Harriers at Rhodie
The MVRHS girls varsity cross-country team ran to a seventh-place finish in the New Balance Invitational meet at Warwick, Rhode Island, Saturday. Team captain Hilary Dreyer came in seventh in 21:06. Emily Carter (22:04) and Sarah Jean Flanders (22:06) were 45th and 47th.
The girls team was 7th of the 27 teams competing.
Max Conley was the first M.V. boy to finish the 5K course,
in 18:19. He was 55th overall. Lucas Emin (18:47) and Forest Harcourt (19:09) were 83rd and 107th. Evan Kendall (19:21) and Robbie Osmers (19:23) came in 123rd and 125th. The team was 15th of 32.
Mike Kendall (19:29) led the M.V. junior varsity to a fourth-place finish. He was 13th overall, followed by Alan Wiley (20), Thomas Philips (26), Willie Nevin (45) and Mike Alberice (77).
Split at Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart was supposed to send their boys and girls teams to the Vineyard for a meet, Tuesday. Instead, they sent word that they wanted M.V. to visit them. So Joe Schroeder and the M.V. Harriers took an unexpected ferry-bus ride to Kingston.
With Max Conley (17:17) and Lucas Emin (17:28) finishing 1-2 on the 2.9-mile "more or less" course, the M.V. boys won their meet, 20-37. Forrest Harcourt and Evan Kendall filled the 4th and 5th slots. Robbie Osmers and Mike Kendall the 8th and 9th.
Two Sacred Heart girls were winners in the girls meet. Hillary Dreyer was 3rd (20:28) and Sarah Jean Flanders 4th (20:37). Emily Carter was 6th, followed by Megan Dreyer (7) and Kim Carlomagno (9).
Sacred Heart won by three, 26-29.
The high school golf team won its 10th match of the season, against two losses and a tie, Friday, by dropping Sturgis at Farm Neck, 49-23. Even without their captain, Tony Grillo, the Islanders came close to a sweep, losing only the final match in the fourth flight.
Henry Smith and Luke Pisano took the first flight, Sam Scott and Grant McCarthy the second. (McCarthy's 38 on the par 35 course was the medalist round.) Gus Hayes and Alex Bilzerian prevailed in the third flight. Will Oberfest won in the fourth flight, but Seth Seeman was edged 5-4.
On Thursday the MVRHS drivers tied a very good Bourne squad at the Pocasset Golf club, 27-27. Tony Grillo won his match, 5-4, shooting par 36 in the first flight, but Henry Smith bowed by the same 5-4 close margin.
In the second flight, Albion Alley lost to his opponent, the other par 36 medalist Jonathan Escobar, while Sam Scott tied his match.
Luke Pisano won and Gregg Leonard lost in flight four. The Bourne golfers record is 11-1-1.
Monday the team was home to Fairhaven. They travel to D/Y on Wednesday and Nantucket, Thursday.
Duxbury wins the Arnold Brown
Sail MV, the VH Yacht Club, and the MVRHS sailing team hosted the 2007 Arnold Brown Regatta, Saturday.
Vineyard Haven harbor was alive with a three-foot chop stirred up by gusty northeast winds, but the experienced young sailors from all corners of New England took it in stride and managed to race 14 times.
Conor Lodge skippered the M.V. entry in the A division with three different crews: Kelly Fielder, Justin Kane, and Caleb Grey.
In the B division, Julie Pringle sailed with Seneca Craig as crew. The Vineyarders finished in a tie for fourth with North Kingston, R.I., but the Rhodies prevailed in the tie break.
First over all was the team from Duxbury, a class act both during and following the regatta.
The late Arnold Brown, a strong advocate of junior sailing, would have been delighted.
Interscholastic track & field
The second in the series of dual interscholastic track meets was held at the high school oval, Friday.
The Tisbury boys topped Oak Bluffs, 41-28. The Tisbury girls won by a larger margin, 51-20.
The Tisbury boys swept the long jump behind Xavier McGoogan's 13' 4" leap and were 1-2 in the 200 (Rafael Maciel and Nat Hurwitz) and the hurdles (Xavier McGoogan and Rodrigo Honorato). Tyler Araujo doubled in the shot and discus for O.B. The Bluffs boys swept the mile behind Jeremy Alley-Tarter's 5:45.7
The Tisbury girls took all the points in the long jump paced by Christine Janek's 11' 9" effort and were first and second in the shot put, discus, and 100. Oak Bluffs took gold and silver in the mile (Hannah Moore, 7:03.2) and hurdles.
Also Friday, the Edgartown girls trounced West Tisbury, 51-20 but the up-Island boys eked out a 32-30 win.
E-town's Jennie Lindland was the girls meet prime point producer with double wins in the long jump and 100, second in the hurdles and third with the discus. The Shiretown girls won each of the eight events, except the hurdles where Isabel Smith beat Jennie by a hair, 13.98-14.00.
The West Tisbury boys needed a sweep in the mile to squeeze out a win and got it. Cooper Chapman (6:14) led Mike Schroeder (6:14.9) and Kyle Joba-Woodruff (6:17.7) to the tape. Will Dietz was a double winner for Edgartown in the discus and hurdles.
Tie at Farm Neck
There was a four-way tie in the Habitat for Humanity putting tournament at Farm Neck, Sunday: Mike Cassidy, Jerry Murray, Wesley Cottle, and Terry McCarthy.
No one dropped a 60-yard hole-in-one.
Some $600 was raised for the cause.
MVYH branches out
M.V. Youth Hockey now belongs to two leagues. Still in the Cape and Islands League, which the Vineyard has dominated, the Islanders are now also members of the Neponset Valley League (NVL), a more competitive venue. The NVL plays all of its games at the Foxboro Sports Center.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, the M.V. Squirts tied Barnstable, 2-2, with goals by Emerson Mahoney and Austin Morely. Assisting were Andrew Wiley and Mahoney.
The day before, the M.V. PeeWees shut out Barnstable, 4-0. Scoring were Tyson Araujo (2), Shay Hill, and Max Davies.
A week later, the PeeWees overcame Norwood, 6-1. Shay Hill scored four times, Max Davies twice.
The Vineyard Bantams lost to Tri-County, 7-2. Tony DeBettencourt scored unassisted. Charles Goldthwait assisted Tyler Araujo. The Bantams then beat Westwood, 6-2, on goals by DeBettencourt (2), Araujo (2), Dakota Delviento, and Brian Hurley. Assisting were Kyle Francis (2), Charles Goldthwait (2), and Thomas Wilkens.
Last Sunday the M.V. Bantams beat Norwood, 6-1. Wilkens and Goldthwait scored twice, Delviento and Araujo also tallied. Credit for assists went to Nelson Dickson, (2), Kyle Francis (3), Bobby Perry, and Goldthwait.
Also Sunday, in a state play-down game, M.V. beat Hetland at the Hetland Arena, 3-2. Goals were by Kyle Francis, Tyler Araujo, and Tony DeBettencourt. Tony also had an assist, as did Charles Goldthwait.
With Vineyarder Sue Mead in goal, the Cape Cod Black Dogs women's ice hockey team sailed through the 6th annual Darcy Edmonds Tournament, Sept. 14-16, at Gloucester, scoring 16 goals and allowing one. Sue shut out the Bears, the Chaos, the Storm, and gave up one goal to the Bears in the final game. Teammate Teri Tedesco was in net for the 2-0 victory over the Westchester Wildcats.
Robert O'Sullivan's team got off to a quick start, winning the first two weeks of darting at the PA Club. They beat Jake Gifford's squad in a playoff, the first week, and clobbered Ray Blanchette's bunch the second, 11-0.
Jen Foxlee hit a 118 3-dart-on. Art Ferro scored a 60 3-dart-out. Mike Dow hit a Ton-80.
What's up ?
12th annual M.V. Touchdown Club auction (silent and noisy) and dinner with hors d'oeuvres & cocktails, Sunday, Oct. 7 beginning at 5:30 pm, benefit of MVRHS football & cheerleaders programs.
18th annual Oak Bluffs Columbus Day 5K and one-mile kids fun run, Sunday, Oct. 7, 11 am at Wesley Hotel.
17th annual Cape Cod Landscape Assn. golf tournament at Hyannis Golf Club, Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 pm. Benefits scholarship fund.
Third annual Birdies for Baseball golf tournament at Mink Meadows, Saturday, Oct. 27, benefit of Field of Dreams. Register at 693-0600.