Junior High track meet
Junior high boys and girls from four Island schools competed in the finale of the junior high track and field season at the high school oval, Thursday. (The Charter School did not enter the fray.) The first four finishers in the nine events (three field events, six races) earned points for their school - 5 for first place, and 3, 2, and 1 for 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
When the field events were completed, only a point separated the Edgartown and West Tisbury boys. Up-Islanders Joe Turney and Oscar Hanson were first and second with the discus. Joe's winning throw: 83' 10". O.B.'s Matt Marchand won the shot at 30' 4¾" and Turney was second. Jeremy Alley-Tarter of O.B. and Serojia Bernier of Tisbury tied for first in the long jump at 13' 9".
Boys field events total scores: WT 13, O.B. 12, Tisbury 7, Edgartown 1.
On the track
Michael Berube won the 100m dash for WesTiz at 13.40, edging out Tyler Paulson of Tisbury, who was second.
O.B.'s Paul Robinson took the 200m in stride at 28:98. Glen Mayhew was second for the Hawks. Matt Stone of W.T. flew over the hurdles fastest, nosing out Brent Sears of Tisbury in 13.55.
Jeremy Alley-Tarter ran away from the field in the mile at 5:17. West Tisbury took second and third and O.B. fourth.
The Blazers 4x100 relay team won in 58.00 followed by (2) Tisbury and (3) West Tisbury.
Final boys score: West Tisbury 37, Oak Bluffs 32, Tisbury 16, Edgartown 3.
The girls meet
As close as O.B. and W.T. were in the boys field events, the girls were even closer. Mariah Duarte won the shot put for O.B. with a 26' 2" heave. West Tisbury's Emily Turney was second at 25'. Emily won the Discus at 67' 5". Molly Wallace was second for O.B. Sabrina Reppert won the long jump for the Blazers with a 13' 10" effort. The Hawks' Lexi Willett was second at 12' 9.5". When all the field events points were totaled Oak Bluffs led with 16, West Tisbury had 15.5 Edgartown had half a point and Tisbury had none.
Molly Wallace won the 100m for O.B. at 14.29. West Tisbury took 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
O.B.'s Haley Maciel won the 200m followed by teammate Sabrina Reppert. W.T. was 3rd and 4th.
Blazer Molly Wallace was first over the hurdles in 13:45. Issy Smith was second for W.T.
The Oak Bluffs relay team ran off with the 4x100, followed by West Tisbury, Tisbury, and Edgartown in that order.
Mariah Campbell of West Tisbury nosed out teammate Lucy Norris in the mile. Winning time: 6:56, second 6:58.
The Oak Bluffs girls claimed the winning trophy with 42.5 points to West Tisbury's 39. Edgartown had 3 and Tisbury 2.
Soccer School League
Saturday, Oak Bluffs shut out Edgartown Blue, 3-0. Up-Island blanked Edgartown Red, 1-0. Up-Island leads the league with a 3-1-0 record followed by Oak Bluffs at 2-1-1.
Edgartown Red is also 2-1-1. Edgartown Blue has yet to win: 0-4-0.
In the Boys JV League, Up-Island outscored Oak Bluffs, 4-2 and remains unbeaten at 2-0. Edgartown got by Tisbury, 2-1 and is also 2-0 in the standings. Tisbury and Oak Bluffs have yet to win and are 0-2 thus far.
In the Boys Varsity League the Up-Islanders lead with a 3-1-2 record. Oak Bluffs is 2-3-1, same as the Charter School which tied Up-Island Saturday, 1-1. Up-Island edged O.B., 1-0.
Lisa's ladies qualify
The MVRHS field hockey team saw its 2-1 lead over Falmouth disappear just 26 seconds before the game-ending whistle, but the tie was enough to guarantee the Vineyarders participation in the postseason MIAA tournament with an overall record of 7-3-4, 4-2-2 in the Eastern Athletic Conference.
The Islanders scored both of their goals in the first half.
Abigail Entner put up the first marker assisted by Katie Hines. Hayley Pierce made it 2-0 converting a pass from Kate Cecilio.
Monday the Islanders lost a defensive battle at Arlington, 1-0.
The team's season scoring stats show Kate Cecilio with 10 goals and 7 assists; Hayley Pierce, 4 goals, 10 assists; Abby Entner, 4 goals, 3 assists; Angela DeBettencourt, 6 goals; Katie Hines, 3 goals, 2 assists; Brianna Davies, 5 assists.
Wednesday's game with Seekonk was rained out.
Jayvees whip Pope John
The Vineyard junior varsity football team had its way with Pope John of Hyannis, Friday, 26-0. Touchdowns were by David Andrews (2), Chris Parsons, and a pass from Alec Tattersall to Jason Cournoyer. Coach Hughes lauded the special teams play of Brandon Watkins.
The MVRHS varsity football team improved to 4-3 by defeating Seekonk on the Warriors' turf, Friday, 21-14.
The Islanders took an early lead scoring on their fourth play as Tyler Araujo rumbled 24 yards for a touchdown and Dhonathen Lemos added an extra point.
Seekonk responded with a 12-play march of 55 yards climaxed by a three-yard plunge by Jake Lyman. Colby Sawyer's big toe tied the score at seven.
After recovering a fumble on the Vineyard's 24-yard line, Joe Texeira carried the mail for the Warriors and Sawyer's kick was good. Seekonk 14, Martha's Vineyard 7
The Vineyarders began their next scoring drive on their own 21-yard line. Fourteen plays later, Randall Jette carried into the end zone from 11 yards out. Lemos's kick knotted the score at 14.
Seekonk turned the ball over on the next set of downs, fumbling into the hands of Lamar Moreis. Runs by Moreis, Jette, Josh Baker, and Tyler Araujo led to a two-yard scoring push by Tyler Araujo. Lemos made it 21-14, the final score.
As the first half demonstrated both teams ability to score, the second half belonged to the defenses. Brian Montambault, who has consistently stood out in the Vineyard defense, did more than his share of the tackling.
Saturday's scheduled game at Cape Tech has been cancelled due to illness. Check mvtimes.com for other possible cancelations.
In M.V. Youth Hockey action, The MVYH Mites tamed the Barnstable Wild Mites at the Kennedy Arena, 13-0. Both Joe Serpa and Sean Hagerty had hat tricks. Zack Vukota, Aiden Marrek, and Hunter Meader each added a deuce. Michael Metcalf also scored. Playmakers David Krauthamer and Peter Gillis had multiple assists. Sunday, goalie Joe Kershaw pitched his third straight shutout as M.V. crunched YD at the Arena, 9-0.
Also at the Arena, the MVYH Squirt B team lost to Hetland, 7-3. Tristan Araujo (2) and Josh Fore scored. assisted by J.J. Mendez and Jackson Mahaffey. Zach Fullin was in goal.
At the Butler Rink, Saturday, the MVYH Cape & Islands Junior Highs defeated Barnstable/Morin Jr. Highs, 5-2. M.V. goals were by Mac Sashin, Emily Hammet, Emerson Mahoney, and Nick Kent. Stephen Brown was outstanding on defense.
Friday the M.V. Junior High lost its game with Coyle & Cassidy, 4-6, in a Neponset Valley League encounter.
At the Arena, the MVYH Squirts bowed to Hetland, 3-2.
At the Kennedy in Barnstable, the MV PeeWees lost to Barnstable, 5-1.
The MVYH Mites trounced the YD Mites at the MV Arena, 9-0.
The MVRHS boys soccer team has won six, lost nine and tied one thus far. In the EAC, their record is 3-4-0. Recently they tied Bishop Feehan, 1-1. Leandro Trindade is the league's top scorer with 12 goals and 8 assists. Teammate Felipe Freitas is also among the EAC scoring leaders with 8 goals and 5 assists.
Islanders at Bridgton
Keys to the Bridgton Academy baseball team's 8-0 conference record (and 12-1 overall) are Vineyarders Tad Gold and Nick Billingham, both starters on the Wolverine nine. Gold continues his wonted power hitting and plays in the outfield. Billingham fills the key defensive position of shortstop for the Maine school's team.
Junior Highs tie at D/Y
The junior high eleven tied Dennis-Yarmouth at Yar-mouth, Wednesday, 14-14. The Islanders' first touchdown followed a pass interception by Spencer Schofield. Then, after Tyler Paulson's pass to Sergia Bernier was good for 40 yards, Paulson rushed for the Vineyard's second TD and a two-point conversion, tying the score.
The junior highs were home to Falmouth yesterday, Wednesday.
Reid Yennie of West Tisbury won the USTA 16 and under tournament at the Cedardale Club in Haverhill, October 17 and 18. Yennie, who trains at Vineyard Youth Tennis, was the top seed in the tourney. He had a bye in the first round, then defeated two opponents on Saturday and continued his win streak Sunday in the tournament semi final and final matches.
Reid is now ranked 68th in the New England 16 and under division.
Saturday, November 14, is the Martha's Vineyard Youth Soccer Player Evaluation Day at Veteran's War Memorial Park, Tisbury, for players currently in Under 10 or above.
The highly successful MV United Travel program provides for fun and exciting home and away competition with other teams in the South Coast Soccer League.
Save the date
Pat Parker is heading up a 13.1-mile run around Aquinnah, "the Gay Head Renegade", on Sunday, Nov. 15, beginning at 10:30 am, to be followed by a BYOB Chowdah and Chili party.
Call Patrick for more information and/or directions. 598-901-0850.
EAC cross country meet
The MVRHS boys cross-country team came in second to Bishop Feehan at the Eastern Athletic Conference meet Saturday. The Shamrocks won with 19 points. The Vineyard had 65, then came Coyle & Cassidy with 77, Somerset with 88, and Bishop Stang with 138.
At 80 points, the M.V. girls came in third after Bishop Feehan (15) and Coyle & Cassidy (61), and just ahead of Somerset with (84).
MVRHS Games Canceled
The last two MVRHS boys soccer games of the season have been canceled due to illness. They were scheduled on October 29 and November 3.
Saturday's scheduled MVRHS football game at Cape Tech has been cancelled due to illness.