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HARWICH ─ An online search and an extensive athletic background led Karen Guillemette to a new adventure, one she is most excited to begin. In a few weeks, Guillemette will venture to Cape Cod to become the interim Athletic Director for the Monomoy Regional School District. “Being an AD has been a career goal of mine for the past two years,” said Guillemette, who was chosen for the post from among more than ...

Sharks Run Past Lions In Cross-Country Home Meet

By: Kat Szmit

The St. John Paul II cross country teams put forth a good effort on Tuesday, but even before the last runners crossed the finish line the meet belonged to the home team Monomoy Sharks, who earned a solid victory in the Cape and Islands League. The meet kicked off around 4:30 on Oct. 11, with the Sharks dominating on their home course, a nearly three-mile trek that winds through the Island Pond Cemetery and sur...

Monomoy Falls To West Bridgewater 41-13

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Don't let the score fool you. Though the Monomoy Sharks fell 41-13 to West Bridgewater on Friday night, it doesn't mean the effort wasn't there. Just ask head coach Paul “Spanky” Demanche. “The kids' effort was terrific,” said Demanche following the loss. “I thought they played hard.” The Wildcats surprised the Sharks at game's start, pushing across the first of several touchdowns as Monomoy wor...

HARWICH ─ Thanks to an unprecedented display of athleticism, the 2016 Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon will be one for the history books. Each of the top three men's runners – Jim Spisak, Amos Sang, and Glarius Rop – soundly broke the record for fastest Cape Cod half marathon set in 1991 by Larry Bartholomew. Bartholomew claimed victory in the Hyannis half marathon with a finish time of 1:06:56, which...

HARWICH ─ Though the Monomoy boys golf team didn't clinch the Cape and Islands League crown, they've got their sights set on the South Sectional Championship, and with the team's top three packing a punch on the links, it's possible the team will add another trophy to the high school case. Last week the Sharks suffered a challenging loss to Sturgis West, falling 128-148. But other matches this season have be...

HARWICH ─ It’s not often that an auditorium full of high school students is so silent one can hear the proverbial pin drop, but that was the case when Chris Herren spoke at Monomoy Regional High School on Monday. Herren, a former member of the Boston Celtics and a recovering drug addict now sober for eight years, brought a powerful message to students, many of whom were moved to tears by his words. But it...

On Monday afternoon roughly three miles off the shores of South Monomoy Island, a vessel rocked slowly on gentle swells as those on board peered eagerly at the water, hoping for one thing: the slice of a fin through the waves. Unfortunately, it was a shark-free day aboard the OCEARCH shark research boat, but the day provided an opportunity for guests joining the crew to learn a bit about what goes on “out there.”...

Bringing An Important Message To Young Athletes

By: Kat Szmit

Cyd Zeigler has a feeling about being gay that might surprise some people. “Being gay is one of the best things that ever happened to me,” said Zeigler, co-founder of OUTsports.com and a graduate of Harwich High School. But he hasn't always felt that way. There was a time when the realization of his sexuality was unsettling, especially when it came to participation in sports. To help athletes, teammates, co...

Sharks Roll Over Bulldogs In 41-16 Mayflower Match

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Before the start of the Monomoy football team’s game Friday against Avon/Holbrook, team captain Nathan Amaker gathered the team in a huddle and led them in a passionate victory chant. It was magic that worked for the Sharks, who cruised to a 41-16 win in their inaugural outing in the Mayflower Athletic Conference Comprehensive. “They’re an undermanned team, and our kids came out and did what they h...

HARWICH ─ The power of youth was evident in the Monomoy girls varsity soccer game against St. John Paul II when an eighth grader proved instrumental in the Sharks’ Cape and Islands League win. Monomoy bested their opponents 3-0 last Thursday in a dominant outing in the Shark Tank in which Monomoy held sway over their visitors for much of the game, even as the Lions heightened their defense in the game's seco...

Monomoy Athletic Director Resigns

By: Kat Szmit

After just one year on the job, Monomoy Athletic Director Brendan Case has resigned, according to an email sent by Superintendent Scott Carpenter to families in the school district on Saturday (Sept. 24). The email states that the reason for Case’s resignation, effective Sept. 23, is to “explore other options and have more time with his young family.” The email further states that a formal job posting for a...

SOMERVILLE ─ With minutes left in their Saturday's contest against Matignon/St. Joseph's Prep and trailing 8-0, the Monomoy Sharks needed a spark. Thanks to Zach Souza and Eli Nickerson, they got an inferno, stunning the Warriors as they soared to a 16-8 win. “Unfortunately we started a little bit flat,” said Monomoy head coach Spanky Demanche. “I'm sure the long bus ride had something to do with that.” D...

HARWICH ─ Cape Tech's Sept. 17 football game against Tri-County came to a frightening end when a player from the opposing team was left unconscious after a defensive hit. An eerie silence fell upon the field when Tri-County linebacker Colin Cicchetti lay motionless on the field after a hard hit. He was unconscious, according to Cape Tech head coach Chris Leonard, for nearly 20 seconds. Though the clock read ...

HARWICH ─ Thanksgiving Day is still months away, but one of the bigger local football rivalries hit the gridiron on Friday night when the Monomoy Sharks hosted Cape Cod Tech in their season and home opener, with the dominant Sharks coming away with a 22-6 victory under the lights of the Monomoy Athletic Complex, otherwise known as the Shark Tank. Fans packed the stands and stood along the fences surrounding ...

Sharks Nip Raiders 5-2 In Field Hockey Win

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Monomoy field hockey coach Cheryl Poore said she's never had a team work harder than her 2016 squad. That was evidenced mightily on Monday when the Sharks dispatched the Barnstable Red Raiders 5-2 in a stellar non-league contest. Carlee Tolley proved the most dangerous shark in the Shark Tank, netting four of Monomoy's five goals, the first coming in the opening half on an assist by Emma Mawn. Holl...

Sharks Open 2016 With First Win In New League

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It was hot, humid, and not exactly pretty, but when the final whistle blew on the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team's first-ever Cape and Islands League game last Friday, the Sharks emerged victorious with a 1-0 win against Sturgis East. The triumph came courtesy of senior forward Akeem Bucknor who found an opening in the midst of a scrum in front of the Sturgis net and took the shot, netting the on...