The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School field hockey team’s season came to an end Thursday afternoon after a hard-fought 1-0 loss against Cohassett.
At the final regular season game on Saturday, the field hockey team's seniors along with coach Lisa Knight, who is retiring after 32 seasons, were celebrated.


The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School field hockey team beat Mashpee 2-0 in their first post-season game on Thursday during the preliminary round of the MIAA south division two tournament.


Victory was in the air Saturday afternoon as five Vineyard sports teams hosted rival Nantucket at home under clear blue skies. Both of the varsity soccer teams shut out their Whaler opponents, while varsity field hockey and boys’ junior varisty soccer also earned wins. Junior varsity field hockey tied with Nantucket.

Regional high school students start classes later than usual this year, but the fall athletes are already on the fields preparing for the upcoming season. Mornings and evenings bring a flurry of activity to the quiet school campus as football, field hockey, cross country, soccer and golf shake off the summer haze and get down to business.

It’s a time of tryouts, when varsity and junior varsity teams are created, and a time of camaraderie as teammates work through drills and circuits. It is also exhausting.

Longtime regional high school field hockey coach Lisa Knight will be honored by the state of Massachusetts this Monday as she is presented with an Unsung Heroine Award by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.