151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven MA 02568 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum


High School juniors and seniors from Corinne Kurtz's Sports History class at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) researched, created and implemented an exhibit regarding high school sports from before MVRHS's founding through today.

Pre regionalization, there were three high schools on Martha's Vineyard. The 1960s mark the beginning of a new, post regionalization, era for high school sports on Martha's Vineyard. Once rivals, the students of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) had to learn to play as teammates. During the 1970s, five new sports were added to the roster while the already established girl's and boy's basketball thrived. In the 1980s, the much sought after Island Cup was won as the parents of the current Martha's Vineyard high school athletes took charge. The 1990s can be characterized both by a remarkable five state championship victories as well as the addition of three new sports teams, cross country, girl's lacrosse and boy's lacrose. More currently in the 2000s, even more outstanding athletics can be noted, including individual and team accomplishments, as well as the addition of varsity swimming.