Topics: School Sports

HARWICH ─ With just a few games left in their regular season, the Monomoy girls softball team is continuing their dominating run with an 11-0 shutout of the St. John Paul II Lions on Thursday in which the Sharks' bats were sharp and Mollie Charest's pitching was near perfect. Charest allowed just four hits in the seven-inning outing, with only two walks and seven strikeouts. Meanwhile, at bat she went 2-for-...

HARWICH ─ At the start of his 2017 season, Monomoy boys track coach Don Bates had two goals: to win the Cape and Islands League title and to compete in respectable fashion against tougher opponents. Bates was thrilled when his team accomplished both goals, this week winning the league title with a 72-57 victory against Sturgis in a rain-soaked home meet. The rain began just as the meet started but didn't dam...

HARWICH ─ Each time Monomoy athlete Ryan Meehan sets foot on the soccer pitch or prepares to race down the track in a meet, he savors the moment and gives it his all. Mostly it's because he loves sports, but it's also partly because he knows there is a chance he might not play again. When Meehan was days old and about to be discharged from Cape Cod Hospital, medical personnel from Bass River Pediatrics decid...

Looking every inch the varsity program they've been playing as this season, the Monomoy girls lacrosse team battled fiercely against Sacred Heart on Monday, falling 10-9 in an overtime heartbreaker that was perhaps the best game the Sharks have played so far. As the last of the day's rain moved off the Cape, the Sharks gathered against the Saints for a well-played game that kicked off with Monomoy taking a 1-0...

Kat's Pause: Loud Doesn't Equal Rude

By: Kat Szmit

When the Monomoy boys lacrosse team finished its Monday practice, they decided to show some love to the girls team, which was currently doing battle against Sacred Heart on the turf at MRHS. To say they were loud is, well, an understatement. But rude? Not so much, which is why when they rankled an official and were tossed out of the stadium, the move rankled others, including me. Having been on the sidelines o...

SOUTH YARMOUTH ─ They say that attitude is everything, and in the case of the Monomoy girls lacrosse team, it is. It’s been a bit of a challenge making their way through their first season as a varsity squad, but even after a tough 18-6 loss to Sturgis West on Tuesday, the collective team attitude was one of determination. Along with a number of successful faceoffs, Emma Mawn netted a hat trick in the travel...

CHATHAM ─ With the winds blowing steadily across the fairways at Eastward Ho! Country Club on Monday, the Monomoy girls golf team drove, chipped, and putted their way to a 4-2 victory against Nauset. The event was a Howard family trifecta, with Caroline Howard, Monomoy's No. 2 golfer, defeating Corrine Monger 2-1, and sister Annie Howard winning against Helen Gainey 1-up. Completing the circle was Jane Howar...

HARWICH ─ After the Cape Tech boys baseball team took a four-run lead following the opening inning in last Thursday's game against Monomoy, the Crusaders were hoping to cruise through the rest of the game in good shape, but the Sharks had other plans and rallied back to claim a 10-6 victory. The Crusaders kicked off the outing in top form, pushing across six runs in the first three innings of the game, much ...

Along The Sidelines May 11

By: Kat Szmit

Cape Cod Bulls Enjoy Winning Weekend The Cape Cod Bulls ninth grade AAU basketball team is celebrating success after placing second in the Div. 3 State Championship recently. The team, comprised of Zach Parker, Jason Ready, Dave Malone, Riley Varner, Joe DiMango, Aidan Melton, Bobby Joy, and Jackson Cote, coached by Bob Joy and Lou Parker, competed in a number of games off-Cape last weekend, defeating the...

Monomoy Track Strong Against Sturgis

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Raw, foggy weather didn't dampen the spirits of the Monomoy track teams in their April 27 meet against Sturgis, with the boys posting an 82-49 victory, with the Storm girls earning an 82-54 win against the Sharks.   Girls Tenacious In Spite Of Loss   The Monomoy-Cape Tech girls swept the javelin and the shot put thanks to a host of strong performances, but with team numbers down due to s...

HARWICH ─ After a tough loss to Nauset on Friday, the Monomoy girls tennis team rebounded Monday with a big win against Sacred Heart, putting their overall record this season at 4-2. The Friday match was a new adventure for the Sharks, who faced their Eastham rival Warriors for the first time since moving into the Cape and Islands League. “It's a historical first, said Monomoy head coach Bill Burke. “We'v...

HARWICH ─ In a pitcher's duel, someone eventually has to win, and in the case of the Monomoy baseball team's game last Wednesday against D-Y, in spite of stellar pitching from Owen Cottle, the Dolphins prevailed with a 2-0 victory after seven innings. “The good news is Owen Cottle pitched probably his best game of the year,” said Monomoy head coach Steve Wilson. Cottle pitched the full seven innings, and ...

HARWICH ─ Don't let the scoreboard fool you. While the D-Y Dolphins eked out a run in last Thursday's pitcher's duel against Monomoy, the D4 Sharks held their own against the D2 Dolphins in the 1-0 outing. Monomoy pitcher Mollie Charest continued her stellar season with 14 strikeouts in seven innings of game play at Potters Field, while teammate Hannah Potter went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Sharks. The ...

SOUTH YARMOUTH ─ A little more time on the clock might have made the difference in the Monomoy boys lacrosse team's vacation week battle against the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins, who played to a 15-9 victory in South Yarmouth on Thursday. After trailing significantly at the break, the Sharks seemed to regroup a bit in the game's second half, chipping away at the D-Y lead on goals from Connor Santoni and Elijah B...

HARWICH ─ It's the first official varsity season of the Monomoy boys lacrosse team, and the Sharks are fighting for every goal in spite of tough losses recently to Sturgis East and St. John Paul II, though they were bolstered by a one-goal victory against Sturgis West, the team's first win of 2017. The Sharks hosted the Storm last week, falling 20-8 in a challenging outing. “We're inexperienced,” said hea...

Kat's Pause: Bring Back The Banners

By: Kat Szmit

Not very long ago, Chatham and Harwich had two separate high schools, both with competitive athletic programs. Through the years, the successes of those programs resulted in a number of commemorative banners being hung in the respective gymnasiums. In a matter of weeks, some of the last students to pass through the halls of Chatham and Harwich before becoming Monomoy Sharks will graduate, and many of those who pl...