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HARWICH – Stellar pitching, solid defense, and a strong second inning led the Monomoy Sharks to a big 5-1 baseball victory against the Bristol-Plymouth Craftsmen on Monday afternoon, boosting their overall record to 3-2. It was a game that included a number of highlights, such as sophomore Joe Cottle's top-notch complete game performance that saw the right-handed hurler throw 14 strikeouts and 18 first pitch s...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity softball team played hard April 21, but fell one run short in each of their two games in a weekend doubleheader against Bishop Fenwick. Pitcher Mollie Charest recorded 14 strikeouts in the first game and 10 in the second, while Emma Thacher added two RBIs in the outing, going 2-for-3 in both games. Maddie Crossen and Kathleen Prescott each went 2-for-4. Although the Shark...

HARWICH – The rivalry between the Monomoy Sharks and the St. John Paul Lions was evident on April 12 when the Sharks hosted the Lions in baseball action. Though the home team fell 2-1 at Whitehouse Field, they did all they could to keep the visitor's score low. “Yesterday was a real pitcher's duel,” said Monomoy head coach Steve Wilson, adding that this season his team is working with just two regular starting...

BOSTON – The 122 nd Boston Marathon included a familiar face among the runners, but this time around Larry Cole didn't take part in the race itself. Instead, the longtime Harwich runner rode along the route in a spiffy SUV as an Honorary Relay Team Captain. “This is the 100 th anniversary of the World War I-era Boston Marathon in 1918, which was all military,” the 84-year-old Cole said. “Last winter an annou...

HARWICH – It might have been unseasonably chilly for Monomoy softball's home opener against Rising Tide on April 5, but the Sharks were on fire, posting a 5-1 victory in non-league action. Sophomore pitcher Mollie Charest, who along with catcher Emma Thacher was named a Div. 3 player to watch by the Boston Herald, quickly retired the first three batters in Rising Tide's lineup, paving the way for Monomoy's lea...

HARWICH – When a seasoned team plays one that's still relatively new, games can go any number of ways, but when the Monomoy boys varsity lacrosse team hosted Martha's Vineyard on Monday, the game may have ended in a 9-6 loss, but the Sharks definitely worked to keep the Vineyarders on their toes. After Martha's Vineyard netted three goals in quick succession to take a 3-0 lead in the opening frame, Monomoy's C...

HARWICH – When it comes to the Monomoy girls lacrosse program, one thing is clear: though only in their second season, the Sharks aim to compete as evidenced by their strong performance against Nantucket in the team's home opener. While the Whalers earned a 10-8 victory, the Sharks kept pace throughout the game, with two Monomoy players netting hat tricks in the outing. Emma Mawn and Alyssa Lyons each netted t...

CHATHAM – Sand dunes and salt air are fine for most Cape Codders, but Doug Meservey, Jr., is all about wide tires with good grip and putting the pedal to the metal as he sets sights on a professional racing career. Thanks to his new partnership with Keith Rocco Racing, that career just picked up speed. If you're from Chatham then the Meservey name both in town and in regards to the racing circuit is familiar. ...

When a high school basketball player from Nauset chose to stay with his team for a championship game during school vacation week instead of traveling to Europe with his family, head coach Leo P. Miller made up for it by taking the varsity squad across the pond. Little did he know that would become the start of Cape Cod Sports Ambassadors. Now in its 50 th year, the CCSA has been organizing international excha...

EASTHAM – There were a few familiar faces on the court at Nauset Regional High School last weekend as part of the annual Billingsgate Tournament. Taking part in the 26 th annual event were local hoop stars, including former Monomoy player Chris Mazulis, former Harwich player David Duarte, and former Chatham player Jon Robinson, each of whom joined forces on Duarte's “Next Level” team, along with former Nauset...

Annual Cape And Islands League All-Star Game

By: Kat Szmit

Basketball season might have ended for most teams around the Cape and Islands, but the stars will have one more chance to shine come March 18 when the 2018 All-Star Games will be played. Five players from area schools will compete as part of the Lower Cape girls team, including Avery Burns, Reagan Meehan, and Skyeler Sandison of Nauset, Maddie Leonard of Monomoy, and Latasha Miranda of Cape Cod Tech, with coac...

Monomoy's Season Comes To A Bittersweet End

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks gave it their all Tuesday night in the first round of the MIAA Div. 3 South Sectional tournament, but came up short against Dedham in a tough 52-41 loss. The starters on the boys varsity basketball team got off to a solid start against the Marauders, trading points with the visitors en route to a 10-9 lead after the first quarter on shots from Isaiah Stafford, Nick Meehan and Eli N...