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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...

The sounds of silence

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The shelter closed on Saturday. Throughout the final week, many people said, “I bet you’re glad the season’s ending and your nights will be free again.”  It’s hard to look at friends and say, “Not...

The schoolies are back

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They are back! I’m not talking about any unwanted poltergeist!  In one week, Island fishermen got a double dose of good news. This is the news that all fishermen wait all winter to hear: The schoolies...

MVRHS sports roundup

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Teachers inspire Island native to run Boston Marathon  Jackie Burgoyne took on the 70° heat in Hopkinton on Monday, and completed her first Boston Marathon, raising $6,200 for ESL adult education efforts in the MetroWest...

Spring cleaning for a cause

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Do you love spring? I do. Not as much as summer, but there is so much to love about spring. Flowers are blooming, and fish are returning. The grass is greening up, and the holdovers are...

Fishing the ‘holdovers’

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Have you seen The Holdovers? I did. Just this past Sunday.  It was amazing! Beautiful sky, the bump, the strike, the set, the first visual, the head shake, the moment you’re face to face, and the satisfying...

MVLL gearing up for the season

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The Martha’s Vineyard Little Leaguers will also begin playing ball in the coming weeks, with their Opening Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. The Parade will start at 9:30 at the Oak Bluffs Police...

Powerlifters take home hardware at nationals

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  Having been introduced to the sport less than two years ago, four powerlifters from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School are already among the best in the nation. At the 2024 USA Powerlifting High School Nationals...

Fishermen and their secrets

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Fishermen are known to be a secretive lot. We love to fish with friends, and do so often, but we also have secret spots that we don’t share with but one or two close...

Fly-Tying: No bugs allowed

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I did it. I finally managed to juggle my shelter schedule on a Tuesday night to get to the Edgartown Rod and Gun Club to attend a fly-tying session. I am determined to learn...

Edgartown girls are basketball champs 

Rounding out this year’s middle school basketball season, the Edgartown School’s girls basketball team were awarded the Island championship crown. The girls capped off an undefeated season with a 43-28 victory over West Tisbury School...

Hooked on retail therapy

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If we’re all honest, we have at least one thing that we have a lot of. I’m not talking about hoarding, but by “a lot” I mean more than we need. “Need” being the operative...

A fin-tastic weekend: Fishing season is coming

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Is anyone else tired of winter storms and canceled ferries?  Last Wednesday, I received an email from On the Water reminding me that spring is about to bloom, and fishing will once again be an...