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Athlete Of The Week: Ben Szuhaj

By: Brad Joyal

BREWSTER – A handful of years have passed since Ben Szuhaj made his mark competing for the Dartmouth College cross country and track and field teams, but the Pennsylvania native now living in Washington, D.C. still felt at home in his return to New England. The 2019 Dartmouth graduate captured Saturday’s Brew Run title after completing the 5.2-mile road race in 26 minutes, 32 seconds. “I just started back t...

BREWSTER — Despite being one of the hottest teams in the Cape Cod Baseball League during the past couple weeks, the Brewster Whitecaps met their match when they faced the Bourne Braves in a rematch of last year’s CCBL championship series. Unlike last year, when the Whitecaps made quick work of the Braves to capture the organization’s third title, it was Bourne that dominated this year’s series with strong pitchi...

BREWSTER – The Brewster Whitecaps are experiencing a feeling the team hasn’t felt the past two postseasons. Their backs are up against the wall. After suffering a 3-0 loss to the Bourne Braves on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three Cape Cod Baseball League championship series, the Whitecaps will need to win Game 2 on Tuesday to force a winner-takes-all matchup back at Bourne on Friday. “Their pit...

SOUTH YARMOUTH — The late New York Yankee and Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra said it best. “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” For a second consecutive summer, the Brewster Whitecaps and Bourne Braves are set to square off in the Cape Cod Baseball League championship. The defending champion Whitecaps made quick work of the Harwich Mariners and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to earn a shot at defending their title...

Mariners’ Season Ends, But The Relationships Will Remain IntactHARWICH — Show up on time, play your hardest, and have fun. Those are the three things that Harwich Mariners manager Steve Englert asked of his team every day this summer. And while the Mariners’ season may not have ended as they'd hoped, those three core values forged relationships that will last a lifetime. “You make great friendships here, yo...

After earning a playoff berth by securing a third-place finish in the East Division on the final day of the regular season, the Orleans Firebirds were ousted from the playoffs following a 2-0 series sweep against the second-seeded Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Orleans suffered a season-ending 8-4 loss to Y-D on Friday at Eldredge Park after the teams played the final inning of the first game of the series earlier i...

BREWSTER — Finn Riley wasn’t old enough to drive, let alone play in the Cape Cod Baseball League, when he first found himself immersed in all of the collegiate summer baseball action. “I actually used to be a bat boy for the Whitecaps when I was younger,” said Riley, a Brewster native who graduated from Nauset in 2021 and returned to the area this summer to work and intern for the defending CCBL champion Brews...

Despite Championship Loss, Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth Team Has a Positive SeasonCHATHAM — The Lower Cape Gray Senior Babe Ruth team has 14 players on its roster, but some games only eight players will show up. That is one common obstacle when it comes to summer baseball on the Cape. The team, which finished its season Saturday following an 8-0 loss in the third game of the championship series against Falmo...

Athlete Of The Week: Carson Demartini

By: Brad Joyal

BREWSTER — Baseball fans with New England ties are no strangers to playoff greatness. We’ve seen Curt Schilling battle through a bloody sock, watched Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell claim World Series MVP awards and David Ortiz do, well, everything during his illustrious career with the Red Sox. Brewster Whitecaps infielder Carson Demartini has cemented himself in the Cape League history books with one of the mo...

SOUTH YARMOUTH — The late New York Yankee and Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra said it best. “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” For a second consecutive summer, the Brewster Whitecaps and Bourne Braves are set to square off in the Cape Cod Baseball League championship. The defending champion Whitecaps made quick work of the Harwich Mariners and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to earn a shot at defending their title...

NORTH EASTHAM – Serving as the girls soccer and girls lacrosse coach at Monomoy provides Jenn Peterson with plenty of opportunities to coach the next generation of female athletes and help them improve their craft. Like most Cape Cod residents, Peterson likes to unwind during the summer months. For her, that means moving off the sideline and into the action as the longest-tenured member of the Orleans women...

Although Michael Berg had participated in sailing races in recent years, the longtime Cape Cod and Chatham resident was especially excited to learn that the Round The Cape sailing race was returning to the Hyannis Yacht Club this July after not being held for more than a decade. The announcement coincided with the return of Plum Crazy, Berg’s 38-foot Sabre sailboat that he maintains out of Stage Harbor. Ult...