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Sports HighlightsHurrying harriers
Tuesday, the MVRHS cross-country teams split with Diman Vocational in Fall River. The Island girls ran away with a 15-49 sweep. The boys finished second best, despite Evan Kendall's first-place finish, four seconds ahead of Diman's Bobby Gigueir.
Hilary Dreyer's winning time over the 2.6-mile course was 16:26. The next five finishers wore purple: (2) Sarah Flanders, (3) Julia Sadowski, (4) Kim Carlomagno, (5) Emily Sobel, (6) Laura Jernegan. Ana Sargent and Breanna Russell were 9th and 10th. It was Julia Sadowski's best finish of the season.
For the Vineyard boys, Lucas Emin was fourth, Forrest Harcourt, Max Conley, and Ben Williams were 8, 9 and 10. Last Thursday, the MV boys ran off with a 28-45 win on Bristol-Plymouth's 2.7-mile course, led by Evan Kendall (16:32) and Lucas Emin (16:42). MV filled eight of the top 10 spots.
Led by Hilary Dreyer (18:47), the M.V. girls swept to a 15-49 win, filling the first six places.
Coach Schroeder said he was pleased with all of the racers entered in the Boston Invitational at Franklin Park, especially the freshmen efforts.
Over a 3K course, freshmen Forrest Harcourt was 8th in 11:11, Max Conley 11th in 11:20, Michael Kendall 26th at 11:48, and Taylor Smith 123rd in 13:55.
Freshmen girls Julie Sadowski and Breanne Russell were 30th and 93rd in 13:54 and 16:06.
The JV girls ran a 5K course. Laura Jernegan was 42nd, Ana Sargent 57th and Eliza Gowell 126th.
The varsity girls team finished 13th of 35 teams. Hilary Dreyer finished 28th in 20:30. Also scoring were Sarah Flanders (85th), Liz Reid (114th) Kim Carlomagno (124th) and Emily Sobel (135th).
The JV boys were 14th of 20 teams, led by Ben Luckey who finished 40th in 20:03. Logan Russell was 67th, Thomas Phillips 85th, Nate Hurwitz 88th, and Thomas Knowles 157th.
The boys varsity team was 23rd of 40 teams. Lucas Emin finished at 18:20 and Evan Kendall in 18:45. Other scorers were Ben Williams and Alan Wiley, tied at 19:40 and Robbie Osmers, 19:42.
Beside all the running, the teams enjoyed some white water rafting in Maine, and an interesting bus trip.
Youth Hockey faces off
Saturday, the M.V. Travel Mites proved too much for the Barnstable Bruins at the M.V. Arena, 12-0. Anthony Jackson, Nate Francis, and Tristan Araujo all scored their first MVYH goals. Nick Vukota, Joe Davies, Mason Jeffers, and James Sashin accounted for the rest of the dozen.
Sunday the same team dominated the Barnstable Sabres, 8-1, on goals by Brahmen Thurber, Greg McCarron, Nick Vukota, James Sashin, Joe Davies, and Nathan Francis.
In Squirt action, in a game marked by good defense , sportsmanship and goaltending, the M.V. Islanders edged the M.V. Warriors, 4-3. Dorian Johnson and Kyle Stobie put the Islanders up 2-0, assisted by Matt Davies.
Warriors Tyler Araujo and Alexander Vukota tied the score at two before the first period ended. Davies's second goal upped the ante for the Islanders, with help from Stobie. Araujo and Emerson Mahoney combined to even the count at three. Davies, assisted by Stobie, provided the winning margin in the third period.
Goalies Noah Kleinhanz and Jack Slayton and defenders Mike Mazza, Oren Osnoss, and Aaron Figueroa played well for their respective teams.
The M.V. Bantams outhustled the Barnstable Lightning at the Arena, 6-1, Saturday. Both Alex Bilzerian and Dakota DelViento scored twice. Also finding the net were Charles Goldthwaite and Tyler Araujo.
At the Arena, Sunday, the under-14 girls team lost its first game of the season to the Providence Bears, 3-5. Gillian O'Callahan scored twice for the Islanders, the first was unassisted, the second assisted by Maggie Johnson. Olivia Cimeno also scored. Mary Vogel tended the net for the Vineyarders, her first turn between the pipes
Schools meet at the HS oval
In the third and last interscholastic dual track and field meets before Thursday's final quadrilateral, the Oak Bluffs boys ran away from West Tisbury and the Charter School, 46-7-10. Luke Dunlap doubled in the sprints. O.B. swept the shot put, discus, and the 200 and placed first in the long jump, 100, and hurdles. In fact, the only events O.B. failed to win were the 4x200 relay (which was not run) and the mile. Jack Wadleigh was a big pointer for O.B., winning the shot and discus and placing second in the 200.
Tisbury outscored Edgartown in the other boys meet, 38-29. Edgartown swept the discus throw. Brian MacKenty put the shot and threw the discus best. Tisbury took all the points in the hurdles. Tisbury's Rafael Maciel's winning time in the mile was 6:45.5. Liam Gude won both the hurdles and long jump for Tisbury.
The girls meets
Alicia Oliveira of Oak Bluffs was a double winner in the 100 and 200 sprints. But West Tisbury finished in a flurry, winning the 4x200 relay and sweeping the mile behind Megan Dryer's 6:58 run, a traditional strong suit for the up-Islanders. Before those two final events the W.T. and O.B. girls were tied. Final score: West Tisbury 38, Oak Bluffs 24, the Charter School 7.
Edgartown's 1-2 finish in the mile pulled out a win over Tisbury, 38-30. The Shiretown girls also swept the discus and were first and second in the long jump. Tisbury's best event was the hurdles, won by Lauren Lucas. Tisbury won the exciting 4x200 relay by less than a second in 1:03.7.
The MVRHS golf team won its seventh match of the season at the Hawthorne Country Club, defeating Greater New Bedford Vocational, Thursday, 43-29. Winning their matches were Tony Grillo, Albion Alley, Henry Smith, Luke Pisano, Tad Gold, Josh Crowther and Greg Leonard in four flights.
Saturday, Tony Grillo's medalist even-par round of 72 led the purple putters four-man team to victory in the annual Cape & Islands Classic at Sankaty Head GC on Nantucket. Henry Smith shot 81. Albion Alley and Mike Diaz carded 92 and 94.
Second to the Vineyard's 339 was Nantucket (366) followed by Cape Cod Academy, Cape Tech, Chatham, Harwich, Sturgis, and Provincetown.
Monday the Islanders bested Seekonk at Farm Neck, 24-35. Grillo's two-under-par 33 was the medalist. Also winning matches were Mike Diaz, Henry Smith, Luke Pisano, and Tad Gold. M.V. is 8-5 on the year.
Fortunes of football
It was not their finest hour. Early fumbles handed Pembroke the football in prime field position, leading to two touchdowns, while untimely penalties cancelled some of the Vineyard's longest runs.
But it was not just errors that stopped the Vineyard eleven at Pembroke. The Titans are a tough team deep in talent and were well prepared to wreak sweet vengeance for last year's 21-3 loss here, 20-0.
This week's game is at Middleboro. At press time, the game was still scheduled for 6:30 pm, Friday.
Prior to the varsity game, the MV junior varsity tangled with the Pembroke jayvees and came away with a 20-6 decision.
The junior Titans scored on their first play from scrimmage, but that would be it. The Vineyarders posted TDs on a Nick Billingham to Patrick Hart pass and runs by Cody Brewer and Matt Costello.
Head JV Coach Ryan Ruley was justifiably proud of his team and generously credits the rest of the coaching staff, Jason O'Donnell and Mike Snowden, for "a fantastic job."
The MVRHS sailing team finished 11th of 14 teams in the Casco Bay (Maine) Open regatta, Sunday. The winning team from East Lyme, Conn., qualified for the Great Oakes at New Orleans, joining previously qualified North Kingston, R.I. and Martha's Vineyard. Representing M.V. were senior Chris Edwards with freshmen Win Grimm and Seneca Craig, and freshmen Julie Pringle and Solvig Sayre with senior Celeste Bailey.... The Cape Cod Curling Club's new season starts with an open house on Oct. 14 and 15 at 2-4 pm at 37 Highland Street, Falmouth. Soft-soled sneakers are required while on the ice. See www.capecodcurling.org.... The MVRHS boys hockey team booster club will sponsor a golf tournament at Mink Meadows, Sunday, Oct. 15. The shotgun start will be at 1 pm. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served at the "turn." Registration fee is $60 per player. Call 696-0178 to register.....The 17th annual Whippoorwill Yacht and Rocket Club's model boat races sets sail at Noon, Sunday, off Red Beach, Aquinnah.