September days may bring cooler weather to the Island but competition at MVRHS is heating up. This year with a new league bringing about new foes and old rivals, the Vineyarders are primed to prove themselves as a Cape and Islands League force to be reckoned with.

The golf team got off to a hot start with victories against Cardinal Spellman in Brockton last Thursday and Falmouth High School on Tuesday. Two freshmen led the purple and white to their first victory on the links. Nick BenDavid shot a 39, and Ryan Harding was close behind him, shooting a 40.

Against Falmouth, the Vineyarders claimed another victory with a 249 to 276 triumph. Pete Gillis and Aiden Marek, both juniors, shot a 39, propelling the Vineyard to victory.

On Wednesday MVRHS golfers travel to old Eastern Athletic Conference foe Bishop Stang, then face off against Nauset at Farm Neck on Thursday.

After the remnants of Hurricane Dorian postponed kickoff of the football team’s season from Friday to Saturday, the Seekonk Warriors defeated the Vineyard 40-6 in a hard-fought, highly physical bout. Next for the gridders is a trip to Malden where they’ll take on the Mystic Valley Charter School Eagles on Friday.

Both the girls and boys soccer seasons began Tuesday against Falmouth. The girls squared off against the Clippers on the road and the boys opened against our neighbors across the Sound at home.

The girls were defeated by a 5-0 margin, and the boys emerged the victor by a final score of 2-0.

The goal scorers for the Coach John Walsh’s squad were juniors Luidi DeOlivera, who put one past the Falmouth keeper with a header off a set-piece. Samuel Balbino connected off a nifty pass from Emanuel DaSilva.

Coach Walsh said his team “played effectively, there’s plenty to work on, but this was a great place to start.”

Next up for the girls is their home opener against the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins Thursday at 3 p.m. The boys hit the road for their next match, also facing off against the Dolphins Thursday at 4 p.m.

Field hockey’s first season under head Coach Becky Nutton got underway Monday afternoon on the road against division foe Nauset. The Warrior’s offense proved to be too much for the Vineyard girls to handle as they were blanked 3-0.

Nauset out cornered the Vineyard 13-2 and totaled 15 shots in each half of play.

Sandwich visits the Vineyard Wednesday afternoon for field hockey’s home opener, and Brockton High School will make the trek down to the Island Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.