Topics: School Sports

NORTH EASTHAM – Most one-win basketball teams don’t end their season with cheers filling the gymnasium as the clock strikes zero and the season ends. This year’s Nauset girls basketball team isn’t like most teams, however. That was the scene last Thursday afternoon when the Warriors closed out their season with one final home game. Despite suffering a 72-48 loss to Bishop Fenwick, the Nauset players erupted in...

Athlete of the Week: Jordyn Streitmatter

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. They aren’t always the biggest or the strongest or even the oldest — as Jordyn Streitmatter has proven while playing for the Nauset girls basketball team this winter. Despite being just a sophomore, Streitmatter has been a key contributor for the Warriors this season. The Brewster resident looked mature beyond her years as she ran the team’s offense from...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Late Scoring Touch Guides Monarchs Past Cardinals

By: Brad Joyal

RANDOLPH – Although the spark didn’t arrive until a little more than midway through the third period, the Mashpee-Monomoy boys hockey team made sure to capitalize on the moment when it finally came. The Monarchs co-op team shook off a slow start Friday afternoon to pull away for a 3-0 victory over Cardinal Spellman at Joseph J. Zapustas Arena after scoring three goals in the final six minutes and 24 seconds of...

HARWICH – The game quickly went sideways for the Monomoy girls basketball team. It seemed as though the squad was destined for a lopsided loss when it hosted unbeaten Dennis-Yarmouth last Thursday night. But the Sharks didn’t waver when the Dolphins exploded for nearly a double-digit lead in the opening minutes. They regrouped and began making stops at the defensive end of the floor, where they forced turnover...

SANDWICH – It’s hard enough being a high school wrestler when everything is going your way. Between training sessions and maintaining your desired weight, the journey leading up to each match provides a grueling test of stamina and mental fitness. With all of the hard work required to prepare, it can feel like a bit more than a gut punch when matches get canceled, a common occurrence as the sport that requires...

HARWICH – While the measure of a team’s success can often be traced to the scoreboard and standings, Cape Cod Tech girls basketball coach Chris Leonard is keenly aware of what his team is up against this winter. After missing out on last season completely due to COVID-19, the Crusaders are still making strides to return to full strength, a difficult but rewarding journey for a team comprised of mostly first-ye...

The dust has cleared and the starting points have been set. On Friday, Massachusetts high school basketball and hockey teams learned where they stand in terms of seeding for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s winter statewide postseason tournament, a new format the state introduced in the fall, when the MIAA released the first edition of its weekly power rankings for the winter season. ...