Steve Derderian, Cape Cod Times

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Dennis, MA, United States

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Past articles by Steve:

All-State Indoor Track Championships: Falmouth senior Abby Chorches wins shot put title

BOSTON — Abby Chorches didn’t stand around and wait for her mark to be announced.On her third attempt in the girls shot put, the Falmouth senior launched out of her stance and sent the 8.8-pound sphere soaring past the 40-foot mark.But before the distance was announced, she quickly slipped on her white UNH sweatshirt over her maroon singlet to stay warm and focused on the next throw.Turns out… → Read More

Mashpee defeats Sandwich for Cranberry Friendship Bowl

EAST SANDWICH — Mashpee junior Nick Santos rushed 18 times for 119 yards and a touchdown, junior quarterback Ryan Hendricks scored on two QB sneaks and Mashpee collected 300 rushing yards on a windswept and rainy Thanksgiving morning to defeat host Sandwich, 24-7. Mashpee now has a 10-5 lead in the overall series and has captured the Cranberry Friendship Bowl for the fourth straight year. The… → Read More

Vineyard boys win their first state cross country title

GARDNER — Longtime Martha’s Vineyard coach Joe Schroeder said from Day 1, he knew his team had the potential to do what no other Vineyard boys cross country team had ever done — win an Eastern Mass divisional championship and contend for a state championship. “They came in way ahead of where they had been the year before,” Schroeder said. The Vineyarders won the E-Mass Division 5 title last… → Read More

Another victory boosts D-Y girls soccer team's turnaround

SOUTH YARMOUTH — This is the turnaround the Dennis-Yarmouth girls soccer team has been seeking for years. And on Monday, D-Y continued to prove it will no longer be a pushover. Mikayla Reid had a nose for the net all game, even bumping into the goalie a couple times, but she tallied a game-high four goals in D-Y’s 5-2 victory over Monomoy. The Dolphins won just twice in each of the past two… → Read More

Boys high School Soccer: Early goal sends Nantucket rolling past Mashpee

MASHPEE — Duglas Castro-Hernandez has been a welcome addition for a retooling Nantucket boys soccer team. Castro-Hernandez, who came to the U.S. → Read More

High School Football: Pawlina guides D-Y to lopsided win over Sandwich

EAST SANDWICH – Dennis-Yarmouth quarterback Mark Pawlina saw an opening up the middle and took it. Just before he reached the end zone, he spun so hard that he knocked over one of his own linemen in the process. No harm, no foul, though, as Pawlina’s scramble resulted in his fourth and final rushing touchdown of the night. Pawlina finished with 112 yards rushing and 158 yards passing with a… → Read More

Quinn helps send Sandwich field hockey past Monomoy

HARWICH — There’s an audible reaction from players and spectators alike when Sandwich midfielder Kylee Quinn winds up for a swing and then connects, sending the bright-orange ball flying down the field.Quinn, one of three seniors for the field hockey team, has developed this swing ever since playing for the Blue Knights back in eighth grade. She has also sharpened it by playing for the Sandwich… → Read More

Barnstable football team bowls over Braintree for second win

HYANNIS — It’s only two games into the season, but the Barnstable football team is already proving it can play unrelenting, smashmouth → Read More

Fast Start: Clippers girls volleyball gets out of the blocks quickly at home

FALMOUTH — Every time the Falmouth volleyball team secures a point via a kill, the players celebrate with a two-finger salute given with their → Read More

High School Girls Soccer: Sturgis West shows confidence as season begins

Sturgis West’s girls soccer team set a program record with 16 wins, a Cape & Islands League title and the No. 1 seed in the Division 4 South → Read More

High School Football: New players looking to step up for Mashpee, aim to continue success

MASHPEE – The last four years of Mashpee football have been some of its finest. The Falcons won three straight state championships from 2015-17, → Read More

Ready to Run: Barnstable football team aims to grind it out

HYANNIS — The Barnstable football team is hoping that winning in the trenches will lead to winning games this season. The Red Raiders have adopted a → Read More

A goal in mind: Nauset boys shoot for a repeat performance as Eastern Mass. Div. 2 champs

NORTH EASTHAM — Near the end of Thursday morning’s practice, about a dozen of Nauset’s boys soccer players heard their names called → Read More

Joe Jamiel looks to carry on D-Y's winning tradition

SOUTH YARMOUTH — The first day of football season carries the same meaning for Joe Jamiel, his family and the entire Dennis-Yarmouth program: → Read More

Falmouth Road Race: Korir first American man to win since 1988

FALMOUTH – Leonard Korir pulled ahead of four-time champion Stephen Sambu with less than two miles to go and became the first American man since → Read More

Falmouth Road Race: Korir becomes first American man to win since 1988

FALMOUTH – Leonard Korir pulled ahead of four-time champion Stephen Sambu with less than two miles to go and became the first American man since 1988 to win the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Sunday morning.Korir, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, finished second behind Sambu, of Kenya, in 2017. This year, Korir dominated the end of race and completed the 7-mile course in 32 minutes, 11… → Read More

Four-time winner Sambu looks to reclaim Falmouth Road Race title

FALMOUTH — Whether he wins or not, Stephen Sambu keeps a positive attitude when it comes to the New Balance Falmouth Road Race. Sambu, who set the men’s all-time record with his four wins in Falmouth from 2014-17, was finally beaten last year as he finished fourth despite leading the pack most of the way. But that hasn’t discouraged him. Instead, he feels at home in Falmouth, smiling and shaking… → Read More

Falmouth's Gartner eager to run Tommy Cochary High School Mile

Falmouth native Caleb Gartner has made watching the Tommy Cochary High School Mile at Falmouth High School a summer tradition. Gartner will be there Aug. → Read More

Harwich upsets Nauset to win Davis Cup

HARWICH — Harwich went down to eight players on the field following three red cards late in the second half, but the Blues had long since tallied → Read More

Wheelchair summer bonspiel in Falmouth honors Tony Colacchio

FALMOUTH — Tony Colacchio once said he loved the wheelchair program throughout the world.Colacchio was the figurehead in launching the Cape’s wheelchair curling program and fundraising to make the Cape Cod Curling Club one of the first accessible clubs in the nation. He also recruited and trained players to compete for Team USA and had a passion for growing the sport internationally.Colacchio, a… → Read More