Boys' Hockey Takes Third in Home Tournament

Last year the Vineyard boys' hockey squad won their home ice tournament, but history would not repeat itself as the 17th Annual Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Tournament kicked off over the holiday weekend. 

The team fell 5-3 to Lynnfield on Saturday and drew with a chippy Dennis-Yarmouth squad 4-4 during Sunday's consolation game. Westwood defeated Lynnfield 4-1 in the championship game to walk away tournament victors. 

Updated Presidents Day Weekend Sports Schedule

Several high school sports games scheduled for Saturday have been postponed in light of an evening blizzard forecast.

Athletics director Mark McCarthy said that the boys' hockey tournament, which begins tonight and continues Sunday, will go on as scheduled. The Vineyard plays Lynnfield at 7 p.m. tonight.

The varsity boys' basketball game against Danvers has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 16, at 2 p.m. 

The varsity girls' basketball game against Sabis International Charter School was postponed to Thursday, February 20.

Presidents Day Weekend Sports Preview

When you're not cheering for Team USA over the holiday weekend, head to the high school gym and the ice arena to root for the Vineyard. All varsity basketball and hockey teams are playing at home in the penultimate week of the regular season.

Games begin Friday afternoon as girls' basketball takes on league opponent Somerset Berkley at 4:30 p.m. The girls are 9-7 on the season; a win this weekend would put them into the postseason tournament.

Tisbury Boys and Edgartown Girls Take Middle School Basketball Titles

Cars filled the parking lot and lined Sanderson Drive Monday evening as the middle school basketball championship games tipped off. 

In the boys' contest, the Tisbury Tigers overcame the Edgartown Eagles to win the title 47-34. Tisbury eighth grader Cole Houston notched 27 points. 

Boys' Hockey Falls 4-1 in Rivalry Game

In a much-anticipated league rivalry game, the Vineyard boys' hockey team fell 4-1 to visiting Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Coyle and Cassidy Wednesday evening.

The Vineyard moves to 3-1 in the league and 8-3-1 overall. Coyle is now undefeated in the EAC.

Swimmers Wrap Up Dual Meet Season

The Vineyard swim teams took on Nantucket in their final dual meet of the season this Saturday. Though both teams fell to the Whalers, head coach Jonathan Chatinover reported that a number of athletes recorded personal best times.

Vineyard Boys Bested by Framingham Hockey, 6-2

The Vineyard boys’ hockey team fell 6-2 to visiting Framingham, a Division One team, on Saturday night.

This is the second time the team has hosted a D1 team this season. The Vineyarders were up to the challenge, outshooting the Flyers in the first period, but Framingham’s physical play  and experience ultimately proved the deciding factors.

Boys' Basketball Closes Out Home Weekend of Wins

Senior forward Deshawn James scored 27 points and picked up seven rebounds during Saturday’s 73-40 takedown of league opponent Bishop Stang. The home win was the Vineyard’s second in two days.

The Spartans hung in with the Vineyard in the first quarter, but could not keep up with the offense for the remainder of the game. 

"When we pass the ball offensively, we're a good team," head coach Michael Joyce said, noting that the team's energy has improved throughout the weekend. 

Girls' Hockey Remains Undefeated in League Play

The Vineyard girls hosted league opponent Bourne on Saturday afternoon, earning a 4-1 win but slowing down the attack as the game progressed.

“We played a great first period, then we stopped playing,” head coach John Fiorito said. “We’re a better team than that…it’s about playing well.”

Junior forward Aubrey Ashmun put the first Vineyard goal in the net ten seconds into the game on an assist from fellow junior Sydney Davies. Ashmun scored again in the third period on a breakway, and later picked up an assist.

Boys' Basketball Rebounds Against Somerset, 74-51

Working on just one day of practice, the Vineyarders surged against the visiting Somerset Raiders on Friday afternoon for a 74-51 win.

The victory was a much-needed boost to the team, who were coming off a tough home loss to league rival Bishop Feehan. 

"We watched film from the [Bishop Feehan] game," head coach Mike Joyce said after Friday'sgame. "It let them see that this kind of effort loses games. That kind of effort against a good team like Feehan loses games by a lot."