The high school teams move into the last days of regular-season play this week, so be sure to come out and support the Vineyarders on their home turf! With the exception of track and field, each team has at least one home game.
The Vineyard girls fell to EAC opponent Bishop Stang last Friday, taking a 14-6 loss to the Spartans. Crystal Miske went three for four with a triple, while Jillian Sedlier and Micheli Lynn were two for three. Micheli also contributed a triple.
Games against Falmouth and Bishop Feehan this week were rained out. The team is 6-7 overall and needs four more wins to qualify for the post season. They will play seven games in the next eight days, beginning with an away game at Bourne today.
Softball’s next home game will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against Sturgis, followed by a Monday rematch with Bourne at 3 p.m.
After beating the Chatham Blue Devils 12-1 last Thursday and moving to a 4-9 season record, the boys returned home to take on EAC opponent Bishop Stang.
Pitcher Ben Ciciora turned in a complete game for the Vineyard, striking out eight and giving up three earned runs. Will Stewart put the team up in the fifth inning with a two-run single, but Bishop Stang came back in the sixth and seventh to take the game 5-3.
The team is now 4-10 on the season, and plays Bourne today at home at 3:15 p.m. Their final home game will be on Wednesday against Chatham at 3:15 p.m.
The boys played a double header against EAC opponent Bishop Stang last Friday, making the most of a sunny afternoon. Time constraints forced the match to be played not in the standard best-of-three-sets format, but rather in an eight-game pro set. Despite the change in format, the Vineyarders made short work of the Spartans, winning every game.
In the second Stang match, sophomore Sterling Meacham played his first varsity set, deadlocking at 5-5 with opponent Jon Bedharz before winning the next three games for the victory. Sean McAndrew also took to the varsity courts for the first time, pairing with Ryan Sawyer at number two doubles for an 8-1 win.
Playing in the number two singles spot, sophomore Kent Leonard rattled off 32 consecutive points for an 8-0 win in what coach Ned Fennessey described as a “golden” pro set.
Seven players participated in last weekend’s MIAA Boys’ South Sectional Individual Tennis Tournament in Barnstable, with four Vineyarders moving past the initial round. Singles player Reid Yennie, seeded in a number one slot in division four, moved to the semifinals by defeating opponents from Dighton/Rehoboth and Plymouth North. Number two seed Kent Leonard also advanced, as did number-one-seeded doubles team Jackson McBride and Patrick McCarthy.
The girls took on league opponent Coyle & Cassidy last Thursday, winning 4-1 for their sixth EAC victory. The team is now 9-1 on the season and undefeated in EAC play.
At first singles, Annie Burton fell 4-6, 3-6. Dylan Brockmeyer, playing in the number two spot, fought her way to a 7-5 win in a long first set with opponent Kristen Carbone before taking a relatively easy 6-1 win in the next to seal the match.
Julia Cooper and Annabelle Hackney blanked C& C 6-0, 6-0 in the number one doubles slot, while Wendy Winn and Michaella Gaines won their match with 6-1, 6-1 scores.
On Friday, the team took on Bishop Stang for their second 4-1 league win of the week. Of particular note was Alyssa Adler’s 6-0, 6-0 win at third singles.
Four Vineyard players participated in the MIAA tournament this weekend. Annie Burton moved past the first round, defeating her Sandwich opponent 6-1, 6-0, but fell to Barnstable’s number one player, Kristen Donnelly, in the second round, 4-6, 3-6. Doubles team Camy Fernandez and Wendy Winn lost to their Old Rochester opponents 3-6, 4-6.
Dylan remains in the tournament after winning the first two rounds, defeating Jasmine Opie of Barnstable 6-2, 6-4, and Cape Cod Academy’s Kate Burleson 6-3, 6-4. The girls take on Westport today at home, and play their last home match Wednesday against Sandwich.
Decisive wins over opponents Dartmouth and Bishop Feehan last week move the Vineyard girls to a 9-5 record (5-1 in the EAC). They will play their last home game of the season against rival Scituate today at 3 p.m.
Goalie April Hargy turned in her best performance yet against Bishop Feehan, allowing only five goals and making 10 saves. Captain Molly Fischer notched five goals for the Vineyard, while Alayna Hutchinson led the team in assists (eight total). Nine Vineyarders scored for the team, making the final tally 20-5.
The boys posted a 6-4 victory over Bishop Stang on Tuesday, and are now 7-12 on the season. They will take on Nantucket in a home game this Saturday. The game begins at 12:30 p.m.