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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...

Elizabeth Goodell tops in Live Love Tri at the Y

Elizabeth Goodell of West Tisbury swam, biked, and ran her way to the top of the field among 25 ironmen and women, aged 15-71, to win the ninth annual Live Love Tri indoor triathlon,...

A family that fishes together wins together

Islanders are known worldwide for their fishing prowess, and hundreds of anglers come from all over the world to compete in the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby every year. For the Warburton family,...

Ninth annual YMCA Triathlon this weekend

The ninth annual Live Love Tri, the Island’s only indoor triathlon, will take place at the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday, March 7, from 8 am to noon, raising money for financial assistance,...

Boys basketball loses at Rockland High, 63-38

The ninth-seeded MVRHS boys basketball team led top seed Rockland High School 19-17 at the half on Saturday, but cold shooting in the second half resulted in a convincing 63-38 win for the host...

MVRHS skaters fall 7-1 to Dartmouth

Updated March 3 The 12th-seeded Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys hockey team dropped a 7-1 verdict to No. 4 seed Dartmouth High School on Sunday night, ending the Vineyarder season (12-8-2) in the...

Boys Hoops wins first round of tourney

The ninth-ranked MVRHS boys basketball team traveled to Braintree on Wednesday, and came away with a hard-earned 64-60 win over eighth-ranked Archbishop Williams. The boys now move on to round two in the state...

MV Sharks gussy up the field

While the Red Sox are getting busy in Fort Myers, Fla., baseball is on the way, and the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks have been busy this winter preparing for their 10th season as the Island’s...

Boys basketball preps for state tourney opener

The MVRHS boys basketball team spent the first half of school vacation week gearing up for their opening-round MIAA state tourney against Archbishop Williams in Braintree on Wednesday. The two 11-and-9 teams flipped a...