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.

Boys' Basketball Defeats Norwell 69-51 in First Round

The Vineyard basketball team’s stifling defense returned with a vengeance Tuesday night as the boys kicked off the first round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Assocation postseason with a 69-51 defeat of Norwell. 

The Vineyard held Norwell to just three points—all on free throws—in the second quarter, and just 13 points overall in the first half.

Junior Alex GordonBeck led the offense with 15 points, and junior co-captain Tim Roberts notched 14. Senior Deshawn James scored all 12 of his points in the first quarter.

Postseason Seedings Announced, Tourney Action Begins Tuesday

The Olympics are ending, but competition is just heating up at the high school. Postseason action kicks off Tuesday evening as two Vineyard teams host back-to-back competitions. 

Boys’ basketball, seeded third with a 16-4 record, hosts Norwell at 4:30 p.m. Norwell is seeded eleventh, and is 10-10 on the season.

Boys’ hockey takes on Sandwich at 6 p.m. The Vineyard (13-5-2) is seeded sixth. Sandwich (8-7-3) is seeded eleventh.

Tickets for both basketball and hockey games are $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for adults.

Final Games of Regular Season Wrapped Friday Night

After two days of home action, the regular season concluded for Vineyard teams on Friday evening. 

Four Vineyarders Named to Girls' Hockey All-Star Team

The Vineyard girls' hockey team will be well-represented at this Saturday's Southeastern Massachusetts Girls Hockey League All-Star Game.

Senior captain Callie Jackson, junior forwards Aubrey Ashmun and Sydney Davies, and junior defender Olivia Ogden were all named All-Stars, and will compete at Gallo Arena. This is Ashmun's second All-Star game. She currently has 20 goals and 14 assists on the season.

Jackson has 19 goals and 16 assists on the season. Davies has 17 goals and 11 assists. 

Girls' Hockey Draws with King Philip, 3-3

Juniors Aubrey Ashmun and Sydney Davies notched a goal and an assist apiece as the Vineyarders split with nonleague opponent King Philip Regional High on Monday afternoon. The Vineyarders move to 10-5-3 on the season, and play their final game on Thursday at 4 p.m. against Marshfield. 

Davies took a feed from Ashmun early in the first to get the Vineyard on the board, but a late power play goal by King Philip evened the score. The Warriors took a 2-1 lead in the second period before senior captain Callie Jackson tied the game for the Vineyard. 

Basketball Teams Defeat Somerset

The Vineyard boys clinched a share of the Eastern Athletic Conference Title and the girls secured their spot in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association postseason tournament after wins against league opponent Somerset on Friday. 

The girls, playing on home court, cruised to a 60-32 win against the Raiders, with senior Kat deBettencourt leading the scoring. They enter the Bourne Tournament with a 10-7 record, and will play their final home game of the season on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. against Sabis International Charter School. 

Boys' Hockey Takes Third in Home Tournament

Last year the Vineyard boys' hockey squad won their home ice tournament, but history would not repeat itself as the 17th Annual Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Tournament kicked off over the holiday weekend. 

The team fell 5-3 to Lynnfield on Saturday and drew with a chippy Dennis-Yarmouth squad 4-4 during Sunday's consolation game. Westwood defeated Lynnfield 4-1 in the championship game to walk away tournament victors. 

Updated Presidents Day Weekend Sports Schedule

Several high school sports games scheduled for Saturday have been postponed in light of an evening blizzard forecast.

Athletics director Mark McCarthy said that the boys' hockey tournament, which begins tonight and continues Sunday, will go on as scheduled. The Vineyard plays Lynnfield at 7 p.m. tonight.

The varsity boys' basketball game against Danvers has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 16, at 2 p.m. 

The varsity girls' basketball game against Sabis International Charter School was postponed to Thursday, February 20.

Presidents Day Weekend Sports Preview

When you're not cheering for Team USA over the holiday weekend, head to the high school gym and the ice arena to root for the Vineyard. All varsity basketball and hockey teams are playing at home in the penultimate week of the regular season.

Games begin Friday afternoon as girls' basketball takes on league opponent Somerset Berkley at 4:30 p.m. The girls are 9-7 on the season; a win this weekend would put them into the postseason tournament.