High school baseball
In their next to last game of the season, their last on-Island, the MVRHS varsity baseball team posted its second win, edging Bourne, 4-2. Winning pitcher Kendall Chaves started and went 6 2/3 innings before running out of gas. Nick Billingham relieved for the final out. Adam Herman reached all three times he went to the plate.
Thursday, the Islanders lost to Seekonk here, 9-2. Zach Countinho started and took the loss, giving up nine earned runs.
The final game of the disappointing season was Friday, at Wareham. The Vikings put the game away early, scoring seven runs in the first inning. The Islanders were shut out with one hit, a double by Bill Johnson in the second.
The Vineyard varsity ended the year at 2-18.
At Bourne the M.V. girls traded blows with the ladies of the Canal before conceding, 13-11. Islanders with multiple hits included Kelly Silvia, Jazmine Wafer, and Julie Perry. Both Brittany Stone and Kim Montanile drove in two. It took an eight run sixth inning for Bourne to catch and pass the Islanders.
M.V. bowed out of the state tourney after an intense 8-6 opening round tilt with Marblehead.
Taylor Pierce turned in one of the great Island performances on record, playing with a level-two shoulder separation and a broken finger to amass a game-high three goals and an assist. Tyler Hathaway was a standout on defense.
Riley Dobel scored once and set-up three more. The most remarkable goal belonged to goalie Mark Levesque, who put the Vineyard up 2-0 after making a save and charging the length of the field.
The teams battled back and forth to a 3-3 stalemate at the half, but the hometown Magicians had too many tricks in their bags in the second and pulled away at 8-5, before the final Vineyard tally.
Head Coach John Stabile was proud of his team's effort, "We played up...they [Marblehead] were feisty and talented. It's tough to lose, but we played our butts off."
M.V. finished at 9-11 overall, after posting an impressive 6-4 mark in the Maritime League, second only to 10-0 Barnstable, who bested the Vineyarders by slim margins on two occasions.
Coach Stabile likes who he sees coming back in '08. "We are loaded for next year."
The MVRHS boys tennis squad opens the MIAA Division Two South tournament with a home match against Seekonk, today at 3:15.
The Martha's Vineyard Junior Horse Council held its first competition of the season on May 20.
Jamie Forend picked up the MVHC medal and two first-place ribbons in the age 15-17 group.
Other double winners included Molly Wallace, Hannah Elias, Isabel Smith, and Olivia Smith.
Lila Norris, Isabella Thorpe, Alison McAndrews, and Mia Arenberg also earned blue ribbons on the day.
Among the other top riders were Alex Clark, Evonne Kelley, Kayla de Bettencourt, Lucy Norris, Ellie Reagan, Jessica Kelleher, Sydney Jasny, Graham Stearns, Katelyn Webber, Kellyn Conklin, Andrew Randall, Sidra Dumont, Alicia Oliveira, Caitlynn Francis, Casey McAndrews, Kate Hansen, Erin Hickey, and Haven Huck.
For the horses, Holy Smokes lived up to the name with three first places and a second. Satin Doll Chance, Woodlands Simply Marvelous (indeed!), Itty Bitty Sweet Cheeks, Tater Tot, Charlie Brown, Crystal Blue Ice, Wits End Day Dream, Poco, and Solo, also topped the board.
Leadline Equitation: 1st Isabella Thorpe, 2nd Kayla de Bettencourt, 3rd Graham Stearns.
Leadline Suitability: 1st Tater Tot, 2nd Satin Doll, 3rd Crystal Blue Ice.
Walk/Trot Equitation. : 1st Lila Norris, 2nd Katelyn Webber.
Walk/Trot Pleasure: 1st Tater Tot, 2nd Jumpin' Jack Flash.
Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation.: 1st Mia Erenberg, 2nd Sydney Jasny, 3rd Kate Hansen.
Walk/Trot/Canter Pleasure: 1st Crystal Blue Ice, 2nd Chubby Checkers, 3rd Landfalls Bold As Brass.
Maiden Equitation: 1st Molly Wallace, 2nd Alex Clark, 3rd Kellyn Conklin.
Maiden Eq. O/F: 1st Molly Wallace, 2nd Alex Clark.
Novice Equitation: 1st Hannah Elias, 2nd Evonne Kelley, 3rd Andrew Randall, 4th Alex Clark, 5th Molly Wallace.
Novice Eq. O/F: 1st Hannah Elias, 2nd Molly Wallace, 3rd Evonne Kelley, 4th Andrew Randall, 5th Alex Clark.
Open Eq. Under-15: 1st Isabel Smith, 2nd Jessica Kelleher, 3rd Erin Hickey, 4th Caitlynn Francis, 5th Sidra Dumont, 6th Alicia Oliveira.
Open Eq. Under-15 O/F: 1st Isabel Smith, 2nd Sidra Dumont.
Open Eq. 15-17: 1st Jaime Forend, 2nd Evonne Kelley.
Open Eq. 15-17 O/F: 1st Jaime Forend, 2nd Evonne Kelley.
MVHC Medal: 1st Jaime Forend.
Short Stirrup Equitation: 1st Alison McAndrews, 2nd Lucy Norris, 3rd Olivia Smith, 4th Casey McAndrews, 5th Ellie Reagan, 6th Haven Huck.
S.S. Eq. XRails: 1st Olivia Smith, 2nd Alison McAndrews, 3rd Casey McAndrews, 4th Haven Huck, 5th Ellie Reagan, 6th Lucy Norris.
S.S. Eq. XRails: 1st Olivia Smith, 2nd Ellie Reagan, 3rd Casey McAndrews, 4th Alison McAndrews, 5th Lucy Norris, 6th Haven Huck.
S.S. Hunter O/F: 1st Chance, 2nd Nickolodeon, 3rd Itty Bitty Sweet Cheeks, 4th Presto Expresivo, 5th Tater Tot, 6th The Mighty Quinn.
S.S. Hunter O/F: 1st Chance, 2nd Nickolodeon, 3rd The Mighty Quinn, 4th Presto Expresivo, 5th Itty Bitty Sweet Cheeks, 6th Tater Tot.
S.S. Hunter U/S: 1st Itty Bitty Sweet Cheeks, 2nd Chance, 3rd Presto Expresivo, 4th Nickolodeon, 5th The Mighty Quinn, 6th Tater Tot.
Pony Hunter U/S: 1st Wits End Day Dream, 2nd Maggie.
Pony Hunter O/F: 1st Itty Bitty Sweet Cheeks, 2nd Wits End Day Dream, 3rd Maggie.
Children's Hunter U/S: 1st Holy Smokes, 2nd Houdini's Great Escape.
Childrens's Hunter O/F: 1st Holy Smokes, 2nd Houdini's Great Escape.
Special Hunter U/S: 1st Woodlands Simply Marvelous, 2nd Satin Doll, 3rd It Takes Two, 4th Rhythm & Blues, 5th Kelso.
Special Hunter O/F: 1st Satin Doll, 2nd It Takes Two, 3rd Woodlands Simply Marvelous, 4th Kelso, 5th Rhythm & Blues.
Special Hunter O/F: 1st Satin Doll, 2nd It Takes Two, 3rd Kelso, 4th Rhythm & Blues.
Low Hunter U/S: 1st Solo, 2nd Holy Smokes, 3rd Liatris.
Pony Pleasure Champ.: 1st Woodlands Simply Marvelous, 2nd Tonka Toy, 3rd Snickers, 4th Crystal Blue Ice, 5th Tuxedo, 6th Houdini's Great Escape.
Pleasure Horse Champ.: 1st Holy Smokes, 2nd Solo, 3rd Shamrock, 4th Kelso, 5th Woodlands Simply Marvelous, 6th Liatris.
Green Horse/ Pony/ U/S: 1st Charlie Brown, 2nd Jeremy, 3rd Poco, 4th Farnley Hiland.
Green Horse/ Pony/ O/F: 1st Poco, 2nd Jeremy, 3rd Charlie Brown.
The Minor League Marlins are undefeated with nine wins to their credit, most recently besting the Orioles, 16-4, in Little League action. The loudest blow was a grand slam by Michael Ducatt-Luce. Shelby Lavin and Cameron Maciel continue to produce timely hits. Effective pitching by Curtis Farrell to a trio of catchers - Dylan Araujo, Tristan Araujo and Jonas Lukowitz - is keeping opposing players off the base paths.
The Twins rode Jason Millin's no-hitter and Nick Vukota's timely hitting to down the Devil Rays, 11-0.
The Rays fared no better against the Jays on May 19 and 21 dropping 13-3 and 10-8 decisions.
Aksel and Nainoa Cooperrider and Jeff Cimeno combined for a three-hitter in game one. Paul Mayhew clouted a two-run homer, Aaron Lowe had two hits, and Nainoa scored three runs to lead the Blue Jays attack.
Chris Mayhew, Lucas DeBettencourt, and Noah Hoyt had hits for the D-Rays.
In game two, the Rays fought back from a 10-2 hole to make a game of it, but the Jays got good offense from Jeff Cimeno, who cracked a triple, and from Anthony Cimeno and Zachary Danz, who reached base on each at bat, scoring a run apiece.
Aksel Cooperrider allowed only two runs and Silas Berlin notched three K's for the victors.
Kevin Montambault led the D-Rays with three hits. Noah Hoyt had two more, and reliever Chris Mayhew pitched three strong innings of relief.
In major league action, Alec Tattersal pitched a no-hitter and went 4 for 4 from the plate, including a homer, to lead the second place Cubs to a 5-1 win over the first place A's.
Up & Coming
Friday, June 1, M.V. Travel Soccer Casino Cruise 7:30 pm on the New England Fast Ferry....Saturday, June 2, rescheduled MVRHS boys tennis round robin tournament, 2-5 pm at Edgartown Yacht Club courts....also Saturday, June 2, M.V. Youth Hockey Golf Tounament at Edgartown GC....Sunday, June 3, Youth Lacrosse, final home games, 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 2 pm, at the Oak Bluffs School....also Sunday, M.V. men's softball league one pitch game, season openers Monday, June 4....M.V. Women's softball league begins play Tuesday, June 12.