Getting their kicks
There were three futsal games at the Boys and Girls Club, Sunday. Both of the league's top teams were in action.
Ajax, the only undefeated squad, stayed that way by edging Matheus, 5-3.
Ilha had no trouble crushing Holmes Hole, 17-5 and Estopas thrashed short handed Corona, 13-5.
G W T L Pts
Ajax 8 8 0 0 24
Ilha 9 8 0 1 24
Colorado 7 6 0 1 18
Matheus 8 4 1 3 13
Corona 6 3 1 2 10
Tigres 8 2 2 4 8
Estopas FC 8 2 0 6 6
Imigra 7 1 2 4 5
Holmes Hole 8 1 1 6 4
Estrella Azul 7 1 0 6 3
RCBL commissioner, factotem, and score keeper Jerry Maciel's end of season statistics show the third place Lakers with all three of the RCBL top scorers: Jeff Labell averaged 25.3 per game, Brian Scott (22.8) and Heath Estrella (20.9). The fourth highest average per game belonged to Dale Rogers of the Legends with 20.0
Laker Carl Kallinich was the league's top rebounder with 159 followed by Legend Julius Middleton (141), Laker Heath Estrella (100) and the Heat's Nathaniel Scott (91).
The Heat had a lock on the larceny stats: Sandy Fisher had 38 steals, Nathaneil Scott 34, and Damon Mello 32.
Heat captain Sandy Fisher led in assists with 61. Adam Rebello of the Timberwolves had 48, and the Heat's Damon Mello, 44.
Carl Kallinich was credited with the most blocked shots: 22. Victor Cruz and Teejay Roginski of the Heat were next with 13 and 9.
The MV Girls Youth Basketball League played its semi final and final games on the weekend of March 18, 19 at the high school.
On Saturday, the Tarheels coached by Joe Schroeder defeated Justine Shemeth's Red Storm, 45-24. Both Katie Hines and Ali Flake scored 18 for the Heels. The Storm lost Maili Scott to an injury early in the game.
In the second semi, the winless Wildcats, coached by Taylor MacDonald and Jess Welch, upset Donald Herman's previously unbeaten Bulldogs, 30-29. Kate Cecilio (10) and Alicia Oliviera (8) led the Cats.
In the boys semis, Coach Chris Joyce's Runnin' Rebels dropped the Blue Devils, coached by Don Persson, 66-51. Patrick Hart's game high 33 points powered the Rebels. Randall Jette (16) and Pete Persson (14) were high for the Devils.
In the second semi, Pat Mercier's Eagles flew away from Dale Rogers' Huskies, 74-56. Lance Todd flew highest with 25 points. Justine Mercier had 20 and Nick Jerome, 14. Lamar Moreis, battling the flu, led the Huskies with 11. Micah Agnoli had 10.
Having tasted a win on Saturday, the Wildcats helped themselves with seconds on Sunday, defeating the Tarheels, 33-28. Both Martha Scheffer and Alicia Oliviera had 10 for the Cats. Kate Cecilio added nine more. Katie Hines led the Heels with a game high 15.
In the boys finale, the Runnin' Rebels balanced attack was too much for the Eagles, 57-51. Pat Hart (15) and Ronnie Miske (12) produced most for the Rebs. Justin Mercier had the game high 21 in a losing cause. Eric Dolliver (11) also scored in double figures.
It was quite a week for Chris Joyce. He captained the RCBL champion Timberwolves and coached the MVYB champion Runnin' Rebels.
The Babe's baseball
The Babe Ruth League is stil signing up players (boys and girls, aged 13-15) for the '06 season which begins the first week of May and runs through mid June. Teams play two games per week on Island and some Saturday games with teams on the Cape.
The league also seeks more umpires and coaches.
Call Doug Reece, 508-693-3704
The Bourne bash
Ninety basketball teams were entered in the annual Bourne Invitational last weekend, including three teams from the Vineyard.
The MV middle school girls all-stars won one game and lost two at Bourne.
Their first game, Saturday morning, was a shellacking by Galloway, New Jersey, 19-41.
Shikha Datta was high for the Vineyarders with six points. Katie Hines had four.
Saturday afternoon the Island all-stars rolled over Sandwich, 37-20. Katie Hines (10) and Taylor Hughes (6) led the balanced scoring.
Sunday morning the Vineyarders bowed to Richmond, Mass., 27-21. Katie Hines had 11 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Martha Scheffer contributed 8. Taylor Hughes played a strong defensive game and had 12 rebounds. She fouled out with two minutes left on the clock. Brianna Davies dogged Richmond's high scorer and kept her normal 25 points per game to just 8.
The Bourne tourney signaled the end of the season for the all-stars.
The MV middle school boys all-star travel team also won one and lost two at Bourne. Their first game was close all the way, but it was Norwell with the three-point lead at the buzzer, 30-27. Patrick Hart (9) and Ben Ciciora (6) led MV's balanced scoring.
In the second game, the Islanders ran away from a young Adams team, 43-14. Caleb Costas had 9 and Lamar Moreis, 8.
The third contest was against a tough team from South Plymouth and a loss for the Vineyarders, 46-38. Justin Mercier had a dozen points. Patrick Hart added 8 more.
The Vineyard also entered an all-star recreational team in the Bourne jamboree. Their first game was a 56-34 win over North Kingston. Ronnie Miske scored an even dozen. Cole Maciel added 9 with three treys. Pete Persson also contributed 9 and Shane Schofield had 8.
Sandwich proved inedible and the rec team lost its second game, 48-27. Mike Kendall (7) and Julian Beck (6) were MV's top scorers.
The Islanders climbed back on the winning path in the third game, topping North Adams, 45-39. Kendall was high again with nine points. Jake Ferry added six.
In the final game of the tournament the Vineyarder Rec team lost to Bennington, Vermont, 65-49. Mike Kendall, doing his best Adam Morrison impression, scored 21 points. Cole Maciel lit it up from beyond the arc five times, accounting for all of his 15 points.
Ducks Unlimited banquet and
The annual banquet and auction of the M.V. chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) will be Saturday, April 8, at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown.
Tickets are $60, which includes membership dues to the national nonprofit conservation organization that conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. Bring a guest to dinner for another $35. Sponsor tickets cost $280. A lucky ticket holder will go home with an engraved shotgun. Since its founding, DU has conserved more than 10 million acres in North America.
For more information about the banquet, call Gordon Tyra, 508-627-9073. To learn more about DU see www.ducks.org.
The state's Hunter Education Program offers a free basic hunting course at the MV Rod & Gun Club, April 24, 27, 29, 30 at the MV Rod & Gun Club, Edgartown. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Mass. Hunter Education certificate which allows persons 15 years of age or older to purchase a Mass. hunting or sporting license. It also allows persons 15 - 17 years old to hunt alone.
Teacher of the course is Jeff Day, a Wampanoag tribal ranger and state master instructor. Students must attend all sessions and parental permission is required for persons 10 to 17 years old.
For more information, call 508-792-7434 or visit www.masswildlife.org.
Where are they now?
Betsy Dripps sent us the following information about some of the lacrosse-playing MVRHS alumnae.
Jenev Schilling, a junior at Hartwick College, has scored six goals and has four assists thus far.....Kelsey MacDonald, also a junior, also has six goals in Plymouth State's first three games...Jen "Scooter" Campos is a starter for Ohio Wesleyan and has a goal to her credit playing defensive wing....Elise Chapdelaine is at the Naval Academy and is a player on the lacrosse team there...Kerry O'Donoghue and Kayla Leonard, both freshmen at Roger Williams, have made the lacrosse team. Kerry has a goal...Brie Sylvia, another freshman, is playing goalie for Western New England College.
The Tisbury Tigers hosted their up-Island Hawkish cousins, Wednesday, for a best three-of-five volleyball series. The games were closely contested, but WesTiz was swept by the Tigers: 25-19, 26-24, 25-18.
The short-handed West Tisbury junior varsity team took the best two-of-three, 2-0.
The next day at Edgartown the unbeaten Eagles squeezed by O.B., 3-2, winning the first, third and fifth games.
Monday, O.B. defeated WesTiz in the first game, 25-17, lost the second 18-25, won the next two, 25-18 and 25-14. The W.T. jayvees won both of their games.
Bay State Games
The 25th annual Bay State Summer Games will begin registering athletes April 1. The Olympic-style games include archery, badminton, baseball, baton twirling, diving, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, juniors basketball and lacrosse, shooting, soccer, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling, 6 vs. 6 field hockey and 7 vs. 7 soccer.
The games will take place July 10-23. Athletic Director Glen Field has registration forms.
Discs fly in the State Forest
Forty-four disc golfers showed up for the Vineyard Social II at Riverhead Field, Oak Bluffs, Saturday, March 25. It was a blustery day, raising scores above last year's tourney's.
Winner of the Pro Open was Tim Walsh of Rutland, who shot 60 from the blue tees and 53 from the white for a 113 total. The reward for his efforts: $150.
Pete Johnson of Millis, last year's winner, was second at 115 (60-55), good for the $100 second prize.
John Tate (64-60) and Gary Cyr (70-54) tied for third at 124. Each received $40.
Nine disc golfers competed in the Pro Open.
Of the 14 entries in the Amateur One class, off-Islanders Eric Kaplan and Aaron Ala shot the same winning score: 65 from the blue and 57 from the white for a net 122.
John Tserpes was alone in second place at 126 and Rob Tataro third in 126.
Eleven golfers teed off in Amateur Two. Arthur Graustein of Barre Falls (127), Mark Moge (129) and Brian Cummings (138) were win, place, and show.
J.C. Vermyck of Oak Bluffs, host of the event, was the class of the advanced masters with a 71 blue card and 60 white for 131.
Mike Connolly of Dover, N.H., and Dan Kaeka of West Tisbury tied for second at 136 and OB's Mark Luce was next at 138. Three women finished the course: Michelle Black in 135, Kelley Southwick in 156, and Amy Vanneman in 172.