Topics: Sports

HARWICH ─ A sure sign of spring is a line of cars and a busy snack shack at Centeio-Baldwin Field in Harwich since it means that Harwich-Chatham Little League is back in action. This past Saturday saw players from the league's teams swinging for the fences as Opening Day was celebrated. The annual tradition began on a somber note with a moment of silence to honor John Centeio, for whom the field is named. Ce...

HARWICH ─ It's the first official varsity season of the Monomoy boys lacrosse team, and the Sharks are fighting for every goal in spite of tough losses recently to Sturgis East and St. John Paul II, though they were bolstered by a one-goal victory against Sturgis West, the team's first win of 2017. The Sharks hosted the Storm last week, falling 20-8 in a challenging outing. “We're inexperienced,” said hea...

Kat's Pause: Bring Back The Banners

By: Kat Szmit

Not very long ago, Chatham and Harwich had two separate high schools, both with competitive athletic programs. Through the years, the successes of those programs resulted in a number of commemorative banners being hung in the respective gymnasiums. In a matter of weeks, some of the last students to pass through the halls of Chatham and Harwich before becoming Monomoy Sharks will graduate, and many of those who pl...

Monomoy Softball Off To A Strong Start

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH ─ Though the D-Y Dolphins eked out a 3-2 victory on Monday against the Monomoy Sharks, the visiting Sharks certainly gave them a fight in the pitchers' duel. Mollie Charest added another 10 strikeouts to her ever-increasing count for the season as the Sharks held their own and then some against the non-league hosts. Monomoy hit the scoreboard first in the outing when Emma Thacher swung into...

HARWICH ─ Monomoy High has more than a dozen competitive sports throughout the school year, and though there are no fees for students who want to play, there are costs. To help defray those costs, the school's relatively new Monomoy Unified Booster Club is holding its first-ever mattress sale fundraiser in May. On May 7, those in the market for a new mattress, including area inns, are invited to visit the gy...

Kat's Pause: More Villagers Needed

By: Kat Szmit

If you've been to a game at, or have driven past, the Monomoy Athletic Complex, you've seen the beginnings of what will eventually become the school's snack bar and restroom facility. When it's complete, it will provide a place for teams to earn much-needed money through food and memorabilia sales, and will offer fans a place to “go” in comfort. So let's get it finished. Work initially began on the structure l...

Along the Sidelines

By: Kat Szmit

Monomoy Boys Lacrosse Celebrates First Varsity Win The Monomoy boys lacrosse team earned its first win as a varsity program this week, defeating Sturgis West 11-10 on the road on Monday. Connor Santoni scored four goals for the Sharks, while Rory Carpenter, Kyle Gabri, and Connor Deveau each netted two and Elijah Beasley scored one. Nick Malone had some strong saves in goal, while the defense was led b...

A Bumpy Start For Monomoy Baseball

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Monomoy baseball's 2017 season has gotten off to a bumpy start, with opening losses to Rising Tide and Sandwich, but though head coach Steve Wilson would like the team to see success, he's pleased that one of his goals is already taking shape. “One of our goals is [for them] to be good teammates,” Wilson said following the team's tough 15-3 loss to Sandwich on Monday. “There's probably nothing more...

Along the Sidelines

By: Kat Szmit

Monomoy Softball Blanks Rising Tide In Season Opener The Monomoy girls softball team opened their 2017 season with a 12-0 shutout of Rising Tide last week. Mollie Charest had 11 strikeouts in the outing, and also went 2-for-3 at bat, swinging into a home run for the Sharks. Carlee Tolley and Hannah Potter also had strong games, going 2-for-4 at the plate. On Monday, the Sharks traveled to Sandwich, ...

HYANNIS ─ The Hyannis Youth and Community Center was hopping on Sunday, with fans packing the stands of the gym for one more chance to see their favorite high school hoop stars in action in the 30 th Cape and Islands High School Basketball All-Star Games. Players representing each of the schools on the Cape and Islands took part in the annual event, with Christine Friedel stepping up for the Monomoy girls a...

HARWICH ─ Monomoy students came through in a big way for the local Dollars for Scholars program on Friday, netting nearly $2,000 by shooting some hoops as part of a special Hoop-A-Thon. The event drew a healthy representation of Monomoy Regional High School students to the gym after school on Friday, where participants had five minutes to sink as many free throws as possible. Successful shots earned money in...

Kat's Pause: Believe In YOU

By: Kat Szmit

This is a message for specific people. For the kid who helps out each year with a particular team, secretly longing to join the competition, but just...can't. For the one who dreams of getting in the game or racing down the track to beat the clock, but who instead listens to the voices of others saying “nope” and remains sidelined. I was there. I get you. Now hear me: your time is now. When I was a kid, my sib...

HYANNIS/HARWICH/SANDWICH ─ When the regular season of the Monomoy boys basketball team ended and the postseason began, head coach Keith Arnold had some important words for his Sharks. “You guys are winners,” he said. So far in the MIAA Div. 4 South Sectional tournament, Arnold hasn’t been wrong, as the Cape and Islands League Champions have now defeated Sturgis East, Southeastern Regional, and as of Tuesd...

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy girls put forth an admirable effort in last Thursday's tournament game at Cathedral, but the No. 4 Panthers ultimately overtook the No. 13 Sharks en route to a 62-38 first-round victory. “The first quarter went well,” said Monomoy head coach Pete Richer. “We were behind 10-8 after the first and did a very good job defensively containing their three-point shooters and their center, a six...

HYANNIS/HARWICH ─ Two games, two opponents, and 116 total points later, the Monomoy boys varsity basketball team has made its way to the MIAA Div. 4 South semifinals, thanks to big wins against Sturgis East in the first round and Southeastern Regional in the quarterfinals. The noise was nothing short of deafening in the gym of the Hyannis Youth and Community Center last Thursday when the No. 9 Sharks faced t...

Nauset's Carlisle Nash A Ruler Of The Pool

By: Kat Szmit

It's been quite a season for Chatham's Carlisle Nash, whose prowess in the pool with the Nauset swim team not only earned him a trip to the state championship, but has also made Nash one to watch next year during his senior season. Just don't blink when he's in the water, or you'll likely miss him. Nash started competitively swimming about six years ago, having gotten his start in the sport after being enrolle...