MVRHS sports highlights



The Vineyarders qualified for the New England Public School Championships, to be held Saturday and Sunday at Sharon. The Purple and White will sail against Hingham, Sharon, North Kingstown, R.I., Falmouth, Maine, and Daniel Hand of Madison, Conn. Should the Vineyarders win the event, they will qualify for the National Invitational Team Race Regatta, May 25–26 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

M.V. defeated Barnstable 5-0 Friday in Oak Bluffs and lost 4-0 on Saturday to powerful Portsmouth Abbey (R.I.). The Vineyarders are 11-10 overall and 10-0 in the Cape and Island League with one league match remaining against Nantucket at home Thursday. Martha’s Vineyard is ranked 15th in New England and 7th among public schools. Most of the Vineyard losses this season have come against private schools ranked in the top 10 in New England.

The Vineyard girls sailed Saturday at the Hyannis Yacht Club in Herreshoff qualifying races and finished fifth out of seven schools. Katie Johnson skippered in A Division with Ellie Reagan as crew. Anna Flaherty and Zana Van Rooyen skippered in B Division with Maddie Moore as crew. Coach Andrew Burr liked what he saw. “They did well, I was very impressed,” he said.

In addition to the N.E. Public School Championships, the Vineyarders (girls only) will compete in the Cape and Island League Championships Friday in Nantucket; the Fleet Racing Championships Saturday at Bishop Stang in North Dartmouth; and the Team Racing Championships Sunday at Dennis-Yarmouth High School. Coach Andrew Burr will divide his deep team accordingly to cover all the events. He will take his most dominant squad to Sharon for the public school championships.

Track and Field

Maggie Riseborough and Shavanae Anderson represented MVRHS at the Coaches Invitational Saturday at Somerville High School.

Shavanae placed fifth in the triple jump with a personal best 35′ 4″. Maggie took fifth in both the discus (107′ 4″, personal best) and shot put (37′ 7″).

The Vineyarders will compete in the Eastern Athletic Conference league meet Thursday at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro.

Martha’s Vineyard (girls) 84, Coyle Cassidy 51

The Vineyard girls (3-3 overall, 2-2 EAC) downed the visiting Lady Warriors, May 8, on senior day to finish with two conference wins in a season for the first time.

The girls dominated the field events 39-15. Maggie Riseborough swept the shot put and discus events. Shavanae Anderson won the long jump and triple jump. She also won the 100 meters with a time of 13.4. Sabrina Repert placed first in the 400 meters (65.6) and Dana Jacobs won the 200 meters with a personal best 29.2.

Martha’s Vineyard (boys) 88, Coyle Cassidy 48

The Vineyard boys (5-1 overall, 3-1 EAC) wrapped up the home schedule with a senior day win on May 8, besting the visitors from Taunton in 11 of 16 events.

Jacob Lawrence won the 200 meters with a solid time of 23.6 and added wins in the 100 meters and long jump. Kevin Montambault took the 110-meter high hurdles in 17.4. Galen Mayhew finished second in both the high (17.6) and 400-meter low hurdles (62.2). Joe Turney won the javelin and matched Jacob Lawrence in the long jump with a leap of 19′ 6″.


Bishop Feehan 5, Martha’s Vineyard 3

The Vineyarders (7-8) rallied from an early 5-0 deficit but couldn’t pull off the comeback last Friday in Attleboro.

Freshman Jacob Cardoza got his first varsity hit, stole two bases and scored two runs. Andrew Wiley added an RBI single and a stolen base. Oscar Hansen kept the Vineyarders close by pitching a complete game, allowing three hits and striking out five.

The Vineyarders are still in the playoff hunt and played an EAC game at Somerset Berkley Wednesday afternoon. M.V. hosts Nantucket on Sunday at 3 pm and Bourne in the home finale on Monday at 3:15 pm.

Boys tennis

The Vineyarders entered four players to compete in the opening rounds of the MIAA Individual Singles and Doubles Championships last weekend at Cape Cod Academy in Marstons Mills.

The highlight of the weekend proved to be the play of Vineyard doubles tandem Ryan Sawyer and Justin Smith, who advanced to play in the Division 4 South Sectionals next weekend at Newton North High School. Sawyer and Smith, the Vineyard’s number two doubles team, drew the second seed and upset top seeded Will Kingsbury and Will Trebel of Duxbury, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.

In singles, 10th-seeded Kent Leonard and 13th-seeded Justice Yennie gave a good account of themselves before bowing out in the third round. Leonard defeated John Steinmetz of Nauset 6-0, 6-0 in the round of 64. He advanced to the third round, 6-1, 0-2, after Max Hagenburg of Seekonk withdrew, and he lost to Tyler Shibles of Barnstable 6-3, 6-2.

Yennie downed Peter Irwin of Falmouth, 6-1, 6-0, and Jared Brandso of Dartmouth, 6-1, 6-2, before losing to third-seeded Sonny Bisazza of Barnstable, 6-2, 6-0.