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HARWICH ─ In a pitcher's duel, someone eventually has to win, and in the case of the Monomoy baseball team's game last Wednesday against D-Y, in spite of stellar pitching from Owen Cottle, the Dolphins prevailed with a 2-0 victory after seven innings. “The good news is Owen Cottle pitched probably his best game of the year,” said Monomoy head coach Steve Wilson. Cottle pitched the full seven innings, and ...

HARWICH ─ Don't let the scoreboard fool you. While the D-Y Dolphins eked out a run in last Thursday's pitcher's duel against Monomoy, the D4 Sharks held their own against the D2 Dolphins in the 1-0 outing. Monomoy pitcher Mollie Charest continued her stellar season with 14 strikeouts in seven innings of game play at Potters Field, while teammate Hannah Potter went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Sharks. The ...

SOUTH YARMOUTH ─ A little more time on the clock might have made the difference in the Monomoy boys lacrosse team's vacation week battle against the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins, who played to a 15-9 victory in South Yarmouth on Thursday. After trailing significantly at the break, the Sharks seemed to regroup a bit in the game's second half, chipping away at the D-Y lead on goals from Connor Santoni and Elijah B...

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, ...