Sports

Kat's Pause: Before Someone Gets Hurt

By: Kat Szmit

In this little corner of Massachusetts it can be tough for local high school athletic teams to find opponents not only on the same level, but sometimes at all. That said, it's time for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association to take a hard look at its criteria for assigning teams to divisions and leagues because if they don't, someone is going to get badly hurt. Right now the primary means of de...

HARWICH ─ When Monomoy golfer Jake Poitras first invited teammate and fellow senior Matt Veary to hit the links with him, Veary wasn't having it. “He started playing a couple months before I did and was like, 'Come to the driving range with me,'” Veary recollected. “I said, 'Nah. Golf's not fun. Why would I want to do that?' Then I did and I loved it. I had no intentions of continuing to play, but then I fel...

Sharks Show Grit In First-ever Post-season Game

By: Kat Szmit

NANTUCKET ─ When the Monomoy football team headed across the waters to face Nantucket in the Sharks' first-ever post-season game, they knew it would be a tough one, and it was. But even as the Whalers ran up the score en route to another lopsided victory (61-12) Monomoy did its best to stay in the game, earning a pair of late-game touchdowns before leaving with heads held high. The Div. 7 quarterfinals marked ...

HARWICH ─ Not only were the two seniors on Monomoy's field hockey team celebrated on Monday night, but when the Sharks triumphed against Sturgis West 9-0, the duo and their teammates all celebrated together the team's being crowned Cape and Islands League champs for the second straight season. “It's incredible, especially for the second year in a row,” said senior captain Emma Mawn. “Our team's been through ...

HARWICH ─ Tensions ran high in the second of two nearly back-to-back games between the Monomoy and Cape Tech boys varsity soccer teams, with the Monday afternoon game ending in a 1-1 tie. As the Sharks worked to shake off the fatigue from a demanding end-of-season schedule, the Crusaders seized control early, but found putting the ball in the net a challenge. After a scoreless first half that saw the inte...

HARWICH ─ It was a good day to be Tim Scruggs, but a rough day to be a Crusader as the Cape Tech football team fell in football action to the Old Colony Cougars with a final score of 29-8. Scruggs scored his team's only touchdown after hauling in a stellar pass from quarterback Anthony Armenti to put the Crusaders on the scoreboard and cut into the visiting team's lead of 14-8 in the third quarter. Betwee...

Monomoy Girls Soccer Nets Big Win Against Mashpee

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Overcast skies couldn't dull the shine of the Monomoy girls soccer team on Saturday as the Sharks battled to a 1-0 non-league victory against Mashpee courtesy of an early goal from Maggie Dever and solid work by the team's defense. “That was a good win,” said Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson. “We scored early and then held on.” Dever netted Monomoy's lone goal, the game winner, less than 10 minu...

HARWICH ─ It was a huge homecoming and a lucky Friday the 13 th for the Monomoy football team on Oct. 13 when the Sharks held on to defeat the Sacred Heart Saints 14-8, giving the program its first tournament berth in school history. “It feels good, extremely exciting, and it was a great team win,” said head coach Brandon Perry. “I think that was the first time this season that we've played four quarters, a...

HARWICH ─ Trying to find innovative ways to raise funds can be a challenge, but the Monomoy All-Sports Booster Club scored big with its latest as Bubble Soccer proved a “pop”-ular event on Sunday night. Though the weather was wild, student participants eagerly gathered along the sidelines of the turf field at MRHS, ready to don giant inflated bubble suits and play soccer, or at least try to. The result wa...

South Shore Outlasts Solid Cape Tech Effort

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ After Cape Tech opened their Oct. 7 game against South Shore Voke with a first-possession touchdown, fans were looking forward to a thrilling home game. They got an exciting game, but not quite what they were hoping for when the Crusaders fell 30-24 in spite of some serious spunk. Jermaine Rivera scored the first TD for the home team after a tenacious drive down the field, with Marcus Aylmer cappin...

Warriors Show Strength In Loss To Vikings

By: Kat Szmit

EASTHAM ─ It was a game that could have belonged to either team, but even after the Wareham Vikings took a solid lead, the determined Nauset Warriors capped off their efforts with a late game touchdown that eased the sting of the 28-21 loss on Friday night in Eastham. With seconds left on the clock in the final frame, Harwich's Bobby Joy tucked the ball into the crook of his arm and took off running for the ...

Shark Field Hockey Falls To Dolphins, Warriors

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH/HARWICH ─ It's been a tough season for the Monomoy field hockey team and the past week saw their struggles continue with losses to D-Y and Nauset. The Sharks traveled to South Yarmouth on Monday for a rainy match against the Dolphins, hoping to avenge an earlier season loss. In spite of tireless efforts by the Monomoy squad, evening the score wasn't in the cards as the Sharks ultimately fell 9...