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ORLEANS – About halfway through Saturday’s Santa Stampede 5K, Josh Stewart and his son Malcolm separated themselves from the pack. Although Josh led the father-son duo from Orleans for much of the 3.1-mile loop course that was mapped out on the streets surrounding the Barley Neck Inn, Malcolm, a senior who competes for Nauset’s cross-country and track and field teams, had other plans. In the end, Malcolm ma...

NORTH EASTHAM – It can be challenging to get used to a first-year coach. In many cases, new coaches mean new coaching styles, different plays and fresh ideas, all of which can lead to an adjustment period for players as they become accustomed to the new coaching environment. Although Nauset’s boys and girls varsity basketball programs will both feature first-year coaches this winter, both girls coach Jean Leyt...

Over the past couple decades, curling has been among the fastest-growing sports on Cape Cod. From Falmouth to Orleans, curling novices and enthusiasts have passionately flocked to rinks and curling clubs so that they can hit the ice and get in on the craze. Now Cape locals and visitors alike can get their curling fix without throwing on their heavy winter coats or worrying about balancing on the slippery ice. ...

Athlete Of The Week: Nico Harrington

By: Brad Joyal

Spend a few minutes inside the Nauset Regional High School gymnasium while the Warriors boys basketball team prepares for its upcoming season and you’ll likely become fixated on Nico Harrington. Standing tall at 6 feet, 9 inches, Harrington’s size commands plenty of attention. But so does his play, as the senior center from North Truro is a human highlight reel. Nauset’s first-year coach Kyle Harrigan said ...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – It was one of the most exciting football games played on Cape Cod this fall. It just didn’t end the way Nauset had hoped it would. Seeking its first Thanksgiving win over Dennis-Yarmouth since 2018, Nauset threw everything it had at its rival. The end result was an instant classic — a 26th installment of the Chowder Bowl that featured a combined 87 points, nearly 1,000 yards of total offense a...

HARWICH — If Las Vegas bet on high school football games, oddsmakers may have put the over-under for points in the Thanksgiving classic between Monomoy and St. John Paul II at around 40. Fewer points than the teams’ point total last year, but still a high-scoring affair. If that was the line on Thursday, the under would have hit and then some — as the game remained scoreless after four quarters of play. Def...

Athlete Of The Week: Isaiah Robinson

By: Brad Joyal

The big moment wasn’t too big for Isaiah Robinson. Not at all. Robinson was one of the biggest highlights for the Nauset football team during its 45-42 loss at Dennis-Yarmouth in the 26th edition of the Chowder Bowl. The sophomore from Yarmouth finished with four catches, 161 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns, connecting with freshman quarterback Brendan Peno for passing scores of 32 and 70 yards...

A Lower Cape tradition returned to the streets of Chatham on Thanksgiving morning for the first time since 2019. After holding virtual races the past two years, the 18th edition of the Turkey Trot drew 2,271 registrations and grossed more than $100,000. The proceeds from the festive family-friendly 5-kilometer race will benefit the Lower Cape Outreach Council, a non-profit organization that aims to provide ...

EAST HARWICH – There are a few guarantees that Kelly Nicholson can bank on each summer when he returns to manage the Orleans Firebirds. The longtime Firebirds skipper knows that he’ll experience busy days at the ballpark and rewarding moments that come after his players improve their craft. Nicholson can also rely on his players to ask about Marcus Stroman, the electrifying righthanded pitcher who starred f...

EAST HARWICH – Ian Happ had done his research. He studied up and even read “The Last Great League,” a 2001 book written by Jim Collins that encapsulates the magic and lore of the Cape Cod Baseball League. “This was it,” Happ said. “This was the place. This is where all the greats went.” Despite a strong freshman season at the University of Cincinnati, Happ didn’t have any guarantees when he first drove over...

Prepare the turkey, mash those potatoes and make sure to stuff enough stuffing…but don’t forget to enjoy some pigskin Thanksgiving morning. All three of the Lower Cape’s high school football teams will be in action Thursday morning when they close out their respective seasons with another edition of Thanksgiving football rivalries. Harwich will play host to two Thanksgiving games, as Cape Cod Tech (2-8) wil...

EAST HARWICH – Five former star players and a standout league executive were honored Sunday as the 2022 Cape Cod Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction class during a ceremony held at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. Former Cotuit Kettleers Patrick Biondi and Justin Smoak, Brewster legend Billy Wagner, former Orleans star Marcus Stroman and Harwich favorite Ian Happ joined Steven Wilson as the six member induct...