Topics: School Sports

HARWICH – The Cape Cod Tech boys basketball team recently picked up some new hardware. On June 1, the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials’ Board 152 honored the Crusaders as the organization’s Sportsmanship Award recipient for the 2021-22 season. The Falmouth girls team received the organization’s girls award. “Our officials from IAABO Board 152 vote for those Cape school that demonst...

HARWICH – It didn’t matter how far the fourth-seeded Monomoy girls tennis team advanced in the Division 4 state tournament, the team had already cemented itself as one of — if not the best — team in program history. Monomoy coach Bill Burke first recognized he had a great team when the group started preseason practices, and the players continued to impress their coach all the way until the state quarterfinals,...

CHATHAM – Welcome to the history books, Monomoy girls golf. The program reached new heights June 7 when it captured runner-up honors at the MIAA state championship held at Eastward Ho! Country Club. Monomoy finished with a team score of 394, only four strokes higher than state champion Ursuline Academy’s 390. Wellesley and Duxbury tied for third with matching 408s, while Notre Dame Academy of Hingham (422) ...

Clifford Tosses Gem, Helps Monomoy Baseball Advance

By: Brendan Samson

HARWICH — Andrew Clifford helped the Monomoy baseball team have one last celebration. Although the 28 th -seeded Sharks suffered a season-ending 9-6 loss to fifth-seeded Manchester Essex in Monday’s Division 4 Round of 32 matchup, Clifford helped the team earn a 7-0 victory over No. 37 Lynn Vocational-Tech in Sunday’s preliminary-round game at Whitehouse Field. While the offense was rolling early, the real ...

MANSFIELD – Even in defeat, the Nauset boys tennis team was able to recognize that the program took strides in the right direction this spring. Moments after his team suffered a 4-1 loss to Mansfield on Monday in a Division 2 state tournament Round of 32 matchup, Nauset coach Andy Lisle praised the 23 rd -seeded Warriors for the way they performed this season. “They’ve come a long way,” Lisle said. “They ju...

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is set to release the seedings for spring sports state tournaments this week. Baseball, softball and tennis seedings are scheduled to be released Wednesday, and boys and girls lacrosse seedings are set to be announced Saturday. Approximately 10 teams from the Lower Cape are expected to qualify for postseason play, according to the latest MIAA statewide pow...

HARWICH – One of the most exciting periods of high school got a little more special for a group of Monomoy seniors who recently solidified their athletic futures as student-athletes during signing ceremonies held at the high school. One week after Harwich resident Caroline DiGiovanni signed to play field hockey at Babson College, three Monomoy senior boys — August Hand, Jake Burnie and John-Michael Canto — ink...

YARMOUTH PORT — Monomoy girls golf coach John Anderson was a little nervous when he first saw junior standout Jennie Grogan moments after she finished playing her round at Monday’s Cape and Islands League girls golf championship at Kings Way Golf Club. “When I saw her come in, she had this look on her face that I didn’t know what happened,” Anderson said. “She was like, ‘Ah, I didn’t play that well, I shot a 6...

BARNSTABLE – The Nauset girls lacrosse team felt it had been knocking on the door for a few games. They knew it was only a matter of time before they would get rewarded for their hard work. After starting the week with losses in three close games, Nauset finally came up on the winning side of a back-and-forth contest when it held off Barnstable for a 7-6 victory Saturday morning in Barnstable. The win marke...

CHATHAM – Leslie Gillis knew she needed a hobby to supplement the time she spent teaching eighth grade math at Walsh Middle School in Framingham. When her own children became college-aged, Gillis turned to golf. “I don’t consider myself athletic, but I don’t feel you have to be athletic to play golf if you enjoy people and being outside,” said Gillis, a 75-year-old retired Chatham resident who serves as the pr...

HARWICH – When Monomoy boys track and field coach Don Bates looked at the team’s schedule before the season, he couldn’t help but feel as though the Sharks might be in trouble against the rest of their Cape and Islands League competition. “We’re the smallest team in the league,” explained Bates, “so I looked at the schedule before we started and I thought, ‘Well, we’ll be pretty hard-pressed to win a meet.’” ...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset softball team chose the perfect time — and the perfect opponent — to have one of its best performances of the season. After suffering an extra-innings loss at Barnstable on April 27, Nauset got a little revenge Friday afternoon when it cruised to a 14-2 victory over Barnstable in a five-inning mercy-rule contest. “When we came into this game, we knew our issue in our last game was...

HARWICH – When it came time for Maddie Silvester to think about what college she would attend after graduating from Monomoy Regional High School, the Chatham resident knew her future school had to check off a few items on her wish list. For starters, Silvester knew she wanted to get away from Cape Cod, but she didn’t want to be too far from home. The Monomoy field hockey and lacrosse standout also knew that sh...

PLYMOUTH – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team felt like it had more to give during the second half of Monday’s nonleague game at Plymouth South Monday. After taking a 5-4 deficit into halftime, the Sharks thought about why they wanted to schedule a matchup against the Panthers: they felt it would be a good opportunity to bolster their status for the state tournament’s statewide power rating system. Monomoy ult...

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...