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HYANNIS – The lucky number was seven in the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs boys ice hockey game against Wareham/Carver on Monday, but it wasn't the Monarchs who were lucky. Instead, the home team fell 7-2 to the Vikings in an outing that left head coach Chris Peterson shaking his head. “It was just a really tough game,” said Monarchs head coach Chris Peterson. “We didn't show up. We've been having a hard time gettin...

HARWICH – Countdowns typically happen at the end of a game, but in Skyeler Sandison's case the countdown began as soon as the stellar senior stepped onto the court at the start of game play against D-Y on Jan. 10. Mere minutes later, with the sinking of a layup, Sandison scored her 1,000 th career point, a milestone moment worthy of celebration. All eyes were on Sandison's shot and as soon as the ball fell cl...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity basketball team might not have any seniors on its roster, but that didn't prevent them from holding their own against a senior-heavy Martha's Vineyard team on Jan. 9. Unfortunately, a pair of late free throws made the difference, lifting the Vineyarders to a 35-33 win. Melissa Velasquez scored an impressive 12 points for the Sharks and proved instrumental in keeping Monomoy ...

Nauset Wrestling Can't Quite Pin Down Barnstable

By: Kat Szmit

NORTH EASTHAM – Four Nauset wrestlers won by pin in one of the Warriors only home meets of the 2019-2020 season on Jan. 8, but it wasn't enough to overtake the Barnstable Red Raiders, who went on to win 51-28 in a Cape and Islands League meet. Henry Rank was the first to win by pin for the home team Warriors, defeating Barnstable opponent Jacob Coyne during regulation wrestling in the 126 class. Coyne offered ...

HARWICH – The last time the Cape Tech boys varsity basketball team faced Avon, the outcome was one heck of a lopsided loss. When the Crusaders hosted the Panthers on Monday afternoon, they still fell, but this time Avon's margin was much narrower at 49-41, something Cape Tech head coach Brent Warren was pleased about after the game. “They beat us by like 20 up in their gym two weeks ago, so this is a huge impr...

HARWICH – Monomoy might have had the home court advantage, but when the Sharks faced the Nauset Warriors for the second time this season, this time the game belonged to the visitors, who, led by a stellar performance from Bobby Joy, played to a commanding 57-35 win Jan. 4. Joy topped all scorers in the Saturday afternoon outing, netting 28 points overall after getting started with a three-pointer in the openin...

HARWICH – The Cape Tech girls varsity basketball team might be small in numbers, but what they lack in depth they make up for in heart, as evidenced by the way they continued battling last Friday in spite of falling to St. John Paul II 69-29. Cape Tech Head Coach Chris Leonard said the Jan. 3 outing marked the first time since the season’s start that he’s had his entire squad together, which was a plus in the ...

HARWICH – It's rare in high school sports to have every available team member see playing time in a game, and rarer still to have each player score, but that's exactly what happened in the Monomoy girls varsity basketball team's 57-23 victory against Rising Tide on Dec. 18. The 2019-2020 Shark squad is a decidedly young team, boasting no seniors and only two juniors, with eighth graders, freshmen and sophomore...

ORLEANS – Sandwich might have come away with a win against the Cape Cod Furies on Dec. 21, but that doesn't mean the home team made it easy for them. In spite of the score, the Furies skated furiously, playing with a tenacity that had their head coach smiling at game's end. “I thought we battled really hard,” said Furies head coach Addie Weeks following the 3-1 loss. “Sandwich is always strong, but I'm really ...

EASTHAM/HARWICH – Two games. Two tough opponents. Two huge finishes for the Monomoy Sharks, who kicked off their 2019-2020 season with big wins against Nauset and Sandwich. Monomoy traveled to Eastham on Friday night for their season opener against the Warriors, the tension around which had been brewing since the stale bread flew during a fall football game. With a host of Sharks fans staging a whiteout in the...

ORLEANS – When losing a number of seniors through graduation, a rebuilding year might be expected, but when the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs boys ice hockey team faced the Nauset Warriors on Dec. 14, there was little to suggest either team was struggling. Instead, it was a fast-paced contest at the Charles Moore Arena when the first and hopefully annual Lower Cape Showdown commenced. Part fundraiser to benefit the...

HARWICH – You might have seen Sean Gould on the soccer pitch this fall. Don't be fooled. While the Monomoy senior does love the sport, another has captured his heart, which is why Gould recently signed his letter of intention to play ball for Curry College. “I love soccer, but baseball is my first love,” Gould said. “I realized from a young age that this is what I want. I'm going to work at it.” Gould said ...