Tad Gold Returns as Sharks Assistant General Manager

Vineyard baseball standout Tad Gold is returning to the Island to become assistant general manager of the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks.

Curveball at the Ferry Can't Keep Boys' Baseball Team from State Tournament

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys’ baseball team qualified for the state tournament on Friday by earning a 2-1 victory against Triton in Newbury. “We had an interesting time getting there,” said head coach Gary Simmons. “We showed up for the boat in Vineyard Haven only to find out it hadn’t yet left Woods Hole.”

Boys' Baseball Holds Strong Position in League Play

The regional high school boys’ varsity baseball team is having a great season. In fact, it is its best season ever.

Drafted by the Orioles: Night Honoring Tad Gold Has Surprise Ending

An evening set to honor the base-stealing, RBI-hitting lefty and 2009 graduate of the regional high school had an unexpected interruption Saturday. Tad Gold took a call on his cell phone. He had just been drafted by the Baltimore Orioles.

Spring Sports Showcase Young Talent

Spring sports at the regional high school are underway and lacrosse, track and field, tennis, sailing, baseball and softball all look to have promising seasons so far.

All-Stars Take on Babe Ruth Tournament, District Title Game

The Martha’s Vineyard 13-year-old All-Star team competed in the Babe Ruth District 7 finals over the holiday weekend, earning their spot after a 6-5 defeat of Sandwich on Friday. The game was close throughout, with the Vineyard trailing by just one run in the bottom of the fifth. After starter Elias Fhagen-Smith turned in a solid start on the mound, Jack Sayre came in to hold Sandwich scoreless in relief.

New Field Planned for Travel Baseball

For Vineyard Little Leaguers, tournament play is a mainstay of the summer when travel teams of All-Stars compete across the Cape each week. Beginning next year, as work progresses on the organization’s Penn Field project in Oak Bluffs, the Vineyard may at last be able to compete as a home team during the summer.

“On the Vineyard, it’s always been that we go off-Island for every tournament,” said Phil Regan, whose twin sons Jared and Jeremy play for the All-Star team in the summer and the Red Sox during the Little League regular season. Mr.

Baseball Ends Season

The high school baseball team closed out its season on Monday with a 4-3 loss to visiting Bourne. The Vineyarders, hampered by injuries for much of the season, finished with a 7-11 record. Senior captain Jack Roberts led the team in batting average, turning in a .545 before a dislocated shoulder put him out of action last month. Roberts also led in stolen bases (19). Sophomore Andrew Wiley posted a .362 batting average and led the team in RBIs (16). Senior Brendan Maseda led in runs scored (19), with a .273 average and 16 stolen bases.

Tennis, Track Teams Undefeated; Sailing Squad Has Wind at Back

Home sports action picks up after April vacation on Monday with boys’ lacrosse taking on Dartmouth at 3 p.m. On Tuesday girls’ lacrosse hosts league opponent Coyle and Cassidy at 3 p.m., and sailing takes on Barnstable at the Sailing Camp Park at 3 p.m.

Wanted: Host Families for Sharks (the Kind that Field Grounders and Hit Line Drives)

When the weather begins to turn warm, Doris Clark begins her search.

For the past two summers, Mrs. Clark has been the host families coordinator for the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks baseball team, which competes in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, a summer wooden bat league for college athletes. Most of the players on the team have never been to the Vineyard before, and most need a place to call home base while they travel to and from games across New England.