Topics: Sports

A Lower Cape tradition returned to the streets of Chatham on Thanksgiving morning for the first time since 2019. After holding virtual races the past two years, the 18th edition of the Turkey Trot drew 2,271 registrations and grossed more than $100,000. The proceeds from the festive family-friendly 5-kilometer race will benefit the Lower Cape Outreach Council, a non-profit organization that aims to provide ...

Local Teams Await State Tournament Seedings

By: Brad Joyal

It’s that time of year that local high school sports teams have been working toward — and waiting for — all season. As the calendar turns from October to November, local teams turn their attention from regular season action to the postseason as they await the MIAA state tournament seedings to be released. Football and volleyball brackets were released Monday, with Cape Cod Tech’s girls volleyball team being th...

NORTH EASTHAM – After forfeiting last year’s game against Falmouth due to low numbers, the Nauset football team showed just how far it has come in one year when the teams finally met last Friday night at Nauset. It wasn’t the result the Warriors had hoped for — the visiting Clippers escaped town with 14-13 victory — but the result demonstrated that the Warriors have already made strides under first-year coach ...

NORTH EASTHAM – If you find yourself at Nauset Regional High School during after-school activities some afternoon, you might hear a cheer from one part of campus one minute and a roar from another part of campus a few moments later. Nauset’s top student-athletes are used to being celebrated, though they rarely have the opportunity to be honored in one place at one time. On Monday, Nauset celebrated its 15 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...

Learn To Curl Program Coming To Charles Moore Arena

By: Brad Joyal

If you’ve tuned into much of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics coverage, it’s likely that you’ve caught wind of the biggest trend in winter sports: curling, the game that is centered around sliding a 42-pound granite stone down a sheet of ice in a similar manner to shuffleboard. The sport’s popularity in the United States has boomed in recent decades, as evident by the USA Olympic team’s decision to have the US...

SANDWICH – It’s hard enough being a high school wrestler when everything is going your way. Between training sessions and maintaining your desired weight, the journey leading up to each match provides a grueling test of stamina and mental fitness. With all of the hard work required to prepare, it can feel like a bit more than a gut punch when matches get canceled, a common occurrence as the sport that requires...

A lot went through Connor Brickley’s mind when he took over as head coach of the Cape Cod Furies co-op girls hockey team featuring girls from Cape Cod Tech, Monomoy and Nauset Regional High Schools. Brickley thought about the style of play he wanted to implement, the coaches who would join him as assistants and short-term and long-term goals he had for the program. The first-year coach was plenty aware of t...

Monomoy Regional Middle and High School students won’t be bouncing basketballs, shooting hockey pucks or participating in cheerleading — at least not this week — MRHS athletic director Karen Guillemette confirmed Monday morning. Guillemette said the pause will include every athletic program regardless of level, sport or gender, in addition to the schools’ other extracurricular activities. She noted the decisio...

Although 2021 provided unique, unprecedented and often challenging obstacles for many of the student-athletes, coaches and spectators across Lower Cape Cod, there were also celebratory moments of triumph and accomplishment that made this past year one that the local sports communities will cherish for decades to come. After much of Cape Cod’s sports landscape endured shutdowns throughout 2020 because of COVID-...

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...

NORTH EASTHAM – The night started with a celebration, but it ended in disappointment. Friday served as senior night for the Nauset football and cheerleading programs as both teams celebrated their seniors before the Warriors hosted Carver on the gridiron. Although the visiting Crusaders left Nauset with a 35-14 victory, it still was a celebratory occasion for the football team’s three seniors — Ashton Nicho...

A new era of Massachusetts high school playoffs is upon us. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is set to debut its new statewide power rating system, which was designed in an effort to fairly seed teams in the postseason. The power rating system relies on a formula that uses three variables — win/loss, margin of victory and strength of schedule — and produces ratings unique to each team. ...

BREWSTER – There’s something mystical about the sound of a baseball whooshing across home plate and the thud it creates once it reaches a catcher’s mitt. There’s also something magical about the sound of a bat striking a ball and a dugout full of ballplayers rooting their teammates on. Cape Cod remains a perfect destination for baseball in the fall — even if it requires players to sacrifice themselves to cool ...

Harwich Shop Owner Helped Revolutionize Skateboarding

By: William F. Galvin

Former Z-Boy Wentlze Ruml Wants To Increase Opportunities On The Cape HARWICH – The Zephyr skateboarding team revolutionized skateboarding in the 1970s. Now team member Wentlze Ruml IV, owner of Cape Cod Skate Shop in West Harwich, is looking to rejuvenate the sport locally. The Z-Boys, as they were called back then, were a mix of surfers and skateboarders from the Venice and Ocean Park areas of Southern Ca...

New Monomoy Youth Soccer Program Announced

By: Brad Joyal

Monomoy’s soccer program just got a little more serious. On Monday night, the South Coast Soccer League voted to accept the newly-formed Monomoy Youth Soccer program as a member of its league. Monomoy Youth Soccer was spearheaded by president Jason Laramee and vice president Jenn Peterson, who serves as the girls varsity coach at Monomoy Regional High School. “Although the rec departments offer some opportu...