Football Defeats Bourne 48-14 for First Win

Junior Jacob Cardoza rushed for three touchdowns and sophomore Luke DeBettencourt scored his first varsity touchdown in the Vineyard football team's 48-14 defeat of visiting Bourne Friday night. The win was the first of the season for the Vineyarders, who are now 1-4. 

After last week's narrow 21-19 loss to Bishop Stang, the team was "disappointed, but not down," head coach Donald Herman said. "They [came] to practice, and they worked to get better--I like the mental approach of this team." 

Boys' Soccer Picks Up Tenth Win of Season

The boys' varsity soccer team continued its win streak this week with three victories, and is now 10-1-1 on the season. The streak has pushed them into the Boston Globe's top twenty teams for the first time this season; the team has not lost a game since its home opener against Nauset (another top twenty team). 

Football Drops Home Opener to Stang, 21-19

The Vineyard football offense made a solid appearance in the team's home opener against league opponent Bishop Stang Friday night, but it wasn't enough to take the win, with the Spartans holding on to a 21-19 victory. 

The loss marks the team's fourth of the season.

Boys' Soccer Earns 2-0 Win Over D1 Opponent

A highly anticipated match against a top-ranked opponent ended in victory for the Vineyard boys' soccer team, as the team defeated Barnstable 2-0 on home turf Saturday evening.

The team is now 7-1-1 on the season, with a 3-0 record in the Eastern Athletic Conference.

Boys' Soccer Evens Score With Nauset

After dropping their first game of the season to mainland rival Nauset, the boys' soccer team picked up a 2-0 win over the Warriors Saturday afternoon in their first home game of the season. 

"They'd been looking forward to playing at home," head coach Esteban Aranzabe said after the match. "We had a tough start against [Nauset]." But on Saturday, he said, "We knew the way they were playing, and we were ready for them." 

Boys' Tennis Postseason Ends With Loss to Cohasset

A strong Cohasset side defeated the young Vineyard tennis team last Thursday, taking the south section division three semifinal match 4-1. Freshman Finn Simpkins, playing at third singles, earned the Vineyard's lone win of the day. 

The team, seeded second in the bracket, closes their season with a 15-2 record. Cohasset, entering as the number three seed with a 17-2 record, went on to defeat Pope John Paul in the section finals, and advance to the state tournament itself.

Boys' Tennis Sweeps Norwell in Division Quarterfinals

The boys' tennis team cruised to its first postseason victory Monday afternoon, going 5-0 against visting Norwell in the quarterfinal round of the division three south section tournament. 

"I think everyone played well," head coach Josh Schaan said after the match. "People were being consistent. It was smart tennis being played." The Vineyard, seeded second in the south bracket, earned a first-round bye. Norwell was seeded seventh. 

The match lasted just under two hours, although the Vineyard had secured its team win well before. 

Boys' Lacrosse, Girls' Tennis Fall in Postseason

Two Vineyard teams saw their postseasons come to an end last week, with girls' tennis dropping its first-round match to rival Cohasset, and boys' lacrosse falling to number-three seed Hanover in the quarterfinals of the division three south section tournament.

The boys, seeded eleventh in the bracket, picked up a close 9-7 win over sixth-seeded Old Rochester on Thursday, but could not overcome the Indians' offense. The team lost 14-3, and finishes the season with an 11-9 record.

Three Vineyard Teams Head to MIAA Postseason

Both tennis teams and the boys' lacrosse squad will represent the Vineyard when Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association tournament play begins later this week. 

Boys' tennis is coming off back-to-back division three state championship titles, and enters the postseason with just one loss. The squad is 14-1, and received a number two seed in the division three south section bracket. They earned a bye in the first round and will play either Norwell or Sturgis Charter at home on June 2. Match time is at 3:30 p.m. at the newly christened Ned Fennessy tennis courts. 

Vineyard Track Takes Third in EAC Championship Meet

Senior captain Jeremy Alley-Tarter and freshman Livy Smith turned in winning performances Tuesday as the track and field squads traveled to Attleboro for the Eastern Athletic Conference championship meet. Alley-Tarter turned in a 1:57.6 in the 800-metre run to take first place. Smith picked up a victory in the 100-metre high hurdles with a time of 16.7 seconds, a feat particularly impressive since she only started running the event midway through the season. She was also second in the high jump and the 400-metre low hurdles. 

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