Stang storms ashore
Bishop Stang high school brought its boys and girls track teams to the Island to enjoy a romp at the Vineyard oval, Tuesday, and left with two convincing victories. The Spartan boys won 96-41, finishing first in 13 of the 16 events. MV took the high jump as Jacob Lawrence cleared 5’4”. and Mike Kendall won the 800m in 2:10.9. MV also won the 4x100 relay.
Devin Balboni and Micah Agnoli took place and show in the shot and discus. William Nevin and Mike Schroeder were second and third in the mile. Cooper Chapman and Taylor Smith were 2-3 at two miles. DeBettencourt and Andres Sylva were 2-3 with the javelin. Marcus Hopkins and Norberto De Assis were second and third at 200m.
In the girls’ meet Maggie Riseborough won the shot with a 30’4” heave. Sidra Dumont was third. Maggie’s toss qualified her for the state’s. Sidra won the discus at 84’8” and Riseborough was third.
Maddy Penicaud leapt 4’6”, second best in the high jump and finished second in the low hurdles and the 200m.
Shivonne Schofield was second at 2 miles, Maggie Lindland and Jessica Willoughby were 2-3 in the 100m dash. Lindland and Mia Benedetto did as well in the triple jump.
Megan Dreyer won the mile with a state qualifying time of 5:44.
The Islanders 4x100 relay team won at 60.3.
The Bishop Stang girls won 11 of the 16 events.
On Monday, April 26, Bishop Feehan, the perennial EAC track and field champions, comes to call.
One up, one down
Last week the M.V. girls lacrosse team matched its strength against two challenging opponents. Norwell, the 2009 state champions, entertained the Islanders and treated them to a 16-5 whippin’.
Maddie Hughes gave the Vineyarders the game’s first goal but the Clippers responded with a half-dozen to lead at the break, 6-1. In the second half, both Molly Fischer and Hayley Pierce found the net twice, but Norwell added ten more to its total to claim, 16-5.
Coach Betsy Dripps had special praise for MV goal tender Maggie Johnson who blocked a dozen hard shots on goal.
The Islanders will play Norwell again, here, May 2.
Saturday the girls took on the Division One Falmouth Clippers on the mainland and prevailed, 10-5.
(The Sunday Boston Globe reported that the Falmouth girls won, 10-3. They didn’t.)
Molly Fischer started the scoring by posting two goals off passes from Hayley Pierce. Hayley scored the Vineyard’s third goal, assisted by Molly.
The Vineyard zone defense worked effectively led by seniors Lonnie Phillips, Olivia Gross and Brianna Davies.
Falmouth scored its first goal 13 minutes into the contest but freshman Alayna Huteninson responded immediately feeding Kate Cecilio in front of the net. Falmouth scored again at 8:27. Again, the Islanders answered quickly as Hayley Pierce snagged the ball off a draw and took it post haste, scoring on a free position after being fouled. Alayana Huteninson found Molly Fischer who scored on a left handed shot.
Falmouth scored its third goal of the first half with seconds remaining. At the break it was 6-3.
The Clippers would score twice in the second half as the Islanders were adding four more to their side of the ledger. Hayley Pierce made it a hat trick early in the frame followed by Maddie Hughes, Cat Todd, and Molly Fischer (her fourth).
Bourne visited Tuesday and gave the Islanders as much as they could handle but MV outlasted the ladies of the Canal, 12-9. First half MV goals were by Fischer (3), Hughes, Cecilio, Pierce, Huteninson.
In the second half Maddie Hughes was all but unstoppable, scoring four more times and powering the Islanders to a 12-9 victory, the team’s fifth of six on the season. MV is 5-0 in the Maritime League.
The Vineyard junior varsity had its way with Bourne, 15-5. Alex Mark scored five times. Jennie Lindland scored 3. Hannah Moore and Ambika Datta each had two. Jenny Hart, Ana Irwin, and Taylor Poggi also scored. Like the varsity the jayvees are 5-1 on the year, 5-0 in the league.
Baseball team finds column
The MVRHS varsity baseball team lost its fifth game in a row to Bishop Stang, Saturday, on the high school’s handsome “field of dreams,”16-5, then posted its first win of the season against the Cape Cod Academy Seahawks, 8-1, on Monday.
Ben Ciciora started on the mound, Saturday, giving up seven runs, fanning five and walking three.
Cody Coutinho was 2 for 3 with a single and a double.
Chris Morris drove in two runs.
Last Thursday, Somerset edged the Islanders, 3-2. MV pitcher Will Stewart scattered eight hits over five innings and took the loss.
Del Araujo was 2 for 3 with a double and a single.
After losing their first five games, the Vineyarders earned their first win of the season, Monday, drubbing a young Cape Cod Academy team here, 8-1. MV’s big inning was the fourth when they crossed the plate four times.
Anthony Piland went three for three at the plate including two doubles. Ryan Fisher started on the mound, went four plus innings of shutout ball and was credited with the win. Evan Sosa relieved and was touched for just one hit and one run in three innings.
Coyle and Cassidy visits this Saturday for an 11 am start.
Heat eclipses Suns
The Heat went one up in the RCBL playoff championship round by edging the Suns, 80-74, Monday at the B&G Club.
Neither team looked especially impressive in the first quarter, which ended with the teams tied at 19. Brant Silvia had something like a hot hand in the second quarter helping the Heat to a 46-39 advantage at the half. Sterling Bishop warmed to the task in the third quarter and the Suns came within one, 60-61, to begin the final frame.
It would prove to be a back and forth period with the lead changing hands until the final two minutes when the Heat edged ahead, taking advantage of the Suns “stop the clock” fouls to win, 80-74.
The teams go at it again Monday, April 26.
The MVRHS boys tennis team won its third match of the season, sweeping Bishop Stang here, Saturday, 5-0.
The Islanders won all five matches in straight sets.
At first singles, Reid Yennie won in a walk, 6-0, 6-0. Kent Leonard won at second, 6-1, 6-2. Justice Yennie, a freshman playing his first singles match, took a set to settle first match jitters, but then it was no contest.
At first doubles, Win Grimm and Jock Cooperrider dominated, 6-0, 6-0.
Kyle Moran and Thomas Tilton-Heylin were close behind, winning 6-3, 6-0.
Thursday the Islanders surprised last year’s EAC champions, Somerset, and handed the Raiders their first loss of the year on their courts, 4-1. They had been 4-0. Reid Yennie and Kent Leonard won at first and second singles by the same 6-3, 6-3 count. Grimm-Cooperrider took first doubles, 7-5, 6-0. Grant McCarthy and Justice Yennie claimed second doubles, 6-3, 6-1.
Kyle Moran lost at third singles in the only match that went to three sets.
Monday, the team lost to visiting power house Cape Cod Academy, last year’s Division 3 state champs, 4-1. The Vineyard’s win was at first doubles where the Grimm-Cooperrider duo won convincingly, 6-2, 7-5.
Kyle Moran and Thomas Tilton-Heylin came close, losing the third set tie breaker, 7-5.
Freshman Kent Leonard pushed his CCA opponent in a two-hour struggle before conceding, 7-5, 6-4. The Yennie’s, Reid at first singles, Justice at third, were overmatched, 6-0, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-0.
It was Cape Cod Academy’s fifth win without a loss.
The Vineyarders face stiff competition with Coyle & Cassidy on Saturday, Bishop Feehan on Monday. Both matches start at 11 am.
The MVRHS junior varsity boys tennis team hosted Pope John Paul II school of Hyannis, and treated the visitors to a 5-0 shellacking.
Grant Meachem topped Michael Chan, 6-3, 7-5.
Justin Smith won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Harrison Rodrigues won in three, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
Both doubles teams, Dylan McCarthy and Ryan Sawyer; Sean McAndrews and Sterling Meachem, won easily, each at 6-1, 6-1.
Grant Meachem, at first singles, was the only JV player with prior competitive experience.
The Boys Youth Lacrosse U13 team defeated Sandwich, Sunday, at the Oak Bluffs school, 6-2 on two goals by Greg McCarron and singles by Jack Garrrett, Wyman Harrison, Wyatt Jenkinson, and Henry Wallace. Eli Laiken was effective in goal.
The U11 team lost to Sandwich, 12-5. Scoring for the Vineyard were Jacob Gundersen (2), Donald O’Shaughnessy, Sam Rollins, and Jackson Mahaffey. Assists were credited to Gundersen and Mahaffey (2).
The team’s coaches were pleased with their efforts against a strong opponent.
The U15 team gave visiting Sandwich all it could handle before bowing, 10-7. Tyler Paulson scored the game’s first goal, then scored three more times as the teams swapped points . Kyle Stobie (2) and Mike Morris also scored.
Girls win too
Not to be outdone, the MVRHS young girls tennis team topped Bishop Stang at North Dartmouth, losing only the second doubles match, and that narrowly.
Sophomore Alyssa Adler won at first singles, 7-6, 6-4. Freshman Annie Burton did as well at second singles, 6-3, 6-7, 6-1. Dylan Brockmeyer, another freshman, outlasted her Spartan opponent, 7-6, 4-6, 10-5.
Annabelle Hackney and Julia Cooper, two frosh, won in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6, at first doubles.
ichaella Gaines and Celia Mercier, a freshman-sophomore combo, lost their doubles match, 4-6, 3-6.
The team is 2-1 on the season.
The girls faced D/Y here on Wednesday, Sandwich today, Thursday.
The MV United Girls Under 14 travel soccer team shutout Oceana, Saturday, 4-0. Scoring was by Jessica Campbell (2), Annie Ollen and Mariah Duarte. Defensive standouts were sweeper Mariah Campbell amd goalie Isabelle Wadleigh.
Saturday the girls will take on Taunton at Veterans Park at 12 Noon.
The U18 boys team began their campaign for a third consecutive invitation to the State Championshi[ps by defeating Dartmouth, 2-0 at Veterans Park. Goals were by John Marcal and John Oliveira. Rafael Maciel was the shutout goalie.
The U18s next games are at Dartmouth and Sandwich.
A soft split
The MVRHS softball team split its double header with Algonquin, here, Saturday, losing the first game, 9-3 and winning the second, 13-7. Martha Scheffer homered in both games. She pitched in the second. Katie Hines hit safely four times in the nightcap. Also with multiple hits were Molly Ciciora (3) and Alicia Oliviera (2, including a bases loaded triple.)
Boys Youth Lacrosse
The Under 11 Boys Youth Lacrosse team lost its first game to Sandwich, 12-5. Vineyard goals were by Jacob Gunderson (2), Donald O’Shaughnessy, Sam Rollins, and Jackson Mahaffey.
Coaches were pleased with the team’s first showing against a strong opponent.
The U13 team defeated the Sandwich U13s, 6-2 on goals by Greg McCarron (2), Jack Garrett, Wyman Harrison, Wyatt Jenkinson, and Henry Wallace. Eli Laiken was strong in goal.
The U15 boys lost its opener to Sandwich, 10-7, Tyler Paulson scored four times. Kyle Stobie had two goals and an assist. Mike Morris also scored.
Formerly among the top five tennis players in the world, Jimmy Arias will return to the Vineyard for an exhibition at Vineyard Youth Tennis on Sunday, May 2nd at 1 pm. He will play a singles match with VYT head pro Michael Halisky.
Have ball, will travel
The MV United Girls Under 14 team won its second game of the early season without a loss, shutting out Oceana, Saturday, 4-0. Jessica Campbell scored twice. Annie Ollen and Mariah Duarte also found the back of the net. Sweeper Mariah Campbell led the effective defense. Goalie Isabelle Wadleigh stopped a penalty kick to preserve the whitewash.
This Saturday the U14s will go for their third win against Taunton at Veterans Park, Tisbury.
The MV United U18 boys team began its 2010 campaign for a third consecutive invitation to the State Championships by besting Dartmouth, 2-0, before an enthusiastic crowd at Veterans Park. John Marcal scored the Islanders first goal in the first half. Jon Oliveira volleyed the second goal off a perfect cross from Marcal.
Goalie Rafael Maciel earned his first shoutout of the new season.
The U18 boys next two games are away at Dartmouth and Sandwich.
The boys lacrosse varsity was overpowered by Westford Academy at Westford, Saturday, 17-8. Erik Dolliver scored four times and assisted twice. Brooks Billingham, Chris Costello, Shane Schofield and Louis Walsh also scored. Goalie Nelson Dickson faced 28 shots on goal and made 11 saves.
The boys took their 3-1 record to Bourne, Tuesday, and came away at 4-1 after trouncing the Canalmen, 13-5. First half goals were by Erik Dolliver (4), Chris Costello (3), Max Conley (2) giving MV a 9-3 lead at the half, Dolliver and Conley added two apiece in the second half as the Islanders walked off with a 13-3 win.
Goalie Nelson Dickson stopped 14 shots on goal.