Topics: Monomoy Regional High School

HARWICH — If Las Vegas bet on high school football games, oddsmakers may have put the over-under for points in the Thanksgiving classic between Monomoy and St. John Paul II at around 40. Fewer points than the teams’ point total last year, but still a high-scoring affair. If that was the line on Thursday, the under would have hit and then some — as the game remained scoreless after four quarters of play. Def...

Prepare the turkey, mash those potatoes and make sure to stuff enough stuffing…but don’t forget to enjoy some pigskin Thanksgiving morning. All three of the Lower Cape’s high school football teams will be in action Thursday morning when they close out their respective seasons with another edition of Thanksgiving football rivalries. Harwich will play host to two Thanksgiving games, as Cape Cod Tech (2-8) wil...

MIDDLEBOROUGH – Even after losing last year’s starting goaltender Caroline Upson and leading goal scorer Caroline DiGiovanni to graduation, the Monomoy field hockey team still entered this fall with big expectations. With plenty of returning talent joining a first-year coach that many of the players were familiar with and thrilled about, the Sharks were reinvigorated and motivated to atone for last year’s Divi...

HARWICH – Navigate through the halls of Monomoy Regional High School during the middle of the school day and, if you’re lucky, you might be swept up by the beautiful sounds of inspirational rhythms being played by the Monomoy Jazz Band. Directed by Wayne Naus, a Harwich resident and professional musician who previously served as a faculty member at Berklee College of Music for 35 years, the jazz band has grown...

Monomoy Field Hockey Falls Short In State Semifinal

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – To understand the story of this year’s Monomoy field hockey team, you really need to go back to Nov. 16, 2021, when the Sharks’ climb came to a heartbreaking finish following a Division 4 state semifinals loss to Ipswich. Monomoy overcame a 2-0 deficit to force overtime before the game ultimately ended in a shootout. Although the team suffered a 3-2 loss, it was clear that the program was ascending a...

HARWICH – It was the sort of response Monomoy’s first-year coach Rob Sliney wanted. It just took a little bit for Sliney’s Sharks to get going. One week after suffering a 42-0 loss at Carver on Nov. 3, the Monomoy football team returned to its winning ways Thursday with a 39-6 victory over crosstown rival Cape Cod Tech at MRHS. Although the Sharks ultimately got back on track, it wasn’t without some lumps. ...

Monomoy Field Hockey Clinches Quarterfinals Berth

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – The Monomoy field hockey team is heading back to the Division 4 state quarterfinals After opening the postseason with a dominant 9-0 victory over No. 29 Amesbury on Saturday, fourth-seeded Monomoy secured a spot in the quarterfinals Monday with a 7-1 win over No. 13 Georgetown in Harwich. “We executed the strategy the way we wanted to,” Monomoy's first-year coach Kyle Cappallo said after Monday's ...

Monomoy Girls Soccer Drops Second-Round Game

By: Brad Joyal

Monomoy girls soccer coach Jennifer Peterson knew this season would provide some challenges. With only two seniors returning, Peterson understood that inexperience would be a major part of the Sharks’ story this fall. The inexperience didn’t prevent Monomoy from exceeding expectations, however, as the team still managed to qualify for the Division 4 state tournament. Although the Sharks’ season ended with a...

HARWICH — The Monomoy boys soccer team entered this season with a clear goal: qualify for the Division 4 state tournament after missing out on the postseason last fall. As happy as the Sharks are to be back in the state tournament, they aren’t satisfied to simply be a part of the tournament. Now they want to compete and look to advance into the later rounds. “Our first 11 is very good and we think we can mak...

Local Teams Await State Tournament Seedings

By: Brad Joyal

It’s that time of year that local high school sports teams have been working toward — and waiting for — all season. As the calendar turns from October to November, local teams turn their attention from regular season action to the postseason as they await the MIAA state tournament seedings to be released. Football and volleyball brackets were released Monday, with Cape Cod Tech’s girls volleyball team being th...

HARWICH – It all started during the week of practice leading up to the game. Following back-to-back road losses at Bourne and Holbrook, the Monomoy football team approached the last week of practice with a renewed sense of energy, commitment and focus. It paid off in a big way Friday night, when the team pulled away from Upper Cape Tech for a 28-8 victory in front of a festive homecoming crowd in Harwich. T...

It’s crunch time for local high school sports teams with state tournament aspirations. With just over a week remaining in the regular season for most high school sports, teams are beginning to learn whether they are in line to qualify for the state tournament and, if so, where they might be positioned in the seedings. Each week, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association releases power rankings ...

CHATHAM – Monomoy golf coach John Anderson has seen plenty of strong performances throughout the years. Although he’s coached strong individual players and teams full of talent, this year’s boys golf team stands on its own. “It’s the most athletic team that I’ve had in 10 years,” Anderson said after Monomoy improved to 7-1 with a 5-1 victory over Sturgis West at the Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham. “They ...

YARMOUTH — Rhiannon and Gareth Vos have been near the front of the pack for the Monomoy cross-country teams for the past couple years. Rhiannon, a senior on Monomoy’s girls team, and Gareth, a junior for the boys, have routinely earned first-place finishes while running their own races independent of each other. When they aren’t competing for the Sharks, however, they are pushing each other to improve while...

HARWICH – It’s a new season and the Monomoy field hockey team has a new coach, but the Sharks are maintaining their big expectations. After inheriting much of the roster from last year’s team that advanced to the Division 4 state semifinals under coach Kathryn Andreoli, Monomoy’s first-year coach Kyle Cappallo is focused on bringing the team together. In order to do so, Cappallo has implemented a new offens...

Fast Start Propels Nauset Boys Soccer Past Monomoy

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – It’s a strategy that’s become a calling card for the Nauset boys soccer program. Although the Warriors want to play strong soccer throughout every game, they especially want to be at their best in the opening minutes, where an early goal can provide them with a spark while simultaneously forcing opponents to play on their heels and from behind. Nauset executed that philosophy perfectly Satur...