Sports highlights


Youth soccer

Last weekend in the South Coast Soccer League, the MV United Under-16 girls chalked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 win over Bourne at Veterans Park.

The U-14 and U-12 girls played close matches but came up short by scores of 1-0 and 2-0 against visiting squads from Taunton and Dartmouth.

On the boys side, the U-18s settled for a 2-2 draw with visiting Mashpee; the U-12s fell to Freetown-Lakeville, 2-0; and the U-10s were edged by Norton 3-2.

In the Mass. Premier League (MAPLE), the U-13 boys played to a 1-1 tie in Abington against Select FC.

Girls youth lacrosse

The Martha’s Vineyard Girls Youth Lacrosse league hosted Kingston on Sunday. The U-15s ran away with a 7-0 victory. Lee Hayman led the scoring with a hat trick. Emily Turney, Kylie Hatt, Belle Dinning, and Erin Hill scored once each. Sam Hargy got the shutout in net for the Vineyard.

The U-13s won their match with Kingston as well, 10-2. Julia Regan and Addy Hayman netted two goals apiece. Audrey McCarron, Devin Hill, Sally Caron, Suzanne More-Straton, Alexis Condon, and Megan Zeillinger all tallied once. Kazara Aldeborgh and Morgan Lopez-Mata were stellar in net.

USA Swim Meet IMX Challenge

Robert Goodale, Renee Goodale and Patrick Best competed in USA Swim Meet IMX Challenge hosted by the Cape Cod Swim Club on Saturday, May 12 at Mass Maritime. Robert Goodale swam in the eight and under age group and had his best times in the 50-yard freestyle (39.71 seconds, 4th place) and 100-yard individual medley (1:45.22, 3rd place). He also placed 4th in the 25-yard breaststroke (25.15) and 3rd in the 25-yard backstroke (21.68).Renee Goodale swam in four events in the 11-12 years old age group. She placed 5th in the 50-yard freestyle (30.20); 4th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:27.35); 16th in the 100-yard individual medley (1:17.89); and dropped 10 seconds off of her best time for 4th in the 200-yard freestyle (2:28.54). Patrick Best took second place in the 200-yard individual medley (13 years-old) with a time of 2:29. 83, one spot ahead of Nantucket rival Tyler Wheeler.

In the open age group category (13 and over), Patrick placed 23rd in the 100-yard freestyle (58.21) and 19th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:20.77).

Little League

The diamond at Veira Park in Oak Bluffs got plenty of use on Saturday.

The Cubs and Red Sox started off a quartet off major league games. The Cubbies were hoping to complete a Friday-Saturday sweep of the Sox and did exactly that with a 9-1 victory.

The Cubs pounded out thirteen hits in the win. Lucas Debettencourt belted a grand slam, Jacob Gundersen had four hits, and Aidan Aliberti added a home run. Aliberti also threw five innings of one-hit ball, with 11 strikeouts and no walks. Graham Lewis pitched four strong innings for the Sox.

The Pirates and Cardinals were next to take the field and played a doubleheader.

The Bucs swept the Cards aside by scores of 12-0 and 11-1.

In game one, Jack Sierputoski had five strikeouts over the four-inning game, gave up three hits, and walked none. Grant Pertile hit his second home run of the year, and Curtis Fournier singled and doubled.

Owen Porterfield led the Cardinals with a single and a triple.

Grant Pertile got the start in game two and held the Cards to five hits in five innings, with no walks.

Cody Caseau had two hits for the Bucs. Riley Amaral and Sam Bresnick each had a single and two walks.

The Cardinals got on the board with three hits in the fourth. Ben Tillman doubled and scored after singles from Owen Porterfield and Gus Pizzano.

The busy day at Veira ended after the A’s blanked the Tigers, 4-0.

The Cubs remained perfect with a 9-0 record, followed by the Pirates (8-2), A’s (5-4), Red Sox (3-6), Tigers (2-7), and Cards (1-9).

The little league all-star games will be Sunday at Veira Park.

The minor league game is at noon, followed by the major league game at 3pm. The games will be preceded by a ceremony at 11:30am, with an island veteran throwing out the first pitch.

Interscholastic softball

Unbeatens Edgartown and West Tisbury closed out the regular season last Friday with the top seed in the upcoming playoffs on the line.

The Eagles from Edgartown clipped the Hawks, 8-7, and await the winner of the Charter School-Tisbury playoff game. West Tisbury earned the second seed and will play third seeded Oak Bluffs.

The finals will be Friday at Veterans Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:30pm.

Youth hockey golf tourney

Martha’s Vineyard Youth Hockey will hold its largest fundraiser of the year on June 2 at the Edgartown Golf Club.

The 24th annual tournament will consist of foursomes playing in a scramble format with morning and afternoon shotgun starts, beginning at 8am and 12:30pm.

Registration begins at 7am. Coffee and pastries will be served. Lunch is at noon. The cost is $125 per player.

To book a spot and for more information, call Mark Hess at (508) 627-5343.

MVRHS in Special Olympics Friday

Friday, for the third straight year, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will send a team to the Cape Cod School Day Games at Mashpee High School. The Special Olympics event is the largest in Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Vineyard team is composed of Celeste Ewing, Elke Klein, Austin Simonin, Paige Taylor, and Igor Avansini.

The event gets underway at 9am with the opening ceremonies. The competition ends around noon, followed by lunch and the medals presentation.

The Vineyarders will board the 7am ferry in Vineyard Haven and are set to return on the 1:15pm boat from Woods Hole.

Memorial Day road race

The 19th annual Oak Bluffs Memorial Day 5K road race, 5K walk, and one mile fun run, will be on Sunday at 11am. The race will start at Ocean Park, wind around East Chop, and end at the Wesley House.

Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard.

The fun run will start at 10:30am, followed by the main event.

The cost is $15.00 for pre-registration on-line at and $20 between 9 and 10am on race day. A tee-shirt is guarranteed with pre-registration.

Checks are payable to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. For more information, contact HMV at (508) 693-0189.

Junior league baseball

The Astros traveled to Keith field in Sagamore Saturday for a double header in the Gateway Babe Ruth league.

In the first game against the second place Bourne A’s, Astros ace Jacob Cardoza allowed three runs on two hits and struck out eight over four innings to get the 7-4 win.

Chris Mayhew had two hits for the ‘Stros. Jeffrey Cimeno pitched the seventh to close out the win. In the second game, the Astros took on the first place Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins. The teams battled to a rare baseball tie, 4-4, after ten innings.

Aksel Cooperrider pitched five innings, fanning 10, while conceeding one run and one hit. Jeffrey Cimeno pitched three extra innings of shutout ball. Tristan Araujo, Jonas Lukowitz and Cody Chalifoux led the ‘Stros offense.

Sunday, at Vineyard Baseball Park, the Brewers fell to D-Y, 9-3, despite a solid defensive effort. Oliver Silberstein and Chase Silvia had two hits apiece. Zach Bresnick had a defensive gem at second base.

Next, the Astros played D-Y in a battle for first place and suffered the same fate as the Brew Crew in a 9-2 loss.

On the bright side for the Astros, Jacob Cardoza pitched three innings of one-hit ball with no runs and six K’s. Cameron Maciel had two RBI’s.At the end of a tough 1-1-1 weekend, the Astros sit at 8-2-1, with seven games left.

Over the hill soccer

The Vineyard Footabll Club tamed the Warthogs from Foxboro, 2-1, on Sunday at Veterans Park.

Damon Burke and Edilson “Pizone” Costa scored for the Islanders.

VFC is currently third, three points out of first place, in the New England Over The Hill League, with a 4-3 record. The team needs to win its final three games to be assured of a playoff berth.