Student athletes across the state gave a cautiously optimistic cheer on Monday afternoon when it was announced that the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a shortened spring season for all sports. The MIAA Board of Directors held a two-hour phone conference, voting 12-0, with one abstention, to hold a shortened spring season to begin upon the planned reopening of schools on May 4, at w...
By: Kat Szmit
There was a time when Dede Trimble Griesbauer had a promising job on Wall Street. But once she began competing successfully in IronMan contests, her coach urged her to consider leaving the white-collar world behind in favor of going pro. That decision paid off mightily on Feb. 16 when Griesbauer crossed the finish line of Ultraman Florida with a record-setting time of 22:48:31, becoming the fastest female finishe...
The Boston Marathon might have been delayed due to COVID-19, but neither that nor living with cystic fibrosis is going to stop Nauset High graduate Anabelle Parada-Poignand from tackling the 26.2-mile course in September, even if running isn’t her favorite activity. Parada-Poignand’s decision to take on one of the country’s most popular marathons came during a visit with her doctor at Boston Children’s Hospita...
HARWICH – The 2019-2020 season was a strong one for Monomoy sports and was capped off this week with the announcement that the Monomoy boys varsity basketball team won its second straight sportsmanship award from the IAABO. The International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) announced the award on March 16, with the board voting to present the award to the program for its positive actions on...
By: Kat Szmit
FOXBORO – The music was pumping in the gymnasium at Foxboro High School on March 8, the air permeated with the floral scents of perfume and hairspray, fans staking their claim on seats in the rows of bleachers. It wasn't a game they were attending, but the Cheer Regionals featuring none other than the Monomoy Regional High School cheerleading squad. After more than five months of sideline spirit and energetic ...
EASTHAM/CHATHAM – Spencer Rushnak has something of a secret. When he first started playing soccer as a kid, he didn't like it. Then, as a freshman at Nauset Regional High School, Rushnak watched the 2016 team cap off an undefeated season with a state championship victory, and decided he wanted to do that, too. Fast forward a few years and Rushnak recently committed to continuing his career with the Roger Willi...
HARWICH – Tournament play brought out the best in the Monomoy boys varsity basketball team this week. The Sharks won their first round game against Old Rochester on Feb. 26 before their season came to a heartbreaking end to Jeremiah Burke on Feb. 28. After a stout defensive performance against Old Rochester last Wednesday, the Sharks entered the Div. 3 South Quarterfinals hot. But while Rochester was a tou...
HYANNIS – The Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs started their season with a tie and finished in the same way in their final game of the 2019-2020 season on Feb. 20, playing to a 1-1 tie with East Bridgewater. A smattering of fans came to check out the morning contest and weren't disappointed as the Monarchs made it clear from the first puck drop that they were making the most of their last game. After snagging the open...
EASTHAM – It came so close to being the perfect comeback, but time just wasn't on the side of the Nauset girls varsity basketball team in their Feb. 19 game against Archbishop Williams, with the Warriors falling to the Bishops with a heartbreaking 49-48 final score in spite of one heck of a comeback. The Lady Warriors found themselves in trouble early in their final game of the regular season, falling behind 1...
HARWICH — In 1975 Cape Cod Regional Technical High School opened its doors for the first time, marking the beginning of decades of academic and athletic traditions. On Feb. 14, 2020 the Cape Tech boys varsity basketball team became the last to play a competitive game in what's become known as the “old gym.” Though their Old Colony opponents claimed victory, for the 2019-2020 Crusaders, the night was still a win. ...
HARWICH – for the majority of her high school basketball career, senior Christiana Fontaine has played for the j unior v arsity squad. But on Feb. 12, she was brought up to varsity, who honored her with a truly unforgettable Senior Night celebration. Prior to the start of the Sharks game against the Sturgis West Navigators, Fontaine and West's lone senior, Isabella DeBlois, were lauded, with Fontaine rec...
HARWICH – Monomoy lacrosse player Elijah Beasley joined the ranks of fellow Shark athletes Connor Santoni, Cole Curry and Kyle Charlot last week when he celebrated the signing of his official letter of intent to play for UMass Boston in the fall. Beasley first picked up a lacrosse stick somewhere around fifth grade and was immediately hooked. “I'd never touched a stick before that,” he said. “I caught on pr...