Topics: Sports

Demanche Back At Helm Of Monomoy Football

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy football program has seen its fair share of changes in recent years, which is why players, parents, and fans will likely be glad to see a familiar face on the sidelines this coming season. Paul “Spanky” Demanche, a man who comes with a long history of local football, will once again don the coach's cap after being named the new head of Monomoy football. If the name seems familiar, it is b...

Kat's Pause: Summertime Magic

By: Kat Szmit

When I was a little kid, summertime was nothing short of magical. The kind of stuff you only read about nowadays, it seems. Fireflies in glass jars, all manner of fun games with friends, and days that stretched well into the evening further enhancing our sense of freedom. The world has changed, but there is a way to capture that summertime magic in a way that is uniquely Cape Cod: baseball. Only a covert sport...

Sun Shines Down On Sublime Chatham Harbor Run

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ Sunday is a day that many in Chatham will long remember. It marked the first time that the steady rhythm of running feet beat across the Mitchell River Bridge since it recently reopened, heralding the return of the Chatham Harbor Run. After kicking off at noon from atop Crowell Road near Monomoy Middle School, runners and 5K walkers made their way along courses that took them through scenic Chatham, ...

Kids of All Ages Enjoy The Annual Harwich 5K

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Never underestimate moms with a mission. Seven years ago a group of Harwich moms with young children wanted to find a way to keep themselves and their children fit, so they started meeting in the early mornings for a walk/run, building up their endurance until they were ready for a full-fledged 5K. “The McCourt Race was the first race we ever ran,” said Joanne Logie, adding that disappointment set in...

HARWICH ─ It wasn't a no-hitter for the Harwich bullpen last Thursday when the Mariners hosted the Anglers, but it was sure close. In what became a 6-0 win for the home team, Harwich pitchers allowed just four hits in nine innings en route to their 11th win of the season. “They just flat-out beat us tonight,” said Angler manager John Schiffner. Indeed, the Mariners wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, ...

Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth Is Back In Action

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Cape Cod Baseball League isn't the only game in town. If you want to catch a game between younger stars on the rise, get yourself to a match featuring the Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth team and you'll be in for some sweet baseball. The team, coached by Steve Porter, Michael Porter, and Patrick Watson, is comprised mainly of players from Monomoy and Nauset high schools, with a handful of off-Cape team m...

Monomoy Football Falls To Lions In Home Opener

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The scent of baby powder in the air and the intensity of the fans in the stands remained steady throughout Monomoy football's Sept. 15 home opener, but it wasn't quite enough to fuel the Sharks in their battle against the St. John Paul II Lions, who claimed a 48-8 victory. “That was a very tough loss,” said Monomoy head coach Brandon Perry. “I just feel like they were the better team tonight, and I...

HARWICH ─ In sports it is said that attitude is everything. The Cape Tech girls varsity soccer team made that clear on Monday when they hosted rival Upper Cape Tech on their home field, falling 6-0. But don't be fooled by the score since this, according to head coach Patrick O'Neill and senior captain Cat Ready, was their most well-played game of the season so far. “This is the best game they've played all y...

Shark Field Hockey Nipped By Dolphins

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It took the better part of the first half for the D-Y Dolphins to break through Monomoy's defense in the Sharks field hockey home opener last Wednesday, but once they found the scoreboard, the visitors didn't look back, posting an 8-1 victory in the Sept. 13 outing. “We just got it handed to us,” said head coach Ron Bonollo. “They played very well. We played a team game and our team game was all ba...

After a season of struggle, the Chatham Anglers came up with just enough runs and some stellar pitching to stun the Harwich Mariners, with the Anglers winning two of the three first round games to advance in the Cape League playoffs, as the Mariners found their 2016 season suddenly over. In spite of a 17-26 regular season record, the Anglers somehow mustered a 2-1 victory against the Orleans Firebirds on Aug. ...