Topics: School Sports

Monomoy Girls Soccer Opens Season With Big Wins

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It took 10 minutes for the Monomoy girls soccer team to find its way onto the scoreboard in their home opener on Sept. 7. From there the battle against Sturgis West was on, with the Sharks playing to a 3-2 victory over the defending Cape and Islands League champs thanks to stellar teamwork. “That was a big home opener,” said Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson. “I thought the girls responded really we...

Sharks Shut Out Crusaders 21-0 In Season Opener

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Last year when the Monomoy football team stepped onto the field at Cape Cod Tech, they left stung by an unexpected 28-20 loss. The Sharks weren't going to repeat that this year and made that clear in their season opener by handing the Crusaders a 21-0 defeat in what new head coach Brandon Perry dubbed “a great team win.” “You saw everybody contribute, and that was the best part,” said Perry after t...

Monomoy Boys Golf Driving Toward Strong Season

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy boys golf team is officially on par for a stellar 2017 season, especially if they continue with the winning ways seen in their first three matches. The Sharks kicked off their season even before school began, competing against Nantucket on Aug. 31, earning a 116-77 Cape and Islands League victory in which Matt Veary shot two under par. David Van Sickle also had a solid outing. Then, ...

Monomoy Boys varsity golf vs. Cape Tech, Sept. 7, 3:30 p.m. at Cranberry Valley Girls varsity field hockey @ Falmouth, Sept. 7, 4:30 p.m. Girls varsity soccer @ St. John Paul II, Sept. 8, 4:15 p.m. Boys varsity soccer vs. St. John Paul II, Sept. 8, 6 p.m. Boys varsity football @ Cape Tech, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Girls varsity field hockey @ Sturgis East, Sept. 11, 4 p.m. Boys varsity soccer...

A Look Back At The Stellar Summer Of 2017

By: Kat Szmit

The recent chill in the morning air and the low growl of school buses crawling along local streets can only mean one thing: summer is nearing an end. But before we officially bid it adieu, let's take one more look at all the fun that was had. Summer began, as it traditionally does, with the return of the Cape Cod Baseball League. In early June players began arriving across the region in time for opening day on...

HARWICH ─ Riley Demanche and Jason Masiello spent their summer vacations like many high school student athletes, working and prepping for their respective sports, but they also took time out to attend an MIAA leadership conference they hope will further unify not only Monomoy's student-athletes, but the school's student body in general. The duo, Monomoy Regional High School's student MIAA Ambassadors, first ...

HARWICH ─ There is an African proverb that says it takes a village to raise a child. When it comes to the Monomoy High golf programs, it takes a community of dedicated duffers to ensure its ongoing success. From the WHGANY tournament to newly donated junior memberships there is resounding support for high school student athletes interested in hitting the links. When longtime golf enthusiast, Monomoy fan, and...

HARWICH ─ Brandon Perry has a message to his Monomoy players, football fans, and families: he's not going anywhere except onto the sidelines of the field with his team. “I'd love to be here for the next 10 or 20 years,” Perry said. “One of my main goals was to become a head coach. Now that I've gotten that I'm really looking to stick it out, to build on it, and to build the program, and to build the relation...

HARWICH ─ Members of the Monomoy High School football team had an opportunity to meet their new head coach, Brandon Perry, on Monday. While most were excited and hopeful upon meeting their fourth coach in as many years, some were more reserved, the almost constant change having left an impression. What will see them through, they said, is what has always seen them through: each other. “It's pretty tough on u...

CHATHAM ─ Many student athletes view summer vacation as a time to step back and relax a little. Mollie Charest isn't one of them. Rather than chill out during the break, Charest has stepped up her dedication to softball by traveling far off-Cape to practice and play, but if it helps her reach her goals it will all be worth it, especially if she realizes her dream of playing in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics....

HARWICH ─ When Paul “Spanky” Demanche attends Monomoy football games this fall it will be as a fan cheering on his son and not as head coach of the program. On June 22 Demanche signed his official contract to serve as athletic director of Plymouth North High School, ending his tenure in Harwich and beginning a new adventure. Demanche said he first became aware of the job when it was originally posted roughly...

HARWICH ─ Jacob Awalt's mom was right. When encouraging her son to become a three-sport athlete, Darlene took him down to Long Pond for an introduction to rowing. Though Awalt was nervous at first, the sport quickly segued from a possibility to a passion. “He never saw it before. He said, 'I don't know how to row' and I said, 'No one does. You don't keep these boats in the backyard,'” Darlene said. “There we...

TAUNTON ─ The Monomoy girls softball team found themselves stymied by West Bridgewater in the Div. 3 semifinals June 7, the 6-2 loss bringing an end to their 2017 season, but not before the Sharks made history. This team was Monomoy's first softball team to reach the South Semifinals and they were also crowned the Cape and Islands League Champs this season, which ended with an overall record of 19-3. To g...

Kat's Pause: Dear Senior Sharks

By: Kat Szmit

Dear Seniors: Don't worry. This isn't going to be one of those overly clich é-filled “OMG you made it” pieces. Instead, I'm going to say something that I hope you consider paying forward: Thank you. As only the second class of graduates from Monomoy that I've covered, I've had a little longer to get to know many of you than I did members of the Class of 2016, and for that I am immensely grateful. Why? Becau...

HARWICH ─ It's been quite a run for the Monomoy girls varsity softball team, which played its way recently into the Div. 3 South Semifinals with a commanding 10-0 shutout of Upper Cape last Thursday, followed by an equally stellar 5-1 victory against Bristol-Plymouth on Monday. The wins mark the first time the Sharks have not only won in the post-season, but advanced, with the No. 3 seeded team poised at pre...

Monomoy Girls Tennis Advances To Semifinals

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH ─ It was an afternoon of long volleys and lots of anxiety for the Monomoy girls tennis team, but in the end the Sharks prevailed, defeating Bourne 4-1 to earn their way to the Div. 3 South Semifinals for the first time in school history, and it was due in part to the success of a team freshman. Monomoy pulled ahead 2-0 when first singles player Carly Donovan and the second doubles team of H...