Holmes Holers aweigh
Seventeen boats posted for the Holmes Hole Sailing Assn. Thursday evening race in Vineyard Haven Harbor with moderate WSW winds of 8 to10 knots.
The fleet ran downwind to East Chop, rounded green can 23A, beat to West Chop and nun 4 and finished on a beam reach.
Don Cohan won in Summertime, a Luders 27, followed by (2) Jerry Goodale in Stormalong and (3) Mary Worrell in Second Wind, a Sonar. Then came (4) Geoff Gibson, (5) Roger Becker, (6) Bob Jewett, (7) Phil Hale, (8) Art Spielvogel, (9) Dan Culkin, (10) Mike Oliviera, (11) Peter Strock, (12) Bo Van Riper, (13) Ernie Mendenhall, (14) Tom and Laurie Welch, (15) P. Hyman-Young, and (16) Tony Dilorenzo. Jamie Wiseman started with the fleet but sailed off into the Sound.
Sunday, eight boats competed in a 10.2-mile triangular race in the Sound. The fleet sailed on a broad reach on the port tack to Falmouth Harbor, jibed around the mark and sailed to the next mark on a broad reach on the starboard tack, then a tough beat to windward into a stiff southerly breeze to finish.
Jerry Goodale in Stormalong finished first in the A division followed by (2) John Amabile in Solitude, (3) Mike Loberg in Masquerade, (4) Geoff Gibson in Katonka (5) Peter Strock in Arion and (6) Roger Becker in Gloria.
B Division winner was Dan Culkin in Magic Time. Tom and Laurie Welch were second in Eastaway.
Harbor racing continues tonight at 6 pm. Sunday's race is the annual Chappaquiddick Rendezvous. New members are welcome. Call Diane Hartmann to sign up: 693-4592.
Six Vineyard triathletes met the challenge of the Falmouth Sprints, Sunday, swimming a third of a mile, bicycling 9 miles and running 3.1 miles.
Todd Christy, 45, of Chilmark finished 19th overall and first in his 40-45 age group completing the course in 53:07.
Other MV triathletes were John Goyert, of Edgartown, 191st overall in 1:05:24; David Murphy of Vineyard Haven, 337th overall in 1:12:02; Holly Goyert of Edgartown, 349th overall in 1:12:02; Chris Hargy of Edgartown, 487th overall in 1:20:42 and Beth Flaherty, 516th overall in 1:24:10.
and in the Green Mountains....
At Salisbury, Vermont, Andrew Flake of Vineyard Haven entered the Vermont Sun Triathlon, a 600-yard swim in Lake Dunmore, 14-mile bike ride, and 5K run. Andy finished 69th overall, fourth in his 55-59 age group, in 1:18:11.
All-stars at Dennis
The MV nine-year-old all-stars finished second to Falmouth in the Dennis tournament last weekend.
The Islanders lost their first game, Saturday, to Falmouth, 16-5, then edged Sandwich in eight innings, 12-11.
In the first game Sunday, Curtis Farrell pitched all six innings against Harwich and won, 8-6. Facing Sandwich again in the semi-finals Tucker McNeely went the distance for a 10-7 win.
The Islanders faced Falmouth again in the finals. MV led after three innings, 2-0, but finished on the short end of a 4-2 score. Aksel Cooperrider pitched well in the losing cause.
This week, the nine-year-old MV all-stars are entered in 17-team tourney at Sandwich.
At Veterans Park, Tuesday, Shirley's Hardware and Sports Haven played to a 1-1 tie. Andrew LaManna scored for Sports Haven; Erly Pinhero did the honors for Shirley's.
In the second game of the evening, Coop de Ville was too much for Broadway Screen Printing, 4-1. Eric Scott accounted for three of the Coop goals. Nelio Pinhero scored the other. Joelcio Alvares found the net for Broadway.
Standings as of Tuesday
Team g w L T pts gf ga gd
Coop de Ville 7 5 1 1 16 18 10 8
Atlantic FC 5 5 0 0 15 12 1 11
Sports Haven 6 3 2 1 10 11 9 2
MV Lath & P 5 2 3 0 6 8 11 -3
Broadway 7 1 5 1 4 6 16 -10
Shirley's 6 0 5 1 1 5 13 -8
Mark Plante of West Tisbury won the 10th annual Klays for Kids charity skeet shoot at the MV Rod & Gun Club, Sunday.
It wasn't easy. Mark was matched shot for shot in the first round by Bill Damora of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., forcing a shootout. The two gunners were still tied after the shootout round and the duel continued. Mark finally won, earning him the tourney title and the second leg up on the club's grand slam award.
Matt Bologna of Chilmark won the Class B non-member championship. Bill Shanok of New York won in the member category.
Class C honors went to Matt Tobin of Chilmark.
More than $350 was raised by the event to help foot the bill for the club's children's programs.
Shooters will vie for the club's skeet shooting championship on August 5.
Jan Lehmberg lines up a putt on the eighth green at Mink Meadows. Photo by Ralph Stewart
At Mink Meadows
Mink Meadows Golf Club crowned Jan Lehmberg Ladies Club Champion last weekend after she shot rounds of 87 and 91 for a 178 total, three better than Laura Allen who shot 89 and 92.
Sally Fitzgerald and Wendy Regan were also finalists.
J.C. Murphy earned the Men's Senior Champion title with rounds of 79 and 81 (160). At 163 (81 and 82), Doug Dowling was runner up.
Sheldon Hackney was declared Super Senior Champ after rounds of 85 and 86 (171).
The men's open finals tee off this Saturday at 7:30 am. For the first time in some people's memory the door is wide open as perennial champion Rusty Hitchings is sidelined with an injury.
Bay State Games
Riley Dobel and Duncan Meyst of Oak Bluffs helped the Coastal boys lacrosse team to a second place finish at the Bay State Games four-day tournament at Wentworth Institute in Boston last weekend.
The Vineyarders teamed with players from New Bedford, Falmouth, Duxbury, Mansfield, Plymouth, Bridgewater, and Nantucket.
The Coastal team lost in the finals to a powerhouse Northeast team, 18-5.
Last weekend, in Riverhead Field Disc Golf league play, three Amateur Frisbee golfers tied at five over par 61. In the tie-breaking playoff, Dwight Kaeka edged Steve Butman and Dan Shuter, winning top spot for the week and taking over first place in the standings.
Junior Brazil won the Amateur two division with a round of 69. Dennis Kaeka was second and Reiner Fenske third.
Mary McConneloug of Chilmark is one of six Massachusetts athletes to qualify for the Pan American Games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 13-19. Mary is a bicyclist.
The other Bay Staters to qualify did so in field hockey, the triathlon, and three in Judo.
The Pan Am games are conducted every four years and serve as qualifying events for the Olympics.