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FALMOUTH – There was a brief period during the preseason that Cape Cod Tech boys basketball coach Brent Warren had the opportunity to see the full potential of his Crusaders squad. That potential hasn’t materialized — at least not yet — because one of the Crusaders’ best players, senior captain Lucas Gurski, has been sidelined since the first week of the season. Even with Gurski out of the lineup, Cape Tech...

NORTH EASTHAM – Nauset’s first-year boys basketball coach Kevin Harrigan knew this past week wasn’t going to be easy. With Cape and Islands League matchups with Cape Cod Academy and Martha’s Vineyard on the slate ahead of a non-league test against Plymouth North, Harrigan expected the Warriors would face one of their most challenging weeks yet. Although the week didn’t start how Harrigan hoped it would — Na...

Nauset Regional High School alumni and members of the Nauset basketball community are rallying around Anne Miller, the widow of former Nauset basketball coach Leo Miller, after her Pine Island, Fla. home was destroyed by Hurricane Ian in September. The Millers retired to Florida after devoting nearly 40 years to Cape Cod’s basketball community, specifically at Nauset, where Leo taught special education for 39 ...

Athlete Of The Week: Rovens Jean-Baptiste

By: Brad Joyal

FALMOUTH – The pressure was real. Rovens Jean-Baptiste could feel it traveling throughout his body. In the end, however, the junior from Yarmouth didn’t let the pressure impact what he needed to do. He came through in the clutch to help the Cape Cod Tech boys basketball team earn a crucial road victory. Jean-Baptiste was as valuable to the Crusaders as any player during Monday’s 40-39 win at Falmouth Academ...

ORLEANS – It’s not common that a team with 10 freshmen and two eighth-graders is viewed as being among the top best teams in the region. It’s even more rare for a team with that much youth to experience success under a first-year coach. Though it may be uncommon, that’s the story of the Cape Cod Furies, the girls co-op hockey program open to girls from Nauset, Monomoy and Cape Cod Tech. After posting a 13-5...

One of the characteristics Monomoy girls basketball coach Brian Tomasini likes most about his team is the players’ athleticism. With so many three-sport athletes, the Sharks boast a lineup of versatile girls who can handle various responsibilities. However, one downfall of having a team comprised of three-sport athletes is that it can take some time for those players to get into the full-swing of a new sport o...

EASTHAM –The connection and bond between the Nauset swimming and diving teams is easy to spot. Make your way to Willy’s Gym in Eastham for one of the Warriors’ home meets and their togetherness will be on full display. Although swimmers often attack their events with an individual focus and determination, they are never really alone as they make their way up and down their respective swimming lanes. Instead...

Athlete Of The Week: Lucy Mawn

By: Brad Joyal

Every team needs a tone-setter. They are a player that the rest of the team and coaches can look to when adversity strikes and the team needs a boost. For the Monomoy girls basketball team, that tone-setter is senior Lucy Mawn, who has mastered her responsibility of being a lockdown defender. The Harwich resident has been a key contributor for the Sharks this winter, helping the team get off to a 3-2 start ...

Alex Lumb was sitting on the couch with his fiancée, Brooke Sneeuwjagt, when his phone lit up with an incoming call from Cape Cod Baseball League President Chuck Sturtevant. “When the phone rings and it says Chuck, you’re thinking, ‘Oh my, what went bad?’” said Lumb, “but then he told me congratulations.” Sturtevant was calling Lumb with celebratory news, informing him that he had been named the Cape League...

2022 Packed With Sports Thrills, Highlights

By: Brad Joyal

For many, the sight of the calendar turning to a new year often brings a sense of excitement and energy. As much as we were looking forward, the first few weeks of 2022 felt like a continuation of the two years that preceded it, as COVID-19 outbreaks forced area schools to pause their respective sports seasons, raising the question of whether this year would finally bring the “new normal” that had been promised t...

Athlete Of The Week: Lila Keeney

By: Brad Joyal

EASTHAM – With multiple girls out due to illness, the Nauset girls swimming and diving team knew it was going to need some members to step up in the team’s final meet of the 2022 portion of its schedule. Sophomore Lila Keeney answered the call to help the Warriors close out the calendar year with a narrow 78-77 victory over Barnstable on Dec. 22 at Willie’s Gym. Keeney, a Harwich resident, finished first in...

SOUTH DENNIS – With more than a dozen seniors on his roster, longtime coach Lew Alberti had a feeling that this year’s Dennis Yarmouth/Cape Cod Tech/Cape Cod Academy co-op boys hockey team might be a special group. Even with that inkling, Alberti didn’t know just how dominant his squad would be to start the season. Following a 10-3 thrashing of Assabet Valley to open the season, DY/CCT/CCA took care of Mashpee...