Treds prevail, drop Highlanders twice
Thursday at Manter Memorial field, West Tisbury, the Treds, having lost the first of the three game finals series to the Highlanders on Monday, 20-14, evened the count in the first game of a double header, Thursday.
The Treds started strong posting five runs in the bottom of the first inning.
The Highlanders responded with seven of their own in the top of the second. But the Treds would not be denied. They would score in every inning except the second and when the dust cleared they had claimed the game, 17-12, and knotted the series at a game a piece.
Timely home runs helped the Treds cause. Both Olsen Houghton and Neal Estrella homered with two on. Bill Johnson's fence clearing blast came with bases loaded.
The Treds started the second game of the double header as they had the first scoring five times in the initial inning. The Highlanders answered as they had in the first game crossing the plate seven times.
The Treds responded with six of their own in the third taking a lead they would not relinquish. Pitcher George Madeiros helped his own cause mightily with two home runs that drove in five of the Treds' runs. 14-9.
It was the end of a long dry period for the Treds who had last won the Summer League championship in 1993.
Jogging for Jabberwocky
Of the 360 runners and walkers who completed the first 5K for Camp Jabberwocky road race at Katama, Saturday, the fleetest was Wes Moseman of Holland Patent, N.Y., who covered the distance in 16:22.86, 23 seconds ahead of Carlo Parazzoli, 44, of Valmadrara, New Jersey, at 16:45.99.
The rest of the top ten runners were (3) Sam Garfield, 16, Holland, Pa., 17:21.47; (4) Sean Stewart, 28, New York City, 17:45.03; (5) Ben Weir, 19, Underhill, Vt., 18:04.92; (6) Brandon Chan, 19, Arcadia, Cal., 18:06.11; (7) Josh Black, 40, Weston, 18:14.36; (8) Keegan Skidmore, 26, Chilmark, 18:17.81; (9) Scott Bosworth, 44, Hingham, 18:27.97; (10) Jeremy Alley-Tarter, 13, Oak Bluffs, 19:43.27.
The fastest woman was Erin Merritt, 22, of Trumbull, Conn., who finished in 20:20. She was 15th overall.
Just two seconds behind at 16th was 19-year-old Elleree Erdos of Winchester in 20:22.41.
Melanie Schoen, 34, of Pittsburgh. Pa., was the third female, finishing 22nd overall at 20:44.36. Fourth was Jenny Sholar, 15, of Silver Spring, Md., who was 40th in 22:00.56 and Kirsten Salline, 18, of Hebron, Conn., was 46th in 22:16.94.
Top five in their age/gender group were:
12 and under female: (1) Emily Bosworth, 12, Hingham, 25:26; (2) Cecily Ho, 12, Chilmark, 26:16; (3) Claire Benning, 12, Weston, 26:52; (4) Emily Williams, 10, Chilmark, 29:35; (5) Brianna Away, 9, Southport, Conn., 30:28.
13-19 female: (1) Elleree Erdos, 19, Winchester, 20:22; (2) Jenny Sholar, 15, Silver Spring, Md., 22:00; (3) Kirsten Salline, 18, Hebron, Conn., 22:16; (4) Keagan Colmer, 15, Yarmouthport, 22:40; (5) Genevieve Tuveson, 19, Tallahassee, Fla., 23:46.
20-29 female: Erin Merritt, 25, Trumbull, Conn., 20:20; (2) Lauren Veneziano, Berlin, Conn., 22:31; (3) Jana Hoffmeister, 26, Boston, 22:55; (4) Elizabeth Johnson, 27, New York City, 23:31; (5) Jocelyn Filley, 28, Edgartown, 23:46.
30-39 female: Melani Schoen, 34 Pittsburgh, Pa., 20:44; (2) Stefanie Wilde, 39, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., 24:51.79; (3) Shanon Smith, 14, New York City, 25:39; (4) Mora Segal, 36, Washington, DC, 26:24; (5) Pam Lemberg, 39, Needhan, 27:05.
40-49 female: (1) Beverly Dwight, 49, Belchertown, 24:02; (2) Chloe Taylor, 44, Milford, Conn., 24:39; (3) Irene Wendt, 43, Vineyard Haven, 26:03; (4) Rose McCaffrey, 42, Tallahassee, Fla., 26:07; (5) Diane Ballek, 47, East Haddam, Conn., 26:12.
50-59 female (1) Rachel Shanor, 52, Milton, 25:29; (2) Cookie Martin, 50, Lincoln, 26:35; (3) Tanya Helm, 51, Providence, R.I., 31:09; (4) Jani Rippcondi-Campbell, Cleermont, Fla., 31:58; (5) Perrin Galli, 50, East Greenwich, 32:32.
60-69 female: (1) Hynda Kleinman, 62, Washington D.C., 28:35; (2) Alice VanDeusen, 60, Concord, 29:08; (3) Annie Hartigan, 67, Edgartown, 35:24; (4) Jan Martyn, 64, Northampton, 36:44; (5) Diane Brooks, 60, Concord, 38:37.
70-79 female: (1) Cynthia Peterson, 76, Middle Haddam, Conn. 39:59.
12 and under male: (1) Tommy Mullen, 10, Mich., 20:41; (2) Silas Berlin, 11, Vineyard Haven, 21:02; (3) Wyc Grousbeck, Edgartown, 23:15; (4) Henry Golen, 8, Wellesley, 23:44; (5) George Steckbeck, LaCanada, Cal. 24:35.
13-19 male: (1) Sam Garfield, 16, Holland, Pa., 17:21; (2) Ban Weir, 19, Underhill, Vt., 18:04; (3) Brandon Chan, 19, Arcadia, Cal., 18:06; (4) Jeremy Alley-Tarter, 13, Oak Bluffs, 19:43; (5) Max Conley, 17, West Tisbury, 20:07
20-29 male: (1) Wes Mossman, 16, Holland, Pa., 17:21; (2) Sean Stewart, 28, New York, New York, 17:45; (3) Keagan Skidmore, 26, Chilmark, 18:17; (4) Preston Merritt, 22, Trumbull, Conn., 18:17; (5) Andrew Cullen, 27, Fremont, N.H. 21:56.
30-39 male: (1) Darren Belisle, 32, Edgartown, 19:51; (2) Blake Edmunds, 36, Vineyard Haven, 20:28; (3) Will Gardner, 30, Fairhaven, 21:07; (4) John Tatum, 34, Edgartown, 22:22; (5) Damien Whalen, 36, Salem, N.Y. 25:05.
40-49 male: (1) Carlo Parrazzoli, 44, Valmadrera, N.J., 16:45.99; (2) Josh Black, Weston, 18:14 (3) Scott Bosworth, 44, Hingham, 18:27 (4) Todd Cleland, Oak Bluffs, 20:17 (5) Alec MacMaster, 47, Chilmark, 20:17.
50-59 male: (1) Ken Colmer, 53, Yarmouthport, 20:31; (2) Chris Decker, 55, West Tisbury, 20:38; (3) Ted Dooling, 52, Wakefield, 21:47; (4) Walter Ricciardi, 55, Aquinnah, 21:58; (5) Kenneth Freedberg, 51, Weston, 22:20.
60-69 male: (1) Jim Austin, 66, Vineyard Haven, 21:07; (2) Robert Knight, 65, Edgartown, 21:40; (3) Morgan Shipway, 67, Avon, Conn., 24:34; (4) Eric Goplerud, 60, Lexington, 28:11; (5) Ernie Davey, 60, Weymouth, 31:00.
70 and over male: (1) Sam Feldman, 80, Chilmark, 47:57; (2) Herb Foster, 81, Edgartown, 48:05.
Summer hoops season ends at Niantic
Fueled by Terrell Johnson's 17 points and Matt Rivers 16, and the Monstars consistent pressure on the boards at Niantic Park, Saturday evening, the Stars scored 31 points in the first half and the same number in the second to defeat the Entourage in the Men's League championship game, 62-57.
The game was an example of the rough and tumble school of basketball.
High scorer of the evening was Jade Cash of the Entourage who finished the contest with 28 points, virtually half of his team's total, 13 in the first half, 15 in the second. Both Adam Rebello and James Holenko added nine to the Entourage score.
Neither side covered themselves with glory at the foul line. The Monstars cashed 11 of 26 chances. The Entourage made just seven of 24.
The win was a three-peat for the Monstars. Last year they upset the previously unbeaten Hustlers in the finals, 76-60, to claim the '08 title.
Ladies League heats up
Before the Tuesday games the Honeys occupied first place with a 5-1 record, same as the Creamers. But in face to face play, the Honeys defeated the Creamers. At 4-2 the Snaps were third followed by the (4) Shady Ladies, 3-3, (5) Rug Sox, 2-4, Swingers 1-5 and Late Fees 1-5.
Tuesday at Manter Memorial field the Shady Ladies and Rug Sox played to a nine inning 12-12 tie. The lead changed hands a half dozen times in a game halted by darkness.
The Ladies - Sox game will be continued tonight at 5:30. The winning team will then play the top seeded Honeys.
At the West Tisbury school field the Snaps came from behind to defeat the Swingers, 9-5.
Also Tonight, the Creamers are home to the Snaps at Nunes field, Edgartown, next to the Boys & Girls Club.
Winners of tonight's games will meet in the playoff finals, next Tuesday, August 25, at 6:15 pm.
On the briny
Sunday was warm and sunny with winds at 8 to 10 knots, The Holmes Hole Sailing Association noonday race started at red nun 6 outside the harbor breakwater racing to red nun 4 at West Chop then to bell G23 at the end of Middle Ground Shoal and returning via the same course
The fleet sailed on a broad reach on the port tack to West Chop, then hardened up and beat to the green bell then ran downwind to West Chop and a close reach to the finish line.
Finishing first in the A Division was Jerry Goodale in Stormalong. Second was Ed Cerullo in Undine. Then came (3) Phil Hale in Mischief, (4) Mike Loberg in Masquerade, (5) Roger Becker in Gloria, (6) Irving Gates in King Kiwi, (7) Brian Roberts in Starfish, (8) Matthew Thomas in Grasshopper and (9) John Amabile in Solitude. Arion was a guest boat.
The B Division winner was Sandy Alexander in the Seabird Yawl, Falcor. Second was Dan Culkin in Magic Time, followed by (3) Rebecca Colson in Silhouette, (4) John and Lisa Stout in Isabella and (5) David Lott in Avanti.
HHSA summer racing continues Thursday at 6 pm and Sunday 10 am and 2 pm. New members are encouraged and guest boats are welcome. Interested ? Call Dianne Hartmann, 693-4592.
Seven tables were in play at the Martha's Vineyard Bridge Club games in the Tisbury senior center, Saturday.
Regina McDonough and Trudy Ulmer shone brightest at north-south. Duncan Walton and Calvin Bass were runners up. Deidre Ling and Carol Whitmarsh were third.
At east-west the top numbers belonged to Dorothy Arnold and Foster Greene. Anne Brown and William Levine were next best. Charity Randolph and Geraldine Jones took the bronze.
Samantha moves up
Samantha Potter, who trains with Vineyard Youth Tennis, won the girls 14 and under division Sunday, August 15, at VYT. It was Samantha's first 14 and under tournament as she recently turned 12 years old. Her final opponent in the tourney was a player ranked in the top 70 in New England.
Samantha's winning margin was 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.
Kent Leonard disposed of his opponent with ease 6-0, 6-1.
The annual USTA sanctioned tournament was attended by thirty players.
The Moffett looms
It is not too early to think deep thoughts about the 32nd annual George Moffett Race for single-hull sailing vessels between 16 and 75 feet, the climax of the Holmes Hole Sailing Association racing season. The race is scheduled for Saturday, September 12.
Entry deadline is Friday, September 4. Late entries will not be accepted.
To acquire an entry form see www.holmeshole,org.
In the finals of the Summer High School (ice Hockey) League the White team edged the Black, 2-1.
Coached by Bruce Mahaffey, the Whites are Darren Gazaille, Brooks Billingham, Court Wemyss, Bobby Perry, Nelson Dickson, Kevin Galligan, Nick Dorr, Michael Sack, Nile Rabb, Sam Francis, and Charlie Ashmun.
The Blacks, coached by Dan Gouldrup are Colby Gouldrup, Jock Cooperrider, Daniel Serusa, Kyp Cooperrider, Steven Brighton, Connor Chisholm, Josh Naylor, Charles Goldthwait, Shay Hill, Kyle Francis, and Jordy Abrams,
Goalies Alex Dorr, Louis Jacobs-Walsh, and Mike Sylvia were assigned by chance.
In Vineyard Football Association (summer soccer) play Tuesday, August 11, Sports Haven edged Shirley's Hardware in a 2-2 tie breaking shootout. Scoring for Sports Haven were Declan McBride and Dave Campbell. For Shirley's, goals were by Wellington Pessoa and Jared Jernegan. Sports Haven won the shootout, 5-4.
Also Tuesday, Monto Orthopedics trounced Coop deVille, 3-1 with goals by Ben Sprayregan and Paulo Miranda (2). Robert LaMnna scored for Coop.
On Wednesday the Atlantic Football Club squeaked by Monto Orthopedics, 1-0 in a 5-4 penalty kick shootout and the MV Celtics topped Sports Haven, 5-2.
Thursday, the Celts thrashed Atlantic, 4-1, with goals by Lucas Brewer, Alex Poole (2), and Sam Shepard. Patrick Lampard scored for Atlantic.
The prospects for a football game with Nantucket on November 21, 2009, are nonexistent, according to MVRHS new Athletic Director Sandy Mincone. "It's not going to happen," she said. "But we are keeping options open for the future," she added
The disappearance of Nantucket leaves a gaping hole in the 10-game schedule. Specifically, November 21 is now an open date. It is a hole Coach Donald Herman is eager to fill.
The football season opens Friday, September 11, with Old Rochester visiting the Island for a 7 pm game. League games are September 25 versus Coyle-Cassidy, October 9 with Bishop Feehan, October 16 at Somerset, and November 6 at Bishop Stang.
The Charles Atlas of the recent lift-a-thon at the high school weight room was Max Moreis who hoisted 290 pounds. Max will probably be a defensive lineman on the football squad.
Four other student athletes raised 265 pounds.
Pats & Bruins
The annual Dukes Country Sherriff's All Stars softball team will play an All-Pro Celebrity team on the high school field at 1 pm, Saturday, August 22. The All-Pros include members of the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. Tickets at the field are $10 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free.