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Fishing Report: One bonito, two bonito

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It’s the third week of the Derby. When the paper comes out on Thursday, we’ll have passed the half-way mark. How do thirty-five days spent fishing go by so quickly when thirty-five minutes waiting...

Fishing Report: Fishing and friendship

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The 78th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is now in week two. Other than Christmas and Easter, the 35 days of the Derby are the absolute best days of the year. As...

Fall sports season underway

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MVRHS girls varsity soccer  Girls varsity soccer has come out for the season with guns blazing. On Tuesday, they crushed Dennis-Yarmouth, 9 to 0. Goalkeepers Georgia Magden and Delilah Oliver share the shutout victory. Among the top...

46th Moffett Race tests Vineyard sailors

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Twenty-four boats showed up for the 46th Moffett Race, sponsored by Holmes Hole, on Saturday. It was a perfect warm September day to celebrate the 2023 sailing season on Martha’s Vineyard, with mostly sunny...

Annual NAACP 5K around the corner

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The 21st annual NAACP George V. Tankard Jr. Memorial 5K Road Race/Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16. The starting time is 11 am. Runners or walkers will start at Ocean Park. For kids...

A rousing race wraps up Holmes Hole summer season

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On Thursday, seven boats made quick work of the Vineyard Haven harbor triangle, sailing the 3.2 mile course in about 15 knots of north-north easterly wind and slop left over from the earlier 20-plus...

Holmes Hole season closing in

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Holmes Hole had two competitive races this past week. Thursday night, 10 boats sailed the triangle in Vineyard Haven Harbor, with a windward starting leg in 10 knots of southwesterly winds. Frank Sutula’s Soma...

34th regatta brings out the paddlers

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Kayakers, paddleboarders, and swimmers came out for the 34th annual Martha’s Vineyard Oar and Paddle Regatta at Sengekontacket Pond on Sunday. Even a rowboat got in the action Chick Stapleton, owner of event sponsor Island...

Fresh breezes for Holmes Hole sailing

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What a glorious Sunday afternoon on the water. Seven boats of assorted sizes came out for a blustery 10-mile dash out into the Sound.  There was a bit of a pileup at the starting line,...

Strongest winds of the year for Holmes Hole

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Sunday was an exhilarating day to be out in Vineyard Sound, punctuated by lightning strikes in the southern skies, and compounded by 13-knot Southwest winds and four-foot seas, which gradually built over the afternoon.  Seven...

Successful annual 5k for Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

More than 225 runners and walkers of all ages showed up for the 35th annual Sullivan 5K Run/Walk on August 5. All proceeds for the event go to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. The annual event...

Ortmans wins second Chilmark Road Race

Roughly 1,400 runners came out for the 46th annual Chilmark Road Race on Saturday. Eighteen-year-old Charlie Ortmans, from Arlington, Va., took home first place this year with a time of 15:14.50 for the 5k race....

The Sharks’ season in review

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The Sharks had an exciting, albeit disappointing end to their 2023 campaign, as they got eliminated from playoff contention on the final day of the regular season, winding up in 9th place for the...

Strong southerly makes for strong sailing

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Holmes Hole had a full week of racing. On Thursday evening, 10 boats sailed the Vineyard Haven triangle from East Chop to West Chop and then back home to nun 6 in the harbor....

Sharks fall after epic playoff push

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The baseball gods toyed with the Sharks’ hearts this past week, as they miraculously launched themselves into playoff contention, and then — just as quickly — out of it. On Thursday, the Sharks were down...

Sharks Saturday doubleheader a pivotal spot

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With their playoff aspirations on the line, the No. 8 Sharks play their two most important games of the season tonight, against the No. 9 Ocean State Waves in the Shark Tank. Only a half...

Coming of age in the Shark Tank

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When Oak Bluffs native James Sashin first joined the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, he was a shy, inexperienced ballplayer fresh out of high school. He tried to keep his head down, and didn’t get much...

Bumper crop for Holmes Hole racing 

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There has been a strong turnout for Holmes Hole races this summer. Boats of all sizes and makes are regularly joining our races, including a couple of boats coming across the sound from Falmouth.  This...

Do or die for the Sharks 

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The Sharks’ 44-game regular season will come to an end this Sunday, and their playoff push is as close as ever.  The New England Collegiate Baseball League’s reigning champs are only 1.5 games back from...

2023 Vineyard Cup a success

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  Sail Martha’s Vineyard held its annual Vineyard Cup this past weekend, with 58 different boats of all sizes and styles registering to compete.  Ranging from 90-foot yachts to tiny Sunfish, Islanders took to Vineyard Haven...