Topics: School Sports

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders had the fire but lacked the unity needed to overcome the Tri-County Cougars on Saturday, falling in their home opener 21-6 as tensions rose on and off the field. Weather-wise it was a perfect afternoon for football, but not for the Crusaders, who struggled to make connections in game play and among teammates. The Cougars marched determinedly downfield en route to a first quart...

HARWICH – At Monomoy Regional High School, the All-Sports Booster Club does its best to support every athlete and each team, which means holding fundraisers that put the fun in raising much-needed money to benefit student athletes and the teams they play on. This fall supporters can tee off in the second annual Monomoy Golf Tournament at Cranberry Valley, a day of great golf for an even better cause. “It seems...

HARWICH – After a tough season opening loss to D-Y last week, the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team was looking for a win and found it when they played to a 5-0 victory against Sturgis East on Sept. 10. As a steady, light rain fell across Harwich, the Sharks played host to the Storm, with Alison Barrett setting up teammate Amy Hinesley for the first goal of the game at 26:40 to put Monomoy ahead 1-0. Les...

HARWICH – The social media buzz was humming in the days leading up to Monomoy football's home opener Sept. 7 against Cape Tech, with fans from both camps boasting of potential victory. But after a short-lived bumpy start, Monomoy made it clear which was the team to watch as they battled to a 30-12 victory, Monomoy's first official win under new head coach Larry Souza. For the majority of the first quarter, how...

HARWICH – When the Monomoy field hockey team kicked off its 2018 season with a scrimmage against Barnstable on Monday, it was their first competition under the tutelage of new head coach Jennifer Estes. While fans might recall her keeping books at past games, this season the former college player has stepped onto the sidelines and aims to inspire her student athletes on and off the field. By day Estes teaches ...

HARWICH – Larry Souza is well aware of the revolving-door situation regarding head coaches and Monomoy football. He's been on the sidelines with three different coaches in as many seasons, which is why, as the program's fifth head coach since its inception, Souza is planning on sticking around for a good while. Football has been in Souza's blood for ages, his passion blooming when he first laced up cleats as a...

HARWICH – Whitehouse Field is a familiar place for Sean Gould. He’s been there as a bat boy for the Harwich Mariners, and crouched behind the plate as the catcher for the Monomoy boys varsity baseball team. But this summer the soon-to-be junior has a special gig at the ballpark: bullpen catcher for the home team. Gould started playing baseball when he was just a toddler in his Harwich backyard, developing an i...

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 – The Monomoy girls varsity lacrosse team put everything they had into their first-ever post-season game Tuesday, playing with passion, but in spite of a solid effort the Sharks fell to the Nantucket Whalers 14-8 in the first round of the MIAA Div. 2 South tournament. Abby Wallace had a hat trick in the outing, while Jess Currie, Alyssa Lyons, Leah Nash, Kelsey Olson, and Emma Mawn each had single goal...

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...

Monomoy Softball Gets The Best Of Falmouth

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Late-game heroics led the Monomoy softball team to an exciting come-from-behind victory against Falmouth on Monday, with the Sharks defeating the Clippers 3-2 in seven innings. It was the battle of two similarly named pitchers as Monomoy's Mollie Charest duked it out against Falmouth's Molly Bruce, with Charest earning the W with 13 strikeouts and only three hits allowed. Falmouth took the lead in...

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...