One of my most prolific writing months since joining the Cape Cod Times ended with a regatta in which a photographer cussed me out in public for getting seasick and sitting where the captain of the press boat told me to sit. Apparently I should’ve known this would happen after it happened last year – which this person was clearly still pissed about – and insisted on getting to Nantucket through alternate means so as not to get in her way.
I considered blowing up at her on social media about this later, but I decided against it because a) the person in question and I aren’t Facebook friends, so the likelihood of her ever finding out would be minimal, and b) many of my colleagues and editors at CCT and I are Facebook friends, and they probably wouldn’t think it very professional of me to air dirty laundry in a shameless plea for validation from my friends.
So the first two sentences of this post are all I have to say about the incident. I’d still be pissed about it, I ran my first official half marathon a day later and it went great, and as I type this I’m enjoying a week-long vacation. And feeling angry while on vacation is a waste of a vacation.
Anyway, here’s everything I wrote in May.
School roundup: Merkman homers as Falcons softball tops Lions
Softball Countdown 10-1: Mashpee 18, St. John Paul II 2
High school girls lacrosse: Sandwich coach Kelsy Beaton hits milestone in win over Nauset
High school notebook: Weather frustrations continue for local teams
High schools: Cape Cod Academy’s international influence includes 6 Chinese on boys lacrosse team
Softball: Sturgis West tops Upper Cape Tech, 11-2
Softball Countdown 9-1: Sturgis West 11, Upper Cape 2
School baseball: Mashpee edges Monomoy, 2-1
Baseball Side-by-Side: Mashpee 2, Monomoy 1
Boys lacrosse: Nantucket scores 18 goals in win over Cape Tech, qualifies for postseason
High school notebook: Falmouth Academy’s Earley named to regional lacrosse team
High school tennis: Barnstable boys sends six to South semis
Boys lacrosse: Enneguess leads Falmouth over Nantucket
High school track: D-Y girls build on unbeaten season with Atlantic Coast League championship
School notebook: Harwich’s Brackett drafted by USHL
Baseball: Mashpee wins 15th game, completes season sweep of Upper Cape
Baseball Countdown 10-1: Mashpee 5, Upper Cape 3
School tennis: D-Y’s Mazzoni wins South title
Boys lacrosse: Nantucket boys top SJP II to finish off unbeaten league season
Monomoy softball team’s fair play is a big hit
High school notebook: Sawyer leaves a mark on Barnstable volleyball
High school softball: On a day D-Y honors its senior captains, young Dolphins provide hits in 9-3 win
High school baseball: Lions wrap up undefeated C&I League season
High school golf: Jen Keim and Hannah Ghelfi are going places
Figawi sailors provide plenty of tales to tell in annual race from Hyannisport to Nantucket