Topics: Sports

NORTH EASTHAM ─ Friday night was a tough one for the Monomoy boys basketball team, which fell to rival Nauset in an 80-41 non-league game on the road. Chris Mazulis was the Sharks' high scorer in the outing, contributing 14 points overall between free throws and successful shots on net, but even with his double-digit input and Jake Wisniewski's game-high 13 rebounds, Monomoy found itself overrun by the deter...

Monarchs Conquer Cardinals 5-2 in Boys Ice Hockey

By: Kat Szmit

HYANNIS ─ Senior Night is always a memorable evening for student athletes, and for those on the Mashpee-Monomoy Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team, Senior Night proved one they'll remember for a long while as the home team triumphed with a 5-2 victory against Cardinal Spellman. Five different Monarchs players tallied in the outing, which saw the Blue and White skate with intensity throughout the game's th...

HARWICH ─ For the second consecutive season, the Monomoy girls basketball team has qualified for the postseason, this time with a thrilling 48-39 victory against Nantucket on Feb. 2. The win marked No. 10 for the team, earning them a tourney berth as their regular season winds down. “We've made the playoffs two years in a row, which is a great accomplishment for the seniors, so they should be very proud of t...

Kat's Pause: Living the Dream

By: Kat Szmit

As I write this, it's Tuesday somewhere around noon. On my laptop screen is the live stream of the New England Patriots celebratory duck boat parade. While it's cool to see the players enjoying their moment, I'm actually on the lookout for my predecessor, Eric Adler, who is traversing the route alongside Tom Brady himself. I couldn't be happier for both of us. As many of this paper's faithful readers know, Eri...

HARWICH/CHATHAM ─ Monomoy senior boys basketball captain Chris Mazulis has a message for his haters: Look at me now. And they ought to, since they might learn a little about not just how to play hoops, but also how to overcome obstacles in order to achieve one's goals, something Mazulis knows just a bit about. At the age of four, when it was noticed that Mazulis was having some learning difficulties and a nu...

HARWICH ─ Last week was a good one for the Monomoy boys basketball team. Not only did they edge closer to a postseason berth with a 57-22 victory against Falmouth Academy on Thursday, but just two days prior eked out a thrilling 54-46 win against Nantucket to perch the Sharks atop the Cape and Islands League. Perhaps the best part about the Sharks' contest with Falmouth Academy was that it was a game that al...

HARWICH/FOXBOROUGH ─ When Rick Glasheen of Harwich initially signed up to be a designated driver at Gillette Stadium, he admits that he was initially in it for the free cola. But with 14 years of his own sobriety behind him, the commitment means something more now. Recently, it earned Glasheen some serious recognition when his name was drawn as the Designated Driver of the Season. Glasheen was chosen for the...

Furies Battle To A Tie With Dolphins

By: Kat Szmit

DENNIS ─ It's been a season of growth for the Cape Cod Furies, who showed off their improved skills in a hard-fought, well-played 1-1 tie against the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins on Friday, a game that demonstrated how far the Furies have come since the start of the 2016-2017 season. “It was exciting,” said head coach Scott Rebello. “For me, watching what's been going on here, things are starting to evolve. We'r...

Sharks Outrun Navigators 44-14 In Girls Hoops

By: Kat Szmit

HYANNIS ─ It's not every day that nearly every member of a varsity basketball team gets a chance to play, but when it happens it's pretty cool, as the Monomoy girls varsity squad learned Monday night in their 44-14 victory against Sturgis West. When it was clear the visiting Sharks held an unshakable lead over their hosts, head coach Pete Richer capitalized on the opportunity to give each of his players some...

Chatham baseball fans planning future trips to Cooperstown will want to be on the lookout for a new team member in the storied Hall of Fame. Jeff Bagwell, who played for the A's back in the late 1980s, was elected to the Hall of Fame last week. Bagwell, a Boston native, played for the then Athletics (now the Chatham Anglers) in 1987 and 1988 before being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1989. In 1990 he was tr...

Hoops Clinic Aims To Inspire Future Sharks

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Members of the Monomoy girls and boys varsity basketball teams got a taste of the coaching life on Monday when they, along with their coaches, hosted a free skills clinic at the high school. The idea came from first-year boys head coach Keith Arnold, who, after accepting the job this fall, began formulating clinic plans in his mind. Though a hoped-for fall clinic wasn't possible, Martin Luther King...

HYANNIS ─ When the Mashpee-Monomoy Monarchs boys varsity ice hockey team hosted the Cape Tech-Cape Cod Academy Crusaders this past weekend, it looked like their lone first-period goal would see them through to a win. Then the Monarchs' penalties piled up as the Crusaders saw their chance and took it, ending the game in a 1-1 tie. Scoring the late-game goal for the opponents was Mike Looney, who found the net...

OSTERVILLE/HARWICH ─ The Monomoy girls basketball team tucked two league wins under its cap in the past week, defeating Sturgis East in a commanding 58-32 victory before defeating Cape Cod Tech 47-25 on the road last Thursday. “Getting two wins in a row, considering all our injuries and illnesses, is very welcome,” said head coach Pete Richer. The Sharks got off to a slow start against the Seahawks, takin...

HARWICH ─ The Sharks started strong but couldn't sustain their momentum against Martha's Vineyard on Monday, falling 77-47, just days after earning a much-needed victory against Sturgis West on the road. It took both teams the better part of the first quarter to find the scoreboard in Monday's match at Monomoy, but it was the Sharks that struck first, putting up two points from a well-timed shot by Sam Reed....

Kat's Pause: Remembering Roy

By: Kat Szmit

In more than a decade of sports reporting, I've definitely had the opportunity to meet my fair share of coaches. Each has been memorable for different reasons, and that includes Roy Porter, who passed away recently after a battle with cancer. I knew Coach Porter not from this job, but a past position when he was first head coach at Cape Cod Academy, and then Sturgis East. In a sea of stern-faced leaders shouti...

HARWICH ─ In the family that is Cape Cod basketball, Jordan Fisher was not only well known, but also beloved, not only for his love of the game, but for his infectious grin and a friendly personality that won him much respect. This weekend, Fisher, who tragically lost his life in a car accident in October, will be honored in the first Jordan Fisher Memorial Basketball Tournament, happening Saturday at the commu...