Sports Highlights


Chilmark Road Race this weekend

The annual 5K (3.1 mile) Chilmark Road Race commences at 10:30 am on Saturday Aug. 13. Net proceeds benefit the Chilmark Community Center.

The roster of 1,500 runners is already full. Runners may check-in at the Chilmark Community Center either Friday night from 5 to 7 pm or on Saturday morning from 8:15 to 9:30 am. Numbers, timing chips, tee-shirts, and race instructions will be issued at check-in. Runners are bused to the race start on Middle Road from the finish line at the Chilmark Town Hall.

Bus transportation from Vineyard Haven to Chilmark is available for runners taking the 8:15 am Steamship Authority ferry from Woods Hole, arriving into Vineyard Haven at 9 am. Buses will return to Vineyard Haven after the race.

A new race

The first of what is expected to be an annual race is the Race for Faith 4Miler, the newest gold member of the Bayside Runner Racing Series.

Set for Sunday, August 26, at historic Plimoth Plantation, the 4 mile loop captures views of Cape Cod Bay, horse farms and Eel River,

There will also be a 100 yard run for children.

The race celebrates the life of Faith “Marcy” Romboli, a gifted teacher, and will benefit the Plymouth Public Library, the Children’s Department of Plymouth Public schools and a music scholarship program as well as awareness and prevention of ovarian cancer.

To learn more and/or register for the race visit


At the Mattakesett Tennis Club tourney the winners were:

Men’s Doubles, Paul Adler and Nat Corvalla defeated Gary Collins and Tyson Tyler.

In the Mixed Doubles finals, Richie Karbon and Mara Blanchard defeated Cynthia Margolis and Tyson Tyler,

Connie McHugh and her son, Andrew McHugh defeated Gary Collins and Marsha Fry in Consolation Mixed Doubles play.

USTA Tourney at VYT

Vineyard Youth Tennis will host a USTA tournament Friday to Sunday, August 12-14. Boys and girls 12 years old and under and 14 years old and under singles divisions are offered. Register at To learn more call Scott Smith, 508-693-7762.

Top Guns

Wednesday evenings junior tennis players compete in the Top Gun Program at VYT, Present holdings: Kent Leonard 4-0, Justin Grossman 3-1. Travis Arffea 2-1, Patrick McCarthy 2-2, Jack Lee 1-1, Alex Adamczyck 1-1, David Buiter 1-1, Nick Wilson 1-0, Samantha Potter 0-2, James Mortimer 0-3, Jack Roberts 0-1, David Merkel 0-1, Darst King 0-1.

Table Tennis Tourney at Chappy

The All Island Table Tennis Tournament will be Sunday, August ,14 at 11 am at the Chappaquiddick Community Center. Players of all ages are invited. Equipment is provided and there is no entry fee. Prizes will be awarded to match winners in a round robin format. The annual tourney, in its fourth year, is sponsored by the Center.

To register call Bob at 508-627-7902.


At the Bridge Club of Martha’s Vineyard meeting in the Tisbury Senior Center, Saturday, eight tables were in play.

Top scores at North-South were posted by Ann Brown and Conrad Hipkins. Coleen Morris and Calvin Bass were second and Donald F. Nelson and Charles Harff came in third.

At East-West, Trudy Ulmer and Regina McDonough set the pace, followed by Tillie Foster and Emily Robertson at place and Jane Haley and Cheryl Stark at show.

Barbara Besse and Sue Collison proved best. Judy Morse and Claudia Bowser were runners up. At third and fourth were Maggie Gasnick and Brenda Davenport, Betty Dixon and Emily Robinson.

Cakes and coffee were served by Rosemary Taylor’s daughter, Cheryl Neal.

Island Bridge Club winners

Meeting at the high school last Thursday with 12 tables in play, the top scores at East-West belonged to Bob Henry and Barbara McLagen followed by Foster Osborne and Charlie Harff. The Henry-McLagen pair also won overall honors.

Jim Kaplan and Miles Jaffe were third.

At North-South, winners were Ed Russell and Dierdre Ling. Nancy Neil and Bea Phear came in second followed by Carol Whitmarsh and Sari Lipkin.

New players are welcome, with or without partners, for a $6 entry fee and are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 pm for the 7:00 pm start.

Fickle winds vex Holmes Hole Sailors

The Holmes Hole Sailors have been vexed with light winds most of the summer. But Thursday was delightful with 12 knot winds. Nine boats finished the familiar triangular race led by Andy Berry in Isobar, followed by (2) Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, (3) Dan Culkin in Magic Time, (4) Phil Hale in Wicked, (5) Roger Becker in Gloria, (6) John Stout in Isabella, (7) David Lott in Avanti, (8) Stephen Besse in Apres, and Woody Bowman in Julia Lee.

There was more than enough wind on Sunday for the scheduled Tarpaulin Cove Rendezvous. Only five sailors completed the journey: (1) Mo Flam in Penelope, (2) Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, (3) Andy Berry in Isobar, and (4) Dan Pesch in Remedy.

Commodore Dan Culkin’s Magic Time was the only B Division boat to make the trip.

Friends of the Arena

The 11th annual Ice Savours with wine tasting and hearty hors d’oeuvres will be held upstairs at the MV Chowder Company, at 9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, tomorrow from 6 to 9 pm. Silent Auction from 6 to 8 pm. Live Auction from 8 to 9 pm.

Please contact the rink, 508-693-5329 with questions.

The MV Arena is home to MV Youth Hockey, MV high school boys hockey, MV high school girls hockey, the MV figure Skating Club, the Cutting Edge Pro Shop, Adult Hockey, Summer High School Hockey, the East Coast Classic AAA Hockey Tournament and Summer Hockey Schools. It is also available for private rental for birthday parties and other events.

Summer Soccer School

Mass Youth Soccer is offering a Half Day Summer Academy at the high school, August 15-18 from 9:30 am to 12 noon covering footwork, moves, juggling, technical training, and tactical training. Small sided games and larger games will be played.

Youth coaches are encouraged to attend to “shadow” the staff coaches all of whom are professionals.

For more information see

Tidings for Tackles

MVRHS Football Coach Donald Herman announces the following dates and functions.

Sunday, August 14 at 6:00 pm, the annual Lift-a-Thon in the high school weight room.

Monday and Tuesday, August 15 an 16 at 6:00 pm, equipment issue.

Monday, August 22, 5:00 pm, practice begins.

All players must have a valid Sports Physical to begin practice.

Attention all Junior High players:

Equipment issue and registration will take place Thursday and Friday, August 25 and 26, 5 pm at the high school game field parking lot.