The Martha's Vineyard PeeWee A team outlasted Falmouth "A" in a hard-fought, very physical game, on the Clippers ice, Thursday, Nov. 22, 6-5. Max Davies led all scorers with four goals and an assist. Shay Hill added a goal and three assists. Kip Cooperrider also lit the lamp and Eamon Mackenzie added an assist. The defense was keyed by Conner Chisholm and Joey Uva. Zolie Clark was outstanding in goal and the PeeWee A's remain unbeaten.
In Neponset Valley League games, the Martha's Vineyard PeeWees edged YD at the Tony Kent Arena, Saturday, 3-2. YD scored first, but the Vineyard responded and took a one-goal lead into the third period. With two minutes remaining in the contest and two players in the "sin bin," the Islanders fought off the YD challenge with timely goaltending by Clark.
Last weekend the NVL PeeWees dropped Barnstable at Foxboro, 6-0. Strong back-checking by Mathew Davies and Joey Uva helped preserve the shutout.
At Barnstable, the PeeWees edged Barnstable's "A" team, 3-2. Callie Jackson started the scoring late in the first period. Harrison Rodriques and Kyp Cooperrider added goals in the second. Barnstable rallied and scored twice but Tyson Araujo, Shay Hill and Connor Chisholm combined to stem the tide.
The Martha's Vineyard Squirts hosted Barnstable at the Martha's Vineyard Arena, Sunday, and treated them to a 7-4 pasting with goals by Jack Sleyton, Josh Forend (2), Tristan Araujo, Axel Cooperrider, Greg McCarron, Ninoa Cooperrider assisted by McCarron, Araujo, Shay Sullivan and Kaleb Lyonais.
Coach Bill Jacobs was pleased with the sharp passing and excellent teamwork and tipped his cap to Zachary Fullin for filling the position of goal tender.
Bart Kent, coach of the Cape & Islands PeeWee team, reports that Lower Cape lowered the boom at the Arena, Sunday, 6-0. Despite the one-sided score, the coach was pleased. "The kids showed me a lot. The last 10 minutes of the game was he best hockey I've seen all year. This team never quits." Caleb Hollett, shielded by defenders Eamon MacKenzie and Nicklas Kent, made 20 saves in goal.
The Lady Vineyarders under-14 girls team crushed the Cape Cod Crush at the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans, Saturday, 6-0. Lily Gazaille started the scoring, returning a rebound off a Maggie Johnson shot on goal. Celebrating her birthday, Lily finished the game with a double hat trick, scoring three times and assisting three times.
Elizabeth Kelleher had two goals and two assists. Maggie Johnson also scored once and assisted twice. Other assists were credited to Emily Hammett, Emily Cimeno, and Olivia Cimeno (2). Goalie Texy Craig put the cork in the bottle.
Martha's Vineyard Youth Basketball on the road
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Basketball League has two travel teams for 7th- and 8th-graders, one for boys and one for girls. Both teams will play all of their games off Island as members of the Cape Cod Youth Basketball League
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Basketball boys played their first two games this past weekend, losing to North Plymouth, 52-37, and defeating Bourne, 49-43.
Against North Plymouth, Delmont Araujo and Carlos Guzman led the Vineyard offense. Both scored nine points. Plymouth's fast break was effective against the Islanders.
In the Bourne game, Will Stewart had a game-high 13 points. He also assisted twice, and snagged nine off the boards. Jack Roberts and Andrew Hakala also had strong games for the Vineyard.
This week the Martha's Vineyard Youth Basketball boys play at Barnstable and Raynham.
Island Girls win two
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Basketball girls travel team opened its 16-game schedule at Falmouth Sunday morning in the Lawrence Middle school gym with a 39-17 thumping of the junior high Clippers. Anna Perrson was top scorer for the Islanders with 10 points. She also had four rebounds. Jenny Lindland scored nine. Madison Hughes contributed eight points and five steals.
Kendall Robinson scored six and was the game's top rebounder, pulling seven off the boards. Catherine Todd finished with four points, six rebounds and two blocked shots. The Vineyarders were noticeably smaller than Falmouth, but much quicker.
Sunday afternoon found the Martha's Vineyard girls at Middleboro, winning again, this time by a 23-12 margin. Anna Perrson was high-scorer again, with 14 points. Kendall Robinson had the unenviable chore of controlling a 6' 2" center and did so with elan. Catherine Todd grabbed nine of the team's rebounds. M.V. snagged 17 rebounds to Middleboro's 5 and stole the ball a dozen times to Middleboro's two.
This Sunday the Island girls will return to Falmouth for a morning game and travel to Berkley in the afternoon.
Light westerly winds under a grey sky greeted the dinghy frostbite fleet at the Sail Martha's Vineyard boathouse on the Lagoon Sunday morning. Not counting the buffleheads and hooded mergansers, the first real sign of winter on the Lagoon was the skim ice formed by the herring weir.
Despite the wintry conditions eight windward / leeward races were sailed before noon.
Once again Nevin Sayre displayed his regatta winning form besting Andrew Burr who finished second. Brock Callen took third, edging out Warren Vose. Gary Harcourt and Solvig Sayre were among the leaders in three races but scored out at fifth and sixth.
The Frostbiters sail every Sunday morning at 9:30 am when the sustained wind is less than 20 knots and the air temperature does not dip below 20 degrees and ice is not a factor. Persons interested to join these hearty souls should call the Sail Martha's Vineyard office at 508-696-7644.
On Arena ice
The Island Ice Skating School, run by Julie Meader and Diana Woods, will hold its first Winter Extravaganza Exhibition at 7 pm, Saturday, December 7, at the MV Arena.
The Extravaganza will showcase the talents of Island Ice Skating School's 25 students, ranging in age from three years old to adult.
All the Extravaganza choreography is the creation of Julie Meader, Diana Woods, and Ashley Hamilton.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted and Island Ice is asking everyone to please bring a canned food item for the Island Food Pantry.
The Island Ice Skating School is a member of the Ice Skating Institute and is not affiliated with other skating clubs.
RCBL jumps off
The RCBL season begins Monday evening at the Boys & Girls Club with the Celtics taking on the Heat at 6:15 and the Lakers and Bulls going at it at 8:00 pm.