Tennis Team Suffers First Loss Since 2011

The boys’ varsity tennis team suffered its first defeat of the season against a tough Barnstable squad Monday afternoon. The Vineyarders had not lost a match since June of 2011. Senior co-captain Justice Yennie's 54-match winning streak also came to an end.

Lacrosse Earns First Win, Tennis Undefeated in Advancing Spring Season

Vineyard sports is back in full swing after a brief break over April vacation, racking up both first wins and losses for respective teams and turning out personal best performances. After a tough start to the season, the boys' lacrosse team has found its footing with two wins this week. The boys' tennis team, meanwhile, remains undefeated.

Tennis, Track Teams Undefeated; Sailing Squad Has Wind at Back

Home sports action picks up after April vacation on Monday with boys’ lacrosse taking on Dartmouth at 3 p.m. On Tuesday girls’ lacrosse hosts league opponent Coyle and Cassidy at 3 p.m., and sailing takes on Barnstable at the Sailing Camp Park at 3 p.m.

Spring Sports Take Center Stage

Spring sports began this week as boys’ tennis and girls’ lacrosse played their first matches of the season on Thursday against Dover-Sherborn. Scores were unavailable at press time.

Boys’ lacrosse takes on Fairhaven today at home at 4 p.m. Track and field hosts Abington in a dual meet beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

What follows is the first in a two-part preview of the spring sports season. Next week will spotlight girls’ tennis, baseball, softball and sailing.

Half Day at High School as Basketball Team Heads to TD Garden

There will be no lack of support for the Vineyard boys’ basketball team as they take on defending state champion Danvers in tomorrow’s Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association state semifinals. In fact, the whole school has been given a half day off to watch the home team play at the TD Garden in Boston.

Concussions: Island Serves as Model in Tackling Sports Injuries

Junior defensive end Aaron Lowe’s head hurt after the Sept. 15 football game against Bristol-Plymouth. It wasn’t the score of the game causing the headache — the Vineyard had just taken an exciting 28-26 win. Rather, Aaron had suffered a mild concussion after taking a hit during a routine play. Donald Herman, the seasoned high school football coach, noticed Aaron seemed a bit confused after the game and sent him to see athletic trainer Tania Laslovich. The next day Ms. Laslovich gave Aaron a cognitive test to determine the severity of the concussion.