Sunday, ten flag football teams went at it on the high school campus to decide bragging rights in the AFC (youngsters in second and third grades) and the NFC (fourth through sixth graders.)
The Packers defeated the Patriots, 18-8, in the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club Islanders Bowl.
The Vikings shut out the Falcons, 6-0, in the Island Propane Inc. BBQ Bowl.
In the NFC, the Cowboys scored seven times and held the Packers to a single touchdown to claim the Edgartown Pizza Pasta Bowl, 52-6.
In the most competitive game of the day, the Patriots outlasted the Falcons winning in overtime, 12-6, to claim the Vineyard Cash and Carry Cannon Bowl.
In the MV Football Vineyard Pride Bowl, the Vikings rode the Colts, 24-6.
The Packers finished their AFC season unbeaten, 4-0.
In the NFC the Vikings were undefeated, 5-0.
Sunday marked the transition of responsibility for flag football from League Commissioner Ray Tattersall to the Boys & Girls Club.
Ray was thanked for his dedicated leadership.
Three in a row
There was a traffic jam in the Martha's Vineyard Dart League at the P.A. Club, Thursday, Oct. 25, when three teams all won their first games by the same 6-5 score: Ray Blanchette's team, Steven Maciel's team and Charlene Alley's team. Maciel's Marauders (Ross Swiriduk, Don Welty, and Charlene Barbosa) emerged from the triangulated playoff with the right to split the pot.
Don Welty scored a 20 three-dart-in.
The following week the Maciel mob were forced into another playoff by Mike Dow's team - Fred Pekari, Vincent Ferro, and George Valentzas - as both posted 9-2 wins in the first round. The Maciels took home the money.
Last week yet another playoff was required before a winner was crowned and again it was the Maciel combo, this time edging Ray Blanchette, Arthur Ferro, and John Andriotis. Each team had beaten their first round foes, 7-4.
Sunday trail ride
Enjoy some of the old roads and ancient ways of Edgartown on horseback! An informal, noncompetitive trail ride will begin at 10 am, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25.
The ride will begin at the weigh station off Barnes Road near the state forest headquarters. There is lots of room to park trailers. The Edgartown Byways Committee will be stationed to stop traffic for anyone crossing Barnes Road from the west side.
The trail will include portions of Dr. Fisher Road, Tar Kiln Road, and Three-Cornered Rock Road, a distance of some seven miles.
Directions and maps will be provided so that riders may set their own pace.
For more information and to give organizers some idea of how many riders to expect, call Barbara Paciello, 508-966-8276, or Susanna Sturgis at 508-696-6877, or e-mail sjs2@gis,net.
At the 15th annual Island Gymnastics Sandcastle Invitational Meet, New England Sports Academy (NESA) of Westwood won the first place trophy with 108.45 points.
Gym Hutt of Lakeville was second at 103.3. Island Gymnastics took third.
At level 4 eight-year-old Lia Potter led the team with 34.15 points. Renee Goodale, 8, was third, also at level 4 with 30.0. Macayah Goodell, 11, was second all around at level 7 with 34.1 points.
Thanks were given to Dick Goodell, Ernie May, Sally Sherwood, and Abigail Potter for their good works making the meet run smoothly.
NESA also won the very first Sandcastle meet in 1992. In 1996, World Vault/floor champion Alicia Sacremone won her first blue ribbon at Island Gymnastics's 5th Sandcastle.
Look for Alicia at this Summer's Visa Championship meet in Boston and the Olympic trials at Philadelphia.
Tisbury avenged its earlier loss to Edgartown by sweeping their second meet, 25-22, 25-14, and 25-12. The Edgartown jayvees prevailed, 2-1.
Tisbury also won its meet with West Tisbury at Vineyard Haven, 2-1. The Tisbury junior varsity also won both of its games.
The Tisbury varsity record now stands at 2-1.
In Neponset Valley League games at Foxboro, the Martha's Vineyard Youth Hockey Squirts lost to Franklin, 5-3. Austin Moreley, Alex Vukota, and Dorian Johnson scored. Morley and Chris Perry had assists. Wyatt Jenkinson was superb in goal.
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Hockey PeeWees defeated Franklin, 9-2, on goals by Max Davies, Tyson Araujo, Connor Chisholm, Harrison Rodrigues, and Jake Hart. Hart, Araujo, and Kip Cooperrider had assists.
In Cape and Island league games, The PeeWees lost to Nantucket, Saturday, 7-1. Eamon MacKenzie had the only Martha's Vineyard goal.
Sunday the PeeWees edged Yarmouth-Dennis, 3-2 on goals by Austin Morley and Eamon MacKenzie. Assisting were Oliver Lane, Matt Davies, and Morley.
Also Sunday, the PeeWees tied Y-D, 1-1. Austin Morley found the back of the net.
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Hockey Bantams trounced visiting Nantucket, Saturday, 7-1. Colby Gouldrup turned a hat trick. Tyler Araujo, Thomas Wilkins, Brian Hurley, and Daniel Serusa also scored. Araujo and Hurley were credited with assists.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, Ella Jernegan scored her first goal in the Cape & Island Squirts game with the Lower Cape Coyotes. Gregg McCarron assisted. L.C. won, 4-1.
Reminders: The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot road race begins at the O.B. Police Station at 8:30 am, Thursday.
Saturday at 11 am, the 5K for K.J. will begin at the high school track and follow the school cross-country track through the state forest.