Sister Islands Go Toe to Toe for Gridiron Gold
Ivy Ashe

Call it Clean Slate Saturday. Anyone who has seen the Vineyard football team face off against rival Nantucket will say the same thing. Win-loss records don’t matter. It’s the Island Cup. The teams face off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the regional high school.

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Back When Coach Herman Was a Freshman
Mike Kolleth
The following was excerpted from an article written on Nov. 18, 1988 by Gazette reporter Mike Kolleth just before Coach Donald Herman’s first Island Cup Game.
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Soft Hands, Strong Arm Equal Big Payoff
Ivy Ashe
Junior Jacob Cardoza and senior Mike Mussell make a formidable combination on the high school varsity football team, Mussell's strong arm matched with Cardoza's athleticism and speed. This year Cardoza broke the school's single season record for receiving yards.
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Hard Loss for Soccer; Football on Roll

High school sports for the fall season are wrapping up. The football team is intent on going out with a bang as they defeated Bellingham on Friday. But it was a somber occasion for the boys’ soccer team, which ended its season with a loss in a hard-fought contest.

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Football Team on a Roll as Island Cup Nears
Ivy Ashe

Junior Ben Clark notched two touchdowns and rushed for 141 yards to lead the Vineyard football team’s offensive effort Friday night as they defeated visiting Bellingham 28-0. The team now holds a 5-5 record as they head into the final game of the season, the annual Island Cup clash against Nantucket.

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And Then There Was One, Boys' Soccer Still Kicking
Mac Sashin

The week of Halloween proved to be action-packed with great contests across the board for Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School athletes.

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Vineyarders Victorious in Island Cup
Ivy Ashe
The Island Cup rivalry between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket includes blowout wins and hard-fought losses. On Saturday the Vineyarders made history by defeating Nantucket 14-0 on Whaler home turf at the Island Cup.
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Vineyard Brings Home Island Cup in 14-0 Shutout
Sara Brown and Ivy Ashe

The coveted silver trophy is back on Martha's Vineyard, with the Vineyard football team defeating Nantucket 14-0 in the annual Island Cup Saturday. Sophomore Jacob Cardoza carried the day with two touchdowns.

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Home for the Hardware, Trophy Case Is Packed
Ivy Ashe
For one day every year, the Island Cup trophy sits on the sidelines of a football field, where its home for the next year will be determined. For the other 364 days, the trophy sits in a case.
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The Voice of Martha's Vineyard Football
Remy Tumin
Ken Goldberg has called Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football games for 33 years, and will be in the booth again on Nantucket Saturday for the Island Cup game. His prediction: “When you get to the Nantucket-Vineyard game, forget what the season records are.”
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