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Harwich Roars Back To Beat Chatham

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It took one big inning for the Chatham Anglers to take a huge lead against the Harwich Mariners on Friday, and one big inning for the Mariners to take that lead away, ultimately winning the last contest between the two teams, playoffs pending, 6-4. After two innings of 1-2-3 baseball, the Anglers struck in the third, scoring four runs to take a commanding lead in the game. Leading off the hitting w...

Harwich Hangs On To Defeat Hyannis

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Hyannis Harbor Hawks had five hits, the Harwich Mariners four, but within those four hits were just enough runs that the home team needed to eke out a 2-1 win as the end of the regular season fast approaches. It helped that the Mariners had the pitching prowess of stellar southpaw Packy Naughton to fall back on. The West Roxbury native pitched seven solid innings for Harwich, allowing just thre...

CHATHAM ─ What do you do when your team is fighting for a spot in the playoffs and you're facing the top team in the league? If you're the Chatham Anglers, you come out swinging, and if you're pitcher Caleb Gilbert, you give it everything you've got en route to an impressive 9-3 victory against the Falmouth Commodores that puts you that much closer to the post-season. At the start of Monday night's game the ...

CHATHAM ─ The West Division All-Stars were on fire in the 2016 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game on Saturday, but it wasn't from the hot, humid weather. Instead, it was their bats that were blazing as the best of the West defeated the beasts of the East 8-0 at Veterans Field. BJ Myers of the Harwich Mariners took the mound for the East at the start of the annual event, shutting down the first three West...

CHATHAM ─ Don't be fooled by the significant collection of soccer balls tucked around Caroline Kennard's house. While the 10-year-old from Chatham definitely possesses a love of the game, there's another sport she also loves that recently earned her a big win: competitive jump rope. Forget what you remember from your playground days. Competitive jump rope is a sport that takes skipping rope to new heights th...

Team ReeLax'N Takes 2016 Harwich Headhunt

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Team Jackal was so close to winning their first Harwich Headhunt since its inception 13 seasons ago, but the team of tourney creators once again missed the mark as a bigger fish once again took the top prize. For Ryan Burke, co-creator of the Headhunt with brother Sean, not winning (again) just means they'll have to keep the tournament around another year, which suits its participants just fine. Th...

HARWICH ─ Monomoy golfer Jake Poitras had one goal for the 2015-2016 school year: to make the New England Championship. He did, but weeks before he was to play, the then sophomore suffered a broken elbow playing baseball for the Sharks, an injury that required a cast – and no golf – for weeks. Though sidelined for a bit, Poitras remained undaunted, returning to his beloved sport with gusto, winning the Cape ...

Harwich Hammers Orleans In 11-0 Rout

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ In a summer filled with baseball games, most become a blur of hits and pitches. But then there are the games both players and fans won't soon forget, such as last Saturday's 11-0 drubbing of the Orleans Firebirds by the Harwich Mariners, led by the stellar pitching of one Packy Naughton. Naughton, a West Roxbury native who, according to his player bio, is an ambidextrous pitcher, made excellent use...

Chatham Falls To Firebirds 5-3 On The Road

By: Kat Szmit

ORLEANS ─ Chatham had the hits, but not enough runs in Friday's game in Orleans, which saw the Firebirds come away with a 5-3 victory under the lights at Eldredge Park. Jake Palomaki opened the outing with a single to third giving fans hope that the tone of the game was being set, but two strikeouts and a caught pop fly ended the opening inning without a run from the A's. Not so for the host Firebirds, wh...

The Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game rosters are out, and the league-leading Harwich Mariners are dominating the East lineup, with eight players in total set to show their skills on July 23, along with three Chatham Anglers. Harwich has four players in the starting lineup for the East, with pitcher BJ Myers to take the mound when the annual game begins on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. at Veterans Field in Chatha...

Beach Soccer Scoring Points With Local Kids

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ What do you get when you combine one ball, one long stretch of beach, and an enthusiastic group of kids? Perhaps one of the most fun summer activities around – beach soccer! The excitement, courtesy of the Harwich Police Soccer Club, with support from Harwich Recreation, is happening each week at Red River Beach. “It started the end of last summer,” said Harwich Detective Segeant Bob Brackett...

Anglers And Mariners End In A Deadlock

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ Those who think a tie game can't be exciting weren't at Sunday's outing of the Chatham Anglers and the Harwich Mariners. Though it ended in a 1-1 deadlock, it was a game worth watching. It was a game in which many of the stats were identical. Each team had eight hits, and within those hits, each team had one run, both of which came from well-hit home runs, both in the fourth inning, and while each ...