Tom Norton, Mike Dow, Linda Wood, and Mat Hubert took the Dart League prize money, Thursday, Oct. 6, trouncing the Tesch team, 8-3. Tom hit a Ton 80.
The following week the Norton Notables — this time with Tim Corner in place of Mike Dow — struck gold again downing the Wes Wood Wonders, 7-4.
Wes hit a 120 three-dart-on.
League standings show the Wes Wood team leading with 26, followed by Ray Blanchette's with 25, Kurt Tesch's 19 and Tom Norton's 18.
Saturday's soccer games with Dighton Rehoboth were victims of the weather and have been rescheduled for early November.
The girls soccer team is on a roll. Not only did they win their last three games, they did it by shutting out their opponents and outscoring them 16-0. Previously the team's record was 0-8-1. Six of their eight losses, however, were by a single goal. Their 3-0 defeat of Dennis-Yarmouth was especially rewarding as D-Y had handed them their most one-sided defeat, 6-2, but the 7-0 trouncing of Seekonk got the ball rolling. "It showed us we could win," co-captain Taylor MacDonald told The Times.
The win streak came to an end Monday, as the girls took on the undefeated (11-0-2) Bulldogs of Old Rochester at Mattapoisett and bowed, 4-2. Katherine Clark scored both of the MV goals, assisted by Rachel Schubert.
Boys win sixth
Sunday the boys team posted a wind-blown, home-field victory over Nauset, 2-0. With the wind against them, Duncan Pickard, Zach Sylvia, and Steve Lampart fronted goalie Nico Cuba, keeping the Warriors off the board in the first half. After the break, with the breeze at their backs, Torbelly Assis teamed with Ben Post for two goals, the margin of victory. Coach Hammond acknowledged the steady contribution of Davey Campbell, the MV corner kick specialist, and the improvement of Kenny MacDonald. Raised from the JV, MacDonald has adjusted to the quicker pace of varsity play.
Tuesday, at Nantucket, the Vineyarders scored five times and held the Whalers to a single goal. Ben Post presided at midfield and scored twice. Also beating the Whaler goalie: Josh Jackson, Antulio Neto and Zach Sylvia assisted by Davey Campbell..
It was the Vineyard's seventh win against three losses and two ties.
A dry spell
The MVRHS field hockey team lost its last two games by the same 0-1 score, at Seekonk, Friday, and at Nantucket, Monday. Coach Lisa Knight's 6-5-1 team was at Chatham yesterday and is home to Seekonk tomorrow. Duxbury visits Saturday and two of the final games are on the road at Dighton-Rehoboth and Fairhaven, Tuesday and Thursday. They finish with Old Rochester, here, Friday.
Signs of the times
The signs with which the cheerleaders will line the road from the Steamship dock in Vineyard Haven to the high school on the occasion of the Nantucket football games, Nov. 19, are now on sale for $15.
For more information, call cheerleading coach Rebecca Stevens at 508-294-3730.
A Duck Shoot, sponsored by the MV Rod & Gun Club, the Wampanoag Tribe Natural Resources Dept., and The MV Times, will feature an adult two-person team competition, a youth video target shoot, and a water fowling presentation by the MV Historical Society, beginning at noon, Sunday.
Teams of adults will sit behind a symbolic duck blind on the R&G skeet range and try to break clay targets that will hurtle across the range at various angles.
Young people, 12 to 18, will be able to use the Tribe's video target shooting system, the same equipment used in hunter education classes.
Matthew Stackpole, president of the MV Historical Society, will show off some of the society's collection of decoys and speak of the Island's rich waterfowling tradition.
To learn more, call Bob DeLisle, 627-3019.
JVs at their best
The MV Girls JV field hockey coach Betsy Dripps was more than pleased with her team's 1-1 effort against Apponequet, Friday.
The Vineyarders posted the first point of the game when Sophie Lew's pass was converted by Ana Jurzeyk early in the contest.
The 1-0 lead held up until late in the second half.
The MV defense was led by sweeper Kate Mahoney and backs Sarah Sylvia, Cayla Morris, Kirsty Watt, Willoughby Smith, and Meaghan O'Rourke.
Ana Jurzeyk, Emma Frizzell, Sophie Lew, Lauren Petkus, and Keisha Jette applied aggressive offensive pressure and freshman Lauren Metell was stellar in goal.
"It was a great team effort for the entire game," Coach Dripps said.
Magic Time, skippered by owner Dan Culkin, won the Frost Biters and Winter Guys race, Thursday, Oct. 6. The course took four boats on a West Chop-East Chop-Nun 6 course with southeast winds blowing at 8 knots. Second was Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, followed by (3) Phil Hale in Mischief and (4) Mike Oliviera in Bora.
Gale force winds cancelled sheduled races on Columbus Day weekend and Thursday, Oct. 13.
Martha's mighty mites
The Vineyard's Youth Hockey Mite Travel team. Comprised of 8-year-old skaters (and a few 7) has won its first three games, defeating Lower Cape at the Arena, 11-0, and Barnstable, 7-0, then Lower Cape again at Orleans, 10-1. Dorian Johnson led the team scoring with hat trick-plus efforts in the first two games. The third game featured goals from more than a half dozen players.
The Mites play at Barnstable, Oct. 29th, then entertain Nantucket for a double header at the Arena.
Garry Metters and Noah Shellhammer took time off from Bowl and Board and entered the Mount Dessert Island (Maine) Marathon, Sunday, braving wind and rain and a mountainous course. Garry's time was a personal best: 3:24:46. He was 36th of the 510 finishers. Noah, running his first marathon, was 153rd in 4:4:47.
The MV Junior High football team is 1-0-1. After defeating Barnstable in their season opener, the Vineyarders played Nauset to a scoreless tie. The scheduled game with Mattacheese was rained out.
They played at Falmouth yesterday.
Chase makes top 10
Chase Urban, the Vineyard's 12-year-old tennis whiz, reached the New England top ten, Saturday, at Nashua, N.H. He competed in the level five USTA tourney and upset the second seed, ninth-ranked in New England Hunter Lathrop of South Londonderry, Vt., 6-0, 7-5. It was Chase's first defeat of a top 10 player. In the tourney semi-finals Chase trounced James Barnhart of Longmeadow, 6-1, 6-2.
In the finals, the tourney's top seed, Aaron Revzin of Needham, held serve, 6-3, 6-4.
Chase picked up 525 points for reaching the finals of the level 5 tourney, boosting him to the tenth rank.
Tony Grillo finished fourth in the 27-hole Cape Cod and Islands high school tournament, Tuesday, played on the 18-hole Bayberry Hills course and the nine-hole Bayberry Links. Winner of the tourney was Barnstable's Chad Crocker at 111. Then came Nantucket's Greg MacKay, 112, and Erik Robinson of Sandwich, 113. Tony's score was 114.
Last weekend the MVRHS sailing team competed in the ISSA National Open Invitational at the Coast Guard Academy in New London. Eighteen teams sailed in 22 races in rain, six- to 25-knot winds and a strong river current.
Elise Swartwood, a senior, and Tristan Lodge, a sophomore, skippered the Vineyard boats with sophs Chesley Wiseman and Emily Reich as crew.
Annapolis H.S. of Maryland won the regatta and the Vineyarders came in eighth.
In order the teams finished (1) Annapolis, Md.; (2) North Kingston, R.I.; (3) Marblehead; (4) Xavier, Conn.; (5) Grosse Isle, Mich.; (6) East Lyme, Conn.; (7) Porter Gaud, S.C.; (8) M.V.; (9) Boston College HS; (10) Broadneck, Md.; (11) Cheverus, Me.; (12) Williams, Conn.; (13) Mamaroneck, N.Y.; (14) Southern Regional; (15) Mercy McQuad, N.Y.; and (16) Irondequoit, N.Y.
The Vineyarders also received the good news that they are one of the five New England teams qualifying for the Great Oakes regatta to be held Nov. 12-13 in Austin, Texas. Fifteen teams from around the country are invited. Other New England teams to sail at Austin are Xavier, North Kingston, East Lyme and Cheverus.
The Great Oakes was origionally scheduled to be sailed at New Orleans.