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EASTHAM ─ It was a victory for the ages at Nauset High School last Friday when the Warriors clawed their way back to hand the Falmouth Clippers only their second loss of the season in a thrilling 65-64 victory that came down to a well-placed pair of free throws and one timely intercepted pass. In the final moments of the Jan. 27 game, with seconds left on the clock and the Warriors still trailing by four, Je...

Kat's Pause: Behind the Scenes

By: Kat Szmit

Unless you've been hiding out in some kind of vast wilderness area with no internet, you know that Feb. 4 is Super Bowl Sunday, and that once again, our beloved New England team is competing. Or at least Tom Brady is. Major media seems to forget that one man does not comprise an entire team. Not in the NFL and not in high school sports, either. It can be easy to forget that, especially when it seems that all t...

HARWICH ─ Winning is awesome, and is certainly the main goal of most sports, but sometimes a game comes down to not how a team won, but how well they lost. On Saturday, the Monomoy girls basketball team might have fallen to Nantucket 40-28, but they did so by playing one of the best games of the season thus far. “That game and the Falmouth game we just played were two of the better games we played all year,”...

Shark Boys Redirect Navigators In 66-36 Victory

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Getting a win in boys basketball is always a good thing, but when it's a whole-team victory it's even sweeter. Such was the case on Monday night when the Monomoy boys triumphed over Sturgis West in a 66-36 Cape and Islands League outing. Playing their third game in four days, and without starter Eli Nickerson who was sidelined by illness, the Sharks made it clear early on in the game they were the ...

HARWICH ─ The Cape Cod Tech boys varsity basketball team gave it their all on Jan. 18 when they played host to the Nantucket Whalers, but proved no match for the visiting squad as they came away with an 86-59 loss. “They pulled us out of what we wanted to accomplish,” said Tech head coach Brent Warren. “We got pulled into their type of game and we can't run with those guys. They're faster.” The Crusaders ...

Lady Warriors Defeat Dolphins, Fall To Bulldogs

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH ─ A slew of three-pointers played a key role in the Nauset Warriors girls varsity basketball team’s 57-28 victory against Dennis-Yarmouth last Friday night, but the Dolphins certainly didn’t let their opponents win easily. “D-Y played very hard today and made us work for everything,” said Nauset head coach Heath “Noopy” Teixeira. “We did well, but it was a very tough game.” The Warriors sun...

Monarchs Stymied By Vikings In Ice Hockey Action

By: Kat Szmit

The Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs' offense was on top of its game Saturday night against East Bridgewater, but defensive issues led the visitors to a 5-2 victory in boys varsity ice hockey action. The Vikings found the net early in the outing and take a 2-0 edge, but Monomoy captain Noah Tambolleo managed to cut their lead in half with a shot past the East Bridgewater goalie at 9:33 in the first period to make it 2...

Sharks Best Lions In Boys Basketball Thriller

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy boys basketball team came away with one for the scrapbooks last Friday with a thrilling double overtime victory that came thanks to the tireless efforts of every player in the game. But the high point belonged to senior Eli Nickerson whose hail-Mary three-pointer proved the game winner for the Sharks in the 56-54 win. It was the stuff that basketball movies are made of: two rival teams ...

ORLEANS ─ Fresh off their first win of the season, the Cape Cod Furies had an uphill battle against the Marshfield Rams on Jan. 6, falling 6-0 in spite of a solid effort. After being held off by the Monomoy/Nauset/Cape Tech host team's defense for much for the opening period, a power play allowed Marshfield to send one past Furies goaltender Molly McKenna, giving the Rams a 1-0 edge en route to victory. T...

Dennis Cook Bringing Pitching Prowess To Chatham

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ When former Major League baseball pitcher Dennis Cook learned that friend and former colleague Tom Holliday had been named head coach of the Chatham Anglers, he dialed him up to offer congratulations. Little did he know that call would lead to Cook also joining those coaching the 2018 team. “I worked with coach Holliday at UT (University of Texas) in 2003,” said Cook during a Jan. 2 phone interview...

Kat's Pause: Because It Bears Repeating

By: Kat Szmit

In the days before some much-needed time off, I made my way to the sidelines of a big basketball doubleheader between Monomoy and Nauset. Just as the girls game was wrapping up it happened, again. Someone (coming in late) made the comment about girls sports not being as worthy of their attention as boys. “They're just not that exciting, ya know?” Nope. I don't know. In fact, after more than a decade of co...

HARWICH ─ If the Nauset Warriors were looking for an easy run against the Monomoy Sharks on Dec. 15 in Monomoy's home opener, they didn't get it. Though the visiting Warriors ultimately eked past the Sharks in the second half, Monomoy put up one heck of a fight, taking a 20-12 lead into the half before Nauset rallied back for a 48-29 win. Nauset took an early lead in the outing, netting nine points to Monomo...