Topics: Sports

When a high school basketball player from Nauset chose to stay with his team for a championship game during school vacation week instead of traveling to Europe with his family, head coach Leo P. Miller made up for it by taking the varsity squad across the pond. Little did he know that would become the start of Cape Cod Sports Ambassadors. Now in its 50 th year, the CCSA has been organizing international excha...

EASTHAM – There were a few familiar faces on the court at Nauset Regional High School last weekend as part of the annual Billingsgate Tournament. Taking part in the 26 th annual event were local hoop stars, including former Monomoy player Chris Mazulis, former Harwich player David Duarte, and former Chatham player Jon Robinson, each of whom joined forces on Duarte's “Next Level” team, along with former Nauset...

Annual Cape And Islands League All-Star Game

By: Kat Szmit

Basketball season might have ended for most teams around the Cape and Islands, but the stars will have one more chance to shine come March 18 when the 2018 All-Star Games will be played. Five players from area schools will compete as part of the Lower Cape girls team, including Avery Burns, Reagan Meehan, and Skyeler Sandison of Nauset, Maddie Leonard of Monomoy, and Latasha Miranda of Cape Cod Tech, with coac...

Monomoy's Season Comes To A Bittersweet End

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy Sharks gave it their all Tuesday night in the first round of the MIAA Div. 3 South Sectional tournament, but came up short against Dedham in a tough 52-41 loss. The starters on the boys varsity basketball team got off to a solid start against the Marauders, trading points with the visitors en route to a 10-9 lead after the first quarter on shots from Isaiah Stafford, Nick Meehan and Eli N...

Furies Fall In Tough Senior Night Loss

By: Kat Szmit

ORLEANS – It was a tough senior night for the Cape Cod Furies, who skated well in spite of a 3-1 loss to BMW/ORR in what was also the team's last game of the season. It was a game that looked in the beginning as if it would belong to the host team Furies, who kept the puck largely in their possession, weathering a power play in the first period to keep the game scoreless. The Canalwomen struck first in the ...

HARWICH – Eight middle school boys comprise the Monomoy Youth Hoops Grade 5 team. Off the court they're all about having fun, but once in a game, the focus is all about basketball as their stellar 2018 season attests. This year the team has played to a 14-3 overall season record that has included victories against every team on Cape Cod, among them Nauset, Sandwich, D-Y, Barnstable, Falmouth, and Bourne, not t...

Monomoy Girls Soldier On In Loss To Falmouth

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls basketball team might have found themselves overmatched by a tough Falmouth team on Monday, but that didn't stop the Sharks from giving it their all in the 58-15 loss. Scoring proved elusive for the home team, who put forth a valiant effort in spite of a decidedly lopsided game. Mackenzie Balfour led the way with five points for Monomoy, which also saw successful shots from Maddie L...

DENNIS ─ It's been a season of struggle for the Cape Cod Furies, and their Jan. 31 game against the D-Y Dolphins was no different, with the Cape Tech/Nauset/Monomoy team coming away with a 4-0 loss. “I feel really disappointed,” said head coach Addie Weeks. “We had a strong game plan going in, and I think, to be totally honest, there was a lack of trust in it.” The home team Dolphins put the first goal pa...

Kat's Pause: I Am What I Am

By: Kat Szmit

I didn't watch the Super Bowl. Neither did I watch the World Series last summer. In fact, I don't actually watch a lot of professional sports, and it's not just because I don't have cable. It's mainly because I simply don't care. I know. Cue the shocked faces. A sportswriter who doesn't watch sports? Is that possible? Acceptable? Although I owe no one an explanation, I'm offering it nonetheless since I know I'm n...

EASTHAM ─ It was a victory for the ages at Nauset High School last Friday when the Warriors clawed their way back to hand the Falmouth Clippers only their second loss of the season in a thrilling 65-64 victory that came down to a well-placed pair of free throws and one timely intercepted pass. In the final moments of the Jan. 27 game, with seconds left on the clock and the Warriors still trailing by four, Je...

Kat's Pause: Behind the Scenes

By: Kat Szmit

Unless you've been hiding out in some kind of vast wilderness area with no internet, you know that Feb. 4 is Super Bowl Sunday, and that once again, our beloved New England team is competing. Or at least Tom Brady is. Major media seems to forget that one man does not comprise an entire team. Not in the NFL and not in high school sports, either. It can be easy to forget that, especially when it seems that all t...

HARWICH ─ Winning is awesome, and is certainly the main goal of most sports, but sometimes a game comes down to not how a team won, but how well they lost. On Saturday, the Monomoy girls basketball team might have fallen to Nantucket 40-28, but they did so by playing one of the best games of the season thus far. “That game and the Falmouth game we just played were two of the better games we played all year,”...

Sharks Best Lions In Boys Basketball Thriller

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy boys basketball team came away with one for the scrapbooks last Friday with a thrilling double overtime victory that came thanks to the tireless efforts of every player in the game. But the high point belonged to senior Eli Nickerson whose hail-Mary three-pointer proved the game winner for the Sharks in the 56-54 win. It was the stuff that basketball movies are made of: two rival teams ...

ORLEANS ─ Fresh off their first win of the season, the Cape Cod Furies had an uphill battle against the Marshfield Rams on Jan. 6, falling 6-0 in spite of a solid effort. After being held off by the Monomoy/Nauset/Cape Tech host team's defense for much for the opening period, a power play allowed Marshfield to send one past Furies goaltender Molly McKenna, giving the Rams a 1-0 edge en route to victory. T...

Dennis Cook Bringing Pitching Prowess To Chatham

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM ─ When former Major League baseball pitcher Dennis Cook learned that friend and former colleague Tom Holliday had been named head coach of the Chatham Anglers, he dialed him up to offer congratulations. Little did he know that call would lead to Cook also joining those coaching the 2018 team. “I worked with coach Holliday at UT (University of Texas) in 2003,” said Cook during a Jan. 2 phone interview...

Kat's Pause: Because It Bears Repeating

By: Kat Szmit

In the days before some much-needed time off, I made my way to the sidelines of a big basketball doubleheader between Monomoy and Nauset. Just as the girls game was wrapping up it happened, again. Someone (coming in late) made the comment about girls sports not being as worthy of their attention as boys. “They're just not that exciting, ya know?” Nope. I don't know. In fact, after more than a decade of co...