Winter Sports Teams Heat Up

After a shaky start against Sandwich last week, the boys’ varsity basketball team picked up a decisive 69-41 victory over visiting Dennis-Yarmouth Tuesday evening in their home opener.

Winter Season Shapes up for Basketball, Swim Teams

Boys' basketball hopes to up its game again this year. The girls squad has a new coach. And the swim team is in the pool. High school winter sports season gets under way.

Star Basketball Alum

Kia Minor of Edgartown, a former basketball player at the Oak Bluffs School and the regional high school, was named a member of the 2012-2013 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Conference First Team last week. Kia, a senior at Framingham State University, is captain of the women’s basketball team. She has been chosen twice this year as the MASCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, and is the eighth Framingham State women’s basketball player to pass 1,000 career points.

Island Produces All-Star Athletes

Several Vineyard winter sport athletes have been named to All-Star teams in their respective conferences.

In boys’ basketball, captains Izak Browne and Jack Roberts earned Eastern Athletic Conference honors for the second year in the row. Girls’ basketball captain Jennie Lindland also repeated as an All-Star, and was joined by senior teammates Katie Stewart (also a captain) and Maggie Riseborough.

Vineyard Falls in Final Seconds of State Semifinal Nail Biter

They were up by two points with under three minutes left in the game, then down by one point with five seconds remaining, but in the end the Vineyarders could not overcome defending champions Danvers on Tuesday in the MIAA Division 3 state semifinal.

Half Day at High School as Basketball Team Heads to TD Garden

There will be no lack of support for the Vineyard boys’ basketball team as they take on defending state champion Danvers in tomorrow’s Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association state semifinals. In fact, the whole school has been given a half day off to watch the home team play at the TD Garden in Boston.

Vineyarders Headed to Section Finals Today

For the second year in a row, the boys’ basketball team is headed to the finals of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association sectional tournament after defeating Medway 70-60 Monday evening in Taunton. With the win, the boys improved their season record to 17-5 and advance to the Division 3 South Section finals, which will be played this Saturday at UMass-Boston.

Edgartown School Teams Sweep Championships

The Eagles have landed. In closely-matched, hard-fought games at the middle school basketball championships Tuesday night, the Edgartown School girls’ and boys’ teams both took home trophies.

One Win to Go for Both Boys and Girls Basketball Teams to Clinch Postseason Berths

The march to the postseason continued this week with split results; the boys’ basketball team secured an easy victory on Tuesday while the girls took a hard-fought loss. Both basketball squads need just one more win to clinch a spot in the postseason tournament. Meanwhile, the fledgling swim team, hampered by illness and injury, hosted Sacred Heart in a close meet on Monday, but ultimately came up short.

Basketball Back on Top, Hockey Defeats Bishop Stang

The boys’ basketball team rebounded from a tough one-point loss on Friday in their second game of the weekend as they defeated visiting Lexington 53-46 on Sunday afternoon. Senior Liam Weston had a standout game for the Vineyarders, shooting 78 per cent from the field en route to 16 points.