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Several Lower Cape Cod residents will be among the thousands of walkers who will approach the historic Boston Marathon start line in Hopkinton on Oct. 2 to take part in the Jimmy Fund Walk. Since its inception in 1989, the Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $150 million for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, with the funds being used to support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research...

Fast Start Propels Nauset Boys Soccer Past Monomoy

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – It’s a strategy that’s become a calling card for the Nauset boys soccer program. Although the Warriors want to play strong soccer throughout every game, they especially want to be at their best in the opening minutes, where an early goal can provide them with a spark while simultaneously forcing opponents to play on their heels and from behind. Nauset executed that philosophy perfectly Satur...

The streak is over. The Nauset football team is back in the win column. The Warriors ended a 10-game losing streak to earn first-year coach Jesse Peno’s first career victory with a 21-14 nonleague win over East Bridgewater on Friday in North Eastham. It was Nauset’s first win since April 17, 2021, when the team bested Falmouth 20-14 in the penultimate game of the “Fall II” spring football season held that y...

Athlete Of The Week: Mikah Krystofolski

By: Brad Joyal

There’s something to be said about a player capable of coming through in the clutch. When the stakes were the biggest and the pressure was the highest, Harwich resident Mikah Krystofolski delivered for his summer baseball team on the ultimate stage. Krystofolski helped guide the Eastern Mass. All-Stars to an 8-6 victory over New Jersey-based Intensity Elite in the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament championshi...

HARWICH – The new era of Monomoy football couldn’t have started any better under first-year coach Rob Sliney. Not only did the Sharks prove they could jump out to a convincing early lead, they also displayed their toughness and an ability to overcome adversity when it struck during the squad’s season opener at Cape Cod Tech on Saturday afternoon. After Cape Tech narrowed its deficit with back-to-back touchd...

HYANNIS – There’s a new feeling surrounding the Nauset girls volleyball program. Although the Warriors have only been together for a few weeks and have only competed in three matches, there’s a renewed sense of excitement and optimism flowing through the players and coaching staff, which features first-year head coach Sunny Hunter and assistant Maggie Allen. That feeling — that energy — was on display Monda...

Monomoy Girls Soccer Focused On Building Young Core

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Lucy Mawn and Melissa Velasquez always thought about how it would feel to be seniors playing one last season for the Monomoy girls soccer team. Although the two Harwich residents knew the day would come that they would be viewed and respected as the team’s veterans, both Mawn and Velasquez acknowledged it feels a little strange for that day to finally come. For years, the duo always had other lead...

Athlete Of The Week: Jake Vagenas

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – There were plenty of question marks surrounding the Monomoy football team during the preseason. The Sharks brought in a new coaching staff that implemented a new offense, so it was only natural to wonder how the changes would affect the team once games began. Junior Jake Vagenas, a Harwich resident and the team’s returning starting quarterback, helped alleviate the concerns during Monomoy’s 29-16 vic...

HARWICH – The idea of forming a girls volleyball team was hatched five years ago when a group of Monomoy Regional High School eighth graders expressed interest in playing the sport. It wasn’t until last year that the idea really began to take shape after MRHS physical education and health teacher Stacy Yarnall ran a volleyball club after school a few days a week. Although Yarnall knew there was an interest ...

Despite losing some key pieces of last year’s team to graduation, the Nauset boys golf team is hopeful that it can pick up where it left off last fall. The cupboard isn’t totally bare for the Warriors, who bring back their top player, sophomore Jack Martin, in addition to Martin’s co-captain, Jack Cronan, a senior. “Jack’s our clear No. 1 and is one of the top players in the state, and he’s only a sophomore...

HARWICH – There are always challenges associated with taking over a new high school athletic program. First-year coaches not only need to quickly discover the personalities of their new players, they also have to become acclimated with their skill sets and talent level to determine the role each player will take on. At Cape Cod Tech, first-year girls soccer coach Mike Bell isn’t just becoming acclimated with h...

Athlete Of The Week: Julia Winnell

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Although Julia Winnell was excited about her final season of soccer, she didn’t know it would come with carrying the responsibility of being the Cape Cod Tech girls soccer team’s captain. “I didn’t expect it, but I’m loving it,” said Winnell, a South Yarmouth resident. “I like being with the girls and I like encouraging everybody and spending time with everybody.” This season will mark Winnell’s s...