Mike Joyce III (right) and his caddy father Mike Joyce Jr. watch as Paul Chisholm putts out on the 9th green, a hole won by Mike. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Farm Neck crowns some champions
Mike Joyce III, the new MVRHS Athletic Director, won the Championship round at Farm Neck Golf Course, Saturday, besting Paul Chisholm, 4 & 2.
Mike and Paul halved the first two holes. Then Mike won the third and Paul the fourth. They stayed tied until the 8th and 9th, both won by Mike. They halved the next two holes, but Mike won the 12th and 13th to go up four. Paul won the 14th reducing Mike's lead to three, but only for a moment. After halving the 15th, Mike took the 16th giving him a four hole lead with two holes remaining.
Mike credits his caddy-father for keeping him focused.
Tyler Dean won in the A flight 3 & 1 over Bob Jeffers.
The B flight victor was Tom Pendergast, a 3 & 2 winner versus Terry Kennedy.
Marc Petricone prevailed over Tony da Rosa, 4 & 3, in the C flight
Frank DiDomenico was a 2 & 1 winner over Al Alexander in the senior flight.
Ty Dean, winner in the A flight, blasts out of a greenside bunker guarding the 10th hole.
Valery Levy, at 176 strokes for 36 holes and Anne Lemeneger, at 178, qualified for Saturday's Championship playoff, eliminating Helen Green (182) and Maurie Flanagan (185).
In the A flight it was Jena McCarthy (192) and Connie Campbell (196) over Joan Hipson (199) and Judy Maynes (220).
Qualifying in the B flight was Alice Goyert with 205. Lorraine Cullivan carded 212 and Gail Farrish, 228.
Winner of the Junior Championship Flight was 14-year-old Cameron Eck who bettered Dan Parisi, 2 & 1. Parisi stayed in contention until his drive on 17 landed in the water.
Eleven-year-old Cal Fiore beat Jack Roberts in a sudden-death playoff to take the Junior A flight.
Action in front of the net can be frenetic.
Tuesday evening at Veterans Park, Broadway Screen Printing edged Coop deVille, 1-0. The lone goal of the game was scored by Reuben Fitzgerald off a cross by Carey Baldwin.
In the second game of the evening, Shirley's Hardware topped Sports Haven, 2-1. Shirley's scored first when Maurice De Oliveira found the back of the net. Sports Haven tied the score in the second half on a goal by Eduardo Da Silva. Moments later, Pat Ralston put Shirley's ahead again and to stay.
Last Wednesday the Atlantic Football Club beat Broadway, 2-1, and MV Lathe & Plaster shutout Coop deVille, 2-0.
Neal Sullivan hurries the ball up field for Broadway pursued by a Coop deVille defender.
On Thursday it was Sports Haven and Coop deVille tied, 1-1, and Shirley's Hardware and Atlantic FC doing the same in the late game.
G W D L GF GA Pts
Atlantic FC 6 5 1 0 10 1 16
Shirley's 7 4 2 1 7 2 14
MV L&P 7 4 0 3 12 10 12
Sports Hvn 7 2 2 3 8 7 8
Broadway 7 1 2 3 2 9 5
Coop deVille 6 0 1 5 2 14 1
*Stats do not include Tuesdays games.
League-leading scorers: Antulio Neto (AFC) 5, Eduardo De Silva (SHvn) 5, John DeWitt (L&P) 4, Lucas Brewer (Shr) 3, Jamie Hand (Shr) 2, Daniel Vignolo (Coop) 2, Zach Sylvia (AFC) 2.
Twenty players have scored one goal.
Eight players have been yellow carded once.
The leeward outrigger kicks up spray as Tri Me sizzles downwind to a first place finish.
The Black Dog Dash
Eight multi-hulled boats competed in the 16th annual Black Dog Dash on Saturday, sailing from Vineyard Haven Harbor to Edgartown and back in 15- to 20-knot south-southwest winds. Eight of the 11 boats that started the race finished. Eight others did not start.
Winner of the race this year was Bob Gleason of Wareham, sailing Tri Me.
In the elapsed time of 1:46:13, Jep Peacock of Newport, R.I., sailed the 22-mile course in the least time in Rut Row.
Flying Fish makes headway, good enough to finish second.
The order of finish was (1) Bob Gleason of Wareham in Tri Me, 13:30:36; (2) Steve Parks of Middletown, R.I., in Flying Fish, 13:31:55; (3) Jim Bourgoin of Wareham in 1st Tri, 13:34:50; (4) John Alvorad of Enfield, N.H. in Triceratops, 13:40:42; (5) Jep Peacock of Newport, R.I., in Rut Row, 13:41:57; (6) Dick Bluestein of Menemsha in White Heat, 13:42:32; (7) Tom Cox of Gloucester in Triad, 13:50:49; (8) Keith Burrage of Chalmont, Penn. In Skaeaway, 13:51:47.
Did not finish: Larry Bedell of Dartmouth, Jim Burkert of Smithtown, N.Y., and Doran Cushing of Raymond, N.H.
The annual race started in 1982 and was called the Tashmoo Dash. The Black Dog began sponsoring the race in 1990 and it was then the name was changed.
Dave Koshiol of Marian was race director.