Sports

Monarchs Drop First Two Games Despite Quick Starts

By: Brad Joyal

SOUTH DENNIS – If high school hockey games were sudden-death and victories were awarded to the first team that scored, the Monarchs would be well on their way to posting a successful season. The co-op hockey team featuring boys from Mashpee and Monomoy managed to find the back of the net before its opponents in each of its first two games, though fast starts weren’t enough for the Monarchs to earn victories ag...

Furies Co-op Girls Hockey Team Thumps Whalers

By: Brad Joyal

ORLEANS – The Cape Cod Furies were hungry for some goals. After only scoring once during Saturday’s season-opening tie against Martha’s Vineyard, the co-op hockey team comprised of girls from Monomoy, Nauset and Cape Cod Tech was determined to display a little more offensive firepower when it returned to the ice Monday afternoon for another Cape and Islands League clash against Nantucket at the Charles Moore A...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset Regional High School boys’ basketball team is establishing a reputation for being the Cardiac Kids, displaying a knack for late-game heroics. Following a season-opening loss to Nantucket, the Warriors responded with back-to-back victories that required perfect execution in the final minutes. The team’s winning streak began Jan. 12, when it held on for a 66-64 double-overtime victory ...

NORTH EASTHAM – It’s difficult to imagine the Nauset Regional High School girls’ basketball team’s season starting any better. The Warriors were dominant in every aspect of Friday’s opener. Offensively, they scored in the paint and knocked down 3-pointers. Defensively, they forced countless turnovers, many of which led to easy breakaway layups at the opposite end of the floor. There wasn’t much visiting Nan...

HARWICH – The wait for winter sports at Monomoy is finally over. Monomoy Regional High School began holding its winter sports tryouts Tuesday, nearly one month after tryouts and practices were originally scheduled to begin. The Dec. 14 start date was pushed back to Jan. 4 after two positive COVID-19 cases at MRHS forced the school to close its doors until after the holiday break. Upon returning to school af...

Late Surge Not Enough As Warriors' Boys Drop Opener

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – There were moments when it felt like a lid was covering the Warriors’ basket. It didn’t matter if the Nauset Regional High School boys’ basketball team attacked inside or let jumpers fly from the perimeter, the shots weren’t falling for the Warriors during the first half of their season opener against Nantucket on Jan. 7. “We had a bunch of good looks,” Nauset coach John McCarthy said. “We e...

Imagine starting a new job that requires constant communication without being able to see the mouths of the people you’re talking to. That’s exactly what Jenn Stevens and Drew Locke are up against as they take over coaching duties at Nauset Regional High School during the masked era of COVID-19. Stevens and Locke both have past coaching experience, though there’s little that could’ve prepared them for the real...

Nauset Boys Hockey Falls To Nantucket In Opener

By: Brad Joyal

ORLEANS – It wasn’t the victory that the Nauset Regional High School boys’ hockey team had hoped for, but the Warriors remain confident that their performance in Saturday’s season-opening loss gives them a foundation they can build on going forward. After skating to just three wins a year ago, Nauset was eager to return to the ice in what marked the debut of first-year head coach Drew Locke, who had overseen t...

ORLEANS – One of the crown jewels of the Lower Cape will now shine even brighter. On Monday, Orleans Firebirds president Bob O’Donnell presented Orleans Select Board Chair Kevin Galligan and Department of Public Works Facilities Manager Ron Collins with a $40,000 check to offset the town’s costs to fully recondition the lights at Eldredge Park, the Cape Cod Baseball League’s oldest field. The Firebird...

Winter sports have gotten the green light at Monomoy and Nauset Regional High Schools, though Monomoy's season will see a bit of a delay due to the school's recent closure in the wake of new cases of COVID-19 among students. Originally, winter sports were supposed to start with tryouts and practices on Dec. 14, but two positive cases at MRHS necessitated the closure of the school until after the holiday break....

As I sit before my screen, fingers hovering above the keys, myriad song lyrics ping-pong through my mind. One from Eminem about having one shot, one opportunity. One from “Hamilton” about not throwing away my shot. Even one from Sinatra about doing it my way. But the truth is, while I'm excited about my next chapter, turning the page is also bittersweet. A little more than five years ago, I arrived on the Lowe...

CAPE COD RAIL TRAIL – What do you do if you've been training all year for the Honolulu Marathon and it gets canceled? If you're Meaghan Murphy, you bring the run home to Cape Cod and hit the trail. That's exactly what Murphy, whose family has a home in Orleans, did on Dec. 12. With the Cape shrouded in a blanket of fog, Murphy and her friends and family gathered at a parking area near a Yarmouth entrance to th...