Tony leads the field
Tony Grillo of West Tisbury and Farm Neck GC, a junior at MVRHS, won the 88th Massachusetts Junior Golf Championship at Blue Hills Country Club in Canton this week.
Tony shot a two under par 70, Monday, and followed that with a one under par 71, Tuesday, putting his name at the top of the leader board with a two-day total of 141.
On Tuesday, Tony carded three bogeys on the front nine but more than made up for that on the back nine with five birdies.
After two days, Tony's closest competition, three strokes back, was Eleazar Encarnacion of the Marlborough CC.
In the final 18 hole round, Wednesday, Tony kept going like the Energizer Bunny and posted a third sub par score of 71 while many wilted in the heat. According to the Blue Hills pro shop, Tony's margin of victory was 10.
Mink Meadows played their championship tournament from July 15 to July 30.
For the eighth year in a row, Rusty Hitchings won the men's championship with rounds of 76, 73, and 74, a 223 total. Five strokes back was Greg Sexton who carded 78, 75, 75, for 228. Jim Ketchum was third at 229: 80, 73, 76.
The A flight champ with rounds of 86, 85. and 77 (248) was George Santos Jr. Leon Bennett shot 63, 85, and 93 (260) to finish first in the B flight. Sandy Shapiro 99, 97, 96 (292) was best in flight C.
Richard Nelson and Bob Jaffe both shot 162 for 36 holes in the Senior flight. Nelson won the one-hole playoff shooting a par 4 on the first hole, which Bob bogeyed.
During the senior tourney, John Gurney shot his first hole in one on the 194-yard par 3 16th hole.
Sheldon Hackney won the Super Senior (70 +) title with a two-day total of 167: 81, 86.
The Ladies club championship was won by Laura Allen with rounds of 91 and 94 (185), nosing out Jan Lehmberg, 94 and 94 (188).
Marcia Knowles won the 9-hole title with scores of 65 and 66.
The Junior championship was claimed by Austin Smith with two rounds of 76, (152) Eric Tobias was second at 156, (84 and 72.)
Gloria and Ted Manning were top north-south players, Saturday, at the Bridge Club of MV tables at the Tisbury Senior Center. Stanley Segal and Clara J. Hargrave were second, and Cheryl Neal and Dorothea Arnold, third.
At east-west it was Fran Finney and Calvin Bass with the blue ribbon followed by (2) Joan Byrd and Thelma Hurd and (3) Maggie Gasnick and Brenda Davenport.
Terrell at Columbus
After an outstanding performance in the USA Junior Nationals all-state high school basketball competition at Columbus, Ohio, Terrell Johnson, son of Stanley Johnson and Kimberly Gaspar-Johnson of Oak Bluffs, has been invited to play in the prestigious Junior Nationals International Sports Festival in Columbus, July 24-30.
Terrell was a starter on the MVRHS varsity basketball team last winter. He will be a junior at the school this year.
Now hear this!
Any MVRHS student planning on playing a fall sport - cross-country, field hockey, football, golf, or soccer - must attend Meet the Coaches Night in the Performing Arts Center of the school, Monday, August 14 at 7 pm. Student athletes should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The evening program will focus of the philosophy, goals, and expectations of the athletic department. There will be opportunity to meet with the coaching staff of their specific sport and be informed about tryout procedures, practice schedules, and sport-specific expectations.
Anyone unable to attend this important evening should get in touch with the athletic department as soon as possible by calling 693-1033, ext. 123.
Down on the Farm
Valerie Levy edged out Anne Lemenager one up on the 19th hole to claim the women's championship at Farm Neck, Saturday.
Jean McCarthy defeated Connie Campbell for the A flight title, 6 & 4, and Lorraine Cullivan outlasted Alice Goyert in the B flight one up on the 19th hole.
Cam Eck earned the Junior championship by besting Dan Parisi, 2 & 1. Cal Fiori squeezed by Jack Roberts to win the Junior A flight on the first playoff hole.
Among the misspelled names on the sports pages last week was Black Dog Dash skipper John Alvord.
The seventh annual Richie Madeiros softball tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13, at Veterans Park in Tisbury.
Slated to play are two teams from Bridgewater, three from Falmouth, one from Rhode Island (last year's champs) and four from the Island: the Brewhas, Wildcats, Loose Cannons and Hurricanes.
The annual tourney is a benefit for the Richie Madeiros Children's Fund..
Hoops in OB
In the game of the season, the previously winless Young Gunners pulled off a dramatic last-second victory when Chris "One Shining Moment" Joyce hit a 60-foot shot to beat the Pats by a single point.
The shot propelled the Young Gunners to a second win in OT beating the then league-leading Rage on Monday.
Another heart-stopper had the Pats recovering from their unexpected loss to upset the Cottage City Kings in OT. The Monstars slipped into first place in the standings with a two-point win over the HS Ballers.
Men's BB League
Cottage City Kings 5-4
HS Ballers 3-6
Young Gunners 2-7
High School League
Purple Poppers 2-5
Yellow Jackets 2-5
MVRHS Athletic Director Mike Joyce has announced the appointment of Lisa Stewart of Oak Bluffs as girls varsity basketball coach and Justine Shemeth to be girls junior varsity basketball coach and the reappointment of Ena Thulin as freshman girls basketball coach.
In Vineyard Football Assn. summer soccer games played last week, Broadway shut out Coop deVille, Tuesday, 1-0 on a goal by Reuben Fitzgerald. Also Tuesday Shirley's Hardware topped Sports Haven, 2-1. Eduardo DaSilva scored for the Haven. Maurice De Olivera and Pat Ralston filled the net for Shirley's.
Wednesday, it was Shirley's and Atlantic in a 1-1 tie, with goals by Steve Lambert and Lucas Brewer.
The late game, Wednesday was a 2-0 win for Lathe & Plaster over Broadway. John DeWill and Ryan Dwane did the scoring.
Sports Haven whitewashed Lath & Plaster, Thursday, 2-0, Steve McCormack and Charlie DeWitt scored, and Coop deVille tied Atlantic, 1-1. Nico Cuba scored for AFC. Charlie Greene buried a penalty kick for the Coop.
The first round of Vineyard Football Assn. Summer Soccer League games was completed Tuesday.
In the second round the six teams will be divided into two three-team divisions, according to their win-loss record in the first round. A division will consist of teams 1, 4 and 5. B division will have teams 2, 3. and 6.
In Tuesday action, Broadway topped Coop deVille, 4-2, and Sports Haven edged the Atlantic FC, 1-0.
Only one member of the Mayflower League Champion MVRHS boys track and field team was chosen for all-star honors by the Cape Cod Times: hurdler Josh Jackson. Honorably mentioned were David Amabile, Jackson Parker, Connor Rasmussen, and E.J. Sylvia. Nauset caught the CCT eye with five picks.
Edison Parzanese and Tim Scott made it to the CCT all-star boys lacrosse team. Alex Avakian was mentioned with honor.
Eleven of the 14 schools fielding baseball teams placed players on the CCT all-star lineup, but MVRHS was not one of them.
The McHughs, Tim and Andrew, were honorably mentioned for boys tennis
Time for Scoops
The 14th annual Scoops 5K run/walk road race, benefiting several Island programs for children, will be held this Saturday, August 5, beginning at 8:45 am at the Farm Institute, Katama Farm. Pre-race registration fee is $12. Day of race registration is $15.
A " tots" race precedes the 5K.