Topics: School Sports

Kevin Curtin grew up in a baseball family. His grandfather, Barney, pitched at Boston College and then coached Somerville High School for 17 years. His Somerville teams won four Eastern Mass. championships and three state titles during his tenure. Then there was Curtin’s dad, Jim, one of the most successful high school coaches the state has ever seen. He coached Burlington High School for 52 years, and his tea...

ABINGTON – Even in defeat, the fifth-seeded Monomoy Regional High School softball team left Abington with heads held high after suffering a 7-2 loss to fourth-seeded Abington on June 23 in the Division 3 South sectional quarterfinals. There were plenty of reasons for the Sharks to be proud of their season, most notably the way they dominated the Cape and Islands League with such a young roster. Although the te...

HANOVER – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team knew there was a chance it might run into a juggernaut. That is often the reality for Cape Cod high school teams when they cross the canal to play an off-Cape team come playoff time. No. 9 Monomoy suffered a 21-6 loss to eighth-seeded Hanover on Friday when the Sharks visited the Hawks in the first round of the Division 2 South sectional tournament. Monomoy finished it...

EAST BRIDGEWATER — What many expected to be a monumental day for the Monomoy Regional High School’s girls golf program ultimately turned out to be a bittersweet ending to a historic season. After posting a 12-0 record and capturing the Cape and Islands League title, the Sharks headed into the postseason as one of the state’s top teams to watch. A big part of Monomoy’s success has been because of Jennie Grogan,...

SOUTH YARMOUTH—Baseball dreams run deep for some kids on Cape Cod. Growing up watching future big-league ballplayers shine in the Cape Cod Baseball League, it’s easy for young boys to envision themselves running onto their local Cape League diamond to play the game they love in front of their families and friends. Kurt Thomas is no different. He has those same baseball dreams. Thomas first began imagining w...

SOUTH DENNIS – It isn’t always easy for new teammates to come together, especially when even the players who are familiar with each other haven’t played together for a couple years. Despite missing their 2020 season due to COVID-19, the Monomoy Regional High School boys tennis team benefited from the strong team chemistry the squad developed this spring. Although the Sharks dropped their final match of the sea...

YARMOUTH PORT – Jennie Grogan had an inkling that she might have a good day on the golf course when she visited the driving range to hit balls ahead of Monday’s Cape and Islands League individual golf championship at Kings Way Golf Club in Yarmouth Port. While the Monomoy Regional High School sophomore sensation could tell she had her A game at the driving range, Grogan became certain that she was playing well...

HARWICH – Ask Amy Hinesley and Josie Ganshaw if their calculus teacher Mary Hemeon acts any differently when she’s interacting with them outside of the classroom as the girls track and field coach, and the two recent Monomoy Regional High School graduates will tell you she is pretty similar in both roles. Hemeon struggles to see it that way. That’s because she has 37 years of experience teaching mathematics...

CHATHAM – Paul Galop wasn’t an apathetic person. When he got involved with something, he gave it his all. “He just jumped right into everything,” said Laurie Galop, Mr. Galop's wife and best friend of 43-and-a-half years. “If we went to the store, we didn’t go for a couple things, we’d come home with several bags of groceries. It wasn’t like you would buy one paper towel roll — you’d buy a half dozen. He did e...

HARWICH – Monomoy Regional High School girls tennis coach Bill Burke couldn’t have predicted how well his team would perform this spring. After all, Burke didn’t even know some of the players a couple months ago. “We had some players that I didn’t even know existed that came out for the team,” he said. “Some freshmen and some juniors that came out of nowhere and brought a lot of talent and a lot of spirit. Thi...

FALMOUTH – It hasn’t been the easiest season for the Nauset Regional High School’s girls lacrosse team. The team’s head coach, Heather Stevens, had an idea that the team might experience some growing pains after a handful of seniors decided to opt out of playing after their entire junior season was canceled due to COVID-19. Although there have been struggles — the Warriors fell to 0-8 following Thursday’s 1...

HARWICH – Even though she’s only in eighth grade, Alana Lojko knew there was a good chance she would have the opportunity to pitch for Monomoy Regional High School’s varsity softball team this spring. She just had no idea she would pitch in every game. “I thought I would get breaks some games,” said Lojko. “I didn’t necessarily expect to pitch every single inning.” The right-handed pitcher from Dennis Po...

Dave Whiteside was many things. A passionate fan of motorcycles, music and the beach. A former basketball star turned coach. And a loving father to his son Cameron and his daughter Carly. Although Whiteside died unexpectedly in late 2019 after dealing with complications of pneumonia, his legacy will live on through the Dave Whiteside Scholarship, which was recently awarded to its inaugural recipients, Makayla ...

NORTH EASTHAM – The good times keep on rolling for the Nauset Regional High School baseball team. After getting off to a quick start in last Friday’s victory over Barnstable, Nauset needed to find a new way to stay unbeaten during Monday’s home test against St. John Paul II. The visiting Lions garnered three separate leads, though the Warriors managed to overcome them all. In the end, Nauset hung on for a 1...

HARWICH – A few people were waiting outside the Monomoy Regional High School gymnasium Friday afternoon when one suddenly announced, “Nikki should be coming from track practice any moment.” Despite the fact Nikki Awalt is competing for the Monomoy girls track team this spring, she’ll be playing a different sport at the collegiate level this time next year. Awalt, a senior from Harwich, celebrated her decisi...

NORTH EASTHAM – After his team missed out on the entire 2020 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Nauset softball coach Harold Pini wasn’t sure what to expect from the Warriors when they finally returned to the diamond. Despite fielding a new lineup full of young players inexperienced at the varsity level, Nauset delivered in every aspect of the game during Friday’s season opener against visiting Dennis-Yarmou...