Sports Highlights


Soccer girls win 1, lose 1

The high school girls varsity soccer team won its first game of the year, October 12, at Whitinsville, 1-0. Even without half of its defensive lineup the girls fronted goalie Jennie Lindland well. Molly Fischer was especially strong in the defensive effort while Jessie Chandler, Maddie Hughes and Alayna Hutchinson keyed the offense.

Saturday, on Nantucket, the girls suffered their tenth loss against one win and four ties, 5-1.

Soccer boys lose

The Vineyard boys also lost their soccer game at Nantucket by the same 5-1 score and fell to 2-5-4 on the year.

Field hockey team ties

The MV field hockey team played the Whalers to a scoreless tie. Both Nantucket and the Vineyard have qualified for post-season play. MV’s record is 7-6-4.

New look at Cape Tech

Back in the Mayflower League days, not so long ago, Cape Tech gave the Vineyard all it could handle. They beat us almost as much as we beat them; the score was always close.Then the team called Cape Tech was a combination of the Vocational Technical school at Harwich and Harwich high school. Now the schools are separated and Harwich, with 350 students, has its own team as does Cape Tech with 701 students. MVRHS has 702 students.

RCBL gears up for a long season

The RCBL, Recreational Community Basketball League, will begin its winter-long season on Monday, November 8, in Edgartown with a double-header at the Boys & Girls Club, Edgartown. Commissioner Greg Rollins says there is still room for a player or two on some of the RCBL teams. If interested, come to the B&G on Monday, November 1, between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

On ice

The MV PeeWee State Playdown team will host North Attleboro in the first game of the state tournament this Saturday at 12:40 pm at the MV Arena. The team would appreciate strong vocal support in a game that should beclosely contested.

The MV Bantam team played Canal on Wednesday at the Arena and the Squirts play at Hetland in the stateplaydown tourney, Saturday.

The MVYH Cape & Islands PeeWee team was shutout by Nantucket, 3-0, at the Arena, Saturday. The team welcomed new member Nick Biscoff.

Friday, at Raynham, the MV Jr. High team lost to Yarmouth-Dennis, 3-0. The Islanders were led by the physical play of Joe Davies and key rushes by Greg McCarron and Andrew Wiley. They took 15 shots on goal to no avail. The team was without the services of Austin Moreley and Nick Vukota, but welcomed the return of Dorian Johnson. The team faces off against Ashland AA in Raynham Friday evening.