Vineyard Boys Defeat Wareham 73-53, Advance to Next Round

A punishingly fast offense and the best defensive effort of the season led the Vineyard boys to a resounding 73-53 defeat of Wareham Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the south sectional tournament. 

The game was never in question as the Vineyard jumped to a 21-5 lead after the first quarter. Wareham pulled within ten points in the third quarter, but ulitmately could not make up the difference. 

Junior Alex GordonBeck scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the offense. Seniors Navardo Anderson and Deshawn James scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Boys' Hoops Set For Wareham Tonight

The final home game of the postseason takes place today at 4:30 p.m.

Boys' basketball takes on playoffs rival Wareham in the quarterfinals of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association south sectional tournament.

The Vineyard enters as the number three seed in the bracket, with a 17-4 record. Wareham, seeded sixth, is 16-5.

Girls' Hockey Ends Season in Close 3-2 Loss

The Vineyard girls’ hockey team fell 3-2 to visiting Algonquin in the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association postseason tournament.

Both teams limited the other’s chances at scoring, with Algonquin stepping up pressure on Vineyard sharpeyes Callie Jackson, Sydney Davies and Aubrey Ashmun and the Vineyard returning the favor.

But Algonquin used some additional offensive pressure to beat out Vineyard keeper Jackie Hegarty in the first period, and kicked off the second with another score to make the game 2-0.

2-1 Overtime Win Sends Boys Hockey To Next Round

Vineyard head coach Matt Mincone had a feeling the hockey team’s first round playoffs game would go long.

And that’s just what happened Tuesday night as the Vineyarders defeated visiting Sandwich 2-1 in overtime before a roaring crowd. Just over two minutes into the extra time, senior co-captain Tyson Araujo swept the game winner past both a Sandwich defender and goalie Craig Hatfield to secure the Vineyard’s trip to the quarterfinals of the south section tournament.

Boys' Basketball Defeats Norwell 69-51 in First Round

The Vineyard basketball team’s stifling defense returned with a vengeance Tuesday night as the boys kicked off the first round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Assocation postseason with a 69-51 defeat of Norwell. 

The Vineyard held Norwell to just three points—all on free throws—in the second quarter, and just 13 points overall in the first half.

Junior Alex GordonBeck led the offense with 15 points, and junior co-captain Tim Roberts notched 14. Senior Deshawn James scored all 12 of his points in the first quarter.

Postseason Seedings Announced, Tourney Action Begins Tuesday

The Olympics are ending, but competition is just heating up at the high school. Postseason action kicks off Tuesday evening as two Vineyard teams host back-to-back competitions. 

Boys’ basketball, seeded third with a 16-4 record, hosts Norwell at 4:30 p.m. Norwell is seeded eleventh, and is 10-10 on the season.

Boys’ hockey takes on Sandwich at 6 p.m. The Vineyard (13-5-2) is seeded sixth. Sandwich (8-7-3) is seeded eleventh.

Tickets for both basketball and hockey games are $5 for students and seniors, and $7 for adults.

Final Games of Regular Season Wrapped Friday Night

After two days of home action, the regular season concluded for Vineyard teams on Friday evening. 

Four Vineyarders Named to Girls' Hockey All-Star Team

The Vineyard girls' hockey team will be well-represented at this Saturday's Southeastern Massachusetts Girls Hockey League All-Star Game.

Senior captain Callie Jackson, junior forwards Aubrey Ashmun and Sydney Davies, and junior defender Olivia Ogden were all named All-Stars, and will compete at Gallo Arena. This is Ashmun's second All-Star game. She currently has 20 goals and 14 assists on the season.

Jackson has 19 goals and 16 assists on the season. Davies has 17 goals and 11 assists. 

Girls' Hockey Draws with King Philip, 3-3

Juniors Aubrey Ashmun and Sydney Davies notched a goal and an assist apiece as the Vineyarders split with nonleague opponent King Philip Regional High on Monday afternoon. The Vineyarders move to 10-5-3 on the season, and play their final game on Thursday at 4 p.m. against Marshfield. 

Davies took a feed from Ashmun early in the first to get the Vineyard on the board, but a late power play goal by King Philip evened the score. The Warriors took a 2-1 lead in the second period before senior captain Callie Jackson tied the game for the Vineyard. 

Basketball Teams Defeat Somerset

The Vineyard boys clinched a share of the Eastern Athletic Conference Title and the girls secured their spot in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association postseason tournament after wins against league opponent Somerset on Friday. 

The girls, playing on home court, cruised to a 60-32 win against the Raiders, with senior Kat deBettencourt leading the scoring. They enter the Bourne Tournament with a 10-7 record, and will play their final home game of the season on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. against Sabis International Charter School.