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NORWELL – The word “quit” wasn’t in the Monomoy field hockey team’s vocabulary. The Sharks were among the state’s most relentless teams this season. When they were faced with adversity, they would dig deep, dial up another level of intensity, and get themselves out of trouble. The team’s no-quit persona was on full display until the final game of the season. Despite overcoming a two-goal deficit against fou...

NORWELL—The Monomoy field hockey team’s magical run through the Division 4 state tournament ended Tuesday night at Norwell High School when the top-seeded Sharks suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to No. 4 Ipswich in the state semifinal. The back-and-forth contest was filled with plenty of drama — as Monomoy overcame a 2-0 deficit to force overtime, only for the teams to need two 10-minute overtime periods and a sho...

Monomoy Field Hockey Marches On To State Semifinals

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – All the Monomoy field hockey team needed was a spark to get going. For 45 minutes, the top-seeded Sharks’ offense was stagnant. The team created a handful of scoring chances against eighth-seeded Littleton during the first three quarters of Saturday’s Division 4 state tournament quarterfinal, but it wasn’t until a corner at the end of the third frame that Monomoy senior captain Caroline DiGiovanni sc...

Not all losses are created equal. Sure, the feeling of defeat stings whether a game is decided in the first half or the final minutes, but some losses hurt more than others. The way the Nauset boys soccer team’s season ended last weekend is a prime example that some losses are more difficult to endure than others. The eighth-seeded Warriors suffered a season-ending 4-3 defeat to top-seeded East Longmeadow in p...

CHATHAM – For a second consecutive year, the Chatham Turkey Trot will be held in a virtual format out of precaution due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Runners and walkers interested in participating in the Thanksgiving tradition will have the opportunity to chart their own courses as race organizers have opted to hold the annual event in a virtual format for the second time in as many years. Mary Parsons an...

SOUTH DENNIS – It’s not often that you see rivals train with each other during the offseason. For most sports, offseason training is done individually or with one’s team rather than opponents. That isn’t the norm anymore, however — at least not when it comes to girls basketball on Cape Cod. A group of a dozen girls basketball players from across the Cape have united a couple times each week throughout the fall...

HARWICH – Although the Monomoy field hockey team was unfamiliar with Southwick, the Sharks had reason to believe they would be tested by the Rams when the teams met Saturday afternoon in a Division 4 state tournament Round of 32 game at Monomoy Regional High School. No. 33 Southwick advanced to the Round of the 32 following a 4-1 victory over No. 32 Sturgis West, an outcome that led the Monomoy players to expe...

NORTH EASTHAM – Not every team is equipped to handle adversity. Some teams falter when their backs are up against the wall, while others view adversity as a challenge and dig a little bit deeper to overcome it. The Nauset boys soccer team is no stranger to hardship. Throughout the regular season, the Warriors proved they are capable of rebounding when they fall behind to opponents. No. 8 Nauset did it again...

NORTH EASTHAM – The night started with a celebration, but it ended in disappointment. Friday served as senior night for the Nauset football and cheerleading programs as both teams celebrated their seniors before the Warriors hosted Carver on the gridiron. Although the visiting Crusaders left Nauset with a 35-14 victory, it still was a celebratory occasion for the football team’s three seniors — Ashton Nicho...

NORTH EASTHAM – Around this time a year ago, the Nauset girls soccer team lost a golden opportunity. The Warriors had captured the Cape and Islands League title and appeared primed for a deep postseason run. However, it wasn’t even an option. After missing out on the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association postseason tournament a year ago due to COVID-19 cancelling the entire year’s slate of stat...

HARWICH – There’s something about the term “rebuilding year” that just didn’t sit well with Monomoy boys soccer coach Keith Clark. Clark knew the Sharks were going to field a relatively young lineup this fall, but he still didn’t want any labels to define what his team could accomplish this season. “People wanted to call this year a rebuilding year but I didn’t want to have that mentality — I thought we sho...

A new era of Massachusetts high school playoffs is upon us. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is set to debut its new statewide power rating system, which was designed in an effort to fairly seed teams in the postseason. The power rating system relies on a formula that uses three variables — win/loss, margin of victory and strength of schedule — and produces ratings unique to each team. ...