Sports highlights


Bishop Feehan booted

The Martha’s Vineyard boys varsity soccer team defeated Bishop Feehan at Attleboro, Tuesday, 4-2, improving their season record to 10-4-2. The Vineyarders finished their Eastern Athletic Conference schedule as league champions, with a 7-0-1 record.

MV scorers were Jack Roberts, Linycker Souza, Rodrigo Honorato, and John Marcal.

Flag Football

Last weekend, the MV Boys and Girls Club Flag Football teams were busy.

On Saturday, the league-leading Blue Claws bit the Sharks, 10-0. The Anglers outlasted the Volunteers, 12-6. The Islanders ran away from The Rock, 40-12.

The next day, Sunday, the Blue Claws kept right on winning, defeating the Volunteers, 29-19. The Anglers rang up 46 points to the Islanders 12. The Sharks kept The Rock away from the endzone, 16-0.

This Saturday, The Rock tackles the Blue Claws, (already guaranteed a slot in the championship game on November 5.) The Anglers and Sharks, both 3-1 on the season, meet at 9 am, and the Volunteers and Islanders mix it up at 10 am.

Standings: 1. Blue Claws 4-0; 2. Anglers 3-1; 3. Sharks 3-1; 4. Islanders 1-3; 5. The Rock 1-3; 6. Volunteers 0-4.

Games are played on Nunes Field, next to the B&G Club.

Darts fly at the P.-A.

The Martha’s Vineyard Dart League began its fall season at the P.-A. Club, Thursday, October 20.

Week one saw Rene Mathieu, Mike Silvia, Linda Wood, and Lisa Mathieu defeat Michael Lipinsky, Dana Rezendes, Prescott Walsh, and Justin Lucas, 7-4. Billy Jean Sullivan hit a three-dart-on.

The second week found the Lipinsky crew in the money by besting Donny Welty, Jeff Wray, and Chris Townes, 9-2.

Mike Silvia hit a Ton-90.

Racquet reports

At the Vineyard Youth Tennis Center, Oliver Carson won the Courtside Points Ladder with a total of 240 points. Aidan Aliberti was second with 194.

The points ladder is played at VYT with youngsters challenging each other online and playing matches throughout the Island.

In other tennis news, VYT students Kat Roberts and Lizzie Williamson won the Riverside Rhode Island USTA tournament last weekend. The girls competed in the 14 and under division. It was their first victory in that division.

Congratulations to all.

Charitable Chases

It could be said, with reason, that the road race season is year-long. But for reasons unclear (to me), November seems to be especially replete with 5Ks.

The annual Oak Bluffs Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, for instance, will start at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving Day from the O.B. Police Department, opposite the Steamship Authority building. Registration is $10 to benefit the fuel assistance for the elderly program. Last year 230 persons made the run. Roger Wey (natch) is the major domo.

Other near-by November road race opportunities are: The Houston Memorial at Barnstable HS, Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9 am.

Edaville Rail Run, 10 am, Saturday, Nov. 11 a 5-mile trail run and 2-mile fun run.

We Gather Together 5K, 8 am, Nov. 24, Wing School, Sandwich.

Chatham Turkey Trot 5K, 8 am, Nov. 24.

Provincetown 5K Pilgrim Trot, 9 am, Nov. 24.

Andrea Holden Thanksgiving 5K from Dennis Inn, 10 am, Nov., 24.

Barnstable Cross Country race 2.9 miles, 10 am, Hathaway’s Pond, Saturday, Nov 26

5K By the Bay, 9:30 am, Sunday, Nov. 27, from Hemisphere Restaurant, Sandwich.

Beneficiaries include Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, children in Mid Cape, P-town Art Assoc., Lower Cape Outreach Council, and the Sandwich Food Pantry.

Snowed out

Vineyard FC, the Island entry in the Masters Division 6 South of the New England Over The Hill Soccer League, had its match with FIMA FC of Braintree postponed, Sunday, due to snow.

The Over The Hill gang play at Veterans Park, 9:30am Sunday, against FC Franklin.

Local lady logs long distance

Joellen BenDavid of Oak Bluffs was one of the some 31,000 runners to complete the Marine Marathon in Washington DC, Sunday. Joellen ran the course in 3:45.02.

Her proud husband is Gary BenDavid.

The Eastern Athletic Conference

According to EAC statistician Jeff Messier, Bishop Feehan leads football league play at 3-0. Somerset Berkley is also unbeaten at 2-0. MV is third at 1-2, trailed by Bp.Stang 0-2 and Coyle-Cassidy 0-2.

The Vineyard boys are first at soccer, 7-0-1, chased by Coyle’s 4-2-0, Feehan’s 2-2-2, Somerset/Berkley’s 1-4-1 and Bp. Stang’s 0-4-2. Vineyarder Jack Roberts and Feehan’s Devin Devoy are the leading scorers, both with 14 points.

Feehan leads the way in girls soccer with a gleaming 7-0-0 record. Somerset Berkley is 4-2-1, Stang is 3-4-0, Coyle is 1-4-2, and the Vineyarders are 0-5-1.

Feehan and Stang lead the golfers with 7-1 league records. MV is third at 4-4. Coyle is 2-6. S/B has 0-8.

At 35, Mike deBettencourt is in a four-way tie for individual honors with two players from Feehan and one from Somerset.

Bishop Stang sets the pace in field hockey at 7-0-1, chased by West Bridgewater, 4-1,3 and the Vineyard, 2-4-2. S/B shows 2-3-3 and Westport trails, 0-7-1.

With 15 goals and 7 assists, Maggie Johnson leads individual efforts, one point better than WB’s Leanna Holland.

Bishop Feehan’s army of cross country runners sets the pace in league meets at 4-0. The Vineyard is next at 3-1, 5-1 overall, their only loss to the Shamrocks.

Feehan leads in Volleyball (5-1), which the Vineyard does not play. Somerset Berkley (4-2) is second.

Bridging the Island

Ency and Robert Focos finished in first place last Thursday at the Island Bridge Club games. Bea Phear and Nancy Neil placed second. Eric Stricoff and Rhonda Cohen showed third. Fourth were Carol Whitmarsh and Barbara Besse.

Five tables were in play.

IBC meets each Thursday at the Howes House, West Tisbury. Players pay $5 and should arrive at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start.