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Despite Championship Loss, Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth Team Has a Positive SeasonCHATHAM — The Lower Cape Gray Senior Babe Ruth team has 14 players on its roster, but some games only eight players will show up. That is one common obstacle when it comes to summer baseball on the Cape. The team, which finished its season Saturday following an 8-0 loss in the third game of the championship series against Falmo...

Athlete Of The Week: Carson Demartini

By: Brad Joyal

BREWSTER — Baseball fans with New England ties are no strangers to playoff greatness. We’ve seen Curt Schilling battle through a bloody sock, watched Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell claim World Series MVP awards and David Ortiz do, well, everything during his illustrious career with the Red Sox. Brewster Whitecaps infielder Carson Demartini has cemented himself in the Cape League history books with one of the mo...

SOUTH YARMOUTH — The late New York Yankee and Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra said it best. “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” For a second consecutive summer, the Brewster Whitecaps and Bourne Braves are set to square off in the Cape Cod Baseball League championship. The defending champion Whitecaps made quick work of the Harwich Mariners and Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to earn a shot at defending their title...

NORTH EASTHAM – Serving as the girls soccer and girls lacrosse coach at Monomoy provides Jenn Peterson with plenty of opportunities to coach the next generation of female athletes and help them improve their craft. Like most Cape Cod residents, Peterson likes to unwind during the summer months. For her, that means moving off the sideline and into the action as the longest-tenured member of the Orleans women...

Although Michael Berg had participated in sailing races in recent years, the longtime Cape Cod and Chatham resident was especially excited to learn that the Round The Cape sailing race was returning to the Hyannis Yacht Club this July after not being held for more than a decade. The announcement coincided with the return of Plum Crazy, Berg’s 38-foot Sabre sailboat that he maintains out of Stage Harbor. Ult...

BREWSTER – The storyline stuck with the Orleans Firebirds during the last week of the regular season. The team controlled its own destiny, needing just one win in its final three games to separate itself from Chatham and secure the fourth and final spot in the East Division playoffs. After suffering a 5-0 loss to defending champion Brewster on Sunday, Orleans nearly punched its postseason ticket with an imp...

Grice’s Hard Work Shines Despite Inconsistent Summer

By: Brendan Samson

CHATHAM – Failure is a constant part of baseball. Players who are able to muster three hits out of every 10 at-bats are considered superstars, and because of this, baseball is a game for the mentally tough. Chatham Angler Caden Grice exhibits that toughness every day. Grice, a rising junior at Clemson University, had a brief stint with the Anglers in 2021, but is in his first full season with the team this ...

Latham Open Tennis Tournament Set For Aug. 12-14

By: Brad Joyal

The Latham Open charity singles tournament will return for its fourth edition on Aug. 12 to Aug. 14 at Harwich’s community tennis courts at Brooks Park. The United States Tennis Association-sanctioned tournament serves as a fundraiser to benefit Latham School in Brewster. Rufus McCleery, a rising senior at Nauset and the captain for the school’s boys tennis team, began the tournament with a Sturgis Charter Hig...

Athlete Of The Week: Kurtis Byrne

By: Brad Joyal

BREWSTER – After experiencing a slow start in the batter’s box at the beginning of the summer, Brewster catcher Kurtis Byrne has been among the Cape League’s hottest hitters in recent weeks. It couldn’t have come at a better time for the defending league champion Whitecaps, who are charging into the postseason following a dominant end to the regular season. Byrne has been an engine for the team as of late, ...

WAREHAM – Sixteen home runs in two minutes. That is how Chatham Anglers outfielder Lyle Miller-Green opened Saturday’s festivities at the Cape League’s first All-Star game since 2019, which saw the East top the West 4-1 at Wareham's Spillane Field. Those 16 bombs cemented Miller-Green’s spot in the Home Run Derby finals and pushed him past his first-round opponent Carson Jones, an outfielder for the Bourne Bra...

“Where the Stars of Tomorrow Shine Tonight.” That’s the Cape Cod Baseball League’s motto, a nod to the fact that many of the league’s alumni will one day appear in Major League Baseball. Almost 200 Cape League alumni recently took the first step in pursuing their big-league careers when they were selected by professional teams during the MLB Draft, held July 17 to 19 in Los Angeles. In all, 197 CCBL alum...

Emily Layton arrived at the UMass Amherst campus last month with one goal in mind. After being a key contributor to Monomoy’s field hockey team as a freshman last fall, Layton was excited to represent her hometown of Harwich and her school at College Connection’s Northeast Showcase held at UMass from June 10-12. Still, Layton wanted more. She wanted a Golden Ticket. By the end of the three-day...