Bring on the playoffs


The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School spring sports postseason begins Thursday with the 19th-seeded softball team traveling to Holliston for a 4 pm MIAA Division 2 South Sectional preliminary round game against the 14th-seeded Panthers.

The girls tennis team drew the eighth seed and will open the MIAA Division 3 South Sectional with a home match Friday at 3 pm against ninth-seeded Westport.

The defending Division 3 state champion boys tennis team received the second seed and a first-round bye in this year’s tourney. The Vineyarders (16-1) play at home Monday at 3 pm against the winner of Friday’s preliminary round match between Bishop Connolly of Fall River and Seekonk.

The track teams, girls and boys, will take part in the MIAA state finals Saturday at Westfield State University. Last year, Maggie Riseborough qualified in the shot put for the prestigious All New England High School Outdoor Track and Field Championships to be held this year on June 8 in New Britain, Connecticut.