Sports Highlights


Four swim, ride and run

Four of the 765 stalwarts who completed the Third Nantucket Sprint Triathlon, Saturday, were Vineyarders. Katrina Delgadillo of Vineyard Haven made the journey in 1:30:23 and was 258th, the first Vineyarder. Thomas Leclair of Edgartown was 302nd in 1:32:28. Pierce Kirby of Vineyard Haven finished in 1:40:51. He was 503rd. The pride of The Times, Eleni Collins of Oak Bluffs, was 553rd in 1:43:34.

Little League post season play almost over

The Vineyard 11 year old Little League All Stars reached their second tournament championshp game in as many weeks at Bourne last weekend.

In their tourney opener, they dispatched Taunton West in no uncertain terms, 17-4. But in their second game they lost to arch rival Nantucket, 3-1, which left them in need of a victory over Mashpee. And not only a victory, but one in which they held the opponents to three runs or less. The score: MV 7, Mashpee 3. Jack Sayre went the distance on the mound and Curtis Fournier launched a two run circuit blast.

The host team, Bourne, was the first play-off opponent and the Islanders knocked them out of their own tournament for the second time in three years. Aiden Aliberti and Mercer Kelly combined fast balls for a 2-hitter.

In the finals, Dartmouth proved too much, 10-4, leaving the Islanders in second place.

Tomorrow, the MV All Stars take leave for the Dan Duquette Baseball Academy tournament in western Massachusetts. Our good wishes go with them. Go Vineyard!

10 year old Stars are hosts, Saturday. Saturday, at Veira Park, Oak Bluffs, the MV 10 year old Little League All Stars play a round robin tourney with guests from Falmouth and Rochester. Games are scheduled for 10 am, 12:15 pm, and 2:30 pm. The top two teams meet to decide the tournament title at 4:45 pm. The games are the last MVLL home games of the year.

Tennis anyone?

A three-day Tennis Tournament benefit of the Vineyard’s Cancer Support Group will be played at the Farm Neck courts beginning Friday at 11 am and continuing through Sunday evening.

There will be an open tournament, August 5 -7, for men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles at Mattakesett in Edgartown. Registration fee is $35. Call 508-627-9506.

Three Islanders win at the Bay State Games

Three swimmers, all members of the MV YMCA Makos Swim team, competed in the Bay Sate Games, July 9 and 10 at the Harvard pool. Patrick Best earned a bronze medal in the 200 meter breast stroke. Lia Potter was a member of the 200 meter medley relay team that finished third. Renee Goodale swam the 100 meter breast stroke, finishng 10th in a large and strong field.

All three swimmers had qualified for the finals in the regionals at Taunton in June.

Who can build the best Stanley Cup?

The MV Arena is holding a contest for young folk of 18 years or less to see who can build the best replica of the coveted hockey championship trophy. Entries should be brought to the Arena on Tuesday, August 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The winner will be chosen on August 12 snd will receive one hour of ice time.

The Cup at the Arena

Boston Bruins alumnus and president, Cam Neely, an inductee of the Hockey Hall of Fame, will bring the Stanley Cup to the MV Ice Arena on Wednesday, August 10 for an hour and a half, time to be announced. The Cup will be available for viewing and picture taking.

Eleventh Ice Savours

The 11th annual Ice Savours fund raiser for the MV Ice Arena will be held upstairs at the MV Chowder Company, formerly the Ocean Club, 9 Oak Bluffs Ave. Wine tasting and hearty hors d’oevres from 6 to 9 pm. Silent Auction from 6 to 8 pm; Live Auction from 8 – 9 pm.

East Coast Classic at Arena

The East Coast Classic Hockey tournament will be played at the Martha’s Vineyard Arena this weekend beginning Friday at 4:00 pm. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday at 2:00 pm. Competing teams are from all over New England. Admission to the Classic is free

Bridge decks

Seven tables were in play at the Bridge Club of Martha’s Vineyard session, Saturday, at the Tisbury Senior Center. The North South winners were Ann Brown and Duncan Walton. Judy Morse and Claudia Bowser were runners up and Rhonda Cohen and Eric Stricoff were third.

At East West, Loretta Young and Frances Finney took high honors followed by Millie Henderson and Geraldine Jones. The Byrd – Hurd team (Joan & Thelma ) were third.

Thursday, at the Regional High School, the Island Bridge Club occupied 14 tables. East –West and overall top scores were produced by Joe Ashcroft and Mollie Whalen. Sandy Lindheimer and Barbara Besse finished second and Rosalie Cohen and John O’Keefe, third.

At North-South the high points belonged to Ed Russell and Deidre Ling. Tied at second were Art Spielvogel – Caroline Baum and Sergio DeChiara – Mae Cromwell. Complete results may be found at the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) website.

10th Scoops 5K at Katama

Sunday, the 10th annual Scoops Tour of Edgartown 5K road race kicks off at 9 am from the Farm Institute, Katama, preceded by a half K fun run for kids at 8:45 am.

The registration fee is $20 on-site, $15 in advance, and $5 for the fun run.

Friends of the Library run

The 14th annual Friends of the Library 5K Run/Walk to benefit the library will be Sunday, September 12, There will also be a half mile Fun Run for kids, Registration forms are to be found at the library and at Registered runners receive a tee shirt and a discount for early registration.

High school cross country meeting

Joe Schroeder, MVRHS Cross Country Coach, announces a meeting for all returning cross country runners and prospective runners and their parents, will be held at the MVRHS Culinary Arts room on Monday, August 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm .

A Summer Soccer Academy First

The first Mass Youth Soccer Summer Academy will come to the MV high school in August when “USSF Nationally Licensed Coaches” will provide “quality training” focusing on four components of the game: technique, tactics, fitness and mental strength.

The Full Day Under 16 Summer Academy will run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday, August 1-4.

The cost is $330 per player.

Later, August 15-18, there will be a Half Day Summer U16 Academy from 9:30 am to Noon, Monday to Thursday.

For more information or to register go to website or reach Academy Director Coach Tom Geis at