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Kerry sails to victory 

On Saturday, former Secretary of State John Kerry won the highly competitive Venona Trophy at Edgartown Race Weekend’s 82nd ’Round-the-Island Race, after a noteworthy comeback. Kerry, a seasonal Chilmark resident, sailed with his team of...

Competition heats up along with weather

A contentious, confusing, and competitive start on Thursday evening miraculously avoided any collisions. A strong west-southwest wind gusting up to 20 mph called for quick thinking and strategic maneuvering for the first windward leg....

Trinity wins Chappy race

David McDonough sailed his C&C 37, Trinity, to victory on Sunday in the Holmes Hole Sailing Association race to Chappaquiddick. Under cloudless skies, on a calm sea, with a good 10- to 15-knot southwest...

Herreshoff debut at Holmes Hole

Thursday evening saw the first appearance of the Herreshoff 12½ fleet for an inaugural race around Vineyard Haven Harbor. The three 12½s started 15 minutes ahead of the 14 Holmes Hole sailors, and sailed...

Winning week for Holmes Hole

Another perfect Thursday evening race and a spanking Sunday breeze gave Holmes Hole sailors two more memorable outings. Fourteen sailors turned out on Thursday, along with a serviceable wind that brought everyone around the...

Complications at sea

The perfect summer evening on July 2 presented 13 sailors with a steady, light breeze, a rising tide, and a clear sky. Unfortunately, the race itself held enough confusion to remove it from the...

Edgartown Race Weekend will set sail in August

The Edgartown Yacht Club will host the 82nd  signature ’Round-the-Island (’RTI) race on August 1, in addition to the newer ’Round-the-Sound (’RTS) event the same day, according to a press release. Even though the yacht...

Former Sharks player drafted by Cleveland Indians

Mason Hickman, a 21-year-old pitcher who played with the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks baseball team in 2017, has been drafted by the Cleveland Indians. Hickman played with the Sharks when he was 18 years old, after...

Shark Tank will be empty this year

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks baseball team won’t be playing at the Shark Tank this summer. On Friday night, after a meeting of league officials, the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) pulled the plug on...

Fly rod tournament is canceled

The good news is that fishing is one of the activities you can still do while social distancing. The bad news is that tournaments aren’t something that can continue at this time. On Friday, the...

Vineyard winter athletes get all-scholastic honors

Several Vineyard winter athletes received all-scholastic nods from Boston Globe Sunday.  The Globe saluted Vineyard stars in indoor track, swimming, hockey, and basketball. Vineyard swimmers Gabby Carr and Olympia Hall, for girls, and Ruairi Mullin, for...

Connie McHugh earns pro coach certification in pickleball

Connie McHugh of Airport Fitness received her Professional Pickleball Registry Coach Certification after attending teacher training in Hilton Head, S.C. Fifty professionals from around the world with backgrounds in racquet sports participated in the...

Home Workout

Wondering how to work out now that all the Island gyms have closed to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus? Want to stay swole but also practice social distancing? Here’s a quick...

In search of sports

The cupboard is bare. No sports in the paper, no sports on TV, no sports in the gyms and stadiums. No sports arguments, no sports drama, no sports angst. No throwing objects at the...

A positive spin

Almost 30 years after some Islanders started tossing a Frisbee at a couple of chain baskets off Barnes Road, the Riverhead Disc Golf Course has become an epicenter of community and recreation. Seamus Scanlon, one...

One more for the 1,000-point club

Mike McManus was in the Noble & Greenough High School gym in Dedham last Friday, doing what he’s done many times in his adult life: observing the McManus and Hill family women making basketball...

Island swimming all-stars shine

Gabby Carr, Olympia Hall, and Ruairi Mullin, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School swim team, were named as Cape and Islands League all-stars, with Christian Flanders receiving an honorable mention, the league...

Island son gets CCC player of the week honor

Austin Fournier, a 2015 graduate of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and current Endicott men’s lacrosse student-athlete, was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Defensive Player of the Week, according to Endicott’s athletics...

Wild paraglider spotted in Oak Bluffs

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a kiteboarder? If you’ve seen John Gallagher around the Island, you might be wondering the same thing.  Gallagher is an experienced paraglider, having done the...

Lifting to new heights

Islander Kyle Rollins is making a name for himself as a competition powerlifter after deadlifting 600 pounds at the annual Ryan Moore New England Open on Feb. 19, which takes place every year at...