Sports

Kat's Pause: Deserved Recognition

By: Kat Szmit

Imagine you're a high school student athlete. You've dedicated yourself to a sport you love, putting in long hours training both in formal practices and on your own. Now imagine it's game day. You're pumped. You're ready. But because you're a girl, the stands – in stark contrast to boys' games – are pretty much empty. It happens each season to almost every girl's team, and it's time for a change. The disparity...

Kat's Pause: Remember Why You Play

By: Kat Szmit

It's tournament time again. That means that in the next few weeks, teams from myriad schools, including Monomoy, will set out on a quest, competing not only to advance, but ideally to win. Though the members of these teams are probably already overloaded with advice, I'd like to offer my own, and it's fairly simple: remember why you play. Most often, a sport becomes a favorite early on, perhaps in childhood, b...

Monomoy Boys Basketball Wins Cape And Islands Crown

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy boys varsity basketball team put doubters in their places last Thursday night when they defeated Cape Cod Tech 78-63 to claim the Cape and Islands League Championship outright. “One of the best things in life is doing what others say you can't,” said Monomoy senior and team tri-captain Chris Mazulis. “They said we wouldn't get three wins and we proved them wrong by making the tournament...

Monomoy Lacrosse Players Take Their Game Indoors

By: Kat Szmit

PLYMOUTH ─ Sundays are typically a chance for most high school student athletes to kick back and chill. For members of the Monomoy boys lacrosse program, though, Sundays are a time to head to the Plymouth Sports Complex and get their game on. For much of the winter, a number of players who will soon take to the turf at Monomoy High have been making almost weekly trips to Plymouth to compete against opponents...

HARWICH ─ The New England Patriots’ historic win of Super Bowl LI happened more than a week ago, but for Eric Adler it feels like it was yesterday. It helps that he’s been perusing more than 20,000 images captured during the big game and subsequent celebratory parade, and this die-hard fan, who now works for his favorite team, wouldn’t have it any other way. To some degree, Adler’s tale is your classic small...

ORLEANS ─ The Cape Cod Furies girls varsity ice hockey team weathered a late-game rally by the Stoughton Black Knights to secure a 5-4 victory on Senior Night Feb. 11 at their home rink in the Charles Moore Arena. The Cape Tech-Monomoy-Nauset tri-team was ready to go in the opening period, netting three of their five goals in the frame. The first came at the 2:45 minute mark when Lauren Monger sent in an una...

Warriors Best Sharks In Girls Hoops

By: Kat Szmit

NORTH EASTHAM ─ Injuries and three-pointers proved potent for the Monomoy girls basketball team on Friday night as the Sharks fell 56-24 in a girls-boys doubleheader. Noticeably absent from game play for the Sharks was Geia Alverio, who was sidelined with a season-ending injury in the team's recent game against Falmouth. Her absence, combined with a powerful Nauset squad, was more than Monomoy was ready for ...

NORTH EASTHAM ─ Friday night was a tough one for the Monomoy boys basketball team, which fell to rival Nauset in an 80-41 non-league game on the road. Chris Mazulis was the Sharks' high scorer in the outing, contributing 14 points overall between free throws and successful shots on net, but even with his double-digit input and Jake Wisniewski's game-high 13 rebounds, Monomoy found itself overrun by the deter...

Monarchs Conquer Cardinals 5-2 in Boys Ice Hockey

By: Kat Szmit

HYANNIS ─ Senior Night is always a memorable evening for student athletes, and for those on the Mashpee-Monomoy Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team, Senior Night proved one they'll remember for a long while as the home team triumphed with a 5-2 victory against Cardinal Spellman. Five different Monarchs players tallied in the outing, which saw the Blue and White skate with intensity throughout the game's th...

HARWICH ─ For the second consecutive season, the Monomoy girls basketball team has qualified for the postseason, this time with a thrilling 48-39 victory against Nantucket on Feb. 2. The win marked No. 10 for the team, earning them a tourney berth as their regular season winds down. “We've made the playoffs two years in a row, which is a great accomplishment for the seniors, so they should be very proud of t...

Kat's Pause: Living the Dream

By: Kat Szmit

As I write this, it's Tuesday somewhere around noon. On my laptop screen is the live stream of the New England Patriots celebratory duck boat parade. While it's cool to see the players enjoying their moment, I'm actually on the lookout for my predecessor, Eric Adler, who is traversing the route alongside Tom Brady himself. I couldn't be happier for both of us. As many of this paper's faithful readers know, Eri...

HARWICH/CHATHAM ─ Monomoy senior boys basketball captain Chris Mazulis has a message for his haters: Look at me now. And they ought to, since they might learn a little about not just how to play hoops, but also how to overcome obstacles in order to achieve one's goals, something Mazulis knows just a bit about. At the age of four, when it was noticed that Mazulis was having some learning difficulties and a nu...