MVRHS sports highlights
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Several Vineyard teams were in action on Wednesday afternoon.
The Vineyard track and field teams, girls and boys, competed at home against EAC rival Bishop Stang. The girls edged the Spartans 69-67 and the boys ran away with an 87-49 win.
The girls grabbed the win with a strong performance in the field events, outscoring the Spartans 34-20.
Maggie Riseborough swept the shot put and discus. Ina Thigith took second in the shot and Grace Oslyn was third. Jessica Campbell was second in the discus.
Shavanae Anderson placed second in the long jump (15' 5") and qualified for the State Divison Meet with a second in the triple jump (32' 6").
On the track, Julia Neville won the 800-meters, running a season best 2:35. Sabrina Reppert won the 400-meters and Mariah Campbell took the 400-meter low hurdles.
The Vineyard boys held a 55-27 point lead after the track events and continued to pull away in the field.
Jeremy Alley Tarter set a school record with a 1:58.1 win in the 800-meters. Galen Mayhew was a double winner in the hurdles. Michael Schroeder won the mile in 4:41; Jacob Lawrence placed first in the 200-meters (24.5); and the Vineyarders won both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays.
Both the girls and boys tennis teams played Bishop Feehan in key Eastern Athletic Conference matchups. The girls traveled to Attleboro, and lost 3-2. Samantha Potter defeated Margaret de Pont 6-1, 6-1 at first singles while Julia Cooper and Annabelle Hackney bested Becky Laliberte and Katie McCourt 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-1) at first doubles. The second doubles pair of Katherine Donegan and Diamond Araujo lost in three sets to Ari Grande and Cara Lavallee 6-1, 2-6, 6-2. Annie Burton fell to Kayla Anghinette in a marathon second singles match 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3. Feehan's Katie McNulty defeated Dylan Brockmeyer 6-2, 6-3 at third singles.
The boys hosted the Shamrocks on the purple courts at MVRHS and won their 28th consecutive match, 5-0. The final score flattered the Vineyarders a bit as the Shamrocks gave the defending state champs a real battle at first and third singles. Natty Schneider used a strong net game to outlast Jack Lahiff 4-6, 7-5, 10-6. Justice Yennie won his 50th consecutive match but had to fight back from 2-5 down in the second set to pull off the 6-4, 7-5 win over Brendon Scanlon. Kent Leonard played his best match of the season in a 6-0, 6-0 win over Matt Ustas at second singles.
Both Vineyard doubles teams rolled to straight sets wins. Jackson McBride and Patrick McCarthy beat John Stanley and Hayden Miller 6-2, 6-2 at first doubles, while Justin Smith and Ryan Sawyer topped Kyle Mahoney and Will Stanley at second doubles 6-0, 6-1.
The Vineyard baseball team hosted Somerset Berkley and lost the EAC contest 10-3. The Raiders scored several unearned runs to get the win. Henry Gallagher pitched well in relief for the Vineyarders (3-5, 0-3 EAC) and got his first varsity hit. Aaron Lowe had a double in the fifth inning.
The Vineyarders competed Saturday at the Hyannis Yacht Club in the George O' Day fleet racing qualifiers. The event takes place in five venues throughout the region. The top three schools in each venue qualified for the finals Sunday at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Vineyard sailors placed fifth out of 11 schools. Cape Cod Academy of Osterville, Duxbury, and Tabor Academy of Marion were first, second, and third and moved on to Greenwich.
Despite missing the finals, the Vineyarders topped hosts Barnstable and proved to be one of the best public schools in the region.
"It's a difficult venue," coach Andrew Burr said, "There are a lot of powerhouses in the area. When you have CCA (Cape Cod Academy), Duxbury, and Tabor, you have to have your best day."
The Vineyarders sailed in 20 races, comprised of 10 sets of two races each. Raz Sayre skippered in Division A, with Anna Flaherty as crew. Doug Andrade was crew in the second set of races. Charlie Morano skippered races 1-2, 7-10 with Russell Shapiro in B Division. James Ulyatt was the B skipper in races 3-6.
The Vineyarders improved as the day went on and closed out on a high note as Charlie Morano finished up 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, and 2nd in the final four races.
Dartmouth 8, Martha's Vineyard 7
The Vineyarders (0-11) came close to picking up their first win of the season on Monday but fell to the host Indians.
The week ahead
With spring vacation past, the high school schedule is packed with home games in the coming week.
The Vineyard softball and baseball teams will play twinbills on Saturday against South Shore Christian Academy of Weymouth. The softball games are scheduled for 11 am and 1 pm, while the baseball contests are set to start at noon and 2 pm. The boys play EAC archrival Bishop Feehan Monday at 3:15 pm. The girls also play Somerset Berkley on Friday at 3:15 pm and Madison Park on Tuesday at 3 pm.
The Vineyard sailors will host Sandwich on Thursday at 3 pm and Monomoy of Chatham, Tuesday at 3 pm. In between, on Saturday, the Vineyarders will race against some of the top schools in the state at Tabor Academy in a meet with the host Seawolves, Duxbury, and Manchester Essex.
In lacrosse, the boys play Norwell Saturday at Dan McCarthy Field at 3 pm, while the girls host Falmouth Friday at 5:45 pm, Hingham Sunday at 11 am, and Bishop Stang Tuesday at 3 pm.
Turning to tennis, the boys will play Friday, time (TBA) against Somerset Berkley in an EAC match. The boys have a big road match with archrivals Cape Cod Academy, Tuesday at 4 pm. The girls play Somerset Berkley on Friday at 4 pm, Ursuline Academy of Dedham, Saturday at 2 pm, and Cape Cod Academy on Tuesday at 3 pm.
The month of May kicks off with a girls and boys track meet Wednesday at 3 pm against EAC powerhouse Bishop Feehan.