The boys track team continued its dominance on Sunday by winning the Cape and Islands league championship at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. The Vineyard girls squad placed second behind Nauset.

The boys team surged to victory with 18 runners finishing in the top six of every event. Dash Christy led the way with a first place finish in the 55-meter hurdles, a second place in the 55-meter dash and a fifth place in the long jump. Joseph Bonneau finished second in the 55-meter hurdles while Daniel Rivard finished sixth.

Nick Pecararo placed fourth in the 55-meter dash and third in the 300-meter run. Zach Utz and Isaac Richards placed second and third in the one mile race and Borja Tolay and Kieran Karabees finished third and fifth in the two-mile race. Daniel da Silva placed fourth in the 600-meter race, and Jonathan Norton and Vito Aiello placed second and sixth in the 1000-meter race.

Braden Sayles and Micah Vought placed third and fourth in the shot put. Sayles also finished fifth in the long jump and Daniel Rivard finished second in the high jump.

On the girls squad Adrienne Christy and Catherine Cherry were one and two in the one mile race. Cherry also finished second in the two mile race.

Anabelle Biggs took first in the long jump and Adrienne Christy placed third in the long jump. Biggs also placed third in the 300-meter race and fourth in the 55-meter dash. Nicole Menton finished fifth in the 55-meter dash.

Eloise Christy and Yayla DeChiara finished third and fourth in the 600-meter race and Sydney Brown placed third in the 1000-meter. The Vineyard’s 4x400 relay team finished second while Paige Pogue and Charlotte Packer were second and fourth in the shot put.

Next up for the indoor track team is the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association meet this Sunday and the MIAA division five championship the following Sunday.

Jeremy Regan looks to pass to Nico De Paula during a hard fought game against Nantucket. — Mark Alan Lovewell

On Saturday, the Vineyard boys basketball team won a 66-63 thriller against Nantucket in a game that saw eleven lead changes and six ties.

Nantucket’s hard-nosed defense was a difficult matchup for the Vineyarders who were without starting forward Aiden Rogers. The Vineyard countered Nantucket’s aggressive defense with precise passing and matched physicality.

Jared Regan opened the contest with back-to-back threes for the Vineyard, but the Whalers countered with a 17-6 run to end the first period. The Vineyarders battled back in the second, knocking down threes and draining free throws to head into the locker room with a 28-23 lead.

The third period began with Nantucket storming back to regain the lead. The Whalers scored seven unanswered points until Jeremy Regan knocked down a three to halt the visitor’s run.

The Vineyard increased their lead at the start of the fourth period but Nantucket stormed back, hitting a three-point shot with 4.7 seconds left to make it 64-63 Vineyard. But the Vineyard answered with two more points to seal the victory.

“That wasn’t the prettiest game we’ve had, but the guys showed resilience, showed that they can gut it out and that’s important,” Coach Joyce said after the game.

The next home game is Friday against Sandwich for a game that could have major playoff implications. Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m.

The girls hockey team traveled to Nantucket on Saturday, skating to a 4-3 victory to complete the season sweep of their rivals.

Maria Frangos earned her first win in net for the Vineyard this year as Skyla Harthcock, Ava BenDavid, Lily Moran and Lila Mikos all found the back of the net for the Vineyard. The goals by Moran and Mikos were their first career varsity scores.

Coach John Fiorito said his team hung in there despite being without two of their first line forwards. The Vineyarders outshot the Whalers 34-11.

This week the girls have a break before facing Fontbonne Academy at home Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Girls basketball was also on Nantucket Saturday, but fell to the Whalers 37-33. Kiley Estrella returned from a one-game absence to lead the Vineyard in scoring with 12 points. Riley Yuhas contributed eight while Sasha Lakis added seven.

The girls have two road games this week. The first falls on Wednesday against Cardinal Spellman in Brockton, where they will face the Cardinals for the first time this season. The other game is Friday against Sandwich where the Vineyarders will try to split the season series with the Blue Knights.

The boys hockey team also has a big week ahead. On Wednesday, Cardinal Spellman comes to the Island for their first meeting between the two teams this season. The puck drops at 4:30 p.m. On Friday at home, the Vineyard faces Bishop Stang, who previously bested them 4-1 on the mainland last month. Puck drops at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, the team travels to Nantucket for the second meeting with the Whalers this season. Nantucket won the previous matchup 2-0.

The two Islands are currently tied for fourth place in the Cape and Islands League. Depending on how the midweek games go, the Vineyard could be looking to lock up a playoff spot on Saturday against their rivals.

The swim team concluded their season Saturday at the Cape and Islands conference championships in Sandwich. Out of the eight teams in the league, the Vineyard girls placed fifth and the boys finished sixth. Rauiri Mullen set a personal best and qualified for sectionals next week in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:58.13, he placed third in the race. The boys relay team also finished in fifth in the 400 freestyle relay.

For the girls, Gabby Carr’s two second place finishes highlighted the afternoon. With her two silvers, Carr set personal and school records in the 200 and 500 freestyles. Lily Haynes, Eleanor Hyland, Abigail Hammarlund, Kathryn Cuthbert and Olympia Hall all also set personal bests at the championship. Next, Carr and Mullin are headed to MIT for the South Sectional Championships on Saturday.