Sports highlights

MVRHS girls hockey auction

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls hockey auction is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, at the Rod and Gun Club off of Third Street in Edgartown. The festivities get underway at 7 pm. There will be hors d’ouevres and a cash bar. The live auction begins at 9 pm. The cost is $25 per person.

VYT Tennis Extravaganza

Vineyard Youth Tennis will host the Tennis Extravaganza from January 30 to February 2. The event benefits the VYT Youth Tennis Scholarship and Activities Program.

Competition will consist of women’s and men’s doubles played in A, B, and C Divisions. Teams will play in their respective divisions a series of round robin matches. Each match will be a total of five to seven games (depending on the number of teams) with No-Ad scoring.

Group matches begin on January 30 at 6 pm. A cocktail party, silent auction, a tennis exhibition will take place February 2 at 5 pm.

The entry fee is $100 per team. High school aged juniors are $80 per team. Entries close on January 28 at 6 pm. Group starting times will be available on January 29 after 5 pm.

To view times and for more information, call 508-693-7762 or visit

VYT holds first winter USTA tourney

Vineyard Youth Tennis held its first ever winter USTA tournament last weekend with 16 children participating. Zak Danz won one of the Boys 14 and under flights with Benny Binder coming in second. Spencer Pogue won the other Boys 14 & under flight and Jack Garrett took second.

In the girls 14 and under division Kat Roberts won her flight easily. Kelly Klaren finished second. The girls 12 & under division featured some newcomers to the USTA tournament circuit. Victoria Scott came in first and Hannah Rabasca, in her first USTA Tournament, placed second.

VYT will hold a second USTA tournament on March 16 and 17 with the same categories.

Friday Night Team Tennis

The first place Smokin’ Aces defeated the Fireballs in the first match of the evening on Friday, January 11, by the score of 19-16. Steve Mussell and Leo McHugh got the Fireballs off to good start by defeating the Aces duo of Shawn Schofield and Tom Sodini, 5-3.

On the women’s side, Smokin’ Aces Wendy Soldini and Lynn Blake defeated Rob’n Musell and Paula Rego 7-1. The two teams split the mixed doubles matches.In the nightcap, the Alley Cats won their second consecutive match by edging the Hard Courts, 18-17. The closest set of the match was in the mixed doubles match between Tammy King and Skip Dostal of the Hard Courts and Megan Farrell and Tjark Aldeborgh of the Alley Rats. After many hard fought points, Skip and Tammy prevailed, 7-4.

Marilda and Todd Hollister came out on top for the Alley Rats in the other mixed doubles match, 7-2.

The Poachers and the Tiebreakers both had byes.


Smokin Aces 3-1 Fireballs 2-2 Alley Rats 2-2 Tiebreakers 2-2 Poachers 2-2 Hard Courts 1-4


The Suns contiunued to set the pace atop the RCBL standings with a 94-87 win over the fading Heat.

Jade Cash led the way with 30 points, followed by Asil Cash (22 points, including six treys), Sterling Bishop (20), and James Holenko (10).

All six Heat players in the lineup reached double figures. Tim Scott rang up 21 points, Matt Gebo scored 17, Lucas Brewer 16, Jason Dyer 14, John Netto 12, and Cody Brewer, a presence in the paint all night, had 10.

The Lakers stayed two games behind the Suns by rallying from six points down in the final period to edge the Bulls 96-93.

Lakers captain Heath Estrella was the high scorer for the victors with 21 points. Damon Mello totaled 16 points, Jeff Labell scored 15, and James Rolston had 14. The Lakers helped their cause mightily at the charity stripe, shooting 21 for 28 as a team. Heath Estrella was 10 for 12, James Rolston 7 for 8, and Jason O’ Donnell 2 for 2.

Brant Silvia of the Bulls poured in 38 points to finish as the game’s leading scorer. Luke Bettencourrt and Jaron Schilling scored 12 points each. Adam O’ Neal had 10.

RCBL standings

Suns 8-1

Lakers 6-3

Heat 3-6

Bulls 1-8

Vineyard Peewees sweep Gateway

The Vineyard Peewees played at Hetland Arena in New Bedford on Sunday and swept a doubleheader over Gateway of Wareham with a pair of shutouts.

Goalies Joe Kershaw and Michael Metcalf tended the twine to perfection to earn the two wins.

Hunter Ponte notched a hat trick to lead the Vineyard to a 6-0 win in game one. Colby Zarba tallied twice and Layla Buckley once. Jack Murray picked up three assists. Ponte and Meghan Sonia each had one.

M.V. capped off the day with a 4-0 win in game two. Meghan Sonia, Layla Buckley, Colby Zarba, and Hunter Ponte scored the Vineyard goals. Assists went to Layla Buckley and Jack Murray (2).

Hailey Meader, Zack Vukota, Willson Slayton, and David Krauthamer anchored the stingy Island defense.

Girls travel basketball

The 7th grade girls hosted Rochester and Barnstable in the Bluffs over the weekend and came away with two victories. Devin Hill scored 14 points and Kat Roberts added seven to lead M.V. over Rochester on Saturday, 21-14.

Sunday, the girls beat Barnstable 27-17, Kat Roberts had the hot hand with 14 points, Devin Hill scored five, and Meghan Sawyer had four. The girls are currently tied for second place in the Cape Hoops league with a record of 8-2.The 8th grade girls notched a big home win Saturday over second place Dartmouth to move into fourth place in the Cape Hoops League with two weeks remaining. The Vineyarders methodically took apart Dartmouth’s defense by beating them from the inside and the outside in a 44-31 win. Erin Hill scored 21 points, had five blocks, and held Dartmouth’s best players to only two points a piece. Molly deBettencourt lit up the hoop from the outside and scored 14 points. She also dished out several assists into the paint.

The girls played Wareham on Sunday and romped to a 42-6 win. Erin Hill scored 19 points, Whitney Schroeder had 11, and Julia Bettencourt added eight.

The 8th grade girls host Rochester at the Oak Bluffs School on Saturday at 1pm.

Interscholastic hoops

The Edgartown boys took advantage of a flu-depleted Tisbury line up and beat the Tigers on Tuesday, 55-22. Ennis Foster led the way for the Eagles with 17 points and Nick Bond scored 16, even though both saw limited playing time. Daniel Gaines played well off the bench with seven points. Paulo Pereira was stellar on defense player and made several heads-up passes, rebounds, and steals.

Top scorer for Tisbury was Cody Chalifoux with 10 points.

The Lady Eagles also tamed Tisbury, 54-25. Erin Hill and Megan Sawyer played only half of the game but topped the scoresheet with 32 and 14 points respectively. Kelsey Fiske, Kiana Casey, and Alana Morris also scored for Edgartown. Sarah Felix, Lucy Ulyatt, Rebecca Lima, and Kiana Casey were defensive standouts for Edgartown.

Elizabeth Williamson scored seven points for Tisbury. Amanda Bernard had five and Patricia Oliveira added four.

The Oak Bluffs girls beat visiting Edgartown, 25-20, on January 9, in battle of unbeatens. Molly deBettencourt scored 14 points to lead the Blazers (4-0). Erin Hill had 10 points for Edgartown (3-1).