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Chatham baseball fans planning future trips to Cooperstown will want to be on the lookout for a new team member in the storied Hall of Fame. Jeff Bagwell, who played for the A's back in the late 1980s, was elected to the Hall of Fame last week. Bagwell, a Boston native, played for the then Athletics (now the Chatham Anglers) in 1987 and 1988 before being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1989. In 1990 he was tr...

HARWICH ─ In a matchup between cross-town rivals, the second half made the difference as Monomoy cruised to a 54-40 victory against Cape Tech in the Shark Tank on Tuesday night in Monomoy’s first home win of the season. After a bit of a slow start, Monomoy took head coach Keith Arnold’s halftime pep talk to heart and returned to the court ready for battle, dominating the third quarter 18-9. Behind many of the ...

Hoops Clinic Aims To Inspire Future Sharks

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Members of the Monomoy girls and boys varsity basketball teams got a taste of the coaching life on Monday when they, along with their coaches, hosted a free skills clinic at the high school. The idea came from first-year boys head coach Keith Arnold, who, after accepting the job this fall, began formulating clinic plans in his mind. Though a hoped-for fall clinic wasn't possible, Martin Luther King...

HYANNIS ─ When the Mashpee-Monomoy Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team hosted the Cape Tech-Cape Cod Academy Crusaders this past weekend, it looked like their lone first-period goal would see them through to a win. Then the Monarchs' penalties piled up as the Crusaders saw their chance and took it, ending the game in a 1-1 tie. Scoring the late-game goal for the opponents was Mike Looney, who found the net...

OSTERVILLE/HARWICH ─ The Monomoy girls basketball team tucked two league wins under its cap in the past week, defeating Sturgis East in a commanding 58-32 victory before defeating Cape Cod Tech 47-25 on the road last Thursday. “Getting two wins in a row, considering all our injuries and illnesses, is very welcome,” said head coach Pete Richer. The Sharks got off to a slow start against the Seahawks, takin...

HARWICH ─ The Sharks started strong but couldn't sustain their momentum against Martha's Vineyard on Monday, falling 77-47, just days after earning a much-needed victory against Sturgis West on the road. It took both teams the better part of the first quarter to find the scoreboard in Monday's match at Monomoy, but it was the Sharks that struck first, putting up two points from a well-timed shot by Sam Reed....

Kat's Pause: Remembering Roy

By: Kat Szmit

In more than a decade of sports reporting, I've definitely had the opportunity to meet my fair share of coaches. Each has been memorable for different reasons, and that includes Roy Porter, who passed away recently after a battle with cancer. I knew Coach Porter not from this job, but a past position when he was first head coach at Cape Cod Academy, and then Sturgis East. In a sea of stern-faced leaders shouti...

HARWICH ─ In the family that is Cape Cod basketball, Jordan Fisher was not only well known, but also beloved, not only for his love of the game, but for his infectious grin and a friendly personality that won him much respect. This weekend, Fisher, who tragically lost his life in a car accident in October, will be honored in the first Jordan Fisher Memorial Basketball Tournament, happening Saturday at the commu...

HARWICH ─ Field hockey has been a lifelong passion for Monomoy senior Marina Small, who proved a formidable player for the Sharks during her tenure at the high school. Now, after formally signing her letter of intent, Small is taking her talents to Westfield State, where she's looking forward to joining the Owls in some fierce competition. Small first picked up a hockey stick when she was in kindergarten, ap...

Looking Back On Sports In 2016

By: Kat Szmit

The end of the year is an excellent time to reflect, recharge, and especially remember, and in the local sports world, whether it was expanded teams, coaching changes, tournament runs, or athletes making names for themselves, 2016 offered much to look back on. See a gallery of 2016 sports photos here .

Furies Showing Strength As Season Starts

By: Kat Szmit

ORLEANS ─ The 2016-17 season is officially under way for the Furies girls varsity ice hockey team, and so far head coach Scott Rebello is pleased with their performances, which include an opening 9-2 victory against Stoughton, tough losses to Falmouth and Pembroke, and a hard-fought 1-1 tie against Bishop Fenwick. Most recently the Furies, a team comprised of players from Monomoy, Cape Cod Tech, and Nauset h...

Bumpy Ride For Monomoy Boys Hoops

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy boys varsity basketball team might have suffered two tough losses in their first week of the 2016-17 season, but a buzzer-beating win is serving as a reminder that the season is just getting started, and as senior captain Chris Mazulis said, “We already have a better record than we did last year.” That's the attitude the Sharks are trying to hang on to after weathering a 50-36 loss to S...