris Aring-Sharkowitz.
Chase Soulagnet had 3 hits, 3 rbi, and scored 3 runs as the Marlins beat the Reds, Wednesday, 11-6. The Reds Joey Burchill's diving catch ended a Marlin rally and kept his team close.
Nine different players drove in runs for the Twins as they outlasted the Jays, Tuesday, 14-3. The Jays were busy too, collecting nine hits.
The Indians-Orioles game couldn't have been closer, but the Tribe prevailed, 8-7, behind four hurlers. The Marlins bested the Jays, Tuesday 7-4, scoring four runs in the top of the sixth on hits by Cathol Robinson, Sam Cranston, and Chase Soulagnet.
Hawks fly high
West Tisbury claimed the intershcolastic baseball title and trophy for the year by edging Tisbury's nine, 6-5. Kyp Cooperrider started for WesTiz, went five innings, fanned five and gave up the five runs. Jack Roberts hit a solo homer early in the game and relieved in the sixth to put the side down in order. Cooperrider was 2 for 4 at the plate and scored twice. Joey Uva scored the winning run in the fifth. He drew a base on balls, took second on a passed ball and scored on Mike Piland's single.
The Hawks finished the season with 5 wins, 0 losses and 1 tie. Tisbury made it to the finals by topping Edgartown in the semis.
Champs at bat
A 10 and under MV Little League team played in Falmouth's Memorial Day
Tournament and came home with trophies signifying the team's championship victory.
The Islanders lost their first game to Sandwich, 4-0, Friday evening. Saturday they beat South Plymouth Teal, 13-1. Saturday's second game versus Falmouth went 3 ½ hours decided by an 8-run MV rally in the top of the 13th inning; 15-7.
Sunday began with a 5-3 defeat of South Plymouth Black to qualify for the semi-finals against Mashpee, who at that point were unbeaten in the tourney. Tied at 5-5 after four innings, the Vineyarders scored seven runs in the fifth to break the game wide open. A rematch with unbeaten Sandwich resulted in an 11-2 win for the Islanders in the finals.
The tournament win was a total team effort by Jacob Cardoza, Chis Mayhew, Cameron Maciel, Aksel Cooperrider, Nianoa Cooperrider, Nick Vukota, Jonas Lukowitz, Mitchell Chaves, Sam Bresnick and Jeffrey Cimeno.
The team is coached by Jonathan Mayhew, Ernie Chaves, ad Kris Lukowitz.
Youth Hockey Benefit
The 22nd MV Youth Hockey Golf Tournament will tee off June 6 at the Edgartown Golf Course. Registration fee for four-man teams is $100 per person. Call 508-627-5343 to learn more and/or register.
Boys youth lacrosse
The under-11 boys beat Lower Cape, Sunday, 9-8. Donald O'Shaughnessy, Jack Garrett, and Henry Wallace each scored twice. Greg McCarron had three goals.
The U-13 Sharks edged Lower Cape, 9-7, on goals by Spencer Schofield (3), Henry Wallace (2), Greg McCarron (2), Thomas O'Shaughnessy, and Weyman Harrison.
The U-15 Shoremen lost to Lower Cape, 4-10. Max Davies had two goals, and Michael Morris and Tyler Paulson had one each.
Flex for tennis
The Ladies Spring Doubles Flex League is in full swing.
B Division leaders are: Flight 1, Kelly Hess and Mollee Lewis 4-0. Flight 2, Diane Morgan and Merle Lincoln 4-0. Flight 3, Anne Williamson and Natalie Krauthammer 4-0.
C Division leaders are Flight 1, Beth Sawyer and Daphne DeVries 4-0; Flight 2, Bev Mazza and Jeanne Ogden, 4-0.
MV Uniteds shine
The MV United under 12 travel soccer team competed in the 13th annual Cape Cod Challenge Tournament in Sandwich last weekend and played their way into the finals with Barrington, R.I.
Their first game, Friday, ended in a scoreless tie with the Trumbull Blue Warriors. Saturday they defeated the FC Spartans, 5-0 and South County Storms, 3-0. Two wins and a tie brought them to the Memorial Day playofs. They topped Trumbull 3-1 and the Glastonbury Gladiators, 2-0 in the semi finals. In the finals they faced Barrington/Dutra. Drained from two previous games they conceded, 0-1.
The MV United U-12 boys conclude their eight game season at home, June 6, versus Sandwich 12:30 pm at the West Tisbury school.
The Martha's Vineyard Girls Youth Lacrosse team hosted Falmouth Academy, defeating the visitors on goals by Alayna Hutchinson (5), Emma Yuen (2), Zoe Nugent, Taylor Poggi, and Sarah Alexander.
Sunday the girls were at Old Rochester keeping their unbeaten record clean. Goalie Keila Geddis stopped all shots on net in the first half. Molly Wallace (4), Alayna Hutchinson (3) Jennie Lindland (2), Emma Yuen, Sarah Alexander, Zoe Nugent, and Hannah Moore scored.
M.V. is home to Hanover, Sunday, at 1 pm.
The U 13 girls team continued their win streak defeating Old Rochester on four goals by Lucy Hackney and two more by Aubrey Ashmun. Leila Gardner, Erin Hill, and Anna Flaherty also scored. Goalie Sam Hargy played both halves and made two saves.
Children's Benefit Golf
The annual Children's Benefit Golf Tournament for the Boys & Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters will be played at Farm Neck, Sunday, June 7. Teams of five may register by calling the B&G Club, 627-3303 or on line at www.mvbgclub.org. for an 8 am shotgun start.