Topics: School Sports

BREWSTER – There’s something mystical about the sound of a baseball whooshing across home plate and the thud it creates once it reaches a catcher’s mitt. There’s also something magical about the sound of a bat striking a ball and a dugout full of ballplayers rooting their teammates on. Cape Cod remains a perfect destination for baseball in the fall — even if it requires players to sacrifice themselves to cool ...

WAYLAND – The thought of securing a spot in the Division 2 sectional tournament and then performing well enough to be one of the three teams from the sectional district to advance to the state championship wasn’t on Nauset boys golf coach Brian Hicks’ radar when the Warriors first met for practice in August. “If you had told me at the start of the year that we were going to be 14-4 and make it out of the secti...

EASTON – The good times keep on rolling for the Nauset boys golf team. And now the Warriors are moving on to the state final. ​Just days after senior Cooper Guiliano led Nauset to a team title at the Cape Cod High School Golf Championship on Friday at Willowbend, freshman Jack Martin anchored another strong performance for the Warriors by tying for first place at Monday’s Division 2 South sectional championshi...

Monomoy Field Hockey At The Head Of Its Class

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Before the Monomoy field hockey team began its season, Kathryn Andreoli, the Sharks’ new coach, stressed the importance of conditioning.  ​“She pushes us a lot,” junior Helen DiGiovanni, a Harwich resident, said of Andreoli. “We run so much. We do running on the weekends when we have no practice just to make sure we’re conditioned. It helps a lot.” ​All of that conditioning was on full display Sat...

HARWICH – For the first time in the Pals For Life Foundation’s 26-year history, the PFL hosted its annual golf tournament without its founder, the late Richard Costello, the former owner of the Chatham Squire who died in May. Costello’s memory and spirit were in attendance, however, during the 25th annual tournament, which was held Oct. 6 under pristine, sunny conditions at Captains Golf Course in Brewster. ...

NORTH EASTHAM – It wasn’t the end result the Nauset football team had hoped for, but the Warriors returned to the gridiron, and that’s what mattered most to the team’s players and coaches. One week after Nauset had to cancel its game against Mashpee scheduled for Oct. 1 due to too many injuries, the team returned to the field Friday against visiting Sandwich. The Blue Knights spoiled the Warriors’ return to pl...

HARWICH – Thanksgiving came early for the Monomoy and St. John Paul II football teams. The rivals met in an early preview of their Thanksgiving morning clash Friday night at Monomoy Regional High School, and they provided their respective fan bases with an exciting back-and-forth affair complete with plenty of highlights that will long be remembered. Although it was the host Sharks that got on the scoreboar...

NORTH EASTHAM — One of the best – and worst – aspects of high school sports is that each team faces a revolving door at the end of every season. It’s almost always a bittersweet process as teams watch some memorable and impactful seniors graduate and leave the team while newcomers join and take their place. The Nauset Regional High School boys and girls cross-country teams are both going through changes, thoug...

Heading into the high school football season, it was apparent that the Lower Cape teams were facing some obstacles to fielding football programs. Attendance numbers are down across the state, but it’s an even bigger issue on the Cape. Nauset’s varsity team had to cancel Friday’s scheduled game at Mashpee because of a lack of players. However, the Warriors weren’t dealing with a COVID-19 situation – instead, th...

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys soccer team’s unbeaten streak was in jeopardy of being snapped Thursday afternoon when the Sharks hosted the Rising Tide Herons. After giving up a goal in the first half, the Sharks ramped up their pressure in the offensive zone during the final 40 minutes of play. The increased pressure paid dividends with 5:30 remaining, as senior captain Troy Olson netted Monomoy’s lone goal to ev...

There is still time to register for the Monomoy Booster Club’s 2021 golf tournament, set to take place Oct. 11 at The Ridge Club in Sandwich. The tournament serves as the primary fundraising event for the Monomoy Booster Club, which assists Monomoy student-athletes with scholarships, sports equipment and more. This year’s tournament cost $175 for individuals and $700 per team. There are also sponsorship opp...

SOUTH DENNIS – If you close your eyes for a few moments, the sounds surrounding the fields at Johnny Kelley Park will take you back to your youth. “Nice pitch Jimmy!” shouts one ballplayer. “Atta boy, Billy! Nice play!” hollers another. Open your eyes and you’ll see a familiar game – baseball – being played by group of men in their 70s and 80s. On the surface, the game looks the same, albeit a little slower...

FALMOUTH – The Warriors girls soccer team’s undefeated season was put to the test Monday evening. After playing a scoreless first half in which Nauset struggled to create scoring chances against a Falmouth team determined to pack its defensive zone, the visiting Warriors ultimately returned home to the Lower Cape with their unbeaten record still intact. Sophomore Caroline Kennard ensured the result, netting...

A quote sits alone atop the Pals For Life Foundation’s website, palsforlife.com. “We are all keepers of our brothers and sisters,” it reads. That quote captures the spirit of the Pals For Life Foundation (PFL), which, for the past 26 years, has given back to locals in the hospitality industry when they have needed assistance the most. PFL is set to host its 25 th annual golf outing on Oct. 6 at the Captains...

HARWICH – The feeling was different long before kickoff. Between the standing-room-only crowd and the aura of playing under the lights on a Friday night, the atmosphere at Monomoy Regional High School was suitable for a big-time performance. And that’s exactly what the Sharks football team delivered. Playing in front of a capacity crowd for the first time since 2019, Monomoy made the most of the moment, run...

Nauset Field Hockey Team Improves To 3-0 At Carver

By: Brad Joyal

CARVER – Even after her Warriors earned a 2-0 victory over Carver to improve to 3-0 on the season, Nauset Regional High School field hockey coach Cheryl Poore was hardly satisfied. “We were awfully messy out there,” said Poore. “We weren’t carrying the ball and we weren’t making smart passes.” The coach then smiled. “Sorry,” she said. “I’m a bit of a perfectionist.” It’s that never-content outlook tha...