Sports

HARWICH ─ The morning of her first-ever pickleball tournament, Jan Belleville was nervous. After all, it was the first time she'd taken her game to the competitive level. In the end, Belleville had nothing to worry about, ultimately playing toward a medal win in the area's first Women's Intermediate Pickleball Tourney. The event was held June 21 at Brooks Park and featured a host of local athletes competing ...

CHATHAM ─ Mother Nature certainly worked hard to keep the Chatham Anglers from getting their 2017 season started at home, but once it did the A's battled to a pair of victories in their double header against Wareham. It took until Sunday for the Anglers to see game play at Veterans Field after their official home opener against Cotuit on Friday was rained out after half an inning. Returning center fielder DJ...

HARWICH ─ An extra inning wasn't a plus for the Harwich Mariners, who fell 4-2 in their season and home opener to the Y-D Red Sox. Three days later, however, the Mariners found their stride and got a little payback when they bested the Sox on their home turf 5-2, kicking off the roller coaster ride that is Cape League baseball. The excitement was palpable at Whitehouse Field on June 14 as the Mariners got th...

Summer is upon us here on Cape Cod and that can only mean one thing (other than an uptick in traffic): It's time for the annual Harwich 5K and Chatham Harbor Run road races, happening this weekend in their respective towns. The Harwich 5K, sponsored by the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and presented by Koko Fitness, kicks off Saturday (June 24) at 9:30 a.m., with packet pickup taking place Friday from 2 to 5 p.m...

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...