Holmes Hole Sailing Association sails on
Last Thursday's Holmes Hole Sailing Assn. race had 15 boats sailing a triangular course in a fresh southwest wind of 10-15 knots. Jeff Craig finished first in Rosa Parks, a catboat. John and Lisa Stout were second in Isabella. Tom Graham was third in Swallows and Amazons. Then came Ernie Mendenhall and Kathy Logue in Rocinante III, (5) Dan Pesch in Sparrow, (6) Brad Elliot and Frank Sutula in Asylum, (7) John Amabile in Solitude, (8) Phil Hale in Mischeif, (9) Dan Culkin in Magic Time, (10) Fair Dinkum, (11) Brian Roberts in Starfish, (12) Mike Oliveira in Hero, (13) Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, (14) Alan Wilson in Sara B and (15) Trinity, a guest boat.
There were two harbor races, Sunday.
In the morning, a northwest wind of 5-8 knots powered 14 boats to the first mark and the fleet reached bell 23 in good order. But then the wind failed and boats struggled against a strong east-setting current. The race committee shortened the course, ending the race at RW NW. Even with the abbreviated course, none of the seven B division boats were able to finish within the three-hour time limit.
In the A division Jerry Coe 's Indian Summer was first followed by (2) Roger Becker's Gloria, (3) Michael Loberg's Masquerade, (4) John Amabile's Solitude. Sea Wolf and Surprise abandoned the fight against current and tide.
The 2 pm race saw nine boats posting for the start of a triangular race at nun 6. The first leg was a broad reach on the port tack to red nun 4 at West Chop, thence on a beam reach to green can 23a at East Chop, and a beat to windward along the East Chop shore, twice around.
Peter Strock was first in the B division in Jules, Dan Culkin was second in Magic Time. John and Lisa Stout were third in Isabella.
Jerry Coe led the A division in Indian Summer, with Jerry Goodale's Stormalong in second place. Roger Becker and Gloria were third and John Amabile's Solitude was fourth. Phil Hale's Mischief and Charley Felder's Surprise were 5th and 6th.
Hurricanes claim first game of finals
The Hurricanes dropped the Wildcats twice to earn a place in the Men's Softball League finals and the Loose Cannons did the same to the Brewhas, despite double home runs by John Custer and Eric Hatt.
The first game of the final two of three series for the league playoff championship was played Monday evening at Veterans Park, Tisbury.
The Cannons went down in order in the top of the first while the 'Canes stroked four hits and scored three runs in their half of the frame.
Harry Holmes led off with a single, then tagged and took second when Bill Jackson lined out to deep right field. Jason Cabral singled, Holmes stopping at third. Don McFarland reached on an error, scoring Holmes. James Rebello hit a rope up the middle scoring Cabral. Ken Sylvia's hit loaded the bases. McFarland scored when James Holenko hit into a 6-4 fielder's choice. Phil Regan grounded out to second, ending the inning.
The Cannons responded in the top of the second, scoring five times on hits by Jeremey Scheffer, Chris Menne, Keith Crossland, Jeff LaBell and - the loudest blow of all - a fence-clearing home run by Ben Connolly.
The 'Canes went quietly in the bottom of the second.
The Cannons added two to their leading total in the third on Scheffer's homer, driving in Dowling who had walked.
Cannons 7, 'Canes 3.
The Hurricanes, who did all their scoring in three-run increments, drew within one in the bottom of the third, 6-7, then went two runs up in the fourth, 9-7. Jason Cabral homered in both innings, driving in four of the six runs.
The Cannons got one back in the top of the fifth and another in the sixth.
Connolly singled sharply to begin the fifth and went to second when Seth Abbott drew a base on balls, then scored on Mike Dowling's double, tightening the score to 8-9.
The Cannons knotted the count in the top of the sixth
Menne, Kyle Crossland and LaBell loaded the bases with base hits. Danny Rogers bounced back to pitcher Ray Tattersall who tossed home to force Menne. Connelly walked scoring Crossland. Abbott hit back to Tattersall and the game was tied, 9-9, but only for a minute.
The 'Canes posted three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Tattersall led off with a double. Holmes followed with another double but Wiggins, running for Tattersall, had to hold his base and only reached third.
Jackson walked, loading the bases. Cabral drove in Wiggins with a sac fly to deep right. MacFarland walked, reloading the bases. James Rebello drove in Jackson and McFarland with a double.
Down by three, the Cannons made a bid to even the count. With two on and two out, Scheffer's high arc chased Harry Holmes to the fence for the third and final out.
Umpires Mike Lynch and Gary Smith maintained decency and order and made all the close calls.
The Hurricanes and Loose Cannons go at it again tonight at 6:45 pm, at Veterans Park.
The third game, if necessary, will be played next Monday,
Football practice begins Monday, August 21, at 5:30 pm. Students must have a valid physical exam and must have cleared all school debts before practicing.
Junior high football begins practice on Monday, August 28 at the high school. A valid physical exam is required. Forms and helmets will be issued at that practice.
Call Kevin Pigott with questions: 508-693-2987.
Barbara Donald and Bea Brown led the north south players at the seven Bridge Club of MV tables, Saturday, in the Tisbury senior center. Stanley Segal and Clara Hargrave were runners up and tied for third place were Peral and Stanley Kissell with Betty Morris and Regina McDonough.
Tops at east-west were Brenda Davenport and Maggie Gasnick. Barbara Besse and Eleanor Highes were second. Duncan and Jocelyn Walton were third.
Opera House bound
The Hurricane Fodder Feeder Race, hosted by Sail Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Community Sailing, for all boats sailing to Nantucket for the Opera House Cup race, will be held Saturday, August 19. The Opera House rating system will be used to deteremin first to finish and first through third places.
There is no fee for the Feeder Race and participants enjoy a discounted Opera House registration fee of $125.
The Feeder Race warning gun will sound at 9:55 before the 10 am start off East Chop, observing "C5" (Norton Shoal to starboard) and finishing at RW NB.
Register by calling Doug Heil, 508-265-3322 or contact Feeder Race Committee on VHF channel 72 on Saturday,
Race instructions are available at vineyardcup.com or at the Sail MV Boathouse at the Sailing Camp Park, 177 Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs.
Splash & dash
The 16th annual Oar and Paddle Regatta, a benefit for the Friends of Sengekontacket and the YMCA of MV, will stroke off at or about 9:30 am, Sunday, August 27.
at the Little Bridge.
Check in at 8:30 am.
Kayaks, rowboats, canoes, and gigs are welcome. Registration fee is $25, for which one also receives T-shirt.
Perennial regatta winner Dana Gaines has a date in the Pacific northwest for that date so this year anyone can dream of taking the "gold."
To reserve a rental boat call Chick Dowd, 693-9727.
Call John Clese with questions: 508-696-7171.
High school hockey
The final standings in the high school summer hockey league
Team W L T Pts
Black 3 1 2 11
Red 3 2 1 10
Gold 1 1 4 7
White 1 4 1 4
Semi-final games were played Tuesday evening with the Whites tackling the Blacks at 6:45 and the Red and Gold teams mixing it up at 8 pm
The Sullivan 5K
The 18th annual Sullivan 5K Run/Walk - Kids Fun Run is Saturday, August 26, beginning at 9 am.
Pre-registration at the Hospital lobby, Friday, from 3 to 6 pm is $15, $5 for kids. Registration on race day at Washington Park, Oak Bluffs, 7:30 to 8:30 am is $20.
T shirts go to the first 250 to register.
The Sullivan 5K is sponsored by the Hon. Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. and Mrs. Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan was Secretary of Health and Human Services in the first George Bush administration and is President Emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine. The annual race/walk has raised more than $75,000 for the MV Hospital over the years.
Call 508-693-4645, MVH Development Office, with questions.
In a surprisingly one-sided women's softball game, the Honey's (9-3) shucked the Oysters (10-3), Tuesday, at Veterans Park, 14-2. Also Tuesday, the Wampums forfeited their game with the Late Fees and, in the Shady Ladies shaded the Snaps, 7-4
After tomorrow's 6 pm games (Shady Ladies vs. Wampum, Coolers vs. Honeys) the league will be in a single elimination playoff mode, climaxing Friday, August 25 with the championship final game complete with cookout to which the whole Island is invited!
Standings as of Wednesday
Team win loss
Creamers 13 1
Honeys 10 3
Oysters 10 4
Shady Ladies 8 5
Coolers 5 8
Snaps 4 10
Late Fees 3 11
Wampum 1 12
Jimmy Fund All-Stars
The under 10-year-old MV all-star baseball team, which raises money for the Jimmy Fund, won both of its games, Saturday, in their final tournament of the year at Veira Park, trouncing Carver, 13-1, then edging Brockton South, 7-6 in overtime.
Eli Berlow led the attack on Carver with 2 hits and 3 RBI.
Pitchers Tony Canha, Mike Mussell, and Austin Stevenson kept Carver off the scoreboard.
In the afternoon game, Brockton South jumped off to a 4-1 lead in the first inning. But the Vineyarders tightened their defense. Mattie Long, the only girl on the team, made five putouts in center field. She threw out a runner tagging at second and trying for third, maybe the play of the game. Ben Lukowitz robbed a Brockton batter of a hit with a diving catch and threw out another runner at the plate.
In the seventh (extra) inning, with the score tied at 6, Tim Roberts led off with a single and stole second. Tony Canha's line drive into left field drove Tim in with the winning run.
The tournament win ended the U-10 season with an 9-6 overall record. They were 7-2 in Jimmy Fund games.
The top two teams in the Men's Basketball league were upset and bounced from the playoffs this week.
The league leading Rage was dropped by the Pats on a last second tip-in, 43-41, and the Cottage City Kings upset the Monstars.
The Kings and Pats play for all the marbles at Niantic Park, Friday, at 7 pm.
Field hockey coaches
MVRHS Athletic Director Mike Joyce has announced that Lisa Knight will return for another year as coach of the MVRHS field hockey team. She will be assisted by Liane Dixon and Kim Munn.
U-15 Lacrosse at B.U.
The MV youth lacrosse under-15 team played Nantucket before a Boston Cannons game at Boston University's Nickerson Field in June. The Vineyarders won their game, 13-1. David Brodsky and Gary Harcourt coach the team. John Stabile is the MV Youth Lacrosse director.
The Cannons won their game, too.
Tuesday, at Veterans Park, Coop deVille shutout MV Lath & Plaster, 2-0, on goals by Alex Parker and Wallace Rodriguez. L&P, heavy with college students, fielded only six players to play against a full compliment for the Coop.
In the second game, Shirley's Hardware edged Sports Haven, 1-0. Pat Ralston provided the winning margin.
The Atlantic Football Club leads Group B with nine points. Coop deVille has six and MV Lath & Plaster, none. The order of finish in Group B cannot change.
Group A's final standings are yet to be decided. As of Wednesday Shirley's Hardware leads with six. Both Sports Haven and Broadway Screen Printing have three. Shirley's and the Haven have one more game to play, both with Broadway.
Good exercise for a good cause
Three young West Chop ladies organized a mini triathlon at the Chop for the benefit of the MV Hospital: Libby Eyre, Charlotte Tarrent, and Suzanne Singer.
Triathletes from 5 years-old to 50 plus participated by swimming, bicycling and running around the Chop raising some $775 for the hospital.
Hospital fundraisers were delighted and grateful for the girls efforts.
Last week's notice that the Cape Cod Times had named its Cape & Islands All-Star Sailing team should have included Emily Reich, a sophomore at MVRHS.