Named to the South Coast Conference boys hockey team were Scott Maciel, Joel Rebello, Alex Avakian, and Zach Sylvia. Honorably mentioned were Alex Minnehan and Stephen Greenberg.
Picked for all-star basketball honors in the SCC were Matt Rivers and John Swan. Terrell Johnson and Bubba Brown were mentioned with honors.
Among the SCC girl all-star BB players were Taylor MacDonald and Brittany Stone.
Coveted sportsmanship awards went to Terrell Johnson, Tiffany Smalley, and Alex Avakian.
At the Hockey banquet in the high school cafeteria, Coach Matt Mincone announced that Andover, North Reading, and Franklin had accepted invitations to next year's Fairleigh Dickinson tournament, that Jason Schwab was chosen JV MVP, and this year's Iron Men who showed up for every game and practice were Tad Gold, Sam Hurd, and Scott Cleary. Riley Dobel was dubbed most improved player and Scott Maciel received the coach's award. Elected MVPs by their teammates were Alex Avakian and Alex Minnehan.
The coach received a plaque from his players for reaching the 50-win mark versus Wareham.
Andre Bonnell of Channel 10 sports named the broadcasters MVP picks: Ryan Rossi, Sloane LeRoux, and Alex Avakian.
On the road with FOVS
The Friends of Vineyard Soccer travel soccer girls U-16 team won at Mattapoisett, defeating the Mariners, Saturday, 2-0 on goals by Alexia Schroeder and Molly Fischer - a 7th-grader playing with sophomores. Freshman Kia Minor played an outstanding game.
The U-13 boys team lost at Dartmouth, 3-0. Dartmouth did all its scoring in the second half. Zach Lamie played a strong game for the Vineyard.
Also last weekend the U-11 boys beat Swansea-Somerset, 5-0, the U-10 boys defeated Dartmouth, 4-2 and the U-16 boys trounced Westport, 7-0. U-16 scorers were Adiles Goncalves, Ryan Dwane, Diego and Rodrigo Barcelos, John Ilivera, and Bill Regan. Nico Cuba was the shutout goalie.
The FOVS travel teams compete in the South Coast Soccer League.
Team All Contact, representing Strictly All Contact of Martha's Vineyard, competed in a karate tournament at Northfield, Saturday, and finished fourth.
Individual honors were won by black-belted Evan Souza, 13, 2nd in weapons; Cal Fiore, 12, 4th in forms, 1st in fighting; Jessica Willoughby, 13, 2nd in fighting; brown belted Madison Hughes, 11, 1st in Weapons, 1st in fighting; Tayla Kuehne, 11, 2nd in weapons, 2nd in fighting, Ian Brew, 13, 4th in fighting; blue-belted Abby Willoughby, 9, 2nd in forms, 1st in fighting.
Team All Contact's next tournament is at Assumption College, Worcester, on Thursday, May 4.
Tennis teams lose to Bourne
The MVRHS tennis teams opened their seasons with losses to Bourne Friday.
The boys team, missing its number one player (Tim McHugh, who was off on a class trip), played at home.
Timo Nivala filled the first singles slot, and played well against Mike Leone, one of the better Cape players, but lost 6-2, 6-3.
Freshman Andrew McHugh, playing second singles defeated Mike Machaby decisively, 6-1, 6-2. Jonah Lipsky lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
The doubles team Daniel Han and Dylan Hutchinson forced a third set before conceding, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Seth Seeman and Ben Ferry bowed 6-3, 6-3.
At Bourne, the MV girls gave as good as they got. Caetlyn Hutchinson had little trouble winning at first singles, 6-3, 6-2. Laura Kimball swept her third singles opponent easily, 6-1, 6-1. At second singles Laura Franklin forced a tie-breaker before conceding, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6).
The team needed a win at doubles. Megan Honey and Lauren Bagnall went to a third set but lost, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 and freshmen Eliza Gowell and Haley Koorse lost, 6-2, 6-0.
Pasta for LaX
A spaghetti dinner with two seatings, at 5:30 and 6:30 pm, will be served at the PA Club, Tuesday, April 11, in support of the boys lacrosse program at the high school. A silent auction will also be offered. Tickets: Adults $15, students $7.
The MVRHS junior varsity sailing team swept Lincoln-Sudbury here, Saturday, 3-0.
The MVRHS baseball team had scheduled a double header with Methuen on Saturday, but instead played the first game Friday afternoon and the second Saturday morning. M.V. won Friday's game, 4-1 and lost the Saturday contest, 5-4. It was all a scrimmage should be, according to coach Gary Simmons. All the pitchers had a chance to throw, the batters had a look at lefties and righties, fast balls and curve balls - a good set up for this openers at D/Y Wednesday and versus D/Y here Saturday.
At the B&G Club last Sunday Estopas Futsal Club defeated Imigra, 16-8. Holmes Hole registered a win by forfeit when Estrella Azul failed to show up.
Next Sunday is the game that everyone has been waiting for when Ilha and Ajax clash.
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
Estopas FC 9 3 0 6 9
Tigres 8 2 2 4 8
Holmes Hole 9 2 1 6 7
Imigra 8 1 2 5 5
Estrella Azul 7 1 0 6 3
Volley for Hospice
The Sancy Pachico gymnasium will host an in-house high school volleyball tournament, benefit of M.V. Hospice, Saturday from 2 to 6 pm. Chad Card, MVRHS German teacher and National Honor Society advisor, expects as many as 20 teams of six players each to participate on two courts.
Donations for Hospice will be gratefully received at the door.
On March 23 at the PA Club, Wes Wood's Warriors took home the money after topping Tesch's Tigers, 8-3. Robert O'Sullivan hit a 120 three-dart-on.
The next week Blanchette's Bruisers blew by O'Sullivan's Optimists, 10-1. Michael Lipsky hit a Ton-80 and Pete Searle hit a Round-of-Nine.
Bettencourt's Bombers 71
Wood's Warriors 66
Blanchette's Bruisers 60
Pachico's Pirates 57
Maciel's Marauders 52
Tesch's Tigers 50
Cotterill's Commandos 42
O'Sullivan's Optimists 41
Teenagers are invited to the Sailing Camp on Palm Sunday, April 9, from 11 am to 1 pm to try rowing a six-man pilot gig, the kind of craft used in England and Australia for life saving.
Promised are refreshments, fun, and a great workout!.
To learn more, visit the web site rowingmv.com or call Wendy Gray, 508-693-6891.