Topics: School Sports

HARWICH – Holly Evans was ready. After all, she'd been practicing taking a penalty stroke for years. If there were any nerves, they were quickly erased when the referee's whistle sounded, prompting Evans to get low and fire the ball hard, and when it hit its mark, bouncing off the back of the Nauset goal box, Evans, her teammates, and a big crowd of Monomoy fans erupted into excited cheers. The Sharks had defe...

Monomoy Outlasts Cape Tech In 16-6 Overtime Victory

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – It wasn't pretty, but the Sharks got it done, defeating crosstown rival Cape Cod Tech 16-6 in overtime on Sept. 14 for the football team's first win of the 2019 season. With the game tied at 6-6 as the final whistle blew, Monomoy won the overtime toss, with the Sharks kicking off the two-minute OT quarter on Cape Tech's 20-yard line. As quarterback Noah Concordia fired a pass into the end zone, Elija...

Shark Boys Soccer Plays To 1-1 Tie With Sturgis East

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys varsity soccer team played to a 1-1 Cape and Islands League tie against Sturgis East in their first home game of the season in a game with little spark on Sept. 12. Sam Higgins scored the lone goal for the Sharks at 22:44 in the first half, breaking through a scrum in front of the Storm net. Unfortunately for the home team, East found its way to the scoreboard in the second half, the...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team has opened its 2019 season in a big way with impressive victories against Barnstable and Dennis-Yarmouth. The team's captains, who have played together for four years, say it's all about determination and connection. Making key connections on the field led Monomoy to a thrilling 2-1 victory on Monday afternoon in South Yarmouth as the Sharks upset the defen...

HARWICH – When Cape Tech quarterback Robin Crawford was being taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering an injury at the start of the fourth quarter of the Crusaders Sept. 7 game against Bristol-Plymouth, he had one request for his team: “You gotta win this one, boys!” Win it they did, coming away with a 30-28 victory in their 2019 home opener, and what a roller-coaster ride it was. “It was a wild gam...

Monomoy Football Falls To Carver In Season Opener

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Monomoy senior captain Elijah Beasley scored the lone touchdown for the Sharks in a tough, rain-soaked 25-6 home-opening loss to Carver on Sept. 6. Before being taken out of the game with a minor injury, Beasley returned a kickoff 98 yards for an exciting touchdown in the first quarter, but it was the Crusaders that prevailed in Monomoy's first game of the 2019 season. Beasley's score came after t...

CHATHAM – This spring when Mollie Charest took to the pitcher's circle for the Monomoy softball team, she had a secret. She played most of her 2019 season with a sprained ankle and wrist, soldiering on when the Sharks made the playoffs. Recently she had another secret, one she's beyond excited to let out: Charest has committed to play Div. 1 softball for Manhattan College in New York. “I've been trying to g...

CHATHAM – It's been almost 10 years since Chatham High School graduate Ken Owens died in a skydiving accident in Hawaii, and while the hole he left in his tight-knit family will never be filled, what helps is the support of loved ones and the annual Kenny Kup Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree, this year slated for Aug. 18 at Veterans Field. The 2019 event marks the 10 th Kenny Kup, an event Ken's parents, Da...

TAUNTON/KINGSTON – It wasn't the way the Monomoy girls varsity softball team wanted their season to end, but when the dust settled on the field at Taunton High School on June 15, Case had earned a 7-1 victory in spite of the Sharks' tireless efforts in the Div. 3 South Finals. Struggling with an ankle injury, Monomoy pitcher Mollie Charest continuously shook off the pain in favor of fighting for strikeouts, bu...

HARWICH – It's been a winning run so far for the Monomoy girls softball team, though not without a little worry thrown in for good measure. The Sharks defeated Wareham 3-2 in the first round and Bellingham 2-0 in the quarterfinals. The Wareham Vikings gave the Sharks pause on June 6 when they struck first in the first round game of the MIAA Div. 3 South Sectional playoffs, but Monomoy remained determined and c...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity lacrosse team opened its last game of the regular season with back-to-back goals but were ultimately overtaken by the Plymouth North Eagles, who earned a 13-10 win on May 29. Alyssa Lyons netted the game opener for the Sharks barely a minute into play She eventually scored four goals for the home team with one assist. Less than a minute later, at the 23:52 mark of a 25-minut...

HARWICH – It wasn't the way the Sharks wanted their regular season to end, but a tough third inning made the difference when Monomoy boys baseball hosted Martha's Vineyard on May 31, with the Vineyarders earning a 3-1 win. Monomoy took an early lead in the late-spring outing when Ian Johnson came home on a hit from Sean Gould in the first inning, but although the Sharks had other hits, they were unable to conv...

HARWICH – Other teams might get the fans, but the Monomoy girls golf team got the wins this season, including an outstanding performance at the 2019 Cape Cod Girls High School Golf Championship, won by Shark eighth grader Jennie Grogan. So what's behind the team's success? According to players the key factor is patience, with a healthy dose of sportsmanship, the latter of which earned the team well-deserved re...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team might have lost to Nantucket in a 16-15 heartbreaker last week, but their tenacity and determination made it a battle to the final whistle. The Sharks struck first in the May 23 outing with the game-opening goal courtesy of Jess Currie, who fired a successful shot past Nantucket's goalkeeper at the 23:28 mark to give Monomoy a brief lead before the Whalers evened the s...

HARWICH – Getting every kid on a team into a game is one thing, but at Monomoy Regional High School ensuring that kids have a team to be part of is a mission Special Education Teacher Shana Grogan took to heart, resulting in the creation this year of the new unified track team. Grogan, the Students Having Opportunities for Recreation and Employment (SHORE) teacher, said that plans were in the works last year t...

Sharks Nip Crusaders 16-9 In Boys Lacrosse

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders put up a good fight, but in the end the game belonged to the Monomoy Sharks, who came away with a 16-9 win in Cape and Islands League action on May 16. Six Sharks scored in the win, with Mark Pawlina leading the fray with six goals and three assists, while teammate Elijah Beasley added four goals. Rory Carpenter had a hat trick with three goals, with Jack Archibald netting two...