Boys hockey was hot, the swim team held its own in the pool and girls and boys basketball weathered some storms on their home courts. As the countdown nears for playoff season, it was a full week in high school sports.

Jackson Pachico moves the puck; boys hockey is currently in a three-way tie for first place in the Cape and Islands league. — Aaron Wilson

Graham Stearns needed just 14 saves against Dennis-Yarmouth Wednesday afternoon to earn his second shutout of the season as the Vineyarders handled the Dolphins 6-0 in Cape and Islands league action.

Four Vineyarders found the back of the net as the home team converted on two power play opportunities. Senior defenseman Hoffie Hearn scored a hat trick as he broke open the scoring in the first period with a deep wrist shot that zipped past D-Y’s goalie. He scored his second with an unassisted snipe and his third came on a power play with an assist from Cam Geary. Geary also scored the Vineyard’s third goal of the first period with an assist from Aiden Marek. Logan Araujo and Pete Gillis also found the back of the net, and Hern had an assist on Araujo’s score.

The Vineyard held an advantage in puck possession and shots on goal for the duration of the contest as they skated to their eighth win of the season. They are currently in a three-way tie for the third-best record in the Cape and Islands league with Barnstable and Nantucket.

Girls swim team lost. — Jeanna Shepard

The swim team wrapped up its dual-meet regular season Tuesday at home at the YMCA with a split result against Sacred Heart. On senior day, seniors Indigo Giambattista, Kathryn Cuthbert and captain Abigail Hammarlund were all recognized before the start of the meet. Once the final results were calculated, the Vineyard boys came out on top 71-55, but the girls fell 79-54.

Ruairi Mullin was a double winner for the boys as he won the 200 and 100-yard freestyles. Christian Flanders won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.15 seconds. Eighth-grader Andrue Carr won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:37.83 and placed second in the 100-yard backstroke. Jonathan Chivers took first in the 100-yard backstroke, finishing in 1:19.88. Both of the boys freestyle relays were winners as Noah Lawry, Nathan Cuthbert, Mullin and Flanders won the 200 and 400-yard.

Gabby Carr and Lily Jones were both double winners for the Vineyard girls. Carr won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.04 and the 100-yard butterfly in 1:08.11. Jones won both sprint events, the 50 and 100-yard freestyles in 29.94 and 1:06.78. Eighth grader Olympia Hall won the 500-yard freestyle in 6:32.97. Lily Haynes, Hall, Jones and Carr won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:37.87.

On Tuesday, the girls basketball team played Dennis-Yarmouth on the Cape, beating the Dolphins for the second time. Taylor Hughes led all scorers with 14 points and Sasha Lakis added eight points as the Vineyarders won 39-24.

Sasha Lakis helped propel the girls to victory over Cape Cod Academy. — Aaron Wilson

The girls jumped out to a 12-3 lead after one quarter and by half time were up 16-5. The Dolphins surged back in the third period, but the Vineyarders weathered the storm and pulled away in the fourth period to hold onto victory.

On Thursday the girls were back home in Oak Bluffs to take on the Seahawks of Cape Cod Academy. In a tight game where the Vineyard came close to tying it up in the third and fourth periods, the Seahawks drained buckets when it mattered the most and held off the Vineyarders for a 44-38 win.

Taylor Hughes led the Vineyard in scoring with 10 points and was a force grabbing rebounds off the glass. Riley Yuhas and Katherine O’Brien combined for five three-point shots. Sasha Lakis had five points and four blocks.

Boys basketball had a rough week. On Tuesday, the top team in the Cape and Islands League, Dennis-Yarmouth, came to the Island and pulled off an 11-point come-from-behind victory over the Vineyarders.

Mike Trusty for the Vineyard. Boys basketball had a rough week. — Aaron Wilson

The first half was back-and-forth, hard-fought and competitive. Both teams played an aggressive zone defense, the Vineyard committed more turnovers but hit more shots and lead 25-20 at the half.

Aiden Rogers hit back-to-back threes to open the third period, pushing the home team’s lead to 11. But the Vineyard’s momentum derailed after Nico De Paula and Mike Trusty picked up their fourth fouls. D-Y sank all nine of their second-half attempts and tied the game at 39 after hitting a three off a turnover to end the third.

In the final period D-Y pulled ahead for good with less than three minutes to play. Jared Regan hit a jumper to cut the Dolphin’s lead to one with under a minute to play, but another foul put D-Y on the line to secure a 60-55 win.

Jared Regan led the Vineyard in scoring with 24, he also had a steal and hit a pair of threes. His twin brother Jeremy had 10 points and also drained two threes. Aiden Rogers sank three treys for his nine points and Rammon Dos Santos had five points and four blocks.

On Thursday the boys traveled to Osterville to take on Cape Cod Academy. After winning their first meeting with the Seahawks, in their second matchup, the Vineyard found themselves in a shootout and came up short 70-62.