CHATHAM – This spring when Mollie Charest took to the pitcher's circle for the Monomoy softball team, she had a secret. She played most of her 2019 season with a sprained ankle and wrist, soldiering on when the Sharks made the playoffs. Recently she had another secret, one she's beyond excited to let out: Charest has committed to play Div. 1 softball for Manhattan College in New York. “I've been trying to g...
By: Kat Szmit
As school starts, so, too, do school sports. That means that the teams and/or booster clubs at area high schools, in our case Monomoy, Cape Tech, and Nauset, are in need of parent support. That's right, it's time to step up and put on your volunteer hats. Each year when high school sports get under way, teams do their best to raise funds to help with costs that might go beyond the regular budgets, such as extr...
By: Kat Szmit
CHATHAM – Swing by Chase Park on a given day and you might just be lucky enough to catch the Chase Park Croquet Club in action, its members clad in traditional white as they maneuver balls through a series of wickets in friendly competition. It is classic Cape Cod, and, as its members will tell you, a whole lot of fun. Croquet, for those not in the know, is a sport in which players use wooden mallets to move c...
By: Kat Szmit
CHATHAM – Since the beginning of June, Veterans Field has been home to summer baseball, but on Aug. 18 the outfield was temporarily transformed into two soccer fields where seven scrappy teams got their kicks in the 10 th Annual Kenny Kup Soccer Jamboree. The event, held in honor of the late Ken Owens, a Chatham High School graduate who died in a skydiving accident in 2009, featured a day of soccer between pl...
*This article has been updated to include corrected information as not all of the results information provided was accurate* PLEASANT BAY – There are many sailing vessels in the world, but the catboat is about as Cape Cod as it gets, and on Aug. 17 catboat enthusiasts set sails aloft as they took to the waters of Pleasant Bay for the 2019 Arey's Pond Cat Gathering. The 27 th annual event was sailed by 72 c...
HARWICH/COTUIT – After a stellar playoff run that earned them the East Division championship, the Harwich Mariners bid a bittersweet farewell to Cape Cod last weekend after falling in the finals to Cotuit. It was a summer of tenacity for the 2019 Mariners, who, after a bumpy start, found themselves battling their way out of the bottom of the East Division, doing so just in time to make the playoffs, where they...
CHATHAM – It's been almost 10 years since Chatham High School graduate Ken Owens died in a skydiving accident in Hawaii, and while the hole he left in his tight-knit family will never be filled, what helps is the support of loved ones and the annual Kenny Kup Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree, this year slated for Aug. 18 at Veterans Field. The 2019 event marks the 10 th Kenny Kup, an event Ken's parents, Da...
By: Kat Szmit
The Harwich Mariners fell to the Cotuit Kettleers in two straight games in the Cape League Championships. After Cotuit won a 15-inning squeaker on Thursday, they beat Harwich 10-3 Friday afternoon to end the series and the season. The majority of Cotuit's hits were homers, which didn't set things up well for the visiting Mariners, who were only able to push two runs across in the fifth, the first w...
Two home runs, clutch hits, solid pitching, and a never-give-up attitude led the Harwich Mariners to a 5-1 victory against the Y-D Red Sox tonight (Aug. 7) earning them the East Division Championship and a spot in the Cape Cod Baseball League finals. The Red Sox made their way onto the scoreboard first with a run in the third inning, but a fourth-inning homer from Cory Acton over the left field fence gave the...
HARWICH – For much of the 2019 Cape League season, the Harwich Mariners fought to climb out of what's known as the basement. Now, with wins against Chatham and the Y-D Red Sox, the Mariners are poised for a place in the championship. After clawing their way into playoff position with a commanding victory against Brewster in their last regular season game, the Mariners kicked off the playoffs with a 1-0 win aga...
ORLEANS/SOUTH YARMOUTH – The chairs have all been collected off the hills, the scoreboard switched off, and the dugouts swept clean. Another summer has come to an end for the Orleans Firebirds, who fell in the playoffs to the Y-D Red Sox. The Firebirds made a big rally in the bottom of the ninth inning on Aug. 2 but it wasn't enough to overtake the Sox, who went on to win the first game of the first round 7-6....
HARWICH/CHATHAM – It wasn't necessarily the way the Chatham Anglers wanted to end their 2019 season, but the game of baseball can be a fickle friend as the A's learned when they fell to Harwich in the first round of the playoffs. One run was all it took for the Mariners to defeat the Anglers on Aug. 2, thanks to a timely sacrifice fly hit by Chris Galland in the top of the sixth that brought home Hal Hughes. T...