Alley-Tarter and Smith Turn In Standout Performances at Weekend Invitational Meets

Two Vineyard athletes turned in standout performances during nonleague track meets this weekend, with senior captain Jeremy Alley-Tarter setting a new meet record in the 800-metre run at the Greater New Bedford Sunset Invitational Meet and freshman Olivia Smith earning MVP honors at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Freshman/Sophomore meet.

Girls' Tennis Picks Up Tough League Win

The girls' tennis team fended off a tough Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Friday afternoon, taking a 4-1 win over Bishop Stang to move to a 5-4 season record. 

Junior Charlotte Potter picked up the first Vineyard win of the day, going 6-0, 6-1 against Lauren Shallcrom at third singles. At first doubles, juniors Diamond Araujo and Avery Hazell went 6-2, 6-4 to put the team up 2-0 after the first hour of play. 

Track Squads Keep Eyes on States

The track and field squads hosted their first Eastern Athletic Conference dual meet Wednesday afternoon, taking on Somerset Berkley. Though both squads fell to the Raiders, several athletes posted times and distances qualifying them for the end-of-season state meet. Senior co-captain Jeremy Alley-Tarter, last year's division four state champion in the 800-metre run, will defend his title after taking first in Wednesday's race with a time of 2:05.6. Earlier this season, Alley-Tarter qualfied for states in the mile run. 

Busy Monday Afternoon Brings Mixed Results for Vineyarders

Home fields were abuzz with activity on Monday as several teams hosted nonleague opponents. 

JV Baseball Rallies for 8-6 Comeback Win

The junior varsity baseball team rallied for its first win in more than a year on Wednesday afternoon, defeating visiting Bishop Stang in an 8-6 comeback. 

Trailing 6-1 at the bottom of the fifth, the Vineyard buckled down on both offense and defense, notching seven runs in the final two innings while holding Stang scoreless. 

Freshmen Taber Caron and James Sashin led the offense; both had two hits while Caron also drove in three runs. Freshman Jack Sayre contributed three RBIs as well, and freshman Peter Engley had an RBI triple. 

Fraser Earns Hobey Baker Award

Senior hockey captain Brian Fraser received the Hobey Baker High School Character Award during a ceremony held April 7 at the TD Garden in Boston. 

He is the second player in the Vineyard program to earn the award, which was established in 2003 by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation. The foundation is best known for its annual award given to the top college player in the country in memory of Hobey Baker, one of the premier amateur hockey players of the sport's early days.

Down to the Wire, Sailing Team Defeats St. George's

The spring sailing season is barely underway, but the Vineyarders have already had a team milestone: last Saturday the team defeated St. George's (R.I.) for the first time in program history.  

"As far as team racing goes it was an awesome race, it came down to the wire," head coach Andrew Burr said of the St. George's win.  

In the best of five series, held in Newport, the Vineyard jumped out to a 2-0 lead. But St. George's won the next two races, setting up a final showdown between the teams. 

Softball, Boys' Tennis Off To 3-0 Starts

Two Vineyard teams are off to 3-0 starts after the first week of play, with boys' tennis and softball both unbeaten as they enter their first Eastern Athletic Conference games of the year. 

The young tennis team, with just one senior on the roster, rolled to its first two victories, sweeping visiting Norton last Wednesday and following it up with another 5-0 win over Fairhaven on Friday. Varsity newcomers Conner Downing, Max Hammond, Zak Danz, James Kelliher and David Webster picked up their first--and second--varsity wins. 

Girls' Lacrosse Earns First Home Win Over Whalers

The girls' lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season Saturday afternoon with a decisive 15-9 victory over visiting Nantucket. Senior Zoe Listro led the way in scoring with five goals and four assists, while senior captain Isabel Smith notched four goals and one assist. Junior Lucy Hackey and sophomore Lee Hayman scored two goals each with one assist. 

"Almost all of the goals had assists, which I like to see," head coach Betsy Dripps said. Coach Dripps added that the Vineyarders' team play and passing was improving with each game. 

Squirts Win Big in Championship Game

A young Martha's Vineyard Squirts 1 team carried the day last Wednesday as they defeated a seasoned Nantucket team in a 2-1 overtime win to take home the Cape & Islands championship trophy .

The Squirts closed their regular season with a 16-4-2 record, and defeated Dennis-Yarmouth 2-0 in their first playoff game last month. The team did not play for three weeks before their Nantucket match.

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