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ORLEANS – The Nauset boys hockey team’s season was seconds from being over. Trailing by a goal in the final minute of Saturday’s Division 3 state tournament first-round matchup, Nauset sophomore Cam Connery scored for the 13 th -seeded Warriors with 32 seconds remaining to tie the game at 2 and force overtime against No. 20 North Middlesex. After eight minutes of scoreless 4-on-4 overtime, Nauset capitalize...

HARWICH – Most of the Monomoy girls basketball players had never seen an atmosphere like it. Those who have hadn’t seen anything comparable since 2020, before COVID-19 altered the way games were able to be played on the court and watched from stands. Masks were optional for players, coaches and spectators alike during the 26 th -seeded Monomoy girls basketball team’s Division 4 state tournament preliminary-rou...

ORLEANS – The Cape Cod Furies girls hockey team trailed for nearly all 45 minutes of their postseason game. The eighth-seeded Furies suffered a 1-0 loss to 25 th -seeded Reading on Saturday in the opening round of the Division 1 state tournament after senior Maddie Rzepka scored the Rockets’ lone goal just 39 seconds into the contest. The Furies created plenty of scoring chances in the remaining 44:21 of ac...

Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Velasquez

By: Brad Joyal

ARWICH – It was the type of performance the Monomoy girls basketball team had grown to expect out of Melissa Velasquez. Still, it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Sharks. The junior guard from Harwich scored a career high 23 points to guide 26 th -seeded Monomoy to a 61-22 victory over No. 39 Blue Hills in the opening round of the Division 4 state tournament March 1 in Harwich. “It’s exciting to ...

For the first time since the middle of March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic halted the final weekend of the high school sports state tournament, winter sports teams from the Lower Cape are set to return to postseason play. The landscape will look a lot different than it did back then, however. Gone are the days of early-round matchups against regional opponents in sectional tournaments. In their place is ...

NORTH EASTHAM – Most one-win basketball teams don’t end their season with cheers filling the gymnasium as the clock strikes zero and the season ends. This year’s Nauset girls basketball team isn’t like most teams, however. That was the scene last Thursday afternoon when the Warriors closed out their season with one final home game. Despite suffering a 72-48 loss to Bishop Fenwick, the Nauset players erupted in...

Athlete of the Week: Jordyn Streitmatter

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. They aren’t always the biggest or the strongest or even the oldest — as Jordyn Streitmatter has proven while playing for the Nauset girls basketball team this winter. Despite being just a sophomore, Streitmatter has been a key contributor for the Warriors this season. The Brewster resident looked mature beyond her years as she ran the team’s offense from...

NORTH EASTHAM — Drew Locke wants to be back behind the bench coaching the Nauset Regional High School boys hockey team. He also wants to repair his reputation, which he and his attorney, Bruce Bierhans, believe was damaged after he was fired as head coach of the varsity hockey team on Feb. 10. Details surrounding Locke’s firing have been unclear. Nauset Superintendent Brooke Clenchy told The Cape Cod Chronicle...

HARWICH – Monomoy Regional High School boys basketball coach Dan Taylor only needed three words to describe how he felt about his players in the wake of Monday’s 50-45 loss to Nauset in the Winterfest Tournament championship at MRHS. “I’m so proud,” Taylor said minutes after the game ended. Even in defeat, there was plenty for Taylor and the Sharks to be happy about. The team overcame a sluggish start, as t...

The energy surrounding the pool is a lot more exciting and the results are a lot more meaningful. That is the reality of swimming and diving during the postseason. Members of the Nauset boys and girls swimming and diving teams finally had the opportunity to experience the thrill of postseason competition this winter after the state opted not to have league, sectional and state championships last year due to CO...

HARWICH — It’s always special for teams or coaches to reach a milestone record. Sometimes those moments are even sweeter because of the people that played a role in making them happen. Nauset Regional High School boys basketball coach John McCarthy knows a thing or two about celebrating with loved ones. McCarthy earned his 100 th career victory as a head coach Saturday after the Warriors earned a 64-57 vic...

Athlete of the Week: Seth Asiimwe

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH — Although Nauset forward Seth Asiimwe finished with 18 points during the Nauset boys basketball team’s 50-45 victory over Monomoy on Monday, two points really stood out above the rest. Literally. Asiimwe’s loudest bucket of the night came during the second half when he threw down a thunderous right-handed slam dunk to finish off a breakaway that began with a steal near midcourt. Once he reached ...