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Sports HighlightsOn ice
Fourteen members of the MV Skating Club competed in the 8th annual Winter Showdown at the New England Sports Center at Marlborough on Sunday. The Islanders finished a respectable fourth.
Youngest MV skater was 4-year-old Hailey Meader who earned gold medals in Artisitic Solo FS and Spotlight Solo FS, then silvered with Alyssa Whitney, 7, in Jump & Spin.
Lindsy Dario, 7, silvered in Alpha Stroking and Alpha Freestyle.
Aidee Espino, 7, won bronze medals in Alpha Stroking, Alpha Freestyle, and Alpha Spotlight.
Anna Flaherty, 8, took the gold in Alpha Sroking and a bronze in Alpha Spotlight.
Alex Mazza, 10, won bronze in Solo Compulsories Freestyle 1, and Jump & Spin with Darci Whitney. She was fourth in Freestyle 1.
Olivia Ogden, 8, won a gold in Spotlight 4, silver in Jump & Spin intermediate with Kendall Robinson. She was 5th in Freestyle 3 and Artistic Solo 3. Kendall Robinson, 10, earned a gold in Spotlight 4, a silver in Solo Comp Medium, and Jump & Spin Medium. She was 4th in Freestyle 4 and Artistic Solo 5.
Maya Segal, 11, won a gold medal in Pre Alpha Spotlight and a silver in Alpha Stroking.
Jessica Seldman, 14, won bronze in Freestyle 4 and Artisitc 4.
Katie Stewart, 10, was 4th in Artistic Solo 3 and Artistic 4.
Alyssa Whitney, 7, took a bronze in Delta Stroking and in Delta Freestyle.
Darci Whitney, 10, received a bronze medal in Artisitc Solo 1. She was 5th in Freestyle 1.
Diana Woods. 20, won a gold medal in Freestyle 6 and a silver in Artisitc Solo 6.
Six MV skaters will compete in the Bay State Games at Williamstown, Jan. 27-29: Kendall Robinson, Katie Stewart, Jessica Seidman, and Diana Woods.
RCBL Week 7
The Lakers made a game of it with the Heat, Monday. They scored the first 12 points in the game unanswered and finished the first quarter up by seven, 24-17. At the half the Heat led but only by one, 43-42.
Midway into the third period the Heat gained a six-point edge, but the Lakers rallied to finish the period ahead, 61-60. The Lakers took an early lead in the final frame but could not douse the Heat and with 23 seconds left on the clock the Heat had the ball and the lead, 84-82. But Heath Estrella stole the ball and Carl Kallinich scored the evener with two seconds remaining.
In the five-minute overtime, hoops by Roginski, Scott, Mello, Fisher, and Mello again were more than enough to match the Lakers production - a basket by Labell and two freebies from Kallinich. Final: Heat 95, Lakers 88.
The second game, Timberwolves vs. Legends, was not close. The Starky T-Wolves parlayed Adam Rebello's 27 points (seven treys) and Travis Baptiste's 4th-quarter 13-point blitz into a 107-83 win.
James Jennings of the Legends had the game high 32.
Ice House meet
Nineteen Island gymnasts showd their stuff on 10 aparatus at the 13th annual in-house Ice-House Meet, Saturday. The gymnasts were assigned to three teams. The Snow Flakes with level 4-6 girls finished with 101.65 points, closely followed by the Snow Angels, level 3 girls, with 100 points. The Snow Men were third with 99.1 points.
Individual medals were awarded: gold to Lauren Dostal (32.55) silver to Macayah Goodell (31.4) at level 6.
In level 5 girls, Chantal Booker, 10, took the gold with 32.8 points. Silver went to Sarah Alexander,10, with 32.45.
At level 4 it was Emma Cron, 8, nosing out Hadley Chapman, 8, 33.5 to 33.4.
Francesca Varela, 7, was tops at 3c with 31.55, followed by Lia Potter, 6, with 31.25. Next were Madison Moreis, Renee Goodale, and Abbie Lively.
Sara Poggi , 8, was first at level 3b with 33.1. A close second was Tamara Nash, 7, with 33.0. Whitney Schroeder, 7, was third with 32.4
Wayman Harrison's 49.9 led the Snow Men at level 5. Spencer Booker, 11, was next with 49.0.
At level 4 boys, Ben Booker, 8, and Sean Rischman, 6, tied with 45.2.
Next Island Gymnasts meet is Jan. 22 at Stoughton.
The travel Mites lost to Nantucket on the Whalers ice, Saturday. Both teams posted a goal in the first period. Alex Vukota scored for the Vineyard unassisted. Chris Perry scored in the second period but the Whalers' three goals put them up, 4-2. In the final frame Mason Jeffers, assisted by Barry Lima, increased the MV total to three, but the Whalers also scored and claimed the contest, 5-3.
It was the MV team's first loss. Their record stands at 9-1-1.
Sunday, at Tony Kent, the undefeated Squirts dropped D/Y, 5-1 led by Tyson Araujo's hat trick. Max Davies also scored unassisted as did Mason Jeffers aided by Barry Lima . It was the team's 11th straight win
Bridge at Newton
Eighteen Vineyarders, all members of MV duplicate bridge clubs, joined thousands of players at the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) regional tourney at the Marriott hotel in Newton last weekend. All 18 players placed in at least one event during the three-day tournament. In open competitions, MV "B" and "C" players often beat "A" players and almost always won at their own levels.
Eight Vineyarders finished among the top 44 master-point winners of the 670 listed as winners on the ACBL web site
Top scorers were William Blakesley and Hugh Knipmeyer who placed 23rd and 24th. They partnered with Barbara Besse and Art Flathers to place second in flight-2 knockout teams, losing in the final round. Bill and Knip also finished third overall in a Sunday pairs event.
Dan and Nancy Cabot of West Tisbury teamed with Joe Ashcroft and Molly Whalen of Tisbury to win the flight-3 knockout, winning all four matches. In the finals, team Ashcroft was 39 international match points (IMP) behind at the half but came back in the second period to win by 12 IMPs. Joe and Molly also placed in a Friday pairs event.
Other Vineyard point scorers were: Edward Russell, Deidre Ling, Dotty Arnold, Rosemary Taylor, Cheryl Neal, Claus Buchthal, Ency and Robert Fokos, Richard Williams and Gail Farrish. All but two were in the top half of scorers.
Bridge players, experts and beginners, who are interested in joining the Vineyard's winning tradition should call Barbara Donald at 508-693-1493.
The best attended and most spirited sporting event on Island last week was the Brazilian Futsal games at the B&G Club, Sunday morning.
In the first game, Colorado defeated Maphen, 13-7.
The second game was a runaway 16-1 win for Ilhe over Estopas.
The third contest was a nailbiter with Power Guidos edging Hole Builder, 8-7.
The league's leading scorer to date is Colorado's Marlon with 11.
The Cape Cod Times chose Edison Parzanese and Jackson Parker, both seniors, for membership on the Cape & Islands all-star boys cross-country team. Mentioned with honor were Mason Fischer, a senior, sophomore Lucas Emin, and junior Ry Yennie.
Sophomore Tony Grillo was a shoo-in for the CCT all-star golf squad with 12 other divot diggers, three from both Barnstable and Sandwich. Lilla Warren, an MV senior, was honored with a mention.
Five - count 'em - five of the CCT picks for its all-star football team wore the purple: Tony Cortez, Joe Cogliano, Triston Atwood, John Swan, and E.J. Sylvia. Only Bourne/Upper Cape had as many on the 36-player squad. Sandwich, D-Y, and Cape Tech/Harwich all placed four on the dream team.
Lucas Landers and Tony Sullo were mentioned with honor.