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HARWICH – It all started during the week of practice leading up to the game. Following back-to-back road losses at Bourne and Holbrook, the Monomoy football team approached the last week of practice with a renewed sense of energy, commitment and focus. It paid off in a big way Friday night, when the team pulled away from Upper Cape Tech for a 28-8 victory in front of a festive homecoming crowd in Harwich. T...

BOURNE – The Cape Cod Tech girls volleyball team is hardly one-dimensional. The Crusaders have a plethora of strong servers and are capable of remaining steady when a match requires them to trade volleys for an extended period of time. Perhaps most importantly, the squad has the focus and hand-eye coordination that is necessary to stick with the ball and make plays when a volley breaks down into a scattered me...

NORTH EASTHAM – After playing shorthanded for much of the fall, the Nauset boys soccer team is finally feeling whole just in time for the state tournament. Sunday’s 5-0 victory over Nantucket demonstrated just how dominant the team can be when it is playing with a full roster, as the team improved to 12-2-1 after senior captain Nate Watring recorded a hat trick and goalkeeper Chase Lemieux, another senior, pit...

Athlete Of The Week: Quinn Connors

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – When the Monomoy football team needed a spark, junior Quinn Connors answered the call. And when the Sharks needed a big play to seal the deal, Connors delivered in the clutch. Connors played a key role in Monomoy’s 28-8 non-league victory over Upper Cape Tech on Friday night as he caught a 50-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring before sealing the win late in the fourth quarter with an interceptio...

It’s crunch time for local high school sports teams with state tournament aspirations. With just over a week remaining in the regular season for most high school sports, teams are beginning to learn whether they are in line to qualify for the state tournament and, if so, where they might be positioned in the seedings. Each week, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association releases power rankings ...

Athlete Of The Week: Samantha Clarke

By: Brad Joyal

It’s not often that freshmen are key contributors on varsity sports teams. For most programs, it’s juniors and seniors that carry the load of being the leaders and prominent players, while freshmen and sophomores may play smaller roles while waiting their turn to become an upperclassman. Monomoy freshman Samantha Clarke isn’t one to wait. After contributing during the Monomoy field hockey team’s run to last...

NORTH EASTHAM — It may be a sports cliché to try to get better each time you take the field, but that’s exactly the approach the Nauset field hockey team has adopted this season. With just two returning players from last year’s squad that fell to Grafton in overtime in the Round of 32 during last year’s Division 2 state tournament, the young Warriors are approaching this fall with the mindset of continuing to ...

BREWSTER – Not even windy and wet playing conditions could dampen the late Richard Costello’s spirit at the 26th edition of the Pals For Life Foundation’s golf outing. Since 1995, Pals For Life has raised funds to provide emergency financial assistance to local hospitality professionals who are sick or need financial support. The foundation was launched by Costello, the former owner of the Chatham Squire who d...

Athlete Of The Week: Amelia Stevens

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – Amelia Stevens knows a thing or two about battling adversity. Not only has Stevens overcome obstacles on the field hockey field as a senior on the Nauset field hockey team, she’s done so while also worrying about her mom, Michelle, who has been batting stage 4 cancer in her lungs for the past four years. “It’s really hard because I never know what’s going to happen,” said Stevens, a Brewster re...

BOURNE – There’s no denying that the Cape Cod Tech boys soccer team is playing some of its best soccer in recent memory. After opening the season with losses to Monomoy and Atlantis Charter, Cape Tech answered with five straight victories, including a 6-1 drubbing of Falmouth Academy on Monday night. The Crusaders have outscored opponents 33-5 during the five-game win streak, with the only close game coming in...

CHATHAM – Monomoy golf coach John Anderson has seen plenty of strong performances throughout the years. Although he’s coached strong individual players and teams full of talent, this year’s boys golf team stands on its own. “It’s the most athletic team that I’ve had in 10 years,” Anderson said after Monomoy improved to 7-1 with a 5-1 victory over Sturgis West at the Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham. “They ...

NORTH EASTHAM – After forfeiting last year’s game against Falmouth due to low numbers, the Nauset football team showed just how far it has come in one year when the teams finally met last Friday night at Nauset. It wasn’t the result the Warriors had hoped for — the visiting Clippers escaped town with 14-13 victory — but the result demonstrated that the Warriors have already made strides under first-year coach ...