Topics: School Sports

HARWICH – When Monomoy boys track and field coach Don Bates looked at the team’s schedule before the season, he couldn’t help but feel as though the Sharks might be in trouble against the rest of their Cape and Islands League competition. “We’re the smallest team in the league,” explained Bates, “so I looked at the schedule before we started and I thought, ‘Well, we’ll be pretty hard-pressed to win a meet.’” ...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset softball team chose the perfect time — and the perfect opponent — to have one of its best performances of the season. After suffering an extra-innings loss at Barnstable on April 27, Nauset got a little revenge Friday afternoon when it cruised to a 14-2 victory over Barnstable in a five-inning mercy-rule contest. “When we came into this game, we knew our issue in our last game was...

HARWICH – When it came time for Maddie Silvester to think about what college she would attend after graduating from Monomoy Regional High School, the Chatham resident knew her future school had to check off a few items on her wish list. For starters, Silvester knew she wanted to get away from Cape Cod, but she didn’t want to be too far from home. The Monomoy field hockey and lacrosse standout also knew that sh...

PLYMOUTH – The Monomoy girls lacrosse team felt like it had more to give during the second half of Monday’s nonleague game at Plymouth South Monday. After taking a 5-4 deficit into halftime, the Sharks thought about why they wanted to schedule a matchup against the Panthers: they felt it would be a good opportunity to bolster their status for the state tournament’s statewide power rating system. Monomoy ult...

CHATHAM – Fifty-five years have passed since the 1967 Boston Red Sox pulled off what affectionately became known as “The Impossible Dream” after the team posted its first winning season since 1958 and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1946. Peter Fraser was among the thousands of young kids who fell in love with the ’67 Sox while growing up in Massachusetts. There were a lot of players t...

Monomoy Boys Tennis Secures Playoff Berth

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys tennis team entered the season with big expectations. With seniors accounting for half of the 16-player roster, there was a reason for the Sharks to be optimistic about what they might be able to accomplish. So far, those expectations have been spot on. Monomoy became one of the first Lower Cape teams to qualify for the postseason when it punched its ticket to the Division 4 state...

NORTH EASTHAM – Nauset boys lacrosse coach Jesse Peno tactfully scheduled Silver Lake knowing that the Lakers would likely provide his Warriors with a playoff-like test ahead of the Division 2 state tournament. Peno’s hunch was right, and Nauset passed the test with flying colors. Two days after losing to Sandwich in a Cape and Islands League showdown, the Warriors bounced back with a hard-fought 9-8 victor...

HARWICH – The Cape Cod Tech softball team didn’t leave its home field with a victory Monday night, but the result in the scorebook didn’t keep the Crusaders down. The Cape Tech players and their coach, Mike Manley, were in high spirits following a 14-13 loss to Rising Tide in Harwich. Although the loss brings the Crusaders’ record to 0-6 on the spring, Manley and his players were thrilled with the way the t...

HARWICH – Not all victories are measured the same. Over the course of a season, some wins will include a big margin of victory, while other games might require hard-fought finishes to eke out a nailbiter. Rarely does a team receive an all-around complete effort, but that’s what the Monomoy baseball team got Friday afternoon when the Sharks steamrolled Sturgis East for a 10-0 mercy-rule victory in five innings ...

SANDWICH – Nobody would’ve been surprised if the Monomoy softball team displayed some rust against Sandwich on Monday afternoon. After all, the Sharks were playing their first game since traveling to Barnstable on April 11. The two-week layoff was no match for Monomoy, however, as the team’s bats exploded for 15 runs en route to a 15-9 victory at Sandwich. Although the team might have made it look easy, som...

ORLEANS – The Nauset baseball team had been searching for a breakthrough. It finally came Saturday against an opponent unfamiliar to the Warriors players, but not their coach. After surrendering a 3-0 lead to visiting Burlington in the top half of the third inning, Nauset’s bats exploded for three runs in the third and 11 more in the fourth to power the team to a 14-3 mercy-rule victory in five innings at Eldr...

BOURNE – Cape Cod Tech boys lacrosse coach Mike Bell acknowledges there are challenges that come with coaching a young and inexperienced team. He understands the reality and knows what to expect when he shows up to the field each day. “It’s a lot of continuous learning every day,” Bell said moments after Cape Tech fell to 2-2 on the season following a 10-5 loss to Mayflower Athletic Conference rival Upper Cape...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset girls tennis team isn’t going to let a singular win or loss alter its identity. Whether the Warriors play at home or travel to a road match, the outcome isn’t going to change the makeup of the team. “We have a strong group, but we do need to learn some things,” Nauset coach Kathleen Tringale said after her team dropped to 1-4 on the season following Friday’s 3-2 loss to unbeaten Mart...

CHATHAM – As if the Monomoy girls golf team needed any extra motivation to qualify for this year’s state championship, the thought of playing the Eastward Ho! Country Club later in the spring serves as a tangible incentive for the Sharks. Even on a chilly and windy day, such as Monday afternoon, the private member-owned course still greets the team with a magical aura. While the girls zigzag over the hilly fai...

HARWICH –Between the implementation of a new offense and the return of a couple key contributors, it almost feels as though Monomoy is fielding an entirely different boys lacrosse team than the one it had last spring. After struggling to score goals and manufacture victories a year ago, the Sharks have been re-energized by the return of seniors Jake Burnie and Tommy Pandiscio, who were both sidelined last spri...

ORLEANS – You never forget the first time someone asks you to go to France. Beverly Fuller still remembers when her husband, Jon, asked when they first met in 1980. “ I said ‘Wow, this guy’s romantic. I need to get my passport,’” she recalled. “He said ‘It’s with the boys varsity basketball team.’ Not the romantic weekend I was thinking of.” But 42 years later, the Orleans couple is still using basketb...