Eleven collegiate baseball players with the Martha's Vineyard Sharks need summer homes. Do you have room for a Shark?
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Martha's Vineyard starts its Little League season Saturday with a parade and games in Oak Bluffs, followed by more games around the Island. We'd love to see your photos from Opening Day: Just click the button to upload them to our gallery
Saturday in Oak Bluffs, Islanders will cheer the beginning of the 2013 Little League season. The annual Opening Day parade, complete with fire trucks, steps off at the police station at 10:30 a.m. with teams making their way up Circuit Avenue to Viera Park for 11 a.m. ceremonies. Members of the Martha's Vineyard Tactical Response Team who traveled to Boston to help with last week's bomber manhunt may be throwing out the first pitches for games beginning at noon, league official Phil Regan said. The park grill will be open serving hot dogs and hamburgers, according to the Little League website. After the ceremonies, Little Leaguers will travel to other Island ballparks to play more games Saturday, Regan said. Will you be at the parade and …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Martha's Vineyard Sharks collegiate baseball team is looking for host families for the summer 2013 season. The ball club pays a $500 stipend to host each player.
The Martha's Vineyard Sharks team, part of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, starts its 2013 season June 11 and is looking for families to host its 30 players this summer. According to hosting coordinator Doris Clark on the Sharks' blog provide a room with a bed, bedding and linens for each player, with access to laundry and kitchen facilities; "providing the players with food and access to the Internet is not mandatory but encouraged." Players arrive around June 1, and the season will runs until mid-August, although it may be extended in the case of playoffs. Read more about the players' summer schedule here. Host families receive a stipend of $500 for each player, according to the Sharks. If you're interested in housing a Sharks …
Monday, June 11, 2012
U.S. Military All Stars and Nashua Silver Knights beat the MV Sharks in this weekend’s home games
This weekend, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks suffered two losses as they opened the 2012 home season at Vineyard Baseball Park in Oak Bluffs. On Saturday, the Sharks lost 8-4 to last year's Futures Collegiate Baseball League champs, the Nashua Silver Knights. On Sunday, they lost 5-4 to the U.S. Military All Stars. According to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, “Ryan Brockett of St. Mary's College got the start for the Sharks and pitched four innings, giving up four earned runs on seven hits, with three strike outs and two walks.” On Sunday, after graduating with his class from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Ryan Fisher pitched an inning for the Sharks. General Manager, CFO and Owner Jerry Murphy credited Fisher and said, “Ryan did a …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Brown University's assistant baseball coach will be joining the collegiate baseball league next summer.
The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks are proud to announce the new head coach for the 2012 season. Mike O’Malley, Assistant Baseball Coach at Brown University in Providence, RI, will be at the helm for the Sharks second season. “I couldn’t be happier to have this opportunity to coach the Sharks. After their fantastic season last year, I am excited to be part of a great organization and help them continue on the right path” stated O’Malley. Mike O'Malley is in his third season as Assistant Baseball Coach at Brown University. O'Malley assists head coach Marek Drabinski with the Bear’s hitting, recruiting and also instructs the Bears’ infielders. He also serves as the Bears' baseball camps director throughout the year. In 2011, O'Malley was named …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Island's wooden-bat collegiate summer league ends its first season on a high note.
The Martha's Vineyard Sharks, the island's new wooden-bat collegiate summer league, concluded its first-ever season Wednesday night with a 23-21 record. The Sharks narrowly missed a spot in the Future Collegiate Baseball League playoffs, and yet still came out with an impressive catch. Sharks shortstop and second baseman Robbie Zinsmeister was awarded the league's Most Valuable Player award. "I had such a great time here, and I would really love to come back," Zinsmeister said.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The collegiate team will close out its inaugural season tonight at the Vineyard Baseball Park.
It was a long, hard-fought season, but in the end the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks dreams of playoff success were foiled last night by just one run. The Torrington Titans, of Connecticut, delivered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the hometown boys in front of a packed, encouraging crowd. The Sharks were down to the wire in their quest for post-season glory. Had they pulled out a victory Tuesday night, they also would have needed to win their final game of the season, which takes place tonight. That game will now be a friendly one, yet the Sharks say they hope to close out their tremendously successful first season with a win. They’ll take on the Titans on their home turf, Vineyard Baseball Park, at 5 p.m. Tickets to the final game of the season …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
It’s time to get gleaning! Plus, a can’t-miss baseball game and a film about Cape Wind.
1. It’s gleaning day! Help harvest excess food from farms, which will then be given to elders, low-income Islanders and community members in need. The gleaning is expected to take place at Morning Glory Farm from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Call Jamie, of the Island Grown Initiative, at 508-687-9603 to confirm the location and time. 2. The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks are wrapping up their season and battling for a spot in the playoffs. They’ll take on the Torrington Titans at Vineyard Baseball Park in Oak Bluffs at 5 p.m. in the hopes of fulfilling that quest. Tickets are $5, $3 for children. 3. “Cape Spin,” a documentary about the battle over Cape Wind, will screen at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer Film Series. Tickets are $…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Enjoy a "Night at the Museum" . . . at the museum, plus a family dance party and a chance to pick the brain of lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
1. Enjoy a “Night at the Museum” during a night at the museum. The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will present outdoor family movie night at 8 p.m. Bring a beach blanket or chair to enjoy the free screening. In the event of inclement weather, call the museum at 508-627-4441. 2. Noted lawyer Alan Dershowitz will lead a discussion on the First Amendment, “From Pentagon Papers to Wikileaks,” at the Chilmark Library at 5:30 p.m. 3. Dance your cares away! The free Family Dance-o-Rama, an all-ages dance party, will take over Nectar’s from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stop by to enjoy music, lights, bubbles and pizza from Flatbread. 3. The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks will take on the Torrington Titans at the Vineyard Baseball Park at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5, $3 for …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Three—count 'em—three ways to support and enjoy the West Tisbury Library.
1. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will screen “Le Quattro Volte (Four Times)” on at 8 p.m. at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. General admission is $10 or $7 for Film Society members. 2. The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks will take on the Torrington Titans at Vineyard Baseball Park in Oak Bluffs at 5 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for children. All Chilmark residents will be admitted for free. 3. The West Tisbury Library has a jam-packed day of events. First up, it’s holding the final day of its Art Works Benefit Show at the Shaw Cramer Gallery. More than 40 Island artists have donated work, the proceeds of which will benefit the library’s expansion. 4. At 5 p.m. the West Tisbury Library will host a free poetry reading with …