Sports

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...

EAST BRIDGEWATER – The Monomoy girls golf team finished their 2017 season with an overall record of 9-5 and came in fourth place at the South Sectionals last week, with team member Maddie Leonard qualifying to play in the state finals next Wednesday. Leonard shot a 90, which allows her to take part in the state tournament taking place at the Heritage Country Club in Charlton. “Maddie is an incredibly gifted...

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy boys lacrosse team showed immense progress last week in their final game of the 2017 season against D-Y. Though the team ultimately fell 4-3 in overtime to the visitors, it was a game the Sharks will look back on with pride. Connor Santoni scored twice in the match, with Owen Smith adding one more as the Sharks and the Dolphins traded goals throughout regulation play. D-Y struck firs...

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy boys baseball team was slated to host Sturgis East in their final home game of the season. Instead, it became the game that wasn't, bringing to a close the team's 2017 season with a rainout and a laugh. While not every team was rained out in their last games of the spring, most Monomoy teams wrapped things up recently, with a handful of exceptions. Members of the track team enjoyed a pr...

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...