Vineyarders topple Titans
The Vineyard varsity football squad rebounded from a tough loss to Lynn Classical with a 21-3 victory over Pembroke, Friday night at Dan McCarthy Field.
Ryan Rossi completed 6 of 13 passes, including a 30-yard touchdown strike to John Swan in the first quarter.
Alan Fortes answered a 21-yard Titan field goal with a one-yard run to put the Purple up 14-3 at the break.
Matt Lucier closed out the scoring with a four-yard run in the fourth quarter to give the home side 208 yards rushing on the night.
Defensively, Jimmy Bishop was the standout, with 7 tackles. Tristan Atwood and Dan Amabile also had strong games for the Vineyarders who closed out a three-game homestand, improving to 2-1 overall.
MV hits the road for the first time this season at Division 2 Nauset, tomorrow night. The JV game is at 3 pm and the Varsity contest kicks off at 6.
October 14, the squad returns for Homecoming against the Middleboro Sachems at 6 pm. The JV plays at 3.
MVRHS JV football head coach Ryan Ruley returned from police security duty in New Orleans just in time to see his charges clobber visiting Pembroke, 37-6, Friday.
The Islanders dominated in every phase of the game, including quarterback sacks. Josh Paulson scored three times for the Vineyard. The lone Pembroke score was set up by a Vineyard fumble covered by Pembroke on the MV 3-yard line.
The Vineyard boys scocer team tied Methuen, 1-1, at Dan McCarthy Field, Saturday. The visitors went one up late in the first half on an indirect free kick. Ten minutes into the second half, Davey Campbell scored the evener on a direct kick over the head of the Methuen goalie.
The purple punters had the advnatage in the second half with more shots on goal. Earning kudos from Coach Hammond were Goalie Nica Cuba, Ben Post, and Will Rogers. With a record of 5-2-1, MV was home to New Bedford yesterday and hosts Seekonk tomorrow and Nauset Monday.
Saturday's alumni game is not with the varisty as we said, but with other alums. Rain date is Sunday.
North Quincy's Caitlin McCleary kept the MVRHS girls soccer team winless scoring twice after Katherine Clark, assisted by Rachel Schubert, had given the home team a 1-0 lead 28 minutes into the first half. The MV girls are 0-7-1.
After trouncing Chatham, 8-0, on three goals by Nina Butler, two by Jane Alexander, and singles by Kathryn DeBettencourt, Katie Keppler, and Phebe Bates, the MVRHS field hockey team posted its fifth win of the year Friday, downing visiting Apponequet, 2-0, on a first half goal by Katie Keppler, assisted by Kathryn DeBettencourt and Meghan Rose, and another in the second half by Nina Butler, assisted by Ashley Rebello.
Monday, the Islanders edged D-Y here, 1-0. Phebe Bates found the back of the net midway in the first half, Ashley Rebello assisting
The shut-outs were goalie Melanie Dickson's third and fourth of the season and raised the team's record to 6-3.
The bounding main
The Frost Biters and Winter Guys (FB&WG) were back at business racing in the inner harbor at Vineyard Haven, Sunday, for the first time using the 5-4-1-0 starting sequence of flags rigged by Phil Hale at the MV Shipyard,
Woody Bowman finished the course first in the catboat Julia Lee, followed by (2) Phil Hale in Mischief, (3) and Geoff Gibson in Latonka. Dan Culkin's Magic Time retired at Green Can 23A when the wind died.
The race course had been set by principal race officer Michael Jacobs and Vice Commodore Harry Duane. Scoring was by Melissa Molloy.
FB&WG racing continues tonight at 5 pm, and Sunday at 1 pm. For more information, call Michael Jacobs at 713-249-1689.
A deuce for Natasha
The Ithaca College field hockey team won their first game of the season at Scranton, Wednesday, 3-2, thanks to senior Natasha Snowden of Vineyard Haven who scored the first two goals for the Bomber whose record is now 1-5.
Todd Hollister of Edgartown aced the 166-yard seventh hole at Mink Meadows, Sunday. It was his first hole-in-one and was witnessed by Rusty Hitchings, Mark Yale, and Steve Mussell. Congratulations.
The MV Horse Council held its annual Fall Fuzzy Horse Show last Saturday at the MV Agricultural Society grounds in West Tisbury. Seventy riders and 50 horses made it one of the most successful days for the junior horse council. Winners in the several categories were:
Lead line equitation: Siobhan Moloney, Evelyn Higgins, Sidney Jasny, Ava Stearns, Isabella Thorpe, and Tom Irwin all tied for first.
Lead line Suitability: also tied were The Reason Why, Celeste, Chaucer, Yodi, Parsley, and Leroy.
Walk, trot equitation: (1) Madeline Webster, (2) Haven Huck (3) Micheli Lynn (4) Olivia Jacobs (5) Ellie O'Callahan (6) Caroline Herman, and Aidan Huntington.
Walk trot pleasure: (1) Celeste (2) Honey (3) Hanna (4) Farnley Highly Likely (5) Cookie (6) Al Maryya (7) Snickers
Champion: Madeline Webster; Reserve Olivia Jacobs
Walk trot canter equitation: (1) Molly Wallace (2) Olivia Smith (3) Bella Bennett (4) Kylee Willoughby (5) Alex Clark (6) Caroline King
Walk trot canter pleasure: (1) Chaucer (2) Honey (3) Celeste (4) Snickers (5) Rio Grande (6) Charming Charley
Champion: Molly Wallace; Reserve: Kylee Willoughby.
Miniature horse in hand: (1) Tatiana (2) Ashly Acres Feathers Blue Ravanchee (3) Alpha Acres Diva (4) Kresslys Duchess (5) Little Feet Farms Leroy Toy Tonka (6) Alliance Outside Chance.
Short stirrup equitation flat: (1) Devon Webster (2) Lucy Hackney (3) Clara Maynard (4) Andrew Randall (5) Olivia Hoden (6) Eva Balboni.
Short stirrup hunter flat: (1) Take A Chance (2) Spotlight (3) Blazing Saffire (4) Country Fiddler (5) Farnley Highly Likely (6) Satin Doll.
Short stirrup hunter over fences: (1) Remington (2) Loccum (3) Tom Thumb (4) Satin Doll (5) Jiminy Cricket (6) Angie.
Short stirrup equitation O/F: (1) Kelsey Lynch (2) Eva Balboni (3) Annabelle Hackney (4) Lucy Hackney (5) Devon Webster (6) Olivia Hoden.
Short stirrup hunter champion: Lucy Hackney; Reserve: Devon Webster.
Equitation champion: Devon Webster; Reserve: Kelsey Lynch.
Hunter pony U/S: (1) Parsley (2) Woodlands Simply Marvelous (3) Honey (4) Hamster (5) Rain Check (6) Country Fiddler.
Hunter pony over fences: (1) Parsley (2) Snickers (3) Hamster (4) Farnley Highly Likely (5) Remington (6) Woodlands Simply Marvelous.
Champion: Parsley; Reserve: Woodlands Simply Marvelous.
Hunter horse under saddle: (1) Pride N Joy (2) Ginger (3) Tiger Lily (4) Cruise Control (5) Screamer (6) Champagne Taste.
Hunter horse over fences: (1) Champagne Taste (2) Screamer (3) Tiger Lily (4) Paddington Bear (5) Ginger (6) Tinker With Me.
Champion: Champagne Taste; Reserve: Ginger.
Training jumper: (1) Spook Me (2) Paddington Bear (3) Maggie
Pleasure pony championship: (1) Parsley (2) Honey (3) Woodlands Simply Marvelous (4) Loccum (5) Snickers (6) Farnley Highly Likely.
Pleasure horse championship: (1) Kaleidoscope (2) Ginger (3) Pride N Joy (4) Screamer (5) Cruise Control (6) Guinness Stout.
Adult walk trot canter equititation: (1) Dorothy Whiting (2) Susannah Sturgis (3) Jeanne Barron (4) Stephanie Dreyer.
Adult walk trot canter pleasure: (1) Kaleidoscope (2) Hartlands All For The Best (3) Screamer
Champion: Dorothy Whiting; Reserve: Susannah Sturgis.
Pony cooler class: (1) Honey (2) Woodlands Simply Marvelous (3) Snicker (4) Take A Chance (5) Tom Thumb (6) Blazing Saffire.
Horse cooler class: (1) Champagne Taste (2) Kaleidoscope (3) Pride N Joy (4) Screamer (5) Tiger Lily (6) Hartlands All for The Best.
The second half of the horse show was all games, enjoyed by everyone. The day ended with the costume competition. Winner with the scariest costume was Mia Arenburg as Cruella Deville riding Dalmation. The funniest costume prize went to Jessica Kelleher and Hannah Elias dressed as 80s rock stars.
Phoebe Hersh and Anna Sylvia won for the best Vineyard theme with Catch of the Day. The three musketeers were declared most original.