Sports

HARWICH – Coaches and players don’t always know what type of team they have right away. For some teams, it can take a couple games, or several weeks, to gain a firm understanding of their identity. The Monomoy boys tennis players don’t have to wait to meet St. John Paul II in its season opener Thursday at Monomoy Regional Middle School to learn what sort of group they are. The Sharks not only brought back ever...

NORTH EASTHAM – There is a different feeling around the Nauset girls lacrosse team than there was at this time last spring. Even after posting an 0-12 record last season, the Warriors remain hopeful about what they can accomplish this year. The optimism is tangible. The goals are clear. “We’re hoping to make it to the [state] tournament,” longtime Nauset coach Heather Stevens said. “That’s something that we...

Athletes from Monomoy and Nauset Regional High Schools were well represented when the Cape and Islands League recently announced its All-Stars for the winter sports season. Seniors Daniel Gould and Michael Rocco and freshman Finn Hyora were all named All-Stars as representatives for Monomoy’s boys basketball team, which was also named the Cape and Islands League Maritime Division Team Sportsmanship Award recip...

Athlete Of The Week: Brady Deschamps

By: Brad Joyal

Over the past couple years, Brady Deschamps has been one of Nauset’s best athletes while starring for the school’s girls soccer team as its goalkeeper between the pipes. After some time away from lacrosse, Deschamps, a Brewster resident, is returning to the field to close her high school experience out with one final season. “I think everybody’s really excited to be back,” Deschamps said after a recent prac...

Editor’s Note: In recognition of March being National Athletic Training Month, The Cape Cod Chronicle is publishing stories featuring each of the Lower Cape’s three high school trainers.   It’s one of the worst injury diagnoses an athlete could ever receive: a torn anterior cruciate ligament, also known as a torn ACL, or an athlete’s worst nightmare. Taylor Murray’s torn ACL diagnosis came during s...

EASTHAM - A lot has changed in the nearly two decades that have passed since Michele Pavlu joined the Nauset athletic department as its athletic trainer in 2003. Back then, Nauset’s athletic trainer was a part-time position, though Pavlu, a New Hampshire native who had recently graduated from Northeastern University, persuaded then-Nauset principal Tom Conrad to hire a trainer in a full-time capacity for the enti...

There wasn’t much for Holly Mastronardi to build upon when she accepted the position to be Cape Cod Tech’s first full-time athletic trainer. After years of hiring emergency medical technicians or paramedics to work its games, Cape Tech made history in January when it hired Mastronardi, a Barnstable native and 2014 Barnstable High School graduate, as its first full-time athletic trainer in school history. “I...

Athlete Of The Week: Joe Malone

By: Brad Joyal

There was a palpable excitement radiating through the Monomoy boys tennis team Monday afternoon when the Sharks met at Monomoy Regional Middle School for their first practice of the spring. Senior co-captain Joe Malone said there is plenty to be excited about this year’s team, most notably the amount of leadership that will come from the eight seniors that make up half of the squad’s 16-person roster. “It h...

The details surrounding Nauset boys hockey coach Drew Locke’s mid-February firing are becoming more clear, after the Warriors’ season ended March 9 following a 7-1 loss to Lynnfield in the second round of the Division 3 state tournament. While Locke’s Hyannis-based attorney Bruce Bierhans said the coach is considering whether he will file charges against the school, Nauset hockey parents are growing increasing...

PEABODY – Even if the Nauset boys hockey team didn’t make it as far as it had hoped it would during the Division 3 state tournament, the Warriors’ seniors were still proud to help the program make strides beyond where it had been in recent years. That sense of accomplishment surrounded 13 th -seeded Nauset in the immediate aftermath of its season-ending 7-1 loss to fourth-seeded Lynnfield in a second-round mat...

Little by little, the Monomoy Regional High School winter cheerleading team performed portions of its routine during the school’s boys and girls home basketball games in Harwich. Despite fielding a young team comprised of many underclassmen, including freshmen and even eighth-graders, the team was able to master an entirely new — and more challenging, they say — routine between their own demanding practice sch...

Athlete of the Week: Pete Murphy

By: Brad Joyal

PEABODY – In a game that didn’t have many highlights for the Nauset boys hockey team, junior forward Pete Murphy still found a way to stand out. Although Murphy scored the only goal for 13 th -seeded Nauset during the team’s season-ending 7-1 loss to fourth-seeded Lynnfield in the second round of the Division 3 state tournament, the junior’s impressive play was hardly limited to his goal. It seemed like eve...