Topics: School Sports

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...

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 – For the past few seasons, Monomoy's Sam Barr has made a name for herself on the Shark girls varsity softball team. Come fall, Barr will be swimming with a new shiver of sharks after signing her official letter of intent on March 7 to play softball for Simmons University in Boston. Barr's softball career actually began when she was just out of toddlerhood, swinging a bat in tee ball. By the time Barr ...

HARWICH – It's been quite a run for the Monomoy boys basketball team, which battled through not one but two overtime periods to earn an electrifying victory over Bourne in the MIAA South Div. 3 first round before the season came to a sad end with a tough loss to Norwell in the quarterfinals. Monomoy head coach Keith Arnold said it best following his team's rip-roaring contest against Bourne on Feb. 28, won by ...

HANOVER/BOSTON – The Monomoy girls basketball team saw stellar play from multiple players during their run in the playoffs. The Sharks rallied from an early deficit to beat South Shore Vocational 47-31 in first round action before falling to Cathedral 72-25. Head coach Pete Richer said the MIAA South Div. 4 first round game against South Shore went exceptionally well in spite of a few bumps along the way. “...

Sharks Put The Bite On Red Raiders In 60-56 Victory

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys varsity basketball team rebounded from two tough losses to Nantucket and combined forces for an exciting non-league victory against Barnstable on Feb. 21, with the Sharks earning a 60-56 win in their last regular season game. The game marked Monomoy's sixth in nine days in what can only be described as a punishing end-of-season schedule, but it didn't stop the Sharks from fiercely co...

HYANNIS – The end of the 2018-2019 season proved a roller coaster ride for the Monomoy/Mashpee Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team, which fell to Middleboro/Hull last Thursday, then defeated East Bridgewater to earn a spot in the playoffs before falling to Foxboro in the preliminary round. The team was missing a number of players when they took to the ice at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center against Mid...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls basketball team might have been missing a few players in recent games, but it didn't stop them from earning a spot in the playoffs courtesy of big wins against Cape Cod Academy, Sturgis West, and Cape Cod Tech this week. The tourney berth for the Sharks came after a commanding victory against Cape Cod Academy, in which Erin Starkey and Mackenzie Balfore had career high contributions...

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys basketball team not only earned a spot in the playoffs with recent wins, but also clinched a share of the Cape and Islands League Championship with its Monday night victory against Cape Cod Tech. On Valentine's Day the Sharks hosted Sturgis West, employing smothering defense in a commanding 64-29 Senior Night win that saw the Sharks pull ahead early, leading 17-6 after the first quar...

Furies Fall To Bourne

By: Kat Szmit

ORLEANS – It was a tough Senior Night for the Cape Cod Furies girls varsity ice hockey team, which fell to BMW/ORR on Feb. 13. Molly McKenna did her best in net to keep the score low, but the Canalwomen capitalized on two power plays en route to a 3-0 shutout, their first goal coming at 8:07 in the first period when the Furies were down a player due to a penalty. The Cape Tech/Monomoy/Nauset home team stepp...