Kayla Leonard, MVRHS '05 of Oak Bluffs, a freshman at Roger Williams University, shared goal-keeping duties with a senior on the school's winning (11-8) women's soccer team. Kayla was credited with 56 saves and 3 shutouts. The Hawks made it to the Commonwealth Coast Conference semi-finals before losing to Endicott, the league champions.
Chase Urban moved up another tennis notch by winning the Weymouth Club tournament in late November and is now ranked 9th in the New England Boys 12 and under group. Chase was the tourney's top seed and demonstrated why by defeating his first two opponents 6-0, 6-0, then winning the semi final match 6-2, 6-1 and the finals, versus Belmont's Carl Deranco, 6-1, 6-2.
Zach Sylvia of West Tisbury, a junior at MVRHS, and defenseman on the varsity soccer team, was chosen to play on the winning (5-2) side of the Eastern Mass. Soccer all-star game at Canton H.S., Friday, Nov. 25. An all-star awards ceremony and banquet will be held in February.
Michael Achille of Oak Bluffs was inducted into the N.Y. State high school athletic hall of fame October 19. Michael was coach of state champion varsity football and wrestling teams at Nanuet H.S. in Rockland County during a 30-year career,1958-1988.
RCBL week 4
After trailing for three quarters - 23-19 after one, 47-39 at the half, 70-65 after three - the undefeated Sharky's Timberwolves caught up to the Lakers early in the fourth quarter, and with Adam Rebello dropping treys (five of his six were in the final quarter) the T-Wolves outmuscled the Lakers, 103-90.
With 13 uniformed players, the Lobos could have fielded a football team and there were times in the fourth quarter when one thought that they had.
Referee Dale Rogers "let the boys play," as the saying goes, and the Lakers offense, depending on speed and finesse, suffered the consequences.
Travis Baptiste (21), Adam Rebello (20) and Jason O'Donnell (17) led the T-Wolves scorers. Heath Estrella (23), Carl Kallinich (18) and James LaBell (17) were most fruitful Lakers.
In the Monday nightcap, the Heat got by the Legends101-93. Hottest of the Heat were Clint Merrill (22 of his team-high 24 points were scored in the first half) and Nathaniel Scott who also had 24 - 12 in the first quarter, 10 in the fourth.
The Legends fell behind 36-20 in the first period. They gained ground in each succeeding frame but could not overcome that early deficit. Final score: Heat 101, Legends 93.
James Jennings had a game high 30 for the Legends. Dale Rogers added 27 and Julius Middleton, 16.
Week 4 RCBL Standings
MV Youth Hockey had a busy weekend posting two wins, a tie and a loss.
The PeeWees tied Falmouth at Falmouth, Saturday, 1-1. MV's goal was by Kyle Francis, assisted by Dakota DalViento and Charlie Ashmun. Mike Sylvia was in goal.
The Purple Squirts dropped the Barnstable Reds at Barnstable, 4-1. Max Davies, Tyson Araujo, Shay Hill, and Harris Rodrigues shared the scoring.
The Squirt Whites won at Falmouth, 3-1. Tip Cooperrider scored twice. Jake Hart provided insurance. Zolie Clarke was in goal.
On Sunday, a team of MV Squirts went up agianst a visiting SWS team in a select playdown game and came in a distant second: 11-0. Goalies Zolie Clarke and Zack Dupon faced 50 shots on goal.
At Walpole, the MV girls youth hockey team skated to an impressive 7-1 win behind Gillian O'Callahan's hat trick. Gillian also collected two assists . Other scorers were Lily Gazaille (2), Sarah Turner, and Emily Cimeno. Assists were also credited to Lily Gazaille, Olivia Cimeno, Amanda Gonzalves, and Sarah Turner.
Jamie Forend was outstanding in goal for the Islanders.
In an injury-shortened game the MV girls bowed to the Cape Cod Waves, 3-2. Gillian O'Callahan scored the game's first goal, assisted by Lily Gazaille. The Waves scored the next two goals to take a lead but Phoebe Kelleher evened the count at 2-2.
Late in the second period Cape Cod scored a "fluke" goal and the final period was canceled because of the injury.
Jamie Forend was in goal again.
The girls are selling raffle tickets and are looking for tournament sponsors. Interested? Call Kurt Mundt, 508-693-5329.
Ray Blanchette, Wayne George, Mike Lipinski and Charlene Barbosa, the Dart League's leading team, took home the money Dec. 1 after beating the Kurt Tesch team, 7-4. Pete Searle hit a 132 three-dart-on and Mat Hubert a 110 three-dart-out.
On Nov. 17, Tom Norton, Mike Dow, Mat Hubert, and Tim Corner earned the honors with an 8-3 trouncing of the Tesch tribe. Mike Dow hit a 113 three-dart-out.
Ray Blanchette 61
Wes Wood 59
Kurt Tesch 52
Tom Norton 48
Black powder shoot
The MV Rod & Gun Club's annual Black Powder shoot blasts off Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. The state's primitive firearm deer season begins the next day.
The muzzle loading marksmanship competition affords black powder shooters to sight in their ancient guns and hone their shooting skills. Prizes for loading, shooting, reloading and shooting again will be given to winners in both the traditional and modern muzzle loader classes.
For more information, call Bob DeLisle, 508-627-3019 or John Durfee, 508-696-9936.