And Then There Was One, Boys' Soccer Still Kicking

The week of Halloween proved to be action-packed with great contests across the board for Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School athletes.

Soccer Reaches Fever Pitch, Lages Is Top Scorer in the State

With a week left in regular season play, records are falling, players are earning statewide recognition and one team is already making its mark in the state tournament.

Vineyard Comes Out On Top in Battle of Islands

Victory was in the air Saturday afternoon as five Vineyard sports teams hosted rival Nantucket at home under clear blue skies. Both of the varsity soccer teams shut out their Whaler opponents, while varsity field hockey and boys’ junior varisty soccer also earned wins. Junior varsity field hockey tied with Nantucket.

High School Athletes Embrace the Burn of Hell Week

Regional high school students start classes later than usual this year, but the fall athletes are already on the fields preparing for the upcoming season. Mornings and evenings bring a flurry of activity to the quiet school campus as football, field hockey, cross country, soccer and golf shake off the summer haze and get down to business.

It’s a time of tryouts, when varsity and junior varsity teams are created, and a time of camaraderie as teammates work through drills and circuits. It is also exhausting.

Field Hockey Coach Lisa Knight Named Unsung Heroine

Longtime regional high school field hockey coach Lisa Knight will be honored by the state of Massachusetts this Monday as she is presented with an Unsung Heroine Award by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

Football, Cross Country Advance in Post Season

The playoff runs of field hockey and boys’ soccer ended this week, leaving football and cross country the only Vineyard teams still in action. Football takes on league opponent Coyle-Cassidy in an away game tomorrow at 1 p.m. Cross country travels to the Eastern Massachusetts Divisional Championship meet, held in Wrentham, tomorrow.

Field Hockey Falls in Tearfilled Tournament Match

In their first post-season appearance in two years, the Vineyard field hockey squad fell 2-1 to Plymouth South in the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association South Division 2 tournament.

Sophomore Sydney Davies scored the lone Vineyard goal three minutes into the game on a corner. But Plymouth South came out strong in the first half and was able to capitalize on Vineyard lapses in the second, scoring the go-ahead with less than two minutes left in the game.

As Fall Sports Seasons Close, Tournament Play Opens Door

Football plays its second-to-last home game of the season tonight at 6:30 p.m., taking on Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Bishop Stang.

The field hockey squad took on Plymouth South in its first post-season game on Thursday afternoon. Game coverage is available online at www.mvgazette.com

Boys’ soccer plays its first tournament game in an away game against Scituate Sunday at 3:30 p.m., and the varsity cross country runners compete in the Coaches’ Invitational this Saturday in Wrentham.

Field Hockey, Golf Team Advance to State Tournament, Football Falls in Homecoming

The Vineyard field hockey and golf teams have both qualified for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament.