Last week we wrote that the Rod & Gun Club's annual Deer Shoot would happen on Sunday, Nov. 23, "the day before deer season opens." It turns out that Bambi's family can enjoy another quiet week.
The shotgun deer season begins on Monday, December 1, St. Andrew's Day.
Elementary track & field
Last Friday at the MVRHS, track the Oak Bluffs boys ran off with a 47-21 win over the Edgartown boys but the Edgartown girls trounced the O.B. girls, 41-26.
Jennie Lindland of Edgartown earned half of her team's points, winning four events: discus, long jump, hurdles and the 200-meter dash.
At the same time and in the same place, the West Tisbury boys and girls teams had their way with the Tisbury Tigers. The WesTiz boys won, 44-24, and the girls, 49-19.
Maggie Riseborough accounted for half the Tisbury score with wins in the throws: discus and shot put. Two Hawks were multiple winners. Isabel Smith was first in the long jump and hurdles. Jacob Lawrence won the discus, 100 meter sprint, and the hurdles.
Tomorrow it's Edgartown versus Tisbury and West Tisbury versus Oak Bluffs.
The Pat West
The 21st Pat West Gaff Rigged Schooner race sets sail Saturday, Sept. 20, from Vineyard Haven Harbor. Alternate race date is Sunday. The entry fee of $25 is due by Friday.
The skippers meeting will be Friday at 5 pm at Gannon and Benjamin.
For the first time ever the winner of the Pat West will be awarded the Zeb Tilton trophy to be held for a year. The name of the winning boat will be engraved on a plaque at the base of the trophy. The trophy was donated by Zeb's General Store of North Conway, N.H., and Detrick Lawrence Productions of Edgartown, producer of the documentary film "Zeb-Schooner Life," which was released this summer.
Last year's race-winning boat was Juno sailed by Scott DiBiaso in 3:00:08, three seconds better than Jeff Robinson's Phra Luang.
Taking the ice
It may seem a bit like Christmas carols on Labor Day, but the M.V. Youth Hockey teams have begun play, ready or not.
At Foxboro, Saturday, in a Neponset League contest, the M.V. Squirts beat the Spitfires Squirt A squad, 6-3, with a solid full-team effort. Both Tristan Araujo and Nick Vukota scored twice. Shay Sullivan also scored and Joe Davies added a goal and an assist. Josh Forend assisted twice.
It was their second win without a loss.
The M.V. Bantams got off to a strong start with back-to-back wins. They trounced Needham, Saturday, Sept. 6, 6-1 on a pair of goals by Luc Woodard and another pair by Thomas Wilkins. Kyle Francis and Kip Cooperrider also scored. Harrison Rodrigues assisted twice and Zoltan Clark kept the door shut in goal.
A week later they buried Medfield, 9-0. Ben Bilzerian began the scoring followed by Thomas Wilkins (2), Luc Woodard, Bob Perry, Harrison Rodrigues, Connor Chisolm, Shay Hill, and Charles Ashmun.
On Friday, 9/12 at Raynham, the M.V. junior high team bested Norwood's Jayvees, 5-3. It was their first win in two games.
Mite evaluations will be held Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 6 and 8, at 4:50 pm. All registration documents are available on the website mvyh.org. Fill them out and bring them to the evaluation.
Return returnable bottles and cans to Al's Package Store and Al's will donate 7.5 cents per unit to MVYH. Make sure to mark MV Youth Hockey on the receipt.
In the Bridge Club of M.V. final games of the summer season, Saturday, at the Tisbury senior center, Rosemary Taylor and Ann Funn had the most fun. Tied at second were Brenda Davenport and Maggie Gasnick, Charity Randolph and Geraldine Jones.
Four and a half tables were in play.
The next BCMV games will be the third Saturday in June of 2009.
Doubles at VYT
Vineyard Youth Tennis will host an Adult Doubles Classic Tennis Tournament, Friday to Sunday, October 3-5. The event will feature men's and women's doubles in A, B, and C Divisions. Play will be a two-set format with consolation rounds for first-round losers.
Entry fee is $80 per adult teams, $50 for youth teams under 18.
For more information or for an entry form, see www.vineyardyouthtennis.org or call Scott at 508-693-7762.
The event is sponsored by Morton Financial Services.
There is nothing more "American" than baseball and no place could be more appropriate for 3,081 new U.S. citizens from 138 countries to take the Oath of Allegiance to their new country than Fenway Park. It happened yesterday before, among others, Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts and Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston.
Two athletic events were cancelled Monday due to the untimely death of earth science teacher David Brand, "a respected and valued member of the MVRHS faculty."
The field hockey game with Old Rochester is rescheduled for Monday, September 29. The golf match at Chatham will be Wednesday, October 1.
Up and coming
Thursday, 9/18, Golf vs. Whitman Hanson Reg.
Friday, 9/19 Girls soccer vs. Pembroke; Golf vs. Sturgis; Football varsity @ Carver
Saturday, 9/20 Boys Soccer vs. Bishop Stang; Field Hockey vs. Notre Dame
Monday, 9/22 Girls Soccer @ D/Y, Boys Soccer vs. D/Y; Golf vs. Bourne; Field Hockey vs. Seekonk.
Tuesday, 9/23 Golf vs. Wareham; Cross-Country (boys & girls) @ Sacred Heart.
Wednesday 9/24 Girls Soccer vs. Old Rochester; Boys Soccer @ Old Rochester.
Thursday 9/25 Golf vs. D/Y.
The Herb Putnam Memorial
A golf tournament to raise funds for the Herb Putnam Mulligan Fund, a scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of MVRHS who has overcome adversity to achieve distinction, will be held at Farm Neck, Saturday, Nov. 8. Each player will be awarded one free mulligan and may purchase more at $10 each. A handicap equalizing format will be used and participants may form their own foursomes.
Entry forms are available at Farm Neck, Mink Meadows, Edgartown GC, and MV Golf Club. Checks ($150 per player) should be payable to The Renaissance Charitable Foundation with "Herb Putnam Mulligan Fund" on the memo line and sent to Sandra Guida, 1 Old Forge Road, Barrington, RI 02806