EASTHAM — The Nauset High boys cross country team was crowned Cape & Islands League champions, while the boys soccer team solidified its position in the MIAA Division 3 power rankings with a pair of wins in the last week.
Senior Will Crowel paced the Warriors with a fourth-place finish in the boys 5K race at the league championship with a time of 17:19.11. Freshman Ethan Koufos crossed the finish line 48 seconds later in ninth place. Seniors Tim Sanders and Hunter Hunt placed 13th and 15th, respectively.
Junior Madeline Mahoney, meanwhile, placed second overall in the girls 5K race with a time of 19:23.51.
The soccer squad, which climbed to the ninth spot in the state rankings, upended Division 1 Bridgewater-Raynham on Thursday before beating Pembroke High School on Saturday to close out the regular season. The 5-2 win on Thursday featured a brace from senior Charlie Cushing. Sophomore Omari Perry tallied a goal and an assist for the Warriors. Nauset took an early 1-0 lead supplied by Cushing before Perry doubled the advantage approaching halftime.
The boys escaped with a 2-1 victory over Pembroke on Saturday to move to 11-1-6 on the season.
Girls soccer played to three draws — two of them scoreless — to end the regular season with a 12-2-4 record. The Warriors are riding a 10-match unbeaten run into the playoffs (6 wins, 4 draws). The girls played scoreless stalemates against Bridgewater-Raynham and Pembroke before a 1-1 draw in a return match against Bridgewater on Monday.
The Nauset field hockey team closed out its season with a scoreless tie against Plymouth North High School on Friday. Both teams had plenty of chances to break the deadlock, but strong goalkeeping kept the scoreboard empty.
The Warriors football team earned its first win of the season in convincing fashion, defeating Falmouth High School 40-0. After a scoreless first quarter, Nauset built a 27-0 lead by halftime. The first half was highlighted by a 34-yard touchdown pass caught by junior Isaiah Robinson from sophomore Brendan Peno. Peno finished the game having completed 11 of 15 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns and scoring two more on the ground.
Nauset coed unified basketball edged Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on the road 38-37 on Thursday.
Junior Jack Martin represented Nauset golf as an individual competitor at the MIAA Division 2 State Championship at Thorny Lea Golf Club on Tuesday after the tournament was postponed Monday due to weather.
Nauset volleyball ended the year with a tough 3-0 defeat at Dennis-Yarmouth on Friday night. They finished the season with a 5-12 record.
The Warriors were selected to receive the 2023 MIAA District 9 Sportsmanship Award. District 9 comprises the Cape & Islands League, Patriot League, and South Shore League. The presentation of the award will take place during the 29th Annual MIAA Sportsmanship Summit at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Thursday, Nov. 9.
Thurs., Nov. 2
Football: The Warriors host Oliver Ames at 7 p.m. for a non-playoff game.