The tenth annual MV 20 Miler road race is Saturday at 11 am. The race begins at the Vineyard Haven SSA terminal and ends at the Oak Bluffs School. The course closes at 3 pm. An awards ceremony and post-race meal will follow.
The entry fee is $30. To register and for more information, visit www.mv20miler.com
The Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts will host an informative seminar on junior golf at the Wellesley College Science Center, Feb. 25, from 3 to 4:30 pm.
The purpose of the program is to help young golfers get started in the sport.
Several golf experts will be on hand to address various subjects, including the importance of instruction and choosing a good instructor; the steps necessary for pursuing a successful career in junior golf; local, state, and national golf tournaments, with a focus on achieving a college golf scholarship; and an explanation of the First Tee Program.
Finally, there will be an interactive rules seminar with a Q & A to follow.
For more information, contact the WGAM office at 774-430-9010.
Week three saw a playoff between Mike Dow, Joe Andrade, John Andriotis, and Charlene Barbosa against Ray Blanchette, Jeff Wray, and Cosmo Creanga, each having won their matches, 7-4. Dow's team took home the money.
Charlene Barbosa hit a 142 three-dart-in.
Wes Wood's team (Wood, Fred Hall, and Jeff Canha) won the night, beating Mike Dow's team, 9-2.
James Rowell hit an 82 three-dart-out.
First Place: Dave Bettencourt with 33. Second Place: Robert O'Sullivan with 29. Third Place: Eric Pachico with 25.
Bettencourt leads the League with 22 tons.
Sweetheart Dart Tournament
Sunday, Feb. 18, 1-5 pm at the P-A Club, Vineyard Avenue, Oak Bluffs. Mixed doubles tournament; all are welcome! For more information, call 508-939-8499.
Patrick McCarthy, 10, of Oak Bluffs, took home the trophy in the boys 10-and-under division at a tournament in Nashua, N.H., Feb. 3.
He won all three matches, 6-1, knocking out the number one seed, Wil Holding, in the first round, Alexander Cohen in the semis, and Chase Holding in the final.
M.V. blanks 'Toppers and Pioneers
The Vineyard boys hockey team rebounded from a tough loss to Hanover with a pair of convincing shutout wins over Durfee and Lynnfield.
In Fall River, Feb. 7, Alex Minnehan turned aside all 14 Hilltopper shots in a 3-0 victory.
Joel Rebello scored the game-winner 9:02 into the game. Tad Gold and Stephen Greenberg provided the insurance markers, with Darren Gazaille picking up two assists.
Saturday, in Lynnfield, the Islanders were even better. Nick Billingham bagged a natural hat trick with three straight goals to bury the Pioneers, 5-0.
Head Coach Matt Mincone praised his team's effort, "It was 45 minutes of focused, responsible hockey."
Stephen Greenberg scored first, during a two-man advantage, from Zach Sylvia and Darren Gazaille at 10:39 of the opening period.
Five seconds later, Sylvia and Davey Campbell set up Billingham for another M.V. power play goal.
Sam Hurd assisted twice and Joel Rebello once as Billingham completed his hat trick for a 4-0 Vineyard lead.
Colin Hurd closed out the scoring with an unassisted goal.
The 10-2-5 Vineyarders host the Fairleigh Dickinson Tournament this weekend. This year's event boasts an all-star cast, with 10-4-1 Andover, 11-1-1 Franklin, and 7-4-4 North Reading filling out the field.
M.V. opens against Andover at 7 pm Saturday.
Five Vineyarders were selected to the South Coast Conference All-Star squad: Joel Rebello, Alex Minnehan, Stephen Greenberg, Zach Sylvia, and Tad Gold. Honorable mentions went to David Campbell and Matt Flynn. All seven will play in the SCC All-Star game on Feb. 24 at Gallo Arena in Bourne at 7:10 pm.
The Vineyard jayvee boys nailed down their first winning season with a 9-1 thumping of host Cape Tech/Harwich, Saturday.
Daron Stobie notched the hat trick, while Jock Cooperrider rolled up four assists. Alan Wiley, Teddy Kram, Logan Russell, David Flanders, and Oliver Osnoss scored the other M.V. goals. Osnoss, Wiley, Connor Johnson, and Conor Lodge had assists.
The JV's play in the Nantucket Invitational, Friday and Saturday.
Squirt Warriors vs Lower Cape Coyotes
In Sunday action at Charles Moore Arena, in the first period, Tyson Araujo of the Warriors sped coast to coast to put the Island skaters up 1-0. Tyson scored again in the second and the third, and Austin Morley added a fourth. Goalie Zack Slayton deflected the Lower Cape pressure, helped by Andrew Wiley and Oren Osnoss's defense. Lower Cape kept on coming, but a surge by Christopher Perry and Emerson Mahoney pressured the Coyotes, and Mac Sashin and William Macdonald come up with solid defense in the third to thwart a late Coyote push.
Saturday at Tony Kent arena, stellar goaltending by Noah
Kleinhanz and offensive firepower from Matt Davies, Dorian Johnson, Nicholas Kent, Callie Jackson and Andrew Carroll led to a 4-1 M.V. victory.
On Sunday, at the MV Arena, the stiff defense of Aubrey Ashmun, Brian Fraser, Dylan Lyonnaes, Bradley Fielder, Marco Petricone, and Mike Maza kept the puck in the offensive end for a victory.
In Sunday morning's consolation game, South Shore appeared to save their best for last. Two scoreless periods passed, until 5:39 remaining in the third as Joshua Forend assisted by Mason Jeffers and Gregg McCarron gave M.V. a 1-0 lead. Wyatt Jenkinson was a stonewall in net as Aksel Cooperrider continued his usual great all-around hustle. Nick Vukota added to the score at 0:49 for a 2-0 M.V. victory.
Falmouth defeated Nantucket 1-0 in an overtime thriller for the championship. The Pee-Wees hosted the South Shore Eagles, Groton Vipers and the Coastal Stars in the Jimmy Smith Memorial.
Friday, South Shore dominated Groton, 5-1. M.V. eked out a 1-0 victory led by Kip Cooperrider, assisted by Jake Hart and Zoltan Clarke's goaltending, despite being outshot 2-1.
On Saturday morning, the Eagles soared to a 3-1 win over M.V. Max Davies scored off a Kyle Frances assist. Coastal took the venom out of Groton, 7-2.
Saturday afternoon, in a grudge match between conference rivals, the Eagles edged Coastal 4-3. M.V. held off Groton 3-2. Kyle Frances, Shay Hill. and Jake Hart scored. Charlie Ashmun, Thomas Wilkins. and Joe Uva stood large on defense.
On Sunday, in the consolation game, winless Groton pulled their goalie, took a penalty and scored with three seconds remaining for a 2-2 tie with Coastal.
In championship play, M.V. jumped out to an emotional 1-0 lead on a Kyle Francis goal, with Max Davies and Thomas Wilkins assisting. South Shore used team speed to mount pressure for three second-period goals and one more in the third, for a 4-1 final. Visiting teams in both divisions had praise for both the level of competition and MV Arena's hospitality.
The Jimmy Smith Memorial
Falmouth overwhelmed the Starhawks 12-2 and M.V. lost to Nantucket 3-2. Gregg McCarron had a nice goal off a Joe Davies assist, all started by Anthony Jackson's defense. Nantucket put up three straight goals. In the third, M.V. mounted their own assault led by Nick Vukota's goal and Nainoa Cooperider's defense. Nantucket's goalie held up against M.V. pressure to preserve victory.
M.V. started out solid as Joshua Forend scored off a Tristan Araujo's assist for a 1-0 lead over the Starhawks. In the second, Nick Vukota gave a coast-to-coast effort for a 2-0 advantage after Wyatt Jenkinson's netminding held off the Starhawk attack stopping 18 shots on goal.
M.V. put the game away in the third period as Tristan Araujo scored twice off Aksel Cooperrider assists Nantucket was too much for South Shore, winning 6-0.
Falmouth remained unbeaten and going to the finals, handing M.V. a 5-2 loss. Joe Davies scored shorthanded from Gregg McCarron. Falmouth scored four times in the first two periods. Davies scored again with Nainoa Cooperrider assisting. Falmouth closed it out 5-2.
The second contest of the evening was a gem, as Falmouth defeated Nantucket 2-1.
The winter's first heavy snowstorm may have closed local businesses for the day, but it could not stop steadfast tennis players from competing in the Love at First Set, a mixed doubles tournament held at the Vineyard Tennis Center, Workout & Spa Feb. 11-13.
In the A Level main draw, Bob and Lucia Haymen beat out Doug Cooper and Laura Schroeder 6-4, 6-2. Sam Berlow and Sally Lasker overcame Sandy Nadelstein and Kelly Nagi to win the A level consolation round.
B level main draw finalists include Tomas Redner and Doreen Rezendes, as well as Duerward Hughes and Skye Sonneborn. The consolation round for level B went to a tiebreaker with the team of Rob Doyle and Hatsy Potter, winning 6-0, 4-6, 7-3 over Dave Alton and Cathy Lattanzi.
In another close match C level main draw winners Joseph McCormick and Karen Allen defeated Jason Dyer and Kara Nelligan 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. C level consolation round finalists include James Prichard and Sue King, as well as Daniel Han and Mary Walker. Please RSVP to the WGAM office by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone.