Fraser Earns Hobey Baker Award

Senior hockey captain Brian Fraser received the Hobey Baker High School Character Award during a ceremony held April 7 at the TD Garden in Boston. 

He is the second player in the Vineyard program to earn the award, which was established in 2003 by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation. The foundation is best known for its annual award given to the top college player in the country in memory of Hobey Baker, one of the premier amateur hockey players of the sport's early days.

Down to the Wire, Sailing Team Defeats St. George's

The spring sailing season is barely underway, but the Vineyarders have already had a team milestone: last Saturday the team defeated St. George's (R.I.) for the first time in program history.  

"As far as team racing goes it was an awesome race, it came down to the wire," head coach Andrew Burr said of the St. George's win.  

In the best of five series, held in Newport, the Vineyard jumped out to a 2-0 lead. But St. George's won the next two races, setting up a final showdown between the teams. 

Softball, Boys' Tennis Off To 3-0 Starts

Two Vineyard teams are off to 3-0 starts after the first week of play, with boys' tennis and softball both unbeaten as they enter their first Eastern Athletic Conference games of the year. 

The young tennis team, with just one senior on the roster, rolled to its first two victories, sweeping visiting Norton last Wednesday and following it up with another 5-0 win over Fairhaven on Friday. Varsity newcomers Conner Downing, Max Hammond, Zak Danz, James Kelliher and David Webster picked up their first--and second--varsity wins. 

Girls' Lacrosse Earns First Home Win Over Whalers

The girls' lacrosse team picked up their first win of the season Saturday afternoon with a decisive 15-9 victory over visiting Nantucket. Senior Zoe Listro led the way in scoring with five goals and four assists, while senior captain Isabel Smith notched four goals and one assist. Junior Lucy Hackey and sophomore Lee Hayman scored two goals each with one assist. 

"Almost all of the goals had assists, which I like to see," head coach Betsy Dripps said. Coach Dripps added that the Vineyarders' team play and passing was improving with each game. 

Squirts Win Big in Championship Game

A young Martha's Vineyard Squirts 1 team carried the day last Wednesday as they defeated a seasoned Nantucket team in a 2-1 overtime win to take home the Cape & Islands championship trophy .

The Squirts closed their regular season with a 16-4-2 record, and defeated Dennis-Yarmouth 2-0 in their first playoff game last month. The team did not play for three weeks before their Nantucket match.

Vineyard Masters Swimming Race to Finish at New Englands

The past two weekends have seen a strong showing from the Martha's Vineyard Masters Swim Team as they competed in the New England Short Course Championships. The group finished third of 18 squads competing in their division, and 33rd of all 64 teams at the event.

All-Star Basketball and Hockey Games to Feature Vineyard Athletes

The winter sports season has ended for Vineyard teams, but several individual athletes will compete in all-star games in the coming weeks. Girls' hockey sent three players to the Southeastern Massachusetts Girls Hockey League All-Star Game last month, with senior co-captain Callie Jackson and juniors Aubrey Ashmun and Olivia Ogden taking the ice for the Vineyard. 

The Cape Cod All-Star Basketball Games takes place this Sunday, March 16, in Hyannis. Each of the Cape games features 28 players from around the region. 

Boys' Basketball Takes 64-63 OT Loss To Spellman in Semis

In a game that came down to the final seconds, the Vineyard boys’ basketball team fell 64-63 in overtime to Cardinal Spellman in the semifinals of the division three south section tournament. 

Three busloads of Vineyard fans made the trip to Taunton High School for the game.

The Vineyard had met its match in terms of defense, with Spellman equally as aggressive on the boards and equally stifling on the court.

Boys' Basketball Set For Cardinal Spellman In Semis

Bring on the rematch.

The Vineyard boys' basketball team travels to Taunton High School on Wednesday to take on Cardinal Spellman in the semifinals of the division three south section bracket. Game time is at 5 p.m.

Three years ago, the Vineyarders faced Cardinal Spellman in the south section finals. That game went to triple overtime, with Spellman coming out on top, 88-85. 

This year, the two teams enter the semifinals with identical records (18-4). Spellman, the number two seed in the bracket, cruised to two easy wins over Hanover and Dedham in the early rounds. 

Boys' Hockey Exits Postseason After 3-1 Quarterfinals Loss

The varsity boys' hockey team saw its postseason come to an end Saturday night, as the Vineyard fell 3-1 to number three seed Medfield in the quarterfinals of the division two south section tournament, held at Asiaf Ice Arena in Brockton. 

A busload of Vineyard fans, including the varsity basketball team, and dozens of Island cars made the trip up for the game. This is the the third year in a row the team has qualified for the tournament; last year, the boys fell 4-3 in overtime in the quarterfinals.