At 13:56.54, Hanover's Jon Pierce and Brian McDonald (14:11.66) were first and second in the Hockomock League Invitational (formerly the South Shore Principals) cross-country meet at Borderland State Park's 2.73-mile course, Saturday. The Vineyard's Jackson Parker (14:26.57) and Edison Parzanese (14:30.22) were third and fourth.
Hanover won the boys team race with a team time of 1:13:49.90 adding runners finishing 8th, 14th, and 15th, for a score of 40.
The other three MV scorers were 30th Emin Lucas, 31st Ry Yennie, and 36th Mason Fischer. The Islanders were second at 1:16:41.90, with a score of 91.
At 122, East Bridgewater was third, followed by (4) Scituate, (5) Foxboro, (6) Pembroke, (7) Carver, (8) Canton, (9) Sacred Heart, (10) Norwell, (11) Mashpee, (12) Hull, (13) Rockland, (14) Middleboro, and (15) West Bridgewater.
The MV girls also finished second, led by Allison Flanders who was second overall at 17:13.11 to Carver's Lauryn Wadlow, 17:06.32.
Sacred Heart girls filled the 3, 4, and 6 slots. Hilary Dreyer of MV was 7th in 17:52.71. Also scoring for the Vineyard: 19th Sagitta Woodman, 18:41.58; 22nd Sarah Flanders, 19:08,65; 34th Kim Carolmagno, 19:30.37.
The top team was Sacred Heart with a score of 46 and total time of 1:29:47.37. The Vineyard's team time was 1:32:26.42 with a score of 78.
Then came (3) Norwell, 99; (4) Ursuline Academy, 138; (5) Rockland, 139; (6) Carver, 162; (7) Scituate, 185; (8) West Bridgewater, 238 (9) Canton, 255 (10) Hanover, 255 (11) Mashpee, 258 (12) Abington, 309 (13) Foxboro, 328 and (14) Hull, 346.
With a combined score of 4, the Islanders pocketed the school competition. Sacred Heart was second with 10 and Hanover next at 11.
The Wes Wood Wonders (Charlene Alley, Pete Searle, Richie Roy) increased their Dart League lead over the second place Ray Blanchette Blazers in a mano a mano duel, Oct. 20, 6-5. The Wonders had trounced the Tesch team and the Blazers (Mike Lipinski, Wayne George, Charlene Barbosa) and had beaten Norton's Notables.
Mike Lipinski hit a Round of Nine.
The next week Kurt Tesch, James Rowell, Brenda Denham and (sub) George Valentzas pocketed the pot with an 8-3 win over Mike Dow, Linda Wood, Mat Hubert, and (sub) Robert O'Sullivan.
Present standings: (1) Wood, 39 (2) Blanchette, 35 (3) Tesch, 32 (4) Norton, 26.
Where are they now?
Elise Chapdelaine, MVRHS class of ‘02, now a junior at the U.S. Naval Academy and A starting midfielder on the Academy's lacrosse team, has been named to the US Lacrosse Women's Division 1 Intercollegiate Assn. all-star team. The Midshipmen finished fifth at the National Tournament in Blain, Minn.
Sunday, Elise ran in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., completing the run in 3:39:07. She was 214th of the 7,471 women and 36th in her age group, and she qualified for the Boston Marathon.
At MVRHS Elise was an outstanding athlete in lacrosse and cross-country.
Katherine Welch sails for Roger Williams U., which finished third in the Norm Reid Team Racing regatta.
The Times has received word from Hamilton College that freshman Genevieve Flanders has made the cross-country team. Doesn't surprise us!
The unbeaten MV junior high football team (3-0-1) won its last two games versus Falmouth, 22-12 and Wixon, 24-6.
After spotting Falmouth six points on a fumble, the Islanders scored the next 22 points on two scoring runs by Erik Dolliver, another by Randall Jette and a pair of two pointers by Josh Baker.
Against Wixon, Dolliver started the scoring by intercepting a pass and returning it 25 yards for the TD. Randal Jette followed with an 11-yard score. Dolliver's second touchdown was a 14-yard romp. Jake Ferry added a pair of two-point conversions. Dolliver also added a two-point PAT. The score was 24-0 at the half.
The MV second string played the entire second half, holding Wixon to a single touchdown.
The MV Junior Highs played at Barnstable yesterday, host Nauset next Wednesday at 3 pm, and finish the season versus Nantucket on the 19th at 10 am.
Winning foursome of the Turkey Shoot Scramble, a members tournament at Mink Meadows, Sunday, with a low score of 65 were Doug Dowling, Jim Hogan, Ron Schultz, and Ross Cowan.
The second-place team, at 66, was Sheldon Hackney, Roger Morris, Jim Hamilton, and Sally Fitzgerald.
Third, tied at 67, were Bob Jaffe, John Gurney, Jay Foley, Mardell Francis and Craig Sexton, Joe Fitzgerald, Bob Hayden, and Rodney Silvia.
Sally Roesler and Leon Bennett won the prizes for longest drives.
Sharing the booby prize of a can of tuna were the foursomes of Fred Pekari, Pat Echlin, Paul Classen, Charlie Flathers and J.C. Murphy, Will Warner, Joe Jims, Gerry Gerolamo. Both shot 70.
Martha's Vineyard and South Shore Voke were well matched football foes. A win by either side at Hanover, Saturday could not be called an upset.
The game was played in a driving snowstorm, which made the field increasingly slippery and white enough to cover the yard markers in the second half.
South Shore won the game, the day, and to all intents and purposes, the Mayflower Large championship with a ticket to the super bowl.
The Vikings earned the win with a balanced attack and an opportunistic defense, but in the final analysis, the Islanders beat themselves with five turnovers and untimely penalties including a personal foul late in the fourth quarter, giving the South Shore a first down on the MV 12, then adding an offside infraction to move the ball to the seven.
The Vikings first score in the second quarter climaxed a 14-play, 45-yard drive following a Vineyard fumble.
The Vineyard tied the score early in the fourth quarter after Jim Bishop covered a Viking fumble on the South Shore 20. A minute later Tristan Atwood broke tackles to score from the 12, and E.J. Sylvia added the point after.
Tony Cortez's name was called most on defense. Atwood and Alan Fortes carried most of the mail on offense.
The South Shore junior varsity visited on Monday and left smiling with a 26-0 win in their pockets.
The junior Vikings scored in every quarter and frustrated the Vineyard's offense. MV sophomore Joel Rebello was outstanding on both sides of the ball
It was the first loss of the season for the Vineyard jayvees. With a 3-1-1 record, they face Cape Cod Tech here, Monday at 3, travel to B-P Nov. 12 and host Nantucket at 1 on Nov. 19.
It appears that the venerable Recreational Center Basketball League (RCBL) will jump off Monday, Nov. 7, at the Boys & Girls Club and that the league will look at least superficially familiar. Teams may have the same names as last year — Lakers, Patriots, Timberwolves and Legends, but close examination will betray vacancies in slots that have been filled with players now grown grizzled, with legs quickly tired and when injuries take longer to heal.
At least one thing will not change. Jerry "Kabooki" Maciel will again be the commissioner, scorekeeper, and statistician.
Seven Island girls competed at Brestyan's Gymnastics in Ashland with the host team, Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club and the Yellowjackets of Middleton.
At level six, 8-year-old Bailey Moreis was MV's clear leader, placing third in every event. With a score of 31.4, she was third overall.
Also at level six, Hannah Webster, 11, earned 31.45 points, not good enough to place in the 11-12 year-old group.
At level five, Macayah Goodell, 9, finished with 30.75 points. Also at level six, Chantal Booker, 10, and Lexi Willet, 10, were best on the balance beam, scoring 29.2 and 26.25 all-around. Zana Van Rooyen, 9, did best on the bars and scored 27.1. Sarah Alexander, 10, shone in floor exercise.
Island Gymnastics Training will hold a house meet, the Gobbler, on Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at 3 pm. Admission is an item for the MV Food Pantry. IGT is located just off State Road near the upper end of Lambert's Cove Road.
MVRHS golfers wrap up season
Despite finishing with a 3-14 record, Head Coach Doug Debettencourt is optimistic for next year as nearly the entire team returns.
"The team is almost all freshman and sophomores," Coach Debettencourt said, "They showed great improvement throughout the year."
Tony Grillo finished 2nd overall in the state qualifying tourney with a 77 to grab one of five SE Mass spots for the state tournament.
In the state finals at Holden Hills C.C. in Worcester, Tony shot an 80 to finish in a two-way tie for 10th place.
Dorian Johnson potted the winning Mites tally with four seconds remaining to complete his Texas hat trick (four goals) and stun hosts Barnstable 5-4 on Saturday.
Emerson Mahoney had the other MV goal.
Sunday, at the MV Arena, the Islanders swept to 12-4 and 5-2 victories over a game group of Nantucketers.
The Mites are in action again on Saturday at Lower Cape.