RCBL warms up
The Recreational Community Basketball League (RCBL) will begin play at 6:15 pm, Monday, Dec. 10, at the Boys & Girls Club, Edgartown, with four teams vying for Island bragging rights.
The Lakers are sponsored by Schofield, Barbini and Hoehn. Heath Estrella is team captain.
Former Laker Brian Scott will lead the Celtics, sponsored by Island Propane, Inc.
Sandy Fisher is captain of the Heat, a position to which he has surely become accustomed. Acme Excavation is the team's sponsor.
Ryan Murtha is captain of the Bulls, a new moniker in the RCBL replacing the Wizards, with the Island Group Real Estate in their corner.
Pete Lambos of the Boys & Girls Club is the league Commissioner.
A limited number of player spots are available. Interested persons should call Pete at the B&G, 627-3303.
Connor shines at Haverhill
Connor Downing, 9, of Edgartown, a fourth-grader at the Chilmark school, won the 10-and-under round robin tourney at the Cedardale Racquet and Fitness Club in Haverhill, Sunday, Nov. 10.
Connor, who plays and trains at Vineyard Youth Tennis in Oak Bluffs, is 15-3 in USTA sanctioned tournaments this year in the 10-and-under age bracket and is currently ranked 17th in New England.
Special Olympics op
The Jolly Jaunt Hyannis, an annual 5K fun run benefiting Special Olympics Massachusetts, will begin at noon on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Four Points by the Sheraton Hyannis Resort, 34 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis.
See www.jollyjaunt.org to learn more.
The 2007-2008 Dyer Frostbiting season set sail successfully on a new season, Friday, at the Sail MV boathouse on the Lagoon.
The annual Turkey Open Regatta attracted more sailors than there were boats, so sailors took turns at the tillers. All managed to sail in seven races.
Principal race officer Polly Brown set the windward / leeward courses.
Nevin Sayre and Chris Hufstader tied for first place. Then Nevin won the tie-breaker to claim the Turkey Trophy created by Roger Becker years ago.
Steve Besse was third in his first appearance with the fleet.
The next day, Sunday, the sailors resumed racing. Nevin Sayre and Martha's Vineyard Regional High School sailing coach Andrew Burr took top honors.
Persons interested in joining the fleet sailing on Sunday afternoons should call the Sail MV office at 508-696-7644.
Coop is top gun
For the third time, Cooper Gilkes of Edgartown has won the MV Rod & Gun Club's Top Gun award. Coop also won in 1986 and 2003.
Ten shooters competed in three categories. Phil Hughes came in second and Nelson Sigelman third.
Six shooters won turkeys donated by the Edgartown Stop & Shop or hams donated by Cronig's.
On Sunday, Dec. 9, the club will sponsor the annual Black Powder Shoot. Prizes will be awarded to winners using primitive or modern black powder firearms. The club will also introduce a new plaque and $100 prize named for Bill Nicholson to the shooter judged the outstanding black powder participant. Bill's long-time friend Eddie Belisle is sponsor of the prize.
The public is cordially invited. To learn more, call John Durfee at 696-9936.
The Edgartown school team, defending champions of the interscholastic volleyball league, and the Tisbury school team have each won two matches and lost one in the early going.
Plagued by postponements, both Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury teams are 0-1.