Vineyard Sailing Makes History, Qualifies for Mark Trophy

The Vineyard sailing team earned its first-ever berth in the annual New England Schools Sailing Association team racing championship race on Tuesday, making history for the program. They are one of eight teams in the region--representing a mix of both public and private schools--that will contend for the Fritz Mark Trophy this weekend at the Wianno Yacht Club in Osterville. 

Boys' Lacrosse Falls 9-8 to Pembroke in OT Battle

An overtime thrilled ended on the wrong side of victory for the Vineyard boys on Saturday afternoon as the team fell 9-8 to visiting nonleague opponent Pembroke. 

Girls' Lacrosse Takes Two in a Row

Girls' lacrosse picked up two decisive wins in a row this week, paving the way for a week of interleague competition as they defeated Coyle & Cassidy and Pembroke. 

Lacrosse Alum Earns Collegiate Conference Honors

Former regional high school lacrosse standout Madison Hughes was named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team last week, one of four players from Central Connecticut State University to make the 14-player roster. 

Hughes, a sophomore at Central Connecticut State University, signed with the Blue Devils' program two years ago. A four-year varsity starter and senior captain for the Vineyard squad, she was the first player in the history of the high school girls' program to sign with a division I school. 

Boys' Tennis Continues Winning Ways

The varsity boys' tennis team maintains its undefeated record, moving to 7-0 on the season after sweeping Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Bishop Stang in an away match last Friday. 

Senior captain Patrick McCarthy picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win over Lenny Murphy at first singles, with sophmore Conner Downing blanking Owen Leary 6-0, 6-0 at second singles. Sophomore Anders Nelson went 6-1, 6-0 over Liam Kidd at third singles. 

Alley-Tarter and Smith Turn In Standout Performances at Weekend Invitational Meets

Two Vineyard athletes turned in standout performances during nonleague track meets this weekend, with senior captain Jeremy Alley-Tarter setting a new meet record in the 800-metre run at the Greater New Bedford Sunset Invitational Meet and freshman Olivia Smith earning MVP honors at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Freshman/Sophomore meet.

Girls' Tennis Picks Up Tough League Win

The girls' tennis team fended off a tough Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Friday afternoon, taking a 4-1 win over Bishop Stang to move to a 5-4 season record. 

Junior Charlotte Potter picked up the first Vineyard win of the day, going 6-0, 6-1 against Lauren Shallcrom at third singles. At first doubles, juniors Diamond Araujo and Avery Hazell went 6-2, 6-4 to put the team up 2-0 after the first hour of play. 

Track Squads Keep Eyes on States

The track and field squads hosted their first Eastern Athletic Conference dual meet Wednesday afternoon, taking on Somerset Berkley. Though both squads fell to the Raiders, several athletes posted times and distances qualifying them for the end-of-season state meet. Senior co-captain Jeremy Alley-Tarter, last year's division four state champion in the 800-metre run, will defend his title after taking first in Wednesday's race with a time of 2:05.6. Earlier this season, Alley-Tarter qualfied for states in the mile run. 

Busy Monday Afternoon Brings Mixed Results for Vineyarders

Home fields were abuzz with activity on Monday as several teams hosted nonleague opponents. 

JV Baseball Rallies for 8-6 Comeback Win

The junior varsity baseball team rallied for its first win in more than a year on Wednesday afternoon, defeating visiting Bishop Stang in an 8-6 comeback. 

Trailing 6-1 at the bottom of the fifth, the Vineyard buckled down on both offense and defense, notching seven runs in the final two innings while holding Stang scoreless. 

Freshmen Taber Caron and James Sashin led the offense; both had two hits while Caron also drove in three runs. Freshman Jack Sayre contributed three RBIs as well, and freshman Peter Engley had an RBI triple.