A week ago Wednesday, the MVRHS Junior Varsity baseball team defeated Pope John Paul high school, at Hyannis, 17-6. Noah Stobie was the well-supported winning pitcher.
Saturday, the team was home to Somerset, finishing on the bright side of a 10-5 final score. Stuart Hersh collected three hits. David Andrews had two.
Monday, the JVs defeated Mashpee, here, 10-0. Winning pitcher Alec Tattersall and reliever Andrew Williamson combined efforts to shut out the Falcons with a no-hitter.
The Vineyard's loudest blow was a three run, base-clearing triple by Stuart Hersh, which was followed by the longest drive of the game, a solo home run by Alec Tattersall, sailing over the head of Mashpee's left fielder.
The MV varsity team was shut out by Mashpee's Tyler Shute who held the Islanders to five hits, including a single and a triple by Corey Perrotta, Shute struck out nine and drove in a run handing MV its 15th loss of the season against two wins. The Falcons are 10-8.
The Vineyard's second win was a 16-8 whippin' of Cape Cod Academy, at Osterville, last Thursday. Will Stewart went 4 plus innings for the win. At the plate Lamar Moreis had four doubles and Ben Ciciora collected three hits in the Islanders' 14 hit blitz.
The boy's U-13 lacrosse team was off Island Sunday keeping a date with the Lower Cape team. The return ferry ride was pleasant with fresh memories of an 8-2 victory. MV scorers were Austin Chandler (2), Wyman Harrison (2), Robert McLaughlin (2), Jacob King and Greg McCarron.
The girl's U-15 lacrosse team warmly welcomed Lexington to the Island and sent them off with the ringing memory of an 11-3 pasting. Molly Wallace had a hat trick. Aubrey Ashmun added two. Sarah Alexander, Samantha Malais, Lucy Hackney, Alie Keenan, Emma Yuen, Chantal Booker, and Alex Clark also scored. Kella Geddis and Sam Hargy tended the net.
On Sunday the U-15's beat visiting Hanover, 9-4. Emma Yuen led the parade to the net with three goals. Also scoring: Lela Garner, Molly Wallace, Sydney Davies, Isabel Smith, Aubrey Ashmun, and Samantha Maltais.
The U-13 girls shut out Kingston. Both Erin Hill and Belle Dinng scored thrice. Audrey McCarron, Shannon Morris and Sara Poggi each had two goals. K.C. Wallace also scored.
This Sunday the girls host Old Rochester at 12:30 pm.
The U-11 boys were narrowly beaten by Lower Cape, Sunday, 6-5. MV goals were by Jacob Gunderson (3) and Sam Wallace (2). Donald O'Shaunessy, Riley Amaral, Hunter Ponte, Chris Patnaude and Sam Rollins assisted.
The Islanders will seek to avenge the loss when the teams meet again in June's Cape Cod Lacrosse Jamboree.
The U-15 boys lacrosse team bested Lower Cape, 8-3. Kyle Stobie scored three times and Tyler Paulson twice. Also beating the Cape goalie were Bo Hurwitz, Spencer Schofield, and Julio Brito.
EAC Track Meet
At the all Eastern Athletic Conference track meet, Tuesday, the Martha's Vineyard boys team finished fourth with 34 points behind (1) Bishop Feehan, 133; (2) Bishop Stang, 113; (3) Somerset, 51; and ahead of (5) Coyle & Cassidy, 18.
The MV girls finished fifth with 22 points behind (1) Bishop Feehan, 157.5; (2) Coyle & Cassidy, 72; (3) Bishop Stang, 62; and (4) Somerset 43.5.
South Sectional Tourney
Saturday was the second day of play in the MIAA Boys South Sectional Individual Tennis Tournament at Barnstable. The seeding of players held true to form as the remaining Vineyard players bowed out during the course of the day.
In Division IV, Reid Yennie, the second seed, defeated third-seeded Spencer Pinkney of Falmouth, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinal match. In the finals, Yennie bowed to the top seeded Peter Muncy of Duxbury, 6-2, 6-3.
In Division III, Kent Leonard, the third seed, was eliminated in the semifinals by the #2 seed, Tyler Kugler of Cape Cod Academy. Leonard and Kugler had just faced each other on Thursday. Kugler won that match too, part of the CCA sweep.
At doubles, the unseeded team of Win Grimm and Justice Yennie almost pulled off an upset before conceding to the top seeds, Max Cote and Halopian, of Duxbury. The final score: 6-4, 1-6, 7-6. The Island team had a 4-1 lead in set three before Cote and Halopian charged back to tie the score at 5-5. After both teams had held serve they played a tiebreaker that Duxbury won, 7-5.
At Old Rochester the girls doubles team of freshmen Julia Cooper and Annabelle Hackney gave Barnstable's Beynor – Sabbatt duo all they could handle before bowing: 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Monday, the Islanders swept Mashpee, 5-0. Singles players Reid Yennie, Kent Leonard and Justice Yennie all won in straight sets, as did the first doubles team of Kyle Moran and Grant McCarthy.
Coach Fennessey withheld the potent Grimm/Tilton-Heylin duo in favor of freshmen Sean McAndrews and Ryan Sawyer. It was a fairer match, but still a win for the Vineyard, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2.
The high school tennis season draws to a close this week. MV visited Falmouth Wednesday, and Somerset arrives next Monday to close out the season.
The MV girls' tennis team swept Mashpee, 5-0, on the Falcon's courts, Monday.
The U-15 boys team was tied by Mashpee, 5-5. The Vineyard is vying with Nantucket for first place and will meet here at Veterans Park on June 5 at 1:45.
Games at Veterans Park this Saturday are U-11 vs. Fall River at 11 am. U-12 girls vs. Dartmouth at 1:15 pm.
Titans, Spartans beaten
In a repeat match with Pembroke at Pembroke, the MV girls' lacrosse team more than doubled their opponents' score, 11-5. Earning Coach Dripps' highest praise was sophomore goal tender April Hargy who made 10 saves.
Madison Hughes was the high scorer with five goals. Molly Fischer had three goals and an assist. Both Kate Cecilio and Alayna Hutchinson scored and assisted twice. Jennie Lindland also beat the Titan goalie.
Hayley Pierce controlled much of the winning pace and was credited with an assist. Maggie Johnson enjoyed some time out of the net and came up with an assist.
Thursday, the girls tackled undefeated Bishop Stang and produced their best showing of the season.
The Spartans scored first, but Kate Cecilio answered with two goals giving MV the lead. Stang's second score tied the game — briefly. Hayley Pierce's goal was the first of six tallies in a row putting the Vineyard up 8-2 at the half.
Stang used the time to regroup and scored the first three goals of the second half.
After a time out, the Islanders ran off four goals, the first two by Molly Fischer. Stang posted its sixth goal but Jennie Lindland answered, starting a four-goal run and MV commanded a 16-6
The final four minutes saw both teams scoring; Stang added three, Hayley Pierce scored two. Final count: MV 18, Bishop Stang 9. Molly Fischer led with 5 goals and an assist. Hayley Pierce had 4 goals and 2 assists. Madison Hughes had 3/3. Alayna Hutchinson 2/3. Kate Cecilio 2/1, Jennie Lindland 1/2. Niki Alexander also scored and Brianna Davies and Cat Todd both assisted.
Coach Betsy Dripps lauded the effective defensive play of Lonni Phillips, Olivia Gross and Taylor Chisholm. Goalie Maggie Johnson stopped 13 shots on goal.
The Vineyarders remain undefeated in the Maritime League at 9-0 and are 12-3 overall.
The team's last three games are at home: Fairhaven today, Nantucket on Saturday, and Falmouth next Tuesday.
A soft win off Island
The MVRHS softball team defeated Mashpee at Mashpee, Monday, 15-3, behind Caroline Davey's five hit, 3K pitching. Crystal Miske, Katie Hines, Martha Scheffer, and Emily Williston all had three hits. One of Crystal's was a triple.
It was the Vineyard's fifth win of the season against a dozen losses.
Yesterday the girls played winless (0-17) Falmouth.
At the West Tisbury School on Saturday mornings, flocks of Mini Kickers learn some of the skills of soccer and some of the important pleasures of team play. Here, Teagan Myers (right) of Bayern Munich challenges Boca Juniors' Ryan Koster for the ball.
Little League Logistics
Cardinals 6–1; Tigers 4–0; Red Sox 3–4; A's 2–2; Cubs 1–5; Mets 1–5.
Last Thursday the Cards beat the Cubs, 6-3. In Saturday action the Tigers outlasted the Mets, 10-7, The Sox squeezed by the A's, 4-3 and the Cards topped the Cubs, 6-2. Monday the Cards won again, this time at the expense of the Sox, 6-2.
Standings as of Tuesday: Cardinals 6/1; Tigers 4/0; RedSox ¾; A's 2/2; Cubs 1/5; Mets 1/5.
The Orioles lead the Minor league with a record of 5 wins and one loss, just ahead of the Rockies who are 4/1.
The Rays are 3/3 on the season and the Reds and Marlins have won two, lost three. The Twins are winless at 0.5.
Racquets and nets
The MVRH boys' tennis team lost its match with undefeated Cape Cod Academy, Thursday, 7-0. The Seahawks flying out of Osterville lived up to their reputation as the dominant team on the Cape and Islands by winning each match in straight sets.
Wednesday, the Islanders beat Coyle & Cassidey at the Lakeville Tennis Center, 4-1, and claimed the EAC championship with a 7-0 league record.
Reid Yennie won his first singles match, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4. Kent Leonard won easily at second singles, 6-2, 6-1. Kyle Moran lost to C&C's Pate Jameson, 6-1, 6-0.
The Grimm — Yennie twosome reigned, 6-2, 6-4. It took Justin Smith and Ryan Sawyer longer but they prevailed 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Sandy to say farewell
At the conclusion of this academic year, Sandy Mincone will graduate from her position as the regional high school's athletic director. Like most graduates at this time of year, her future employment is unclear, at least to us, but like few graduates she is better than well equipped to handle whatsoever may occur.
Her tenure as A.D. was far too short but long enough for all to recognize that a sure hand has been on the tiller and the high school sports teams and their coaches have had a supportive advocate at court. It was a peculiarly eventful year with the cancellation of the hoary tradition of an inter-Island football game, now scheduled to be resumed this fall. It was the first full year of Vineyard membership in the Eastern Athletic Conference, a league dominated by Roman Catholic parochial schools, as the Mayflower League had been by mostly technical schools.
Sandy's plan is to return to central Massachusetts, an area of the Commonwealth with which she is familiar.
Grateful for her contributions to the high school and its athletic programs, we wish her well.
The boys U-13 soccer team posted two more wins on their unsullied record, first defeating Freetown-Lakeville at Freetown, Thursday, 4-0. Goals were scored by Colin Cameron, Ben Poole, and two by Gabe DeOliviera. Matt Stone was the shut out goalie.
Saturday the boys whitewashed Norton, 5-0. Colin Cameron had the only goal of the first half. Brandon Dwane started the second half with a breakaway goal neatly placed in the right corner. Dwane's second goal and markers by Gordon Moore and Yannick Gonsalves completed the scoring.
The shutout was Stone's third.
The team took its winning record to Sandwich on Saturday and returned in possession of an 8-2 win. Yannick Gonsalves opened the bidding and Lee Fraca followed. Sandwich answered with two of their own. Gordon Moore, Gabe DeOliviera and Gonsalves all scored in the first half. The second half was all Vineyard. Gonsalves finished the game with three. DeOliviera and Brandon Dwane found the back of the net. Final score: 8-2.
The girls' U-14 team defeated Dighton Rehoboth in a South Coast Soccer League game here, Sunday, 3-1, Jess Campbell did all the scoring. The U-14s finished their season unbeaten (but once tied) 7-0-1.
Sandwich visits for a game at Veterans Field, Saturday at 11 am.
Babes at Brewster
The MV Threshers, a Babe Ruth baseball team, ran up 21 runs at Brewster, Sunday, as starting pitcher Andrew Hakala (five innings) and reliever Tim Roberts (two innings) were holding Bewster to five runs. Big hits were provided by Alec Tattersall, Harry West and Michael Montanile. The Islanders are a young team with seven 13-year-old players.
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Nantucket High school lacrosse teams will visit the MVRHS for games this Saturday; the girls' game is at 11:30 am. The boys face off at 1:00 pm.
Over the Hill
The Vineyard FC Masters, the Island's entry in the New England Over-the-Hill League, Division 6 South, demolished visiting Westwood, Sunday at Veteran's Park, 9-0. Garry Metters led the parade to the Westwood net with three goals. Vander "Buick" de Oliveire, Charlie Greene, and Rodolfo Fernandez all scored twice.
The undefeated Vineyarders travel to Mansfield this Sunday.
In junior high interscholastic action, the Oak Bluffs softball team is unbeaten with three wins. Tuesday, they edged Tisbury, 10-8. Tisbury is 2-1, having beaten Edgartown and the Charter school and losing to O.B.
Tisbury's baseball team is 2-0 with wins over Edgartown and Oak Bluffs.