Good food, good buys
The MVRHS Girls Hockey Booster Club dinner and auction will be held at the Ocean View restaurant Lincoln's birthday, Sunday, Feb. 12, at 6 pm. Tickets are $35. For more information and tickets, call Susan at 508-696-8337.
The Vineyard Tennis Center, Workout & Spa announced its inaugural choices for Fitness and Tennis "Members of the Month."
Jeffrey Entner of West Tisbury was named "Fitness Member of the Month" for January. Jeff has made daily weekday visits to the club for over three years.
Doreen Rezendez is the first "Tennis Member of the Month." She has been an active player at the VTC for more than four years.
The program was implemented to highlight and appreciate those members who are dedicated to achieving the highest levels of fitness and tennis.
Winners are nominated and voted on by the VTC staff and receive a gift certificate for a one-hour service of their choice - either for personal training, boxing or tennis lessons, or a massage.
Vineyard skaters shine at Bay States
Four members of the Martha's Vineyard Skating Club competed in the Bay State Games at Williamstown, Ma. from Jan. 27-29. All of the Vineyard skaters placed in the top five or better in each of two events: freestyle and artistic solo.
Diana Woods won a gold medal in both events and received a Bay State Winter Games jacket for her efforts. Jessica Seidman took the bronze in the artistic solo and finished 5th in the freestyle skate. Both skaters, as medalists, received an invitation to the 2007 State Games of America, to be held in Denver.
Katie Stewart placed 3rd in the freestyle skate and 5th in the artistic solo. Kendall Robinson was also 5th in the freestyle event and finished 4th in the solo skate.
Estopas got their first win of the season, stopping Powers Guidos 2-1, Sunday at the MV Boys and Girls Club.
In other action, Ilha stayed top of the table with an 8-3 thumping of Matheus FC, while Tigres sent Estrella Azul to the bottom with a wild and exciting 11-9 victory.
G. W. T. L. Pts.
Ilha 5 5 0 0 15
Ajax 4 4 0 0 12
Colorado 4 4 0 0 12
Tigres 5 2 1 2 7
Matheus FC 4 2 0 2 6
Imigra 4 1 2 1 5
Powers G 5 1 1 3 4
Corona 4 1 1 2 4
Holmes Hole 4 1 1 2 4
Estopas FC 4 1 0 3 3
Estrella Azul 5 0 0 5 0
Thomas Wilkins scored from Dakota Dalviento with 1:25 remaining to lift the MV Peewees to a 1-1 tie with Barnstable at the MV Arena, Saturday.
Sunday, MV had an easier time with Lower Cape in a 5-1 victory. Kyle Francis, Tyler Araujo, Kevin Galligan, Brian Hurley, and Thomas Wilkins tallied for the Vineyard. Galligan (2), Francis (2), and Maggie Johnson had the assists. Goalie Zollie Clark was the game's MVP.
Nelson Dickson, who was injured last weekend, was back on the bench cheering his team on and hopes to play soon.
The Squirt Whites tipped host Falmouth on Feb. 1, 2-1,with goals from Jake Hart and Callie Jackson, assisted by Kip Cooperrider.
Saturday, they welcomed Nantucket and blanked the Whalers 2-0. Zollie Clarke was terrific, stopping 21 shots, while Jake Hart and Eamon Mackenzie lit the lamp for MV.
MV wrapped up the weekend with a tough 2-1 loss to Barnstable Black. Callie Jackson scored the goal from Kip Cooperrider. The Squirt Whites are 14-5-1.
The Squirt Purple Squad is a perfect 14-0-0, following a 5-3 win at Lower Cape. Harrison Rodriques had a hat trick. Connor Chisholm, and Shay Hill also scored for MV. Zach Dupon made two great saves to preserve the win.
The Travel Mites improved to 14-1-1, beating Barnstable 3-2 and Lower Cape, 11-5.
Joe Davies, Austin Morley, and Mason Jeffers scored against Barnstable, with Dorian Johnson (2) and Alexander Vukota earning the assists.
Three Vineyard players were donated to Lower Cape and accounted for their entire output - four goals from Alexander Vukota and one from Austin Morley. For MV, Dorian Johnson had three goals and one assist, Joe Davies two goals, Mason Jeffers two goals, Barry Lima one goal, three assists, Chris Perry one goal, two assists, Andrew Wiley one goal, one assist, and Oren Osnoss, James Sashin, and Nick Vukota one goal each.
The MV Youth Hockey House Mites are an in-house developmental program focusing on fundamental hockey skills and basic game situations. This year's team is comprised of 15 players, ranging from five to eight years old and includes Jason Millen, Jack Slayton, Nathan Francis, Sydney Minnehan, Brahmin Thurber, Kaleb Lyonnais, Aksel Cooperrider, Nainoa Cooperrider, Greg McCarron, Tristan Araujo, Anthony Jackson, Josh Forend, Alex Figueroa, Zach Fullin, and Jackson Mahaffey.
Ron Jackson Jr. and Bruce Mahaffey are the head coaches, assisted by Travis Thurber and Todd Lyonnais. Games are weekly at the MV Arena.
Historic hockey in Nantucket
The Vineyard boys JV hockey team won the first-ever high school meeting between the island rivals last Friday. Oliver Osnoss scored twice to lead MV to a 5-1 victory. Chris Edwards, Jason Schwab, and Daron Stobie had the other Vineyard goals. Assists went to Schwab and Brian Grzesiuk.
The Vineyard girls varsity played powerful ninth-ranked Boston Latin tough Saturday at the MV Arena, but came out on the short end of a 4-0 score.
Sunday, they travelled to Orleans to take on Nauset. The Vineyarders played an outstanding defensive game in a 1-1 tie. Alexa Fisher scored in the first period for MV, but the Warriors equalized in the second.
MV Girls dunk Vikings, Warriors
The Vineyard varsity enjoyed a great week, besting Wareham on Tuesday and Seekonk Friday, improving to 5-10 overall and 3-10 in the South Coast Conference.
MV burst out of the gates with a 12-0 run and never trailed in a 44-32 win over Wareham. The suffocating Vineyard defense kept the Vikings off the scoreboard for the first five minutes. Wareham, hung tough, though, and clawed to within 22-15 by halftime.
Brittany Stone (15 points) and Tiffany Smalley (11), back in the line-up from an injury, dominated the second half. Nina Butler played strong defense as MV was rarely threatened. Wareham made a brief run to close the gap to 34-27, but MV responded with an 8-2 run to put the game away.
Friday, MV took on 2-12 Seekonk and took care of business, 45-37, to keep the Warriors winless in the SCC.
Taylor McDonald nearly pulled off a triple-double, with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists. Allison Carr had 11 points and Kelly Sylvia seven.
The JV team turned in an excellent defensive effort against Wareham, but fell to the Vikings, 36-25. Julie Perry finished with 13 points and Lauren Williston had six. MV was ultimately done in by poor foul shooting, going 3 for 10 from the stripe.
Against Seekonk, Friday, the Vineyarders were done in by Lady Warrior Shannon Bilodeau (17 points) and by ice cold shooting.
Julie Perry led MV with 10 points. Lauren Williston and Jocelyn Andrade had 8 each. The JV record is 3-11.
The Freshman girls continued their winning ways, improving to 11-2 with a 46-38 win over Wareham. Alexia Schroeder scored 14 points. Lauren Gibson was superb at both ends of the court, hauling down 12 rebounds to go with 8 points, and 4 blocks. Jessi Donahue kept the Vikings at bay with great ball handling and scored 10 points.