Thursday's pitchers duel between Apponequet and the Vineyard went to the Lakers, 1-0. Apponequet's Jen Lawrey pitched a no-hitter, spoiling Brielle Leonard's masterpiece. The Lakers scored their only run in the final inning.
At Old Rochester, Monday, the Islanders took it on the chin, 19-0. Their season record stands at 3-9.
Netmen win, win, win!
The MVRHS boys tennis team posted its first win of the season, Wednesday, winning every match with Sturgis in straight sets despite the absence of second singles player Timo Nivala. Tim McHugh beat Josh Hoxie, 6-3, 6-1; Andrew McHugh downed Mike Fink, 6-1, 6-1; Dylan Hutchinson dropped John Marshall, 6-2, 6-0, sweeping the singles matches.
The doubles teams also dominated: Daniel Han and Seth Seeman: 6-3, 6-3, and Ben Ferry and Jonah Lipsky: 6-0, 6-1.
The purple netmen followed that victory with back-to-back wins versus Chatham. Beginning in Chatham, Monday, May 1, and continuing here a week later, the Island singles players won their matches in straight sets: Tim McHugh, 6-3, 6-2; Timo Nivala, 7-6, 6-1 and Andrew McHugh, 6-0, 6-4.
MV's first doubles duo, Dylan Hutchinson and Daniel Han, also won, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
This Monday, the Island singles players continued their mastery: Tim, 6-1, 6-0; Timo, 6-2, 6-2, Andrew, 6-4, 6-3.
The Vineyard doubles teams both lost.
The MV boys team record improved to 3-6.
Saturday, May 20, is the date of the annual MVRHS boys tennis team's round robin tournament at the Edgartown Yacht Club courts on Pease's Point Way.
Rain date is Sunday, May 21. All ages and abilities are welcome. Entry fee is $50. Gourmet hors d'oeuvres, "fabulous" door prizes and an enjoyable afternoon of tennis are offered. All proceeds will be used to purchase equipment and uniforms for the team. To sign up or ask questions, call Connie McHugh, 508-696-8000. Checks may be made payable to the MVRHS District Tennis Boosters and sent to Marsha Shufrin, 4 Maple Hill Drive, Aquinnah, MA 02535.
The MVRHS boys lacrosse team easily trounced New Bedford in the Whaling City, Wednesday, 13-0.
Coach Ferini used the opportunity to bench some of his starters, replacing them with junior varsity players, including goalie Gus Hayes.
Scoring was done by Riley Dobel, (3) Edison Parzanese (3), Duncan Meyst (2), Taylor Pierce (2), Tim Scott, Josh Paulson, and Michael O'Donoghue
Assists were credited to Meyst (2), Parzanese, Scott, Pierce, Tyler, Hathaway, Paulson, and Dobel.
Friday, at home, the Islanders dominated Division One Dartmouth, 14-3. It was the second time they faced the Indians. The first time MV won a seesaw game, 11-7. Dartmouth's record is 8-2, both of its losses were to the Vineyard.
Island scoring was by Pierce (3), Scott (3), Dobel (2), Meyst (2), Parzanese (2), Pete Ferrini, and Ben Rossi. Parzanese had six assists and Meyst had two.
Monday, the Islanders treated visiting Bourne to a 15-3 thrashing. Parzanese and Ferrini were a one-two punch. Each scoring five times. Meyst added four more. Paulson also scored. MV led at the half, 8-1.They took their 11-1 record to Austin Prep yesterday.
Last week the Dodgers shut out the Cubs, twice, Thursday, at Nunes Field, Edgartown, William Stewart and Ben Ciciora shared the mound, striking out 11 Cubs and giving up one hit - to Delmont Araujo.. At the plate, Stewart had two hits and scored the game's only run. Ciciora had the only other Dodger hit.
Alec Tattersall and Noah Stobie hurled effectively for the Cubs, holding the Dodgers to three hits and fanning nine.
Friday, again at Nunes, Stewart and Ciciora did it again, striking out 16, walking one, and allowing six hits.
For the Dodgers. Ciciora was 2-for-2, including a home run. Both Chris Morris and Ramon Espino hit safely twice.
Tattersall, Stobie, and Jack Rogers pitched for the Cubs, fanning 15, walking 5, and giving up 10 hits. Delmont Araujo had half of the Cubs six hits. Tattersall (2) and Stobie had the others.
W L T
West Tisbury 3 1 0
Oak Bluffs 2 1 1
Edgartown 1 1 1
Tisbury 0 3 0
Coaches quietly agreed that the rule infraction at the end of the Tisbury vs. West Tisbury game did not change the outcome, resulting in a reversal of the ruling that had awarded the win to Tisbury.
In the West Tisbury vs. Oak Bluffs game last week there was no question as to the victor. The up-Islanders scored a dozen runs and held O.B. to one. WesTiz hurler Michael Kendall fanned 14. Caleb Costas was 3-for-3 and drove in two runs. Taylor Smith had two hits and made some outstanding plays in the field.
Two in column L
With 2-for-3 at the plate, including a double, Joel Rebello scored the only MVRHS run against visiting Apponequet, Thursday.
It wasn't nearly enough as the Lakers crossed the plate four times off the servings of MV starter Max Shay. Relief pitcher Joe Keaney closed the door allowing just one hit over the final two and 2/3 innings but the horse had left the barn.
Monday, the Vineyarders lost to Old Rochester away, 6-2. Joe Keaney started, went four innings, and took the loss. Josh Flanders was effective in relief. Both Joel Rebello and Billy Johnson hit safely twice. The Vineyarders fell to 1-12 on the year. Weather permitting, although it wasn't promising at press time, the team played at Greater New Bedford yesterday and is at Seekonk, Friday.
Pitch, Hit, Run
The first pitch-hit-run competition on the Island was held Saturday at Nunes Field, Edgartown, under the watchful eye of Ray Tattersall and helpers.
Pitchers threw a Little League regulation 46 feet at a rectangular target approximating an average strike zone. Hitters batted off a tee, trying to hit the ball far and straight as the hit was judged by length minus distance from the perpendicular line.
Runners were timed running from second to home via third base.
Local winners are eligible for regional competition and regionals winners qualify for the nationals, winners to be announced at the All Star game.
Players were divided into two groups: 9/10 and 11/12.
In the 9/10 group, Colin Cameron was best all around. Tyson Araujo was second and Diamond Araujo third.
Colin's was the longest hit, 120 feet. Tyson won the pitch (5 of 6) and run competition.
In the older group, the top score was Noah Stobie's followed by Delmont Araujo and Tyler Araujo.
Delmont and Tyler tied for hitting honors at 167 feet. Noah hit the pitching target 5 of 6 tries and won the race from second base.
U-16s win, lose
The Friends of Vineyard Soccer under 16 girls travel soccer team defeated Taunton, 5-1, and lost to Dartmouth, 2-3, over the weekend.
Both Rachel Schubert and Mollie Fisher scored twice against Taunton. Erin Morris also scored, heading the ball into the net off a Nica Sylvia handspring throw-in.
The MV goals in the Dartmouth game were by Rachel Schubert and Erin Morris, again converting a Sylvia special throw-in.
Girls varsity lax
Despite horrible cold, rainy conditions, the MVRHS girls lacrosse team kept its date with Dartmouth at Dartmouth on Tuesday. And lost to the Indians and the weather, 11-4.
MV's Taylor MacDonald scored the game's first goal, which seemed to excite the Indians who ran off the next five goals in the next five minutes. The Vineyarders improved their play in the second half Coach Betsy Dripps told The Times, Alaina Aristide scored twice, Katie Campbell also scored, accounting for the Vineyard's four goals. Dartmouth scored 11.
Monday, at Bourne, the Islanders tied the Canal ladies in an exciting game with the Vineyarders playing catch-up all the way and they did! Final score; 11-11. Bourne led at the half, 7-5.
Katherine Clark scored four goals, including the final tying one with a minute and a half left on the clock.
Zoe Fisher had 11 saves in goal. Taylor MacDonald , Alaina Aristide, and Katie Campbell had strong games.
The team's next home game is Saturday versus Franklin at 1 pm.
Friday, the Twins outlasted the Orioles, 12-9, behind the battery of pitcher Eric Perzanowski and catcher Yannick Gonsalves. Mason Jeffers and Tucker McNeely contributed some clutch hitting.
Also Friday, the Reds dropped the Devil Rays, 15-10. Reds pitcher Gabe Bergeron allowed only two walks in the first four innings. Felix Tucker relieved in the final two innings.
Monday, the Indians wore out the base paths scoring 17 times and holding the Reds to six. The Reds took the lead in the second inning on a bases-loaded triple by D.J. Nelson. But that was the end of the Red threat while the Tribe was scoring 12 more times.
Also Monday, the Bluejays overcame an 8-0 deficit to defeat the Twins at Manter Field.
Blue Jays 5-0-0
Orioles 0 4 0
Devil Rays 0-4-0
Track teams splash to impressive wins
The MVRHS boys and girls track teams might be beaten sometime, but they cannot be stopped.
In spite of the cold wind and rain Tuesday, they embarked for New Bedford for a meet with Diman Regional Vocational and returned drenched, tired, and victorious, not a few having established personal bests.
The boys won, 77-49, led by David Amabile who won the 100 meter dash in 11:08, the 200 in 24:06, the high jump and was second in the long jump.
Josh Jackson was second in the triple jump and won the 300 hurdles in 45:3, a personal best.
At the conclusion of the field events, the Vineyard had a more than comfortable lead, 40-14.
The MVRHS girls won their meet in a walk, 120-13.
The Diman girls won 10 of their 13 points in the field events.
Morgan Ibarrondo was a triple winner, collecting gold in both the low and high hurdles as well as the triple jump.
Cassaundra Gaines won the javelin with her best throw yet, 85 feet, under the worst possible conditions.
Thursday, the boys and girls teams compete at West Bridgewater.
Coach Schroeder and AD Field are still trying to find a remedy for the disappointing no-show of Sacred Heart last week, but don't hold your breath.
The MV Youth Girls Lacrosse U-13 team tied Bourne, 7-7, and tied Weymouth, 9-9, at Bourne, Sunday.
The U-15 girls defeated Bourne, 14-10, and Weymouth, 8-6.
This Sunday, the girls will host Holliston at the high school. A U-15 game is at 1 pm. The U-13 game follows at 2:15.