When you're not cheering for Team USA over the holiday weekend, head to the high school gym and the ice arena to root for the Vineyard. All varsity basketball and hockey teams are playing at home in the penultimate week of the regular season.
Games begin Friday afternoon as girls' basketball takes on league opponent Somerset Berkley at 4:30 p.m. The girls are 9-7 on the season; a win this weekend would put them into the postseason tournament.
Saturday is packed with home court action, beginning at 1 p.m. when girls' hockey hosts league opponent North Quincy. Later in the afternoon, boys' basketball looks for a win over defending state champion Danvers—the team that knocked the Vineyard out of the postseason last year. Earlier this month, Danvers hosted the Vineyard and came away with a 62-45 win.
Tipoff for the varsity matchup is at 3:30 p.m.
Girls' basketball hits the court for their second game of the weekend at 7 p.m. against Sabis International Charter School.
The boys' hockey team hosts the annual Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Tournament beginning Saturday evening. Last year the Vineyarders won the tournament, and are seeking a repeat title.
The boys taken on Lynnfield at 7 p.m. on Saturday and will play either Dennis-Yarmouth or Westwood on Sunday. Consolation and championship games are on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
Girls' hockey closes out the long weekend on Monday with a matchup against King Philip Regional High. Game time is at 1 p.m.
In picture, girls' basketball captain Kat deBettencourt moves against Coyle & Cassidy.