Kevin Gray of Falmouth sprinted to the finish line, completing the five-mile road race well ahead of the field. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Gray day at the Murdick's Fudge Run-the-Chop
Kevin Gray, 28, of Falmouth, who ran away with the Oak Bluffs Memorial Day 5K, returned to the Island for the annual Murdick's Fudge 5 mile Run-The-Chop, Saturday, completing the course in 25.57 beating everyone to the tape by more than two minutes.
Second to finish was 40-year-old Joe Cresko of Arlington, Virginia, in 28:21. John Sullivan, 45, of West Roxbury was third at 29:08.
The rest of the top ten were (4) Mark Hecox, 42. Henniker, N.H., 30:07 (5) Patrick Sullivan, 22, Aquinnah, 30:55 (6) Andrew Gaidus, 17, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 31:15 (7) Steven Eick, 42, New York, N.Y., 31:24 (8) Josiah Black, 37, Wellesley, 32:32 (9) Thomas Gaidus, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 33:11 (10) Mark Thompson. 43, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 33:15.
The first female to complete the course was Amanda Glazer, 22, of Oak Bluffs, in 35:47. She was 18th overall.
One hundred fifty-seven persons made the run.
Amanda Glazer, finishing first of the female runners, looked fit enough to go another five miles.
Top finishers in the
Male under 12: Jesse Austin, 1:00:16
Female 13-19: (1) Kate Mahoney, 15, Oak Bluffs, 39:53; (2) Abby Jones, 19, Hingham, 41:02; (3) Genevieve Flanders, 19, Chilmark, 41:59; (4) Sarah Greenberg, 18, Gladwyne, Pa., 47:27; (5) Sarah Russell, 19, 55:03.
Male 13-19: (1) Andrew Gaidus, 17, 31:15; (2) Thomas Gaidus, 14, 33:11; (3) Brett McNeice, 19, Oak Bluffs, 37:27; (4) Ryan Dawe, 16, Northborough, 45:25.
Female 20-29: (1) Amanda Glazer, 22, Oak Bluffs, 35;47; (2) Katrina Delgadillio, 25, Vineyard Haven, 36:04; (3) Kelly Tschantz, 27, Newtown, Conn., 38:19; (4) Kelly Bargmann, 29, New York, N.Y., 40:47; (5) Emily Cooney, 25, Vineyard Haven, 43.46.
Male 20-29: (1) Kevin Gray, 28, Falmouth, 25:57; (2) Patrick Sullivan, 22, Aquinnah, 30:55; (3) John DeWitt, 20, Wayland, 33:54; (4) Brian Goldberg, 26, Cambridge, 34:12; (5) Scott Dawe, 21, Northborough, 36:33.
Female 30-39: (1): Laura Gelman, 31, Montclair, N.J., 40:12; (2) Brenda Glade, 37, Boxborough, 40:41; (3) Joellen BenDavid, 36, Oak Bluffs, 40:41; (4) Krista Osborn. 32, Edgartown, 40:51; (5) Melissa Cumming, 36, Princeton, 42:06.
Male 30-39: (1) Josiah Black, 37, Wellesley, 32:32; (2) John Patton, 39, Aquinnah, 35:22; (3) William Keravuori, 37, Boston, 36:05; (4) Daniel Fetter, 34, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 38:14; (5) Lewis Jordano, 36, Cambridge, 38:21.
Female 40-49: (1) Dawn Marinelli, 46, Bridgewater, N.J., 36:42; (2) Martha Noble, 44, Amherst, N.H., 39:21; (3) Rachel Shanor, 48, Milton, 40:00; (4) Ellie Severine, 46, Dartmouth, 41:36; (5) Holly Bacon, 45, Bonita Springs, Fla., 42:37.
Male 40-49: (1) Joe Cresko, 40, Arlington, Va., 28:21; (2) John Sullivan, 45, West Roxbury, 29:08; (3) Mark Hecox, 42, Henniker, N.H., 30:07; (4) Steven Eick, 42, New York, N.Y.; (5) Mark Thompson, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 33:15.
Female 50-59: (1) Lorraine Gaidus, 50, 38:37; (2) Phyllis Kugler, 59, West Tisbury, 42:01; (3) Kathleen Kaempfert, 56. Vineyard Haven, 46:24; (4) Katheryn Rogers, 50, Chatham, N.J., 57:07; (5) Nancy Wemer, 56, Scarsdale, N.Y., 57:21.
Male 50-59: (1) Steven Katz, 55, West Tisbury, 34:47; (2) David Walker, 51, New York, N.Y., 36:47; (3) Anthony Canpaqua, 58, Hamden, Conn., 41:08; (4) Scott Hazelton, 51, Woodstock, Conn., 41:15; (5) Tom Clark, 59, Barrington, R.I., 43:42.
Female 60-69: (1) Carole Viola, 63, Oceon, N.Y., 56:37; (2) Joanna Fairchild, 60, Vineyard Haven, 1:10:00.
Male 60-69: (1) Jim Austin, 63, Vineyard Haven, 35:56; (2) John Flannery, 60, Belmont, 38:35; (3) Rick Pietsch, 66, Vineyard Haven, 40:48; (4) Robert Doyle, 62, Vineyard Haven, 41:06; (5) Robert Ebstein, 65, Boston, 41:06.
Male 70-79: (1) David Egger, 70, Princeton, N.J., 1:05:53; (2) Samuel Feldman, 77, Chilmark, 1:10:08
Jeremy Maciel was the starting pitcher for the Blue Jays. He helped his own cause with a two-run homer in the first inning.
Jays are Minor League Champs
The Blue Jays claimed the Minor League championship, Thursday, outdueling the Twins at Veira Park, 7-2, on a somewhat misty day.
The Jays scored four runs in the top of the first inning. After leadoff batter David Macias was called out on strikes, Haley Maciel singled to right. He proceeded to steal second and, when the throw sailed into center field, he took third, and then scored when Kyle Francis followed with a double down the right field line. Francis went to third on a wild pitch and, after Silas Berlin took a called third strike, scored on Max Davies's triple. Jeremy Maciel, the sixth Jay to bat, hit a home run, again to right field. Twins pitcher Colin Cameron struck out Paul Mayhew ending the inning.
Jays pitcher Jeremy Maciel faced only three batters, Yannick Gonsalves's line drive heading for right was caught by Silas Berlin, leaving his feet and diving to his right. Colin Cameron bounced back to the pitcher. Adahy Gonsalves went down swinging.
Twins hurler Cameron struck out the side in the top of the first. Mike Mazza and Sidney Davies looked at third strikes. Axel Cooperrider went down swinging.
Eric Personoski reached on an error at first, stole second and third, but died there as Jack Slayton and Tucker McNeeley went down on strikes and Mason Jeffers grounded out to first unassisted.
Kyle Francis doubled in the first inning, driving in Haley Maciel with the Jays' first run.
The Jays added three runs in the third. Noah Cooperrider and Nathan Francis walked. David Macias drove in Cooperrider with a double. After Maciel and Francis fanned, Silas Berlin reached on an error and Francis scored. Berlin came across the plate when Davies singled. Maciel grounded out to first. Blue Jays 7, Twins 0.
In the bottom of the third, Austin Fournier drew a base on balls, went to second on a passed ball and stole third. But Connor Donnelly struck out, Andrew Fournier popped out to third and David Da Silva, trying to bunt for a hit, was thrown out. 1-3.
In the top of the fourth, Mayhew, Mazza, and Davies all struck out.
Tim Maciel opened the bottom of the fourth with a walk and went to second on a passed ball, to third on a wild pitch. Yannick Gonsalves popped out to the pitcher. Colin Cameron bounced out to first base, scoring Maciel from third. Adahy Gonsalves lined a double up the middle. Personoski flied out to right field.
Noah Cooperrider grounded out to the pitcher. Nathan Francis singled and went to second on an error but was thrown out at third trying to steal. David Macias took a called third strike ending the top of the fifth.
In the Twins half, Slayton walked but was picked off. McNeely struck out. Fournier bounced out to first.
In the top of the sixth, Macias popped to the pitcher. Maciel struck out. Francis and Berlin walked. Davies fanned.
The Twins scored a run in the bottom of the sixth. Austin Fournier walked and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Donnelly grounded out to the pitcher. Andrew Fournier went down swinging. David DaSilva and Tim Maciel were hit by pitches. Yannick Gonzalves bounced back to the pitcher and was thrown out ending the game.
A Boy Scout gets some skeet shooting pointers from Robert De Lisle, certified shooting instructor and club president. Photo by Jesse Husid
NJ Boy Scout troop takes aim at gun safety
At a time when the nightly news often features reports about youth gun violence in Boston and cities around the country, a group of off-Island Boy Scouts traveled to Martha's Vineyard to learn about the fun and sport of responsible firearms use.
Boy Scouts of America Troop 22 from Bloomfield, NJ spent one day last month on the skeet range of the Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club with club president and certified firearms safety instructor Robert DeLisle learning about proper gun use. But the highlight of the trip was the opportunity to take a turn on the skeet range trying to hit one of the fast moving clay targets with an over-under, 20-gauge shotgun.
Almost half of the 15-member troop, ranging in age from 12 to19 and including four Eagle Scouts, had never shot a gun. Safety was the theme throughout the day.
"They're learning safety first. I tell the boys these are tools, they're not toys," said Mr. Wilson Friday afternoon. "And Mr. De Lisle is doing a great job showing them the safety side of it."
Mr. De Lisle, a retired high school teacher who lives in Edgartown, said he enjoys teaching young people and sharing his shooting skills. He was also happy to see kids enjoying the outdoors.
"My kids did things outside, before there were computers, and it was good for them," said Mr. DeLisle. "But today, do you see kids outside playing tag or anything? They don't do anything, and parents wonder why their kids are out of shape. I'm happy that we're able to get kids outside."
Participating in the shoot also helped each scout qualify for a Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge, as well as a Shotgun Shooting Awareness Patch. "It's good for the kids, teaching them about firearms," Mr. De Lisle said. "There's no one now to show them. Their fathers aren't out hunting like the old days."
The morning began with the basics after which the Troop was treated to hot dogs and soda by Mr. De Lisle, and then watched some of the club's members break targets. Then it was time for the troop members to demonstrate their skills.
Each troop member was given five targets. The 20 gauge was used because it is designed for skeet shooting and does not have much recoil, said Mr. De Lisle.
At the conclusion of the shoot the Troop went inside the simple one-story clubhouse and Mr. De Lisle presented the scouts with badges and patches. The highest scoring shooters also received special souvenirs (three unlucky Scouts were docked a point by their leader for wearing Yankees hats).
The scouts were thrilled. "Anything with badges or beads attached to it is very large in the life of a scout," said Mr. Wilson. "Even the old ones."
The New Jersey troop had an Island connection. Assistant Scout Master Paul Wilson said his sister, an Oak Bluffs resident, told him the Island had two local boy scout troops and suggested he and his troop spend its annual June camping trip on the Island. "I asked the guys if they'd like to go to Martha's Vineyard back in January when there was a couple of feet of snow on the ground," said Mr. Wilson. "They thought that was a fantastic idea."
By the end of their stay, which included kayaking, swimming and bicycling, there did not appear to be anyone who thought making a trip to the Vineyard was the wrong choice.