Topics: School Sports

Despite Championship Loss, Lower Cape Senior Babe Ruth Team Has a Positive SeasonCHATHAM — The Lower Cape Gray Senior Babe Ruth team has 14 players on its roster, but some games only eight players will show up. That is one common obstacle when it comes to summer baseball on the Cape. The team, which finished its season Saturday following an 8-0 loss in the third game of the championship series against Falmo...

NORTH EASTHAM – Serving as the girls soccer and girls lacrosse coach at Monomoy provides Jenn Peterson with plenty of opportunities to coach the next generation of female athletes and help them improve their craft. Like most Cape Cod residents, Peterson likes to unwind during the summer months. For her, that means moving off the sideline and into the action as the longest-tenured member of the Orleans women...

Latham Open Tennis Tournament Set For Aug. 12-14

By: Brad Joyal

The Latham Open charity singles tournament will return for its fourth edition on Aug. 12 to Aug. 14 at Harwich’s community tennis courts at Brooks Park. The United States Tennis Association-sanctioned tournament serves as a fundraiser to benefit Latham School in Brewster. Rufus McCleery, a rising senior at Nauset and the captain for the school’s boys tennis team, began the tournament with a Sturgis Charter Hig...

Emily Layton arrived at the UMass Amherst campus last month with one goal in mind. After being a key contributor to Monomoy’s field hockey team as a freshman last fall, Layton was excited to represent her hometown of Harwich and her school at College Connection’s Northeast Showcase held at UMass from June 10-12. Still, Layton wanted more. She wanted a Golden Ticket. By the end of the three-day...

HARWICH – The Cape Cod Tech boys basketball team recently picked up some new hardware. On June 1, the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials’ Board 152 honored the Crusaders as the organization’s Sportsmanship Award recipient for the 2021-22 season. The Falmouth girls team received the organization’s girls award. “Our officials from IAABO Board 152 vote for those Cape school that demonst...

HARWICH – It didn’t matter how far the fourth-seeded Monomoy girls tennis team advanced in the Division 4 state tournament, the team had already cemented itself as one of — if not the best — team in program history. Monomoy coach Bill Burke first recognized he had a great team when the group started preseason practices, and the players continued to impress their coach all the way until the state quarterfinals,...

CHATHAM – Welcome to the history books, Monomoy girls golf. The program reached new heights June 7 when it captured runner-up honors at the MIAA state championship held at Eastward Ho! Country Club. Monomoy finished with a team score of 394, only four strokes higher than state champion Ursuline Academy’s 390. Wellesley and Duxbury tied for third with matching 408s, while Notre Dame Academy of Hingham (422) ...

Clifford Tosses Gem, Helps Monomoy Baseball Advance

By: Brendan Samson

HARWICH — Andrew Clifford helped the Monomoy baseball team have one last celebration. Although the 28 th -seeded Sharks suffered a season-ending 9-6 loss to fifth-seeded Manchester Essex in Monday’s Division 4 Round of 32 matchup, Clifford helped the team earn a 7-0 victory over No. 37 Lynn Vocational-Tech in Sunday’s preliminary-round game at Whitehouse Field. While the offense was rolling early, the real ...

MANSFIELD – Even in defeat, the Nauset boys tennis team was able to recognize that the program took strides in the right direction this spring. Moments after his team suffered a 4-1 loss to Mansfield on Monday in a Division 2 state tournament Round of 32 matchup, Nauset coach Andy Lisle praised the 23 rd -seeded Warriors for the way they performed this season. “They’ve come a long way,” Lisle said. “They ju...

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is set to release the seedings for spring sports state tournaments this week. Baseball, softball and tennis seedings are scheduled to be released Wednesday, and boys and girls lacrosse seedings are set to be announced Saturday. Approximately 10 teams from the Lower Cape are expected to qualify for postseason play, according to the latest MIAA statewide pow...

HARWICH – One of the most exciting periods of high school got a little more special for a group of Monomoy seniors who recently solidified their athletic futures as student-athletes during signing ceremonies held at the high school. One week after Harwich resident Caroline DiGiovanni signed to play field hockey at Babson College, three Monomoy senior boys — August Hand, Jake Burnie and John-Michael Canto — ink...

YARMOUTH PORT — Monomoy girls golf coach John Anderson was a little nervous when he first saw junior standout Jennie Grogan moments after she finished playing her round at Monday’s Cape and Islands League girls golf championship at Kings Way Golf Club. “When I saw her come in, she had this look on her face that I didn’t know what happened,” Anderson said. “She was like, ‘Ah, I didn’t play that well, I shot a 6...

BARNSTABLE – The Nauset girls lacrosse team felt it had been knocking on the door for a few games. They knew it was only a matter of time before they would get rewarded for their hard work. After starting the week with losses in three close games, Nauset finally came up on the winning side of a back-and-forth contest when it held off Barnstable for a 7-6 victory Saturday morning in Barnstable. The win marke...

CHATHAM – Leslie Gillis knew she needed a hobby to supplement the time she spent teaching eighth grade math at Walsh Middle School in Framingham. When her own children became college-aged, Gillis turned to golf. “I don’t consider myself athletic, but I don’t feel you have to be athletic to play golf if you enjoy people and being outside,” said Gillis, a 75-year-old retired Chatham resident who serves as the pr...

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...