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After earning a playoff berth by securing a third-place finish in the East Division on the final day of the regular season, the Orleans Firebirds were ousted from the playoffs following a 2-0 series sweep against the second-seeded Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Orleans suffered a season-ending 8-4 loss to Y-D on Friday at Eldredge Park after the teams played the final inning of the first game of the series earlier i...

BREWSTER — Finn Riley wasn’t old enough to drive, let alone play in the Cape Cod Baseball League, when he first found himself immersed in all of the collegiate summer baseball action. “I actually used to be a bat boy for the Whitecaps when I was younger,” said Riley, a Brewster native who graduated from Nauset in 2021 and returned to the area this summer to work and intern for the defending CCBL champion Brews...

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...