Vineyard alums face off in Mone Memorial
The 11th annual Ryan Mone Memorial Alumni hockey games were played on Saturday, Dec. 26, at the M.V. Arena.
The ladies game was won by the purple clad alums, 6-3. see photo right for names.
The Men's game winners wore white, 8-4.
The men's game players on Team White were: Micah Deary, Shane Deary, Derek Avakian, Dan Merry, Mike Jackson, Kraig Mundt, Trey Rasmussen, Steven Coito, Jack McGroarty, Steve McCormack, Darren Stobie, Antone Silvia, Alex Avakian, Jon Mone, Packy Coogan, and goalie John Black. Mike Jackson was the player-coach.
Team Purple: Goalie Dan VanLandingham, Gary BenDavid, Tad Gold, Nick Billingham, Nick Townes, Andre Levesque, Willie Levesque, Simon Goldberg, Matthew Flynn, Joe Merry, Geoghan Coogan, Travis Pachico, David Campbell, Andrew Keenan, Jason Schwab, Jeremie Rogers, and goalie Eli Bonnell. Greg Coogan was coach of Team Purple.
Back row: White Coach Andre Bonnell, Sarah Sylvia, Katherine Clark, Melanie Dickson, Jenny Coito, Elise Bonnell, Christina Wiley, Chrissy McCarthy, Meghan Wiley, Catie Coogan, Nell Coogan, and Purple Coach Greg Coogan.
Whaling JVs bag Vineyarders
The Nantucket Junior Varsity boys hockey team paid a visit to the M.V. Arena Monday and sailed off with an 8-4 win later that same day.
The young Whalers scored twice in the first period and three times in each of the second and third frames.
The Vineyarders scored in each period but could not keep up with the other islanders.
After the Whalers had posted two goals in the first period, Nick Dorr, assisted by Shay Hill, put the Vineyard on the board. It was 2-1 after one.
The Islanders put up another mark in the second period, by Kevin Galligan assisted by Huck Burke, and scored twice in the third, Dorr and Burke (penalty shot) doing the honors, but they could not gain ground on Nantucket.
The JV's lost at home to Barnstable 4-1 on Tuesday.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional boys varsity basketball team won its fourth game in five starts, Sunday, in the Cape & Islands Classic tournament at Mashpee, dropping the host Falcons, 69-57.
Randall Jette's 17 points paced a broad-based attack. Steve Handy finished the contest with 13, including four from long distance. All of Handy's points were scored in the first half. Justin Mercier finished with 12 and Lamar Moreis, the game MVP, had nine.
M.V. led 20-15 at the end of the first quarter, but trailed by a point, 24-23 midway in the second. That was the cue for Handy to unleash his 3-point blitz, giving the Islanders a 38-27 advantage at the break.
The third quarter was the Vikings best and they came within three of knotting the count. But M.V. guards Mercier and Moreis took control of the game in the fourth quarter including an unanswered run of eight.
The Islanders full-court press kept Mashpee on its heels.
Next assignment is Saturday at Pembroke. The varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen teams are all on tap.
Then on to Minuteman Tech at Lexington on Wednesday,
Bishop Feehan pays a visit Saturday, Jan. 9. Tip-off is at 2:30 pm.
Lady Hoopsters at Norwell
The MVRHS girls varsity basketball squad entered the Lapels Holiday Tournament at Norwell earlier this week hoping to avenge last year's double overtime loss to the host Clippers. Regrettably, the Vineyarders had trouble finding the net, sinking just 13 of 62 attempts. But the Vineyard's strong defense held Norwell in check and at the end of regulation play the score was tied at 38.
The strong inside play of Norwell's 6' 2" center took command and the Clippers claimed, 48-38. Katie Hines, assigned the onerous task of guarding the tall center, led MV scorers with 10 points. Jillian Sedlier contributed nine and both Alicia Oliviera and Molly Fischer had five.
Shooting woes continued Tuesday as the Islanders took on a chippy Rockland team. The Vineyarders shot only 28 percent from the field but their pressing defense accounted for 23 steals and they finished the game two points up, 38-36.
Freshman Jennie Lindland had eight steals and led M.V. scorers with 11 points. Crystal Miske was limited to seven points but effectively contained Rockland's speedy guards. Molly Fischer added five points, including 3 of 4 late free throws. She also snagged six key rebounds. Senior Captain Katie Hines was named to the all-tournament team, acknowledging her all-around steady play against opposing centers
The high school girls junior varsity basketball team puts its perfect 2-0 record on the line Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Attleboro versus Bishop Feehan.
Their first game was a 56-22 crunching of Wareham at the Vikings cave. Maggie Riseborough led all scorers with 14 points. Kendall Robinson was right behind with 12.
The M.V. girls second win was a one-sided 61-9 decision over Pope John II, 61-7. Madison Hughes led the Island parade with 19 points. Riseborough chipped in 14.
Maureen Hill is the JV coach.
The following was sent to The Times by Brock Callen Sr., Program Director of Sail Martha's Vineyard.
Frostbiters foiled by weather
After starting the frostbiting season with some pretty favorable conditions and some great racing, our luck has seemingly run out - at least weather-wise. The hardcore group including Nevin Sayre, his son Raz, Lorne Lewis, Sail MV Board member Bob Andrews, Sail MV's MVRHS varsity sailing team coach Andrew Burr, Edgartown's Tim Klein, Tristan Lodge and Brock Callen Jr. has pretty much been raring to go. The problem is that when the water temperature falls below 50 degrees F (it's now 38.1 degrees F) and especially when you're sailing nine-foot dinghys, you don't take a whole lot of liberty with good seamanship, common sense, and safety protocols. As Michael Jacobs, Island doctor and nationally respected authority on cold water immersion and hypothermia, would echo, these are real dangers that must be respected. Even though all the sailors wear dry suits and there is a crash boat on the water at all times, Sail MV's policy is that there will be no sailing (or rowing) when the sustained breeze is over 20 knots or when the air temperature is below 20 degrees F. And therein has been the challenge.
The weather just hasn't cooperated. But guess what? It's winter. It's New England. Vineyard Haven Harbor is exposed to the north and the east. And obviously we're dealing with the whimsies of the weather and sea. We apologize to the patrons of the Black Dog Tavern who have enjoyed watching the racing going on each Saturday morning right in front of them while they're enjoying the warmth of the Tavern and a hearty breakfast. But hang in there, we'll be back - hopefully on New Year's Day morning at 0900 hrs. All experienced sailors are welcome. Just call the Sail Martha's Vineyard office at 508-696-7644 and sign up. Sail MV membership is required and there is a small activity fee. It would be cheap at twice the price! Come on down to Town Dock at Owen Park and join in.
The Cape Cod Curling Club will host an open house on Saturday ad Sunday, Jan. 9 and 10, from 2 to 5 pm. Visitors can watch a video about the Olympic sport, watch curlers in action and even give it a try themselves. Persons interested in trying the sport should wear soft-soled sneakers and bring a sweater to wear while on the ice.
The CC Curling Club is located at 37 Highfield in Falmouth, opposite the sports center. Directions and more information are available at www.capecodcurling.org or by calling 508-540-2414.
Vineyard icemen fall in Roy Condon final
The Vineyard boys varsity hockey team finished as runners-up in the Roy Condon Invitational Tournament at North Reading, defeating Avon/Holbrook 6-0 in Monday's opener and losing to Masconomet 3-1 on Tuesday. Nelson Dickson scored the lone tally for M.V.
The Islanders (3-2-0) are home to face off against division one Framingham Saturday night at 7.