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Athlete Of The Week: Samantha Clarke

By: Brad Joyal

It’s not often that freshmen are key contributors on varsity sports teams. For most programs, it’s juniors and seniors that carry the load of being the leaders and prominent players, while freshmen and sophomores may play smaller roles while waiting their turn to become an upperclassman. Monomoy freshman Samantha Clarke isn’t one to wait. After contributing during the Monomoy field hockey team’s run to last...

NORTH EASTHAM — It may be a sports cliché to try to get better each time you take the field, but that’s exactly the approach the Nauset field hockey team has adopted this season. With just two returning players from last year’s squad that fell to Grafton in overtime in the Round of 32 during last year’s Division 2 state tournament, the young Warriors are approaching this fall with the mindset of continuing to ...

BREWSTER – Not even windy and wet playing conditions could dampen the late Richard Costello’s spirit at the 26th edition of the Pals For Life Foundation’s golf outing. Since 1995, Pals For Life has raised funds to provide emergency financial assistance to local hospitality professionals who are sick or need financial support. The foundation was launched by Costello, the former owner of the Chatham Squire who d...

Athlete Of The Week: Amelia Stevens

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – Amelia Stevens knows a thing or two about battling adversity. Not only has Stevens overcome obstacles on the field hockey field as a senior on the Nauset field hockey team, she’s done so while also worrying about her mom, Michelle, who has been batting stage 4 cancer in her lungs for the past four years. “It’s really hard because I never know what’s going to happen,” said Stevens, a Brewster re...

BOURNE – There’s no denying that the Cape Cod Tech boys soccer team is playing some of its best soccer in recent memory. After opening the season with losses to Monomoy and Atlantis Charter, Cape Tech answered with five straight victories, including a 6-1 drubbing of Falmouth Academy on Monday night. The Crusaders have outscored opponents 33-5 during the five-game win streak, with the only close game coming in...

CHATHAM – Monomoy golf coach John Anderson has seen plenty of strong performances throughout the years. Although he’s coached strong individual players and teams full of talent, this year’s boys golf team stands on its own. “It’s the most athletic team that I’ve had in 10 years,” Anderson said after Monomoy improved to 7-1 with a 5-1 victory over Sturgis West at the Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham. “They ...

NORTH EASTHAM – After forfeiting last year’s game against Falmouth due to low numbers, the Nauset football team showed just how far it has come in one year when the teams finally met last Friday night at Nauset. It wasn’t the result the Warriors had hoped for — the visiting Clippers escaped town with 14-13 victory — but the result demonstrated that the Warriors have already made strides under first-year coach ...

Athlete Of The Week: Lucas Gurski

By: Brad Joyal

Ask Cape Cod Tech senior Lucas Gurski about his ability to kick free kicks and he’ll offer a humble answer about how he’s not the best at taking free kicks. The results, however, prove otherwise. It was Gurski’s crossing prowess that helped Cape Cod Tech eke out a 2-1 victory over Upper Cape Cod Tech on Thursday afternoon in Bourne. Gurski, a senior from Hyannis, assisted on Jacob Gardiner’s goal after sending...

YARMOUTH — Rhiannon and Gareth Vos have been near the front of the pack for the Monomoy cross-country teams for the past couple years. Rhiannon, a senior on Monomoy’s girls team, and Gareth, a junior for the boys, have routinely earned first-place finishes while running their own races independent of each other. When they aren’t competing for the Sharks, however, they are pushing each other to improve while...

HARWICH – Prior to the start of the season, Nauset girls soccer coach Tom Pollert preached intensity. The Warriors coach wanted the girls to ramp up their effort in hopes of establishing a culture predicated on never letting up. That attitude has paid dividends, as the team has outscored opponents 14-5 while posting a 5-1-1 record through seven games. “The first seven games we really focused on being compet...

Orleans Yacht Club Caps Season With Yankee Uno Regatta

By: Brad Joyal

Southeastern Massachusetts’ sunfish sailing fleet closed out its season Sept. 18 with the Yankee Uno at Orleans Yacht Club. Fourteen boats led by some of the top sailors in the northeast were tested by gusty southwest winds under a hot sunny sky. The winds proved costly, as numerous capsizes led to multiple lead changes. In the end, tiebreakers were implemented to determine first and second as well as third an...

Athlete Of The Week: Sammy McIsaac

By: Brad Joyal

It’s not uncommon for coaches to apply motivational tactics with their teams. Nauset girls soccer coach Tom Pollert began a new tradition last fall when he and the team started distributing three different postgame awards to players who performed well. “We started it last year halfway through the season,” Pollert explained. “They have a yellow [cleat] which is for defensive player of the game and the girl who ...