Sports highlights


Musket competition on Sunday

The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club will hold its annual Black Powder Shoot from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, December 9, one day before the start of the primitive firearms deer season.

The competition includes traditional and modern category firearms and is open to the public and spectators. For the fifth year, the club will present a plaque and $100 cash prize in memory of Bill Nicholson for the outstanding black powder participant. The winner’s name will also be engraved on the club’s perpetual plaque.

This award was established and sponsored by Bill’s longtime friend, Eddie Belisle. Refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

For more information, call Dick Carlson at 508-939-0909. The club is located off the end of Third Street in Edgartown.

Munchkin Tennis Day at VYT

Vineyard Youth Tennis will host a Munchkin Day on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 10 am. The class will be for preschool and kindergarten aged children. From time to time, Vineyard Youth Tennis hosts these special days to introduce children to the sport. Regular classes are available to children at VYT once they are enrolled in the 1st grade. To register your child please call Jean at 508-693-7762. Space is limited.

Youth hockey

The Vineyard Peewees skated to a win and a tie in a Saturday doubleheader against Dennis-Yarmouth at Tony Kent Arena in Orleans.

In game one, Hunter Ponte racked up a hat trick to lead M.V. to a 6-1 win. Willson Slayton and Colby Zarba also scored for the Vineyard. Slayton and Jack Murray had assists.

David Krauthamer, Hailey Meader, and Willson Slayton were stellar on defense. Michael Metcalf was the stingy winning goalie. The teams skated to a 3-3 tie in the matinée.

Hunter Ponte potted a pair of goals and Willson Slayton scored once. Assists went to Meghan Sonia and Jack Murray. Joe Kershaw tended the twine backed by a solid defense led by Hailey Meader, David Krauthamer, Willson Slayton, and Cabot Thurber.

Lakers end Suns hot streak, Heat edge Bulls

The Lakers handed the Suns their first defeat of the RCBL hoops season, 92-89, and the Heat edged the Bulls, 84-83, Monday night at the Boys and Girls Club in Edgartown.

The Suns season-opening four-win hot streak came to an end as the Lakers held the league leaders to under 100 points for the first time this season.

Health Estrella led the Lakers with five treys and 23 points, followed by Jeff Labell (17, five three pointers), James Rolston (17), and Pat Rolston (15).

Asil Cash poured in 40 points for the Suns. Jade Cash drained 34 but struggled at the charity stripe (1 for 8). James Holenko had a quiet night but still hit double figures with 11 points.

In the nightcap, the Heat topped the Bulls in a game that was close throughout.

Tim Scott (25 points) and Lucas Brewer (21) were the top scorers for the Heat. The Bulls also had two sharpshooters, Luke Bettencourt (31 points) and Adam O’ Neal (26) who sank four and five treys respectivley. Jared Silvia added 11 points.

RCBL standings

Suns 4-1

Lakers 3-2

Heat 3-2

Bulls 0-5

EAC All Stars

The following Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School athletes were voted All Stars by the Eastern Athletic Conference.

Boys soccer: Rodrigo Honorato, Jack Roberts; Cross-country: Jeremy Alley-Tarter, Cooper Chapman, Mike Schroeder; Field hockey: Kathryn Antonsson, Tayla Kuehne, Kendall Robinson; Football: Mike Cutrer, Alec Tattersall, Brandon Watkins, Harry West; Golf: Katherine deBettencourt, Mike deBettencourt, Justin Smith.