Sports Highlights


Travel basketball round-up

The Vineyard 7th grade girls played twice over the weekend. M.V. defeated Lakeville 29-15 on Saturday. Erin Hill was the high scorer with nine points. Kaitlyn Marchand added 7.

Undefeated Dartmouth proved to be too strong, however, and bested the Islanders 26-19. Samantha Hargy led M.V. with six points.

The 5th grade girls posted two victories, beating Lakeville 24-5 and Bourne 29-12 to remain unbeaten at 8-0.

Molly deBettencourt was the high scorer against Lakeville with 14 and shared the honor with Kat Roberts against Bourne. Both players had eight points. Devin Hill scored six points against Lakeville.

In boys action, the Vineyard 8th grade travel team split weekend games to bring its record to 7-3.

M.V. played a solid, uptempo game at both ends of the floor to hand Rochester a 61-37 defeat, Saturday morning at the Oak Bluffs School.

Alex GordonBeck led the Vineyard with 18 points. Tim Roberts scored 12, while Matt Stone and Colin Cameron chipped in 8 points each.

Having finished their business with Rochester, M.V. boarded the ferry and traveled to Dartmouth.

The visitors had trouble regaining their winning form and fell into a seven-point hole at halftime.

Though the Vineyard fought back to tie the contest in the final minute, Dartmouth had the last word and won 38-36.

Tim Roberts topped the score sheet with 13 points and Alex GordonBeck added 10 more.

M.V. hosts a double-header on Saturday at the Oak Bluffs School. The Vineyard tips off against Dennis-Yarmouth at 10 am and follows up with South Plymouth at 1:25 pm.

Skilled skaters

Three skaters representing the Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club competed in the Yarmouth Ice Club’s Skate Your Dream basic skills competition, Monday at the Bog Ice Arena in Kingston.

Avery Simmons won Basic Six Elements, Molly Carroll was second, and Taylor Jackson was third in the Free Skate One program.

The skaters are coached by Jane Elizabeth Taylor.

Ryan Mone tourney

Martha’s Vineyard Youth Hockey will host the annual Ryan Mone Memorial Tournament this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Arena.

The Vineyard Mites will compete with South Connecticut, Tri-County, and South Shore, while the Squirts will skate against South Connecticut, Tri-County, and Plymouth.

Wild game dinner

The Martha’s Vineyard Youth Hockey Scholarship Fund will present a wild game dinner at David Ryan’s on Jan. 29.

The dinner will include four courses and dessert, paired with wines from Town Provisions Co. The chef will prepare each course in front of the patrons and Brion McGroarty of Town Provisions will speak about the matching wines.

Cocktails (cash bar) and complimentary appetizers will be served from 6 to 7pm, followed by the dinner at 7.

Tickets are $65 (gratuity not included), are available through David Ryan’s, Town Provisions, or by calling 508-627-2050. Space is limited to 90 people.

Youth lacrosse registration

Vineyard Youth Tennis fundraiser

The 2011 Round Robin Extravaganza, benefiting the Vineyard Youth Tennis Scholarship and Activities Fund, will be held at Vineyard Youth Tennis on Feb. 10-13.

Brackets this year will be men’s and ladies doubles with A, B, and C divisions. High school aged children are also invited to play.

Cost is $100 per adult team and $80 per junior team.

A cocktail party is included and an exhibition will be held on Sunday evening with local junior player Samantha Potter.

For more information, call Scott Smith at 508-693-7762 or visit to download an entry form.

Swim meet at YMCA

The first high school swim meet at the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA pool takes place Monday at 2:30 pm when the MV Makos swim club take to the water against the Blue Hills Voc. Tech Warriors.