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Girls’ golf swings into success

Girls’ golf swings into success

Darby Kim, Sports Editor
June 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Currently with an 11-3 record and a Conference Championship win under their belts, the girls’ golf team is having a strong season. The team began at Algonquin two years ago and is a co-op team with the Westborough varsity team. According to senior captain Jordan Yung, math teacher Nancy Hart,...

Boys’ volleyball spikes out killer season with 15-1 record

Boys’ volleyball spikes out killer season with 15-1 record

Liza Armstrong, Assistant Sports Editor
June 18, 2017
Filed under Sports

The boys’ volleyball team is heading into the Central Mass playoffs as the Mid-Watch champions, and they are ready to bump their way to a state championship. The team is entering playoffs as ninth in the state, a position earned by their outstanding performance on the court. “We’ve just kind...

Boys’ tennis swings for championships after big win early in season

Boys’ tennis swings for championships after big win early in season

Jen Piekarz, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys’ tennis team, which sits atop Mid-Wach A with a 7-0 league record (13-2 overall), is on the road to championships after beating the defending State Champions, Westborough, 3-1. For the past four years, Westborough has had an overwhelming amount of success; this year, however, the loss of ...

Unified track allows for friendships, competition, unity in school community

Unified track allows for friendships, competition, unity in school community

Hailey Thompson, Staff Writer
May 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

Unified track and field is welcoming to all, allowing all students to compete, train and participate under a team goal of unity. In its sixth season, the team is made up of athletes with and without intellectual and physical disabilities; each and every individual is dedicated to the sport and the unity of t...

Underrated, undefeated boys’ volleyball sets season for success

Underrated, undefeated boys’ volleyball sets season for success

Chloe Bernier, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

Despite their 11-0 record, the boys’ volleyball team feels as though they continue to go unnoticed by the student body. Still perceived by some as a relatively new sport, the team was formed approximately 14 years ago, according to athletics secretary Susan Baburins. It took a while to achieve success, but the...

Girls’ rugby remains undefeated through practice, hard work

Girls’ rugby remains undefeated through practice, hard work

Kaylin Blair, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

With a majority of the team being completely new to the sport, girls’ rugby sees their hard work being paid off during their first season as an MIAA sport as they are currently undefeated. While almost half of the girls on the team’s starting lineup are new players, countless practices and advice from se...

Girls’ softball has rough start, hopes to improve with practice

Girls’ softball has rough start, hopes to improve with practice

Kelly McCann, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

Girls’ softball had a tough start to their season, but despite their early difficulties the team is ready for more challenging games to come. After graduating many starters last year, the team is young and inexperienced with the high school level. “Our weakness is probably the lack of exp...

Boys’ lacrosse gains momentum after victory against Westborough

Boys’ lacrosse gains momentum after victory against Westborough

Kate Hostage, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

Boys’ lacrosse shocked many as their season started out rougher than they had anticipated. Starting the season with a 4-7 record, the boys put themselves in a tough position. Fortunately, the tides may be changing since their victory against Westborough on April 29.   Thus far, the team has suffered som...

Undefeated girls’ track feels underestimated despite hard work

Undefeated girls’ track feels underestimated despite hard work

Halle Zides, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Although girls’ track is a prominent sport competed in by many with various athletic capabilities, it is also one that is often underestimated by many in the student body. There may be no cuts, but those that participate are on the team for exercise and an opportunity to be a part of a bonding ...

Boys’ rugby moves to MIAA division

Boys’ rugby moves to MIAA division

Liza Armstrong, Assistant Sports Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Boys’ rugby moved from the Massachusetts Youth Rugby Organization (MYRO) to the MIAA, bringing more recognition to the quickly growing sport.     The team, lead by new head coach Jon Pryor, began the season with a 44-10 win over Cambridge Rindge and Latin. The captains and coach are confident th...

Blake helps girls’ lacrosse shoot for success

Blake helps girls’ lacrosse shoot for success

Ruth Ricciuti, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

The girls’ lacrosse team has high hopes for the upcoming season, with their confidence in the team’s compatibility and the skill of their goalie, sophomore Erin Blake. The team’s record is currently tied at 5-5, but because five of their games were non-league games their record in their league is 3-2. “We have a really great chemistry as a te...

Boys’ track struggles to meet high expectations set last season

Boys’ track struggles to meet high expectations set last season

Kyleigh O'Neil, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

After struggling to bounce back from an almost perfect 2016 season, the boys’ track team has continued to persevere and use their young talent to their advantage. After graduating many talented runners, senior captains Everett Pirtle and Erik Coupe had little hope for the team and were skeptical of the res...

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