Girls’ Soccer Digging In

The Vineyard girls’ varsity soccer team has faced tough nonleague competition in its first matches of the season, most recently dropping matches to the mainland powerhouses of North Plymouth and Barnstable.

Vineyard Football Touches Down

It’s still too early for the leaves of fall to be rustling, but other sounds of the season are already in the air: the impatient tweets of a whistle, garbled voices speaking through mouthguards, and the soft smack of a pigskin landing perfectly between two outstretched hands.

By IVY ASHE

It’s still too early for the leaves of fall to be rustling, but other sounds of the season are already in the air: the impatient tweets of a whistle, garbled voices speaking through mouthguards, and the soft smack of a pigskin landing perfectly between two outstretched hands.

Football season is back at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

High School Athletic Director is New, Yet Very Familiar, Face

In the span of 15 minutes, Mark McCarthy has coordinated school busses, fielded requests for the simple (a screwdriver) and the complex (more busses) and embarked on a search for a package of socks for the soccer teams that was supposed to arrive earlier in the morning. The socks are somewhere in Vineyard Haven — but they need to be at the high school before noon.

In the span of 15 minutes, Mark McCarthy has coordinated school busses, fielded requests for the simple (a screwdriver) and the complex (more busses) and embarked on a search for a package of socks for the soccer teams that was supposed to arrive earlier in the morning. The socks are somewhere in Vineyard Haven — but they need to be at the high school before noon. There are matches to be played later in the day.

Cross-Country Team Wins Big at Home

Unlike their fellow fall athletes, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School cross-country teams only get one chance a year to compete on home turf. Vineyard runners made the most of this Island advantage last Saturday at the fourth annual Vineyard Cross-Country Invitational — as evidenced by head coach Joe Schroeder’s happy exclamation upon seeing the results of the boys’ meet:

Unlike their fellow fall athletes, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School cross-country teams only get one chance a year to compete on home turf. Vineyard runners made the most of this Island advantage last Saturday at the fourth annual Vineyard Cross-Country Invitational — as evidenced by head coach Joe Schroeder’s happy exclamation upon seeing the results of the boys’ meet:

“Check it out, we’re number one!”

High School Sports Teams Post Big Wins as Season Progresses

Field hockey turned in an impressive performance last week, pushing their season record to 6-2-2 with wins against league opponent Somerset on Thursday and Notre Dame-Hingham on Saturday.

Field hockey turned in an impressive performance last week, pushing their season record to 6-2-2 with wins against league opponent Somerset on Thursday and Notre Dame-Hingham on Saturday. Angela DeBettencourt and Megan McHugh scored for the Vineyard in their 2-1 Somerset win, with Maggie Johnson assisting on both goals. Johnson turned in a goal of her own in the 3-1 Saturday victory, as did McHugh and Genevieve Hammond. The team plays Barnstable in an away match today, and takes on Nauset next Tuesday.

Much Activity by Dawn’s Early Light

At 5:45 in the morning, not much is stirring on the Island. Traffic is almost nonexistent, and even the light seems to move sluggishly, taking its time to stretch across the sky.

At 5:45 in the morning, not much is stirring on the Island. Traffic is almost nonexistent, and even the light seems to move sluggishly, taking its time to stretch across the sky.

High School Cross-Country and Football Teams Stay Undefeated

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School teams continue to roll through their fall season, with three undefeated squads competing at press time. Look for several home games during the coming week.

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School teams continue to roll through their fall season, with three undefeated squads competing at press time. Look for several home games during the coming week.

Sophomores Speak Out

February is Black History Month. It was first established in 1926 by Dr. Carter Woodson, a professor at Tulane University, who “strongly believed that documenting black history and educating the public were both vitally important ingredients to the progress of race relations and the progression of the lives of black Americans.” As a class, most of us believe that Black History Month is very important and that there should be more celebration and respect paid to black Americans. Today there has been a tremendous change for all citizens of America.

Graduates Win Approval to Wear Brazilian Colors

In a last-minute reversal of principal Stephen Nixon’s recent decision regarding appropriate graduation wear, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School district committee voted last night to allow seniors, Brazilian and otherwise, to wear personalized scarves over their graduation gowns.

The vote followed an impassioned speech from former high school student and recent Emory University graduate Alex Parker.

From Teacup Request to Tempest

From Teacup Request to Tempest

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