Tennis Teams Rocking, Softball Squad Rolling, Lacrosse Rebuilding

Though the weather has been slow to warm, spring sports are heating up at the regional high school. The boys’ lacrosse team took a 16-3 loss to Weston, last year’s number eight MIAA seed, in their first home game of the season. Playing tough nonleague opponents, however, is a crucial part of the lacrosse program, said head coach Chris Greene.

Vineyarders Post Wins on Every Surface

Stormy, soggy weather forced the cancellation of several of this week’s games, but the Vineyarders made the most of their limited time on the fields and courts. Most teams have next week off for spring break, although baseball will take to the road for three games and boys’ lacrosse plays Monday and Wednesday at home.

Spring Sports Teams Ready to Rumble

After two weeks of tryouts and preseason practices, the spring sports season is underway at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Boys’ lacrosse, track, and the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams all had their first games and matches this week (scores were unavailable at press time), with baseball, softball, girls’ lacrosse and sailing kicking off over the weekend and into April.

Boys Win Hoops Conference

The Vineyard boys’ basketball team wrapped up the Eastern Athletic Conference (EAC) title in Attleboro on Thursday with a 55-53 squeaker over Bishop Feehan. Randall Jette led all Vineyard scorers with 22 points, with Del Araujo and T.J. VanGervan pitching in 13 and 11 respectively.

The win comes on the heels of another conference win last Friday night over Bishop Stang, 75-63. The Vineyard is 12-2 for the year and a league best 7-0 against EAC opponents.

Regional High School Paper Wins Top Award

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School student newspaper won top honors last weekend in the New England Scholastic Press Association’s scholastic journalism competition.

For the third time in six years, The High School View finished in first place in the All-New England category (Division III) in the press association’s annual competition.

Tennis Season Ends in Dramatic Fashion

They are one of the most successful Vineyard teams of the year, their record only surpassed by their undefeated male counterparts and the 21-3 boys’ basketball squad. They won a second league title in the Eastern Athletic Conference; their only two regular-season losses came at the hands of Barnstable, an undefeated Division 1 powerhouse.

Vineyarders Not Dampened by Rain

Rain postponed a few home games this week, but it did not prevent a number of Vineyard successes: the boys’ tennis and sailing teams qualified for the postseason, while track athletes saw individual victories over the weekend.

Of particular note in home games this week is the girls’ lacrosse nightcap tonight against Wayland. Play begins at 6:15 p.m.

Softball also competes at home today, taking on Bishop Stang at 3:15 p.m.

Sailing

Vineyard Teams Awash in Titles, Tourneys

Two Vineyard teams, boys’ tennis and girls’ lacrosse, clinched Eastern Athletic Conference titles this week. Both are undefeated in league play this season, and boys’ tennis has not lost at all.

Softball plays three home games this week, taking on Advanced Math and Science Charter School in a double header tomorrow (play begins at 11:30 a.m.), Randolph on Monday at 3:15 p.m., and Chatham on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.

High School Teams Off to Good Starts as Spring Season Begins

Girls tennis and boys lacrosse and baseball will all play home games this week before the start of April vacation, with tennis taking to the courts today at 3 p.m. and the boys’ teams playing tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

Baseball

The Vineyarders’ baseball record stands at 1-0, despite playing two games. After traveling to Plymouth South last Wednesday and completing 11 scoreless innings, the teams were forced to reschedule the rest of the game.

Island Baseball, Lacrosse Teams Advance

Baseball and boys’ lacrosse advanced to the postseason this week, joining both tennis teams and girls’ lacrosse in the state tournament. Softball remains in the hunt for a tournament spot with two games yet to play.

Baseball

The team secured its first postseason berth in 10 years with a 9-1 win over Nantucket on Saturday. After a win over Chatham on Wednesday, they moved to an 11-7 (4-4 in the EAC) season record with one remaining game still scheduled for today.

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