After a weekend of big victories against league rival Nantucket, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School spring sports teams head into the second half of the season with winning records and sights set on postseason glory. Moving into the new Cape and Islands league has posed little difficulty for the Vineyarders with most teams holding a position at the top of the eight-team league.

The hits just keep on coming for the baseball team this season led by first-year coach Kyle Crossland, culminating in a 12-2 thumping of the Whalers over the weekend. The win brings them to 5-4 overall. Mr. Crossland said the team owes much of its success to sophomores who have stepped up to varsity level, including Leo Neville, Isaac Richards and Keaton Aliberti.

“Overall I’ve been really impressed with how quickly they can adapt to different positions, and their situational awareness,” said Mr. Crossland, adding that he’s still moving players around to find where on the field they fit best.

Mr. Crossland said he’s also proud of how the team has stepped up in “key moments,” like when Falmouth had the bases loaded two innings in a row and the Vineyard defense shut them down. He said that ability to be “clutch” will make the difference in the second half of the season.

The Vineyarders next home game is today at 3:15 p.m. against another league rival, St. John Paul II.

Going undefeated over eight team matches is one thing, but losing only one singles match out of 24 is an even more impressive feat, catapulting the boys tennis team to the top of the league standings. Against Nantucket, the team only lost nine games total out of 66 on their way to a 5-0 sweep. Coach Tony Omer said the team’s confidence is infectious.

“We’re lucky to have such a skilled group of players who have such positive attitudes who get along with each other so well and are so gracious on the court,” he said.

Mr. Omer said he is particularly impressed with the second doubles team of ninth-grader Ben Belisle and Luke Nivala — a homeschool junior who hadn’t played tennis before. Mr. Omer said Nivala walked on after hearing about the fun his sister, freshman Karinne Nivala, was having on the girls team.

“His Mom said she was having such a good time that he wanted to play too. He’s been a great addition to the team and brings a lot of spirit,” said Mr. Omer.

Boys tennis plays next at home against Monomoy on Thursday, May 9.

Not to be outdone, the girls tennis team under first-year coach Chris Scott is also 8-0 and put up an even more dominating performance against the Whalers dropping only four games out of 64.

“I was very pleased with the way the girls played,” said Mr. Scott. “They can be proud of themselves. They rose to the occasion.”

“At the halfway point it’s great to be where we are,” he added.

Girls tennis has two home games lined up for next week starting at 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.

Nantucket may have snapped the boys lacrosse team’s five game win-streak on Saturday, but coach Chris Greene said the team is looking good going into the second half of the season.

“We’re on track for great things,” he said. “I feel very confident about getting in playoffs.”

Mr. Greene chalked up the team’s success to big performances in every position, from “the happy goalie” Graham Stearns to attacker Colby Zarba and “attackman quarterback” Andy Merrick. He also pointed out the great play and leadership of senior Ivan Shepard who was named a team captain this week.

With a rematch against Nantucket, the best team in the league, set for later this month, Mr. Greene said nailing down the fundamentals of the game will be key to a different result for the young team.

“Week to week, we continue to grow. We’re not here dwelling on the past, we’re focusing on tomorrow,” he said.

Boys lacrosse plays at home against Fairhaven on Saturday, May 11.

The girls lacrosse, girls softball, sailing and track coaches could not be reached by press time.