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...
HARWICH – When the Monomoy field hockey team kicked off its 2018 season with a scrimmage against Barnstable on Monday, it was their first competition under the tutelage of new head coach Jennifer Estes. While fans might recall her keeping books at past games, this season the former college player has stepped onto the sidelines and aims to inspire her student athletes on and off the field. By day Estes teaches ...
CHATHAM – Roughly a year ago Anne Van Vleck became the new chief development officer at the Housing Assistance Corporation on Cape Cod in Hyannis, a job focused primarily on fundraising. But just filing paperwork and making calls wasn't enough for Van Vleck, who saw firsthand the realities of finding affordable housing here, so she decided to take steps, literally, by running the Falmouth Road Race in support of ...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – Larry Souza is well aware of the revolving-door situation regarding head coaches and Monomoy football. He's been on the sidelines with three different coaches in as many seasons, which is why, as the program's fifth head coach since its inception, Souza is planning on sticking around for a good while. Football has been in Souza's blood for ages, his passion blooming when he first laced up cleats as a...
CHATHAM – On a balmy summer afternoon, Paul Galop sat on the front porch of his home doing a little Sudoku in his favorite rocker, another Cape League summer in the books, Galop's last as commissioner. Though his retirement from the League approaches, don't expect Galop to take up a more permanent place in that rocker. He's got bigger plans, although baseball will always be a part of his life. Galop first beca...
By: Kat Szmit
The ball fields are largely silent and the crowds have all gone home, but the 2018 season of the Cape Cod Baseball League still echoes on with the release of this year's All League Team. The full list was announced last week, with a number of familiar players making the annual roster. Chris Thoms, the official statistician for the Cape League, worked with interns Bobby Greeley and James Palazesi to pore over t...
By: Kat Szmit
ORLEANS – Mother Nature was anything but cooperative during the 26 th annual Arey's Pond Boat Yard Cat Gathering, but nearly nonexistent winds didn't spoil the fun for participating sailors, although it did slow them down a bit. The event, a celebration of the classic catboats and those who delight in sailing them, was held Aug. 10 and 11 on the waters of Little Pleasant Bay. While practice runs on Friday wen...
CHATHAM – It was a playoff season of sweeps, but a championship victory wasn't in the fog-obstructed stars for the Chatham Anglers, who played hard but ultimately fell to the Wareham Gatemen in one of the more unique playoff series in Cape League history. After falling to the Gatemen on the road in game one of the championship series, the Anglers returned home to Veterans Field on Aug. 12 for game two, which b...
CHATHAM – Blustery weather and soaking rain didn't stop the intrepid sailors taking part in the 2018 Chatham Yacht Club Regatta on Aug. 4 and 5, though more than a few found themselves just a little bit waterlogged. The Regatta, which featured participants aged 8 to 89, is one of the oldest annual regattas of its kind, sailing each year since 1921. According to sailor Ted Dickson, it is also one of the only fr...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – The Harwich Mariners wanted to defeat the Chatham Anglers just one time this summer, and after taking a commanding lead in Game 2 of the opening round of the Cape League's East Division playoffs, seemed to be headed in that direction. But a blown lead and a solid Chatham bullpen led the A's to an 8-6 victory, just one night after winning Game 1 with an 8-3 final score. After a scoreless first seemed ...
CHATHAM – The Chatham Athletic Association was fined $2,500 this week and two players from the Chatham Anglers were suspended for two games due to violations of the Cape Cod Baseball League Code of Conduct regarding the use of fake IDs to purchase alcohol. A host parent of the players discovered a collection of empty alcohol containers, fake driver's licenses, and a receipt for the recent purchase of alcohol d...