Dual meets at Diman
The MVRHSA girls ran off with the dual meet at Diman Voke, Tuesday, scoring 115 points to Diman's 21.
In the field events, Tiffany Smalley led a sweep of the shot putt with a heave of 30' 11". Alice Hopkins and Ashley Medeiros completed the sweep.
Islanders also took all the points in the long and triple jumps. Kate Carlomagno won at 14' 6" followed by Alexia Schroeder and Ainsley Clancy.
Schroeder was best in the triple jump at 28' 9" . Clancy and Carlomagno were second and third.
Katelyn Mahoney and Smalley were 1-2 in the high jump clearing 4' 4".
Alice Hopkins and Emma Lee Iverson were first (97') and second with the discus.
The best M.V. could do with the javelin was Elizabeth Reid's 3rd place toss of 72' 9".
On the track, the Islanders were 1-2-3 in the high hurdles and took all the points in the 800-meter run.
Loren Gibson was first over the high hurdles in 18.9 trailed by Clancy and Meaghan Gouldrup.
Hilary Dreyer won the 800 in 2:44 with Sarah Jean Flanders and Julia Sadowski tied at second ten seconds later.
Katelyn Mahoney (14:08) and Sadowski were 1-2 at two miles.
Iverson (56:0) and Smalley took gold and silver in the low hurdles.
Diana Nash (13:9) and Medeiros were fastest in the 100-meter dash. Schroeder won the 200 in 30:05.
Carlomagno (66:03) and Caetlyn Hutchinson led the field in the 400m.
Dreyer won the mile in 6:15. Beth Pennington was third.
The Islanders won both relays. Schroeder, Nash, Butler, and Medeiros won the 4x100. Mahoney, Russell, Flanders and Dreyer were first in the 4x400.
Boys also won
The Island boys were as dominant in the field events as were the girls.
Ry Yennie, Ryan Gorman, and Jeff McIsaac swept the discus. McIsaac and Gorman were 1-2 in the shot. Stephen Greenberg and Terrell Johnson did as well in the high jump. Both cleared 5' 8".
Diman won the javelin throw with Yennie and Colin Kelly at 2nd and 3rd.
Connor Rasmussen and Kelly were 1-2 in the triple jump. Jaron Chaplin and Johnson were 1st and 3rd in the long jump.
The Vineyard took 42 of the available 48 field event points, but Diman held its own on the track.
On the track, M.V. scored well in the hurdles. Josh Jackson, Doug Asselin, and Thomas Knowles swept the lows. Josh Flanders and Jason Mello were 1-2 in the highs.
Diman was 1-2 in the two-mile. Robert Osmers took third. Diman was also 1st and 2nd in the dash. Andrew Jahnas was third.
The best M.V. could do at 800 meters was Logan Russell's third-place finish.
Ry Yenni won the 400. Jackson was second at 200 meters. Ben Williams was second in the mile.
Asselin, Pilskaln, Jahnas, and Johnson won the 4x100.
Diman took the 4x400.
The MVRHS boys won the meet, 79-57.
The MVRHS boys varsity lacrosse team lost its fifth game against two wins, Saturday, at Falmouth, 8-4. M.V. scored first but the Clippers led at the half, 3-2. The teams were even on groundballs and David Amabile held his own at face-offs.
Riley Dobel, Duncan Meyst, Ben Rossi, and Brant Sylvia did the Vineyard scoring. Falmouth's record improved to 6-3.
Last Thursday the Vineyarders took it on the chin at Dover (Sherborn), 11-2. Riley Dobel and Ben Rossi scored. David Amabile and Duncan Meyst assisted.
Tuesday the Islanders beat New Bedford in the Whaling City, 10-2. They won the game but lost some windows when pellets were fired at the team bus.
At Seekonk Friday, the Vineyard girls varsity softball squad lost to the Warriors, 7-2. The Islanders did all their damage in the first inning. Julie Perry was 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in a run. Kelly Silvia scored and had an RBI. Pitcher Jackie Panek had 5 Ks and gave up 4 earned runs.
Monday, here, Wareham pitcher Bonnie Thorne struck out the first six batters she faced, then held the Vineyarders to four runs as her teammates posted nine. M.V. pitcher Jackie Panek fanned nine and collected her first hit of the season. Catcher Kelly Silvia cut down a would-be stealer at second, was 2-for-3 at the plate, scored twice and had an RBI. Nine M.V. fielding errors proved too much to overcome.
The jayvees softball team won all three of its games last week, defeating Seekonk 14-8, Wareham 14-5, and Old Rochester 6-3, improving their record to 5-2.
Caroline Davey was credited with two wins and Martha Scheffer the other. Emma Frizzell had a grand slam in the Wareham game. Katie Hines and Emily Hines also homered in that game.
Emily Alosso has returned to the lineup, having recovered from an injury. Meaghan Jeffers has been playing solid ball.
The jayvees hosted DR yesterday and entertain Bourne tomorrow before heading out on a 5-game road trip.
Dana Gaines, the Island's premier kayaker, took advantage of the recent breaching of Norton Point Beach to paddle his way around Chappaquiddick Island in a kayak, probably the first self-propelled circumnavigation of Chappy in this century, he figures.
"Conditions were ideal," he reports, leaving Chappy Point at 6:45 to round Cape Pogue at 7:30 and arrive at Wasque Point at 8:20. He reached the Norton Point breach at 8:55, beached his kayak and took 30 minutes to explore the newly changed barrier beach before resuming his way back to Chappy Point, arriving at 10:05.
It was a good warm up for Sunday's annual Run-of-the-Charles for canoes and kayaks. Dana and his kayak buddy Tom Mailhot are entered in the 12 nautical mile race.
Bologna is best
Nick Bologna of Chilmark won the 2007 Trap Championship at the M.V. Rod & Gun Club, Sunday, breaking more clay pigeons than any of the other 10 competitors. The Class B winner was last year's champ, Allan Albee of Edgartown. Best in the C division was Phil Hughes of Oak Bluffs.
Sailing at Hyannis
In a three-way regatta at Hyannis, Tuesday, the MVRHS sailing team lost to Barnstable, 2-0 but beat D-Y, 2-1, according to the Cape Cod Times.
Dart season results
On Thursday, April 12, the league-leading Dave Bettencourt bunch, sub Steve Maciel, Fred Pekari and Mike Lipinsky defeated Eric Pachico and friends, 8-3. The next week the Pachico partisans, Eric with David O'Sullivan, Linda Wood and (sub) Laurie Maciel pummeled Jake Gifford & Co., 9-2.
Final standings find Dave Bettencourt, Fred Pekari, and Mike Lipinski in first place with 119 points. Second, with 96, are Robert O'Sullivan, Peter Searle, and George Valentzas. Third at 83: Eric Pachico, David O'Sullivan, Linda Wood, and Cindy Corner.
Most singles won: Eric Pachico and Mike Lipinski, 12.
Most tons: David Bettencourt, 51 Most 3-dart-on: Charlene Barbosa 142 Most 3-dart-off: Charlene Barbosa 130. Ton 80's: Scott Sipe, Eric Pachico, and James Rowell each had one.
There were no rounds-of-nine this half.
A mixed triple league championship shoot off will be Thursday, May 10. Sign up at 7 pm at the PA for a 7:30 start.
Ned's netters stymie Sturgis
The MVRHS boys varsity tennis team made a clean 5-0 sweep of Sturgis on the Cape Cod Community College courts, Monday. Tim McHugh won at first singles 6-2, 6-4. Timo Nivala, subbing for suffering (poison ivy) Andrew McHugh at second singles went three sets before prevailing, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Dylan Hutchinson finished the Vineyard singles sweep, 6-3, 6-2.
The M.V. doubles pairs won in straight sets: Seth Seeman and Daniel Han, 6-3, 6-2, and Win Grimm and Evan Schwab (in his first varsity start), 6-1, 6-0.
Coach Fennessey's team's record is 4-2 on the year.
Bears caught up
The New Bedford girls lacrosse team played catch-up Tuesday. They trailed by as much as six points early on, but never gave up, dug for every loose ball and demonstrated outstanding speed, especially in the attack positions.
With 20 seconds remaining on the clock the Bears tied the score at 15. Scoring for the Vineyard were Jane Alexander, who had 5 goals and 2 assists; Alaina Aristide scored 4 and had an assist; Laura Jernegan had 4 goals; Christina Wiley had 2; Amanda Cavanaugh had 1 goal and 1 assist; Alexa Fisher had 3 key assists; and freshman Kate Cecilio had 1 assist. Zoe Fisher was strong in the net, coming up with 24 saves. The girls will take on Barnstable away on Thursday and Cohasset away on Saturday. They are 2-1-1 in the Maritime league.