Sports

HARWICH – Isaiah Stafford first started playing basketball in the fourth grade. After watching professional basketball on television, he was ready for his own Paul Pierce moment, eventually parlaying his skills honed on a Harwich travel team into a spot on Monomoy's varsity team. This week, Stafford was selected to the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association All-Academic Team, proving that hard work pays off...

HARWICH – With his father, Michael, as a Little League coach, and older brothers that played, there haven't been too many days in Steve Porter's life without baseball, and the new head coach of the Monomoy boys varsity team wouldn't have it any other way. Porter, a graduate of Harwich High School and a past player, was promoted to the position this season after serving as the program's junior varsity coach for...

HARWICH – Chilly temps and icy winds had athletes at the Monomoy/Sturgis track meet huddling beneath blankets last Wednesday but didn't stop both teams from fierce yet friendly competition. While the boys prevailed, winning 84-52, the girls fell to Sturgis 58-70, but had some strong performances. Freshman Alice Murphy won three events for the Sharks beginning with the 400 hurdles, which she completed with a ti...

HARWICH – The D-Y Dolphins might have scored the opening goal on Monday, but the game, and a big victory, belonged to the Sharks as the girls varsity lacrosse team played to a 12-4 win in non-league play. After the visiting Dolphins found the scoreboard first in the opening half, Monomoy went to work, with Aleidy Rodriguez offering an answer at 14:55 in the frame to tie the score 1-1. Seconds later a lightning...

HARWICH – If the opening games of the Monomoy girls varsity softball team are any indication, it's going to be a tough season—for their opponents. After trouncing Sturgis West in the Sharks home opener 33-0, Monomoy went on to defeat Rising Tide 17-0 in their second home game of the season. Starting pitcher Mollie Charest had eight strikeouts in three innings against Rising Tide, opening the game by retiring t...

HARWICH – It was an impressive home opener for Monomoy boys varsity baseball pitcher Joe Cottle. On Monday, the junior hurler led the Sharks to a 15-0 shutout victory in which he struck out eight and only walked three. But that wasn't all. Not only was the game a shutout, but it was also a no-hitter for Cottle, who kicked off the season with a commanding all-around performance in the Sharks' April 1 outing. “H...

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys varsity lacrosse team opened its 2019 season with a commanding 15-2 victory against Sturgis West on March 28, kicking off the spring season on a high note. Eleven players scored in the home opener, and leading the fray was Connor Deveau, who netted himself a hat trick against the visiting Navigators. The Sharks got off to a strong start after Rory Carpenter won the opening face of...

HARWICH – Jesse Nash might have been a beloved Chatham resident, but he was a cherished member of the Monomoy community, which is why the MIAA student ambassadors at Monomoy Regional High School are holding a special day in his honor. On April 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. children of all ages and their families are invited to come by Monomoy Regional High School for a Touch-a-Truck event and special 3 vs. 3 soccer...

HARWICH – Caitlin Ross first started ice skating when she was 6 years old, taking to the sport immediately. At the end of April, after more than two decades of hard work, Ross will be traveling with her Theatre on Ice Boston team to the Nations' Cup Competition in Epinal, France. Ross's skating journey began in her childhood through a learn to skate program held at the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans. Upon seei...

HYANNIS – For the better part of the 2018-2019 season they were competitors, but when the opening whistle blew to signal the start of the annual Cape and Islands All-Star Basketball Game between the Upper Cape and Lower Cape girls, the players were no longer rivals, and instead became teammates, with the Lower Cape playing to an 80-61 victory against Upper Cape. The red-clad Lower Cape team included Cape Tech'...

HYANNIS – The annual Cape and Islands All-Star basketball games are always exciting, but this year's boys game came down to one free throw. That well-aimed shot gave the Upper Cape boys a one-point, 105-104 victory after the buzzer sounded. The dramatic ending followed an exciting display of athleticism from both teams, with the Lower Cape boys a mix of teams from across the region, including Cape Tech's Jack ...

HARWICH – Say what you will about walking the walk. For Monomoy Regional High School History teacher Richard Houston, running is where it's at, especially when he gets the thrill of combining his penchant for key events of the past with raising funds for a worthy cause. That's what he'll be doing on April 15 when he'll run the 2019 Boston Marathon, this time in support of IMPACT Melanoma. The decision for Hous...