Josh Jackson makes a big impression in the sand of the long jump pit. Photo by Ralph Stewart
Vineyard romps over Tri-County
Tri-County brought its boys and girls track and field teams to the Vineyard for a meet last Thursday. Scores were not close. Tri-County won only a single event, the 800, but it was the Vineyard's only home meet and drew a goodly number of spectators.
The Islanders won, of course - Boys 123-13; girls 124½ - 11½. Ry Yennie had triple wins with a personal best discus toss of 147' 1½", a 123' 3" effort with the javelin and he was first to finish at 400m in 57.4. Ryan Gorman's 123' 7 1/2" discus throw qualified him for the states.
Loren Gibson hands the baton to Ainsley Clancy.
Other boys winning their events were: Ryan Gorman, shot put 38' 11.5", Terrell Johnson, high jump, 5' 8", Connor Rasmussen, long jump, 19' 11" and triple jump, 38' 3.75".
Bobbie Osmers won the 2-mile in 12:03; Doug Asselin, 300m hurdles in 44.1; Andrew Jahnas, 100m in 11.9; Joshua Flanders, 110 high hurdles in 17.6; Logan Russell, 200m dash in 24.4; Ben Williams, mile in 5:17. The M.V. 4x100 relay team won in 47.9. A Tri-County runner took the 800m race.
On the distaff side, Alexia Schroeder took the gold in three events: Long Jump, 14' 5", Triple Jump, 30' 10.5", and the 200m dash, 29.45. Other event winners were: shot put, Ashley Medeiros, 30' 1.5", Discus, Alice Hopkins, 99' 8.5", Javelin, Dinah Nash, 72' 4"; High Jump, Breanne Russell, 4' 6"; 2 mile, Julia Sadowski, 14.00; 300m hurdles, Emma Lee Iversen, 54.3; 100m dash, Diana Nash, 13.6; 800m, Hilary Dreyer, 2:30; 110m high hurdles, Emma Lee Iversen, 16.8; 400m, Kim Carlomagno, 64.7; 1 mile, Kate Mahoney, 5:58; 4x400 relay, Martha's Vineyard, 4:38.
Emma Lee Iversen flew over the hurdles first and in best form.
Saturday, Coach Schroeder took a busload of athletes to Notre Dame Academy in Hingham for the Last Chance to Qualify (for the states) Meet.
Already qualified, Hilary Dreyer ran a personal best in the 800m at 2:30.7 to improve her position at the states.
Saturday, Kate Mahoney qualified for the states in the two mile with a 12:25.48 run and Loren Gibson joins teammate Emma Lee Iversen in the 100m hurdles. Her time at Hingham was 17.30.
Also qualifying was the M.V. boys 4x400 relay team: Harold Pilskaln, Gus Paquet-Whal, Doug Asselin, and Ry Yennie.
At the state meet, MVRHS will be represented by seven boys plus the 4x400 relay team and six girls plus the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
Ry Yennie's effort with the discus was his personal best to date.
Kate Mahoney won the mile, beating all of the girls and not a few of the boys.
Greater New Bedford found Jackie Panek unhittable, Sunday, in the Whaling City. Photo by Tim Johnson
Jackie Panek threw a two-hit shutout at Greater New Bedford, Sunday. The Vineyard did all the scoring it would need in the first inning when five runners crossed the plate. They would add two more runs before sending the Bears packing.
Jackie was working on a no-hitter for five innings against Dennis-Yarmouth, Tuesday, but the Dolphins managed to spoil the perfect game with two hits in the final innings. Even so, their 10-game win streak was ended and M.V. improved to 6-12. D/Y fell to a more than respectable 13-4. Kelly Silvia had her usual solid game behind the plate for the Islanders and hit safely twice. Julie Perry drove in two of the four runs. Final score: M.V. 4, D/Y 2.
It was a different case Monday when Case scored twice in he 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th to sail off with an 8-1 win.
Wednesday was the softball team's final home game versus Seekonk. Senior appreciation ceremonies were observed. Today's game at Bourne completes the season.
The girls junior varsity softball team also played Case and gave up nine runs on walks and errors in the final inning but held on for a 12-11 victory. Caroline Davey struck out the final batter with the tying run poised at third base. The jayvees finished the season with an 11-6-1 record. The one tie was with Case.
Yankee Lizzy Kelleher was strong on the mound and at the plate against the D-backs. Photo by Ralph Stewart
Babe Ruth softball
The Yankees posted their first win of the season by holding off the late-charging D-backs 13-9 Tuesday at MVRHS. Lizzy Kelleher was the winning pitcher and helped her cause with three hits and a stolen base.