Skating at Rockland
Six members of the M.V. Figure Skating Club competed in the 21st annual Halloween Classic at Rockland on Saturday, retuning to the Island bedecked with precious metal.
Lindsay Dario won gold in Interpretive 1 and Solo Compulsories 1 and silvered in Spotlight 1.
Alexandra Clark won silver in Solo Compulsories 1 and bronze in Spotlight 1.
Alexandra Mazza was fifth in Interpretive 3, and took silver in Artistic 3 and Solo Compulsories 3.
Olivia Ogden won three gold awards in Interpretive 3, Artistic 3, and Solo Compulsories 3.
Kate Stewart was fourth in Solo Compulsories 4, and silvered in Interpretive 4 and Spotlight 4.
Kendall Robinson won bronze in Interpretive 4, gold in Spotlight 4 and finished fourth at Solo Compulsories 4.
The Youth Basketball Recreational League (YBRL) is registering boys and girls for the '07-'08 season at www.mvhoop.com and at the Boys & Girls Club on Saturday from Noon to 3 pm.
See the YBRL ad on page 11 or call Lisa Stewart: 508-627-4424.
Robert O'Sullivan, Pete Searle, and Mike Lipinsky took home the money, Oct 4th, after besting Ray Blanchette, John Androitis, and Arthur Ferro in a tie breaking shootout.
Laurie Maciel hit a 120 3-dart-out.
The following week it was Mike Dow, Fred Pekari, Don Welty, and George Valentzas trouncing Steve Maciel, Ross Swiriduk, Charlene Barbosa, and Cindy Corner, 10-1.
On Oct. 18, Steve Maciel, Ross Swiriduk, Don Welty, and Charlene Barbosa won going away and sweeping Tom Norton, John Androitis, and Arthur Ferro, 11-1.
A women's walk-on basketball game is played at the West Tisbury gym every Wednesday, beginning at 6:00 pm. No registration or dues. Just show up and play.
With a one-over round of 73, Tony Grillo looked like a good bet to win the Division 2 individual interscholastic golf championship at Waubeeca Golf Links, Williamstown on Monday. But Holliston's Matt Lussier posted another 73, and Cam Kneeland of Triton Regional in Byfield finished at even par 72 to claim the title.
Team honors went to Lincoln-Sudbury, which edged Wellesley by a single stroke.
The M.V. Youth Soccer School League has completed its schedule of games and begins the second season of playoffs 1:00 pm, Saturday, at the West Tisbury school.
Boys League final standings
W L T
1. Oak Bluffs/ Reuben 4 1 0
2. Charter school 3 1 1
3. Up Island Dwane 2 1 2
4. Oak Bluffs/ Moore 2 2 1
5. Up Island/ Poole 1 2 2
6. Edgartown 0 5 0
Saturday's playoff schedule: Oak Bluffs/ Reuben vs Edgartown; Charter vs. Up Island/ Poole; Up Island Dwane vs. Oak Bluffs/ Moore.
Girls League final standings
W L T
1. Edgartown 5 0 0
2. Oak Bluffs/ Tisbury 3 2 0
3. Up Island 2 3 0
4. Charter school 0 5 0
Saturday's playoff schedule pits Edgartown against the Charter school and Oak Bluffs/ Tisbury versus Up Island.
Sam "Big Train" Reece chips onto the seventh green. Chris Look waits his turn. Photo by Ralph Stewart
The winning combo in the Mink Meadows Turkey Shoot, last weekend, was Rusty Hitchings, Jim Hamilton, Don Harrington, and Will Warner.
Runners up were George Santos Jr., Jay Foley, John Gurney, and Eleanor Barrie.
Showing were Lenny Vanderhoop, Gerry Gerolamo, Paul Clausen, and Jack Gray.
Closest to the 7th pin prize went to Ronnie Schultz
The week before, winners of the BassAckwards tourney (the course was played in reverse) with a team net of 53 were Lenny Vanderhoop, Rodney Silvia, Ken Berkov, and Will Warner.
Second with a team net of 56 were Dan McCarthy, John Gurney, and Joe Holland.
The individual low net of 64 belonged to Tom Nova. Jay Foley was next at 69.
Fairhaven rallies to tie
The M.V. high school varsity boys soccer team finished its schedule with a disappointing tie at Fairhaven on Tuesday - disappointing because the Islanders had led 3-0 at the half. Jaoa Paulo Oliviera started the scoring off a pass from Jock Cooperrider and continued it by converting a feed from Alex Poole. Nico Cuba put the cherry atop the sundae on a penalty kick.
But the Blue Devils were far from conceding on their home turf and scored three of their own in the second half to draw even in the very physical game.
The Vineyarders end with a 9-3-6 record and await the MIAA announcement of their seeding and schedule. It is possible that the first postseason game will be as early as the weekend.
Watch the Martha's Vineyard Times web site (mvtimes.com) for the latest information.
Seniors Nica Sylvia, Gaby Sullo, Jocelyn Andrade, and Rachel Schubert celebrated senior day, the last game of their final season, with strong games against visiting Fairhaven, making a late goal in the second half stand up and finishing the season and their high school soccer careers on a winning note. The game's only goal was scored by junior Emma Lee Iversen off a pass from Nica Sylvia.
The MV varsity girls finished with a 6-10-2 record.
The MVRHS cross country teams answered the challenge of the Hockomock League Invitational Meet at Wrentham on Saturday. Both Vineyard teams finished second of seven teams.
The MV boys shadowed Canton, whose five best runners finished 6th, 9th, 11th, 15th, and 16th for a score of 57.
MV scorers were 5th Max Conley, 18:06; 12th Lucas Emin, 18:44; 18th Willie Nevin, 19:00; 19th Forrest Harcourt, 19:01; and 29th Taylor Smith, 19:29 for a total of 83.
Following the Vineyard were Mashpee, 88; Norwell, 98; Sacred Heart, 108; Foxboro, 120; and East Bridgewater, 123.
The top girls team was Sacred Heart's finishing 1st, 2nd, 6th. 13th and 14th for 36.
The Vineyard girls were right behind. Hilary Dreyer was 4th at 21:17; Emily Carter ran with her, coming in 5th at 21:59. Seventh and 8th were Sarah Flanders, 22:13, and Meagan Dreyer, 22:16. Kim Carlomagno came in 15th at 22:57, for a team total of 39.
Trailing the Islanders were Norwell, 77; East Bridgewater, 94; Foxboro, 107; Mashpee, 170; and Canton, 192.
The Vineyard's combined teams score of 122 was 22 points better than Sacred Heart's and 53 better than Norwell.
Birdies for Baseball
There was a tie at the top in the Birdies for Baseball golf tournament at Mink Meadows on Saturday. Two foursomes finished with the same low score and something like a coin flip was used to decide the winners.
The lucky four: Dick Barbini, Doug Hoehn, Wally Gold, and Gerry Gerolamo.
The unlucky runners up were Connie O'Doherty, Mark Yale, Manny Nunes and Chris Boyle.
In Neponset Valley League ice hockey games, all of which are played at the Foxboro Sports Center, the M.V. Squirts lost to Barnstable on Saturday, 5-2. Barry MacDonald scored the first M.V. goal. Alex Vukota also found the net, converting a rebound off Austin Morley's shot.
The M.V. Bantams were shut out by Tri County on Saturday 5-0.
Also Saturday, the Island PeeWees beat Barnstable, 5-2, on goals by Tyson Araujo, Harrison Rodrigues (2), Max Davies, and Shay Hill. Goalie Matt Davies anchored the "strong defensive play."
In Cape and Islands League games, the Vineyard Squirts dropped Lower Cape at the M.V. Arena, 5-0. At the Kennedy Arena in Hyannis, the M.V. Squirts were vanquished by Barnstable in a state play-down game, 6-1. Greg McCarron's goal averted a shutout.
In two other state play-down games, the Island PeeWees were mauled by Barnstable on Sunday, 9-1, at the Tony Kent, and thrashed by Lower Cape, 7-1, at the Charles Moore Arena.
Kyle Stobie and Eamon MacKenzie did the scoring. The coach commented, "Great all around hard game play at both rinks, Many players out with injuries."
The M.V. Lady Vineyarders lost their duel with the Walpole Jr. Rebels on Sunday, 3-5. Elizabeth Kelleher scored twice, Olivia Cimeno once. Maggie Johnson assisted. The coach commended new goalie Kathryn Antonsson and Rilla Hammett and Sophie Sobel for "hard work....It was a great game with the Lady Vineyarders outnumbered 2-1."
The word from Quinapong, the Island's table tennis network, is that the matches to be played at the Aquinnah town hall are now on Tuesdays, beginning at 6:30 pm, instead of Mondays. The games at the West Tisbury school continue to be Thursdays, also at 6:30.
Call John with questions at 645-9090 or Spa at 645-3688.