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MELROSE – All season, the Nauset boys soccer team prided itself on starting games fast. The Warriors worked hard to score first so they could establish control on the scoreboard and force opponents to play catchup. It was No. 22 Nauset who was playing catchup Friday in a Division 2 state tournament second-round matchup at sixth-seeded Melrose. Amir Lahkiky gave the host Red Raiders an early lead after scoring ...

HARWICH – It was the sort of response Monomoy’s first-year coach Rob Sliney wanted. It just took a little bit for Sliney’s Sharks to get going. One week after suffering a 42-0 loss at Carver on Nov. 3, the Monomoy football team returned to its winning ways Thursday with a 39-6 victory over crosstown rival Cape Cod Tech at MRHS. Although the Sharks ultimately got back on track, it wasn’t without some lumps. ...

A Chatham tradition is set to return to form Thanksgiving morning as the family-friendly Turkey Trot will feature an in-person 5-kilometer walk or run for the first time since 2019, when COVID-19 forced the event to be held virtually the past two years. For the first time in its history, the Turkey Trot will be professionally timed as locals and visitors bond over the 3.1-mile course comprised of winding and r...

A pair of Nauset runners and a Monomoy standout have qualified for their respective cross-country state tournament meets after strong performances at the state qualifiers. Nauset junior William Crowell and sophomore Madeline Mahoney will represent the Warriors on Saturday in the Division 2 state championship in Fort Devens. Mahoney earned her spot with a third-place finish after posting a time of 19 minutes...

Athlete Of The Week: Susannah Brown

By: Brad Joyal

Each new season brings new responsibilities, new expectations, and new challenges. Monomoy junior Susannah Brown hasn’t run from the changes. In fact, she’s embraced them. After helping Monomoy’s field hockey team advance to last year’s Division 4 state semifinals as a sophomore center-midfielder, Brown has played a key role in this year’s postseason run after moving up to forward under first-year coach Kyle C...

Monomoy Field Hockey Clinches Quarterfinals Berth

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – The Monomoy field hockey team is heading back to the Division 4 state quarterfinals After opening the postseason with a dominant 9-0 victory over No. 29 Amesbury on Saturday, fourth-seeded Monomoy secured a spot in the quarterfinals Monday with a 7-1 win over No. 13 Georgetown in Harwich. “We executed the strategy the way we wanted to,” Monomoy's first-year coach Kyle Cappallo said after Monday's ...

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...

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...