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ORLEANS – If the Nauset Warriors were expecting a high-scoring rout of the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs in their home opener Dec. 8, they weren't prepared for Monarchs goalie Jack Daigneault, who kept the Warriors to three goals in their 3-1 season-opening victory. “He's the reason we keep a lot of games close,” said Monarchs head coach Chris Peterson. “He's a standout. I mean, 40 shots on net? He keeps a lot of t...

ORLEANS – The Cape Cod Furies girls varsity ice hockey team might have fallen 5-1 in its opening night tilt against the Barnstable Red Raiders, but in spite of what the scoreboard read, the home team didn't go down without a fight. Thanks to the defensive strengths of the Furies' Nikki Awalt, Connor Boucher, Margaret Dickson, and Charlotte Manganaro the visiting Barnstable squad was only able to net one goal i...

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...

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...

HARWICH – Their last home game didn't quite end as the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team might have wanted, but they didn't let a tough 3-0 loss to Barnstable stop them from claiming the 2018 Cape and Islands League crown with a commanding 6-0 victory against Nantucket on Sunday. Monomoy put up a fierce battle against their Barnstable visitors in Monomoy's senior night showdown, but the Div. 2 Sharks cou...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity soccer team knew going into its Oct. 26 game against Nauset that the Warriors would be tough opponents. But they gave it their all, in spite of a 4-1 loss, before closing out their regular season with a 2-0 shutout of the St. John Paul II Lions on Monday. The Sharks took an early 1-0 lead against the Warriors last Friday in a game moved up a day because of the season's first...

HARWICH – Thursday nights are not your typical football night, at least on the high school stage, but it worked out just fine for the Monomoy Sharks, who held on for a 14-12 victory in non-playoff post-season action. “It was an overall team effort,” said Monomoy head coach Larry Souza. “Everybody firing on all cylinders, doing their jobs, and getting it done.” Souza said the game went down to the final seco...