Topics: School Sports

HARWICH – It was about as good a first impression as a team could make. Pitching, hitting, fielding and running — the Monomoy baseball team did everything well during Monday’s lopsided 10-2 season-opening victory over Cape Cod Tech at Whitehouse Field at Monomoy Regional High School. “We made all the routine plays,” Monomoy coach Steve Porter said. “We hit the ball when it counted and we threw strikes when ...

CHATHAM – The only thing that can get rid of the taste of a bad loss is a bounce-back victory. Thankfully, the Monomoy girls tennis team didn’t have to wait long to rebound from its season-opening loss to St. John Paul II. Just one day after the JP II Lions handed Monomoy a 3-2 loss, the Sharks responded Friday with a 5-0 victory over Rising Tide at Monomoy Middle School, which both MRHS tennis teams have been...

NORTH EASTHAM – Cold and windy conditions are hardly the ideal environment for track and field athletes, particularly for a first meet of a season, when the athletes are still finding their footing and getting acclimated with the new season. Despite an abbreviated preseason and far from ideal conditions, the Nauset boys and girls outdoor track and field teams still saw plenty of impressive performances Thursda...

HARWICH – Coaches and players don’t always know what type of team they have right away. For some teams, it can take a couple games, or several weeks, to gain a firm understanding of their identity. The Monomoy boys tennis players don’t have to wait to meet St. John Paul II in its season opener Thursday at Monomoy Regional Middle School to learn what sort of group they are. The Sharks not only brought back ever...

NORTH EASTHAM – There is a different feeling around the Nauset girls lacrosse team than there was at this time last spring. Even after posting an 0-12 record last season, the Warriors remain hopeful about what they can accomplish this year. The optimism is tangible. The goals are clear. “We’re hoping to make it to the [state] tournament,” longtime Nauset coach Heather Stevens said. “That’s something that we...

Athletes from Monomoy and Nauset Regional High Schools were well represented when the Cape and Islands League recently announced its All-Stars for the winter sports season. Seniors Daniel Gould and Michael Rocco and freshman Finn Hyora were all named All-Stars as representatives for Monomoy’s boys basketball team, which was also named the Cape and Islands League Maritime Division Team Sportsmanship Award recip...

Athlete Of The Week: Brady Deschamps

By: Brad Joyal

Over the past couple years, Brady Deschamps has been one of Nauset’s best athletes while starring for the school’s girls soccer team as its goalkeeper between the pipes. After some time away from lacrosse, Deschamps, a Brewster resident, is returning to the field to close her high school experience out with one final season. “I think everybody’s really excited to be back,” Deschamps said after a recent prac...

There wasn’t much for Holly Mastronardi to build upon when she accepted the position to be Cape Cod Tech’s first full-time athletic trainer. After years of hiring emergency medical technicians or paramedics to work its games, Cape Tech made history in January when it hired Mastronardi, a Barnstable native and 2014 Barnstable High School graduate, as its first full-time athletic trainer in school history. “I...

The details surrounding Nauset boys hockey coach Drew Locke’s mid-February firing are becoming more clear, after the Warriors’ season ended March 9 following a 7-1 loss to Lynnfield in the second round of the Division 3 state tournament. While Locke’s Hyannis-based attorney Bruce Bierhans said the coach is considering whether he will file charges against the school, Nauset hockey parents are growing increasing...

PEABODY – Even if the Nauset boys hockey team didn’t make it as far as it had hoped it would during the Division 3 state tournament, the Warriors’ seniors were still proud to help the program make strides beyond where it had been in recent years. That sense of accomplishment surrounded 13 th -seeded Nauset in the immediate aftermath of its season-ending 7-1 loss to fourth-seeded Lynnfield in a second-round mat...

Little by little, the Monomoy Regional High School winter cheerleading team performed portions of its routine during the school’s boys and girls home basketball games in Harwich. Despite fielding a young team comprised of many underclassmen, including freshmen and even eighth-graders, the team was able to master an entirely new — and more challenging, they say — routine between their own demanding practice sch...

Athlete of the Week: Pete Murphy

By: Brad Joyal

PEABODY – In a game that didn’t have many highlights for the Nauset boys hockey team, junior forward Pete Murphy still found a way to stand out. Although Murphy scored the only goal for 13 th -seeded Nauset during the team’s season-ending 7-1 loss to fourth-seeded Lynnfield in the second round of the Division 3 state tournament, the junior’s impressive play was hardly limited to his goal. It seemed like eve...

ORLEANS – The Nauset boys hockey team’s season was seconds from being over. Trailing by a goal in the final minute of Saturday’s Division 3 state tournament first-round matchup, Nauset sophomore Cam Connery scored for the 13 th -seeded Warriors with 32 seconds remaining to tie the game at 2 and force overtime against No. 20 North Middlesex. After eight minutes of scoreless 4-on-4 overtime, Nauset capitalize...

HARWICH – Most of the Monomoy girls basketball players had never seen an atmosphere like it. Those who have hadn’t seen anything comparable since 2020, before COVID-19 altered the way games were able to be played on the court and watched from stands. Masks were optional for players, coaches and spectators alike during the 26 th -seeded Monomoy girls basketball team’s Division 4 state tournament preliminary-rou...

ORLEANS – The Cape Cod Furies girls hockey team trailed for nearly all 45 minutes of their postseason game. The eighth-seeded Furies suffered a 1-0 loss to 25 th -seeded Reading on Saturday in the opening round of the Division 1 state tournament after senior Maddie Rzepka scored the Rockets’ lone goal just 39 seconds into the contest. The Furies created plenty of scoring chances in the remaining 44:21 of ac...

Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Velasquez

By: Brad Joyal

ARWICH – It was the type of performance the Monomoy girls basketball team had grown to expect out of Melissa Velasquez. Still, it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Sharks. The junior guard from Harwich scored a career high 23 points to guide 26 th -seeded Monomoy to a 61-22 victory over No. 39 Blue Hills in the opening round of the Division 4 state tournament March 1 in Harwich. “It’s exciting to ...