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.

Boys' Tennis Advances to State Finals

The undefeated high school boys' tennis team picked up their 22nd win of the season Monday afternoon with a 4-1 victory over Weston, punching their ticket to the Division 3 state finals in the process.

Junior Justice Yennie, who kept his own unbeaten streak alive, picked up the first win of the day at third singles. The second doubles team of juniors Ryan Sawyer and Justin Smith dropped their match to put the score at 1-1, but first doubles duo Jackson McBride and Natty Schneider put the Vineyard back in the lead.

Tennis Battle Wages On

The girls' tennis team is locked in a semifinals showdown against Cohasset, as play continues well into the evening. The winner of the match advances to the finals of the MIAA Division 3 South Section tournament. As of 6:40 p.m., the score was tied 1-1 with three matches yet to finish.

Both doubles matches went to three sets and lasted over three and a half hours, with Julia Cooper and Annabelle Hackney winning 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 and Alyssa Adler and Dylan Brockmeyer falling in three sets, 7-5, 3-6, 1-6.

Vineyarders Rack Up Wins All Around

As the second month of winter sports gets under way, all four regional high school varsity teams maintain their winning records, with boys’ basketball still undefeated. The boys play Bishop Feehan at home tomorrow at 3 p.m. Girls’ hockey will also be on home ice tomorrow, taking on Hanover/Cohasset at 12:30 p.m.

It’s Just a Matter of Hitting the Round Sliotar with a Flat Hurley

Students in Elaine Weintraub’s Irish history class at the regional high school took their studies outside on Monday, trying their hand at one of the oldest sports in the world, the Gaelic game of hurling.

On the Ice and the Hardwood Vineyarder Girls and Boys Excel

The Nan Rheault Invitational tournament takes place this weekend at the MV Arena, spotlighting the girls’ hockey teams. Boys’ hockey and boys’ basketball also have home games.

Vineyard Teams Keep Winning As Regular Season Winds Down

Both varsity hockey teams play on home ice Saturday in a pair of league matchups, with the boys playing their last Eastern Athletic Conference game of the regular season. Be sure to support the girls’ basketball team during one (or all) of their three home games this week. The team plays at 4:30 p.m. today, Tuesday and Thursday.

Promise of Spring for High School Teams

This is the second installment of the high school spring sports preview. A preview of the baseball team will appear in next week’s Gazette, along with game recaps from the first week of the sports season.

Winter Sports Wrap, Teams Start Strong

The boys’ basketball and hockey teams extended their win streaks this week as league play continued for the Vineyarders. Though the girls’ teams split their games, all of the varsity squads hold winning records at the season midpoint.

Boys’ Basketball Clinches Conference

It may not yet qualify as a dynasty, but the boys’ basketball team has clinched their third Eastern Athletic Conference title in as many years. The Vineyarders defeated Bishop Stang 61-47 Wednesday in the last league game of the season, finishing with a 7-1 record in the conference.

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