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HARWICH ─ What do you get when you combine six awesome hoop stars, one enthusiastic crowd, and a whole lot of fun? A slamtastic fundraiser with the Harlem Wizards. As part of an annual tradition, the troupe brought their comedic and basketball talents to Monomoy Regional High School last Thursday for an event that put the fun in fundraiser. For a little more than two hours the Wizards alternated between batt...

A Tough Senior Night For Monomoy Boys Soccer

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Senior Night proved a tough one for the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team, which fell 3-1 to St. John Paul II in their second meeting of the season. The last time the two faced each other, the Sharks came away with a 3-1 win courtesy of late-game goals, but last Thursday the odds were against the home team, which was stymied by the Lions' punishing defense that left little chance for Monomoy to get ...

Kat's Pause: All Hail The Message Of This King

By: Kat Szmit

Have you read the story about King Arthur? No, not the one involving round tables and acts of bravery. I'm talking about the one involving a young boy with a dream and the courage to pursue it in spite of, well, a significant vertical challenge. If you haven't yet read about this King Arthur, you ought to, and then share his story with the kids in your life. For those unaware, King Arthur is the nickname of Ar...

HARWICH ─ If all you looked at from Monday's Monomoy girls varsity soccer game against Sturgis East was the final score, a 4-3 loss for the Sharks, you don't have the whole picture, as Monomoy gave Sturgis a real run in the game's second half. At the break, the Storm held a 3-0 lead over the Sharks thanks to a first half that found Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson posing an important question to her players....

Monomoy Field Hockey Shuts Out Plymouth North

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ After a lackluster first half, the Monomoy girls field hockey team burst into the second half of Saturday's game against Plymouth North with gusto to earn a 4-0 non-league victory. The win came a few days after what head coach Cheryl Poore said was one of the best played and toughest losses of the season, a 1-0 outing against Barnstable, which she said was behind the Sharks' dispirited opening fram...

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...