Sports

SANDWICH – The future looks bright for the Monomoy Regional High School football program. That was one of the big takeaways from the Sharks’ 56-26 loss to St. John Paul on Thanksgiving Eve. Despite the end result, Monomoy’s players and coaches left the Sandwich Pop Warner field optimistic about what the future holds after yet another season that was impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Most of that op...

NORTH EASTHAM — One of the more challenging seasons the Nauset football program has had to endure in recent memory ended with a 14-0 loss to visiting Dennis-Yarmouth on Thanksgiving morning at Nauset Regional High School in North Eastham. Like many teams based on the Cape, the Warriors struggled with their numbers this year and only had three seniors on their roster. Although the team finished with an 0-9 reco...

Bust out your ice skates, roll out some basketballs and get ready to make a splash, because winter high school sports are back on the Lower Cape. Local high school teams were allowed to open their winter sports tryouts and practices Monday afternoon, as teams reconvened for the first time since February. There will be one glaring difference between fall and winter sports, however: athletes and coaches will ...

Although the first-of-its-kind Fall II football team gave many Massachusetts high school football teams the opportunity to face their rivals in the spring, those meetings didn’t pack the same intensity and emotion as the Thanksgiving rivalry games that have been of the state’s high school sports traditions for more than a century. For the first time since 2019, Thanksgiving football returns to the Commonwealth...

The Cape and Islands League recently released its All-Star selections for non-football fall sports, and Monomoy and Nauset student-athletes were well represented among those honored. Nauset had 20 fall athletes receive All-Star honors while Monomoy had 16. Nauset’s picks included a Most Valuable Player, and both teams had players receive co-MVP honors in addition to taking home honorable mention and sportsmans...

NORWELL – The word “quit” wasn’t in the Monomoy field hockey team’s vocabulary. The Sharks were among the state’s most relentless teams this season. When they were faced with adversity, they would dig deep, dial up another level of intensity, and get themselves out of trouble. The team’s no-quit persona was on full display until the final game of the season. Despite overcoming a two-goal deficit against fou...

NORWELL—The Monomoy field hockey team’s magical run through the Division 4 state tournament ended Tuesday night at Norwell High School when the top-seeded Sharks suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to No. 4 Ipswich in the state semifinal. The back-and-forth contest was filled with plenty of drama — as Monomoy overcame a 2-0 deficit to force overtime, only for the teams to need two 10-minute overtime periods and a sho...

Monomoy Field Hockey Marches On To State Semifinals

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – All the Monomoy field hockey team needed was a spark to get going. For 45 minutes, the top-seeded Sharks’ offense was stagnant. The team created a handful of scoring chances against eighth-seeded Littleton during the first three quarters of Saturday’s Division 4 state tournament quarterfinal, but it wasn’t until a corner at the end of the third frame that Monomoy senior captain Caroline DiGiovanni sc...

Not all losses are created equal. Sure, the feeling of defeat stings whether a game is decided in the first half or the final minutes, but some losses hurt more than others. The way the Nauset boys soccer team’s season ended last weekend is a prime example that some losses are more difficult to endure than others. The eighth-seeded Warriors suffered a season-ending 4-3 defeat to top-seeded East Longmeadow in p...

CHATHAM – For a second consecutive year, the Chatham Turkey Trot will be held in a virtual format out of precaution due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Runners and walkers interested in participating in the Thanksgiving tradition will have the opportunity to chart their own courses as race organizers have opted to hold the annual event in a virtual format for the second time in as many years. Mary Parsons an...

SOUTH DENNIS – It’s not often that you see rivals train with each other during the offseason. For most sports, offseason training is done individually or with one’s team rather than opponents. That isn’t the norm anymore, however — at least not when it comes to girls basketball on Cape Cod. A group of a dozen girls basketball players from across the Cape have united a couple times each week throughout the fall...

HARWICH – Although the Monomoy field hockey team was unfamiliar with Southwick, the Sharks had reason to believe they would be tested by the Rams when the teams met Saturday afternoon in a Division 4 state tournament Round of 32 game at Monomoy Regional High School. No. 33 Southwick advanced to the Round of the 32 following a 4-1 victory over No. 32 Sturgis West, an outcome that led the Monomoy players to expe...