Under-14 boys win indoor soccer league
The Martha's Vineyard under 14 indoor travel soccer team was crowned the champion of the South Coast Sports Center Indoor Soccer League after beating the previously undefeated Kingston Eagles.
The season began in November and was in session on Saturdays at the indoor soccer facility in Hingham.
The Vineyarders rose early to catch the 6 am ferry.
They were charged with one loss (they had to forfeit a game to Abington) and one tie, with Norwell. The rest of the games went into the win column.
Shown here, back row: Coach Curt Cetrulo, Coach Andrew Worlock, Luke Sederholm, Leif Iversen. Conor Esters, Second row: Taylor Rasmussen, Charlie Breslin, Gustavo Silva, Griffen Gardner, Jon Marcal. Center: Richard Conover. Front row: Zachary Lammie, Filipe Freitas, Rafael Maciel. Not pictured: Isaac Hurwitz, Jock Cooperrider, Rodrigo Honorato, and Coach Erik Iversen.
Damon Mello was high-scorer for the Heat. Photos by Ralph Stewart
RCBL resumes play
After a week-long hiatus, the Recreational Center Basketball League (RCBL) resumed play at the Boys & Girls Club, Monday.
In the early game, the Celtics jumped off to an eight-point lead over the Legends in the first quarter, a lead they never relinquished. At the half the Celts were up by 10, 45-35, and after three quarters by nine, 70-61. At game's end, it was 95-78.
Monte Bazzarro was high for the Legends. In fact he had the game high, with 23, 15 in the second half. Asil Cash (17) and Franco Mayi (12) were also in double numbers.
Five Celts made it to two columns: Travis Baptiste (22), James Holenko (19), Matt Rivers (15), Adam Rebello (10), and Ryan Maciel (10).
The Heat survived a Lakers fourth quarter rally to take the nightcap, 107-100. Early in the period the Hot Ones enjoyed a 17-point lead, 96-79.
The Heat played with a four-man bench. The Lakers five - Heath Estrella, Jeff LaBell, John Healy, Brian Scott, and Karl Kallinich - had to play all 48 minutes. Not surprisingly, all five finished with double numbers: Estrella 26, Scott 25 (including 6 bombs), LaBell 20, Kallinich 17, and Healy 12. Kallinich snagged 25 rebounds and Estrella grabbed 19.
Heat's rookie Nick Viera goes to the hoop in a crowd, including Karl Kallinich.
Damon Mello (23) and Sandy Fisher (22) paced the Heat attack - each dropped four from long distance. Vick Cruz (13) and Jason Dyer (11) also made it to double digits.
Credit Captain Sandy Fisher for wasting no time and picking up MVRHS standout Nick Viera so soon after becoming eligible. Nick's seven points equaled the winning margin.
The Times asked Nick about the difference between high school and RCBL play. "Not much," he said, "The high school game is more disciplined."
Is the RCBL rougher? "Not really."
Asked about Scituate, which had unceremoniously dropped the Islanders from the MIAA tourney, Nick replied, "Fast. Big. No weaknesses. Best team we faced all year."
RCBL standings: Celtics 7-4, Lakers 7-4, Heat 6-5, Legends 2-9.
Photo by Lara Uva
The MV Youth Hockey Peewee team, with the third best win-loss record in its league, surprised second place Lower Cape and upset top-seeded Nantucket, Saturday, February 24, to claim the league championship title.
Shown above, kneeling: Kyle Francis, goalie Zolie Clark, Jake Hart, Joey Uva, Eamon MacKenzie. Standing: Ben Bilzerian, Kyp Cooperrider, Brian Hurley, Daniel Serusa, Shay Hill, Jason Millen, and Charlie Ashmun. Back row: Coaches Bill Jacob, Charlie Ashmun, and Matthew Goldfarb. Missing from photo: Max Davies, Thomas Wilkens, Harrison Rodrigues, Aaron Figueroa, and Spencer Delanaraut.
For an account of the team's remarkable accomplishment (and a well-deserved flogging of the Times sports editor) see Letters to the Editor.