MVRHS sports highlights

Vineyard Baseball blanks Nantucket on Senior Day

Isaac Richards threw a one-hitter and struck out 13 batters as the Vineyarders shutout Nantucket, 3-0, Tuesday afternoon on Senior Day at Vineyard Baseball Park. In addition to earning the complete game win, Richards picked up a hit and scored a run. Fellow seniors Nate Porterfield (1 for 2, RBI, walk), Keaton Aliberti, and Michael Cosgrave (one run scored each) also excelled for MV.

Prior to the start of the game, the Vineyaders honored Aliberti, Cosgrave, Porterfield, Richards, Andrew Marchand and Leo Neville in a Senior Day ceremony.

MVRHS tennis teams finish regular season unbeaten

The MVRHS tennis teams closed out the regular season undefeated with wins over Nantucket. Both the girls and boys tennis teams could potentially be No. 1 seeds and see home playoff action in the upcoming state tournament.

“We’ll be ready, my boys are confident but we’ll keep pushing them,” Boys Coach Kev Lewis said.

“We’re excited to play, they’re a great bunch of kids,” Girls Coach Bill Rigali said. “They’ve done everything we’ve asked of them. As a coach, we’re hoping for the kids to have a good experience at the event. Of the season as a whole, he said, “We’re very thankful to a lot of people–the school administrators and medical personnel–who put this together so that kids could get back to playing.”

The girls improved to 12-0 with a 4-1 win over the Whalers in Nantucket last Friday.

No.1 singles player Hunter Tomkins defeated Abby Boylen 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Cali Giglio topped Emily Dussault 6-0, 6-0 and Nantucket’s No. 3 Sara Hanlon edged MV’s Catherine Langley 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

Both doubles matches were close calls. Vineyard first doubles duo, Tessa Hammond and Andrea Morse, defeated Jean Harris and Haley Ray 6-2, 7-5, while second doubles tandem, Paige Anderson and Evelyn Brewer, outlasted Sophie Girardi and Grace Gibson 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

The boys (10-0) hosted Nantucket on Monday and beat the Whalers by the same 4-1 score. The Vineyard seniors, first singles Max Potter and second singles Eric Reubens, both won impressively in their final regular season home match. Potter prevailed 6-0, 6-1 over Will Harris and Reubens double-bageled Jake Toole 6-0, 6-0. MV third singles Jacob Riis split sets with Evan Belanger 3-6, 6-3, before losing the decisive 10-point tie-breaker. Vineyard No. 1 doubles, Clyde Smith and Teagan Myers, defeated Henry Kathamala and David Bechold 6-1, 6-1 and second doubles, Ben Belisle and Jack Marshard, rolled past Conor McClean and Hawkins Edwards 6-0, 6-0.

On June 9, the Vineyard boys posted a 4-1 win over Barnstable. Max Potter and Eric Reubens quickly put MV ahead, 2-0, with a pair of shutout wins and first doubles, Clyde Smith and Teagan Myers, clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Jonny Finch and Mike Radalakis.

Jacob Riis toughed out a 7-6, 6-3 win against Alex Arabadzhiev but Barnstable’s second doubles pair, Steven Mee and Brennen Riley, gave the Red Hawks a point with a tie-breaker win over Ben Belisle and Jack Marshard.

Vineyard track heads for the D2 South Sectionals

Members of the MVRHS track teams will compete on Thursday and Saturday in the MIAA Division 2 South Sectionals at Notre Dame High School in Hingham.

The distance events will be held on Thursday, followed by the sprinting and field events on Saturday.

The Vineyard lineup is as follows with rankings in parenthesis.

Thursday: Girls: (1) Wren Christy, two mile; (9) Maia Donnelly, 800-meters. Boys: (2) Zach Utz, mile; (3) Duncan Brown, Jonathan Norton, Daniel da Silva and Zach Utz, 4 x 800 relay; (6) Daniel da Silva, 800-meters; (10) Borja Tolay, two mile; (14) Owen Atkins, 800-meters.

Saturday: Girls: (2) Anabelle Biggs, long jump; (4) Eloise Christy, high jump; (10) Anabelle Biggs, Eloise Christy, Wren Christy and Maia Donnelly, 4 x 400 relay; (11) Ashlei Clarke, discus. Boys: (4) Jonathan Norton, 400-meter low hurdles; (15) Nick Pecararo, 400-meters and (19) 200-meters.

The Vineyarders visited Sandwich for a dual meet on June 9 and split with the Blue Knights. The boys won 79-39, while the girls lost a close one, 72-63.

Caleb Hatt won the shot put (33 feet, 4.5 inches) and the discus (88 feet, 3 inches). Jonathan Norton swept the hurdles events, winning the 110-meter high hurdles in a personal best 16.3 seconds and the 400m low hurdles in 60.4. Zach Utz won the mile in 4:28.

For the girls, Maia Donnelly set personal bests in the 800m (2:29), the triple jump (30 feet, 4 inches) and the long jump. Eloise Christy tied Maddy Moreis’ 2017 mark for the school record in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches.

Four Vineyarders competed on June 5 at the MSTCA Lou Tozzi Coaches Invitational, held at Gordon College in Wenham. In the girls meet, Anabelle Biggs placed third in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 4.5 inches and ran 11th (13.12) in the 100m dash prelims; Ashlei Clarke placed sixth (89 feet, 5 inches) in the discus and 15th (28 feet, 6 inches) in the shot put; and Maia Donnelly finished 21st (2:40.63) in the 800. Owen Atkins placed 15th (2:10.49) in the boys 800m.