Island Cup

Whalers Top Vineyarders to Retain Possession of the Island Cup

On a windy Halloween day on Nantucket, the Whalers cruised to a 27-7 victory against the Vineyarders in the historic Island Cup rivalry.

Island Cup Fever Is Contagious for Generations

The Island Cup game has been rescheduled to Sunday at 2 p.m. on Nantucket. The fan boat leaves the Vineyard on Oct. 31 at 7 a.m. Field hockey and boys and girls soccer also play at Nantucket that day.

Island Cup Is Canceled After Covid Exposure

The Island Cup football game between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket has been canceled due to exposure to Covid-19.

Whalers Defend the Cup in 47-20 Triumph

In the 40th Island Cup matchup, a tough Nantucket team proved too much for the Vineyarders. The Whalers wasted no time in jumping out to a 28-0 lead.

Momentum and Home Field Advantage Fuel Island Cup Fever

This year’s Island Cup features a young crop of vigorous Vineyarders eager to recapture the cup versus a Nantucket team riding high off back-to-back lopsided wins.

Bragging Rights Go to Nantucket After Winning Big in Island Cup

The Vineyard team narrowly avoided a shutout in the closing minutes of the Island Cup. Final score: Nantucket 48, Vineyard 7.

At Halftime, Nantucket Is Way Ahead in Island Cup Game

Nantucket struck early and often as it leads the Vineyard 29-0 at halftime.

Stage Is Set for Island Cup as Tradition Resumes

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.

Roots Run Deep for Island Cup; Game Returns Saturday

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.

Famed Nantucket Football Coach Vito Capizzo Dies at 78

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.