Cal Fiore, an 11-year-old black belt, demonstrates his skill with a bo staff.
Seventeen Karate students of Sensei Catie Fuller and Sensei Tim Merriman of Strictly All Contact competed in weapons, forms, and fighting with more than 400 other Karate students, May 6, at Assumption College in Worcester.
Scoring was by individual efforts only. There were no team scores. Vineyard participants scored well.
Stanley Dutton, a 13-year-old black belt, finished first in weapons.
Jessica Willoughby, another 13-year-old black belt, was fourth in forms and second in fighting.
Cal Fiore, 11, still another black belt, was fourth in weapons and second in fighting.
Madison Hughes, Jessica Willoughby, and Abby Willoughby don their helmets preparing to fight. Jessica and Madison both earned second place points in the event.
Six-year-old Nick Fiore, who wears a yellow belt, was first at fighting.
Taylor Kuhne, 11, a brown belt, was second in forms, third in fighting.
Ian Brew, 13, another brown belt, was third in fighting.
Brown-belter Madison Hughes, 12, was first in weapons, second in forms and fighting.
Melanie Krauss, 14, a green belt, was third in forms.
Another green belt, 11-year-old Gage Ronich was second in fighting.
Cord Bailey, 10, wearing a yellow belt, was 4th in fighting.
Michaella Gaines, 13, a yellow belt, was second in both forms and fighting.
Hunter Cleary, 5, was fourth in forms.
Jean Cleary, 44, a white belt, was first in forms, second in fighting.
Vineyard attacker is assailed fore and aft. Photo by Ralph Stewart
Home teams lose inter-Island games
The MVRHS girls lacrosse team went to Nantucket and brought back an 8-4 win. Alaina Aristide scored thrice and had an assist. Jane Alexander scored twice and assisted once. Katie Campbell, Taylor MacDonald, and Rachel Schubert added a goal apiece. Goalie Zoe Fisher was effectively fronted by Jen Murphy but still collected 10 saves.
The MVRHS boys hosted the Whalers and generously presented them with an 11-3 win.
Nantucket improved its season record to 6-4. It was the second loss of the season for the Vineyard.
A stick with a mind of its own tries to join the play. Photo by Ralph Stewart
MV missed the valuable contributions of Edison Parzanese and Alex Avakian, sidelined for four games for disciplinary reasons.
Riley Dobel, Taylor Pierce, and Mike O'Donoghue scored. Pete Ferrini assisted.
Monday, visiting Falmouth jumped off to an early lead and took home a 9-5 win. Trailing by six, the Islanders rallied for three goals in the last five minutes, refusing to respond to the Clippers constant fouling, while demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship and a "never-say-die" attitude.
Josh Paulson (2), Duncan Meyst, Ben Rossi, and Taylor Pierce scored. Pierce and Tim Scott assisted. Mark Levesque had a strong game in goal.
Yesterday the Islanders, already qualified for the post-season playoffs, were at Arlington. Saturday, Cohasset comes to town at 2:30. A second game with Nantucket will be played there, Tuesday, compleing the schedule.