Sports highlights


Congratulations to the Vineyard harriers

Both the boys and the girls cross country teams have qualified for the state meet at Franklin Park, Saturday, to compete with the best, not only from the Eastern Division but also from the Central and Western Divisions.

The last time this happened was 2004.

The first four teams qualified. The MV boys were third and the girls were fourth.

O.B. Turkey Trot 5K

The annual Oak Bluffs 5K Turkey Trot will take off on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, at 8:30 am from the OB Police Station.

Registration is $10, to benefit Fuel Assistance for the Elderly.

Following the Trot there will be a group swim, recommended for the bold.

Busy skaters

Four young Vineyard figure skaters competed at two venues last weekend.

Megan Zellinger was second in Preliminary Test Track.

Ava BenDavid was first in Limited Beginner.

Molly Carroll was third in Basic 8.

Avery Simmons was second in Free Skate 1.

Two skaters from the MV Skating Club competed at the New England Inter-Club Council’s meet at Plymouth, Sunday.

Anna Flaherty was first in Juvenile Test Track.

Sally Caron was sixth in Pre-Preliminary Test Track.

Look for all skaters in a Holiday Exhibition at the M.V. Arena on Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 pm.

The skaters are coached by Jane Elizabeth Taylor and Beth Blankenship-O’Connor.

Youth hockey

Last Friday the MV Neponset Valley League team shut out Canton, 2-0, at Foxboro Sports.

The MV Mites lost their battle to an experienced Hetland squad, 7-2. Will Brugiere and Eli Gundersen found the back of the net. MV’s Dylan Biggs stopped 18 of 25 shots on goal.

The next day, the MV Mites bowed to Gateway, Sunday, 8-5. The Islanders were ahead 6-4, midway through the second period but couldn’t hold it. Will Brugiere scored four times for the Islanders. Loiver Lively also scored. Riley Sylvia was solid in goal.

The Mites will play their first home games, three in fact, at the Arena this weekend.

Saturday, at the Arena, the MV Peewees ran up big scores in a double header with SWS. The first game was a shutout for goalie Zach Fullin. MV scorers were: JJ Mendez, Jacob Gundersen, Nick Bischoff, Jack Garret, August Pizzano, Jack Murray, and Julie Levesque. Garret, Murray, and Shay Sullivan had assists.

In the second game, the Peewees prevailed 10-1. Colin Buckley had a hat trick, Kylie Hatt’s goal was assisted by Nik Bishoff, Jonas Lukowitz scored twice. Cathal Robinson provided steady goal keeping.

Sunday, at the Arena, the MV Squirt 2 team played tough but lost to Yarmouth-Dennis, 7-6. The Dolphins prevailed again in game two, 7-0.

The Vineyard Squirt 1 team was swept by the Nantucket Noreasters, 8-0 and 9-1.

Fall Flex finals

Martha’s Vineyard Community Tennis recently completed its 2011 Fall Tennis Flex season with the following results.

Beth Sawyer won at women’s singles.

Susan Stevens and Shawn Schofield took top honors in mixed doubles.

The women’s C doubles winning combo was Veronika Van de Geer and Whitney Burke.

In Strong B Doubles competition, Kimberly Averill and Suzanne Provost-Flanders were tops.

Natalie Krauthamer and Anne Williamson won at Women’s Power B doubles.

MV Community Tennis runs Flex League programs each spring and fall for all levels of players. Cost: $30 per season.

Sixty Island players competed in this year’s fall program

For more information call Kelly Hess, 508-560-0525.

Kat takes the gold

Kat Roberts won the girls 12 and under division tennis tournament in Riverside, Rhode Island, last weekend. Kat defeated teammate Lizzie Williamson, 6-2, 6-3, in the semis and went on to win the final, 6-1, 6-0, against Lindsay Sinclair.

Zak Danz lost in the semifinals of the boys 12 and under. Grant Pertile lost the quarter-finals of the boys 14 and under division.

Overall, it was great showing for the Vineyard Youth Tennis tournament team. They were accompanied by VYT coaches Scott Smith and Michael Halisky.

Bowling on ice

Falmouth’s Cape Cod Curling Club will host its eighth annual Curling for Charity event, Saturday, November 19, from 9 am to 5 pm. All proceeds will go to Recovery Without Walls, a not-for-profit organization assisting women in transition following substance abuse treatment.

Twelve teams of novice curlers will compete: Cape Cod Healthcare, Falmouth Academy, Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth Fire and Rescue, Falmouth School Principals, Recovery Without Walls, Ryan Family Amusements, RD Bank, U.S. Coast Guard Station, and U.S. Coast Guard ESO.

There is no admission charge but attendees are encouraged to contribute to Recovery Without Walls.

Lunch will be available and several raffles will be offered.

The Curling Club is at 37 Highfield St., Falmouth.

For more information call Russ Lemke, 508-540-2414.

Casino Night for B&G Club

A little bit of Las Vegas will be on display, Friday, Nov. 18 from 7:30 pm to midnight at the Edgartown Yacht Club, host to the Boys & Girls Club Casino Night. Admission is $10. Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, A Money Wheel and a 50-50 Raffle will tempt you.

Bridge heads

Richard Colter, returning to the duplicate bridge tables after a 20-year hiatus, and his partner David Donald, took first place in the Thursday, November 10, Island Bridge Club competition at the Howes House.

Barbara and Susan Silk were second. Tied at third were Bob Iadiciccio and Nancy Neil with Sandy Lindheimer and Barbara Besse.

Six tables were in play.