Topics: Education

HARWICH – You might have seen Sean Gould on the soccer pitch this fall. Don't be fooled. While the Monomoy senior does love the sport, another has captured his heart, which is why Gould recently signed his letter of intention to play ball for Curry College. “I love soccer, but baseball is my first love,” Gould said. “I realized from a young age that this is what I want. I'm going to work at it.” Gould said ...

EAST HARWICH – Students at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School played host to country singer Jessie Chris last week as part of a school-wide celebration focused on raising awareness about bullying. “Hi. I’m from Massachusetts and grew up coming to Cape Cod for vacations,” Chris said to the cheering sixth, seventh and eighth graders, many of whom wore hand-knit blue hats in celebration of “Hats not Hate” day...

Former Students Helping Build New Tech School

By: Alan Pollock

PLEASANT LAKE — Some of them just graduated, and others did so decades ago, but none of the former students figured they’d be coming back to Cape Tech. This time, they’re part of the army of skilled tradesmen and women working on the new high school building project. “A lot of memories,” said Jonas Ayala, looking at his alma mater. A 2012 graduate, Ayala is a laborer with the Harwich-based Robert B. Our Co., w...

Kathy Andrews Inducted Into New Agenda Hall Of Fame

By: Kat Szmit

When Kathy Andrews was growing up in Chatham, she longed to play baseball like her older brothers, but back then girls weren't allowed to play. Fast forward a few years and Andrews is celebrating her recent induction into the New Agenda Northeast Hall of Fame. Andrews, a longtime coach and physical education teacher at Monomoy Regional Middle School, was nominated by Mary McGrath Dowling and Cheryl Poore, some...

COHASSET – All the best stories must end, and although the Cape Tech boys varsity soccer team didn't get its storybook happy ending, their heads were high after falling in the Div. 4 South semifinals against Atlantis Charter Monday. “None of us expected to get this far,” said senior captain Rick Goncalves following a tough 5-1 loss to the Tritons. “Everyone was focused on the Mayflower League. It was amazing h...

CHATHAM – Even as the Castle in the Clouds playground at Harwich Elementary School was being demolished, work was ramping up on a new playground at Chatham Elementary School. The new community playground is the culmination of a years-long process to improve the play areas on the east side of the Depot Road school and included upgrading drainage and installing irrigation. Work began a few weeks ago on the main ...

EAST HARWICH — After about 10 months as executive director of Pleasant Bay Community Boating, P.J. Richardson is taking a different tack. PBCB board President Ted Baylis made the announcement in an email to the group’s supporters last week. “On Monday, Oct. 28, P.J. Richardson and the PBCB board jointly concluded that a change in leadership was in both his and the organization’s best interests,” Baylis wrote. ...

The intermittent rain that plagued most of the Cape Tech boys varsity soccer team’s Nov. 5 MIAA Div. 4 South tournament game stopped long enough for Paulo Loureiro to size up his free kick, the one he’d told his coach he wanted when Ivan Popov put him in during the final minutes of the second overtime. This was his team’s make-it-or-break-it moment and he didn’t want to let them down. As the official whistled,...

HOLLISTON – After a stellar 2019 season, the Monomoy girls field hockey team's ride has come to an end with a 3-2 loss to Holliston in the MIAA Div. 2 South first round on Nov. 1. “They really wanted to win today and it was disappointing,” said head coach Jennifer Estes. “The score does not reflect their effort.” Indeed, Monomoy kicked off the game with an early possession in what became a battle for contro...

HARWICH – It was clear from the start of the boys soccer Div. 4 South preliminary game that the Sharks wanted to win, and win they did, sinking Bourne 3-1 in the first tournament victory in Monomoy program history Sunday. “We've lost in the first round every time,” said head coach Keith Clark. “So that was something the guys really focused on, and wanted to make sure they got done.” AJ Williams had a hat tr...

HARWICH – Two well-placed goals made a rainy soccer match that much more worth it for the Nauset girls varsity soccer team, which defeated Monomoy 2-0 in the final game of the regular season for both teams. Monomoy played a hard-fought game, but couldn't get past the quick reflexes of Nauset goalkeeper Brady Deschamps, who managed to keep a grip on the ball in spite of on-and-off rain throughout the game. T...

HARWICH – A handful of Monomoy Regional School District parents got a crash course in vaping on Oct. 16, when Kim Slade, a substance abuse prevention manager and vaping expert with the Barnstable County Department of Human Services, offered information on teen vaping that sent any defense of vaporizer use up in smoke. “From 2017 to 2019 we've seen a 135 percent increase in students vaping,” Slade told parents ...

Town Razes ‘Castle In The Clouds’

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Several days after the Monomoy Regional School Committee voted to close the Castle in the Clouds because of safety concerns, the board of selectmen this week voted to have the playground torn down. The decision came after an onsite inspection of the aging facilities by town and school officials, teachers and members of the Parent Teachers Organization.  The demolition began Wednesday. Among the many ...

HARWICH – After a tough start to their 2019 season, all the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team wanted was to make the playoffs. A stellar Senior Night performance against St. John Paul II offered a boost, but it was a scoreless tie against the D-Y Dolphins the following day that clinched the post-season berth. Senior Night offered the team's future graduates a chance to shine, and shine they did, with the Sharks...

HARWICH – Falling to Sturgis East with a final score of 2-0 after winning the Mayflower League wasn't necessarily how Cape Tech head coach Ivan Popov wanted things to go, but the loss didn't diminish his pride in his team's efforts, or their determination as the Crusaders went on to defeat Upper Cape Tech 4-0 the next day, officially becoming league champs in their first season with Mayflower Small. The Crusad...

Athletes Of The Week

By: Kat Szmit

Let's take a moment to talk about Cape Tech girls soccer. It takes a minimum of seven players for regulation game play. How many players has the Cape Tech girls team had on its roster for the majority of its 2019 season? Seven. Since I can see y'all doing the math, let me break it down for you by reviewing one of the team's last games of the season, played Oct. 25 against Upper Cape Tech. First, huge praise to...