Six players on the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School tennis team received All-Star honors in the Eastern Athletic Conference, a record number of players from a single team according to head coach Ned Fennessy.
Senior Reid Yennie and sophomore Kent Leonard, the team’s number one and two singles players, were selected, as were doubles players Jackson McBride, Patrick McCarthy, Ryan Sawyer and Justin Smith.
Unlike other spring sports at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, sailing can’t move indoors in inclement weather.
The team is on the water most afternoons, after catching the bus from school to Sailing Camp Park (parent organization Sail MV provides the facilities and equipment for the team). When it rains, they rig up the boats. When there’s no wind, they go out and practice nonetheless. And if there’s a late-season snow shower, well, the team’s still on the water. About the only thing that can keep them inside is lightning.
The student newspaper of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, the High School View, has for the sixth consecutive year earned a highest achievement award in scholastic editing and publishing from the New England Scholastic Press Association. The award was one of nine accolades that coeditor in chief and senior Kira Shipway accepted on behalf of the student staff at the annual conference held May 6 at Boston University.
In the sixth and final inning of the varsity softball team’s 16-1 Tuesday rout of Falmouth, one visiting Clipper stands at the plate trying to break down sophomore Vineyard pitcher Hailee McCarthy. The possibility seems unlikely — Hailee has allowed just four hits and two walks in this game, and has gone two for four in her own plate appearances — but the opposition fouls off the ball again and again, pushing the count to 3-2.
Both tennis teams have advanced to state tournament play and will be on the home court over the weekend. Come out to support the boys as they take on Canton at 3 p.m. today, and the girls on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. when they play the winner of the first-round Cohasset/Cape Cod Academy match.
The high school teams move into the last days of regular-season play this week, so be sure to come out and support the Vineyarders on their home turf! With the exception of track and field, each team has at least one home game.
After a slow spring break week, the regional high school teams will get things started up again this Tuesday with home games, meets and matches for softball, girls’ lacrosse, girls’ tennis, and track. The baseball team will play at home on Monday.
This week marks the end of the regular sports season; although specific seedings have not yet been announced, several Vineyard teams end the spring with records strong enough to move them into the postseason.