Topics: Nauset High School

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...

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...

Despite losing some key pieces of last year’s team to graduation, the Nauset boys golf team is hopeful that it can pick up where it left off last fall. The cupboard isn’t totally bare for the Warriors, who bring back their top player, sophomore Jack Martin, in addition to Martin’s co-captain, Jack Cronan, a senior. “Jack’s our clear No. 1 and is one of the top players in the state, and he’s only a sophomore...

NORTH EASTHAM — Chris Ellsasser likes to take his meetings on the go. He prefers walking and talking with students and staff, an approach he says helps him and his assistant principals, Sean Fleming and Patrick Clark, stay on top of the busy world of education that bustles around them. "One of the philosophies I have is if you are present, things don't escalate," he said. "We probably each talk to a hundred pe...

Olivia Horton and Caroline Keeffe-Jones developed big sailing aspirations a few years ago. After competing together on Nauset’s sailing team as freshmen and then experiencing success at the Yarmouth Regatta during the summer before their sophomore year, the duo felt it was only a matter of time before they’d take the Cape and Islands League by storm. They saw the upperclassmen compete at the league’s fleet ...

BARNSTABLE – The Nauset girls lacrosse team felt it had been knocking on the door for a few games. They knew it was only a matter of time before they would get rewarded for their hard work. After starting the week with losses in three close games, Nauset finally came up on the winning side of a back-and-forth contest when it held off Barnstable for a 7-6 victory Saturday morning in Barnstable. The win marke...

EASTHAM – Court Watson took an art history class as a sophomore at Nauset Regional High School. But nothing he learned in the classroom could have prepared him for the things he saw in Rome up close. One of 17 Nauset High students who went on a trip to the ancient city over the school's February break, Watson, now a senior, recalled a visit to a museum in a house built upon layers of the city's past history. ...

ORLEANS — Patrick Clark's career as an educator started at Nauset Regional High School. Now almost 28 years later, he's been tapped as its next principal. School officials in Nauset didn't have to look far in selecting Clark, who was hired as an assistant principal at the high school in August. He will take the reins as principal effective July 1, the district announced in a press release last week. Clark w...

Clark Named Next Nauset High School Principal

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS - School officials in Nauset didn't have to look far to find their next high school principal. Patrick Clark, hired as an assistant principal at Nauset Regional High School in August, will take the reins as principal effective July 1, the district announced in a press release. Clark will assume principal duties from Chris Ellsasser, who informed the Nauset Regional School Committee in December of hi...

Nauset High Clinic Draws Anti-Vax Protesters

By: Ryan Bray

EASTHAM – A vaccine clinic at Nauset Regional High School Jan. 13 drew protestors to school property in the morning and afternoon. Nauset High Principal Chris Ellsasser said that eight people protested the clinic with signs outside the main entrance before the start of school. A group of about 15 people returned in the afternoon to continue the protest, he said. About 190 people participated in the clinic. ...

WAYLAND – The thought of securing a spot in the Division 2 sectional tournament and then performing well enough to be one of the three teams from the sectional district to advance to the state championship wasn’t on Nauset boys golf coach Brian Hicks’ radar when the Warriors first met for practice in August. “If you had told me at the start of the year that we were going to be 14-4 and make it out of the secti...

ORLEANS - We all grow up learning about the story of the Pilgrims, the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving. But Way Yin Yuen never could have guessed as a child that his own ancestors played a part in the settlement of America. Way, a Harwich resident, was raised in Brewster and graduated from Nauset High School in 1996. Growing up, his family operated the Double Dragon Inn on Route 6A in Orleans. "I've al...

While everybody felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic differently, certain Massachusetts high school sports teams were impacted more than others during the 2020-21 academic calendar. The Nauset Regional High School boys soccer team is among the programs that feels it missed out on some opportunities last fall, when Massachusetts held an abbreviated fall season without postseason state tournaments. “I ce...

Lara Rouillard was visiting Brazil in early December 2020 when she discovered that longtime New England Patriots cheerleading coach Tracy Sormanti had died after a three-year battle with multiple myeloma. The news was a blow for Rouillard, who first connected with Sormanti in 2019 when she reached out to the coach to learn more about the team’s tryouts. Rouillard tried out to be a Patriots cheerleader in 2019 ...

SANDWICH – The Nauset sailors had set up their boats and lugged all of their gear to their home at Orleans Yacht Club. It felt good to have all of the heavy lifting done, a difficult-but-necessary set of chores that needed to be completed before the Warriors could turn their attention to the 2020 season. And then Friday the 13th happened. The team still remembers it well. March 13, 2020. That was the day th...

NORTH EASTHAM – In a year full of uncertainty, a group of Nauset student athletes solidified their plans to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level during the athletic department’s 2021 signing ceremony held Monday afternoon inside the school auditorium. Of Nauset’s 17 signees, 14 attended the ceremony, which saw players take the stage to sign their national letters of intent and commitm...