Sports highlights


Vineyard girls sunk by Sailors, Shamrocks

The MV girls varsity soccer team hosted a skilled and speedy crew from Scituate, Saturday, and came in second 3-1.

Jesse Chandler scored for the Vineyard on a penalty kick. Coach Bennett gave much credit to goalie Maria Duarte.

Monday the girls visited Bishop Feehan at Attleboro and were rudely treated to a 7-0 shellacking.

Bridge work

Last Thursday, at the Howes House, West Tisbury, David Donald and Jim Kaplan took the honors at Norh-South and were overall winners to boot at the Island Bridge Club games. Sandy Lindheimer and Barbara Besse finished in second place. Bob Iadicicco and Robert Focos were third.

At East-West, Carol Whitmarsh and Sari Lipkin beat all. Barbara and Susan Silk were runners up. Duncan Walton and Foster Greene were third.

Seven and a half tables were in play. The IBC is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. Players, with or without partners, are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 for the 7 pm start. Admission is $6.00.

Down at the Farms

The busy MVRHS golf team lost its match to Falmouth at Farm Neck, Wednesday, 242 to 245.

The Clippers’ Durham Ghelfi had the medalist round of 35 on the par 35 course, Mike and Kat deBettencourt were low for the Vineyard each carding 38. Also scoring for the Islanders were Chris Morris, 41; Justin Smith, 41; Brendan Maseda 42 and Mike Piland, 45.

Despite Mike deBettencourt’s medalist round of 35 on the par 34 course at Ridder Farms, Whitman Hanson walked of with the 231-240 win, Monday, dropping the Islanders to 6-4 on the year. Whitman Hanson is 8-2.

Other MV scores were Chris Morris, 36, Justin Smith 41, Matt Marchand 41, Kat deBettencourt 43, and Brendan Maseda 44.

Hooray for Howie

The 23rd annual Howard W. Leonard Golf Scramble, a benefit for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard, teed off Sunday morning at Mink Meadows Golf Club after players enjoyed coffee and breakfast provided by the Black Dog Café,

Winners of the tournament, with a score of 59.62, were Tom Shockey, Dave Pendergast, and Greg Lott.

Close behind in second place at 62.37 were Jarda Kral, Rene Mathieu and Lisa Mathieu.

Dan McCarthy, Leon Bennett, and Joe Krauthamer were third at 62.50.

Closest to the pin winners were Brett Leighton and Dan McCarthy.

After a Tea Lane Caterers lunch with beverage provided by Coca Cola, prizes were awarded to all participants.

The Mink Meadows staff is thanked for its large contribution to the day’s success and Chet Nowak for coordinating the events of the day.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters is searching for adult mentors and program volunteers. For more information please call 696-5497.

Tournament at Vineyard Golf Club

The Edgartown Patrolman’s Association Golf Tournament, sponsored by Vineyard Vines, will blast off at the Vineyard Golf Club on Saturday, October 15. The registration fee is $100 per player on five member teams.

Buffet dinner at Sharky’s, Edgartown, follows.

Preregister at or call 508-627-4343 extention 26.

Some just get better

The Vineyard’s entry in the Over-The-Hill Soccer League tied FIMA of Braintree at Veterans Field, Sunday, 1-1. Agelsss Charlie Green scored the Vineyard’s goal.

MV Croquet Champs

Cecily Greenaway and Bill Blakesley, both members of the Edgartown Croquet Club, competed at the 2011 Osborne Cup, September 22-25 in Central Park, New York City. The New York Croquet Club was host for the event at which 38 players competed.

Cecily, of Tisbury, placed third in both First Flight Doubles and Third Flight Singles. Bill, of West Tisbury, finished first in both Championship Flight Doubles and Second Flight Singles.

Flag Football to kick off

The MVB&G Flag Football League will begin play on Saturday at Nunes Field. The Blue Claws match up with the Volunteers at 8 am. The Anglers play the Islanders at 9 am and the Rocks vs. Sharks game is at 10 am.

Flag football skills on display

The MV Boys & Girls Club held its preseason Flag Football Skills Challenge on Saturday at Nunes Field, Edgartown. Fifty-one players, aged 8 to 13 competed in passing, field goal kicking, a 40-yard dash and an obstacle course.

Owen Porterfield earned the title “League’s Fastest Player” recording best times in the dash (6:03) ad obstacle course (40:68.).

Summer Cardoza and Christopher Patnaude took top honors in the field goal competition. Both of them cleared the bar from 15 yards. Nicholas Fiore, Jack Sierputoski, Chris Patnaude and Nathaniel Parker shared passing honors, all hitting the target from 20 yards.

Pistol Championship

The Martha’s Vineyard annual pistol championship will be held Oct. 8 at the M.V. Rod and Gun Club. The public is cordially invited.

Tennis Anyone?

The Vineyard Haven Tennis Foundation invites Islanders to play on the Reade courts on Boxberry Ave. Tisbury, free of charge.

Leased in the summer, the courts are made available to the public in the fall, winter, and spring.

Dual meets on hold

Friday’s rain cancelled the scheduled dual interscholastic track and field meets. Postponed for a week were: Tisbury vs West Tisbury; Edgartown vs. Oak Bluffs.