Harriers at Franklin Park
The MVRHS girls cross-country team finished 12th of 34 teams in the State Division championship meet at Franklin Park, Boston, Saturday. Hilary Dreyer led the Island girls covering the 5K course in 20:57, good for 27th place out of the 240 girls who competed. Sarah Flanders (71) time was 22:17. Kim Carlomagno (83) and Julia Sadowski (84) were a tandem at 22:35 and 22:38. Likewise, Emily Sobel (117) and Liz Reid (118) finished at 23:28 and 23:32. Laura Jernegan (192) ran the race in 26:06.
The MVRHS boys were 15th of the 35 teams entered.
Lucas Emin, the first Vineyarder to finish, ran the course in 18:27, placing 74th out of 257 competitors. Evan Kendall (82) finished in 18:35. Then came Forrest Harcourt (107) at 19:02, Alan Wiley (121) at 19:17, Max Conley (123) at 19:18, and Ben Williams (125) in 19:19.
Coach Joe Schroeder expects all these runners to return for the '07 season.
5K for KJ
The second annual 5K for KJ cross-country walk/run will start at 11 am, Saturday, Nov. 25 at the high school, rain or shine. The 5K walk/run will follow the MVRHS cross-country course through the state forest.
The event is held in memory of Kevin Johnson, a beloved member of the cross-country team. All monies raised go toward the Kevin Johnson scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded each year to a graduating boy and girl cross-country runner
Some 200 persons showed up to participate in the first 5K for KJ last year and it is hoped that at least as many will do so this year.
Registration on the day of the event will be at the Sancy Pachico Gymnasium. The registration fee is $15 or $40 for a family of up to four persons.
The annual Oak Bluffs Thanksgiving Day 5K "more or less" fun run will start at 8:30 am on Thursday, Nov. 23.
Sign up ($10) at the old town hall opposite the SSA.
No tees, no medals, just fun and good exercise.
Sailing at the Big Easy
The MVRHS sailing team finished 21st in national competition at the Great Oakes invitational Regatta on Lake Ponchartrain, New Orleans, Sunday.
Windy weather conditions, just what the Islanders like, caused the cancellation of Saturday races, but winds diminished enough for 10 races on Sunday.
Hoisting Vineyard burgees were Tristan Lodge, Chris Edwards, Amanda Brown, Emily Reich, and Stavros Viglas.
The other Cape & Islands entrant, Sandwich, finished just behind the Vineyard in 22nd place. Thirty teams competed in the regatta.
At a meeting of the New England Scholastic Sailing Assn., at Tabor Academy, Sunday, Nov. 5, it was voted to give the Stephen B. Leslie Award for Sportsmanship to the Martha's Vineyard sailing team.
The only other time that NESSA ever gave the award to a team was 1995 when Tabor Academy was so honored. All other years, if voted, the award was tendered to individuals.
Congratulations to Coach Doug Heil and his mariners.
The top boys soccer team in the South Coast Conference, namely Martha's Vineyard, placed the most players on the League's All-Star team: Ben Post, Antulio Neto, Adam Herman, and Davey Campbell. Honorably mentioned were Torbelly Assis and Nicolas Cuba.
Monday, all the league's All Stars got together at Old Rochester Regional in Mattapoisett, for a talent-laden game which ended in a 5-3 score. Antulio was one of the scorers for the winning side and Nico Cuba was goal keeper for 45 of the 60-minute game.
Because of injuries, Ben Post and Torbelly Assis were unable to play. Jeff Taylor and Josh Jackson took their places.
Ben Post and Antulio Neto were also named to the Eastern Massachusetts All Star squad.
The MVRHS girls were also well represented at the all-star assemblage at Mattapoisett with Rachel Schubert, Alaina Aristide, and Nica Sylvia all on the all-star team.
Bantams fly high
Saturday, the MV Youth Hockey Bantams doused the Barnstable Flames at the Kennedy Arena in Hyannis.
The Islanders were uncharacteristically flat in the first period and failed to score. Fortunately, the Flames were unable to take advantage and the period ended 0-0.
After a wake-up call by the coach, the Vineyarders opened the second round with a quick goal by Tyler Araujo, assisted by Charles Goldthwait and Connor Chisholm. Before the period ended, three more goals were posted - by Goldthwait, Araujo, and Tony DeBettencourt with assists by Araujo, Nelson Dickson, and Gillien O'Callahan. Late in the period Barnstable scored and the board read 4-1 after two.
The third period was all Vineyard. Tyler Araujo got his hat trick, assisted by Max Davies. Tony DeBettencourt scored his second goal of the game.
Mike Sylvia had a solid performance in the net.
Also Saturday at the Kennedy, the MV Squirt Islanders broke open a 1-1 game with a relentless attack on the Barnstable Hurricane goal. Bradley Fielder scored his first of the season. Nicklas Kent received the game puck for his two-goal effort. Dorian Johnson and Matt Davies also scored twice. Davies assisted twice, as did Callie Jackson, and Kyle Stobie scored.
The MV Squirt Warriors trounced Nantucket there, Saturday, 7-4. Defenseman Andrew Wiley scored first. Tyson Araujo, Austin Morley, William MacDonald and game standout Alexander Vukota also scored. Mac Sashin, Sydney Davies, and Oren Osnoss contributed to the win.
At Falmouth, Sunday, the Squirt Islanders shut out the home team, 7-0. Defender Dylan Lyonnais effectively fronted whitewash goalie Noah Kleinhenz. Marco Petricone, Callie Jackson, and Kyle Stobie all scored twice. Dorian Johnson also found the back of the net.
The MV girls team continues to improve but lost its game at Falmouth, Sunday, 3-0. Olivia Higham, Courtney Minnehan, Caroline King, Emily Hammett and Olivia Cimeno were commended for their improved play.
Sunday, at the Kennedy, the Travel Mites played to a 2-2 tie with Barnstable Wild. Barnstable scored to open the bidding. Then Brahmin Thurber-Carbone evened the count in the first period. After a scoreless second, Barnstable claimed the lead again only to be equaled by James Sashin with four minutes left on the clock.
Winners of $100 in the daily drawing for the MVYH fundraising calendar, Nov. 1 to 14, were: Christine Fallon, Chrissy McCarthy, Lele Cooperrider, Mary Sobel, Ryan Ruley, Helene Schaeffer, Kerry Bender, Connie Lima, Sean Hegarty, Troy & Marcia Vanderhoop, Carol Ingram, David Ford, Todd Lyonnais, and Karen Burke.
Congratulations to all winners and thanks to all who helped the calendar program raise $17,000 for the Youth Hockey program.
Island Cup Saturday
The MVYH Bantams, Peewees and Travel Mites will accompany MV football teams to Nantucket, Saturday, to play in the handsome and new Nantucket Ice Arena just a snowball's throw from the football field.
MV stars at Hartwick
Two alumnae of MVRHS, Jenev Schilling and Jenny Knight, both seniors at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., were chosen for first-team honors on the Empire 8 all-conference field hockey team. Jenev led Hartwick in goal production with eight goals and five assists. Jenny started every game, scored four goals and had a team-high eight assists. Both were starters on the Hartwick varsity all four of their collegiate years.
Jenev is also a starter on the school's lacrosse team. Jenny is one of the college's starting five basketball players.
Amy Maciel, coach of the West Tisbury school's girls basketball team, has made arrangements for Jay Wolf, director of the Star Shooters UItimate Basketball Shooting Camp, to visit the Island for a three and a half hour camp at the Edgartown school, January 6 for students in the 5th through 9th grades.
Registration fee is $49 at the Boys & Girls Club from 9 to 11 am, Saturday, Dec. 16.
For more information, call Amy Maciel at 696-6028 or 774-930-7480.
Colby gets a bronze
Colby Gouldrup, a seventh-grader at the West Tisbury school and member of the AAA Bridgewater Bandits hockey team which competed in the CAN/AM Challenge at Lake Placid, N.Y., last weekend, helped his team win a bronze medal, scoring seven points in the tournament. Winners of the tourney were the Florida Junior Panthers. Valley Jr. Juarez of Lawrence, Mass., was second.
The third MV skateboard competition will be held at the skatepark near the high school on Saturday, Nov. 18. Skaters' registration fee is $10 and registration forms may be picked up at the Green Room on Main Street, Vineyard Haven. Registration on site begins at 11 am. Competitive skating is scheduled to start at noon.
Helmets are required.
Corporate sponsors include Aboveground Records, Element skateboards, Quiksilver, Sole Technology, I Path Shoes, DaKine, Volcom, Hurley, Burton, DVS Shoes, Matix Clothing, Eastern Skateboard Supply, and Fast Life Urethane. A tag sale with clothing donated by the above will benefit the skatepark.
Vineyard Youth Tennis, which offers free tennis instruction to kids, begins a new season Monday, Nov. 20, at 1 pm. To register, call 508-693-7762 or e-mail email@example.com.
Nuthin' but the truth
Last week The Times misattributed the winning goal in Sunday's Bantam game with Y-D. It was scored by Dakota del Viento.
The photograph of the Cassie gig crew in last week's Times was by David Tonnenson.