Topics: School Sports

SOUTH YARMOUTH – It was one of the most exciting football games played on Cape Cod this fall. It just didn’t end the way Nauset had hoped it would. Seeking its first Thanksgiving win over Dennis-Yarmouth since 2018, Nauset threw everything it had at its rival. The end result was an instant classic — a 26th installment of the Chowder Bowl that featured a combined 87 points, nearly 1,000 yards of total offense a...

HARWICH — If Las Vegas bet on high school football games, oddsmakers may have put the over-under for points in the Thanksgiving classic between Monomoy and St. John Paul II at around 40. Fewer points than the teams’ point total last year, but still a high-scoring affair. If that was the line on Thursday, the under would have hit and then some — as the game remained scoreless after four quarters of play. Def...

Prepare the turkey, mash those potatoes and make sure to stuff enough stuffing…but don’t forget to enjoy some pigskin Thanksgiving morning. All three of the Lower Cape’s high school football teams will be in action Thursday morning when they close out their respective seasons with another edition of Thanksgiving football rivalries. Harwich will play host to two Thanksgiving games, as Cape Cod Tech (2-8) wil...

MIDDLEBOROUGH – Even after losing last year’s starting goaltender Caroline Upson and leading goal scorer Caroline DiGiovanni to graduation, the Monomoy field hockey team still entered this fall with big expectations. With plenty of returning talent joining a first-year coach that many of the players were familiar with and thrilled about, the Sharks were reinvigorated and motivated to atone for last year’s Divi...

Monomoy Field Hockey Falls Short In State Semifinal

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – To understand the story of this year’s Monomoy field hockey team, you really need to go back to Nov. 16, 2021, when the Sharks’ climb came to a heartbreaking finish following a Division 4 state semifinals loss to Ipswich. Monomoy overcame a 2-0 deficit to force overtime before the game ultimately ended in a shootout. Although the team suffered a 3-2 loss, it was clear that the program was ascending a...

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 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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...