Sports Highlights


Mink Meadows Medalist

Lenny Vanderhoop blistered the course at Mink Meadows, Saturday, with a two under-par round of 69 and nailed the club championship with a three round total of 223.

Runner up was George Thomas at 236, 76 on Saturday.

Today, Thursday, is the Susan Komen Cancer Prevention tourney at Mink Meadows, a mixed scramble open to the public. Call 693-0600.

Yennies shine

The Yennie brothers of West Tisbury, Reid and Justice, won gold and silver medals in the boys tennis singles competition at the Bay State Games on the Harvard University courts, Saturday, July 10,

The Yennie brothers are members of the MVRHS varsity tennis team on which Reid plays first singles and Justice is half of the first doubles team and sometimes plays at third singles. This spring the MVRHS boys varsity swept it’s division, 8-0.

Reid and Justice train at Vineyard Youth Tennis.

Bridge deck

Five tables were in play at the Bridge Club of Martha’s Vineyard in the Tisbury Senior Center, Saturday.

Top scores at North-South were those of Ann Brown and Duncan Walton. Lee Scott and Helen Colvin were runners up. At East–West high pointers were Mildred Henderson and Joan Byrd. Geraldine Jones and Charity Randolph were second.

Vineyard Victories

The 11-year-old MV Little League all star travel team lost a nail-biter, extra inning game to the Barnstable Americans, and bowed out of the district championship race on Thursday, July 15.

This past weekend the MV-11-year-olds cleaned up at the Bourne tournament, winning all five of their games.

First to fall on Saturday was Sandwich, 9-5. Then Harwich was shut out, 10-0. On Sunday it was another whitewash, MV 10, Yarmouth 0. Then Bourne was beaten, 14-6 and Sandwich again, 10-5.

This weekend the 11-year-old Vineyarders are entered in an 18-team tourney at Sandwich with teams from Boston as well as the Cape.

The coach of the 11-year-old team is Kris Lukowitz.

Ten year olds cruise

In the Jimmy Fund tourney the MV team of 10-year-old youngsters defeated East Bridgewater, 11-7, South Brockton, 14-1 and Middleboro, 11-4, then lost to Wareham, 11-8. At Nantucket, Tuesday, the Vineyarders lost the first game, 11-9, then won the second, 10-8.

At Freetown’s Little Fenway, Friday, the Islanders defeated Rochester, 11-4. In Saturday’s game with Tiverton, R.I., trailing 8-3, the Islanders scored 13 runs in the sixth inning to come from behind and win. MV ran into a buzz saw against Falmouth, and was shut out, 12-0. Against Freetown, the Vineyarders went to extra innings before winning, 18-15. Jack Thayer was the closer. He helped his cause with three hits. The Islanders had a second go at Falmouth and did better but still lost, 12-2.

Ernie Chaves is the coach of Sam Bresnick, Aiden Aliberti, Mercer Kelly, Jack Thayer, Dillon McAndrews, Jacob Gundersen, Grant Pertile, Liam Weiland, Nick Fiore, Taber Caron, Shay Sullivan, Graham Lewis and Mitchell Chaves.

Nine year olds sweep

The MV nine-year-old Little League all star travel team won the Lower Cape Invitational Tournament defeating in order Dennis, Harwich, and Brewster by a combined score of 47-7.

Sportsmanship awards were bestowed on Jack Sierputoski and Jeremy Regan. Most Valuable Player honors went to Sam Cranston and Hollis Kelly.

This weekend the team wraps up its season at the Bourne Tournament.

Girls’ Hockey

Girls’ high school hockey for girls in grades 7 through 12, started Sunday, July 18 and continues through August 29 at 5 pm in the Arena. Registration fee is $75.

Please call Gene Townes at 774-563-0619 or Andre Bonnell at 508-939-0788 with questions.

New on Island

Susan Rosen who has been teaching Hatha Yoga for six years and recently completed Teacher Training Level 1 with Baron Baptist offers a brand new class at Vineyard Tennis Center Workout this summer.

Power Yoga is reported to be the fastest growing style of yoga in the world and is said to promote strength, endurance, and a sense of well-being.

It is physically challenging and demands core strength and aerobic ability; Susan Rosen allows for all skill levels.

Power Yoga will be taught at the Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa Mondays at 5:30 pm and Tuesdays at 8:30 am. Call 508-696-8000 with questions.

Now hear this

All MVRHS students interested in running cross-country, including those who ran last year, should attend the Meet the Coach night with their parents or guardians, on Monday, July 26 in the high school cafeteria at 6:30 pm.

At the Neck

The Junior Club Championship tournaments at Farm Neck are completed.

In the boys’ quarterfinals, Mike deBettencourt defeated Justin Smith, 6-4 and Matt Marchand bested Kat deBettencourt, 6-4.

In the final round, Mike deBettencourt defeated Matt Marchand, 5-4. It was the second championship in a row for Mike.

Kat deBettencourt won the girls championship.

Holmes Holers sail again

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association convened last Thursday for its weekly, weekday night race. Five boats posted for the 6:00 pm start at red nun 6.

The course would take the fleet to nun 4 at West Chop, then to green can 23a at East Chop and back to nun 6. Thursday was a warm evening with a pleasant 15 knots of north-northeast wind.

The first leg was a beat to windward. After rounding the nun, a close reach on the port tack to East Chop was followed by a run to the finish line.

First to finish the race was Bob Jewett in the Soling, Andiamo II. Second was Mo Flam in the Alerion20, Lumia. Then came (3) Steve Beese in the J-120, Dan Culkin was fourth in Magic Tim and Bow Van Riper was fifth in Tyche.

Night racing continues July 22 and 29 at 6:00 pm and Harbor races at 10:00 am and 2 pm on Sunday, August 2.

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association welcomes new members and guest boats. If interested, call Diana Hartmann, 693-4592.

Who’s on first?

According to a Harris Poll, who are the most popular sports stars? Who are the top ten male stars? Who are the top 10 females?

Check your lists with the Harris lists in the classifieds.

Vineyard Football Association

Last Thursday, at Tisbury’s Veterans’ War Memorial Park, MV Celtic shut out Coop de Ville in an MV Football (soccer) Association game, 4-0. Goals were scored by Rory Shepard, Alex Gould, Taylor MacDonald, and Oudou Kalla.

Also Thursday, Shirley’s Hardware and the Atlantic Football Club played to a scoreless tie.

On Wednesday, Sports Haven edged Atlantic, 3-2 on two goals by Tom Shocky and one by Zach Sylvia. Filipe Freitas and Gustavo Silva scored for Atlantic.

In the late game, Wednesday, MV Celtic defeated Monto Orthopedics, 4-2, with goals by Taylor MacDonald, Don Gregory, and two by Rory Shepard. Monto goals were by Damon Burke and Eduardo DaSilva.

Last Tuesday, MV Celtic and Shirley’s Hardware played to a 1-1 tie. In the second game, the Atlantic Football Club defeated Monto Orthopedic, 2-0.