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Sports HighlightsWeather vane to be dedicated
The public is invited to the Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club at 1 pm Saturday when a weather vane will be placed on the club house cupola in memory of fly fishing guide Ken Schwam of Oak Bluffs and Wyncote, Pennsylvania. Ken drowned after he stepped off a sandbar into deep water off Eel Pond in Edgartown in June 2002.
The weather vane is the creation of Anthony Holand of Tuck & Holand studios in Tisbury, and was commissioned by Mr. Schwam's parents. It shows the silhouette of a fly fisherman casting against a setting sun.
MV Youth Hockey
In a lightly scheduled week, the M.V. Squirt Islanders shut out Barnstable at the Kennedy Arena, Hyannis, Sunday, 4-0. Matt Davies paced the purple attack and scored twice. Callie Jackson also scored and had an assist. Dorian Johnson provided the fourth goal. Assists were credited to Andrew Carroll and Marco Petricone, his first. Mike Mazza played a strong game.
Also Sunday, the M.V. girls team gave Walpole all it could handle at Iorio Arena, although the score, 4-0, failed to reflect the tightness of the contest. Two Vineyard goals were discounted. Elizabeth Kelleher and Sophie Sobel fronted goaltender Jamie Forend. Emily Cimeno and Angela Casey shone on offense.
The MVRHS field hockey team qualified for the MIAA Division 2 South post-season tournament with an 8-7-2 record. The team is seeded 19th. Their first test with the 14th seed Case, was yesterday at Swansea. The winner plays at West Bridgewater, seeded third, Friday.
Jayvees at Hanover
The MVRHS junior varsity football team, aka Ruley's Roughnecks, played to a 14-14 tie with South Shore Tech at Hanover, Monday. "I consider it a win even though it was a tie score," Head Coach Ryan Ruley told The Times. That's understandable as the Vineyarders fielded mostly freshmen while the Vikings played 21 sophomores and 16 juniors.
The Vineyard was without nine sophomores serving the second of a two-game disciplinary suspension.
The Islanders played long ball. The first touchdown came at the end of a lengthy run by Cody Brewer who also scored the ensuing two-point conversion.
Matt Costello returned the kick beginning the second half 75 yards for the second TD.
With less than a minute remaining, Daron Stobie intercepted a pass and returned it to the Viking one-yard line. But the play was cancelled by a "questionable" call for which the official later apologized, according to Coach Ruley.
Next JV game is here, tomorrow, Friday, at 5:30 pm with Southeastern Regional.
Islanders at Falmouth
Among the 970 runners to complete the wind-blown 29th annual Dunkin' Donuts Falmouth Marathon, Sunday, were four Islanders. Amanda Glazier of Oak Bluffs finished 234th in 3:37:58. Bonnie Kingsbury of Vineyard Haven was 265th at 3:42:37. Vineyard Haven's Pat Parker came in 348th at 3:52:10 and Paul Vertefeuille, also of Vineyard Haven, was 382nd in 3:56:05.
Winner of the race was Shad Miller of Providence, R.I., in 2:28:14. Kevin Gray of Roslindale, no stranger to Vineyard road races, was second at 2:29:42.
The repeat winner of the women's division was Heidi Westerling of Narragansett, R.I., in 2:47:42.
Tossing a few at the P.A.
Charlene Alley's team and Tom Norton's team are atop the MVDart League standings, each with 25 points.
On October 12, Norton's Notables (Mike Lipinski, Fred Hall, Mark Higdon, and Tom) bested the Mike Dow Darters, 8-3.
The following week it was Ray Blanchette's Bandits and the Dow Darters in a playoff won by the Bandits, (Steve Maciel, Jeff Canha, alternate Mat Hubert and Ray) Jeff hit a 116 three-dart-on.
Fred Hall and Kim Cottrill are tied with the most tons, 10. Pete Searle and Fred Hall lead in single matches won.
Gig for a Gig
The Gig Cassie will compete in the Plymouth Bay Row, Saturday. The race is about 3.5 miles long over a triangular course in Plymouth Bay, starting and finishing at Nelson Beach. The starting gun will sound at 10 am.
Islanders planning to wield an oar include Sterling Wall, David Murphy, Jane Loutzenhiser, Matt Cramer, Wendy Gray, Keren Tonnesen, and Tamar Russell.
The Team Saquish Rowing Club is hosting the event, which is "...suitable for intermediate and advance rowers only."