Sports highlights


Surging Sharks

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks of the wooden bat Futures Collegiate Baseball League stood a half game behind first place Nashua with an 18-8 record heading into Wednesday night’s home game with the Torrington Titans. The Sharks are 16-4 after a 2-4 start.

The locals had defeated Torrington, 4-2, on Tuesday night in Connecticut. Righthander Bob Carbaugh of Seton Hill University (Greensburg, Penn.) went the distance, throwing a four-hitter with four K’s, to improve to 5-0. Third baseman Nick Campero was 2 for 3 with a double, two walks, and two RBIs.

At the midpoint of the season, Sharks outfielder Ryan Siegel of Mercyhurst leads the league in batting with a .403 average. Bob Carbaugh’s five wins are tied for first in the FCBL with Geoff Fisher of Nashua, but the Sharks righty has the better won-loss record (5-0 to 5-1) and lower ERA (2.00 to 3.31).

The Sharks hit the road for a big doubleheader with Nashua Thursday night and a game in Pittsfield on Friday. M.V. hosts the Seacoast Mavericks (Portsmouth, N.H.) on Sunday and the North Shore Navigators (Lynn) on Tuesday. Both games are 6:45 pm starts.

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MVRHS summer sports programs

The following summer sports programs are offered at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

Lacrosse with Michelle Ralph

July 8-11 and July 15-18, 9 am-12:30 pm; Ages 4-14; $249 non-resident, $115 full-time Island resident

Soccer with Garry Metters

July 9-12 and August 6-9, 9-11:30 am; Ages 5-11; $150

Basketball with Mike Joyce

Basketball Evening with Mike Joyce

Wednesdays from July 10-Aug 14, 5-7 pm; Grades 7-10; $125

Football with Don Herman

July 29-Aug 2, 5:30-7:30 pm; Grades 7-12; $100

Tennis with Lynn Puro

Weeks of July 29, August 3, August 12, August 19, 9 am-noon; Ages 7-17; $175

Track and Field with Joe Schroeder

July 15-19, 5:30-7:30 pm; Ages 8-14; $100

To sign-up, visit and click on Summer Programs. Download form and mail to Attention: Inez Montanile, P.O. Box 1385, Oak Bluffs, MA. 02557. Students may also sign-up the day of the event at the high school main office.

Summer ice

Girls summer hockey is back at the Martha’s Vineyard Arena. High school hockey is Sundays from 5-6 pm, July 21-August 25. Seventh and eighth graders are also welcome. Cost is $15 per session or $12 each if all sessions are paid up front. For more information, contact Andre Bonnell at 508-939-0788 or

Girls instructional hockey for players aged 9-14 will be held Tuesdays from 8-9 am, beginning July 23. The sessions are free. The Arena will be able to loan some equipment. For more information or to sign-up, contact Jane Elizabeth Taylor at 508-685-7308 or

VFA soccer

Coop de Ville rolled to a 6-0 win over Island Copper on Tuesday night at Veterans Park in the first of two matches on the evening schedule. Douglas DeAssis, McCoy Livingston, Tom Shockey, Filipe DeSouza, Tom Higgins and Paulo Miranda all scored for Coop. In the nightcap, top of the table Island Star defeated Atlantic Football Club, 6-1. John Marcal (2), Jason Larges, John Oliveira, Leandro Trindade, Daniel Moseley scored for Island Star.

Holmes Hole sailing

Morning and afternoon races were held on Sunday. Steve Besse captured the Division A morning race, guiding Apres to the win in 58:55. Jerry Goodale in Stormalong was second (59:56). Beck Colson in Silhouette won in Division B with a time of 56:46. John Stout in Isabella took second in 1:08.38.

In the afternoon, Frank Satulla guided Soma Holiday to the Division A win in 1:10.33, 15 seconds ahead of Michael Loberg’s Masquerade. Stuart Halpert’s Providence topped the Division B fleet in 1:07.32. Beck Colson in Silhouette was second (1:10.20).

The Independence Day Thursday night race was a nail biter, with the top five boats finishing less than a minute apart. Whit Hanschka skippered Sally to the win in 34:00.

Pete’s feat

Ten year old Pete Gillis of Oak Bluffs on Monday became the youngest player to make a hole in one at Farm Neck when he sank the shot on the 15th hole with a three wood.

Little League

The Martha’s Vineyard 11-year-old all-star baseball team competed last weekend with 10 teams from Southeastern Massachusetts in the Bourne Summer Fest. M.V. finished with a 3-1-1 record, losing in the championship game to a much larger and more experienced Dennis Yarmouth team, 3-2.

In the earlier games, the Vineyard tied Bourne 5-5, beat Sandwich 19-5, and swept Monomoy 9-0 and 8-2. Jared Regan, Jake Howell, and Peter Burke were the winning pitchers.

Players include: Colby Balboni, Harold Lawry, Jeremy Regan, Miles Sidoti, Joe Serpa, Mike O’Brien, Summer Cardoza, Ryan Scanlon and Owen Bresnick.

The M.V. Elevens will host a twinbill against Bourne on Saturday.

The Vineyard nine-year-old team traveled to Sandwich on Sunday for their first tournament.

In the opener, the 13th ranked Vineyard upended third ranked Falmouth, 6-2, thanks to Keaton Aliberti’s complete-game one-hitter, shut down defense from Finn Lewis, and ten hits.The Vineyard pounded out 20 hits in an 18-10 win over Cohasset. Andrew Marchand and Matthew Moore combined for seven RBIs.The Vineyarders met their match in the semifinals, falling to top seed Milton, 9-2.