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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...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset girls soccer program doesn’t want to take its foot off the accelerator. Not during practice, and certainly not during games. As long as the Warriors are on the soccer pitch, they want to give it their all. The was one of the big takeaways for Nauset after the team suffered a 4-3 double-overtime loss to North Middlesex in the preliminary round of last year’s Division 2 state tourna...

NORTH EASTHAM – Longtime Nauset boys soccer coach John McCully has the recipe for success mastered at this point. Rather than carry a small team full of upperclassmen, McCully prefers to build a large squad with a combination of seniors and returning youngsters; that way each preseason centers around building where the previous team left off. “We try to do that every year,” McCully said of his roster config...

BARNSTABLE – Monomoy boys soccer coach Keith Clark understands that patience is going to be paramount this season. “We’re probably going to start five sophomores, so we’re going to be young and it’s going to take a little while to come together,” Clark said Monday night during the team’s scrimmage at Barnstable. Although the Sharks will count on underclassmen to contribute as impactful players, some of them...

The Lower Cape Curling Club is offering two Learn to Curl instructional programs to teach the basics of curling, America’s fastest-growing winter sport. The programs will be held on Sept. 11 from 4 until 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 14 from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the club’s home rink, the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans. Instructions will include the basic fundamentals needed to throw stones with the traditional “slidi...

Athlete Of The Week: Nate Watring

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – It’s hard enough to perform well under the radar. It’s even harder to perform well with a target on your back. Although Nauset boys soccer striker Nate Watring has commanded attention from every team the Warriors have played in recent years, he’s still managed to establish himself as one of the best players in the state. “He’s got no weakness,” Nauset junior midfielder Charlie Cushing said o...

HARWICH – Rob Sliney is ready to make his mark on Monomoy football. Although the Brewster native and 2009 Nauset graduate has served as an assistant coach for the Sharks under Larry Souza in recent years, Sliney is excited to take over the reins of the program and make some adjustments that he hopes will help take Monomoy to new heights. It starts on the offensive side of the ball. “The offense is comple...