HARWICH – Last Friday was a great day to be a Shark on the Monomoy boys and girls cross-country teams. Not only did each win their respective races against Rising Tide and Riverview, but an impressive 11 home team runners – six boys and five girls – earned personal bests in the meet. The boys got started first along the roughly three-mile course at Island Pond Cemetery, with Steven Young the first across the f...
HARWICH – If there was a play of the game in the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team's Oct. 1 outing against St. John Paul II, it would have to be the moment Ted Clifford made a leaping save on a penalty kick, somehow seeing the ball through a wall of defensive teammates before making the key grab. That save, and several others, kept the Lions off the scoreboard and though the Sharks weren't able to break the 0-0...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – What do you do when your team has already gained an impressive lead and it's only halftime? If you're Monomoy football head coach Larry Souza, you give as many non-starters a chance to get in the game as possible, which is what he did in the Sharks' big 50-12 victory on Sept. 28 against Avon/Holbrook. The game offered the opportunity for a number of Sharks to shine, beginning with Tyler Potter, who k...
HARWICH – It was not the preview of the Thanksgiving Day Game that Cape Tech fans were hoping for when the Crusaders fell to the Upper Cape Tech Rams 27-20 in football action on Sept. 29. It was a game that started with promise when the Crusaders, on the strength of Zach Higgins and Archer Estinvil, took a 14-7 lead after the first quarter, with Higgins opening the game with a nine-yard score that followed a d...
HARWICH – It's been a bit of a roller coaster week for the Monomoy girls varsity soccer team, which fell to Sturgis West and Nauset but sandwiched in a welcome victory against Martha's Vineyard. The Sharks played tirelessly against the Navigators on Sept. 20, but one well-placed goal was all it took for the visiting Sturgis team to claim victory in a hard-fought, physical outing. “We knew coming in it was g...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – When the first Pickleball Funfest was held in 2014 it was a small but successful event that focused on the fun of the game. Five years later the Funfest has more than doubled the number of participants, but still holds at its heart how much fun it is to play the game. Pickleball has been dubbed by many one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, with clubs popping up across the nation. Ca...
HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders had the fire but lacked the unity needed to overcome the Tri-County Cougars on Saturday, falling in their home opener 21-6 as tensions rose on and off the field. Weather-wise it was a perfect afternoon for football, but not for the Crusaders, who struggled to make connections in game play and among teammates. The Cougars marched determinedly downfield en route to a first quart...
By: Kat Szmit
EASTHAM – When the Monomoy Sharks traveled to Eastham last Friday night to face the Nauset Warriors there was a swirl of chatter about the potential outcome, but not many predicted the 45-8 drubbing the Div. 7 Sharks would suffer at the hands of their Div. 4 black-and-gold hosts. Bobby Joy scored three touchdowns in the outing, the first two seemingly in quick succession as Nauset finished the first quarter wi...
HARWICH – At Monomoy Regional High School, the All-Sports Booster Club does its best to support every athlete and each team, which means holding fundraisers that put the fun in raising much-needed money to benefit student athletes and the teams they play on. This fall supporters can tee off in the second annual Monomoy Golf Tournament at Cranberry Valley, a day of great golf for an even better cause. “It seems...
HARWICH – After a tough season opening loss to D-Y last week, the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team was looking for a win and found it when they played to a 5-0 victory against Sturgis East on Sept. 10. As a steady, light rain fell across Harwich, the Sharks played host to the Storm, with Alison Barrett setting up teammate Amy Hinesley for the first goal of the game at 26:40 to put Monomoy ahead 1-0. Les...
HARWICH – The social media buzz was humming in the days leading up to Monomoy football's home opener Sept. 7 against Cape Tech, with fans from both camps boasting of potential victory. But after a short-lived bumpy start, Monomoy made it clear which was the team to watch as they battled to a 30-12 victory, Monomoy's first official win under new head coach Larry Souza. For the majority of the first quarter, how...
MONT-TREMBLANT, QUEBEC – Move over Robert Downey, Jr. There's a new iron man in town and it's none other than 2016 Monomoy graduate Garrett Sherman. No, Sherman won't be doing battle against bad guys on the big screen, but he did recently complete the Ironman Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, his first-ever iron man competition. Fans will recall that the day before Sherman's high school graduation he took on t...