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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 ...

HARWICH – It’s a new season and the Monomoy field hockey team has a new coach, but the Sharks are maintaining their big expectations. After inheriting much of the roster from last year’s team that advanced to the Division 4 state semifinals under coach Kathryn Andreoli, Monomoy’s first-year coach Kyle Cappallo is focused on bringing the team together. In order to do so, Cappallo has implemented a new offens...

Several Lower Cape Cod residents will be among the thousands of walkers who will approach the historic Boston Marathon start line in Hopkinton on Oct. 2 to take part in the Jimmy Fund Walk. Since its inception in 1989, the Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $150 million for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, with the funds being used to support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research...

Fast Start Propels Nauset Boys Soccer Past Monomoy

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – It’s a strategy that’s become a calling card for the Nauset boys soccer program. Although the Warriors want to play strong soccer throughout every game, they especially want to be at their best in the opening minutes, where an early goal can provide them with a spark while simultaneously forcing opponents to play on their heels and from behind. Nauset executed that philosophy perfectly Satur...

The streak is over. The Nauset football team is back in the win column. The Warriors ended a 10-game losing streak to earn first-year coach Jesse Peno’s first career victory with a 21-14 nonleague win over East Bridgewater on Friday in North Eastham. It was Nauset’s first win since April 17, 2021, when the team bested Falmouth 20-14 in the penultimate game of the “Fall II” spring football season held that y...

Athlete Of The Week: Mikah Krystofolski

By: Brad Joyal

There’s something to be said about a player capable of coming through in the clutch. When the stakes were the biggest and the pressure was the highest, Harwich resident Mikah Krystofolski delivered for his summer baseball team on the ultimate stage. Krystofolski helped guide the Eastern Mass. All-Stars to an 8-6 victory over New Jersey-based Intensity Elite in the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament championshi...

HARWICH – The new era of Monomoy football couldn’t have started any better under first-year coach Rob Sliney. Not only did the Sharks prove they could jump out to a convincing early lead, they also displayed their toughness and an ability to overcome adversity when it struck during the squad’s season opener at Cape Cod Tech on Saturday afternoon. After Cape Tech narrowed its deficit with back-to-back touchd...

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...

Monomoy Girls Soccer Focused On Building Young Core

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – Lucy Mawn and Melissa Velasquez always thought about how it would feel to be seniors playing one last season for the Monomoy girls soccer team. Although the two Harwich residents knew the day would come that they would be viewed and respected as the team’s veterans, both Mawn and Velasquez acknowledged it feels a little strange for that day to finally come. For years, the duo always had other lead...