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Winning week for Holmes Hole

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Another perfect Thursday evening race and a spanking Sunday breeze gave Holmes Hole sailors two more memorable outings. Fourteen sailors turned out on Thursday, along with a serviceable wind that brought everyone around the...

Complications at sea

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The perfect summer evening on July 2 presented 13 sailors with a steady, light breeze, a rising tide, and a clear sky. Unfortunately, the race itself held enough confusion to remove it from the...

Edgartown Race Weekend will set sail in August

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The Edgartown Yacht Club will host the 82nd  signature ’Round-the-Island (’RTI) race on August 1, in addition to the newer ’Round-the-Sound (’RTS) event the same day, according to a press release. Even though the yacht...

Former Sharks player drafted by Cleveland Indians

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Mason Hickman, a 21-year-old pitcher who played with the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks baseball team in 2017, has been drafted by the Cleveland Indians. Hickman played with the Sharks when he was 18 years old, after...

Shark Tank will be empty this year

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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