Chipping in for B&G
Blessed with ideal weather, the annual Boys & Girls Club benefit golf tournament at the Edgartown Golf Club, Sunday, was a social, athletic, and financial success. Some $12,000 was raised for the B&G.
The winning team, shooting 61, was Tony Bettencourt, Robbie Coad, Mark Lynch, and Ian Murdock. Tied at 61, but finishing second in the tie-breaking first hole, was the team of Skip Campos, J.C. Murphy, Len Vanderhoop, and Johnny Walker.
Islander finishes third
Among the American sailors competing at Sardinia in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup regatta, which concluded Saturday, was Edgartown's Jim Swartz, skipper of Moneypenny who with his crew that included America's Cup veteran Paul Cayard, finished third.
Today, 9/11: Field Hockey at Sandwich, Girls Soccer here vs. D/Y, Boys Soccer @ D/Y, Golf here vs. Falmouth.
Friday, 9/12: Football @ Mattapoisett vs. Old Rochester.
Saturday, 9/13: Girls Soccer @ Nauset; Boys Soccer here vs. Nauset; Island Invitational B&G Cross Country meet here vs. Falmouth, Barnstable, Notre Dame, Hingham, Mansfield, and Fitch (Conn.)
Monday, 9/15: Field Hockey here vs. Old Rochester; Girls Soccer here vs. Nantucket; Boys Soccer @ Nantucket.
Tuesday, 9/16: Golf here vs. Wareham; B&G Cross Country @ Sacred Heart.
Wednesday, 9/17: Girls Soccer here vs. Old Rochester; Boys Soccer @ Old Rochester.
Thursday, 9/18: Golf here vs. D/Y; Girls Soccer here vs. Oliver Ames.
Friday, 9/19 Field Hockey here vs. Mashpee; B&G Cross Country @ Bishop Connolly; Football here vs. Bishop Connolly; Girls Soccer here vs. Pembroke.
Two road races
Saturday the 7th annual George Tankard 5K run/walk, sanctioned by USA Track & Field, kicks off at 11 am from Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs benefit of the Martha's Vineyard NAACP The 5K will be preceded by a fun run at 10:30 am.
Preregister for $15 at the Wesley House. Registration the day of the race at the Wesley is $20. Call Roger Wey for more information: 693-7887 or Carrie Tankard 693-2797.
Sunday is the 11th Vineyard Haven Library 5K, a race from the Library to West Chop Light and back beginning at 10 am. A fun run begins at 9:45 am. Registration on race day is $20 benefit of the Library.
Registration for the Island Ice Skating School is Saturday at the Martha's Vineyard Arena from 9:30 to 11:30 am. The school is an ISI-registered skating school offering freestyle lessons for all ages. To learn more, call 508-560-0450 or log on to islandicemv.googlepages.com.
Martha's Vineyard Regional High School has long felt that there must be a better league fit than the Mayflower League which, for the most part, is a collection of vocational schools. Time and effort have been spent wooing other leagues hoping for a welcoming embrace. But those efforts have not met with success. Now we have an invitation to join the Eastern Athletic Conference. a small league with four member schools: Somerset, Coyle & Cassidy of Taunton, Bishop Stang of North Dartmouth and Bishop Feehan of Attleboro.
How about that? (See Janet Hefler's report on the school committee meeting.)
Croquet report With thanks to Edie Blake
Croquet play continues on the lawn between the Edgartown School and the Boys & Girls Club.
Matches just finished were two flights in the singles Club Championships of the summer. Four players competed in the A flight: Dr. Jack Schott, Jim Turner, Gerry McCauley, and Norman Mulroney. No one was surprised when Dr. Schott finished in first place.
B flight players were Bill Elbow, Jack Burton, Bill Blakesley, Dot Dropick, Cecily Greenaway, Ed Rose, Ann Allen, and Edie Blake.
There were lots of matches played in the B flight, sometimes with players replaying each other. Croquet rules are sometimes complicated and games are played rain or shine and in this case at the tail end of almost a hurricane.
Jack Burton emerged the winner of B flight, somewhat surprising as he had been in Canada most of the summer with little opportunity to practice. Dot Dropick finished in second place and Edie Blake was third.
Duncan Walton and Richard Eubanks took north/south honors Saturday morning, at the Bridge Club of Martha's Vineyard meeting in the Tisbury senior center. Paul Howes and Judy Balph were runners up. At east/west the top guns were Brooks Robards and Jim Kaplan. Emily Robertson and Tillie Foster were second best.
Six tables were in play.
Edgartown brothers Jonathan and Joel Cristea successfully defended their Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun club titles as pistol champions.
Jonathan held sway in the small caliber division with a winning score of 270 out of a possible 400. Joel topped the large caliber division with a count of 340.
All shooters had to fire from different distances and positions with time limitations.
The Class B small-bore top sport went to Andy Braillard and Peter Herrmann picked up the Class C title.
The large caliber winner in Class B was Bill Shanok. Andy Braillard claimed Class C honors.
Shotgun hunters are reminded of the annual Deer Shoot (targets) on Sunday, November 23, the day before deer season opens. It's a good time to adjust sights while winning turkeys, hams, and other prizes.
Sign up for darts
Sign up for the Martha's Vineyard Dart League on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 pm at the PA Club. Call Charlene Alley at the club, 508-693-9075, or Linda Wood, 508-939-8499 if you can't make it but want to play. League play begins the next Thursday, Sept. 25.
B & G Club flag football
A five-week flag football league for youngsters in 2nd and 3rd grades, and 4th to 6th grades, will begin on Saturday, September 27, to be followed by a Bowl Championship game.
Games will be played at the Boys and Girls Club in Edgartown this year and the Club facility will be available for the use of players.
Games will be played on Saturdays at 9, 10, and 11 am.
Early registration (before Sept. 21) is $40. Late registration, $50. Family rates available. All players must become members of the B&G Club. For more information, call the Club 508-627-3303.
All players must have proof of a recent physical examination.