Sports

YARMOUTH PORT — Monomoy girls golf coach John Anderson was a little nervous when he first saw junior standout Jennie Grogan moments after she finished playing her round at Monday’s Cape and Islands League girls golf championship at Kings Way Golf Club. “When I saw her come in, she had this look on her face that I didn’t know what happened,” Anderson said. “She was like, ‘Ah, I didn’t play that well, I shot a 6...

BARNSTABLE – The Nauset girls lacrosse team felt it had been knocking on the door for a few games. They knew it was only a matter of time before they would get rewarded for their hard work. After starting the week with losses in three close games, Nauset finally came up on the winning side of a back-and-forth contest when it held off Barnstable for a 7-6 victory Saturday morning in Barnstable. The win marke...

CHATHAM – Leslie Gillis knew she needed a hobby to supplement the time she spent teaching eighth grade math at Walsh Middle School in Framingham. When her own children became college-aged, Gillis turned to golf. “I don’t consider myself athletic, but I don’t feel you have to be athletic to play golf if you enjoy people and being outside,” said Gillis, a 75-year-old retired Chatham resident who serves as the pr...

Athlete Of The Week: Sienna Reeves

By: Brad Joyal

Throughout most of the Nauset girls lacrosse team’s season, Warriors coach Heather Stevens had grown accustomed to sophomore Sienna Reeves being a key contributor toward the team’s success at the offensive end of the field. Reeves has established a reputation for being a strong facilitator, as someone who can spot open players cutting toward the opposing net and place the ball on their sticks to put them in a ...

NORTH EASTHAM – If you find yourself at Nauset Regional High School during after-school activities some afternoon, you might hear a cheer from one part of campus one minute and a roar from another part of campus a few moments later. Nauset’s top student-athletes are used to being celebrated, though they rarely have the opportunity to be honored in one place at one time. On Monday, Nauset celebrated its 15 s...

HARWICH – When Monomoy boys track and field coach Don Bates looked at the team’s schedule before the season, he couldn’t help but feel as though the Sharks might be in trouble against the rest of their Cape and Islands League competition. “We’re the smallest team in the league,” explained Bates, “so I looked at the schedule before we started and I thought, ‘Well, we’ll be pretty hard-pressed to win a meet.’” ...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset softball team chose the perfect time — and the perfect opponent — to have one of its best performances of the season. After suffering an extra-innings loss at Barnstable on April 27, Nauset got a little revenge Friday afternoon when it cruised to a 14-2 victory over Barnstable in a five-inning mercy-rule contest. “When we came into this game, we knew our issue in our last game was...

HARWICH – When it came time for Maddie Silvester to think about what college she would attend after graduating from Monomoy Regional High School, the Chatham resident knew her future school had to check off a few items on her wish list. For starters, Silvester knew she wanted to get away from Cape Cod, but she didn’t want to be too far from home. The Monomoy field hockey and lacrosse standout also knew that sh...

Athlete Of The Week: Kaylee Davis

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM — The Nauset softball team was beginning to feel desperate. The Warriors needed to find a pitcher who could throw strikes and force other teams to swing their bats. Junior pitcher Kaylee Davis rose to the challenge for Nauset on Friday when she tossed a complete game to hold off Barnstable and lead the Warriors (4-10) to a lopsided 14-2 victory over their Cape and Islands League Atlantic Division...

PLYMOUTH – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team felt like it had more to give during the second half of Monday’s nonleague game at Plymouth South Monday. After taking a 5-4 deficit into halftime, the Sharks thought about why they wanted to schedule a matchup against the Panthers: they felt it would be a good opportunity to bolster their status for the state tournament’s statewide power rating system. Monomoy ult...

CHATHAM – Fifty-five years have passed since the 1967 Boston Red Sox pulled off what affectionately became known as “The Impossible Dream” after the team posted its first winning season since 1958 and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1946. Peter Fraser was among the thousands of young kids who fell in love with the ’67 Sox while growing up in Massachusetts. There were a lot of players t...