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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.)...

MVRHS track athletes qualify for Nike Outdoor Nationals in Oregon

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The MVRHS track team went off at the Division V relays in Seekonk two weeks ago, as both their boys and girls sprint medley relay teams qualified for the Nike Outdoor Nationals this June...

Holy mackerel!

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Spring has finally arrived. I realize that spring officially began on March 19, and like many, I have enjoyed the blooming of snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, and forsythia. I have deep appreciation for...

Where roosters swim

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I love the Vineyard. There is nowhere I’d rather live. That said, I do love to travel. And most of my travel involves fishing. Fortunately, I have friends who share, or at the very...

Island windsurfer member of inaugural hall of fame class 

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At the 2024 Défi Wind Competition in Gruissan, France — also known as the “Woodstock of windsurfing” — Nevin Sayre of Vineyard Haven will be inducted into the Windsurfing Hall of Fame today. A lifelong...

Island Cup brings together tennis players of all ages

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MVRHS varsity tennis players and local seasoned vets faced off at Airport Fitness on Sunday for rights to the fourth annual Island Cup — a trophy held by the adults for three straight years. Channeling...

High school hosts first ‘Noepe’ softball tournament

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The up-and-coming MVRHS softball team played host to Mashpee, Boston English, and O’Bryant high schools on Saturday, in the first ever rendition of the Noepe Invitational Tournament. Named after the Wampanoag word for Martha’s Vineyard...

Fanfare for the Little Leaguers

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  It’s an annual right of spring and perhaps more American than apple pie: opening day for Little League — and it was a little special on the Island this year with the parade coming...

Sports roundup

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Young gymnasts put their skills to the test A new generation of gymnasts are coming into their own on Martha’s Vineyard. On April 6, Island Gymnastics held its first in-house meet since before the pandemic, with...