Topics: Sports

Winter Sports Are A Go, With Modifications

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The modifications are many, but not enough to stop winter sports from happening, which comes as great news to student-athletes across the state and at the local level who are looking forward to starting their seasons on Dec. 14. In a roughly two-hour meeting on Nov. 20, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) held discussions and votes on the guidelines set forth by the Executiv...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Monomoy boys clawed their way back from a 1-0 deficit to a 2-1 lead in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League finals against Sturgis East on Monday night, and then, with the Sharks just seconds away from their first-ever championship win, the lights above the pitch at Townhouse Field in Yarmouth went out, casting the field in darkness. The glitch was just one more oddity in a season of str...

HARWICH – It was a strange season for the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team, but the Sharks weathered the changes and their opponents in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League to earn the championship with a commanding 11-1 victory against Sturgis West on Nov. 14. To make the sport safer to play during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, games were restructured so that play featured 7-on-7 instead of the trad...

HARWICH – Adulting, even under the best circumstances, can be challenging, especially when it comes to trying to find a balance between the personal and professional. It is a challenge Pete Richer knows well as he recently had to step down from his position as head coach of Monomoy girls basketball to attend to his landscaping business. Richer emphasized that the decision to resign did not come easy. “It's ...

2020 Chatham Turkey Trot Takes On A New Format

By: Kat Szmit

The Chatham Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving morning tradition and the organizers and originators of the event are looking forward to keeping the 2020 event running, albeit with a new format that turns the run/walk into a DIY event. Costumes are still encouraged, as are donations to the Lower Cape Outreach Council. The event first kicked off in 2005, started by Mary Parsons and Linda Redding, who drew inspiration...

HARWICH – It was a high intensity game from start to finish when the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team hosted Rising Tide in their final regular season match of 2020 on Nov. 5. But it was ultimately the Tide that rolled over the Sharks with a 1-0 victory in Cape and Islands League action. On an afternoon that seemed made for a soccer game given the unseasonably warm weather, the Sharks kicked off their battle a...

Monomoy Girls Fall To West In Blustery Contest

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Blame it on the wind? Whatever the weather on Nov. 2, it simply wasn't Monomoy's day as the girls varsity soccer team fell 1-0 to Sturgis West. The Sharks seemed off as they faced the competitors on their home turf, with high winds whipping throughout most of the game. Though it took the Navigators until the third quarter to get past Monomoy goalkeeper Josie Ganshaw, a fair amount of game play was co...

Nauset Nips Monomoy 2-1 In Field Hockey Action

By: Kat Szmit

NORTH EASTHAM – The Sharks came to compete, but it was the home team Warriors that came away with a 2-1 win on Halloween morning in a rescheduled match between the rivals. After rain canceled the original outing, slated for the afternoon of Oct. 30, the Warriors hosted the Sharks early Saturday morning in a spirited contest that saw Monomoy make it onto the scoreboard first. With less than two minutes left ...

HARWICH – New rules and a whole new way of playing the game didn’t seem to faze the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team when they took on the Barnstable Red Raiders on Oct. 1, cruising to a 5-1 victory in their season opener. Caroline DiGiovanni was in top form in the outing, netting four of the five goals scored by the home team. DiGiovanni scored her first goal of the game at 12:59 in the first half on a...

HARWICH – The Nauset boys varsity soccer team is out once again to prove their might, capitalizing on numerous scoring chances in their 6-0 defeat of Monomoy on Oct. 2, the season opener for both teams. The Warriors made it clear from the start that they’d come to do battle, and though the Sharks kept them to one goal in the opening frame, Nauset gained much momentum in the second, scoring three of its six goa...

The Changing Face Of 'Senior Season'

By: Kat Szmit

Senior Student Athletes Grateful To Play In The Era Of COVID-19 HARWICH/EASTHAM – Tyler Potter has been looking forward to his senior year with the Monomoy football team since he was in eighth grade. But like so many seniors locally and across the state, Potter has had to adapt to a completely new way of doing sports and a changed senior season. For Potter, a team captain, the change means he and his fellow...

HARWICH – In the years before COVID-19, We Can Team of The Gasp, a long-distance fundraising cycling event, looked forward to a day of camaraderie and celebration. Though the pandemic might have changed the face of the annual ride, it couldn’t dim the dedication of those taking part, including Team We Can. Located in Harwich, We Can is a non-profit organization aimed at empowering women through an array of uni...

COVID-19 Ushers In New Era For High School Sports

By: Kat Szmit

Education isn’t the only thing that’s gotten a makeover due to COVID-19. So too have high school and middle school sports in the Monomoy and Nauset regional school districts. While athletics will take place, it will be in a very new way with a number of new rules that include not only players and coaches, but spectators, as well. Under the Monomoy plan, which follows guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts I...

HARWICH – Pleasant Bay Community Boating wants to help folks of all ages and abilities get on the water, but with the pandemic it was uncertain how the summer would play out. Thanks to a carefully phased-in opening in June and strict adherence to safety-first protocol, however, PBCB is celebrating a successful summer season. “We phased in opening and took baby steps, opening the last week of June,” said Presid...

HARWICH – When Monomoy boys basketball coach Keith Arnold first considered stepping away from the sidelines, he decided to give the decision time. But as the months passed, Arnold recognized that although he loved the sport, it was time to put family first, especially his eight grandchildren. “The longer I thought about the future, the basketball part of it was always there, but it didn’t seem to have the same...

CHATHAM – Jerry Evans is no stranger to the water, having spent a decent amount of time windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing, and paddlesurfing, but these days he’s happiest just winging it. Evans, owner of Chatham Wind and Time, is among the first people on Cape Cod to give the sport of wingsurfing a go. Wingsurfing, for those not familiar, is something of a water-oriented combination of wingsuit technology,...