Discgolf in the forest
Seventy discgolf enthusiasts gathered off Barnes Road in the State Forest to compete in the Vineyard Social, Sunday.
Winners in the several categories with the number of contestants and the winning scores were: Overall Champion (13) Pete Johnson, 108; Pro Masters (5) Rick Belheumer, 120; Amateur One (25) Chris Piasczeny, 115; Advanced Masters (15) Rich Reilly, 120; Amateur Two, (12), Tony Wood, 125; Advanced women's (4), Michelle Blanch, 148; Recreational class (3) Mike Mason, 134.
John Tate of Edgartown, one of the Vineyard's best, follows through on his fourth hole tee shot.
Dwight Kaeka takes aim and fires. Photos by Ralph Stewart
New England's finest Frisbee golfers put their best throws forward in the ring of fire.
Matt Jackson of Norwalk, Conn., who finished third in the Pro Masters (over 40) division, lets it rip from the fifth tee.
The Legends' Monte Bizzarro finds a way past Brian Scott of the Lakers.
The question remains, who is on first?
Which two teams will vie for the RCBL Championship?
No answers emerged from Monday's meetings at the B&G, as the Celtics evened matters with the Heat, 101- 94, and the Legends did the same with a 98-86 defeat of the Lakers.
Next Monday's games will decide matters in the best two-of-three semi-final series.
The Celtics and Heat took up where they left off last week, a real pot-boiler. One point separated the teams after the first period. The lead changed hands 10 times in the second until the Celts ran off 17 points to the Heat's 5 during the closing minutes to arrive at the half with a 10 point lead. 56-46.
Quick buckets by Jason Dyer and Damon Mello erased the deficit in the opening minutes of the third frame and the score was tied at 63.
Adam Rebello and Clint Merrill reach for a loose ball.
The lead seesawed eight more times and at the end of the period it belonged to the Celts, 75-74.
Midway in the final period the Celts took a lead they would not relinquish and finished seven up, 101-94.
Damon Mello had the game-high 39 for the Heat. Jason Dyer (20) and Clint Merrill (12) made it to twin columns. Travis Baptiste's 26 was the Celtics best. Double figures were also posted by Adam Rebello 19, Matt Rivers 14, and Ryan Maciel 10.
Contrasting with the fast and physical action in the early game, the twi-nighter was a gentlemanly encounter.
Jeff LaBell puts up two of his Laker-high 20 points.
The Legends, who had won just two of 12 games all winter long, had five players in double digits, led by Asil Cash's game-high 30. Monte Bizzarro was right behind with 24. Julius Middleton contributed 14, Mike McCormick 13, and Ryan Sheppard 11, enough to outscore the Lakers, 98-86.
Jeff LaBell's 20 paced the Lakers. Heath Estrella had 17 as did Caleb Nicholson. Brian Scott scored 14.
Referee Pat Mercier saw to it that all was done "decently and in order."
Next Monday's games will determine the RCBL finalists.