Sports Highlights

Islanders compete in Philly marathon

Four Vineyarders finished among the 8,949 runners in Sunday’s Philadelphia Marathon.

The racing weather was perfect, with temperatures in the low 50s under clear skies.

Marylee Schroeder was the first Islander to cross the finish line, clocking in at 3:28:43, good for 11th of 298 in her age division (44-49), 198th of 3,761 women, and 1,309th overall.

Next to finish was Larry Johnson in 3:35:52; 30th of 225 in the men’s 55-59 division, 1,730th of 5,188 men, and 1,769th overall.

Bob Ogden ran the course in 3:42:06 and was 252nd of 773 in the 40-44 division and 2,248th overall.

Lisa Beleastro rounded up the Island contingent, finishing in 4:35:30, 185th of 298 in the 44-49 division and 6,464th overall.

Flag football finish

The Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club 2010 flag football season came to a close on November 20.

Top honors went to the Rams, led by league co-MVP’s Owen Hess and Sam Bresnick, who finished a perfect 6-0 and beat out the second place Bears (4-2).

The Patriots finished third at 3-3, trailed by the Dolphins (2-4), Seahawks (2-4) and the Cowboys (1-5).

Martha’s Vineyard welcomes the Sharks

The Vineyard’s summer collegiate baseball club selected “Sharks” as the team’s nickname Tuesday afternoon.

The winning name beat out three other finalists selected from hundreds of entries — Islanders, Ospreys, and the Fighting Clams.

“Choosing a name for our club was a difficult but exciting process,” team general manager Jerry Murphy said. “In the end, Sharks was a natural fit for a team in Martha’s Vineyard and we hope that our fans will like it as much as we do.”

Among the many entrants who submitted the winning name, Judy Corr of Vineyard Haven was selected to win a VIP seat to all of the team’s games in the 2011 season.