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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 Orleans Yacht Club’s racing group, DaySailer Fleet 15, is looking for sailors that are interested in participating in the fleet’s racing season on Sundays throughout the summer. OYC will be hosting the Cove Series on June 19, June 26, July 3 and July 10 before reconvening for the Commodore Series July 17, July 24, July 31 and Aug. 7. In addition to the Cove and Commodore Series, OYC will also ...

ORLEANS – With just about a month and a half remaining before the Cape Cod Baseball League hosts its Opening Day on June 12, the Orleans Firebirds are looking for Lower Cape residents who are interested in hosting players for the upcoming season. “We ask host families to open up their houses to a player or players, most families like to take two players,” said Nancy Nickerson, the Firebirds’ assistant genera...

Athlete Of The Week: Caroline DiGiovanni

By: Brad Joyal

There’s just something about hitting a home run that feels good. It feels even better, according to Monomoy senior third baseman Caroline DiGiovanni, if the homer comes on the first pitch of an at-bat. DiGiovanni knocked a two-run home run in the fourth inning of Monday’s game at Sandwich and finished 4 for 6 with three RBIs to lift the Sharks to a 15-9 victory over the Blue Knights. “Hitting a home run is ...

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...

Athlete Of The Week: Austin Walker

By: Brad Joyal

Austin Walker possesses the skills and knowledge needed to take over a game. The senior from Harwich showed he’s capable of doing just that Thursday afternoon when he and the rest of the Cape Cod Tech boys lacrosse team traveled to Bourne for a Mayflower Athletic Conference matchup against rival Upper Cape Tech. Although Upper Cape ultimately earned a 10-5 victory, Walker was among the players who stood out af...

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...

Throughout his 16-year professional career working in medicine in the United States, Dr. Marcial Santos has viewed running as one way to relieve stress from his busy schedule while serving as a primary care physician at Liberty Commons and as a hospitalist at Cape Cod Hospital. After spending the past two years working on the frontline of Cape Cod’s battle against COVID-19, Dr. Santos is set to run the 126 th ...

Athlete Of The Week: Jake Burnie

By: Brad Joyal

ARWICH – All last spring, Monomoy senior and Harwich resident Jake Burnie watched in frustration as his Monomoy boys lacrosse teammates struggled to score goals and win games against Cape and Islands League competition. However, this spring has been anything but frustrating for Burnie and the Sharks. After tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during pre-season practice ahead of last season, Burnie has bee...