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HARWICH – Quiet leadership and dedication to sport have worked well for Monomoy's Connor Deveau during his high school lacrosse career, so well in fact that Deveau recently celebrated his official signing to play for Regis College next fall. It was none other than a confident Deveau that secured the attention of Regis College Men's Lacrosse head coach Matthew Sweeney by sending an email with his own lacrosse h...

ORLEANS – Between interrupted breakaways and pucks that simply refused to slide into the net, the annual Codfish Cup between the Monomoy/Nauset/Cape Tech Furies and the D-Y Dolphins just didn't go the Furies' way. No doubt given the level of intensity the home team Furies brought to the ice at the Charles Moore Arena, the 2-0 loss carried a bit more of a sting, as did several questionable calls by on-ice offic...

HARWICH – After the Sturgis West Navigators took a 13-11 lead into the second quarter of their Jan. 17 game at Monomoy, the Sharks regrouped in a big way, ultimately playing to a 53-39 victory in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League. It was the first time the Sharks entered into competition with the Navigators and it took a little time for the home team to really get rolling, but once they did there was no l...

HYANNIS – The lucky number was seven in the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs boys ice hockey game against Wareham/Carver on Monday, but it wasn't the Monarchs who were lucky. Instead, the home team fell 7-2 to the Vikings in an outing that left head coach Chris Peterson shaking his head. “It was just a really tough game,” said Monarchs head coach Chris Peterson. “We didn't show up. We've been having a hard time gettin...

HARWICH – The last time the Cape Tech boys varsity basketball team faced Avon, the outcome was one heck of a lopsided loss. When the Crusaders hosted the Panthers on Monday afternoon, they still fell, but this time Avon's margin was much narrower at 49-41, something Cape Tech head coach Brent Warren was pleased about after the game. “They beat us by like 20 up in their gym two weeks ago, so this is a huge impr...

HARWICH – Monomoy might have had the home court advantage, but when the Sharks faced the Nauset Warriors for the second time this season, this time the game belonged to the visitors, who, led by a stellar performance from Bobby Joy, played to a commanding 57-35 win Jan. 4. Joy topped all scorers in the Saturday afternoon outing, netting 28 points overall after getting started with a three-pointer in the openin...

HARWICH – The Cape Tech girls varsity basketball team might be small in numbers, but what they lack in depth they make up for in heart, as evidenced by the way they continued battling last Friday in spite of falling to St. John Paul II 69-29. Cape Tech Head Coach Chris Leonard said the Jan. 3 outing marked the first time since the season’s start that he’s had his entire squad together, which was a plus in the ...

CHATHAM — Educators know that a key way to boost school performance in older children is to encourage reading, almost any kind of reading, when they’re young. So in Chatham, they’ve found a new way to bring the books to the kids. As part of the Monomoy School District’s effort to encourage early childhood literacy, school officials and volunteers have installed a Little Free Library at Lake Street Terrace, a C...

HARWICH – It's rare in high school sports to have every available team member see playing time in a game, and rarer still to have each player score, but that's exactly what happened in the Monomoy girls varsity basketball team's 57-23 victory against Rising Tide on Dec. 18. The 2019-2020 Shark squad is a decidedly young team, boasting no seniors and only two juniors, with eighth graders, freshmen and sophomore...

ORLEANS – Sandwich might have come away with a win against the Cape Cod Furies on Dec. 21, but that doesn't mean the home team made it easy for them. In spite of the score, the Furies skated furiously, playing with a tenacity that had their head coach smiling at game's end. “I thought we battled really hard,” said Furies head coach Addie Weeks following the 3-1 loss. “Sandwich is always strong, but I'm really ...

It's All Systems Go In Middle School Robotics Club

By: Kat Szmit

CHATHAM – There might be Legos scattered about the Monomoy Regional Middle School room that houses the Robotics Club, but don't be fooled. These aren't your grandparents,' or even your parents' colorful bricks. They, and the students that use them to create working robots, are building the future one connection at a time. Kenny Watts makes adjustmen...

EASTHAM/HARWICH – Two games. Two tough opponents. Two huge finishes for the Monomoy Sharks, who kicked off their 2019-2020 season with big wins against Nauset and Sandwich. Monomoy traveled to Eastham on Friday night for their season opener against the Warriors, the tension around which had been brewing since the stale bread flew during a fall football game. With a host of Sharks fans staging a whiteout in the...

ORLEANS – When losing a number of seniors through graduation, a rebuilding year might be expected, but when the Monomoy-Mashpee Monarchs boys ice hockey team faced the Nauset Warriors on Dec. 14, there was little to suggest either team was struggling. Instead, it was a fast-paced contest at the Charles Moore Arena when the first and hopefully annual Lower Cape Showdown commenced. Part fundraiser to benefit the...

HARWICH – You might have seen Sean Gould on the soccer pitch this fall. Don't be fooled. While the Monomoy senior does love the sport, another has captured his heart, which is why Gould recently signed his letter of intention to play ball for Curry College. “I love soccer, but baseball is my first love,” Gould said. “I realized from a young age that this is what I want. I'm going to work at it.” Gould said ...

EAST HARWICH – Students at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School played host to country singer Jessie Chris last week as part of a school-wide celebration focused on raising awareness about bullying. “Hi. I’m from Massachusetts and grew up coming to Cape Cod for vacations,” Chris said to the cheering sixth, seventh and eighth graders, many of whom wore hand-knit blue hats in celebration of “Hats not Hate” day...

Former Students Helping Build New Tech School

By: Alan Pollock

PLEASANT LAKE — Some of them just graduated, and others did so decades ago, but none of the former students figured they’d be coming back to Cape Tech. This time, they’re part of the army of skilled tradesmen and women working on the new high school building project. “A lot of memories,” said Jonas Ayala, looking at his alma mater. A 2012 graduate, Ayala is a laborer with the Harwich-based Robert B. Our Co., w...