Topics: Sports

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...

SANDWICH ─ What do you get when combine three talented seniors, a strong junior, and one spot-on diver? Nauset's record-setting performance in the 2017 Bay Colony Conference Relay Carnival. Setting a new meet record in the 200-yard medley relay were Nauset's Carlisle Nash, Jack Johnson, Tanner Cornell, and Coleman Norton, who blew away the previous record of 1:48.47 with their time of 1:44.69 to qualify for ...

Monomoy Girls Net Home Court Win Against West

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ After a tough start against the D-Y Dolphins last Friday, the Monomoy girls basketball team was able to celebrate their first victory of the season after defeating Cape and Islands League rival Sturgis West 31-21 at home on Monday night. Senior captain Maddie Leonard was the game's high scorer in the outing with nine points overall and eight rebounds, followed closely by junior Caitlin Daley with s...

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy girls basketball team was back on the court Dec. 1 prepping for the official start of their 2017-2018 season with an unofficial but still important scrimmage against Mt. Everett as they look toward a solid future during a year of rebuilding. Admittedly, said head coach Pete Richer, the team is young in comparison to previous seasons, with just one senior on board. “Maddie Leonard is ...

ORLEANS ─ While local high school athletes are busily preparing for the opening games in their respective winter seasons, local athletes laced up running shoes and donned clever costumes in celebration of the annual Santa Stampede in Orleans on Dec. 2. The 2017 event was well-attended and featured folks in all manner of attire that included everything from Santas (naturally) to Christmas trees, nutcrackers, ...

KINGSTON ─ Scoring in a football game is about being in the right place at the right time, and the Monomoy football team capitalized on that in a chilly Thanksgiving thriller that saw the Sharks triumph against the Sacred Heart Saints 32-7 on the road. Connor Santoni got the scoring started for the visitors, putting himself in perfect position for a nice pass from quarterback Isaac Hart before racing 40 yard...

CHATHAM ─ Two alumni of the Chatham Anglers' baseball program were inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame on Nov. 18 in a traditional ceremony held at the Chatham Bars Inn. Joining the Hall in 2017 were 1984 infielder Joey Cora and 1985 heavy hitter Timothy McIntosh. Quick on base paths and a keen eye at the plate, Cora, an infielder from Vanderbilt, played a stellar season, primarily at ...

Kat's Pause: Pat On The Back

By: Kat Szmit

It's never easy being “that school.” You know, the one with the sports teams boasting records that elicit either pity or mockery. Until recently, Monomoy was that school. But thanks to the dedication of numerous student athletes, things are changing, and it's time to give yourselves a pat on the back. While this is certainly a shout out to each of the athletes that competed for and on Monomoy teams, I want to ...

HARWICH ─ When you're a high school hockey program looking to boost your numbers and get more kids interested in the sport what do you do? If you're the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs you take it to the floor. Floor hockey, that is. Parent organizers and staunch supporters of the Monarchs program, Paul and Shannon Tambolleo worked with local team members, including their sons Noah, Jonah and Lucas, to find a fun w...

Monomoy Jiu Jitsu Expanding Horizons

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ On a Friday night on Cape Cod, John Herring is where most people would expect to find him: teaching jiu jitsu moves to a growing group of enthusiasts at the Chatham Community Center. Borne of Herring's club at Monomoy Regional High School, the Friday night extension class is now in its fifth month and Herring can't imagine spending his Friday nights any other way. Herring, a longtime jiu jitsu enth...

HARWICH ─ People in the Harwich area might be used to seeing Eric Beebe out for a run on the Rail Trail now and again as part of his commitment to wellness, but when he took to the trail on Oct. 15, it was for an entirely different reason. This time the run had a deeper purpose: to raise money for Children's Hospital in Boston, with which he has a special connection. “Four years ago my oldest son was diagnos...

Monomoy Cheerleaders Are The Sharks With Spirit

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ They knew the competition would be challenging, but when the Monomoy cheerleading squad headed to the regional competition in Franklin last weekend, they ignored the odds and gave it everything they had, impressing their fans and their coach. “It was extremely tough,” said coach Robbin Kelly. “I can't tell you how proud I am of their performance.” While most fans see the team on the sidelines an...

EASTHAM ─ A tie-breaking shootout brought to a close the exciting 2017 season of the Nauset boys varsity soccer team, but before the heartbreak there was victory as the Warriors shut out Foxborough 5-0 in one of more than a dozen similar shutouts in a season that carried on the magic of the team's state championship winning 2016. The Thursday night game was literally a battle of Warriors, with both teams bea...