Topics: Education

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys soccer team hoped that a 4-1 victory against St. John Paul II on Oct. 1 would turn things around, but their season of struggle continued last week with a tough 3-1 loss to Sandwich on Oct. 3, putting the pressure on the Sharks regarding upcoming games as they compete for a spot in the playoffs. Although the home team Sharks controlled a fair amount of the on-field action as game play...

HARWICH – There's a saying that Saturdays are for the boys, but Oct. 5 didn't prove to be a promising Saturday for the Cape Tech football team, which fell 45-8 to South Shore Vocational. With team numbers greatly diminished due to injuries and other issues, the Crusaders were no match for the sizable Vikings in spite of some decent passing and ground play during a decidedly chippy game. It took Cape Tech un...

CHATHAM — Saying there’s no single action that will help make Chatham an affordable place for young families and other year-round residents, the Chatham 365 Task Force has recommended a varied package of 30 reforms that cover everything from affordable housing to the minimum wage. One proposal, having the school district offer universal preschool, seems to be gaining traction. The detailed proposal is the c...

Based on MCAS scores, progress for English language learners and attendance rates, the Monomoy Regional School District earned high marks from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, receiving the highest accountability rating of any pre-K through 12th grade school district on Cape Cod. Meanwhile, state education officials ranked Monomoy Middle School as having the highest “accountability r...

PLEASANT LAKE — There’s never been a shortage of community support for Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, but thanks to its new charitable foundation, there’s a new channel for that support. The foundation will help students by providing scholarships and “toolships,” helping support graduates who are on their way to college or full-time employment. Each year, the school and its supporters award between $...

HARWICH – The effort was there, but when the Cape Tech boys varsity soccer team hosted Upper Cape Tech on Sept. 26, the goals weren't, as both teams played to a scoreless tie in Mayflower League action. The Crusaders—who have been having a stellar 2019 season with the exception of one early season loss—dominated much of game play, consistently moving the ball into scoring territory, but neither team was able t...

HARWICH – When the Cape Tech girls soccer team fell 5-0 to Sturgis East on Monday afternoon, some might have chalked it up to just another loss for the Crusaders. Not head coach Matthew Theodore. For him, it was a sign of improvement. Theodore, in his first season with the Crusaders, said that in the past the teams lost by scores of 10-0 or more. This season, in spite of a decidedly younger team, many of whom ...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – When a handful of Nauset boys soccer players took part in the Kenny Kup this summer and were asked what their aim was for the coming school season, they made it clear they were after another state championship. Since then the Warriors have gone on to defeat each of their opponents en route to an undefeated record that was boosted once again after a 5-0 shutout against D-Y on Sept. 19. Five sep...

Dolphins Overtake Sharks 5-2 In Girls Soccer Action

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH – When the Monomoy girls traveled to South Yarmouth to face the D-Y Dolphins on Sept. 23, the scoring started with a penalty kick and ended with a goal that dropped in as the final whistle blew, but sadly for the Sharks, the win belonged to the home team Dolphins. “I feel like we have a young defense and we struggled to deal with their offense,” said Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson. “They have ...

Nauset Football Shuts Out Monomoy In 42-0 Rout

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – When the Nauset Warriors faced the Monomoy Sharks in football action on Sept. 20, some might have called their 42-0 victory the Bobby Joy show. They wouldn't necessarily have been wrong, as Joy was in top form throughout the contest, but he had a more little help in the win. After the Sharks failed to move the ball into scoring position during the opening possession, Joy scored the first touchdown of...

HARWICH – Holly Evans was ready. After all, she'd been practicing taking a penalty stroke for years. If there were any nerves, they were quickly erased when the referee's whistle sounded, prompting Evans to get low and fire the ball hard, and when it hit its mark, bouncing off the back of the Nauset goal box, Evans, her teammates, and a big crowd of Monomoy fans erupted into excited cheers. The Sharks had defe...

EAST HARWICH – While many middle schoolers across the Cape tackled their traditional back to school routines, eighth graders at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School boarded buses and vans and hit the road for a first day field trip. This excursion marks the 25 time educators at the school have launched students’ final year at CCLCS with a trip into the community with visits to the Cape Cinema and the Cape Mu...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity field hockey team has opened its 2019 season in a big way with impressive victories against Barnstable and Dennis-Yarmouth. The team's captains, who have played together for four years, say it's all about determination and connection. Making key connections on the field led Monomoy to a thrilling 2-1 victory on Monday afternoon in South Yarmouth as the Sharks upset the defen...

HARWICH – When Cape Tech quarterback Robin Crawford was being taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering an injury at the start of the fourth quarter of the Crusaders Sept. 7 game against Bristol-Plymouth, he had one request for his team: “You gotta win this one, boys!” Win it they did, coming away with a 30-28 victory in their 2019 home opener, and what a roller-coaster ride it was. “It was a wild gam...

Monomoy Football Falls To Carver In Season Opener

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – Monomoy senior captain Elijah Beasley scored the lone touchdown for the Sharks in a tough, rain-soaked 25-6 home-opening loss to Carver on Sept. 6. Before being taken out of the game with a minor injury, Beasley returned a kickoff 98 yards for an exciting touchdown in the first quarter, but it was the Crusaders that prevailed in Monomoy's first game of the 2019 season. Beasley's score came after t...

CHATHAM – This spring when Mollie Charest took to the pitcher's circle for the Monomoy softball team, she had a secret. She played most of her 2019 season with a sprained ankle and wrist, soldiering on when the Sharks made the playoffs. Recently she had another secret, one she's beyond excited to let out: Charest has committed to play Div. 1 softball for Manhattan College in New York. “I've been trying to g...