Sports Highlights

Dick Carlson. — Photo by Bob Delisle

Richard Carlson is skeet champ

Richard Carlson of Oak Bluffs captured the 2013 Rod and Gun Club’s skeet championship Sunday by hitting 47 out of 50 “birds” (47 x 50), edging out second place Bill Damora (46 x 50) of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, and third-place finisher Matt Tobin (45 x 50) of Chilmark. The competition was held under excellent shooting conditions with a slight breeze filtering off Sengekontacket Pond.

The Club’s annual trap championship will be held this Sunday from,noon to 3 pm on the club’s trap field. Non-members are welcome to compete as well.

Run for Jabberwocky

The fifth annual 5K Run For Jabberwocky is Saturday at 9 am at the FARM Institute at 14 Aero Avenue in Katama. A half-mile fun run for kids begins at 10:15.

Tee-shirts are guaranteed to the first 500 registrants. Water and snacks are provided. Prizes will be awarded for the top runners in each category. The

race is held rain or shine. There will be no refunds.

Limited parking is available behind the farmhouse at the FARM Institute. Runners should arrive by 8:30 am to ensure an on-time start.

Runners and walkers may pre-register online at or or in person at Camp Jabberwocky, located at 200 Greenwood Avenue in Vineyard Haven, Friday from 9 am to 12 noon. Race Day registration opens at 7:30 am. Pre-race registration fees are $25 for 5K runners and walkers and $12 for fun run and wheelchair racers. Race day fees are $30 and $15 respectively.

Vineyard Youth Tennis players excel

Vineyard Youth Tennis players excelled last weekend in two Island tournaments. In the USTA Tournament held at VYT, the results are as follows: Zak Danz, first place boys 14 and Under; Kelly Klaren, first place, girls 14 and under; Lizzie Williamson, second place, girls 14 and under; Victoria Scott, first place, girls 12 and under; Tatiana Ziff, first place, girls 12 and under; Hannah Rabasca, second place, girls 12 and under; Max Potter, first place, boys 12 and under.

In the Junior Club Championships, held at the Edgartown Yacht Club, the top results were: Victoria Scott, first place 14 and under singles and 12 and Under doubles; Spencer Pogue, first place, boys 14 and under singles; Paige and Molly Pogue, second place, girls 12 and under doubles; Paige Pogue, first place, 12 and under singles; Paige and Spencer Pogue, first place, 13 and Under mixed doubles.

Lifeguard Instructor Training Course

The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is hosting an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Training Course August 26–28 from 9 am to 4 pm. The class is $500, which includes instructor manuals and training. Students must be certified as a current Lifeguard and be at least 17 years old. Register online at Limited space is available. For more information, please contact Meghann at or call 508-696-7171, ext. 129.

The 22nd Oar and Paddle

The 22nd annual Oar and Paddle regatta for kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and stand-up paddleboards will be held Sunday, August 26, at the Little Bridge on Sengekontacket Pond in Oak Bluffs. The race will also have a category for paddling with your dogs. The race begins at 10 am. Registration is from 8:30-9:30 am. The entry fee is $25, which includes the post-race awards, barbeque, and tee-shirt. All proceeds are donated to The Friends of Sengekontacket. For more information, call Chick at 508-693-9727.

Holmes Hole sailing

Light air Sunday caused both the morning and afternoon races to be shortened to one trip around the harbor. Roger Becker’s C and C 24, Gloria, dominated the A Division, winning the morning race over Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, Jim Dixon in At Last, and Steve Besse in Apres.

Gloria also took the afternoon A Division race, besting Phil Hale in Wicked and Mo Flam in Trinity. Stormalong was fourth and Trinity placed fifth.

In the morning B Division race, Beck Colson skippered Silhouette to a win over Bow Van Riper in Tyche. Stuart Halpert in Providence topped the B Division afternoon race.

August 8 in the Thursday night series race, 14 boats came to the start line with 15-20 knot winds in Vineyard Haven Harbor. Stuart Halpert guided the Ensign Providence to a corrected time win. Dan Culkin in Magic Time was second, with Lisa and Dan Stout in Isabella taking third.