Bragging Rights Go to Nantucket After Winning Big in Island Cup
Landry Harlan and Bill Eville
The Vineyard team narrowly avoided a shutout in the closing minutes of the Island Cup. Final score: Nantucket 48, Vineyard 7.
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At Halftime, Nantucket Is Way Ahead in Island Cup Game
Landry Harlan and Bill Eville
Nantucket struck early and often as it leads the Vineyard 29-0 at halftime.
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Stage Is Set for Island Cup as Tradition Resumes
Landry Harlan and Bill Eville
The start of the Island Cup is just minutes away as the Vineyard and Nanucket face off for football bragging rights. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m under very sunny skies.
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Roots Run Deep for Island Cup; Game Returns Saturday
Landry Harlan

The annual Island Cup football rivalry between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket is set to return this weekend, a year after it was cancelled for only the second time in its long history.

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Famed Nantucket Football Coach Vito Capizzo Dies at 78
Sara Brown

Legendary Nantucket football coach Vito Capizzo, who led the Whalers in decades of Island Cup rivalry games against the Vineyard, died May 17. He was 78.

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Shortened Football Season Ends With a Win
Steve Myrick
An inspired Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team ended its season with a victory last Friday night, taking a bit of the sting out of a season cut short.
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Roster Depleted, Vineyard Football Cancels Island Cup
Steve Myrick

Faced with injuries and disciplinary dismissals, the regional high school decided Thursday to forfeit the end of the varsity football season, including the Island Cup.

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Island Cup Goes Back to Nantucket; Whalers Snap Losing Streak
Louisa Hufstader and Sara Brown
After 12 consecutive Island Cup victories, the Vineyarders gave up the trophy to the Nantucket Whalers. Final score: 42-0.
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Island Cup Runneth Over for Football Fans on Vineyard and Nantucket
Louisa Hufstader

Anything can happen at the Island Cup. The rivalry game between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket is Saturday on the Vineyard. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

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Coach Bob Tankard Resigns After Decade on the Sidelines
Mike Kolleth
Robert Tankard is calling it quits af­ter eight years as head coach of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team.
 
News of his resignation, following a 27-14 loss to Nantucket Saturday, came as a shock to his players, football fans and the high school athletic de­partment.
 
“I’ve been thinking about it for quite awhile. My wife knew about it and so did my coaches,” Mr. Tankard told the Gazette Sunday. “It has noth­ing to do with our record this season or the game Saturday.
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