Off-Island, On Camera, Headed for Herald Square

Next Thursday is, as everyone knows, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in New York city. For the majority of us this mean a little couch time watching the floats roll by and the participants perform. But for Alley Ellis, an eighth grader at the Edgartown School, it means kicking it, literally, on national television.

All-Star Athletes

All-Star Athletes

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.

Team Sailing a Tactical Maneuver

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.