Tad Gold skates in on goalie Alex Dorr in the Black and White game. Photos by Ralph Stewart
H.S. hockey league begins play
An eight-week schedule of Summer High School League hockey games began Monday, at the Arena, with the Blacks beating the Whites, 4-1 and the Red and Gold teams playing to a 2-2 tie.
The first game was closer than the score would indicate as the last two goals were shots in an open net.
Riley Dobel scored the first Black goal, assisted by Davey Campbell. The Smith boys cooperated on the second goal, Henry from Jeff.
The empty net goals were by Tad Gold and Jock Cooperrider (from Jeff Smith.)
The Bilzerian brothers, Elliot and Alex, contend on the boards for the Red and the Gold.
Brian Grzesiuk scored for the White, assisted by Brooks Billingham.
In the second game, Joel Rebello scored for the Gold before the game was a minute old. The Reds tied the score with a goal by Mitch Pachico and went ahead with one by Zach Silvia. Just before the game-ending buzzer, Joel Rebello scored his second goal, knotting the score.
Summer High School League games are played Mondays at 6:00 and 7:15 pm. The teams play three 15-minute (running time) periods.
Last summer the Red team won the championship: Seven players of that team have returned to defend their title: Zach Sylvia, Matt Flynn, Joel Rebello, Mitch Pachico, Antone Silvia, Jason Schwab, and Ben Ferry.
This Monday the Black team takes on the Gold and the Red faces off with the White.
The Treds' Richie "Ripper" Roy takes a hefty left-handed cut at the ball and drives in the winning run to beat the Highlanders.
Slo-pitch men's softball
Last Wednesday the Cannons failed to show up in sufficient numbers to play the Wildcats, thus forfeiting the game and suffering their first loss of the season.
The Wildcats generously offered to reschedule the game and play it later, thus erasing the forfeit, if the Cannons reach the end of the season unbeaten in contested games.
In the Wednesday twin bill, The Hurricanes blew by the Boilers.
Thursday, the Brewhas dropped the Wildcats, 19-9, and the Cannons bombed the Riptide.
Asa Vought has the plate blocked and tags out a would-be scorer.
The third game of the triple-header was a nail-biter as the Treds came from behind to overtake the Highlanders, 19-18. Treds pitcher George Madeiras hit two home runs; the second, in the seventh inning, tied the score. Then Brian Scott reached second base and with two outs, and Richie Roy drove him in with the winning run.
Also Thursday, the 'Cats bowed to the Brewhas, 19-9, and the Cannons bombed the Riptide.
Monday, the Treds scored six runs in the first inning then coasted to a 17-4 win over the Riptide. In the second game of the evening, the Brewhas cooled the Boilers, 13-4.
The Cannons vs. Highlanders game, also scheduled for Monday, was postponed as many of the Highlanders were whitewater rafting in Maine. The game was played Wednesday. Also Wednesday: Wildcats vs. Hurricanes and Highlanders vs. Boilers.
League standings as of Tuesday: (1) Loose Cannons 9-1 (2) Treds 9-2 (3) Hurricanes 8-2 (4) Brewhas 7-4 (5) Highlanders 4-6 (5) Wildcats 4-6 (7) Boilers 1-10 (8) Riptide 0-11
Wianno Seniors racing up wind and down wind. Photo by Louisa Gould
EYC annual regatta
Twenty-three boats entered the annual Edgartown regatta's Wianno Sr. Class races, which were won by Todd Kittredge in Pieces of 8 with a second and first place finish in two races.
Second was Ben Sullivan who turned in fourth and second place efforts in Touch of Grey.
John Fallon in Heritage was third with third- and fourth-place points.
Of the 14 Shields Class craft, Bolero, sailed by Roland Van Der Meer, was first. Bolero was first in three of the eight races and scored 20 points.
At place and show were Bill Berry in Syrinx and Jonathan Pope in Madam X with 24 and 33 points, respectively.
There were a dozen Herreshoff Class boats sailing six races. Fleetest of the fleet was Persephone, skippered by Rildey/ Berwind. Persephone won four of the six races, scoring 11. Just two points back was South America with Sheehan at the wheel. Third was Norris Darrell in Doris Clare with a score of 20.
Only three boats sailed in the six-race Rhodes 19 class. Kate Putnam in Joan F was named winner. Second and third honors went to Siamak Adibi in Eroica (12) and Terry Thatcher in Flash (16).
Scheherazade won the Class one Round The Island Race in the corrected time of 10:49:08. Aquarius and Rima were second and third, separated from each other by one minute, a half hour back of the winner.
The Class Two winner was Cilista at 9:33:15. Kinship was second, seven minutes back.
Photo by Jared Meader
Well deserved honors bestowed
The Woods sisters, Julie Meader and Diana received awards at the 16th annual Ice Skating Institute District 1 Championships held at the Charles Moore Arena, Orleans. Julie was named New England District 1 Director of the Year, cited for bringing new ISI coaches into the organization and increasing the number of skaters from the Vineyard, and for her support of off-Island clubs and their skaters. Among those present to witness the award ceremony were Julie's husband Jared, who returned from duty in Iraq last November, and their children Hailey, 5, and Hunter, 3. Diana, who won gold medals in Interpretive 6 and Solo 6 at the meet, was cited for her "outstanding participation and endless dedication to the ISI program."