Sports

HARWICH – Pleasant Bay Community Boating wants to help folks of all ages and abilities get on the water, but with the pandemic it was uncertain how the summer would play out. Thanks to a carefully phased-in opening in June and strict adherence to safety-first protocol, however, PBCB is celebrating a successful summer season. “We phased in opening and took baby steps, opening the last week of June,” said Presid...

Cape Cod Tech Postpones Fall Sports To February

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Student athletes at Cape Cod Tech will have to wait a while for fall sports. All fall athletics have been postponed until February. Athletic Director Alan Harrison said the decision to postpone to what’s being called the “Fall II” season, which runs from Feb. 22 to April 25, conforms the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s guidelines regarding COVID-19 and is also in keeping with May...

HARWICH – When Monomoy boys basketball coach Keith Arnold first considered stepping away from the sidelines, he decided to give the decision time. But as the months passed, Arnold recognized that although he loved the sport, it was time to put family first, especially his eight grandchildren. “The longer I thought about the future, the basketball part of it was always there, but it didn’t seem to have the same...

High School Sports Remain Mired In Uncertainty

By: Kat Szmit

Who’s up for some spring football? Though it might not be traditional, that’s what athletic directors around the state are looking at as they try planning high school sports schedules amidst the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Aug. 19, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) released its recommendations for school sports, which could include a fourth “floating season” tha...

ORLEANS – Ask Tony Davis, president and owner of Arey’s Pond Boat Yard, what the theme of the 2020 Cat Gathering was, and you’ll likely get a wry grin before he answers with a decisive word. “Decisions,” he said. “It’s been a tough year in the sense of having to make a series of decisions.” It started with the pandemic, which had Davis taking note of the numerous sailboat races posting cancellations, hoping...

Finding outdoor activities that allow you to get moving and stay socially distant can be a challenge, even on Cape Cod, but the Monomoy Yacht Club has the answer: kayaking. Contrary to many local yacht clubs, which focus primarily on sailing, and in a few cases, boating, the MYC boasts an enthusiastic and sizable kayaking contingency, and is thrilled that only weather has necessitated kayaking cancellations th...

CHATHAM – Jerry Evans is no stranger to the water, having spent a decent amount of time windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing, and paddlesurfing, but these days he’s happiest just winging it. Evans, owner of Chatham Wind and Time, is among the first people on Cape Cod to give the sport of wingsurfing a go. Wingsurfing, for those not familiar, is something of a water-oriented combination of wingsuit technology,...

HARWICH – It’s not just the kids that wanted to get in a game this summer, which is why, when field activities were allowed under the state’s Phase 2 part of the reopening plans, Cape Cod Senior Softball jumped at the chance to salvage at least some of its 2020 season. Since July 13, teams from across the region, sponsored by local businesses including those from Chatham and Harwich, once again took to the sof...

People typically flock to the beaches on the Fourth of July, and this year was no different, save for the destination. While many people simply wanted a beach day, a surprising number wanted to get their hands dirty and possibly score some dinner in the process. How? Shellfishing. According to area shellfish constables, the recreational activity has seen a sharp uptick in popularity this season, which could be...

CHATHAM – While fog kept many folks onshore last weekend, there were some who were undaunted by it and the winds that whipped the waters off of Chatham into frothy whitecaps. To the members of the Monomoy Yacht Club, conditions might not have been perfect, but they were good enough to get in a Sunday afternoon sailboat race. A little more than half a dozen intrepid sailors and their crew headed out of Stage Ha...

CHATHAM – There was frustration in the dugout of the Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth team on Monday night. Given their 10-4 loss to D-Y, that frustration was understandable. But there was also a prevailing sense of something else: gratitude at getting back on the ball field. The July 13 game at Veterans Field didn’t go as Lower Cape hoped, getting started with a tough opening inning in which enough damage was done...

Baseball Is Back!

By: Kat Szmit

With The Help Of Monomoy Players, Centerville Coyotes Play To First 2020 Win   COTUIT – If you thought you heard the crack of a bat and the slap of a ball against a glove in Cotuit on Monday evening, you weren’t dreaming. Baseball is back, and with it came the Centerville Coyotes’ first victory of 2020, a come-from-behind 4-2 win against the New Bedford Whalers. The game marked the first for the Coyotes,...