Topics: Sports

HARWICH – When Ryan Richer was first faced with the idea of taking up running, he wasn't enthused. Fast-forward a few years and the Harwich resident has segued from those less-than-enjoyable early days to becoming a highly competitive triathlete. Richer, who was among the first graduates of Monomoy Regional High School in 2015, said it was his mother, Sue, who got him started on his running journey. “My mom...

CHATHAM – When the Chatham Anglers hosted the Harwich Mariners on June 30, for the better part of the game it seemed either team could be the victor, but a four-run seventh from the home team put the game away for good, especially thanks to the prowess of the Chatham bullpen. “The guys on the mound really set the tone for us,” said Chatham head coach Tom Holliday. “Dan Hammer pitched really well. Every guy tha...

CHATHAM – The 2018 Anglers got their first taste of Chatham fog last Thursday night, watching as the sea smoke rolled into Veterans Field and obliterated lines of sight between the outfield and home plate in minutes, ending their game against Hyannis in a 3-3 tie after five innings. Players were wide-eyed at the sight of the misty plumes, but really wanted to finish the game in the hopes of earning a win. Prio...

CHATHAM – A five-run second inning on the part of the Brewster Whitecaps put the Chatham Anglers in a big hole on Friday night, but the A's rebounded after the 10-1 loss to enjoy a triumphant weekend that included a doubleheader sweep against Bourne on Sunday. “It was a lousy game from the start,” said Chatham head coach Tom Holliday. “We were four games in a row and we played like that.” Holliday dubbed th...

Harwich Snaps Early Skid With Weekend Wins

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Harwich Mariners were in higher spirits on Saturday after a 2-0 victory against Wareham snapped a three-game losing streak, giving them something to celebrate, especially when the winning continued the following night against Falmouth. After falling to the Y-D Red Sox, the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, and the Wareham Gatemen, the Mariners welcomed Wareham to Whitehouse Field looking to avenge their June...

HARWICH – After a tense 10-inning standoff in the first round of MIAA tournament action that ended in victory for the Monomoy girls softball team, the Sharks suffered a heartbreaking loss in the quarterfinals, bringing their stellar 2018 season to an end. Senior Emma Thacher was the hero of the team's June 7 game against Bellingham, a pitcher's duel that went into extra innings before Thacher stepped to the pl...

HARWICH – It was a tough end of the season for Monomoy baseball, which fell 3-1 to West Bridgewater in the June 7 Div. 4 South prelims at Whitehouse Field in Harwich. Monomoy did all it could in the seven-inning outing, but couldn't muster the hits needed to overtake their opponents. “It was a tough game,” said Steve Porter, filling in as coach for longtime head coach Steve Wilson, who was sidelined with il...

HARWICH – Solid pitching and timely hitting led the Monomoy girls varsity softball team to a big shutout victory against Barnstable on May 23, with the Sharks routing the Raiders 11-0 in seven innings. Caroline DiGiovanni had a big day for the Sharks, going 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a triple, while teammates Emma Thacher went 2-for-3, Julie Slade 1-for-2 with three RBIs, Sam Barr 1-for-3 with one RB...

Triumphant Teams Putting Monomoy On The Map

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Tournament season is fast approaching and this year Monomoy fans will have more than a few teams to cheer for, a testament not only to the strength of school programs but also its Shark athletes. Softball leads the way for the Sharks with an overall record of 18-2 and a Cape and Islands League Championship record of 12-0, making it likely the Sharks will earn a top seed come June 5. This season saw t...

HARWICH – The final home meet of the Monomoy boys and girls track teams proved positive for a number of athletes who ran, threw, and jumped their way to a number of personal best performances in competition against Sturgis on May 17. The boys team was able to overtake the combined East-West visitors, winning their meet with a final score of 81-54. In the field events, Tre Cohrs took first in the shot put wi...

Monomoy Girls Tennis Falls To Falmouth

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – With two of their top players now competing at the college level, it's been a rebuilding year for Monomoy girls tennis team, which fell to Falmouth on Monday 5-0. In first singles action Lindsay Macdonald put up a good battle but fell 6-1, 6-1 to Julia Moskai, while in second singles Falmouth's Paige Meade defeated Ava Barbella 6-1, 6-4. In third singles Monomoy's Julia Smith put up a valiant fight a...

Taking To The Water With Monomoy Sailing

By: Kat Szmit

PLEASANT BAY - It was the first official nice day of spring, and after months of wild weather, downed trees, power outages, and a winter that seemed to never end, the excitement of the Monomoy Sailing Team to get on the water on May 2 was palpable, sharp as the snap of the sails in the wind on Pleasant Bay. The day was a stark contrast to those of early March when the team first took to the waters, but such is...

BOSTON – Alexander Antonellis of Harwich is passionate about endurance sports, and that includes crew, in which he competes for Dublin School, a private college prep school in New Hampshire. But recently Antonellis had his rowing skills tested when he traded his sculling oar for a canoe paddle and took part in the annual Run of the Charles. The Run of the Charles is the signature event of the Charles River Wat...

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...