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.

Vineyard Masters Swimming Race to Finish at New Englands

The past two weekends have seen a strong showing from the Martha's Vineyard Masters Swim Team as they competed in the New England Short Course Championships. The group finished third of 18 squads competing in their division, and 33rd of all 64 teams at the event.

All-Star Basketball and Hockey Games to Feature Vineyard Athletes

The winter sports season has ended for Vineyard teams, but several individual athletes will compete in all-star games in the coming weeks. Girls' hockey sent three players to the Southeastern Massachusetts Girls Hockey League All-Star Game last month, with senior co-captain Callie Jackson and juniors Aubrey Ashmun and Olivia Ogden taking the ice for the Vineyard. 

The Cape Cod All-Star Basketball Games takes place this Sunday, March 16, in Hyannis. Each of the Cape games features 28 players from around the region. 

Boys' Basketball Takes 64-63 OT Loss To Spellman in Semis

In a game that came down to the final seconds, the Vineyard boys’ basketball team fell 64-63 in overtime to Cardinal Spellman in the semifinals of the division three south section tournament. 

Three busloads of Vineyard fans made the trip to Taunton High School for the game.

The Vineyard had met its match in terms of defense, with Spellman equally as aggressive on the boards and equally stifling on the court.

Boys' Basketball Set For Cardinal Spellman In Semis

Bring on the rematch.

The Vineyard boys' basketball team travels to Taunton High School on Wednesday to take on Cardinal Spellman in the semifinals of the division three south section bracket. Game time is at 5 p.m.

Three years ago, the Vineyarders faced Cardinal Spellman in the south section finals. That game went to triple overtime, with Spellman coming out on top, 88-85. 

This year, the two teams enter the semifinals with identical records (18-4). Spellman, the number two seed in the bracket, cruised to two easy wins over Hanover and Dedham in the early rounds. 

Boys' Hockey Exits Postseason After 3-1 Quarterfinals Loss

The varsity boys' hockey team saw its postseason come to an end Saturday night, as the Vineyard fell 3-1 to number three seed Medfield in the quarterfinals of the division two south section tournament, held at Asiaf Ice Arena in Brockton. 

A busload of Vineyard fans, including the varsity basketball team, and dozens of Island cars made the trip up for the game. This is the the third year in a row the team has qualified for the tournament; last year, the boys fell 4-3 in overtime in the quarterfinals. 

Vineyard Boys Defeat Wareham 73-53, Advance to Next Round

A punishingly fast offense and the best defensive effort of the season led the Vineyard boys to a resounding 73-53 defeat of Wareham Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the south sectional tournament. 

The game was never in question as the Vineyard jumped to a 21-5 lead after the first quarter. Wareham pulled within ten points in the third quarter, but ulitmately could not make up the difference. 

Junior Alex GordonBeck scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the offense. Seniors Navardo Anderson and Deshawn James scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Boys' Hoops Set For Wareham Tonight

The final home game of the postseason takes place today at 4:30 p.m.

Boys' basketball takes on playoffs rival Wareham in the quarterfinals of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association south sectional tournament.

The Vineyard enters as the number three seed in the bracket, with a 17-4 record. Wareham, seeded sixth, is 16-5.

Girls' Hockey Ends Season in Close 3-2 Loss

The Vineyard girls’ hockey team fell 3-2 to visiting Algonquin in the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association postseason tournament.

Both teams limited the other’s chances at scoring, with Algonquin stepping up pressure on Vineyard sharpeyes Callie Jackson, Sydney Davies and Aubrey Ashmun and the Vineyard returning the favor.

But Algonquin used some additional offensive pressure to beat out Vineyard keeper Jackie Hegarty in the first period, and kicked off the second with another score to make the game 2-0.

2-1 Overtime Win Sends Boys Hockey To Next Round

Vineyard head coach Matt Mincone had a feeling the hockey team’s first round playoffs game would go long.

And that’s just what happened Tuesday night as the Vineyarders defeated visiting Sandwich 2-1 in overtime before a roaring crowd. Just over two minutes into the extra time, senior co-captain Tyson Araujo swept the game winner past both a Sandwich defender and goalie Craig Hatfield to secure the Vineyard’s trip to the quarterfinals of the south section tournament.