Topics: Cape Cod Tech

Prepare the turkey, mash those potatoes and make sure to stuff enough stuffing…but don’t forget to enjoy some pigskin Thanksgiving morning. All three of the Lower Cape’s high school football teams will be in action Thursday morning when they close out their respective seasons with another edition of Thanksgiving football rivalries. Harwich will play host to two Thanksgiving games, as Cape Cod Tech (2-8) wil...

Local Teams Await State Tournament Seedings

By: Brad Joyal

It’s that time of year that local high school sports teams have been working toward — and waiting for — all season. As the calendar turns from October to November, local teams turn their attention from regular season action to the postseason as they await the MIAA state tournament seedings to be released. Football and volleyball brackets were released Monday, with Cape Cod Tech’s girls volleyball team being th...

HARWICH — The Cape Cod Tech boys soccer team wasn’t happy at the end of its 5-3 loss to Monomoy on Thursday. Although the players were unsatisfied with the result, Crusaders coach Ivan Popov said there is still plenty for the team to be excited about. The team’s 13-3-2 regular season mark earned it a spot in the state’s vocational tournament semifinals against Westfield Tech at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cape Tech. ...

BOURNE – The Cape Cod Tech girls volleyball team is hardly one-dimensional. The Crusaders have a plethora of strong servers and are capable of remaining steady when a match requires them to trade volleys for an extended period of time. Perhaps most importantly, the squad has the focus and hand-eye coordination that is necessary to stick with the ball and make plays when a volley breaks down into a scattered me...

It’s crunch time for local high school sports teams with state tournament aspirations. With just over a week remaining in the regular season for most high school sports, teams are beginning to learn whether they are in line to qualify for the state tournament and, if so, where they might be positioned in the seedings. Each week, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association releases power rankings ...

BOURNE – There’s no denying that the Cape Cod Tech boys soccer team is playing some of its best soccer in recent memory. After opening the season with losses to Monomoy and Atlantis Charter, Cape Tech answered with five straight victories, including a 6-1 drubbing of Falmouth Academy on Monday night. The Crusaders have outscored opponents 33-5 during the five-game win streak, with the only close game coming in...

PLEASANT LAKE — Less than a decade ago, when local fire departments advertised a vacant position, they might get 100 applicants. Today, they sometimes don’t get any. Departments are increasingly short-staffed even though call volume is climbing, and they need a long-term strategy for replenishing the ranks. The answer, or part of it, might be at Cape Tech. On Monday, the regional vocational school held the fir...

Cape Tech Foundation Receives $80,000 Grant For Student Needs

By: William F. Galvin

PLEASANT LAKE  – The Cape Cod Tech Foundation has been awarded an $80,000 grant from T he Cap e Cod Foundation to support capacity building initiatives , educational and men toring programs, scholarships, and other needs of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students. The Cape Cod Tech Foundation was established in 2019 to support the students, teachers and programs at the Pleasant Lak...

HARWICH – The new era of Monomoy football couldn’t have started any better under first-year coach Rob Sliney. Not only did the Sharks prove they could jump out to a convincing early lead, they also displayed their toughness and an ability to overcome adversity when it struck during the squad’s season opener at Cape Cod Tech on Saturday afternoon. After Cape Tech narrowed its deficit with back-to-back touchd...

HARWICH – There are always challenges associated with taking over a new high school athletic program. First-year coaches not only need to quickly discover the personalities of their new players, they also have to become acclimated with their skill sets and talent level to determine the role each player will take on. At Cape Cod Tech, first-year girls soccer coach Mike Bell isn’t just becoming acclimated with h...

HARWICH – The conservation commission is assessing the steps it will take in leasing the 33-acre Main Street (Kelley Road) property when the current lease expires in November. The lease is now held by Leo Cakounes, who said he has an interest in pursuing another lease of the site, which includes 10 acres of cranberry bogs and 23 acres of upland. Cakounes said he wants to work with Cape Cod Regional Technical H...

HARWICH – The Cape Cod Tech boys basketball team recently picked up some new hardware. On June 1, the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials’ Board 152 honored the Crusaders as the organization’s Sportsmanship Award recipient for the 2021-22 season. The Falmouth girls team received the organization’s girls award. “Our officials from IAABO Board 152 vote for those Cape school that demonst...

Cape Tech Kids Lend A Hand For Habitat

By: Alan Pollock

WEST HARWICH — When six families move into their sparkling new homes on Murray Lane in the fall, they’ll be surrounded by the handiwork of Habitat for Humanity volunteers – including a host of students from Cape Tech. Habitat provided a pizza lunch Friday for a group of plumbing and electrical students who’ve been working on the new affordable homes. Working on the five houses gave students an excellent opport...

Student Talent On Display At Cape Tech Art Show

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The creative talent of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students was on display last Wednesday as participants in the design and visual arts and fine arts programs exhibited their work. The work was also for sale, with funds raised from the event benefiting both the students and the Tom Noonan Scholarship and Toolship Fund. The display of artwork demonstrated how the school's programs tap i...

There wasn’t much for Holly Mastronardi to build upon when she accepted the position to be Cape Cod Tech’s first full-time athletic trainer. After years of hiring emergency medical technicians or paramedics to work its games, Cape Tech made history in January when it hired Mastronardi, a Barnstable native and 2014 Barnstable High School graduate, as its first full-time athletic trainer in school history. “I...

Opportunities Abound At Cape Tech’s Community School

By: William F. Galvin

PLEASANT LAKE — Over the past two years, working through a state grant, approximately 30 Cape residents have had the opportunity to graduate from a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) training program at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. Only they’re not high schoolers. The HVAC program is run through The Community School program, which oversees adult education at Cape Tech. The intensive e...