King John Swan and Queen Megan Honey were hailed and crowned at Friday's homecoming football game. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Sachems rule at homecoming
The Middleboro Sachems scored two touchdowns in the first half, Friday, and held the Vineyard scoreless to claim a 14-0 win.
The first touchdown was a 50-yard return of an intercepted pass by Nick St.Germain. Delvin Bailey carried for two extra points. The second Middleboro score was a short plunge by fullback Ryan Muirhead after a 60-yard pass play.
Middleboro's Ryan Muirhead proved to be a durable runner who bulled his way for extra yardage.
This Friday MV takes on Blue Hills in its first Mayflower League contest. Last week Blue Hills shut out Nantucket, 14-0. Last year the Warriors topped MV, 22-6, on their way to the super bowl.
MV JVs win
The unbeaten MV junior varsity (3-0) won its game at Middleboro, Monday, 20-0. The game was scoreless until the final quarter when a Ben Rossi to Josh Paulson pass was good for 55 yards and six points. On the next possession Rossi found Paulson again for another TD. The final score was by Cooper Johnson on a three-yard plunge. Paulson also scored a PAT deuce.
The MV girls jumped to an early lead and were never challenged by the Aggies.
Both of the MVRHS cross-country teams ran away from the visiting Norfolk Aggie teams on Saturday, winning their meets with perfect scores of 15.
It was the boys' fourth shut-out in a row and the girls' third. (Diman Voke had no girls team.)
The first ten girls to reach the finish line in the rain were Islanders, led by Allison Flanders in 20:22. Then in order came (2) Hilary Dreyer, (3) Sagitta Woodman, (4) Cassaundra Gaines, (5) Sarah Flanders, (6) Kim Carlomagno, (7) Alida Dean, (8) Liz Reid, (9) Nicole Perry, and (10) Laura Jernegan.
Edison Parzanese paced the boys covering the course in 17:29, followed by (2) Jackson Parker, (3) Lucas Emin, (4) Ry Yennie, (5) Mason Fischer, (6) Evan Kendall, (7) Kris Mistler of Norfolk, (8) Connor Rasmusson, (9) Logan Russell, and (10) Robbie Osmers.
Wayman Harrison works out on the rings.
The 12th Sandcastle
At the Island Gymnastics Training 12th annual Sandcastle meet last weekend, the level 5 MV boys team took the team honors, nosing out the boys of In-Flight Gymnastics Center of North Haven, Conn., 104.25 to 103.50.
IFG's Paris Magee was first all around with 53.05. Spencer Booker, 11, of Aquinnah was 2nd at 52.6 Third was Wayman Harrison with 50.9. Fifth was Matt Stone, 8, with 49.1.
At level 4, the In-Flight boys won, 152.5 to 141.75. Charlie Morano, 8, of Edgartown led the Islanders and was 2nd all around. Zach Stevenson, 8, and Ben Booker, 7, were 5th and 6th.
Thirty-seven Vineyard girls competed with In-Flight girls and girls of Gymnastics N' More of Woburn.
The Woburn teams finished first at levels 4, 5, and 6.
Individually, Sarah Alexander, 9, of West Tisbury had the best level four all-around score of 33.1. Emma Caron, 7, of Oak Bluffs was 7th. Eighth was Hadley Chapman, 7, of West Tisbury.
Emma Caron, 7, picks her way along the balance beam. She was third in the vault at level 4.
At level five, Macayah Goodell, 9, of West Tisbury, was 4th all around. Chantal Booker, 9, of Aquinnah, was 9th and Zana Van Rooyan, 10, of Tisbury, 12th.
At level six, Hannah Webster, 11, of West Tisbury, was 5th and Bailey Moreis, 8, of Oak Bluffs came in 9th. Lauren Dostal, 10, of Tisbury was 12th.
Only Island girls competed at level three. Tamara Nash, 6, of O.B. was first in all events except the vault. Mary Morano, 6, of Edgartown was second and Sara Poggi, 7, of Edgartown, was third. Fourth, fifth, and sixth were Sara Pertile, 6, of Edgartown; Abbie Lively, 5, of Edgartown; and Whitney Schroeder, 6, of West Tisbury.
The Gobbler in-house meet will be Nov. 19th when admission will be an item for the MV Food Pantry.