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Kat's Pause: All Hail The Message Of This King

By: Kat Szmit

Have you read the story about King Arthur? No, not the one involving round tables and acts of bravery. I'm talking about the one involving a young boy with a dream and the courage to pursue it in spite of, well, a significant vertical challenge. If you haven't yet read about this King Arthur, you ought to, and then share his story with the kids in your life. For those unaware, King Arthur is the nickname of Ar...

HARWICH ─ If all you looked at from Monday's Monomoy girls varsity soccer game against Sturgis East was the final score, a 4-3 loss for the Sharks, you don't have the whole picture, as Monomoy gave Sturgis a real run in the game's second half. At the break, the Storm held a 3-0 lead over the Sharks thanks to a first half that found Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson posing an important question to her players....

Monomoy Field Hockey Shuts Out Plymouth North

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ After a lackluster first half, the Monomoy girls field hockey team burst into the second half of Saturday's game against Plymouth North with gusto to earn a 4-0 non-league victory. The win came a few days after what head coach Cheryl Poore said was one of the best played and toughest losses of the season, a 1-0 outing against Barnstable, which she said was behind the Sharks' dispirited opening fram...

HARWICH ─ An online search and an extensive athletic background led Karen Guillemette to a new adventure, one she is most excited to begin. In a few weeks, Guillemette will venture to Cape Cod to become the interim Athletic Director for the Monomoy Regional School District. “Being an AD has been a career goal of mine for the past two years,” said Guillemette, who was chosen for the post from among more than ...

Sharks Run Past Lions In Cross-Country Home Meet

By: Kat Szmit

The St. John Paul II cross country teams put forth a good effort on Tuesday, but even before the last runners crossed the finish line the meet belonged to the home team Monomoy Sharks, who earned a solid victory in the Cape and Islands League. The meet kicked off around 4:30 on Oct. 11, with the Sharks dominating on their home course, a nearly three-mile trek that winds through the Island Pond Cemetery and sur...

Monomoy Falls To West Bridgewater 41-13

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Don't let the score fool you. Though the Monomoy Sharks fell 41-13 to West Bridgewater on Friday night, it doesn't mean the effort wasn't there. Just ask head coach Paul “Spanky” Demanche. “The kids' effort was terrific,” said Demanche following the loss. “I thought they played hard.” The Wildcats surprised the Sharks at game's start, pushing across the first of several touchdowns as Monomoy wor...

Kat's Pause: Simply The Best

By: Kat Szmit

In 2003 the Boston Red Sox introduced a new player. In 2016, some 13 years and 483 home runs later, David Ortiz marked his final game in Boston with a bittersweet farewell as more than 20,000 fans cheered, clapped, and cried. Now this fan is left with one question: what do you say to someone like that? Every sports fan has their player, the one person they hold in high esteem always, through highs and lows and...

Kat's Pause: The Coolest Choice

By: Kat Szmit

This week, for the second time, I heard former pro basketball player Chris Herren talk about his battle with drug addiction. Herren, a former member of the Boston Celtics, spoke about his illness and its toll in a stirring talk at Monomoy Regional High School on Monday. While much of what Herren said struck me, one comment in particular stood out. A question he'd ask if his own kids started using illicit subst...

HARWICH ─ Thanks to an unprecedented display of athleticism, the 2016 Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon will be one for the history books. Each of the top three men's runners – Jim Spisak, Amos Sang, and Glarius Rop – soundly broke the record for fastest Cape Cod half marathon set in 1991 by Larry Bartholomew. Bartholomew claimed victory in the Hyannis half marathon with a finish time of 1:06:56, which...

HARWICH ─ Though the Monomoy boys golf team didn't clinch the Cape and Islands League crown, they've got their sights set on the South Sectional Championship, and with the team's top three packing a punch on the links, it's possible the team will add another trophy to the high school case. Last week the Sharks suffered a challenging loss to Sturgis West, falling 128-148. But other matches this season have be...

Case Resigns As Monomoy Schools Athletic Director

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ After just one year on the job, Monomoy Athletic Director Brendan Case has resigned, according to an email sent by Superintendent Scott Carpenter to families in the school district on Saturday. Frustrations had been mounting regarding Case's accessibility, though the email states that the reason for Case’s resignation, effective Sept. 23, is to “explore other options and have more time with his you...

Bringing An Important Message To Young Athletes

By: Kat Szmit

Cyd Zeigler has a feeling about being gay that might surprise some people. “Being gay is one of the best things that ever happened to me,” said Zeigler, co-founder of OUTsports.com and a graduate of Harwich High School. But he hasn't always felt that way. There was a time when the realization of his sexuality was unsettling, especially when it came to participation in sports. To help athletes, teammates, co...