Californian wins the Library 5K
Gregg Adam, 36, of Mill Valley, California, ran away with the 10th annual Vineyard Haven Library 5K road race, Sunday, making the run in 18:15, a half-minute better than David Diriwachter, 38, of Vineyard Haven who was second in 18:45, and minute and a half faster than last year's winning time by Chris Fischer of Chilmark.
The rest of Sunday's top ten were (3) Paul Vertefeuille, 43, of Oak Bluffs, 19:24 (4) Garry Metters, 42, Vineyard Haven, 19:54, (5) Dana Gaines, 50, Edgartown, 20:11 (5) Todd Christy, 42, Chilmark, 20:22 (7) Graham Houghton, 39, Vineyard Haven, 21:37 (8) Dan Vaughan, 32, Oak Bluffs, 21:48 (9) Walter Duncan, 32, Charlotte, N.C., 22:19 (10) Wayne Guyther, Oak Bluffs, 22:36.
Kate Shanor, 42, of Oak Bluffs was the first female to reach the finish line. She was 22nd overall in 24:07.
Tops in their gender/age divisions were:
19 and younger male: Taylor Smith, 15, West Tisbury, 22:56 - female: Kate Cecilio, 15, Tisbury, 24:50.
20-29 male: Matthew LaFrance, 28, Tisbury, 31:51 - female: Jenn Frederick, 25, Hillsdale, N.Y.
30-39 male: Gregg Adam, 36, Mill Valley, Cal., 18:15 - female: Jennifer Booth, 38, Taunton, 25:07.
40-49 male: Paul Vertefeuille, 43, Oak Bluffs, 19:24- female: Kate Shanor, 42, Oak Bluffs, 24:07.
50-59 male: Dana Gaines, 50, Edgartown, 20:11 - female: Rachel Shanor, 50, Milton, 24:22.
60-69 male: Marston Clough, 64, Tisbury, 34:24 - female: Audie Schneider, 65, Tisbury, 41:20.
70 and older male: William Becker, 80, Princeton, N.J., 56:59 - female: Elaine Eugser, 70, Tisbury, 53:06.
One hundred fourteen runners started and finished the course, 21 more than last year.
If it seemed that there were an unusually large number of young ladies in the race, there were. New MVRHS field hockey coach Liane Dixon assigned the race to her athletes as a kind of home work.
Liane's ladies lose
The MVRHS field hockey team, with its brand-new coach Liane Dixon, lost its first two games off Island and has yet to score a goal.
Old Rochester Regional managed just one goal against a strong Vineyard defense, but it proved to be enough, last Tuesday, in the 1-0 game at Mattapoisett. On Monday the girls bowed to Falmouth, 3-0. M.V. goalie Savannah Lawson made 25 saves. Coach Dixon lauded the play of defensive stand-outs Shelby Ives and Kate Mahoney.
Tomorrow the team is at Bourne.
The first home games are next Monday and Tuesday versus Seekonk and Nantucket.
Coach Dixon is a graduate of MVRHS and of Northeastern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. She was awarded an athletic (field hockey) scholarship and played the game well enough to attract the attention of Sports Illustrated. The Island has reason to be proud of its daughter and we wish her well in her new position.
The high school golf team suffered its first loss, Thursday, to Bourne, 37.5 to 34.5 at Farm Neck. Tony Grillo's par 35 was the medalist round and he won his match 5.5 to 3.5, But Albion Alley, Henry Smith, and Luke Pisano all lost to the Canalmen in the first flight.
M.V. held its own in the second flight with wins by Sam Scott and Gus Hayes, but the horse had left the barn.
Tuesday the M.V. linksmen all won their matches with visiting Nantucket: Tony Grillo and Albion Alley, Henry Smith and Luke Pisano, Gregg Leonard and Sam Scott, Gus Hayes and Alex Bilzerian. Grillo's medalist round was a blazing three under par 32.
Claudia Bowser and Joan Johnston were top north-south players, Saturday, at the Bridge Club of M.V. tables in the Tisbury Senior Center. Liz Early and Cheryl Neal were N/S runners-up.
Dave Selin and Marge Raskin took most of the east-west tricks. Tied at second were Millie Henderson and Gussie Jenkins, Emily Robertson and Trudy Ulmer.
The winning combination in the M.V. Boys & Girls Club tournament at the Edgartown Golf Club, Saturday, was Ken Moynihan, Pam Moynihan, Art Stafford, and John Nauman with a score of 56.9
At place and show were (2) Brian Scott, Loraine Freshour, Jack Norberg, Mike Chapman and (3) David Klein, Adano Travaes, John Crowley, and Vernon McKillop.
R&G Pistol party
The MV Rod & Gun Club's pistol championship, open sights only in small and large calibers, will be held Saturday on the club's firing range beginning at 10 am.
The tourney is open to members and non-members alike.
Shooters may shoot as many rounds as they wish using their best round for a final score. A small entry fee will be charged. To learn more, call Jon or Joel Cristea, 627-0686.
Second MV Open looms
The second annual Martha's Vineyard Open will be held at the Edgartown Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 17, with 25 pros and 75 amateurs, a benefit for the MVRHS golf team and a scholarship for an MVRHS graduate.
NAACP 5K is
The annual running of the George V. Tankard Memorial NAACP 5K road race, sponsored by the Dukes County Savings Bank, begins at 10 am in front of the Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs. A fun run precedes the 5K.
Pre-race day registration, Friday from 7 to 8 pm, is $15, Register on race day for $20.
For more information, call Roger Wey, 693-7887.
The goalie in the picture in last week's Times showing Boston Bruins Alumni president Don Sweeney's shot on goal about to be blocked was MVRHS junior Michael Capen, not, as was written, Alex Minnehan. The two M.V. goalies switched sides during the game.