HARWICH – Even though she’s only in eighth grade, Alana Lojko knew there was a good chance she would have the opportunity to pitch for Monomoy Regional High School’s varsity softball team this spring. She just had no idea she would pitch in every game. “I thought I would get breaks some games,” said Lojko. “I didn’t necessarily expect to pitch every single inning.” The right-handed pitcher from Dennis Po...
Dave Whiteside was many things. A passionate fan of motorcycles, music and the beach. A former basketball star turned coach. And a loving father to his son Cameron and his daughter Carly. Although Whiteside died unexpectedly in late 2019 after dealing with complications of pneumonia, his legacy will live on through the Dave Whiteside Scholarship, which was recently awarded to its inaugural recipients, Makayla ...
By: Brad Joyal
NORTH EASTHAM – The good times keep on rolling for the Nauset Regional High School baseball team. After getting off to a quick start in last Friday’s victory over Barnstable, Nauset needed to find a new way to stay unbeaten during Monday’s home test against St. John Paul II. The visiting Lions garnered three separate leads, though the Warriors managed to overcome them all. In the end, Nauset hung on for a 1...
HARWICH – A few people were waiting outside the Monomoy Regional High School gymnasium Friday afternoon when one suddenly announced, “Nikki should be coming from track practice any moment.” Despite the fact Nikki Awalt is competing for the Monomoy girls track team this spring, she’ll be playing a different sport at the collegiate level this time next year. Awalt, a senior from Harwich, celebrated her decisi...
NORTH EASTHAM – After his team missed out on the entire 2020 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Nauset softball coach Harold Pini wasn’t sure what to expect from the Warriors when they finally returned to the diamond. Despite fielding a new lineup full of young players inexperienced at the varsity level, Nauset delivered in every aspect of the game during Friday’s season opener against visiting Dennis-Yarmou...
HARWICH – Although the Monomoy boys lacrosse team made some mental errors during Monday’s season-opening 15-6 loss to Martha’s Vineyard, there were also positive performances the Sharks will look to build upon in the rest of the season. Monomoy was resilient in the first half as it battled back from a 6-1 deficit by netting four of the final five goals of the second quarter. Despite trailing 7-5 at halftime, t...
By: Brad Joyal
NORTH EASTHAM – In a year full of uncertainty, a group of Nauset student athletes solidified their plans to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level during the athletic department’s 2021 signing ceremony held Monday afternoon inside the school auditorium. Of Nauset’s 17 signees, 14 attended the ceremony, which saw players take the stage to sign their national letters of intent and commitm...
Imagine watching your children or grandchildren play a game of catch with a future big-league pitcher in your backyard, or serving a hamburger to baseball’s next great slugger during your family’s summer barbecue. Those are a few examples of the experiences host families have when they welcome Cape Cod Baseball League players into their homes during the summer months. America’s top collegiate summer basebal...
There’s something to be said about heading into the offseason with a victory. That feeling of ending a season on a positive note can carry over into offseason workouts and help set the tone when a new year begins. For the Cape Cod Tech football team, which dropped its first three contests of the Fall II season, Saturday’s meeting at Bishop Connolly was crucial for that reason. The Crusaders made the most of th...
By: Brad Joyal
HARWICH – The roller coaster that was the Monomoy football team’s Fall II season has come to a complete stop. The Sharks experienced highs and lows, twists and turns throughout their six-game season. They had two games canceled due to COVID-19 protocols and saw some players miss action due to injuries. Even their last game, a rivalry matchup against their traditional Thanksgiving opponent, St. John Paul II,...
By: Brad Joyal
NORTH EASTHAM – Six hundred and seventy-four days. That’s how much time passed between the Massachusetts high school spring sports seasons. The wait for spring athletes across the state ended Monday when the spring sports season officially began. It was a festive environment at Nauset Regional High School, where various Warriors teams took to the field of play for the first time since 2019 after COVID-19 force...
NORTH EASTHAM – Throughout the second half of Saturday’s Senior Day game against Falmouth, Nauset senior Aidan Handville looked over at the Warriors’ sideline and shouted “Good things are going to happen!” Handville offered the encouraging words between plays or during periodic breaks in the action. On occasion, Nauset defensive coordinator Jerry Gordon looked back at him and said, “That’s right — good things ...