MVRHS sports highlights


Track and field

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls and boys track and field teams competed Saturday at North Reading High School in the MIAA Division 4 meet.

Maggie Riseborough won the shot put with a throw of 37′ 11.25″, while Jeremy Alley-Tarter improved on last year’s second place finish to win the 800 meters in 1:58.07.

Shavanae Anderson placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 33′ 11″. The Vineyard 4 x 800 relay team of Kyle Joba-Woodruff, Michael Schroeder, Isaiah Maynard, and Jeremy Alley Tarter placed fourth in 8:34.84. Jacob Lawrence took fifth in the 200 meters with a time of 24.10. Joe Turney threw the javelin 153′ 1″ to finish ninth.

The Vineyarders compete in the MIAA state finals Saturday at Westfield State University.

Boys tennis

The Vineyarders completed a season sweep of the Dover-Sherborn Raiders May 23 in Oak Bluffs. Dover-Sherborn finished the regular season at 14-2, while Martha’s Vineyard is 16-1. M.V. defeated the Raiders in the MIAA Division 3 South Sectional final last year.

The teams began play by completing a rain-suspended match begun March 28 in Dover on the opening day of the season. The Vineyarders carried over a 2-0 lead and wrapped up the best-of-five match when Kent Leonard, up 3-1 in the decisive third set over Christian Baker when play was halted, won three straight games to win 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

With the win in hand, the third singles and second doubles matches were left incomplete and the teams proceeded directly to the regularly scheduled contest.

The Vineyarders closed out the regular season in style with a 5-0 win. Kent Leonard improved to 15-0 this season and put the hosts on the board with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Christian Baker at second singles. Justice Yennie quickly followed up with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Emilio Fytopoulas at third singles. The Vineyard’s second doubles tandem of Justin Smith and Ryan Sawyer clinched the match by defeating Roberto Barbier and Alex Adamczyk 6-2, 6-3.

Jackson McBride and Patrick McCarthy downed Russ Daly and Alex Qian-Wang, 6-2, 6-3, at first doubles, while to Natty Schneider outlasted Stefano Barbier, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, at first singles to complete the Vineyard shutout.

MIAA state tournament seedings were scheduled to be announced on Wednesday.

Girls tennis

The Vineyarders were the only school with two singles players in the second weekend of play at the MIAA South Sectional Individual Tennis Championships, held at the Marion Indoor Tennis Center.

Fifth-seeded Sam Potter defeated Emma Prinos of Foxboro in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), but lost to top-seeded Emma Davis of Cohasset in the semis. Eighth-seeded Annie Burton met the same fate, losing to Davis in the quarterfinals.


Martha’s Vineyard 20, Madison Park 1

The Vineyarders (11-9) head into the MIAA Division 2 state tournament on a positive note after a big win in Boston on May 23.

Emily Cimeno hit a three-run homer and went 3 for 3, with seven RBIs to lead the Vineyard offense. Emily Turney doubled, finishing the game 3 for 5. Hailee McCarthy fanned eight and allowed only two hits to pick up the win.