Sports highlights


Women’s Softball update

The Snaps scored six times in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth to earn a mercy rule win over the scoreless Late Fees at Veterans Park, Tisbury, Tuesday. The Snaps are 5-1 on the season. The Late Fees are 2-3.

At the same time, on the “wet” field, the Honeys topped the Shady Ladies, 7-2. The Honeys are 4-1 and the Shadies are 1-4.

In the late game, under the lights, the Creamers (4-2) scored six times in the first two innings, then held on tight enough to beat the plucky but winless (0-5) Rug Sox, 7-4.

Holmes Hole sailors

Eleven members of the Holmes Hole Sailing Association enjoyed 15 knot west-southwest winds for its Thursday evening race from red nun 6 in Vineyard haven Harbor to nun 4 at West Chop, then to green can 23a at East Chop and back to red nun 6.

Finishing first was Mike Loberg in Masquerade. Ed Cerullo was second in Undine. Then came: 3 Peter Wagner in Spring, 4 Phil Hale in Wicked, 5 Dan Culkin in Magic Time, 6 Ernie Mendenhall in Rocinante III, 7 David Lott in Avanti, 8 Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, 9 Roger Becker in Gloria, 10 Mary Worrell in Second Wind and 11 Charlie Felder in Blu J.

Sunday’s 10.2 mile race took the fleet from the starting line north to red nun 16 off Great Pond, Falmouth, then east to red nun 14 off Falmouth Harbor and return to Vineyard Haven Harbor.

The current in the Sounds was setting across the course to the East throughout the race.

The fleet ran downwind by nun 4 at West Chop, keeping the buoy to port, and ran across the Sound to Falmouth. After rounding the buoy, the boats sailed full and by on the port tack to nun 16, hardened up, and beat across the Sound to the finish, honoring red nun 4 at West Chop.

First to complete the race in the A Division was Mo Flan in Penelope, Second was Andy Berry in Isobar, followed by 3 Mike Loberg, 4 Jerry Goodale, 5 Irving Gates, 6 Frank Satula, 7 Ed Costello, 8 Peter Goodale, 9 Paul Hyman-Young, 10 Dan Pesch and John Thelby tied, and 12 Roger Becker.

First in the B Division was David Lott in Avant, Second was Rebecca Colson in Silhouette. Then came 3 Stuart Halpert, 4 Dan Culkin and 5 Jim Pringle.

The summer racing series continues Thursday at 6:pm. The Sunday race at 10 am is the annual the Robinson’s Hole Rendezvous.

New members and guest boats are welcome. If interested, call Diane Hartmann at 693-6592.


Foster Green and Ken Judson took top honors at North-South in Satuday’s session of the Bridge Club of Martha’s Vineyard at the Tisbury Senior Center, Saturday. Ann Brown and Duncan Walton were runners up.

Best in the West (and East) were Claudia Bowser and Judy Morse. Stanley Kissell and Betty Dixon came in second

Five tables were in play.

Bright Stars

Senior Molly Fischer, a center, Madison Hughes, a junior midfielder, Alayna Hutchinson, a sophomore defender and freshman Isabel Smith, a midfielder, all received Honorable Mention from the Eastern Athletic Conference girls lacrosse coaches.

Molly was also honorably mentioned among the Eastern Massachusetts All Stars by the Eastern Mass. coaches She looks forward to continuing playing lacrossse for Ithaca College.

Two MVRHS baseball players were recognised by the baseball coaches of the Eastern Athletic Conference. Senior pitcher Ben Ciciora and sophomore shortstop Jack Roberts were named to the EAC All Star team.

MV Hospital Benefit Tourney

The 25th annual Farm Neck Golf Club’s Golf Tournament and Cocktail Party to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will be Sunday and Monday, July 17-18,

The entry fee is $500 good for one playing spot and two tickets to the Pre-Tournament Cocktail party.

Hole Sponsorships are $2,500, good for two playing spots and four tickets to the Cocktail Party, two guests at the Awards Ceremony and signage at one hole with the ccmpany’s name on the banner.

$20 Mulligans are available on tournament day.

$20 pro shot on Hole 11 is also available on touranent day.