Morgan Ibarrondo won the high and low hurdles and was second in the triple jump for the Vineyard. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Poised for today's Mayflower finale
Tuesday, a large and talented pair of Sacred Heart track and field teams arrived to challenge the Vineyard boys and girls teams.
The boys meet
The Vineyarders emerged from the field events with a 44-10 lead. MV swept the shot put with efforts by Garrett Rice (38' 3.75"), James Bishop, and Ryan Gorman.
They did as well in the discus, led by Ry Yennie's 118' 11" heave, again backed up by Bishop and Gorman.
Sacred Heart won the javelin throw, but Adam Herman and E.J. Sylvia earned second and third points.
Steve Greenberg and Sylvia were 1-2 in the high jump, both clearing 5' 8".
Josh Jackson won both the long and triple jumps. David Amabile was third in the long and Connor Rasmussen second in the triple.
Sacred Heart won most of the races: the two mile, 100 meter, 800 meter, high hurdles, 400 meters, and mile. David Amabile won the 200 in 24.4, with Casey Decker second. Josh Jackson won the 300 m low hurdles in 43.8.
MV pointers were Mason Fischer, second at two miles; Amabile, second in the dash; Flanders and Jason Mello, 2-3 in the high hurdles, Yennie was third in the 400. Fischer was third in the mile.
The Vineyard won both relays. Asselin, Rasmussen, Decker, and Jackson ran away with the 4x100. Herman, Kelley, Knowles, and Yennie won the 4x400. Most noteworthy was Thomas Knowles running the third leg - beginning 20 yards behind and handing Ry Yennie a 30-yard lead.
Katrina Nevin broke her own school record by clearing the bar at 5 feet.
The girls meet
Like the boys, the MV girls were dominant in the field events
Alice Hopkins (30' 4") led Ashley Medeiros and Emma Lee Iversen in a sweep of the shot, then with a 98' toss led Rebekah Nivala and Iversen in another sweep with the discus.
Cassaundra Gaines won the javelin throw (78' 3") and Willoughby Smith was third.
Katrina Nevin broke her own school record in the high jump, clearing 5'.
Alexia Schroeder and Morgan Ibarrondo were 1-2 in the triple jump. The best MV could do in the long jump was Nina Butler's third.
The field events finished with the Islanders ahead, 38-16.
Allison Flanders set a new school record for the two mile at 12:10.9, but came in second.
Morgan Ibarrondo won the 300 low hurdles in 51.4 and the 110 high hurdles in 17.9. MV picked up third place points in both events by Emma Lee Iversen and Melissa McCormick.
Alexia Schroeder tied for second in the 200. Carlomagno and Nivala were second and third in the 400.
Hilary Dreyer won the 800 and Katelyn Mahoney was third.
Ashley Rebello was edged in the dash and took second at 13.6. She also ran a leg on the winning 4x100.
Ashley Rebello was second in the 100-meter dash.
Schroeder, Rebello, Butler, and Medeiros were a winning combination in the 4x100 at 53.9.
Nivala, Carlomagno, Mahoney, and Dreyer ran off with the 4x400 in 4:30.
Final tally was MV 81, Sacred Heart 55.
The teams will meet again, Thursday, in the Mayflower League meet at West Bridgewater.
At West Bridgewater
Last Thursday the Vineyard girls defeated West Bridgewater on their own turf, 84-51
Alice Hopkins led sweeps of the shot put and discus. Karina Nevin won the high jump and was second in the long jump.
W.B. took all the points in the javelin and was first and second in the triple jump.
The score was tied, 27-27 in the field events.
The Vineyarders (Flanders, Gaines) were 1-3 in the 2-mile run.
Ibarrondo and Iversen were 1-2 in the low hurdles. Ibarrondo led Loren Gibson and Ainsley Clancy in a sweep of the high hurdles.
Josh Jackson clears the final hurdle and finishes first in the 300 meter lows.
Carlomagno and Nivala were 1-2 at 400 meters.
Nica Sylvia led Gaines and Rachel Fauteux in a sweep of the mile.
West Bridgewater won the 4x100 relay. MV (Flanders, Carlomagno, Dreyer, and Nivala) took the 4x400.
The boys meet
The Islanders won five of the six field events at West Bridgewater, Thursday, Bishop won the shot, Yennie the discus, Greenberg tied for first in the high jump, Jackson won the long jump and Rasmussen the triple. MV 37, WB 17.
MV won all the races except the 400 in which Yennie was second. Winners were: two miles James Bishop, low hurdles Josh Jackson, 100m David Amabile, 800m Logan Russell, high hurdles Gus Paquet-Whall, 200m David Amabile, mile Jackson Parker.
The Islanders won both the 4x100 and 4x400.
Final score: MV 92-WB 44.
Surrounded by Red Raiders, Katherine Clark managed to score with an overhead backward shot.
Girls lacrosse season extended
The MVRHS girls lacrosse team faced a daunting task beginning Saturday at Walpole and continuing Sunday versus Hopkinton and Monday at New Bedford. Tuesday they were home to Barnstable, Wednesday to Nantucket and Thursday to Franklin - six games in six days!
Walpole started fast, Saturday, scoring four goals in the first five minutes. The Islanders responded with goals by freshman Laura Jernegan, another by Alaina Aristide, a third by Taylor MacDonald. Walpole spurted to a four-point lead with three straight goals, matched by three from Jane Alexander, Katherine Clark and MacDonald.
The Rebels scored three again and Katie Campbell answered with two for the Vineyard. At the half it was Walpole up, 10-5.
The second half belonged to the Vineyard, which outscored Walpole seven to four, but the game was a 14-12 Walpole win.
Katherine Clark swats the ball from Barnstable toward Ilikea Scott.
Hopkinton, one of the top teams in the Division (11-2), found themselves behind twice in the early going, Sunday after Aristide and MacDonald scored. But Hopkinton took a lead they would not relinquish six minutes into the game. At the half, they led 10-5. At game's end it was 17-8.
Monday, at New Bedford, the Island girls struggled in the first half; the NB goalie stopped 15 shots. But goals by Aristide and Campbell were enough to keep the Vineyard tied at the half, 2-2.
MV found their game in the second period and scored four times - Rachel Schubert, Laura Jernegan, Katie Campbell (2) . New Bedford responded with three of its own before Jerengan picked up a loose ball in front of the net and tossed it in. Aristide, Campbell and Alexander scored the final MV goals. MV 10, NB 7.
Goalie Zoe Fisher had 19 saves.
Tuesday the Vineyarders trounced Barnstable, 13-5, thereby claiming a spot in the MIAA tourney.
Katie Campbell scored six times and Alaina Aristide added three. Also scoring: Katie Keppeler (2), Taylor MacDonald, and Laura Jernegan.
Zoe Fisher made nine saves in goal.
MV goalie Rafael Maciel charges out to force high-flying Kevin Goulart off course.
The Friends of Vineyard Soccer travel teams were active last weekend.
The U-16 girls won their fourth game of five played, besting Fall River, 3-1. Rachel Schubert's hat trick did it for the Vineyard. Kia Minor was the shut-out goalie, and Emma Lee Iversen, Jocelyn Andrade and Nica Sylvia all had strong games, .
The U-16 boys continued their (6-0) winning ways, topping New Bedford, 3-0.
The U-13 boys lost to a strong and talent-laden New Bedford team, 7-0. Tuesday the U-13s were at Norton playing to a 3-3 tie. MV led at the half, 2-0 then fell behind 3-2 but came back to tie. Goals were by Felippe Freitas, John Oliveira, and Jock Cooperrider.
Photo by Doug Heil
St. George's claims the Mark
St. George's School claimed the Mark Trophy and the New England high school team racing championship, after a day of sailing, Saturday, in Vineyard Haven Harbor.
The morning qualifying round was held in strong 20- to 25-knot winds, just the kind the of Vineyard sailors like. In the afternoon, winds slowed to 12 to 15 knots.
St. George's finished 10-3, followed by Tabor Academy at 9-4, Hotchkiss at 8-5, Milton Academy at 7-6.
Then came Portsmouth Abbey (which had bumped the Vineyard from competition) 3-4, North Kingston, R.I., 2-5, Xavier, Conn., 2-5 and Manchester-Essex Regional, 0-7.
Results were not announced until 10:30 pm after the committee had heard and ruled on three hours worth of protests.
The top three - St. George's, Tabor, and Hotchkiss - advance to the National Championships this weekend vying for the Baker Trophy also at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club.