Sports Highlights


Shotgun shoot competition

The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club will host its annual fall shotgun shoot Sunday from 10 am to 2:30 pm. The shoot provides a warm-up to the two-week deer shotgun season that begins on Monday, Dec. 2.

Competitive events include shooting at a deer target set at 60 yards for slug shotguns with both open and scoped sights, shooting at a bull’s-eye target and an “over the shoulder” five shot trap shoot. The best score in these three events will determine the club’s “2013 Top Gun Champion.”

The competition is open to members and the public. A small entry fee will be charged. Spectators are welcome to watch for free. The club is located at the end of Third Street off Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Edgartown.

Interscholastic hoops

The Edgartown Lady Eagles began their season November 20 with a 37-17 victory over the Tisbury girls. Sixth-grader Devin Hill led Edgartown with 13 points, followed by Meagan Sawyer with six. Kianna Casey, Claire Naughton, Caitlin Patnaude, and Alana Morris had four each. Lizzie Williamson had nine points for Tisbury, while Lilly Piggot had eight.

The Edgartown boys scored a decisive 50-16 victory over West Tisbury. Mercer Kelly and Lukah Veira scored 12 points apiece, with Curtis Fournier adding 10.

Youth tennis

Samantha Potter won the girls 18 and under tournament at the Riverside Club in Rhode Island last weekend. Sam beat the top seed, Ashley Avery, 6-0, 6-0, to take home the championship. Samantha should be ranked in the top 60 in New England when the new rankings come out.

The annual Pros Award was presented this past week to two deserving tennis players at the Vineyard Youth Tennis Center. For the first time ever, two players tied for the award. Edgartonianas Victoria Scott and Lizzie Williamson shared the honors. The award is presented to the junior who displays dedication, passion and love for the game, not to mention attendance, tournament and ladder play. Both girls will receive a one-week paid tennis camp as well as their name on the perpetual plaque in the VYT Lobby. Past winners of the award have been Reid and Justice Yennie, Kat Roberts, Kelly Klaren, Kent Leonard, and Samantha Potter.

Youth hockey

The Vineyard Bantams skated to a 4-4 Neponset Valley League tie with JW Blue. Wilson Slayton tallied twice, once assisted by David Krauthamer. Hunter Ponte also scored. Cabot Thurber set up Jacob Gundersen, who threaded the needle through the five hole.

The PeeWees won three games over the weekend. M.V. topped Oliver Ames of North Easton 2-1 on Friday night. Hunter Meader scored both goals. Jackie Pizzano and Pete Gillis assisted on both. Goalie Mike Metcalf was superb tending the twine.

Saturday, the Vineyard swept a doubleheader over Lower Cape at the MV Arena. The hosts took game one, 6-2. Alexa Pil, Jackie Pizzano, and Jackson Pachico each scored their first goals of the season. Ian Trance and Hunter Meader each had a goal and an assist, while Joe serpa added a goal and two assists. The Vineyard took game two, 7-0. Mike Metcalf earned the shutout in net. Hunter Meader and Pete Gillis each had two goals. Ian trance, Alexa Pil, and Hoffie Hearn chipped in with one apiece. Felix Colon, Josh Dix, and Patrick Dutton all had assists.

The Vineyard Squirts 2’s hosted Weymouth Sunday and skated to a 2-2 tie. Caroline Kelleher put the biscuit in the basket from Charlie Lakis and Jack Walsh streaked the length of the ice to score shorthanded.

Youth travel hoops

The 8th grade girls travel basketball team played last weekend in a Turkey Tournament hosted by the Freetown-Lakeville Youth Basketball program.

Saturday, the girls fell, 24-20, to a tough Bridgewater team. The Vineyard used a smothering defense to roar back from an eight-point halftime deficit with an 11-2 spurt to start the second half. Bridgewater hit some key shots in the final minute to regain the lead and won out at the charity stripe. Devin Hill was high scorer with eight points, followed by Molly deBettencourt with 7.

Next up was Cape Hoops League foe Lakeville. Molly deBettencourt poured in 18 points to lead M.V. to a 37-21 win. Devin Hill had six points and team newcomer Clare Naughton added four.

The girls wrapped up the tourney Sunday with a great defensive effort in a 35-14 win over archrival Dartmouth. Devin Hill led the way with 15 points. Kat Roberts was hot from the outside, scoring nine. Molly deBettencourt added six more to go with 15 assists.

The girls begin regular Cape Hoops League play on December 7.

RCBL week three

The Bulls improved to 2-1 with a 94-84 win over the Lakers (1-2) Monday night at the Boys and Girls Club in Edgartown. Brant Silvia scored 34 points for the Bulls, clearing 30 for the third straight week. Ben Ford had 23 and Jared Silvia, 17. Sterling Bishop was the leading Laker with 26 points, while Damon Mello added 14.

The Heat (2-1) downed the Suns (1-2), 96-72, in the nightcap. Tim Scott scored 20 points for the Heat. Lucas Brewer had 19, John Neto 18, and Will Fielding, 16. Jade and Asil Cash led the Suns with 26 points each. Paul Linderson added 11 more.

Makos swim at USA meet

Galya Walt, Lia Potter, and Renee Goodale of the Vineyard YMCA Makos swim team competed last weekend at the USA Swimming meet at MASS Maritime.

Renee took second place in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 36:56 She placed seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:18.92); ninth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:31.86); 15th in 100-yard freestyle (1:02.34); and 20th in the 500-yard freestyle (6:13.70).

Lia swam in four events, placing 15th in both the 200-yard individual medley (2:38.51) and 50-yard freestyle (29:01). She was 18th in the 100-yard freestyle (1:03.12) and 25th in the 500-yard freestyle (6:48.00).

Gayla placed 15th in the 500-yard freestyle (6:45.16) and 19th in the 200-yard individual medley (2:47.90). She finished 26th in both the 100-yard freestyle (1:08.77) and 50-yard freestyle (30:33).

The Makos next league Sprint Meet will be December 8 at the Percy Walker Pool in Duxbury.