Monday, May 20, 2013
Cape Cod Disc Golf Club deserves credit for taking care of Burgess Park disc golf course and creating a family-friendly environment to hurl discs.
The 2013 disc golf season is well under way at Burgess Park in Marston Mills (449 Route 149). According to the Cape Cod Disc Golf Club’s Facebook page, for the past ten weeks, club members have convened at the park on Tuesday evenings for some healthy disc throwing competition and camaraderie. This year, several of the holes at the Burgess Park disc golf course have changed significantly, providing both seasoned and amateur disc throwers with a variety of new challenges on the “chain links.” Specifically, league members and volunteers have: In addition to making numerous significant infrastructure improvements to the disc golf course, club members have done their part to clean up winter storm debris and keep the park clean.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Barnstable High School (9-6) simply could not solve Pope John Paul II's "Big" Ben Gibson who stifled the Red Raider bats and added a two-run homer of his own this afternoon in Hyannis in a 3-0 win.
What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Following a 5-4 loss to the Barnstable High Red Raiders (9-6) two weeks ago at McKeon Park, Pope John Paul II (16-1) avenged itself with a decisive 3-0 win on the road. Barnstable will face the upstart Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins on Monday at home in hopes of turning things around. But getting things going at the plate proved a near impossibility for the host Red & White nine this afternoon (Saturday, May 18) as PJP II's Ben Gibson tossed a complete-game one-hitter and then belted a two-run homer to deep left-centerfield in the top of the 7th inning to place a dagger in the Red Raiders' heart. Barnstable's Riley Ashe took the loss and left the game in the fifth down 1-0. He allowed four hits and …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
There are more bass filtering into Cape Cod's waters with each passing day. Even keeper size striped bass are beginning to appear in many bays, harbors, estuaries and even the Cape Cod Canal.
Today’s Cape Cod fishing trip actually began last night, with a trip to the Cape Cod Canal. It’s still early for the Big Ditch, but with the nice weather we’ve been having I just couldn’t help myself. I arrived at the Canal last night around 7pm and fished right until 10:30pm. We’ll talk more about last night’s Canal excursion in today’s Extended Fishing Report. I hit the hay as soon as I got home from the Canal, and before I knew it my alarm was going off again at 4AM. Within 15 minutes of my alarm going off I was in my car, driving down the mid-Cape highway. I had a good feeling about this morning, mostly because I knew I was due for a productive trip. Earlier this week I found top water action, but I failed to hook a bass. Aside from…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Barnstable High School Class of 2009's Isaiah Voegeli became the third football player in school history to get a shot at NFL stardom yesterday when he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.
It seems like he was always destined for something this big. Former Barnstable High School four-sport standout Isaiah Voegeli (Class of 2009), who starred the past four years at Merrimack College as an all-conference wide receiver, signed a contract yesterday as an undrafted free agent with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. Voegeli was a Red Raider varsity letterman in football, track, lacrosse and baseball, a rare, four-sport letterman. Voegeli's athleticism was so prominent in high school that he hit .478 in his first season as a shortstop for Barnstable Post 206 American Legion - three years removed from having played baseball. The 5-foot-11, 177-pound wideout was dominant as a senior, registering the most catches (10.9) and receiving …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Last night I caught my first migratory striped bass of the season. The bass are back, and they will soon be flowing in by the thousands. Are you ready to get out there and start catching?
After a week of trudging around in the muck, rain, wind and cold (and some sun yesterday) I encountered a small school of migratory stripers this evening – and even managed to hook a couple of them. These fish were bright, clean and crawling with sea lice. Odds are that because they had sea lice on them, these striped bass were recently swimming in the open ocean. Sea lice hitch a ride on stripers when they are traveling in the sea, and then hang on for dear life. Holdover stripers, on the other hand, are typically more dull in color and do not have sea lice. I’ll spare you on the long story which involved a few hours of walking through cattails and jumping the muddy ditches that litter many of our area’s estuaries and just cut to the …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
It's still early, but striped bass are being caught here on Cape Cod. If you fish the right areas this weekend, you too will have a good chance at putting a bend in the rod.
Striped bass fishing is starting to pick up here on Cape Cod. Many of the estuaries in the Cape area have fish, most of them likely holdover stripers that have spent the winter here on Cape Cod. This past week I was fortunate to get outdoors, put a bend in the rod and catch a few of these early season striped bass. All in all it was a fun week of fishing, and I think if you head out this weekend and fish the right areas, you too will have a chance of hooking up. Today was a perfect day to catch my first Cape Cod stripers of the 2013 season. The sun was shining and I could definitely feel spring in the air. Nevertheless it is still very early for striped bass fishing, so I had my doubts regarding whether or not I would find any fish. I set …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15 was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was supposed to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2-mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and a spectator, it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing. I was full of …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
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Monday, April 15
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Patriot's Day is a state holiday in Massachusetts observed on Monday, April 15; it's also Marathon Monday.
Here's a run down of what's open/closed: All municipal and state offices and facilities will be closed. All MBTA buses and trains will running on a reduced weekend/holiday schedule. Liquor stores: Open at the owner's discretion. Gas Stations: Open Gyms: Open Retail, supermarkets and convenience stores: Open at the owner's discretion. Restaurants and bars: Most will be open, but call ahead. It's up to the owner.
20 Barnstable residents are registered to run the famous race April 15, 2013, according to the Boston Marathon website.
They run for all sorts of reasons: in memory of a loved one, to raise money for a cause ... and just to say, "I did it." The 117th annual Boston Marathon takes place on April 15 this year, taking runners through the course that threads from the Hopkinton starting line to Boston. As it states on the official website, "the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via …