Topics: Monomoy Regional High School

HARWICH - Bill O'Connell doesn't mind doing double duty. Though already head football coach at St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis, he recently signed on to become the new head basketball coach for Monomoy girls varsity basketball and is looking forward to leading the Sharks into a strong future. “It's a great school,” he said of Monomoy. “I've seen them play, having coached on the Cape. Some of the people...

Winter Sports Are A Go, With Modifications

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The modifications are many, but not enough to stop winter sports from happening, which comes as great news to student-athletes across the state and at the local level who are looking forward to starting their seasons on Dec. 14. In a roughly two-hour meeting on Nov. 20, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) held discussions and votes on the guidelines set forth by the Executiv...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Monomoy boys clawed their way back from a 1-0 deficit to a 2-1 lead in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League finals against Sturgis East on Monday night, and then, with the Sharks just seconds away from their first-ever championship win, the lights above the pitch at Townhouse Field in Yarmouth went out, casting the field in darkness. The glitch was just one more oddity in a season of str...

HARWICH – It was a strange season for the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team, but the Sharks weathered the changes and their opponents in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League to earn the championship with a commanding 11-1 victory against Sturgis West on Nov. 14. To make the sport safer to play during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, games were restructured so that play featured 7-on-7 instead of the trad...

HARWICH – Adulting, even under the best circumstances, can be challenging, especially when it comes to trying to find a balance between the personal and professional. It is a challenge Pete Richer knows well as he recently had to step down from his position as head coach of Monomoy girls basketball to attend to his landscaping business. Richer emphasized that the decision to resign did not come easy. “It's ...

HARWICH – It was a high intensity game from start to finish when the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team hosted Rising Tide in their final regular season match of 2020 on Nov. 5. But it was ultimately the Tide that rolled over the Sharks with a 1-0 victory in Cape and Islands League action. On an afternoon that seemed made for a soccer game given the unseasonably warm weather, the Sharks kicked off their battle a...

Monomoy Girls Fall To West In Blustery Contest

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Blame it on the wind? Whatever the weather on Nov. 2, it simply wasn't Monomoy's day as the girls varsity soccer team fell 1-0 to Sturgis West. The Sharks seemed off as they faced the competitors on their home turf, with high winds whipping throughout most of the game. Though it took the Navigators until the third quarter to get past Monomoy goalkeeper Josie Ganshaw, a fair amount of game play was co...

Nauset Nips Monomoy 2-1 In Field Hockey Action

By: Kat Szmit

NORTH EASTHAM – The Sharks came to compete, but it was the home team Warriors that came away with a 2-1 win on Halloween morning in a rescheduled match between the rivals. After rain canceled the original outing, slated for the afternoon of Oct. 30, the Warriors hosted the Sharks early Saturday morning in a spirited contest that saw Monomoy make it onto the scoreboard first. With less than two minutes left ...

HARWICH — With insightful questions and a straightforward demeanor that would have been at home in a national presidential debate, members of the Monomoy Regional High School political action club questioned the candidates for the Massachusetts Ninth Congressional District during an online debate last Friday. The session was ably moderated by student Annalise Langelier. Incumbent William Keating, a Democrat, a...

HARWICH – New rules and a whole new way of playing the game didn’t seem to faze the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team when they took on the Barnstable Red Raiders on Oct. 1, cruising to a 5-1 victory in their season opener. Caroline DiGiovanni was in top form in the outing, netting four of the five goals scored by the home team. DiGiovanni scored her first goal of the game at 12:59 in the first half on a...

HARWICH – The Nauset boys varsity soccer team is out once again to prove their might, capitalizing on numerous scoring chances in their 6-0 defeat of Monomoy on Oct. 2, the season opener for both teams. The Warriors made it clear from the start that they’d come to do battle, and though the Sharks kept them to one goal in the opening frame, Nauset gained much momentum in the second, scoring three of its six goa...

Meet Fritz, Harwich Police’s New Vape Dog

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Harwich Police Department has a new member, and he’s here to teach kids in the Monomoy School District not to vape. If he gets a few treats in the process, that’s all the better. Fritz isn’t your average member of the force. Unlike his bipedal fellow officers, Fritz is an 18-month-old German shorthaired pointer and it’s his job, quite literally, to sniff out e-cigarettes and vaporizers on school ...

The Changing Face Of 'Senior Season'

By: Kat Szmit

Senior Student Athletes Grateful To Play In The Era Of COVID-19 HARWICH/EASTHAM – Tyler Potter has been looking forward to his senior year with the Monomoy football team since he was in eighth grade. But like so many seniors locally and across the state, Potter has had to adapt to a completely new way of doing sports and a changed senior season. For Potter, a team captain, the change means he and his fellow...

COVID-19 Ushers In New Era For High School Sports

By: Kat Szmit

Education isn’t the only thing that’s gotten a makeover due to COVID-19. So too have high school and middle school sports in the Monomoy and Nauset regional school districts. While athletics will take place, it will be in a very new way with a number of new rules that include not only players and coaches, but spectators, as well. Under the Monomoy plan, which follows guidelines set forth by the Massachusetts I...

Monomoy Schools Poised For Safe Reopening

By: Kat Szmit

Monomoy Regional High School’s new principal Jen Police and her staff are ready for the school hallways to once again be filled with the sounds of students engaged in learning come Sept. 14, though this year it won’t be quite as many, nor learning in quite the same way as they did in the days before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived on Cape Cod. Only about half to two-thirds of the school’s 687 students will be in...

HARWICH – When Monomoy boys basketball coach Keith Arnold first considered stepping away from the sidelines, he decided to give the decision time. But as the months passed, Arnold recognized that although he loved the sport, it was time to put family first, especially his eight grandchildren. “The longer I thought about the future, the basketball part of it was always there, but it didn’t seem to have the same...