Photo by Julie Cordeiro
A high hard one
Josh Lilley, 18, a veteran July camper at Camp Jabberwocky, tossed the "first ball" prior to the Tampa Bay game at Fenway Park, Tuesday, April 18. Josh had a little help from Peter Halby, 30, program director of the non-profit Access Sport America and a many-talented counselor at Camp Jabberwocky for 15 years.
Some 40 members of the July Camp family attended with camp director Gillian Butchman.
Phil Derrick of Chilmark, Fenway Ambassador Extraordinaire, alerted The Times to the event and saw to it that The Times received the picture above.
The Sox won the game, 7-4.
Panek mows 'em down
The MVRHS junior varsity softball team and pitcher Jackie Panek put two in the win column during vacation week, first crunching New Bedford Voke in the Whaling City, 19-3, on Wednesday. Pitcher Panek posted 10 Ks, gave up one hit and a walk, and went 2 -for-3 at the plate, in five innings. The game was shortened to five innings by the slaughter rule.
Friday. the Vineyarders were even more dominant at Seekonk, 17-1. Panek pitched a no-hitter , striking out nine and walking one. Jackie and Emily Hines each had two hits. Again, the slaughter rule stopped the carnage after five innings.
The jayvees are 3-2 on the season.
The MVRHS boys lacrosse team lost its first game of the season, Tuesday, at Barnstable, 12-6. The Red Raiders held the Islanders scoreless in the first quarter and led, 5-0. At the half, Barnstable maintained its edge, 7-2.
Edison Parzanese led Vineyard scorers with four goals.
Last Thursday M.V. defeated Dover Sherborn, 10-7. It was the first time in four years that the Islanders had topped the Raiders. The score was tied at seven going into the fourth period.
In the final frame, it was "Horatio at the bridge" as goalie Mark Levesque, having his best game of the season thus far, rose to the occasion and blocked every D-S shot on goal in the quarter while the Vineyarders were adding three more to their total.
High scoring Edison Parzanese had four goals and three assists. Taylor Pierce scored thrice and Peter Ferrini twice. Tim Scott also scored and Mike O'Donoghue had an assist.
Saturday, Levesque & Co. held Sandwich to five goals while Parzanese, Riley Dobel, and Tim Scott each scored and scored again to give M.V. its 6-5 edge and the sixth win of the year.
The Vineyarders play at Nauset tomorrow and Bp. Stang visits Monday afternoon.
Twins smash Reds
In the Minor League's first week of play, the Twins were powered by home runs off the bats of Eric Perzanowski, Colin Cameron, Tucker McNeely, and David DaSilva. Cameron and Adahy Gonsalves shared shutout credits. Final score Monday: Twins 17, Reds 0.
Also Monday, the Indians beat the Devil Rays.
Tuesday, the Marlins topped the Rockies, 8-5. Joey Uva started for the Marlins and pitched three scoreless innings. Cameron Maciel relieved. Ben Lukowitz doubled in the final and winning runs.
Ladies at sea
BoatU.S., which claims to be the nation's leading advocate for recreational boaters, wants to "spur more women to take up boating" and to that end has posted 15 questions at BoatUS.com/women in an attempt to discover how women boaters learned and acquired skills in powerboating, sailing, canoeing and kayaking.
Junior High Champs
The Martha's Vineyard junior high hockey claimed the title Southeastern Mass. Junior High Champions by outlasting Marshfield, 5-4, at the Bridgewater Arena, Friday, April 14. Darren Gazaille led the parade to the Marshfield net with three goals and an assist. Other scoring was by Henry Smith, and Colby Gouldrup. Colby had two assists; Chris Davis had three.
Louie Jacobs Walsh guarded the net behind a strong defensive effort by Patrick Hart, Nelson Dickson, Alex Bilzerian, Tony DeBettencourt, and Tyler Araujo.
Proud of his charges, Coach Dan Gouldrup told The Times, " it was a great up-and-down game and a great defense turned into a good offense."
The Vineyard Futsal league's top four teams play the league's final games of the season this Sunday at the B&G Club. Ilha (8/2) takes on Matheus (4/1/3), in the first game, a meeting of the number 2 and 4 teams at 10 am. Undefeated Ajax (9/0) will go against Colorado (6/1), owner of the third best record, in the twin bill.
The MVRHS girls lacrosse team pulled out a 4-3 win over Barnstable at the Red Raiders field, Tuesday, when Katie Campbell beat the Red Raiders goalie, Brittany Warmington, with 1:07 left on the clock.
It was Katie's second goal in the game. Taylor MacDonald also scored twice.
Freshman Zoe Fisher made 16 saves in goal for the Vineyard.
The Vineyarders trailed 3-1 until late in the second half, then scored three unanswered goals to notch their third win of the season against one loss.
Jayvees swamp Raiders
The MV junior varsity remained undefeated, 3-0, after trouncing Barnstable, 13-1, Tuesday. Seven Islanders scored: Anna Christina Jurczyk (4), Alexia Fisher (3), Sophie Lew (3), Julianna Dye, Alida Dean, and Christina Wiley.
Goalie Kaitlin Kram earned the shut out.
Pitch, Hit, Run
The M.V. Little League will host a (free) Pepsi Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition, at 10 am, Saturday, May 6, at Nunes Field, Edgartown.
Competitors will be divided into three age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12 .
All participants must fill out a registration/waiver form prior to competing.
Call or e-mail Ray Tattersall with questions: 696-6737 or icemanmv3@AOL.com.
The 32nd annual Rod & Gun Club's trout fishing tournament will be held Saturday, May 6, at Duarte's Pond off Lamberts Cove Road in West Tisbury. Some 2,500 trout will have been added to the pond for the occasion. Hot dogs and cocoa will be served to the young anglers and numerous prizes donated by Island businessmen will be awarded.
Cooper Gilkes is in charge of the R&G program and could use some help. Call him at 627-8202.
Alan Albee, trap shooting champ. Photo by Bob DeLisle
25 X 25
Nick Bologna of Chilmark added his name to the 16 already inscribed on the Skeet Straight Club plaque at the MV Rod & Gun Club, Friday, by breaking 25 "pigeons" in a row.
Nick's gun of choice was a 12-gauge shotgun. His feat was the more noteworthy as it was accomplished despite blustery winds and Nick is a relatively new member of the skeet shooting fraternity.
Nick received an enameled 25 straight pin and had his hat aerated by shot from his fellow skeeters.
Sunday, Alan Albee of Edgartown earned the 2006 Trap Shooting title, breaking the most clay birds with winds gusting up to 35 knots.
Nick Bologna was second and last year's champ, Bob DeLisle, was third.
In July, national skeet champion and master skeet instructor John Shima of San Antonio, Texas, will offer classes for beginners and experienced skeet shooters at the R&G Club. To learn more and/or register for a class, call Bob Merry (508-353-7236) or Bob DeLisle (508-221-0912).
available for State Outdoor Camp
The Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club will pay all expenses for two Island youngsters to attend MassWildlife's Junior Conservation Camp this summer in Chesterfield.
The two-week session runs from Aug. 6 to 18 at the Chesterfield Scout Reservation in Chesterfield. The club will pay the $500 fee and travel expenses for two Islanders between the ages of 13 (as of July 1) and 17.
Camp activities include forestry, soil conservation, wildlife management, archery, orienteering, and basic camping. A basic hunter education course and boating safety course is also part of the program.
Would-be campers need to contact Rod and Gun Club member Karen Kukolich at 508-627-8556.
The camp scholarship program, and the upcoming spring Kids' Trout Derby on Saturday, May 6, are just two of many programs supported by the club, which is located in Edgartown on Sengekontacket Pond.
Hoorah for Kelsey
Plymouth State Univ. (N.H.) lets us know that Kelsey MacDonald has scored 26 goals and assisted on nine others for the Panthers thus far. She has 73 ground balls to her credit and 59 draws.
PSU is 9-2 for the season, their only losses to powerful Bowdoin and Colby. At 6-0, they are undefeated in their conference.
The Babe's softball
The Phillies shut out the Red Sox, 14-0, behind the pitching of Kat deBettencourt and Katie Stewart. Katie also had two hits for the Phillies.
Diamond Araujo pitched well for the very young Red Sox team.