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...
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...