The M.V. Youth Hockey Bantams trounced the Barnstable Lightnings at Barnstable, Saturday, 10-1. In the first period, Tyler Araujo was assisted by Connor Chisholm and Maggie Johnson and Alex Bilzerian by Dakota Delviento. MV goalie Mike Sylvia was tested early but earned a straight A.
The Islanders added three more in the second frame with goals by Charles Goldthwait, Bilzerian, and Delviento, assisted by Nelson Dickson, Chisholm, and Delviento and five in the third, from Goldthwait, Araujo (2), Gillian O'Callaghan, and Bilzerian.
Also Saturday, the M.V. Squirt Warriors lost to a shorthanded (6 player) Lower Cape team, 7-3, Tyson Araujo (2) and William MacDonald tallied for the home team at the Arena. Each team had 15 shots on goal.
The next day the Warriors blasted Falmouth here, 14-0 on goals by Vukota, Araujo, Emerson Mahoney, MacDonald, Andrew Wiley, and Chris Perry. Caleb Hallett had his first assist. Sydney Davies and Mac Sashin scored their first goals.
Thursday it was M.V. Peewees 6, Barnstable Eagles 1. Kyle Francis had a hat trick, Tom Wilkins scored twice and Kyp Cooperrider once. Shay Hill and Max Davies assisted. Goalie Zach Dupon was backed by Joe Uva.
On Sunday, Nov. 5, the M.V. Peewees split a doubleheader with previously unbeaten Nantucket, losing the first game, 6-3, despite a 28-13 advantage in SOG. Thomas Wilkins (2) and Charlie Ashmun scored. Shay Hill and Kyle Francis assisted.
Francis erupted with four goals in the second game, powering the Vineyard to a 7-3 win. Shay Hill scored twice and Max Davies once with Kyp Cooperrider assisting. Zollie Clark was in goal fronted by Dan Serusa.
That same Sunday, the M.V. Bantams squeezed by Y-D, 4-3. Tyler Araujo scored first, assisted by Goldthwait who also assisted on Alex Bilzerian's two goals then scored the winning goal with less than a minute left on the clock.
The M.V. girls lost to Walpole, 3-0. M.V. goalie Ana Sylvia blocked 40 of the 43 SOG she faced. Lily Gazaille, Angela Casey, and Amanda Gonsalves had strong games.
Gymnasts win a first
Island Gymnastics won its first-ever Sandcastle Meet Saturday, outscoring Arnold's Gymnastics of Mansfield, 271.85 to 269.95. Gym Hutt of Lakeville was third at 248. Also competing and winning the all-around title for level 4, was 10-year-old Robin Putria of In-Flight Gymnastics, New Haven, Conn.
Leading the Island's nine-member squad (levels 3-7) was Sarah Pertile, 7, of Edgartown. She was first at bars, beam and floor and 5th in the vault at level 3. Ten-year-old Macayah Goodell was fifth at level 7: 1st on bars, 3rd on beam, 5th on floor and vault.
Lia Potter, 7, was second at level 3 with a 1st on vault, 2nd on beam and floor, and 3rd on bars. Hadley Chapman, 8, was second at level 5: 1st in vault, 2nd floor, 3rd on bars, 4th on beam. Eight-year-old Mary Morano was 3rd all around at level 3, 2nd bars, 4th beam, floor and vault.
Emma Caron, 8, was third at level 5. She was first on floor, 2nd beam, 4th vault, and 5th bars. New to Island Gymnastics, Sophie Devanski, 8, was 3rd in floor and vault, 4th on bars and 6th on beam. At 5th all-around was Renee Goodale, 7, with a 2nd on vault, 3rd on beam, 5th on bars, and 6th on floor. Seven-year-old Lacy Dinning was 5th on beam, and floor.
Coaching were Leah Campos (levels 5 and 7) and Jamie Conroy (level 3), both former team members. The strength and flexibility contests were won by members of last year's team: Bailey Morris, 9, and Zen Van Rooyen, 10.
The next in-house meet will be the Ice House meet on Jan. 6th.
Hawks are grounded
The Martha's Vineyard football varsity did not score 42 points at Easton versus Southeastern Regional as Nantucket did earlier in the year, but they didn't give up 28 points either, as Nantucket did.
The Vineyard went about a 20-6 win in a business-like manner, scoring its first touchdown in the first quarter on the back of Alan Fortes, followed by a 45-yard halfback option pass from Cliff Ibarrondo to David Amabile. Kicker Zach Coutinho added a PAT and at the half the score stood at 13-6.
In the second half the Vineyard defensive line contained the Hawks while the offense added a third TD on a six-yard run by David Amabile. Coutinho added the PAT. Final count M.V. 20, Southeastern 6.
Next varsity game is Friday, at home versus Bristol-Plymouth. Kickoff is at 5:30 pm.
Jayvees host Southeastern
The MVRHS junior varsity squad posted its fourth win against two losses and a tie, Friday, dropping Southeastern on Dan McCarthy Field, 18-8.
Matt Costello scored twice, once on a pass from QB Steve Handy. Handy also tossed a scoring pass to Patrick Hart. All attempts for points after touchdowns were foiled.
Bristol Plymouth has decided not to bring its junior varsity to the Island.
On Rockland ice
Nine young Vineyarders, all members of the M.V. Skating Club, competed in the Winterland Halloween Classic at Rockland, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29.
The youngest skater, 3-year-old Hunter Meader, won a second place in Alpha Spotlight. Hailey Meader, 5, was third in Freestyle 2, 2nd in Spotlight 2. Olivia Ogden took firsts in Freestyle 3 and Artistic 3. Darci Whitney was third in Freestyle 2, second in Artistic 2 and Interpretive 2. Aidee Espino was third at Delta Stroking and Delta Spotlight. Lindsy Dario came in 5th in Delta Spotlight. Anna Flaherty was third in Solo Compulsories, first in Spotlight 1. Kendall Robinson placed second in Solo Compulsories 4 and Artistic 4.
The team earned 69 points, good for sixth place in a 14-team competition. The team is coached by Julie Meader, Diana Woods, Beth Blankenship, and Jane Taylor.
On Thursday, Oct. 26, after a three team playoff at the PA Club, Charlene Alley, Laurie Maciel, Fred Pekari, and Brenda Mullins claimed the money.
The next week it was Mike Dow, Robert O'Sullivan, Charlene Barbosa, George Valentzas winning 8-3 over Mike Dow's team.
Dow's Darters lead in the standings with 35 points.
Fred Hall has the most tons, 16, and the most singles, with James Rowell, five.
Another title for Tony
Tony Grillo, the most honored Vineyard athlete, is the chosen recipient of the Christopher Cutler Rich award as the state's best junior golfer.
Tony walked away with the Mass. Junior Championship in August, winning by 10 shots, and later won the Cape Cod & Islands Championship.
He has also made his presence known on the national level finishing third in the AJGA Smithfield Junior Championship among other things.
Gobblers on the Farm
The winning team at the annual Turkey Shoot tourney at Farm Neck, Sunday, was Paul Chisholm, Steve Furtaw, Ken Chisholm, David Murphy and Steve LaPierre.
Astronaut flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin is taking practice swings on the International Space Station 360 miles from the earth in preparation for the 35th anniversary of Alan Shepard's moon drive.
No one knows for sure but it is expected that Tyurin's shot will circle the globe at least four times.
Shepard was from Derry, New Hampshire. When he became the first American in space there were enthusiasts in Derry who wanted to change the town's name to Spacetown.
Hoorah for Kelsey
For the second year in a row Kelsey MacDonld, now a senior at Plymouth State Univ., N.H., has been named to the All-Little East Conference women's soccer team. Kelsey also is a repeat Player of the Year and member of the All-LEC women's lacrosse team.