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NORTH EASTHAM — Drew Locke wants to be back behind the bench coaching the Nauset Regional High School boys hockey team. He also wants to repair his reputation, which he and his attorney, Bruce Bierhans, believe was damaged after he was fired as head coach of the varsity hockey team on Feb. 10. Details surrounding Locke’s firing have been unclear. Nauset Superintendent Brooke Clenchy told The Cape Cod Chronicle...

HARWICH – Monomoy Regional High School boys basketball coach Dan Taylor only needed three words to describe how he felt about his players in the wake of Monday’s 50-45 loss to Nauset in the Winterfest Tournament championship at MRHS. “I’m so proud,” Taylor said minutes after the game ended. Even in defeat, there was plenty for Taylor and the Sharks to be happy about. The team overcame a sluggish start, as t...

The energy surrounding the pool is a lot more exciting and the results are a lot more meaningful. That is the reality of swimming and diving during the postseason. Members of the Nauset boys and girls swimming and diving teams finally had the opportunity to experience the thrill of postseason competition this winter after the state opted not to have league, sectional and state championships last year due to CO...

HARWICH — It’s always special for teams or coaches to reach a milestone record. Sometimes those moments are even sweeter because of the people that played a role in making them happen. Nauset Regional High School boys basketball coach John McCarthy knows a thing or two about celebrating with loved ones. McCarthy earned his 100 th career victory as a head coach Saturday after the Warriors earned a 64-57 vic...

Athlete of the Week: Seth Asiimwe

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH — Although Nauset forward Seth Asiimwe finished with 18 points during the Nauset boys basketball team’s 50-45 victory over Monomoy on Monday, two points really stood out above the rest. Literally. Asiimwe’s loudest bucket of the night came during the second half when he threw down a thunderous right-handed slam dunk to finish off a breakaway that began with a steal near midcourt. Once he reached ...

Approximately 100 Nauset Regional High School students participated in a school walkout Monday morning to show support for Drew Locke, the varsity boys hockey team’s coach who was relieved of his duties last week. Members of the boys and girls hockey teams led the walkout, which included a number of students who do not play hockey but still wanted to support the Truro native and second-year head coach. ...

ORLEANS – Five years ago, when Kaelyn Mayo was in eighth grade, her friends tried to convince her that she should leave the Monomoy school district and attend Nauset Regional High School so that she could play high school hockey for Nauset’s girls team. Mayo’s first reaction was that she didn’t need to leave Monomoy to play high school hockey — she let her friends know that Nauset served as the host school f...

Athlete of the Week: Julia Weiner

By: Brad Joyal

Even while manning the blueline as a defenseman for the Cape Cod Furies, senior captain and Harwich resident Julia Weiner is still determined to use her skills and athleticism to make an impact at the offensive end of the ice. That’s exactly what Weiner did during Saturday’s senior night game against Old Rochester; the blueliner scored two goals and assisted on another to help send the team’s four seniors out ...

Learn To Curl Program Coming To Charles Moore Arena

By: Brad Joyal

If you’ve tuned into much of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics coverage, it’s likely that you’ve caught wind of the biggest trend in winter sports: curling, the game that is centered around sliding a 42-pound granite stone down a sheet of ice in a similar manner to shuffleboard. The sport’s popularity in the United States has boomed in recent decades, as evident by the USA Olympic team’s decision to have the US...

ORLEANS – Stop by Charles Moore Arena on a Monday or Wednesday afternoon and you’ll catch a glimpse of the passion many girls from the Lower Cape share for figure skating. While young toddler-aged girls crisscross from one side of the ice to the other, so too do the members of the Nauset Figure Skating Club, a Nauset-sponsored club team that is also open to high school girls from Monomoy and Barnstable. All...

It’s not often that athletes have pre-existing relationships with first-year coaches who are hired from outside of the program. Most often, players and coaches need at least a year or two to establish an understanding of the expectations the two sides have for each other. Monomoy Regional High School athletic director Karen Guillemette is hopeful the school’s field hockey team will be able to hit the ground ru...

HARWICH – Josh Wiggin is unapologetically energetic. His passion and energy are among the traits he said he inherited from his mom, Maureen, and they come out on the basketball court, especially when the Cape Cod Tech junior forward is having success. Wiggin was at his best — and most spirited — Feb. 3 when the Crusaders boys basketball team hosted Mayflower Athletic Conference rival Norfolk Aggie. Wiggin scor...