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High School Summer Hockey

The High School Summer Hockey league has finished its season at the MV Arena, The teams were named for the color of their jerseys. It was an eight game season with the following results.

Team W L T Pts GF GA

Team White 4 2 2 10 44 40

Team Gold 4 4 0 8 43 40

Team Black 2 3 3 7 40 47

Team Red 3 4 1 7 52 50

Individual honors went to the White’s Nelson Dickson who had 7 goals and 17 assists for a 24-point total. Others in double figures were, White: Dorian Johnson 16, Austin Moreley 10.

Red: Tyson Araujo 23, Colby Gouldrup 20, Huck Burke 16, Bobby Perry 16.

Black: Scott Rogers 19, Charles Goldthwait 14.

Gold: Tyler Araujo 16, Shay Hill 12, Harrison Rodrigues 10.

Marc Naticioni was goalie in seven games allowing 34 goals, and average of 4.86, lowest in the league.

Noah Kleinhenz tended net in four games averaging 5 goals per game. Wyatt Jenkinson was scored upon an average of 5.17 times in six games. Mike Sylvia, Caleb Hallett, and Elyce Bonnell also took turns wearing the pads in goal.

Thirty seven high school boys played in the Summer Hockey League.

The Playoffs

The Playoff semifinal games were played on Sunday. The Black team defeated the Gold and the White team bested the Reds.

In the finals Championship game, the Blacks outscored the Whites, 4-1 to claim the title.

Coach of the Blacks, Charlie Ashmun, remarked, “It was a terrific summer of solid hockey with a bunch of great kids, both Islanders and off-Islanders.”

Gold topped Red in the Consolation round.

Over-Under at the Farm

The Over-Under Classic Tennis Tournament at Farm Neck paired adults and children in a doubles round robin. Because so many registered to compete in the tourney it was split into two divisions, the Hot Division for the most experienced players, and the Cool Division for those less experienced.

Nine teams competed, all of which were parent-child combos.

“It was super fun playing with my dad,” remarked 15-year-old Julia Cooper of Edgartown.

It was a tournament debut for several of the players and valuable lessons were learned. “I learned I need to work on my serve,” said 10-year-old David Krauthamer of Oak Bluffs.

The event ended with a hot dog and hamburger barbecue prepared by Farm Neck staffer Judy Castelli.

Barbara and Kent Leonard of Vineyard Haven won in the Hot Division. Lisa Reagan and her son Jack took the honors in the Cool division.

The Seventh Hospice

The seventh annual Hospice Tennis Championships Tennis Tournament will be held at Farm Neck, Friday to Sunday, September 2-4. Divisions 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and Open are offered for men’s and women’s singles and men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles.

Friday evening, beginning at 5 pm, there will be a cocktail party with door prizes and a raffle plus a Pro exhibition match.

Please direct all questions to the tournament director, Mas Kimball at 508-560-6111 or Farm Neck Tennis at 508-693-9728.

To register or learn more see

Leonard is Top Gun, Potter is Champ

Kent Leonard of Vineyard Haven won the Island Top Gun competition that ended last week. Top gun was created to see who are the Island’s top junior players. Kent defeated seven other players from the several summer clubs and posted a 7-0 record. His name will be permanently inscribed on the plaque in the lobby at Vineyard Youth Tennis.

Also in the news, Samantha Potter of Oak Bluffs defeated Lynn Herrick in the finals of the East Chop Ladies Singles Championship, 6-3, 6-1. At 13 years, Samantha is the youngest champion the club has ever had.

Futures All Stars

The Futures Collegiate Baseball League has announced its All Star team, one player for each position including a right-handed and left-handed pitcher, a relief pitcher, a designated hitter, and a utility player, 13 players in all.

Membership on the All Star team was determined by a vote from each team and the umpiring crew.

Of the 13 players named to the team, four were by unanimous vote: League MVP Robbie Zinsmeister of the Sharks, a shortstop, outfielder Matt Jacobs of the Nashua Silver Knights, Sharks outfielder Jeremy Matos and Silver knights left-handed pitcher Eric Perrault.

Those elected were: Mark Sanborn Silver Knights, Umass Lowell, first base; Logan Gillis, Silver Knights,. Bentley U., second base; Robbie Zinsmeister, Sharks, Indiana U, of Pa., shortstop; James Katsiroubas, Silver Knights, UMass Lowell, third base.

Matt Jacobs, Silver Knights, UMass Lowell, outfield; Rich Graef Titans, UMass Amherst, outfield, Jerico Weizel, Seacoast, Clarion, outfield.

Jeremy Matos, Sharks, U of Florida, designated hitter,

Gavin McCullough, Titans, Fairfield, right-handed pitcher. Eric Perrault, Silver Knights, Keene State, lefty pitcher. Dylan Maki, Silver Knights, relief pitcher, Northeastern, Eric Jensen, Sharks, Wheaton, utility player.

Annual Splash and Dash.

The 21st Martha’s Vineyard Oar and Paddle Regatta for canoes, kayaks, and rowboats on Sengekontacket Pond, Oak Bluffs, will be Sunday, August 28, beginning at the Little Bridge at 10 am.

Register from 8:30 to 9:30 am the day of the race. Following the race, join your competitors for a post-race picnic with entertainment and awards. Tee-shirts will be distributed to all registrants as part of the $25 registration fee.

The event is a benefit for the Friends of Sengekontacket. “Paddle for cleaner waters!” To learn more call Chick at 508-693-9727.

Covered Bridges

Saturday, at the Tisbury Senior Center, with seven tables in play, top scores at North-South belonged to Carlotta Morris and Frances Finney. At place and show were Ann Brown and Duncan Walton, Paul Howes and Art Spielvogel.

East-West winners were Tillie Foster and Emily Robertson followed by (2) Trudy Ulmer and Regina McDonough and (3) Millie Henderson and Gerri Jones.

Thursday, at the Island Bridge Club meeting in the high school, the North South honors were won by Barbara Besse and Miles Jaffe. Don Schapiro and Linda Schapiro were second ; Foster Greene and Foster (Story) Osborne were third. Ed Russell and Deidre Ling placed fourth.

Overall winners and best at East-West were Bob Henry and Barbara McLagan. Carolyn Baum and Art Spielvogel were second, Sergio DeChiara and Lucy O’Brien were third . Duncan Walton and Richard Eubanks placed fourth.

Eleven tables were in play.

Holmes Hole Sailors hoist anchors

Fifteen boats posted for Thursday’s Holmes Hole Sailing Assoc. harbor race at 6 pm. It was a warm evening with a 12-to-15 knot wind. The course was the familiar triangle from red nun 6 in the harbor to East Chop to West Chop and return.

Winner was the Commodore, Dan Culkin in Magic Time . Stuart Halpert was second in Providence. Then came (3) Andy Berry in Isobar, (4) Phil Hale in Wicked, (5) John and Lisa Stout in Isabella, (6) Roger Becker in Gloria, (7) Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, (8) Ed Cerullo in Undine, (9) Brian Roberts in Aileen, (10) Ernie Mendenhall and Kathy Logue in Rocinante III, (11) Geoff Gibson in Latonka, (12) Woody Bowman in Julia Lee, (13) a VH Yacht Club Sonar, (14) Stephen Besse in Apres and (15) Frank Desimone in Lagoonish.

Sunday morning provided 15-20 knots of west southwest wind. A 5.4 mile course was set from red nun 6 to red nun 4 at West Chop to red bell 2 in the Sound to buoy RW NW to green bell 23 near Oak Bluffs and back to red nun 6. Thirteen boats reported for the 10 am start.

A Division winner was Phil Hale in Wicked, Second was Andy Berry in Isobar. Then came (3) Frank Satula in Soma Holiday, (4) Roger Becker in Gloria, (5) Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, (6) Mo Flam in Penelope, and (7) Matt Thomas in Grasshopper.

B Division finishers were (1) John and Lisa Stout in Isabella, (2) Rebecca Colson in Silhouette, (3) Michael Hoff in Evelyn Mae, (4) Dan Culkin in Magic Time, (5) David Lott in Avanti, and (6) Diane Hartmann in Triumph.

The Sunday afternoon race took the sailors 5.2 miles into the Sound.

In the A Division Phil Hale was first in Wicked, Mo Flam second in Penelope. Mike Loberg was third in Masquerade, Roger Becker fourth in Gloria, Andy Berry fifth in Isobar and Irving Gates sixth in King Kiwi.

Dan Culkin and Magic Time led the B Division trailed by John and Lisa Stout in Isabella, (3) Stuart Halpert in Providence, (4) David Lott in Avanti.

The summer racing continues Thursday at 6 pm and Sunday, another Sound race, at 12 pm.

The HHSA welcomes new members and guest boats.

Call Diane Hartmann at 693-4592.

The Moffett approaches

The 34th George Moffett Race will set sail Saturday, September 10. The warning gun for Division II boats will be at 11:10 am,

All entries must be received no later than Friday, September 2. To get an entry packet visit Holmes Hole Sailing Association at

The Race Committee has designed five courses from nine to nineteen nautical miles. The final selection will be made the day of the race,

Named for George Moffett, a founding father of the Holmes Hole Sailing Association, who donated Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary to the Island and raced his yacht Guinevere winning both the SORC and the Bermuda Race. This year the race is also dedicated to the memory of Holmes Hole co-founders Pat West and Hugh Schwarz.

All interested sailors are welcome and should obtain the entry package before the September 2 deadline.


Due to a reporting error, The Times published incorrect results of the 17th annual Edgartown 12-Meter Yacht Regatta.

The winning boat in the Modern Division was Courageous, beating Victory 83, Intrepid, and US-61. In the Traditional Division the winning boat was American Eagle. Northern Light and Columbia (which suffered a broken backstay and had to withdraw from Sunday’s race) were second and third.