Sherman's sharpshooters hosted the Marshfield Rams at the Arena, Saturday, and treated them to a 4-3 defeat. Captain Alaina Aristide led the troops with a hat trick.
Marshfield posted the first point six minutes into the game. Aristide evened the count four minutes later assisted by Nico Sylvia. Alexa Fisher put the Vineyard ahead 2-1 at the 10-minute mark, unassisted. As it turned out, she put the Vineyard ahead to stay.
In the second period, Aristide scored again, assisted by Nicole Mercier and Sarah Sylvia. Marshfield answered a half-minute later. It was 3-2 after two periods.
The third period showed the spectators a few surprises. Alaina earned the fedoras five minutes into the period. With three minutes left in the contest, Marshfield was treated to an "own goal", something more common in soccer than in hockey. The puck was pulled out of a scramble on the board and sent back for the defense to pick up. Instead, the puck went directly into the Vineyard net. it was probably the easiest shot on goal Jen Ward faced all afternoon. But she looked completely non-plussed and didn't move a muscle as the puck slid unhampered into the back of the net. Jen stopped 26 shots on goal.
The girls team is 1-1-1 in the early going. Their tie was the season opener with Hingham, 1-1.
The Island girls took it on the chin a week ago Wednesday, versus Barnstable at the Kennedy Rink, 9-1. Christina Wiley scored the Vineyard's lone goal three minutes into the third period.
Wednesday's Nauset game has been bumped to February. The girls next game is at Latin Academy, Saturday.
Both of the Oak Bluffs varsity basketball teams, boys and girls, finished their six game series undefeated besting Edgartown, Tisbury, and West Tisbury at home and away.
The Blazers girls team begins the playoffs at home versus winless West Tisbury, Wednesday, Jan. 10.
The Edgartown and Tisbury boys meet the same day.
The unbeaten O.B. boys team starts the playoffs Thursday, Jan. 11, at home against West Tisbury.
The Edgartown and Tisbury girls meet the same day
The Edgartown boys split with Tisbury and ended the season at 3-3.
The Tisbury boys, having beaten West Tisbury Thursday, 63-18, stand at 2-3. They play West Tisbury again in a make up game, Jan. 3.
Tisbury and Edgartown will meet in the playoffs, Thursday, Jan. 11.
Youth Hockey update
The M.V. Travel Mites swamped Lower Cape, Saturday, 14-0. Tristan Araujo collected five goals. Aksel Cooperrider had a hat trick and three assists. Also scoring: Mason Jeffers (2), Greg McCarron (2), Nainoa Cooperrider, and Joe Davies. Josh Forend had three assists and Nick Vukota one.
Sunday, The M.V. Squirts dropped Nantucket, 7-1 behind Matt Davies hat trick. Dorian Johnson scored twice, Callie Jackson and Kyle Stobie once. Niclas Kent had three assists, Dylan Lyonnais had two.
The MV Squirt Warriors routed Falmouth, 12-0. League-leading scorer Tyson Araujo had seven goals. Also scoring: William McDonald (2), Emerson Mahoney, Alexander Vukota, and Sydney Davies. Assisting were Andrew Wiley (3), Caleb Hallett, McDonald, and Mahoney.
The M.V. Peewees bested Barnstable, 4-1, Saturday, despite nine M.V. penalties. Max Davies scored twice. Other goals were by Harrison Rodrigues and Daniel Serusa. Goalie Zoltan Clarke stopped 13 of the Hawks' 14 shots on goal. Brian Hurley played a strong defense.
Also Saturday, the M.V. Bantams won their 12th without a loss, dominating Y-D, 7-0. Alex Bilzerian (3) Tyler Araujo (2), and Maggie Johnson (2) did the scoring, assisted by Gillian O'Callahan, Charles Goldthwait, Conner Chisholm, Nelson Dixon, Bobby Perry, Bilzerian, and Araujo. According to parent-fan Ken Chisholm, it was the team's best showing to date.
The Vineyard's two Squirt teams, Warriors and Islanders, play each other next Thursday at 5:50 pm. It should be a nail-biter. The Warriors are 9-2-0 on the season and the Islanders are 8-1-1.
RCBL week three
The Celtics continued on their unbeaten path, cooling the Heat in the early game at the B&G, Monday, 89-73. The Celts' Travis Baptiste and the Heat's Damon Mello matched each other's game-high 28 points. Matt Rivers (15), James Holenko (12) , and Adam Rebello (12) made it to double figures for the Celtics. Sandy Fisher (14), Victor Cruz (11), and Clint Merrill (10) doubled for the Heat.
It was the fourth quarter that made the difference. The Heat led at the half, 48-30. The Celtics cut the lead in half in the third quarter, 61-52, and ran away with the prize in the fourth quarter with a 34-point barrage, holding the Heat to 12.
In the second game of the evening, the Lakers jumped out to a 31-20 lead in the first quarter and managed to husband that 11-point advantage to the 100-89 end. Tim Duarte (18), Heath Estrella (17), Brian Scott (17), Jeff LaBell (17), Caleb Nicholson (15), and Carl Kallinich (10) gave the Lakers a balanced attack. Duarte scored 14 of his 18 in the last quarter.
The Lakers missed high-scoring Dale Rogers. Sean Chalifoux powered the Legends with 23 points - nine from downtown.
After three weeks of play, the League has completed its first round. Each team has now played every other team once. Standings: Celtics 3-0, Lakers 2-1, Heat 1-2, Legends 0-3.
First dart season
Ken Cottrill, Jim Powell, Helene Hall , and (sub) Richie Roy took home the money after beating Mike Dow's Darters, 8-3, Nov. 30. The next Thursday, Ray Blanchette, Steven Maciel, Cindy Corner and Jeff Canha took the purse with a 7-4 defeat of Charlene Alley's Cats.
At the conclusion of the first half of the darting year, Tom Norton and friends Mike Lipinsky, Dirk Higdon, and Fred Hall were in first place with 61 points.
Just behind in second place with 60 points were Charlene Alley, Laurie Maciel, Fred Pekari, and Brenda Mullins.
At third were Ray Blanchette, Steve Maciel, Cindy Corner, and Jeff Canha with 58 points.
Fred Hall had the most tons, 21, and the most singles, 9.
Jeff Canha led with the highest three dart on ,116. Fred Hall's 150 three dart out was tops.
Nancy makes it in spades
On Saturday, Dec. 10, Nancy Cabot of West Tisbury, playing with her husband, Times contributing editor Dan Cabot, won a two-session pairs event at a duplicate bridge tournament in Watertown. The wins earned the final silver points she needed to be ranked as a Life Master by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).
A Life Master has at least 300 ACBL points. Players on Island earn points by winning in local club duplicate games, but to be a Life Master, a player must have 25 gold points earned only by winning events at ACBL national or regional tourneys and 50 silver points earned by winning at smaller sectional tournaments. Ms. Cabot needed only a fraction of one silver point to become a Life Master. However, Saturday, she did much more than that. In the afternoon session, the Cabots topped their section and finished first, not only in Flight C, but also A and B, defeating all players of all ranks.
In the evening session, the Cabots did less well but well enough to win the two-session event in Flight C. There were 44 tables in play.
Ms. Cabot joins other M.V. year-round Life Masters: Barbara Besse, Bill Blakesley, Claus Buchthal, Dan Cabot, David Donald, Arthur Flanders, and Hugh Knipmeyer.
Saturday at the Arena
The annual MVRHS Alumnae ice hockey game faces off at 10:30 am and the Alumni do the same at 11:45, at the Arena, Saturday.
The MVYH Squirts and Bantams host Bourne at 2:30 and 3:30 pm. A Bourne vs. MV boys Junior Varsity game begins at 4:40 pm. The boys varsities go at it at 6 pm.
The Cape Cod Curling Club hosts a one evening open house Friday, Jan. 5, from 6 to 9 pm. All ages welcome. People should wear soft-soled sneakers for ice time. The club as 20 openings. It is found at 37 Highfield in Falmouth. More information is available at www.capecodcurling.org or call 508-540-2414.
Horses and riders
The Martha's Vineyard Horse Council has announced its year- end awards.
Hunter Show Awards
Walk Trot Champion: Sydney Jasny; Reserve: Caroline Herman. Perpetual trophy donated by Pond View Farm.
Walk Trot Canter Champion: Haven Huck, Reserve: Caroline King. Perpetual trophy donated by Pam and Charlie Hill.
Short Stirrup Equitation Champion: Molly Wallace. Reserve: Shannon O'Connor. Perpetual trophy donated by Willow Wood Farm, Jennie & Toni Gadowski.
Short Stirrup Hunter Champion: Itty Bitty Sweet Cheeks. Reserve: Parsley.
Lead Line Champion: Ainsley Gibbs. Reserve: Bella Thorpe. Perpetual trophy.
Maiden Equitation Champion: Hannah Elias. Reserve Hayden McCall. Perpetual trophy.
Novice Equitation Champion: Phoebe Hersh. Reserve: Isabel Smith. Perpetual trophy.
Open Equitation Under 16 Champion: Isabel Smith. Reserve: Paris Bermudes. Perpetual trophy donated by the Carroll family in loving memory of our first Morgan horse, Marvin's Breeze-Heir.
MVHC Mini Medal Champion: Erin Hickey, Reserve: Isabel Smith.
Pony Hunter Champion: Berry Impetuous. Reserve: Farnley Highly Likely.
Special Hunter Champion: Liatris. Reserve: Woodland's Simply Marvelous.
Children's Hunter Champion: Tanqueray. Reserve: Champagne Taste.
Pleasure Pony Champion: Crystal Blue Ice. Reserve: Woodland's Simply Marvelous. Perpetual trophy donated by Joan Richard in memory of Elsie A. MacLaclan.
Pleasure Horse Champion: Tanqueray. Reserve: Solo. Perpetual Trophy donated by Julie & Bart Thorpe.
Low Hunter Champion: Holy Smokes. Reserve: Solo. Perpetual trophy donated by Julie & Bart Thorpe.
Dressage Show Results
High Score Senior: Molly Cabral 70.00%
High Score Junior: Andrew Randall 75.23%
Sweepstakes Champion: Alicia Oliviera
Intro. Senior: Karen Dumont. Reserve: Stephanie Dreyer
Intro. Junior: Schyler Small. Reserve: Andrew Randall.
Training Level Senior: Mary Ann Brock, Reserve: Karen Dumont.
Training Level Junior: Alicia Oliviera. Reserve: Clara Maynard and Hannah Elias.
First Level Senior: Lisa Weiss. Reserve: Jan Rose and Kaitlyn Dorr
First Level Junior: Martha Scheffer. Reserve: Samantha Cooperrider.
Test of Choice: Lisa Weiss. Reserve: Martyn Shuman
Marjory Manter Award: Joan Jenkinson.
Fisher Memorial Award: Pond View Farm.
Leadership Award: Tracey Amaral Olsen.
Junior Sportsmanship Award: Kaitlin Francis.