Just for fun
Last Wednesday the MVRHS girls varsity hockey team played their parents and coaches at the MV Arena. Everyone had a good time and no one was hurt. In case anyone was counting, the parent-coach team won, 5-2. The Fisher twins took turns in goal for the varsity and Andre Bonnell was in the net for the parent-coaches.
The girls hockey team banquet was held at the school, Monday. As is Coach Sam Sherman's practice, players were not singled out for special mention. "I preach we are a team all season long," the coach said, "it doesn't make sense to me to start singling out girls now."
Volley on the
The Edgartown varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams visited Tisbury last Thursday and left with a 3-2 varsity win and also a jayvees victory, 2-1. With consecutive sweeps in the early going versus Tisbury and West Tisbury, the Eagles teams are both undefeated, 2-0. They are home to Tisbury today as West Tisbury travels to Oak Bluffs.
Junior high hoops all-stars
The Island All-Stars, a team of 7th and 8th grade girls coached by Amy Maciel, has played in two off-Island tournaments on consecutive weekends.
At Sandwich the short-handed (six available players) Vineyarders lost their first game to a strong Plymouth squad, 43-16. Katie Hines led the MV scorers with 7. In their second contest MV was second best to Barnstable, 32-15. Katie again was top point-getter with six.
Sunday, with more (9) suited players, the Vineyarders topped Sandwich, 22-17. Maili Scott (7) and Hayley Pierce (6) did more than half of the scoring. The following weekend at Falmouth Academy, the Islanders beat Bourne, 21-15.
Saturday evening they lost to Framingham in double OT, 33-32
Shikha Datta's eight points paced the MV offense, which was crippled by injuries to Taylor Hughes, Molly Fischer, and Maili Scott.
In the Sunday semi-finals, unbeaten Cranston, R.I., topped MV, 55-37. Katie Hines was high for the Islanders with 12 points. Hayley Pierce added seven. Brianna Davies was all over the court. She finished the game with two points, five steals, and eight rebounds.
The Island girls finished second to Cranston.
Middle school hoops at Sandwich
In the Sandwich tourney last weekend, the Vineyard eighth graders faced a tough Middleboro squad who took the lead early and never looked back. Caleb Costa's six points was the MV high. Justin Mercier had five. Middleboro 43, MV 24.
In the Vineyard's second game, MV stayed close to Barnstable until the last few minutes. Steve Handy (9) and Patrick Hart (8) were high scorers. Barnstable won, 49-31.
The Islanders defeated Yarmouth, 38-33 in their third game.
Costa had eight, Mercier and Hart each contributed six.
The Islanders pressing defense forced turnovers leading to fast breaks, Patrick Hart ruled the boards.
The team is coached by Pat Mercier.
Two games were played Sunday morning at the B&G. Ajax, the league's only unbeaten team, stayed that way, besting Estopas FC, 7-3 and Matheus dropped Holmes Hole, 6-3.
G W T L Pts
Ajax 7 7 0 0 21
Ilha 7 6 0 1 18
Colorado 6 5 0 1 15
Matheus 7 4 1 2 13
Tigres 7 2 2 3 8
Corona 5 2 1 2 7
Estopas FC 7 2 0 5 6
Imigra 6 1 2 3 5
Holmes Hole 7 1 1 5 4
Estrella Azul 7 1 0 6 3