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Demanche Back At Helm Of Monomoy Football

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy football program has seen its fair share of changes in recent years, which is why players, parents, and fans will likely be glad to see a familiar face on the sidelines this coming season. Paul “Spanky” Demanche, a man who comes with a long history of local football, will once again don the coach's cap after being named the new head of Monomoy football. If the name seems familiar, it is b...

Kat's Pause: Summertime Magic

By: Kat Szmit

When I was a little kid, summertime was nothing short of magical. The kind of stuff you only read about nowadays, it seems. Fireflies in glass jars, all manner of fun games with friends, and days that stretched well into the evening further enhancing our sense of freedom. The world has changed, but there is a way to capture that summertime magic in a way that is uniquely Cape Cod: baseball. Only a covert sport...

Sun Shines Down On Sublime Chatham Harbor Run

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ Sunday is a day that many in Chatham will long remember. It marked the first time that the steady rhythm of running feet beat across the Mitchell River Bridge since it recently reopened, heralding the return of the Chatham Harbor Run. After kicking off at noon from atop Crowell Road near Monomoy Middle School, runners and 5K walkers made their way along courses that took them through scenic Chatham, ...

Kids of All Ages Enjoy The Annual Harwich 5K

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Never underestimate moms with a mission. Seven years ago a group of Harwich moms with young children wanted to find a way to keep themselves and their children fit, so they started meeting in the early mornings for a walk/run, building up their endurance until they were ready for a full-fledged 5K. “The McCourt Race was the first race we ever ran,” said Joanne Logie, adding that disappointment set in...

HARWICH ─ It wasn't a no-hitter for the Harwich bullpen last Thursday when the Mariners hosted the Anglers, but it was sure close. In what became a 6-0 win for the home team, Harwich pitchers allowed just four hits in nine innings en route to their 11th win of the season. “They just flat-out beat us tonight,” said Angler manager John Schiffner. Indeed, the Mariners wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, ...

Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth Is Back In Action

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Cape Cod Baseball League isn't the only game in town. If you want to catch a game between younger stars on the rise, get yourself to a match featuring the Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth team and you'll be in for some sweet baseball. The team, coached by Steve Porter, Michael Porter, and Patrick Watson, is comprised mainly of players from Monomoy and Nauset high schools, with a handful of off-Cape team m...

HARWICH ─ The first day of summer turned out to be a great day for baseball, and an even better day for the Harwich Mariners, who earned a 3-0 victory against the Y-D Red Sox to keep them firmly in place at the top of Cape League as the 2016 season progresses. Pitcher BJ Myers enjoyed a stellar game for the visiting Mariners, pitching 7.1 innings in which he allowed just four hits and no runs while recording t...

Anglers Riding the Win-Lose Wave

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ Ten innings proved too much for the Chatham Anglers on Friday as they were outlasted by the visiting Brewster Whitecaps, but the weekend wasn't all bad for the boys in blue, who came back the next night to defeat Falmouth, fell to the Y-D Red Sox, and then Monday night got the best of the Gatemen. Chatham put the first run on the scoreboard against the Whitecaps on Friday, after a special opening cer...

CHATHAM ─ Nearly 40 years ago a quartet of running enthusiasts, fresh from their participation in the renowned Falmouth Road Race, decided that another Cape venue needed a similar event, and the Chatham Harbor Run was born. But in 2014, construction began on the aging Mitchell River Bridge, and the beloved Chatham run went on hiatus. At noon on June 26 the race returns and runners will once again be able to t...

Anglers Off To A Bumpy Start

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ The Chatham Anglers are off to a bumpy start in their 2016 season, but manager John Schiffner is keeping it realistic, knowing that his roster is still evolving. “It's in flux,” he said following the team's home opener against Falmouth last Friday, a game that started off strong for the A's, but ended in a 7-4 loss, the team's first opening day loss since 2008. The trouble, it seems, might be part...

HARWICH ─ If the start of the Harwich Mariners' 2016 season is a harbinger of games to come, this could be a very good summer for Mariner fans. So far, the Harwich crew has gone undefeated in their first four games, beginning with their season opener last Friday against Cotuit that ended in an 8-3 victory for Harwich. The Mariners matched their runs with their hits on opening day, recording eight in total, and...

CHATHAM ─ The Monomoy girls golf team had what one player dubbed a “roller coaster” day in the MIAA State Championship, but when all was said and done at Eastward Ho! Country Club, the Sharks placed third overall with a final score of 408. Annie Howard shot a 121, while Erin Smeltzer had a 117 and Caroline Howard shot a 115. Haley Rae recorded a 106, and Maddie Leonard echoed her score from the team's big So...