Sports Highlights


Wen takes silver at Manville

Alina Wen of Edgartown, a member of the MV Table Tennis Club won the runner-up trophy in the Rhode Island Table Tennis Assn. spring open tournament at Manville, R.I., Sunday.

Ms. Wen took the deciding match 3-0 in straight games in the Under-1000 Division.

The MV Table Tennis Club meets at the West Tisbury school Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm. and at the YMCA on Saturdays and Sundays from 4 to 6 pm.

Sunday softies

Open softball games are now being played Sundays at Tisbury’s Veterans War Memorial Park beginning at 9:30 am, weather permitting. Just show up.

Want a gig?

Men and women interested in pilot gig rowing are encouraged to sign up at the West Tisbury Library on Wednesday, April 6, at 5:45 pm.

Questions? Call Jude Villa at 508-294-8537.

Weston lacrosse prevail

A strong Weston varsity boys lacrosse team hove into port Saturday and proceeded to trounce the Vineyarders, 16-3.

The Wildcat jayvees also won, 4-1.

The Vineyarders lost many of its first stringers to graduation last June. Certainly no shame is attached to a loss to Weston which finished in the top three in the state last year.

MV goes west

Two young ladies from the Island are the women’s Lacrosse teams’ coaching staff at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado: Kelsey and Taylor MacDonald. Fort Lewis is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic League.

Tennis flex league

Spring somehow manages to be a disappointment on Martha’s Vineyard and so far this year is no exception. But the calendar guarantees warmer weather and that means, among other things, lots of tennis played on outdoor courts, including an opportunity to join the MV Community Tennis Flex Leagues.

There are 180 members of the Flex League on the Vineyard and room for more of all sorts and conditions.

Flex League matches are played at public courts around the Island including Boxberry, Lake Street, Tisbury town courts, MV High School, Oak Bluffs Elementary and Edgartown town courts.

The men’s leagues will start play on Sunday, April 17, and finish in early June. At present there are four men’s leagues: Men’s A level singles, Men’s B level singles, Men’s Power B doubles and Men’s Strong B doubles.

A and C league will be created if enough men are interested.

Website will be used to manage players, scores, and standings. Please sign up on Remember to choose the proper division. Membership fee of $30 should be mailed to John Cahill, PO Box 1046, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. Address questions to John Cahill at jfcahill@me,com.

The Women’s Flex Legue and mixed doubles league is managed by Kelly Hess. She may be reached at

Registration closes on April 17.

Sailing team at Nauset

The MVRHS varstiy sailing team set sail Saturday at Nauset versus their Warrior hosts, Bishop Stang and Chatham. The Islanders lost to Nauset, 0-3, but beat both Bishop Stang and Chatham, 3-0. MV skippers were Don Nivala, Jesse Thomas, and James Ulyatt.

The crews were Katie Johnson, John Sudarsky, and Tyler Shapiro.