To see the sea
Elise Chapdelaine, MVRHS '02, a senor co-captain of the women's lacrosse team at the U.S. Naval Academy, was named a second team All-American and a midfielder on the U.S. WDIA all-tournament team. Navy Coach Cindy Timchal called Elise one of the top defensive players and a major reason for Navy's offensive success his year. Elise scored 69 goals, including the game-winner in Navy's first ever Division I win against Howard. The Midshipmen finished second to CalPoly in the 2007 National WDIA tournament.
Run for the "Y"
Tonight, Thursday, at 5:30 pm, the first Offshore Ale Summer Solstice 10K will be run beginning at Offshore Ale in Oak Bluffs, thence to the "big bridge" (Jaws Bridge) and return. The $20 registration fees will benefit of the new "Y".
Table for 14
Standa Harag of Edgartown, a walk-on, walked off with the third annual Quinapong (Table Tennis) Tournament at the West Tisbury school, Thursday, defeating Scott Smith in the finals, 3-1.
Fourteen players competed, including Pavla Rego, the only woman.
Quinapong is now off for the summer and plans to reconvene in the fall with games played at Aquinnah town hall and at the West Tisbury school
Babe Ruth Girls
The Athletics and Yankees played a double-header, Monday, to finish the Babe Ruth Girls Softball season. The Yanks took the first game behind Caroline Davey's shutout hurling, 5-0. The A's took revenge, 17-9, in the second contest. Tiana Sousa homered for the A's.
At season's end the Diamondbacks were in first place with 8 wins and 4 losses, followed by the Devil Rays, 7-5, Yankees, 6-6, and the A's, 3-9.
In the first round of playoffs the A's jumped all over the Diamondbacks. 34-15. Big innings for the A's were the first (9 runs) and the fifth (10). In a game when everyone seemed to hit, Emma Forbes stood out, homering twice.
In the other playoff game, the Devil Rays defeated the Yankees, 6-2.
The final game, for all the marbles, will pit the A's against the Devil Rays, tomorrow, Friday, at 5:30 pm at the high school field.
The Minor League Twins' Tucker McNeely shut out the Rockies, Saturday while his teammates were crossing the plate 17 times. Jack Slayton led the offense. McNeely helped his cause with a two-run homer.
Minors, final standings
Team G W L T Pts RF RA Pct.
Twins 16 15 1 0 30 196 34 .938
Marlins 15 13 2 0 26 129 56 .867
Blue Jays 15 10 5 0 20 144 97 .667
Reds 16 8 7 1 17 85 105 .500
Devil Rays 15 5 10 0 10 87 148 .333
Orioles 15 5 10 0 10 86 150 .333
Indians 15 4 11 0 8 83 132 .265
Rockies 15 0 14 1 1 58 146 .000
The first round of playoffs followed form with the Twins shutting out the Rockies, 17-0, the Marlins just getting by the Indians, 7-6, the Blue Jays edging the Orioles, 7-6 and the Reds besting the Devil Rays, 9-4.
Monday, the Twins beat the Reds to claim their place in the Championship game.
Major achievement for the A's
Last week the A's chalked up two wins trouncing the Tigers, 12-4 and the Dodgers, 12-6. Harry West and Oliver Filley divided the pitching chores for the A's. Eli Berlow was 4-for-5 for the A's and teammate Joe Wannamaker was 2-for-2 with multiple runs batted in. Tiger Stuart Hersh stroked a double in the first inning.
Meeting at Edgartown's Nunes Field, the A's beat the Dodgers, Tuesday, 12-6, Mike Mussel started and went four innings for the A's giving way to Mike Bizzarro to finish. Ramon Espino and Tony Canha led a late Dodger surge. Nick Nelson played tight D for the A's. Timely hitting was provided by Colin Cameron and Oliver Filley.
Majors, final standings
Team G W L T Pts RF RA Pct.
Athletics 15 11 4 0 22 143 78 .733
Cubs 15 11 4 0 22 108 48 .733
Red Sox 15 9 6 0 18 106 90 .600
Mets 15 7 8 0 14 74 91 .467
Tigers 15 6 9 0 12 81 98 .400
Dodgers 15 1 14 0 2 57 164 .067
The A's and Cubs have byes in the first round of playoff games. Tuesday the Mets conquered he Tigers and the Red Sox beat the Dodgers.
Semi final games were played yesterday and fhe finals are on Saturday.
Saturday, June 23, is awards and championships day at Veira Park in Oak Bluffs.
At 11 am, the Little League Majors championship game will be played followed by the presentation of awards to TeeBall and Farm League players and major league season and playoff champs.
At 2 pm, the Minor League championship game will be played followed by the awards for minor league season and playoff champs.
All players in each league should attend in uniform, which qualifies a player for a free hot dog.
Holmes Holers sail
The Holmes Hole Sailing Association began its summer season of handicap racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor with a Sound Race last Sunday. Sixteen boats posted for the noon starting gun at red nun 6 outside the harbor breakwater.
The race Committee set an 11.5-mile course in Nantucket Sound which took the fleet from the starting line to buoy RG at the west end of Hedge Fence, then to green can 15 at the west end of L'Homme Dieu Shoal, then to red bell 2 off Waquoit Bay, and return around the buoys in reverse to the harbor. Southwest winds ranged from 5 to 15 knots.
The fleet ran and reached to the first mark, with a light breeze in the harbor freshening in Nantucket Sound. Rounding the buoy at Hedge Fence, the sailors hardened up and sailed full and by to can 15, allowing for the east setting current. After rounding the green can, the fleet ran downwind with the current to Waquoit Bay. Rounding the red mark at Waquoit, a beat to windward against the current back to green can 15 ensued, with the sailors hugging the Cape shore to stay out of the strong current. A beam reach on the starboard tack to Hedge Fence was followed with the final close reach to the finish line.
Finishing first was Dan Culkin in his Vineyard Vixen, Magic Time. Second were Tom and Laurie Welch in the Vineyard Vixen, Eastaway. Jerry Goodale in Stormalong was third, followed by (4) Ernie Mendenhall and Kathy Logue in Rocinante III, (5) Roger Becker in Gloria, (6) Jerry Coe in Indian Summer, (7) Jim Pringle in Myfanwy. (8) Mike Loberg in Masquerade, (9) Phil Hale in Mischief, (10) Ged Delaney in Ardent, (11) John Amabile in Solitude, (12) Art Whitworth in Fair Dinkum, (13) Bob Jewett in Andiamo II, (14) Peter Strock in Arion, and (15) Alan Wilson in Sara B. Bella did not finish.
The summer racing series continues with a harbor race tonight, Thursday, at 6 pm and the Robinson's Hole Rendezvous on Sunday at 10 am. New members are actively encouraged, as are guest boats. Interested sailors should contact Diane Hartmann 693 4592.
Information provided by John Amabile
Hearts are stronger than clubs
The Bridge Club of Martha's Vineyard resumed play at the Tisbury Senior Center, Saturday. Anna Tomlinson and Margaret Pontecorvo were the top scorers. Betty Morris and Regina McDonough were runners up.