Topics: Nauset Regional School District

NORTH EASTHAM – It can be challenging to get used to a first-year coach. In many cases, new coaches mean new coaching styles, different plays and fresh ideas, all of which can lead to an adjustment period for players as they become accustomed to the new coaching environment. Although Nauset’s boys and girls varsity basketball programs will both feature first-year coaches this winter, both girls coach Jean Leyt...

Athlete Of The Week: Nico Harrington

By: Brad Joyal

Spend a few minutes inside the Nauset Regional High School gymnasium while the Warriors boys basketball team prepares for its upcoming season and you’ll likely become fixated on Nico Harrington. Standing tall at 6 feet, 9 inches, Harrington’s size commands plenty of attention. But so does his play, as the senior center from North Truro is a human highlight reel. Nauset’s first-year coach Kyle Harrigan said ...

SOUTH YARMOUTH – It was one of the most exciting football games played on Cape Cod this fall. It just didn’t end the way Nauset had hoped it would. Seeking its first Thanksgiving win over Dennis-Yarmouth since 2018, Nauset threw everything it had at its rival. The end result was an instant classic — a 26th installment of the Chowder Bowl that featured a combined 87 points, nearly 1,000 yards of total offense a...

ORLEANS – Two ballot questions will go before Orleans voters at the Jan. 10 election called to secure additional funding for the Nauset Regional High School renovation. The select board unanimously voted Nov. 9 to put the questions on the ballot. The town will join the other Nauset district towns of Eastham, Wellfleet and Brewster in holding elections on Jan. 10. One question will seek authority to move ahe...

All season, Nauset boys soccer coach John McCully has preached about the importance of playing with a lead. It’s a perfect strategy for McCully’s Warriors, who boast a talented group of offensive players that are capable of scoring at a moment’s notice. Nauset executed  that same strategy in its Division 2 state tournament opener. After establishing control following early goals by seniors Grayson Farber and A...

The regular season couldn’t have ended any better for the Nauset field hockey team. After coming from behind to beat the combined Sturgis East/West squad 2-1 on Oct. 25, the Warriors blanked Carver 4-0 Oct. 27 and thumped Duxbury 5-0 on Saturday to finish the regular season with a three-game win streak. “It was great,” Nauset coach Cheryl Poore said after the team finished 9-6-3. “The combined Sturgis te...

Local Teams Await State Tournament Seedings

By: Brad Joyal

It’s that time of year that local high school sports teams have been working toward — and waiting for — all season. As the calendar turns from October to November, local teams turn their attention from regular season action to the postseason as they await the MIAA state tournament seedings to be released. Football and volleyball brackets were released Monday, with Cape Cod Tech’s girls volleyball team being th...

General Contractor Bid Approximately $30 Million Over Budget With the Nauset Regional High School renovation project running over budget, voters in the four district towns could be asked to commit more money to the project early next year. The Nauset High School Building Committee reviewed two general contractor bids that were submitted for the project at its Oct. 26 meeting. But the low bid came in ...

ORLEANS – Select board members say short-term rentals need to be regulated, and requiring that those properties be registered with the town was seen as the first step in that process. But voters at Monday's special town meeting said the proposed registration bylaw put before them was not ready yet. Voters also gave the go-ahead for submission of a request to ban fertilizer use in town to the state legislatu...

ORLEANS – Subcontractor bids are in for the Nauset Regional High School renovation project, and they're millions of dollars higher than expected. Now Orleans officials are bracing for the possibility that voters in the four Nauset towns may have to vote again to authorize more money for the project. Ron Collins, the town's facilities manager, told the select board Sept. 28 that subcontractor bids for the pr...

ORLEANS – In the parking lot between the Nauset school administration building and Nauset Regional Middle School, a large solar canopy stands covering a fleet of school buses. By year's end, the structure will start saving the school district considerably on its energy costs. After fits and starts, the canopy is expected to go live by Thanksgiving, if not sooner, according to Jim Nowack, assistant director of ...

HYANNIS – There’s a new feeling surrounding the Nauset girls volleyball program. Although the Warriors have only been together for a few weeks and have only competed in three matches, there’s a renewed sense of excitement and optimism flowing through the players and coaching staff, which features first-year head coach Sunny Hunter and assistant Maggie Allen. That feeling — that energy — was on display Monda...

ORLEANS – How much is too much to spend to improve an aging building? That was the question the select board wrestled with last week as it faced a $1.4 million request to make heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements to portions of the Orleans Elementary School. Board members expressed reluctance Aug. 31 about putting that much money into fixing the building, the original portion of which date...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset girls soccer program doesn’t want to take its foot off the accelerator. Not during practice, and certainly not during games. As long as the Warriors are on the soccer pitch, they want to give it their all. The was one of the big takeaways for Nauset after the team suffered a 4-3 double-overtime loss to North Middlesex in the preliminary round of last year’s Division 2 state tourna...

ORLEANS – In searching for a new middle school principal this summer, Brooke Clenchy didn't quite find the person she was looking for to fill the position. But the Nauset superintendent knew what the Nauset Regional Middle School needed. "I think there's joy that's missing there now, and that's one of the things I wanted to bring back," said Clenchy, who enters her second year at the helm of the Nauset distric...

New School Year Marked By Change In Nauset

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – The old normal? The new "new normal?" "We're still trying to figure out what to call it," Nauset School Superintendent Brooke Clenchy said. However you term it, the 2022-2023 school year promises to restore some of the pluck and excitement that has been dulled not just in Nauset, but in districts and schools nationwide since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Two and a half years after...