Harriers beat Stang, split with Barnstable
Led by Max Conley at 17:29, the first six boys to complete the Vineyard's 5K cross-country course through the State Forest on Wednesday, Oct. 14, wore purple and white as the Island boys ran away with the meet with Bishop Stang. 15-49
Cooper Chapman was 2nd at 17:50; Forrest Harcourt 3rd at 17:59; Taylor Smith was 4th at 18:04; Anthony Piland was 5th in18:06 and Mike Schroeder 6th at 18:07.
Not to be out done, the M.V. girls followed Megan Dreyer to a similar one-sided conclusion. Megan was 1st in 20:08, Shivonne Schofield was 3rd in 21:23; Julia Sadowski was 4th in 22:34; Eva Balboni was 5th in 23:13 Hallie D'Angelo was 6th in 23:16. M.V. 19, Bp. Stang 38.
Tuesday, the Island teams ran the 2.9-mile course at Hathaway's Pond, with Barnstable. The Vineyard boys team finished in a group strategically filling the 3 through 8 holes to defeat the Red Raiders, 25-34: Anthony Piland finished third in 17:40: Forrest Harcourt (4) 17:44; Mike Schroeder (5) 17:56; Cooper Chapman (6)17:53; Max Conley (7) 17:57; Taylor Smith (8) 18:00.
The girls race was the opposite of the boys as Megan Dreyer was first to reach the finish line in 19:46. The next Vineyarder was Shivonne Schofield in 6th place at 21:21. Julia Sadowski, Eva Balboni, and Hallie D'Angelo ran 8, 9, and 10.
Barnstable 21, Martha's Vineyard 34.
Field hockey fortunes
Last Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Vineyard field hockey team played Bishop Stang to a 2-2 tie. The Spartans scored first and made that single goal stand up through the mid-game break. But when the second half got under way so did Katie Hines, who scored twice in the first five minutes, assisted by Hayley Pierce and Kate Cecilio.
The Spartans responded with an equalizer and that was all she wrote.
Coach Knight had words of appreciation for the defensive play of Brianna Davies and Taylor Perotta shielding goalie Savannah Lawson.
The Island girls took on Needham on the Rockets' turf, Monday, and came away with a 3-3 tie.
Maggie Johnson, assisted by Kate Cecilio, scored the Vineyard's only goal of the first half and the Islanders trailed 2-1 midway in the contest. But Nikki Alexander, assisted by Hayley Pierce, and Megan McHugh, also abetted by Pierce, evened the count in the second half.
With Six more games to be played - Somerset today, Falmouth on Saturday, Arlington on Monday, then Seekonk, Sandwich, and Notre Dame in a three-day row- the Islanders teeter on the brink of qualifying for postseason play.
School League soccer
In the Boys JV School Soccer League games, Saturday, at the West Tisbury school field the Up Island team defeated Tisbury, 5-2, and the Edgartown Boys dropped Oak Bluffs, 5-3, with two goals by Neemias Carlos and one each by Joshua Tate, Jordan Tate, and Augusto Buenos.
In Varsity boys action, Oak Bluffs bested the Charter school, 3-1 then tied Up Island, 1-1.
The Up-Island girls varsity team shut out the Charter school, 3-0 on goals by Mariah Campbell (2) and Jessica Campbell (1).
Raye Filley's goal was the only score in the Oak Bluffs (1-1-1) vs. Edgartown (2-0-1) game.
The Edgartown boys varsity team got by Oak Bluffs, 5-3 and the Up Island boys dropped Tisbury, 5-2.
Warriors squeak by
The MV Regional High School soccer teams played Coyle and Cassidy even up, Tuesday, but the MV girls were edged here, 1-0, and the boys lost at Taunton, 3-2 after leading through much of the contest.
Boys coach Damon Burke had high praise for his team, especially Felipe Freitas, Leandro Trindade and Augusto Nunes for keeping their cool in a physically demanding game.
The MV boys evened the count with Mansfield, Monday. The Hornets had previously beaten the Islanders here, 1-0, so the opportunity to return favors was appreciated. Leandro Trindade scored both Vineyard goals in the 2-1 victory.
Coach Burke lauded Jack Wadleigh for outstanding defensive play and mentioned with honor Julian Willett-Beck, Griffin Gardner and Leif Iversen
The boys team has four games remaining and probably must win at least three of them to qualify for post season play. None of them are pushovers.
Bp.Stang is here today, Thursday. Bp. Feehan arrives Saturday for a game at 12:30. MV visits Norwell, next Thursday and the D/Y game is here on Tuesday.
Raided at Somerset
The Somerset Raiders shut out their gridiron guests from the Vineyard, Saturday, 20-0.
Neither team scored in the first quarter. The period ended as Somerset was executing a 76-yard scoring drive in 16 plays, despite two penalties for illegal motion.
The attempted rush for a two-point conversion was thwarted.
The Vineyard was unable to move the ball in the ensuing series and had to punt, to Somerset's 25. The Raiders proceeded to embark upon s 75-yard touchdown quest in 12 plays, assisted this time by a Vineyard facemask penalty. The rush for two points succeeded: At the half Somerset led, 14-0.
In the third quarter the Raiders turned the ball over with a fumble covered by the Vineyard on their 34-yard line. With Josh Baker running for first downs on the Somerset 49, then again to the Somerset 33, the Islanders appeared to have found a chink in the Raiders' armor. But a fumble, recovered by Somerset, put an end to M.V. hopes.
In the fourth quarter the Islanders had to punt out of their own end zone to the 34-yard line. The Raiders took advantage of a facemask penalty to score their third touchdown of the day. Final score 20-0.
The team's next test is at Seekonk, Friday. Then it's Cape Tech, Bishop Stang, and South Shore, all away. The last game on the schedule is on the Island versus Brighton, November 21.
The Vineyard Youth Tennis Center, which provides free tennis instruction to youth on the Vineyard, needs some help. Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm, the VYTC bubble will be raised in preparation for the fall-winter season.
Lunch will be served to volunteers, male and female, who are asked to bring work gloves. Persons willing to help are asked to call Nicole, 508-693-7762.
The weather played havoc with the sports schedule last week. The Interscholastic Quadrilateral track and field meet scheduled for Thursday fell victim to the elements. It has been rescheduled to take place today, Thursday, October 22, at the MVRHS oval.
The MV Youth Hockey Squirt C team played visiting Barnstable to a 3-3 draw, Saturday, at the M.V. Arena.
Willson Slayton scored two unassisted goals and Layla Buckley, assisted by Justin Alexander, accounted for the third Vineyard goal.
Also at the Arena Saturday, the M.V. Junior Highs played SWS to a 3-3 tie. The Vineyarders dominated, taking 42 shots on goal. Finding the back of the net were Andrew Carroll, Barry MacDonald, and Callie Jackson, assisted by Andrew Wiley and Mac Sashin.
At the Raynham Arena the M.V. Junior Highs played Attleboro to a 3-3 draw.
The MVYH PeeWees lost to the SWS B team, 4-2.
The MVYH Squirt B squad trounced Bourne, 9-0 with goals by Josh Forend (2), Jonas Lukowitz, Tristan Araujo, J.J. Mendez, Jackson Mahaffey, Anthony Jackson, Auguste Pizzano, and Jacob Gunderson. Assists were by Lukowitz (2), Gunderson (2), Araujo, Shay Sullivan, Mendez, Mahaffey, Pizzano, and Colin Buckley.
Sunday, the MVYH Neponset Valley League Midgets lost to Franklin, 2-0.
Saturday Oliver Ames Junior Highs edged the M.V. Juniors, 3-2.
At the M.V. Arena the M.V. Squirt C team bowed to Wareham, 8-2 and the Squirt B squad lost to SWS, 9-2.
The RCBL (Recreational Community Basketball League) will begin play at the MV Boys & Girls Club on Monday, Nov. 30. The League is open for men 18 to 70 years of age. High school students are not permitted.
This year the league will count six teams, each to play a 12-game schedule plus playoffs. Each team will play one game per week on Monday or Wednesday.
Men interested in playing in the RCBL should call Peter Lambos, 508-627-3303. League dues are $125 per player.
All players receive a team tee-shirt. The RCBL is a community outreach program of the MV Boys & Girls Club.
The MVRHS golf team came in second to Dennis Yarmouth at Dennis Pines, Monday, 255 - 277. Josh Moore's 38 was the medalist score on the par-36 course.
Alex Bilzerian was low for the Vineyard with 43.
D/Y is 14-3 on the season. M.V. fell to 4-8.
Birdies for Baseball
The fifth annual charity golf tournament at Mink Meadows to benefit Vineyard baseball in its various forms, tees of Sunday. Entrance fee is $90, breakfast and lunch included. Call 693-0600 to register.