Hornsby threepeats 5K win
Jonevan Hornsby, 33, of Brooklyn, finished the Oak Bluffs Memorial Day 5K road race in 16:14, exactly the same time it took him to win the race last year, which was 27 seconds faster than his winning time in 2008.
In his three consecutive wins, Hornsby has never been seriously challenged. Two years ago his winning margin was a minute and ten seconds. Last year it was 27 seconds. This year he was 58 seconds ahead of runner-up 40-year-old Michael Norton of Falmouth at 17:12.
Four hundred forty-two runners completed the race.
The rest of the top ten runners were all male. (Indeed, the first forty were of the masculine persuasion.) (3) Mark Engerman, 43, Edgartown, 17:34 (4) Jackson Parker, 22, Vineyard Haven, 17:58; (5) Jeremy Alley-Tarter, 13, Oak Bluffs, 18:09; (6) Scott Bosworth, 45, Edgartown, 18:13; (7) Elijah Fossas, 14, Dudley, 18:21; (8) Matthew Zanki, 20, Natick, 18:22; (9) John O'Connell, 45, Norwell, 18:23; (10) Paul Vertefeuille, 46, Tisbury, 18:41.
Other Vineyarders among the sub 20-minute finishers were: (14) Taylor Smith, 18, West Tisbury, (15) Michael Kendall, 18, Vineyard Haven, 19:39; (17) Matt Hyde, 33, Vineyard Haven, 19:46; (17, a tie) Austin Barger, 32, Vineyard Haven, 19:46; (21) Ben Bosworth, 15, Edgartown, 19:54; and (22) Todd Cleland, 40, Oak Bluffs, 19:58.
The leading ladies were (23) Grace Chang, 14, Media, Pa., 20:06 (25) Maureen Larkin, 45, Walpole, 20:29; (32) Jessica Reilly, Cranston, R.I., 21:00 (33) Katherine Forbes, Hingham, 21:01; (36) Dara Kelley, 39, Brookline, 21:23; (40, Erin Keenan, 33, Clinton, 21:29; (48) Jennifer Mimnaugh, 43, Doylestown, Pa., 21:48; (52) Kristin Desautelle, 42, Darien, Conn., 22:01; (67) Rachelle Hunt, 37, Salem, 22:43: (69), Kristin Simonsen, 35, Westport, Conn., 22:49.
Four hundred forty-two runners completed the 5K race.
Ninety persons chose to walk the scenic course on a beautiful sunny morning. It was hardly a Sunday stroll for Jill Zamarro of Oak Bluffs who hoofed it in 33:30, faster than fifty of the runners.
Michael Coulter, 20, of Edgartown wasn't far behind finishing in 34:06. Then came (3) Don Barger, 67, of Vineyard Haven in 38:54; (4) Meghan Cilley, 35, of Northbridge, in 39:06, and Danielle Bailey, 37, of Edgartown, in 39:12.
The Fun Run Mile
Seventy-one runners completed the one-mile fun race led by 9-year-old Ian Cipollaro of Fairfield, Conn., who finished in 6:39, followed one second later by 10-year-old L.J. Lavalette of South Glastonbury, Conn.
The rest of the top ten were (3) Joe Shulman, 12, Dover, 6:44; (4) Rafael Kinsella, 12, Roslindale, 6:57; (5) Ryan Dombrows, 12, Martsons Mills, 7:03; (6) Aaron Wood, 10, Amston, Conn., 7:04; (7) Caroline Veale, 11, Dartmouth, 7:16; (8) Allison Schulman, 9. Dover, 7:16; (9) Ryan O'Melia, 8, Independence, N.J., 7:23; (10) Jake Lavalette, 9, South Glastonbury, Conn., 7:39.
Lacrosse teams advance
The MVRHS lacrosse teams won their games Tuesday and advance in the MIAA post-season tournaments.
The Vineyard boys, seeded 10th in Division 3, were mismatched with TriCounty in a preliminary round game and ran off with a 20-1 win, earning them a trip to Arlington Catholic, the seventh seed, today,
The 6th seeded MV girls outscored 11th seeded Ashland, 14-10. Molly Fischer found the back of the net first. But Ashland scored three goals in two minutes and took a 3-1 lead.
Coach Betsy Dripps called a time out to huddle with her players. Whatever she told them worked, stopped the bleeding, and goals by Madison Hughes, Hayley Pierce, Hughes again, Brianna Davies and Pierce again put the Islanders up 6-4 at the half. They would keep the lead outscoring Ashland 8-6 in the second half to win the game, 14-10.
Coach Dripps lauded the defensive play of Brianna Davies, Niki Alexander, and Angela DeBettencourt.
The game had been played under low clouds. When the horn sounded signaling game's end, the threatened rains came making the field slippery for the boys' game that followed.
Next opponent for the girls is the winner of the Scituate versus Archbishop Williams's game, probably Scituate the third seed. Archbishop Williams is seeded 14th.
U-13s win the gold
The Under-13 boys' soccer team collared the league championship at the Cape Cod Challenge at Sandwich last weekend. The Vineyarders' first opponent, Saturday, was the Glastonbury Gladiators, which they defeated, 4-1, on goals by Yannick Gonsalves (2), Gabe DeOliveira, and Chase Silvia. Then they defeated America FC Revolution of Quincy. Scorers were Gonsalves (2), DeOliveira, Brandon Dwane, and Alex GordonBeck,
Sunday's game with the South Shore Stingrays was a real test. Only one goal was scored and that by Gonsalves who headed the ball into the net off a corner kick by Ben Poole.
Matt Stone preserved the win with a jumping punch out of a corner kick late in the game.
Monday's game, again with the Stingrays, was even more challenging. The Rays scored early on a penalty kick for a hand-ball infraction. That would be it until late in the second half. With less than a minute to go, Coach Aranzabe pulled goalie Matt Stone in favor of another body on a corner kick. With seconds ticking away and players scrambling in front of the Rays net, GordonBeck fired a rocket into the corner tying the game.
Sudden death overtime produced nothing. MV United won on penalty kicks. Coach Matt Poole named keeper Matt Stone the game's MVP.
Last Sunday the U15 boys team defeated Falmouth, 9-1. They take on Nantucket this Sunday at Veterans park at 1:45 pm. Both teams are undefeated. Should be a donnybrook.
The West Tisbury girls' softball team claimed the junior high Interscholastic championship title by defeating Oak Bluffs in the semifinal game, 12-7, and shutting out Edgartown in the finals, 4-0, behind pitcher Molly Houghton.
West Tisbury and Tisbury faced off in the baseball finals at 4:00 pm yesterday.
Four Tisbury school teachers, Jane Taylor, Melissa Ogden, Joan Creato, and Hope Fecitt ran the Run to Remember Half-Marathon in Boston, Sunday, honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
End of the trail
The Division 4 Eastern Massachusetts Track & Field Finals were held at Seekonk Saturday
Maggie Riseborough finished fifth in the girls' shot put. Conor Estes did as well in the 400m low hurdles,
Marcus Hopkins was sixth in the 200m
The 4x100 relay team, Jacob Lawrence, Norberto de Assis, Marcus Hopkins, and Randall Jette finished seventh. Maddy Penicaud was 8th in the long jump and the 400m low hurdles.
The MVRHS softball team closed out its season Friday losing to Bishop Stang, 9-2, despite pitcher Martha Scheffer's efforts, allowing just two earned runs and going 3-for-3 at the plate. The team finished with a 7-13 record.
The varsity baseball team ended a disappointing season with two wins and 17 losses. The Junior varsity lost their final game of the season to Plymouth South, here, 3-2, just missing their chance to finish the year above .500. They won nine, lost 10, and tied one.
The Women's Softball League begins play on Tuesday, June 15, with three games (6 and 7:30 pm) at Veterans' Park and another at the West Tisbury School. Single games will also be played at 6:00 pm Thursdays, one at each venue.
A new team has been added to the league, the MVCS Connect Phoenix, a team organized at MV Community Services. Golden oldies return: Long & Meehan Snaps, Summer Shades Shady Ladies, Wharf Pub Honeys, Mocha Mott Creamers, Dairy Queen Swingers, McDonald Rugs Rug Sox, and Island Entertainment Late Fees.
League Commissioner Veronika Van de Geer is helped this year by co-commissioner, Jen Ingraham.
U-10 Baseball at Falmouth
The Vineyard Little League sent an Under-10 team to play in the Falmouth Memorial Day tournament last weekend.
The Islanders first game was with host team, Falmouth.
The Clippers started fast, jumping off to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. The Vineyarders responded in the third, tying the score. The big blow was a bases-loaded triple by MV pitcher Mitchell Chaves.
MV took the lead, 7-5, in the top of the fourth, then added three more in the fifth.
Jack Slayton relieved Chaves on the mound in the fifth and was touched for one run. Final: MV 12, Falmouth 6
After giving up four hits in the first inning, MV pitchers allowed just one more hit.
Saturday MV lost to Barnstable 14-4 and to Bourne, 3-2.
Sunday's game with South Plymouth was a dilly. Neither team scored in the first, both scored five in the second and another in the third: 6-6.
No one crossed the plate in the fourth, thanks to a nifty 1-3-5 Vineyard double play.
In the fifth, Mitchell Chaves and Jack Slayton hit back-to-back triples and MV took a 9-6 lead. Plymouth got one back in their half of the fifth and scored three more in the sixth to claim, 10-9.
Chaves went 7 for 12 on the weekend including 3 triples, 2 doubles, and 9 RBI; Slayton was 5 for 10 with a double, a triple and six stolen bases.
Catcher Jacob Gunderson earned his coach's praise for his work behind the plate.
MV All Stars
The Eastern Athletic Conference tennis coaches have chosen players to be honored as league All-Stars including four Vineyarders.
Reid Yennie, a junior was chosen second in singles play. Kent Leonard, a freshman, was chosen third in singles. Winfield Grimm, a senior, and Justice Yennie, a freshman, were chosen at first doubles.
Three Somerset players and three Bishop Feehan players were named, as well as one from Coyle & Cassidy.
In league play, MV was unbeaten at 8-0, Somerset was 5-3, Coyle & Cassidy 4-4, Bp. Feehan 3-5, Bp. Stang 0-8.
Frostbiters retire their long johns
The final Frostbiters' races were sailed Thursday on a modified windward leeward course in a Force 3 breeze out of the southeast, which shifted to the southwest. At stake was the prestigious Buddha Trophy and the winner, with 17 points, was Jared Hammond.
Andrew Burr and Conor Lodge tied for second with 26.
Both had the same number of firsts, seconds, thirds, fourths and each had a seventh, i.e. last. The rules prescribe the order of finish in the final race as the tie-breaker which gave the nod to Burr, who was first in the final to Conor's second.
Dylan O'Brien finished fourth with 35. The rest of the seven-boat fleet were all within four points of O'Brien.
Curtis Fournier and Jack Sierpatowski combined to shut down the Rays, allowing just one hit and fanning 10.
The Reds edged the Marlins, 8-7. Cris Vought was 3 for 4.
The Twins posted their second win, dropping the Orioles, 11-10. Benny Binder and James Kelliher were 3-for-4 for the Twins. Jack Murray and Hollis Kelly did the same for the O's.
In a majors game Tuesday, the Cards squeaked by the Tigers in the ninth inning on a walk-off single by Emily Turney driving in Jonas Lukowitz with the winning run. Relief pitcher Nick Vukota earned the win by shutting out the Bengals in the last four innings.
Little League logistics
Majors G W L RF RA
Tigers 7 7 0 62 27
Cards 9 6 3 61 45
A's 8 5 3 36 23
Red Sox 9 2 7 32 78
Cubs 10 1 9 32 73
Minors G W L RF RA
Rockies 9 9 0 91 63
Orioles 9 6 3 68 56
Rays 9 4 5 58 44
Reds 9 4 5 75 92
Marlins 9 4 5 62 68
Twins 9 2 7 73 104
The MVRHS tennis teams begin play in the MIAA division three south sectionals tomorrow. The boys claimed the 4th seed and will host #13 Cohasset at 3 pm, while the 13th seeded girls travel to Dedham to take on #4 Ursuline Academy.