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CHATHAM – John Schiffner was once told he'd never be a head coach in the Cape Cod Baseball League. After all, he was just a high school coach and high school coaches didn't make it to the nation's most renowned summer baseball league. Now those naysayers can come visit Schiffner's plaque where it hangs proudly in the League's illustrious Hall of Fame. Schiffner, longtime head coach of the Chatham Anglers, was ...

ORLEANS – The costumes were as cool as the runners themselves (emphasis on “elves”) in the 2018 Santa Stampede in Orleans on Saturday morning, with more than 200 runners taking part in the annual tradition. Dave Fay was first to cross the finish line with his time of 18:33.3, followed by Jeremy Bullock, who ran the 5K in 18:50.5. Meanwhile, Jessica Scott of Seekonk was the first woman to cross the finish line,...

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks gave it everything they had in a freezing cold Thanksgiving Day game against the St. John Paul II Lions, but in the end, in spite of a stellar performance, it was the visitors who came away with a 12-6 win. The game marked the first time the two teams played each other on Thanksgiving Day. In years prior, the Sharks battled the Sacred Heart Saints. But when the Saints weren't able ...

CHATHAM – Cold? What Cold? Frigid temperatures were no match for the hundreds of determined runners and walkers in the 2018 Chatham Turkey Trot, which saw a terrific turnout in spite of wintry weather. Runners began lining up for the traditional and informal Thanksgiving Day race just before its 8 a.m. start, creating a sea of smiling faces from the intersection of Pond Street all the way through the downto...

CHATHAM – The cool weather was enough to drive most people indoors on Sunday morning, but those taking part in the third annual Chatham in the Fall 10K aren't most people. That's why nearly 200 determined runners laced up their trainers and took to the streets of the scenic venue for what is becoming a pre-Thanksgiving tradition. Acton-Boxborough runner Caleb Straayer was the first overall runner to cross the ...

HARWICH – The eight seniors representing the Cape Tech football team stood just outside The Hidden Cove Restaurant, staring down the long hallway at the entry doors. It was obvious they were awaiting guests, but just who they were waiting for might come as a surprise. For years, as part of the annual tradition of Thanksgiving Day football between Cape Tech in Harwich and Upper Cape Tech in Bourne, the school w...

HARWICH – In baseball, Steve Wilson encourages his players to take chances, especially if there's an opportunity for a suicide squeeze, his favorite play. But when it came to facing ongoing health concerns, Wilson wasn't taking any chances, which is why he recently opted to step down as head coach of the Monomoy baseball team, bringing to an end a storied career along the sidelines. Wilson said his health issu...

When nine runners from the Monomoy cross country team ventured to the Div. 7 south sectionals last weekend, they were a few in a sea of many, but according to head coach Don Bates, they weren't the least bit fazed. “They responded well to the amount of kids in the race and didn't get intimidated,” Bates said. Not only did the Sharks tackle the 5K course in Wrentham with determination, they also turned in so...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity soccer team played hard in the MIAA Div. 4 South quarterfinals against Hull Tuesday, but a well-placed corner kick gave the Pirates a 1-0 victory, bringing to an end the Sharks' 2018 season. Back and forth play marked the start of the game, played on Monomoy's home field, before Hull maintained a fair amount of possession near the Monomoy net, but the visiting Pirates were u...

Monomoy Holds On For 30-28 Win Against Randolph

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks dominated the first half of their Nov. 2 game against Randolph, and then held on in the second to win by a precious two points in non-playoff action that saw strong performances from the majority of the Monomoy roster. Quarterback Mark Pawlina ran in Monomoy's first touchdown of the game in the opening quarter, with Chris Hall snagging an impressive two-point conversion to ignite t...

Monomoy Boys Bow Out In Div. 4 Sectionals

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Sharks were the bosses of the ball for the better part of their Div. 4 South first round game against South Shore Christian on Sunday, but two lucky goals from the Warriors made the difference as Monomoy bowed out in a 2-0 heartbreaker. In spite of a dominating performance that saw stellar play from every Monomoy player on the pitch, the Sharks were unable to score in the outing, much to the frus...

Cape Tech Football Falls To Bellingham

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders started out strong Saturday but couldn't keep up the momentum, ultimately falling 28-6 to the Bellingham Blackhawks in non-playoff action. Cape Tech senior Payton Walker hopped into the end zone from a yard out for a first-quarter touchdown to put the Crusaders up 6-0 early, but the visiting Blackhawks responded quickly with a touchdown of their own, followed by a successful t...