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Sports HighlightsArena action
The MV Youth Hockey Bantams hosted the Barnstable Blacks at the Arena, Saturday, Oct. 7, and treated them to a 4-0 shutout, taking 44 shots on goal to Barnstable's six. Tyler Araujo (2) , Charles Goldthwaite, and Alex Bilzerian did the scoring assisted by Dakota Delviento and Tony DeBettencourt. The Bantams are unbeaten after three.
Also Oct. 7 at the Arena, the MV Peewees lost to Nantucket 3-1. The Vineyard's goal was by Shay Hill assisted by Kyle Francis. Goalie Zach Dupon stopped 18 of the Whalers 21 shots on goal.
The next day the Peewees trounced Y-D at the Arena, 9-0. MV took 44 shots to Y-D's 9. Max Davies had a hat trick. Kyle Francis, Kyp Cooperrider, and Jason Millen each added two goals. Assists were credited to Francis (2), Millen (2) Charlie Ashmun (2), Shay Hill, Brian Hurley, Ben Bilzerian, Cooperrider, and Harrison Rodrigues.
The Peewees are 3-1 on the year.
Last Saturday the M.V. Travel Mites drubbed the Lower Cape Coyotes at the Charles Moore Arena, 10-0. Hat tricks by Tristan Araujo and Mason Jeffers topped the scoring column. Also on the board were Nainoa Cooperrider, Greg McCarron, James Sashin, and Aksel Cooperrider. Assisting were Brahmen Thurber-Carbone, Anthony Jackson, and Aksel Cooperrider. The Mites are 5-0.
At the Kennedy Arena in Hyannis, Saturday, the Squirt Warriors thrashed the Barnstable Thrashers, 12-2. Alexander Vukota had a hat trick. Chris Perry, Tyson Araujo, William MacDonald, and Emerson Mahoney scored twice. Andrew Wiley also scored. Assisting were Austin Morely (2), MacDonald (3), Araujo (2) Perry, Emerson Mahoney, and Andrew Wiley. Mac Sashin's play was solid.
The Squirt Islanders scrimmaged with Falmouth, Saturday, and eked out a 26-0 win.
Also Saturday the MV Peewees beat Falmouth at the Arena, 8-1 . Kyle Francis led scorers with a hat trick. Brian Hurley, Harrison Rodrigues, Thomas Wilkens, Jason Millen, and Shay Hill also scored.
Monday, the MV Bantams were tested by D-Y at the Arena. D-Y took a 1-0 lead in the first period. Gillian O'Callahan, who also plays on the girls team, evened the count at the start of the second frame assisted by Dakota Delviento, then took the lead on a goal by Tony DeBettencourt, helped by Tyler Araujo. MV lengthened its lead in the third period on goals by Araujo unassisted and Delviento helped by Charles Goldthwaite. Mike Sylvia was a key player for the Vineyard and Jacob Walsh was outstanding in goal. Final score: M.V. 4, Dennis-Yarmouth 1.
Tony Grillo added the Cape & Islands championship to his already impressive collection of honors by carding a 107 in the 27-hole championship tourney at Bayberry Hills and Bayberry Links, Yarmouth, two strokes better than Nick Clarke of Cape Cod Academy who was runner-up at 109.
The rest of the top ten were: (3) Greg St. Pierre, D-Y, 113 (4) Paul Echer, Nantucket, 114 (5) Tim Norton, Barnstable, 115 (6) Austin Marsland, Chatham, 116 (7) Chris Guerin, Falmouth, 116 (8) Grant Simon, D-Y, 117 (9) Nathan Mead, Nantucket, 118 (10) Brian Maloney, Barnstable, 119.
Also playing in the tourney were Mike Diaz, who finished 21st at 126 and Albion Alley, 25th at 127.
Tony was one under par after playing the 18-hole Bayberry Hills course, and then played even par for 9 holes at Bayberry Links. Tony had built such a commanding lead that bogeying the last two holes did not rattle him.
Tony admitted to Bob Duca of the Cape Cod Times that he did not have all parts of his game under control (he hit only 10 fairways in the morning round) but his short game was on and that proved enough.
In early August Tony won the Massachusetts Junior Golf Championship at Blue Hills Country Club in Canton and was third in the American Junior Golf Association tournament at Tom's River Golf Course in Blairsville, Penn.
Tony is in his junior year at M.V. Regional High School, so he will have an opportunity to defend his titles next year and take another shot at the ones that eluded him.
Goalie Colleen Farrisey turned away every shot on goal while Phebe Bates and Jane Alexander scored and Krista Ben David assisted in the Islanders' 2-0 defeat of Wareham at Wareham, Friday. Hannah VanOsten and Kate Medeiros contributed more than their share to the Vineyard success.
Tuesday, the girls spanked visiting Bourne, 4-1, on goals by Nina Butler, Megan Rose, and Shauna Capen. It was their eighth win against four losses and two ties.
Island tennis pros Scott Smith and Michael Halisky will conduct a tennis camp at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Oct. 23, 25, 27 from 8:30 to 10 am. Both pros worked at the Yacht Club last summer and both are now teaching at Vineyard Youth Tennis.
Tuition is $99. All levels of ability, men and women, are welcome. Racquets will be provided for those who need them. Call 774-521-4370. Space is limited.
Whalers with wings
Cape Air has announced that there will be five flights from the Vineyard to Nantucket on "game day," Nov. 18, with a special round-trip fare of $75. Book flights by calling 800-352-0714.
Birdies for Baseball, the second annual golf tournament at Mink Meadows to raise funds to pay for the new field at the high school, will tee off Nov. 4. Registration is $85 per player, and includes lunch and a continental breakfast. Call 693-0600 to register. Call Doug Reece, 696-3704 to volunteer help or sponsorship.
Coast Guard regatta.
The MVRHS sailing team finished ninth of 20 teams competing in the USCGA Fall Invitational at New London last weekend.
The weather was predictably unpredictable ranging from dead wind and fog to wind gusts of 20 knots.
Chris Edwards and Conor Lodge skippered in the B division with Stavros Viglas and Amanda Brown as crew. Tristan Lodge and Emily Reich teamed for most of the A division races.
The Vineyarders finished in 9th place, just behind Xavier and ahead of Tabor. Duxbury HS finished first.
The MV team will run its annual Hell-O-Ween costume regatta Thursday, and prepare for the Great Oakes regatta in New Orleans, Nov. 10-12.
The MVRHS golf team posted its 10th win against 8 losses, defeating Nantucket at Farm Neck on Wednesday, 256 to 287. Individual scores were Tony Grillo (37), Henry Smith (38), Tad Gold (44), Albion Alley (44), Greg Leonard (46) and Josh Growther (47). It was Nantucket's fourth loss. They have won ten and tied one.
Sixth man's dream
Back in the days when the Boston Celtics were the cream of professional basketball, they had a not-so-secret weapon named Frank Ramsey. He was never in the starting lineup but he was always the first off the bench. Week after week he not only filled a vacated space, he spurred a Celtic run that grew the team's lead. Year after year sports writers mused about Ramsey, the sixth man, Ramsay the MVP.
Cross-country race scoring totes up a team's first five finishing places. Lowest team score wins.
Now and then - it's a rare occurrence - there is a tie. The tie-breaker is the sixth man.
Tuesday, on Southeastern's three-mile course in Easton, Martha's Vineyard and Diman Voke tied for first at 44. The Vineyard's sixth man, Robby Osmers had finished 16th, three places ahead of Diman's 6th man, Jameson Powers. Victory Vineyard! It was their sixth consecutive league championship.
The M.V. top five were Lucas Emin, 3rd at 16:49, right behind was Evan Kendall, 4th in 16:57. Max Conley was 10th at 17:17, Forrest Harcourt 12th at 17:25 and Ben Williams 15th in 17:50.
After the Vineyard and Diman was Sacred Heart with 59 followed by Southeastern at 103 and B-P with 122.
Southeastern's Matt Wood won the race in 16:20, two seconds better than Diman's Sam Benoit.
M.V. Girls finish second
Sacred Heart, always tough to beat, finished with 20 points in first place. The Vineyard girls came next with 39. Hilary Dreyer had the second best time, 19:33. Sarah Flanders was 6th in 20:05. Also scoring: Julia Sadowski, 9th in 20:56, Liz Reid 10th in 21:01 and Kim Carlomagno 12th at 21:54.
After MV came Diman Voke, at 85.
Vineyarders swept the junior varsity boys race filling the top five spots: Alan Wiley, Ben Luckey, Logan Russell, Michael Kendall, and Thomas Phillips.
The Sacred Heart JV girls were even more dominant, finishing 1 through 8. Breanne Russell was best for MV. She was 11th in 23:41. West Bridgewater's JV girls were second.