HARWICH – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team might have lost to Nantucket in a 16-15 heartbreaker last week, but their tenacity and determination made it a battle to the final whistle. The Sharks struck first in the May 23 outing with the game-opening goal courtesy of Jess Currie, who fired a successful shot past Nantucket's goalkeeper at the 23:28 mark to give Monomoy a brief lead before the Whalers evened the s...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – Getting every kid on a team into a game is one thing, but at Monomoy Regional High School ensuring that kids have a team to be part of is a mission Special Education Teacher Shana Grogan took to heart, resulting in the creation this year of the new unified track team. Grogan, the Students Having Opportunities for Recreation and Employment (SHORE) teacher, said that plans were in the works last year t...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – The Cape Tech Crusaders put up a good fight, but in the end the game belonged to the Monomoy Sharks, who came away with a 16-9 win in Cape and Islands League action on May 16. Six Sharks scored in the win, with Mark Pawlina leading the fray with six goals and three assists, while teammate Elijah Beasley added four goals. Rory Carpenter had a hat trick with three goals, with Jack Archibald netting two...
HARWICH – If there's a theme among Monomoy sports this season it has to involve paying attention to the younger generation of players. So it was with the girls varsity softball team, which celebrated a 6-5 walk off win against D-Y on Monday thanks to a well-placed extra innings hit from an underclassman. Eighth grader Erica Slade clinched the win for the home team Sharks in the bottom of the eighth inning with...
HARWICH – The Monomoy girls tennis team earned two Cape and Islands League victories this week when they defeated Sturgis East in a 5-0 sweep on May 9 and the St. John Paul Lions 4-1 on May 7. “We're having a great season,” said Monomoy head coach Bill Burke near the end of match play against Sturgis East. “We'll be 8-4 after today's match.” It was a rare rain-free afternoon when the Sharks hosted the Storm...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – Most athletes appreciate the sports they play, but talk to Monomoy's Aoife Daly about field hockey and you'll quickly learn that she has more than just a fondness for the game. When Daly talks about the sport she's played since childhood, there's a gleam in her eye and an enthusiasm that can't be beat, which will no doubt serve her well when she joins the team at Colby-Sawyer College in the fall. Dal...
HARWICH – Typically in high school tennis, a team's singles players are often the key to success, but in Monomoy's case, the doubles teams have been the ones to watch. That was certainly the case when the boys varsity tennis team hosted Cape Cod Academy on May 2, playing to a 3-2 victory in Cape and Islands League action. Though a passing shower left the courts a little slick at the start of match play, the ho...
HARWICH – In a game of back-and-forth baseball that went into extra innings, both the Monomoy and Cape Tech teams were chomping at the bit to claim victory. Unfortunately for the Sharks, the hard-hitting Crusaders clinched a 6-5 win in the bottom of the ninth on April 25 in Cape and Islands League play. “It was a great baseball game, back and forth all game long,” said Monomoy head coach Steve Porter. “I figur...
HARWICH – It wasn't the outcome the Cape Cod Tech boys lacrosse team wanted when they faced Cape Cod Academy on Monday, but when the clock drained on an 11-10 loss to the visiting Seahawks, all the Crusaders could do was look to the next game. “It's a team we should have beaten,” said Cape Tech head coach Pat Lawson. “We didn't come out ready to play and they did.” The Crusaders started off strong in the Ca...
HARWICH – Isaiah Stafford first started playing basketball in the fourth grade. After watching professional basketball on television, he was ready for his own Paul Pierce moment, eventually parlaying his skills honed on a Harwich travel team into a spot on Monomoy's varsity team. This week, Stafford was selected to the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association All-Academic Team, proving that hard work pays off...
HARWICH – With his father, Michael, as a Little League coach, and older brothers that played, there haven't been too many days in Steve Porter's life without baseball, and the new head coach of the Monomoy boys varsity team wouldn't have it any other way. Porter, a graduate of Harwich High School and a past player, was promoted to the position this season after serving as the program's junior varsity coach for...
By: Kat Szmit
HARWICH – Chilly temps and icy winds had athletes at the Monomoy/Sturgis track meet huddling beneath blankets last Wednesday but didn't stop both teams from fierce yet friendly competition. While the boys prevailed, winning 84-52, the girls fell to Sturgis 58-70, but had some strong performances. Freshman Alice Murphy won three events for the Sharks beginning with the 400 hurdles, which she completed with a ti...