Soccer Stars Kick It Up A Notch

Last fall Olivia Pouliot, 12, became the newest and youngest member of the Olympic Development Program. Olivia has been playing soccer on the Island since she was five, and often “played up” in the youth soccer league because the overall pool of girl players is small (at age nine, she played on an Under-14 team).

New Leadership for Friends of Vineyard Soccer

David Wallis was elected president of Friends of Vineyard Soccer during the board’s annual meeting on Jan. 9, taking the helm from Richard Bennett, who served the organization for three years.

Soccer Playoff Run Ends With Loss to Medway in Overtime

The Vineyard boys lost a hard-fought game against seasoned Medway in Wednesday's semifinals, losing 2-1 in overtime play.

Undefeated Boys Meet Scituate at Home Tonight in Playoff

Game time is 4:30 p.m. under the lights at the regional high school field.

The boys ended their regular season with a 15-0-2 record and a perfect 8-0 Eastern Athletic Conference record. They are seeded number one in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association division three south section tournament.

Boys' Soccer Finishes Season Undefeated

The Vineyard varsity boys’ soccer team closed out the regular season in similar fashion to the way they started it — by shutting out a challenging opponent.

Postseason Nears, No-Loss Record on the Line

The answer to the obvious question is no.

The Vineyard boy’s soccer team was expected to be good this year — everyone from captains to coaches agrees on that — but no one thought they would be unbeaten.

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.

Fall Sports Gains Momentum, Football Notches First Win

Football and soccer shined brightly for the Vineyard over the weekend. On the gridiron the Vineyarders picked up their first win of the season Friday night, defeating Randolph 18-6 in an away contest. On Saturday afternoon, both girls’ and boys’ soccer earned 1-0 wins over visiting Whitinsville Christian School. Field hockey fell to visiting Needham 2-0 on Saturday.

Football’s win Friday night was “mainly due to the special teams,” head coach Donald Herman said. “They were the heroes.”

Win Some, Lose Some as Sports Season Kicks into Gear

The Vineyarders were on the wrong end of an offensive shootout during Saturday’s home game against the Brighton Bengals, falling 60-41. The Vineyard jumped on the board first after senior back Joe Turney rushed for a five-yard touchdown, but Brighton answered with a score of its own on a 60 yard pass.

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.