Sports

Monomoy Girls Soccer Drops Second-Round Game

By: Brad Joyal

Monomoy girls soccer coach Jennifer Peterson knew this season would provide some challenges. With only two seniors returning, Peterson understood that inexperience would be a major part of the Sharks’ story this fall. The inexperience didn’t prevent Monomoy from exceeding expectations, however, as the team still managed to qualify for the Division 4 state tournament. Although the Sharks’ season ended with a...

Athlete Of The Week: Dr. David Prindiville

By: Brad Joyal

Connecticut’s Manchester Road Race is set to honor a Lower Cape resident who helped revitalize the race during the “running boom” of the late 1970s. Race officials announced the Thanksgiving Day run — the 86th edition of the race — will celebrate Dr. David Prindiville, a Brewster resident who previously served as the Manchester Road Race Committee’s longtime president and elite race runner coordinator. Prin...

HARWICH — The Monomoy boys soccer team entered this season with a clear goal: qualify for the Division 4 state tournament after missing out on the postseason last fall. As happy as the Sharks are to be back in the state tournament, they aren’t satisfied to simply be a part of the tournament. Now they want to compete and look to advance into the later rounds. “Our first 11 is very good and we think we can mak...

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...

HARWICH — The Cape Cod Tech boys soccer team wasn’t happy at the end of its 5-3 loss to Monomoy on Thursday. Although the players were unsatisfied with the result, Crusaders coach Ivan Popov said there is still plenty for the team to be excited about. The team’s 13-3-2 regular season mark earned it a spot in the state’s vocational tournament semifinals against Westfield Tech at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cape Tech. ...

Athlete Of The Week: Jack Martin

By: Brad Joyal

A year after he guided the Nauset boys golf team to the Division 2 state tournament after serving as the Warriors’ top player as a freshman, Jack Martin returned to this year’s state tournament as a sophomore. Although Martin, a Yarmouth resident, didn’t have the luxury of being joined by his Nauset teammates due to the Warriors failing to qualify as a team, the underclassman still performed well at the Divisi...

HARWICH – It all started during the week of practice leading up to the game. Following back-to-back road losses at Bourne and Holbrook, the Monomoy football team approached the last week of practice with a renewed sense of energy, commitment and focus. It paid off in a big way Friday night, when the team pulled away from Upper Cape Tech for a 28-8 victory in front of a festive homecoming crowd in Harwich. T...

BOURNE – The Cape Cod Tech girls volleyball team is hardly one-dimensional. The Crusaders have a plethora of strong servers and are capable of remaining steady when a match requires them to trade volleys for an extended period of time. Perhaps most importantly, the squad has the focus and hand-eye coordination that is necessary to stick with the ball and make plays when a volley breaks down into a scattered me...

NORTH EASTHAM – After playing shorthanded for much of the fall, the Nauset boys soccer team is finally feeling whole just in time for the state tournament. Sunday’s 5-0 victory over Nantucket demonstrated just how dominant the team can be when it is playing with a full roster, as the team improved to 12-2-1 after senior captain Nate Watring recorded a hat trick and goalkeeper Chase Lemieux, another senior, pit...

Athlete Of The Week: Quinn Connors

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – When the Monomoy football team needed a spark, junior Quinn Connors answered the call. And when the Sharks needed a big play to seal the deal, Connors delivered in the clutch. Connors played a key role in Monomoy’s 28-8 non-league victory over Upper Cape Tech on Friday night as he caught a 50-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring before sealing the win late in the fourth quarter with an interceptio...

It’s crunch time for local high school sports teams with state tournament aspirations. With just over a week remaining in the regular season for most high school sports, teams are beginning to learn whether they are in line to qualify for the state tournament and, if so, where they might be positioned in the seedings. Each week, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association releases power rankings ...