Sports Highlights


Shut down by Shamrocks

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School baseball team lost 6-0 to a strong Bishop Feehan squad on Monday at the Martha’s Vineyard Baseball Park.

Captain Ben Ciciora started on the mound and was touched for a run in the first, but he then shut out the Shamrocks until the fifth when the visitors added two more. With one out remaining in the inning, Ryan Fisher relieved Ben. At the end of the inning the Shamrocks led, 5-0. Final score: Feehan 6, Martha’s Vineyard 0.

Feehan’s pitching was no mystery to Jack Roberts. He hit safely twice, one of them a double.

The loss was the Islanders’ seventh against two wins. Martha’s Vineyard is 0-3 in the Eastern Athletic Conference. They played Bishop Stang, another EAC opponent, yesterday.

Boys’ lacrosse bows at Attleboro

The Martha’s Vineyard boys lacrosse team visited Attleboro, Tuesday, to take on the Bishop Feehan Shamrocks, and came home on the short end of an 8-6 final score.

Chris Costello had a hat trick. Both Charlie Everett and Leif Iverson scored once and assisted twice. Huck Burke’s goal was his first of the season.

The Vineyard’s record stands at 4-5, 1-1 in the EAC.

Parzenese persists

We missed it. Maybe you did too. But Peter and Linda Ferrini didn’t. They watched former Vineyard high school lacrosse star, Edison Parzenese help undefeated Notre Dame (9-0) defeat Providence College at the Rhode Island school, 14-3, in heavy rain.

Edison scored twice and saw another scoring bid hit the post. At one point, Peter reports, the Friars put two defenders on Edison, but Edison outran them and scored anyway.

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? When he was at MVRHS, Edison was virtually unstoppable.

This coming Saturday Notre Dame, ranked first in the nation, plays fourth-ranked Syracuse. Should be quite a game!

Edison will soon be awarded a Masters degree in Business Administration by Notre Dame, (MBA).

Rain-soaked U-14s win

The Under-14 Boys’ Travel Soccer team played a strong Fall River team in Saturday’s heavy rain at Tisbury’s Veterans Park.

In the opening minutes of the game, the Fall River keeper bobbled the wet ball and Lee Faraca seized the opportunity, passed to Gabe DeOliveira who found the net just over the goalie’s head. Aggressive play continued despite the miserable conditions but at the final whistle it was M.V. 1, Fall River 0.

The Islanders are 4-0 on the season.

Three skate at the Colonial

Three skaters from the M.V. Figure Skating School competed at the Colonial Figure Skating Club’s Basic Skills competition at Boxborough on Saturday, April 16.

Avery Simmons was second in Basic 6 Program.

Molly Carroll was third in Basic 6 Program.

Ava BenDavid was second in Basic 7 Elements and first in Basic 7 Program.

The skaters are coached by Jane Elizabeth Taylor and Beth Blankenship O’Connor.

Jayvees sink Sandwich

The Martha’s Vineyard Junior Varsity Sailing team entertained the Sandwich Jayvees, Tuesday, and treated them to a 2-1 lickin’.

Skippers and crew for the several M.V. boats were Rasmus Sayre with Zana VanRooyen and Doug Andrade, Charlie Morano with Russell Shapiro, Ben Lukowitz with Katie Johnson, and Doug Andrade with Megan Mendenhall.

It was the first junior varsity regatta of the year.

Red Pony dressage scores

The results from Red Pony Farm’s Ride Critique Ride dressage teaching series, held Saturday, April 23, were as follows: Brooke Aubin on Korey Bear, Training Test 3: 53.2%, 52.8%; Mariah BenDavid on Pip, USEA Training B: 56.3%, 59.4%; Clare Harrington on Cleo, USEA Training B: 46%, 48%; Jan O’Hanlen on Dancin’, Training Test 3: 54.8%, 56.4%; Lauren Oskan on Tino, First Level 1: 58.9%, 60.3%;

Autumn Richards on Shad, Intro A: 61.8%, 63.7%; Amy Reece on Alex, First Level 1: 55.5%, 59.3%