Topics: Chatham

2016 Was A Year Of Contasts In Chatham

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – It was a year of contrasts in Chatham. A number of long-standing projects came to fruition in 2016, including completion of a new fire station, the opening of the new Mitchell River drawbridge, and the construction of a new bridge over Muddy Creek. But it was also a year when progress on several key issues was frustratingly slow. The dispute over the western boundary of the Monomoy National Wildli...

HARWICH ─ In the nearly 50 years since Cheryl Poore began coaching field hockey in Harwich, she has become something of a legend in the sport. That era came to an end this week when Poore officially resigned from her head coaching post at Monomoy Regional High School. “When I first started coaching it was a very different time,” Poore said regarding her reason for stepping down. “Today, the roles of teachers...

HARWICH ─ While other teams were still practicing, the Monomoy girls varsity squad hosted Cape Tech in one of the earliest games of the 2016-2017 season, playing to a 39-11 victory in the Shark Tank Dec. 8. Though pleased with his team's win, Monomoy head coach Pete Richer acknowledged that his players were still shaking off some rust. “It was a very early season game, so we haven't had a lot of time to p...

HARWICH ─ When a softball soared over the fence at Mashpee High last year unbeknownst to the field umpire who thought it bounced first, Monomoy players Hannah Potter and Karley Marchese knew they had to say something. Little did they know that their honesty would result in the program's winning the MIAA Sportsmanship Moment of the Year for 2016. Available members of the team were feted at Gillette Stadium du...

CHATHAM ─ In the early hours of Thanksgiving morning it seemed that every turkey in Chatham was left at home to baste itself as thousands of runners, walkers, and supportive spectators made their way downtown for the 2016 Turkey Trot. The event originally began in 2005, conceived by Mary Parsons and Linda Redding and inspired by the We Gather Together run-walk held in Sandwich each Thanksgiving. The Chatham ...

CHATHAM ─ Organizers of the new Chatham in the Fall road race wanted to offer runners the opportunity to race in cooler weather than that of the Chatham Harbor Run. With temps barely reaching 50 for the inaugural event on Sunday, they got their wish, and so did the happy folks who took part in the event. The new 10K road race follows the same course as the Harbor Run, which happens in late June each year. Bu...

Kat's Pause: An Attitude of Gratitude

By: Kat Szmit

Happy Thanksgiving. Yep. It's today, which means that “the holidays” have officially begun. In that spirit, I'm going to deviate a bit from the norm and focus on what the day is all about: giving thanks. For many, Thanksgiving Day may be one of happy chaos, shuttling between football games and food with family and friends. Some might be traveling, lost in the rush and hurry of bus stations, airport terminals, ...

Monomoy Outlasts Bourne 28-26

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy football team might not have the best record around, but at 4-6 after a thrilling 28-26 victory over the Bourne Canalmen last Thursday, the Sharks are now the winningest football team in Monomoy Regional High School history. “It's definitely one of the greatest feelings ever,” said senior Nick Malone, one of four seniors on the football team who were celebrated prior to the start of the...

HARWICH ─ Hannah Potter started playing field hockey when she was about five years old, and still has the tiny stick she originally learned the game with. Now, as her senior season with the Monomoy Sharks comes to a close, Potter is setting her sights on continuing her career with the St. Anselm College Hawks after formally signing her letter of intent. In an intimate but enthusiastic celebration held in the...

Time For The Annual Chatham Turkey Trot

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ Before the drumsticks, the gravy, and even the football games comes a true Thanksgiving tradition: the Turkey Trot, which returns to Chatham this Thanksgiving Day. The event has enlivened Thanksgiving morning for more than a decade, with the 2016 event marking the Turkey Trot's 12 th year. As of Nov. 8 more than 1,400 runners have signed up to take part in this year's run, which follows a ...

A Strong Tourney Run For Monomoy Girls Soccer

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH/OSTERVILLE ─ It's been a wild 2016 ride for the Monomoy girls varsity soccer team, whose season came to an end this week when they fell to Sturgis West in the MIAA Div. 4 South first round after defeating Bourne 4-2 in the preliminaries. In spite of the loss, head coach Jenn Peterson was proud of her team's accomplishments. “ To go from never making the tournament to winning a game and gettin...

Sharks Stymied By Sailors In Tournament Action

By: Kat Szmit

SCITUATE ─ It wasn't the way the Monomoy field hockey team wanted their season to end, but when the dust settled across the turf at Scituate High on Thursday, the Sailors claimed victory with a 2-1 final score in the MIAA Div. 2 South first round. Monomoy, the 12 th seed in MIAA Div. 2, took an early 1-0 lead against the No. 5 Scituate Sailors on a nice goal from Emma Mawn assisted by Carly Donovan roughly ...

Boys Soccer Falls To Millis In MIAA Prelims

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The 2016 season of the Monomoy boys soccer team came to a halt on Friday night when the Sharks were stunned by the Millis Mohawks in the preliminary round of the MIAA Div. 4 playoffs, which ended with a final score of 3-1. “We knew they were going to be a tough opponent,” said Monomoy head coach Keith Clark. “Full credit to them. They're very physical and talented. They play in a league against a l...

HARWICH ─ After dropping five recent games, the formidable footwork of Monomoy senior Akeem Bucknor lifted the Sharks to a much-needed 5-1 win against Sturgis West last Thursday, with Bucknor netting each of his team's goals in the outing. “It was important for us to play well and get a win today after losing five matches on the trot,” said Monomoy head coach Keith Clark. “I was waiting to see what our react...

HARWICH ─ Cape Tech quarterback Justin Lukas had one wish for his seniors in their last regular season home game against crosstown rival Monomoy. “Just to give my seniors a last good game on their home field,” he said. “To give them a 'W.'” Lukas, with the help of teammate Lorvens Estinvil and a fired-up Crusader squad, gave his fellow seniors their wish when Cape Tech came away with a stellar 28-20 non-l...

Foxboro Edges Past Monomoy 3-2

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It wasn't the way Monomoy field hockey head coach Cheryl Poore wanted her team's regular season to end, but in spite of strong play all around, the Sharks fell 3-2 to Foxboro on Sunday morning, capping off their 2016 with a record of 11-5-2 overall. “I think it was a pretty evenly matched game,” said Poore. “So it's a bit of a heartbreaker.” It was the game that almost wasn't, courtesy of Mother...