Topics: School Sports

HARWICH ─ The power of youth was evident in the Monomoy girls varsity soccer game against St. John Paul II when an eighth grader proved instrumental in the Sharks’ Cape and Islands League win. Monomoy bested their opponents 3-0 last Thursday in a dominant outing in the Shark Tank in which Monomoy held sway over their visitors for much of the game, even as the Lions heightened their defense in the game's seco...

Monomoy Athletic Director Resigns

By: Kat Szmit

After just one year on the job, Monomoy Athletic Director Brendan Case has resigned, according to an email sent by Superintendent Scott Carpenter to families in the school district on Saturday (Sept. 24). The email states that the reason for Case’s resignation, effective Sept. 23, is to “explore other options and have more time with his young family.” The email further states that a formal job posting for a...

SOMERVILLE ─ With minutes left in their Saturday's contest against Matignon/St. Joseph's Prep and trailing 8-0, the Monomoy Sharks needed a spark. Thanks to Zach Souza and Eli Nickerson, they got an inferno, stunning the Warriors as they soared to a 16-8 win. “Unfortunately we started a little bit flat,” said Monomoy head coach Spanky Demanche. “I'm sure the long bus ride had something to do with that.” D...

HARWICH ─ Cape Tech's Sept. 17 football game against Tri-County came to a frightening end when a player from the opposing team was left unconscious after a defensive hit. An eerie silence fell upon the field when Tri-County linebacker Colin Cicchetti lay motionless on the field after a hard hit. He was unconscious, according to Cape Tech head coach Chris Leonard, for nearly 20 seconds. Though the clock read ...

HARWICH ─ Thanksgiving Day is still months away, but one of the bigger local football rivalries hit the gridiron on Friday night when the Monomoy Sharks hosted Cape Cod Tech in their season and home opener, with the dominant Sharks coming away with a 22-6 victory under the lights of the Monomoy Athletic Complex, otherwise known as the Shark Tank. Fans packed the stands and stood along the fences surrounding ...

Sharks Nip Raiders 5-2 In Field Hockey Win

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ Monomoy field hockey coach Cheryl Poore said she's never had a team work harder than her 2016 squad. That was evidenced mightily on Monday when the Sharks dispatched the Barnstable Red Raiders 5-2 in a stellar non-league contest. Carlee Tolley proved the most dangerous shark in the Shark Tank, netting four of Monomoy's five goals, the first coming in the opening half on an assist by Emma Mawn. Holl...

Sharks Open 2016 With First Win In New League

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ It was hot, humid, and not exactly pretty, but when the final whistle blew on the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team's first-ever Cape and Islands League game last Friday, the Sharks emerged victorious with a 1-0 win against Sturgis East. The triumph came courtesy of senior forward Akeem Bucknor who found an opening in the midst of a scrum in front of the Sturgis net and took the shot, netting the on...

HARWICH ─ The return of students to area high schools also means a return of student athletes to their chosen sports, many of which get underway this week, including at Monomoy Regional High School and Cape Cod Tech. So what can fans expect this season? At Cape Tech, coach Bill Reilly is looking to breathe new life into the girls volleyball program, while at Monomoy, teams are getting set to start competing ...

For some students, prepping for their first year of college means a summer filled with specific books to read. For Monomoy graduate Jen Keim college prep meant a summer filled with golf, and lots of it, including several key tournament wins and finishes. “I finished my last tournament yesterday before college,” said Keim during a phone interview that took place two days before she made the trek to Florida Atla...

HARWICH ─ Monomoy jiu jitsu teacher John Herring won't do anything he wouldn't expect his students to do, which is why on Saturday Herring, a brown belt, took to the mats of the Sapateiro Invitational against black belt opponent Matt Arroyo in Herring's first-ever pay-per-view event. Though Herring fell to Arroyo during a transition in which Arroyo seized an opportunity to put him in a choke hold, he learned...

Demanche Back At Helm Of Monomoy Football

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy football program has seen its fair share of changes in recent years, which is why players, parents, and fans will likely be glad to see a familiar face on the sidelines this coming season. Paul “Spanky” Demanche, a man who comes with a long history of local football, will once again don the coach's cap after being named the new head of Monomoy football. If the name seems familiar, it is b...

CHATHAM ─ The Monomoy girls golf team had what one player dubbed a “roller coaster” day in the MIAA State Championship, but when all was said and done at Eastward Ho! Country Club, the Sharks placed third overall with a final score of 408. Annie Howard shot a 121, while Erin Smeltzer had a 117 and Caroline Howard shot a 115. Haley Rae recorded a 106, and Maddie Leonard echoed her score from the team's big So...

Monomoy Tennis Falls To Cohasset In Tourney

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ At Monomoy's graduation on Sunday, someone spoke about the school's athletic teams and their hard-fought losses. The girls tennis team endured such a loss in the MIAA Div. 3 South quarterfinals on Monday, battling fiercely but ultimately falling 3-2 to Cohasset. “I think we were lucky to get out of here with a 3-2 win,” said Cohasset head coach Gigi Meehan. “This is a really tough team. We all knew...

Shark Softball's Season Comes To A Close

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ The Monomoy girls softball team posted five runs in Thursday's tournament game against Diman, but the Sharks' momentum wasn't enough to overtake the Bengals, who triumphed 10-5 in MIAA Div. 3 South first round play. Taylor Schaub brought in three runs for Monomoy while teammate Karley Marchese had two. Errors, however, proved a problem for the Sharks as the Bengals broke the game wide open in the f...

Monomoy Girls Golf Wins South Sectionals

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH ─ In just its fourth year of competition, the Monomoy girls golf program has tucked a pretty significant feather in its cap with their win of the South Sectional Crown on Tuesday. According to longtime Monomoy golf supporter Jack Farrell of the Eastward Ho! Golf Club, the Sharks took first place in the match, held at the Brookside Country Club in Bourne, with top golfer Jen Keim the day's medalist wi...

HARWICH ─ In the world of high school athletics, anything can happen, which Monomoy head football coach Ross Jatkola learned when a Connecticut prep school recently made him an offer he really couldn't refuse. At summer's end, Jatkola will become the assistant coach at Cheshire Academy, a Division 1 private school in Cheshire, Conn. Jatkola, who came to Monomoy last fall, wasn't in the market for a new job. ...