Sports

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 ...

CHATHAM ─ The first time the Chatham Anglers faced the Harwich Mariners this season, the game belonged solely to Harwich. The second time proved the charm for the Anglers, when a home run in the eighth, followed by a 1-2-3 ninth led to a 4-2 victory for Chatham on Saturday. Things got off to a tense start at Veterans Field when Chatham starting pitcher Tanner Chock allowed Ernie Clement and Pavin Smith to get ...

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...