Topics: School Sports

Spring Football, Fall II Season Approaching Fast

By: Brad Joyal

It’s beginning to look at lot like…spring football season? Well, we’re not quite there yet, but the Massachusetts high school football season is right around the corner. On Friday, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Directors unanimously approved football as one of the sports that can be played during the Fall II season, which is set to take place between Feb. 22 and April 25. T...

Nauset Swimmers Making The Best Of Virtual Season

By: Brad Joyal

EASTHAM – If there’s one thing we’ve all learned about ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that we possess the ability to adjust our daily lives. We’ve worn masks and social distanced from one another. We’ve also altered the way we learn and work, the way we communicate and the way we congregate, often turning to technology to help us feel connected with each other. This way of living has crept int...

Monarchs Drop First Two Games Despite Quick Starts

By: Brad Joyal

SOUTH DENNIS – If high school hockey games were sudden-death and victories were awarded to the first team that scored, the Monarchs would be well on their way to posting a successful season. The co-op hockey team featuring boys from Mashpee and Monomoy managed to find the back of the net before its opponents in each of its first two games, though fast starts weren’t enough for the Monarchs to earn victories ag...

Furies Co-op Girls Hockey Team Thumps Whalers

By: Brad Joyal

ORLEANS – The Cape Cod Furies were hungry for some goals. After only scoring once during Saturday’s season-opening tie against Martha’s Vineyard, the co-op hockey team comprised of girls from Monomoy, Nauset and Cape Cod Tech was determined to display a little more offensive firepower when it returned to the ice Monday afternoon for another Cape and Islands League clash against Nantucket at the Charles Moore A...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset Regional High School boys’ basketball team is establishing a reputation for being the Cardiac Kids, displaying a knack for late-game heroics. Following a season-opening loss to Nantucket, the Warriors responded with back-to-back victories that required perfect execution in the final minutes. The team’s winning streak began Jan. 12, when it held on for a 66-64 double-overtime victory ...

HARWICH – The wait for winter sports at Monomoy is finally over. Monomoy Regional High School began holding its winter sports tryouts Tuesday, nearly one month after tryouts and practices were originally scheduled to begin. The Dec. 14 start date was pushed back to Jan. 4 after two positive COVID-19 cases at MRHS forced the school to close its doors until after the holiday break. Upon returning to school af...

Late Surge Not Enough As Warriors' Boys Drop Opener

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – There were moments when it felt like a lid was covering the Warriors’ basket. It didn’t matter if the Nauset Regional High School boys’ basketball team attacked inside or let jumpers fly from the perimeter, the shots weren’t falling for the Warriors during the first half of their season opener against Nantucket on Jan. 7. “We had a bunch of good looks,” Nauset coach John McCarthy said. “We e...

Imagine starting a new job that requires constant communication without being able to see the mouths of the people you’re talking to. That’s exactly what Jenn Stevens and Drew Locke are up against as they take over coaching duties at Nauset Regional High School during the masked era of COVID-19. Stevens and Locke both have past coaching experience, though there’s little that could’ve prepared them for the real...

Nauset Boys Hockey Falls To Nantucket In Opener

By: Brad Joyal

ORLEANS – It wasn’t the victory that the Nauset Regional High School boys’ hockey team had hoped for, but the Warriors remain confident that their performance in Saturday’s season-opening loss gives them a foundation they can build on going forward. After skating to just three wins a year ago, Nauset was eager to return to the ice in what marked the debut of first-year head coach Drew Locke, who had overseen t...

CAPE COD RAIL TRAIL – What do you do if you've been training all year for the Honolulu Marathon and it gets canceled? If you're Meaghan Murphy, you bring the run home to Cape Cod and hit the trail. That's exactly what Murphy, whose family has a home in Orleans, did on Dec. 12. With the Cape shrouded in a blanket of fog, Murphy and her friends and family gathered at a parking area near a Yarmouth entrance to th...

HARWICH — When Monomoy senior Caitlin Bouvier was in seventh grade, longtime area field hockey coach Cheryl Poore held an informational meeting about joining her Reach Field Hockey Camp. Bouvier was intrigued and told her parents she wanted to give the sport a try. Fast forward a few years, and Bouvier has signed on to play for the St. Joseph's College Monks in the fall. Bouvier's love of the sport began not l...

HARWICH - Bill O'Connell doesn't mind doing double duty. Though already head football coach at St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis, he recently signed on to become the new head basketball coach for Monomoy girls varsity basketball and is looking forward to leading the Sharks into a strong future. “It's a great school,” he said of Monomoy. “I've seen them play, having coached on the Cape. Some of the people...

Winter Sports Are A Go, With Modifications

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The modifications are many, but not enough to stop winter sports from happening, which comes as great news to student-athletes across the state and at the local level who are looking forward to starting their seasons on Dec. 14. In a roughly two-hour meeting on Nov. 20, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) held discussions and votes on the guidelines set forth by the Executiv...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Monomoy boys clawed their way back from a 1-0 deficit to a 2-1 lead in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League finals against Sturgis East on Monday night, and then, with the Sharks just seconds away from their first-ever championship win, the lights above the pitch at Townhouse Field in Yarmouth went out, casting the field in darkness. The glitch was just one more oddity in a season of str...

HARWICH – It was a strange season for the Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team, but the Sharks weathered the changes and their opponents in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League to earn the championship with a commanding 11-1 victory against Sturgis West on Nov. 14. To make the sport safer to play during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, games were restructured so that play featured 7-on-7 instead of the trad...

HARWICH – Adulting, even under the best circumstances, can be challenging, especially when it comes to trying to find a balance between the personal and professional. It is a challenge Pete Richer knows well as he recently had to step down from his position as head coach of Monomoy girls basketball to attend to his landscaping business. Richer emphasized that the decision to resign did not come easy. “It's ...