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HARWICH – There are always challenges associated with taking over a new high school athletic program. First-year coaches not only need to quickly discover the personalities of their new players, they also have to become acclimated with their skill sets and talent level to determine the role each player will take on. At Cape Cod Tech, first-year girls soccer coach Mike Bell isn’t just becoming acclimated with h...

Athlete Of The Week: Julia Winnell

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Although Julia Winnell was excited about her final season of soccer, she didn’t know it would come with carrying the responsibility of being the Cape Cod Tech girls soccer team’s captain. “I didn’t expect it, but I’m loving it,” said Winnell, a South Yarmouth resident. “I like being with the girls and I like encouraging everybody and spending time with everybody.” This season will mark Winnell’s s...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset girls soccer program doesn’t want to take its foot off the accelerator. Not during practice, and certainly not during games. As long as the Warriors are on the soccer pitch, they want to give it their all. The was one of the big takeaways for Nauset after the team suffered a 4-3 double-overtime loss to North Middlesex in the preliminary round of last year’s Division 2 state tourna...

NORTH EASTHAM – Longtime Nauset boys soccer coach John McCully has the recipe for success mastered at this point. Rather than carry a small team full of upperclassmen, McCully prefers to build a large squad with a combination of seniors and returning youngsters; that way each preseason centers around building where the previous team left off. “We try to do that every year,” McCully said of his roster config...

BARNSTABLE – Monomoy boys soccer coach Keith Clark understands that patience is going to be paramount this season. “We’re probably going to start five sophomores, so we’re going to be young and it’s going to take a little while to come together,” Clark said Monday night during the team’s scrimmage at Barnstable. Although the Sharks will count on underclassmen to contribute as impactful players, some of them...

The Lower Cape Curling Club is offering two Learn to Curl instructional programs to teach the basics of curling, America’s fastest-growing winter sport. The programs will be held on Sept. 11 from 4 until 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 14 from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the club’s home rink, the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans. Instructions will include the basic fundamentals needed to throw stones with the traditional “slidi...

Athlete Of The Week: Nate Watring

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – It’s hard enough to perform well under the radar. It’s even harder to perform well with a target on your back. Although Nauset boys soccer striker Nate Watring has commanded attention from every team the Warriors have played in recent years, he’s still managed to establish himself as one of the best players in the state. “He’s got no weakness,” Nauset junior midfielder Charlie Cushing said o...

HARWICH – Rob Sliney is ready to make his mark on Monomoy football. Although the Brewster native and 2009 Nauset graduate has served as an assistant coach for the Sharks under Larry Souza in recent years, Sliney is excited to take over the reins of the program and make some adjustments that he hopes will help take Monomoy to new heights. It starts on the offensive side of the ball. “The offense is comple...

NORTH EASTHAM – Jesse Peno is a familiar face for the Nauset football program. The 1999 Nauset graduate was a freshman when the school introduced football in 1995 and was one of the first four-year players to go through the program. After playing four years at Assumption College in Worcester, Peno returned to Nauset and coached his former team as an assistant, most recently under Mike Sherman and Bruce Strunk,...

HARWICH – The Cape Cod Tech football program is entering the fall with one goal in mind: compete. The Rams want to compete at every practice, compete in every game and, they hope, eventually compete for a vocational state title at the end of the season. “I think it’s a favorable schedule for us,” coach Chris Leonard said after Saturday’s practice. “We have some challenges there but we’re looking to be in th...

HARWICH – “This is our time together that we treasure,” Natalie Coleman-Fuller said after she and her older sister, Allison Coleman, were crowned the Orleans Yacht Club’s Daysailer club champions following three first-place finishes Sunday at Town Cove. “We sail any race that we can together and it’s just a way that we stay connected and also talk about plans for our families,” Coleman-Fuller added. “So, it’s ...

Athlete Of The Week: Ronald Timm

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Ronald Timm doesn’t want to waste the opportunity. After competing for the Cape Tech football team the past three years, Timm, a senior from Centerville, said it’s starting to hit him that this will be his last season playing for the Rams. “Yesterday at practice I was like, ‘This is my last first day’ and was thinking about it,” said Timm, who plays wide receiver and cornerback for Tech. “It’s ver...