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CHATHAM – Fifty-five years have passed since the 1967 Boston Red Sox pulled off what affectionately became known as “The Impossible Dream” after the team posted its first winning season since 1958 and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1946. Peter Fraser was among the thousands of young kids who fell in love with the ’67 Sox while growing up in Massachusetts. There were a lot of players t...

Monomoy Boys Tennis Secures Playoff Berth

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys tennis team entered the season with big expectations. With seniors accounting for half of the 16-player roster, there was a reason for the Sharks to be optimistic about what they might be able to accomplish. So far, those expectations have been spot on. Monomoy became one of the first Lower Cape teams to qualify for the postseason when it punched its ticket to the Division 4 state...

Athlete Of The Week: Lucy Mawn

By: Brad Joyal

Even before this season began, it was widely known that Lucy Mawn is an impact player for the Monomoy girls lacrosse team. The junior from Harwich was a key contributor last year as a sophomore, so it was only natural that she would make a jump and take on an even larger role this season as an upperclassman. Monday was the perfect example of just how much Mawn can do to make a difference, as she scored six goa...

NORTH EASTHAM – Nauset boys lacrosse coach Jesse Peno tactfully scheduled Silver Lake knowing that the Lakers would likely provide his Warriors with a playoff-like test ahead of the Division 2 state tournament. Peno’s hunch was right, and Nauset passed the test with flying colors. Two days after losing to Sandwich in a Cape and Islands League showdown, the Warriors bounced back with a hard-fought 9-8 victor...

HARWICH – The Cape Cod Tech softball team didn’t leave its home field with a victory Monday night, but the result in the scorebook didn’t keep the Crusaders down. The Cape Tech players and their coach, Mike Manley, were in high spirits following a 14-13 loss to Rising Tide in Harwich. Although the loss brings the Crusaders’ record to 0-6 on the spring, Manley and his players were thrilled with the way the t...

HARWICH – Not all victories are measured the same. Over the course of a season, some wins will include a big margin of victory, while other games might require hard-fought finishes to eke out a nailbiter. Rarely does a team receive an all-around complete effort, but that’s what the Monomoy baseball team got Friday afternoon when the Sharks steamrolled Sturgis East for a 10-0 mercy-rule victory in five innings ...

Athlete Of The Week: Zach Coelho

By: Brad Joyal

Zach Coelho is plenty familiar with the feeling of being between the pipes, though the North Truro freshman’s past goaltending experience had mostly come on a sheet of ice while playing hockey. Due to a host of injuries to the Nauset boys lacrosse team’s goalies, Coelho has stepped into the crease and provided the team with a spark. He backstopped the team’s 9-8 victory over Silver Lake on Saturday after finis...

SANDWICH – Nobody would’ve been surprised if the Monomoy softball team displayed some rust against Sandwich on Monday afternoon. After all, the Sharks were playing their first game since traveling to Barnstable on April 11. The two-week layoff was no match for Monomoy, however, as the team’s bats exploded for 15 runs en route to a 15-9 victory at Sandwich. Although the team might have made it look easy, som...

ORLEANS – The Orleans Yacht Club’s racing group, DaySailer Fleet 15, is looking for sailors that are interested in participating in the fleet’s racing season on Sundays throughout the summer. OYC will be hosting the Cove Series on June 19, June 26, July 3 and July 10 before reconvening for the Commodore Series July 17, July 24, July 31 and Aug. 7. In addition to the Cove and Commodore Series, OYC will also ...

ORLEANS – With just about a month and a half remaining before the Cape Cod Baseball League hosts its Opening Day on June 12, the Orleans Firebirds are looking for Lower Cape residents who are interested in hosting players for the upcoming season. “We ask host families to open up their houses to a player or players, most families like to take two players,” said Nancy Nickerson, the Firebirds’ assistant genera...

Athlete Of The Week: Caroline DiGiovanni

By: Brad Joyal

There’s just something about hitting a home run that feels good. It feels even better, according to Monomoy senior third baseman Caroline DiGiovanni, if the homer comes on the first pitch of an at-bat. DiGiovanni knocked a two-run home run in the fourth inning of Monday’s game at Sandwich and finished 4 for 6 with three RBIs to lift the Sharks to a 15-9 victory over the Blue Knights. “Hitting a home run is ...

ORLEANS – The Nauset baseball team had been searching for a breakthrough. It finally came Saturday against an opponent unfamiliar to the Warriors players, but not their coach. After surrendering a 3-0 lead to visiting Burlington in the top half of the third inning, Nauset’s bats exploded for three runs in the third and 11 more in the fourth to power the team to a 14-3 mercy-rule victory in five innings at Eldr...