While everybody felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic differently, certain Massachusetts high school sports teams were impacted more than others during the 2020-21 academic calendar. The Nauset Regional High School boys soccer team is among the programs that feels it missed out on some opportunities last fall, when Massachusetts held an abbreviated fall season without postseason state tournaments. “I ce...
Anybody who regularly plays golf has likely pondered what it would be like to hit a hole in one. Doug Gorman is no different. The avid golfer has thought about that feeling for roughly 25 years — but more than just that, Gorman’s vision of his first hole in one has included him dropping dead once he retrieves the ball. “I’ve always had this thing in my head that the perfect way to die is when I’m 81, I’d get a...
By: Brad Joyal
Registration is open for the Monomoy Booster Club’s 2021 golf tournament, which will be held Columbus Day, Oct. 11, at The Ridge Club in Sandwich. The golf tournament is the primary fundraising event for the Monomoy Booster Club, which supports Monomoy student-athletes with scholarships, special equipment and more. Registration is $175 per individual or $700 per team. Sponsorship opportunities are also avai...
HARWICH — Only a handful of months have passed since Massachusetts held a first-of-its-kind spring football slate billed as the “Fall II” season featuring a six-game schedule. It was designed to provide seniors with their last high school football memories while also helping teams avoid a two-year layoff after the 2020 season was canceled entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it’s only been a little ...
NORTH EASTHAM – A little more than four months have passed since the Nauset football team suffered a 28-14 loss to Cape and Islands League rival Dennis-Yarmouth on April 23. That loss marked the end of the Warriors’ Fall II season — a first-of-kind campaign that teams play shorter seasons during March and April. While many praised the Fall II season because it gave high school seniors an opportunity to take th...
HARWICH – Freshmen players on the Cape Cod Tech football team are assigned white practice jerseys to signify they are new to the program, while players in the older grades wear maroon to indicate their status as returning players or upperclassmen. Stop by a Crusaders practice at the new high school in Harwich and you’ll spot a sea of white jerseys around the field. “That’s probably some of the most white je...
ORLEANS – The conditions for Arey’s Pond Boat Yard’s annual Cat Gathering are anything but consistent. Some years, the sailors taking part in the just-for-fun regatta are met with hardly any wind at all. Other years, Mother Nature presents them with blinding fog that make it difficult to enjoy the scenery — never mind actually navigate the course. The conditions weren’t a problem Saturday afternoon when 82 of ...
It feels like Kathryn Andreoli has come full circle. After spending much of her childhood visiting Harwich during the summer months, Andreoli, a Shrewsbury native, decided to stick around the Lower Cape as an instructional assistant and girls varsity field hockey coach at Monomoy Regional High School. “I’m really excited,” Andreoli said. “I love sports and love working with kids. This is just a brand-new op...
Avery Burns had big plans for this summer. The former star point guard for Nauset Regional High School’s girls basketball team joined one of the state’s top AAU programs — the Bay State Jaguars — in hopes she would have an opportunity to increase her recruiting profile as one of the top local prospects in the eyes of college coaches. That plan quickly fizzled. Just days after graduating from Nauset in June, Bu...
By: Brad Joyal
They came. They got vaccinated. They played. This summer the Cape Cod Baseball League faced a challenge it hadn’t seen since World War II: It had to come back and play a season following a summer without baseball. The Cape’s year-round residents and summer tourists packed the ballparks and the CCBL set new attendance records all summer long, beginning in June when the league’s five opening day crowds drew 1...
Lara Rouillard was visiting Brazil in early December 2020 when she discovered that longtime New England Patriots cheerleading coach Tracy Sormanti had died after a three-year battle with multiple myeloma. The news was a blow for Rouillard, who first connected with Sormanti in 2019 when she reached out to the coach to learn more about the team’s tryouts. Rouillard tried out to be a Patriots cheerleader in 2019 ...
By: Brad Joyal
A trio of baseball players from Nauset Regional High School and another who spends his summers in Chatham helped the Team Cape Cod Senior Babe Ruth baseball team win the New England championship and advance to the Senior Babe Ruth 16-18U World Series tournament in Mobile, Ala. Recent Nauset graduates Kurt Thomas and Ethan Keeney, as well as rising senior Noah Clarke, were among the players to play for Team Cap...