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Fun, family, friends, and fluke

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I’m a surfcaster. I love the feel of the sand beneath my feet, the sun on my face, and the waves gently washing over my ankles as I cast. I don’t spend much time...

Fishing Derby announces False Albacore daily prizes

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False albacore. Albies: Fishermen hear those words, and hearts start racing. Albies equal speed. Albies spell fun. Albies say Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. Every year albies, or lil’ tunny, boil through our Island...

Holmes Hole kicks off season

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Holmes Hole officially started its season on Thursday last week. On a picture-perfect late afternoon with a strong southwesterly wind, 13 boats showed up at the starting line to race course 0 clockwise around...

We’re gonna need a bigger rod

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Sharks and Martha’s Vineyard go together like Stephen Spielberg and movies. With the 50th anniversary of “Jaws” less than a year away, many shark fans are thinking about a mechanical shark, and what festivities...

After 0-6 start, the Sharks’ bats have come alive

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A 16-3 drubbing of the North Shore Navigators (6-7) away on Tuesday night indicates where the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks have steered their season in the past two weeks. After starting out the summer 0-6 and...

Vineyard Little Leaguers in World Series hunt

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Martha’s Vineyard had a great start to the Little League World Series qualifiers on Saturday, as both the 12U and 11U ballclubs collected wins off-Island. The 12U team, coached by Ernie Chaves and Adam Cummings,...

The very cool and crucial life of an oyster

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Tuesday morning I was at Edgartown Lighthouse with members of the Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association. We were there to teach and help the seventh graders from the Edgartown School learn how to fish. While...

It’s a blue, blue summer

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Are you seeing blue? If you were on Chappy in the past week, there’s a good chance you were seeing blue — as in bluefish. Finally! The voracious blues had been M.I.A. for weeks. Normally migrating...

MVRHS boys tennis run ends at Final Four

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The Vineyard’s run in the MIAA Division III boys tennis playoffs came to an end on Tuesday afternoon, as No. 5 MVRHS fell to No. 1 Weston, 4-1, at Somerset Berkley Regional High. Both of...

DeForest named Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year

Adelaide deForest, a boarder at the Dublin School in Dublin, N.H., and formerly of Tisbury, was named to the First Team All-League, and named the 2024 Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year, by the...

MVRHS boys tennis upsets undefeated Apponequet to advance to Final Four

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Entering Saturday afternoon’s MIAA Division III quarterfinal matchup with No. 4 Apponequet, MVRHS boys tennis Coach Nicole Macy says the No. 5 Vineyarders were “optimistic, but realistic.” Although the Vineyard was just one seed below...

Gov. Maura Healey honors coach Lisa Knight

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Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey helped lead a ceremony Thursday honoring Lisa Knight, who spent more than 30 years coaching field hockey, softball, basketball, and lacrosse at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.  Healey was on the...

Getting jiggy with it

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We’re in heaven!  Granted, living on the Island is a slice of heaven in and of itself, but if you’re a fisherman, you’re in heaven right about now. The striped bass have been in, and...

MV Sharks season begins Tuesday night

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The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks of the New England Collegiate Baseball League begin their 2024 campaign on Tuesday night, hosting the Newport Gulls at 6:35 pm in the Shark Tank. The Sharks will play two more...

MVRHS boys tennis and girls lacrosse teams advance

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Boys tennis cruises to Elite Eight The No. 5 MVRHS boys tennis team began its quest to return to the state semifinals on Friday, dominating No. 28 Maimonides 5-0 at home. They followed this...

My favorite shorebirds

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There’s lots of talk these days about shorebirds. They are beginning to nest, and sadly, their nesting sites often conflict with beachgoers’ desires to drive on Chappy’s shores. We all want the birds to...

Vineyarders headed to playoffs

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Boys tennis earns No. 5 seed in all of Division III With an undefeated record against Cape and Islands opposition and a 12-4 record overall, the MVRHS boys tennis team has earned the No. 5...

MVRHS coaching legend receives distinguished service award

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In her decades-long coaching career at MVRHS, Lisa Knight wore many different hats. In addition to teaching health, psychology, and phys ed, Knight coached field hockey for 34 years (19 years as the head coach),...

It is time

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“It is time.” I’ve been hearing those words in my head all week, and smiling. For those who don’t know, or have forgotten your Disney trivia, there’s a powerful scene at the end of “The Lion...

MVLL All-Star Games scheduled for Saturday

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The Martha’s Vineyard Little League All-Star Games are back for the second year in a row, and will take place at Penn Field in Oak Bluffs this Saturday. In addition to the minors (10:30 a.m.)...