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Vineyard players help off-Island baseball team

Six Martha’s Vineyard baseball players helped propel an off-Island baseball team. The players were part of a team in Sandwich, Post 188, that won the Junior Legion championship.  The team included the players from the...

Beating the heat

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Artful Dodger from Falmouth took the cup on Thursday evening. Mike Powers’ Tartan 3500 beat Tom Wescott’s Alerion 28 by 2½ minutes on corrected time, and Angelina, another Alerion 28, sailed by John and...

Playoffs underway for women’s softball

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Updated The 17th annual Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Softball League playoffs are underway, with five teams competing for the championship; Creamers, Mamas, Ride or Dyes, Snaps, and Rug Sox. The season, having started on June 7, is...

July’s breezy finish

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Eleven HHSA sailors enjoyed the snappy 15- to 20-knot southwest wind for the entire Thursday evening race on July 28. All finished in about 45 minutes, with Truckin’, Zander Meleny’s J 70, being first...

Sharks take league championship

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Updated 8/8 Saturday night at the Shark Tank, the MV Sharks defeated the Vermont Mountaineers 7-6 to claim the team’s first New England College Baseball League title. In a summer season full of streaky play,...

Island riders gear up for the 43rd PMC 

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  Alan Bauer started riding his bike to raise money for cancer research after a close friend passed away from cancer, inspired by a friend who rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon a year...

Sharks shine in All-Star win

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  Last Sunday at the Shark Tank, the NECBL’s Southern Division All-Star Team emerged victorious over the North team, 13-2, establishing themselves as the superior side in a proper beatdown. Both teams got off to...

Motor up, wheels down 

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Ocean Craft Marine (OCM) and its amphibious rigid hull inflatable boats haven’t been in the recreational market long, but have been trying to gain popularity on the East Coast through demos. So on a hot,...

Sunday sailapalooza

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After Thursday’s race was canceled due to high winds, patience paid off on Sunday with a perfectly glorious sailing day. Roger Becker describes the Holmes Hole race as a collision of falling tides and...

Table tennis tourney holds court

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The Martha’s Vineyard Table Tennis Club (MVTTC) held its 10th annual tournament this past Saturday at the YMCA in Oak Bluffs, in which Jose Trevis of Edgartown was crowned champion over Vineyard Haven resident...

Shark Tank to host All-Star classic

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The New England Collegiate Baseball League’s All-Star game will take place this Sunday, July 24, at Martha’s Vineyard’s very own Shark Tank stadium. Serving as the team’s first time hosting an event of its...

Mottola’s Martha’s Vineyard arrival delayed

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Tony Mottola, who was hired in May to be the next Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School head football coach and a physical education and health teacher, is facing some delays coming to the Island...

‘Best weather in years’ highlights Vineyard Cup

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The wind and weather cooperated, and SailMV hosted a spectacular weekend of sailing for the 16th annual Vineyard Cup Regatta, sailing out of Vineyard Haven Harbor. “I’m told it was the best weather conditions we’ve...

‘What would Luke do?’

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Luke Gurney was known to many as a skilled angler and a master carpenter, but his ability to touch the hearts of those around him is one quality that the entire Island fishing community...

Deaf Island: More than just disc golf

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This past weekend, New England Deaf Disc Golf held its 20th annual Deaf Island tournament at Edgartown’s Riverhead Field Disc Golf Course. Deaf men, women, and children from across the country flocked to the...

A week for optimists

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Both of last week’s races called for a spirit of optimism. Thursday, the last day of June, was quite still all day, but in the late afternoon, a light southeast breeze made enough of...

The standout Sharks: Profiling this season’s key players

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On June 29, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks defeated the Ocean State Waves of South Kingstown, R.I., at the Shark Tank by a score of 9 to 2, extending their season-best winning streak to four...

Beauty is deceiving

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The second week of the Holmes Hole sailing season started with an ideal evening sail on Thursday: no clouds, a nice 10- to 15-knot breeze, and a perfect temperature. Eight showed up for the...

Vineyarders compete in the Bay State Games

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  Three Vineyard swimmers competed in the Bay State Games over the weekend at the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley.  Andy Carr, 16, is a member of the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard’s Makos swim club, and...

Africa wins Venoa Trophy

The Tripp 41 Africa, co-owned and co-skippered by seven-time Performance Handicap Rating Fleet (PHRF) New England Series winner Bump Wilcox and 10-time world champion sailor Jud Smith of Marblehead, “made the most impressive showing”...