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Boys’ baseball pitches positive expectations for rest of season

Boys’ baseball pitches positive expectations for rest of season

Heather Fields, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Sports

With hopes to follow last year's win of the League title, the boys’ 3-6 record mid season could have caused a lack of motivation for them. However, senior captain Owen Lyons feels his team has what it takes to repeat last year's victory. “The season is not really going as planned so far but it will t...

Heggadahalli checkmates his way to Class B national chess ranking

Heggadahalli checkmates his way to Class B national chess ranking

Ruth Ricciuti, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

When freshman Bharath Heggadahalli opened a crystal chess set given to him for his fifth birthday, it was the start of his first lesson in a sport that he would later find passion and success in. Heggadahalli has been playing chess at home, at clubs, and in tournaments since then and is now an accomplished...

Stroll down memory lane: Dick Walsh’s legacy

Stroll down memory lane: Dick Walsh’s legacy

Emily Smith, Sports Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

62 years at ARHS, 23 years coaching football, 10 years as athletic director, 1,000s of memories Square dancing in gym class: “The best thing we ever did in gym class was square dancing. Mrs. Perry and I taught square dancing, and we said pick your partner and if you don’t pick them, we’ll pick ...

ARHS Flashback: What does it mean to be a T-hawk?

ARHS Flashback: What does it mean to be a T-hawk?

Emily Smith, Sports Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

What does T-hawk spirit mean to you? Coach Melissa Fustino: “To me it means hard work, working together for a common goal, and it’s just a way to bring people together here at the school: players, teams, everyone.” Junior Emma Alcock: “I think it promotes a sense of camaraderie and really ...

Mr. T-hawk Tweets: O’Leary and Hatton continue tradition of popular sports Twitter account

Mr. T-hawk Tweets: O’Leary and Hatton continue tradition of popular sports Twitter account

Emily Smith, Sports Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Seniors Kevin O’Leary and Kevin Hatton were given the legacy of a Twitter account that tweets updates about Algonquin sports called @THawkTweets. The account has been passed down to them in order to keep T-hawk nation up to date on all things Gonk sports, featuring other prevalent events. The acco...

Burns scores selective spot on Revolution Academy Team

Burns scores selective spot on Revolution Academy Team

Halle Zides, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

Freshman Trevor Burns is not known for playing soccer at Algonquin, but more for his spot on the elite New England Revolution Academy U16 team where he plays an important role. Burns started playing club soccer when he was 12, and he is a current starting midfielder on the Revolution Academy team...

Spring sports preview

Spring sports preview

Darby Kim and Chris Skinner
April 6, 2017
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PROFILE: Freshman Meschisen dives into success

PROFILE: Freshman Meschisen dives into success

Andy Zhao, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

Freshman diver Lizzie Meschisen has broken school records and placed high among her competitors in the state, gaining satisfaction from her pursuit for perfection in the sport that she grew to love. This year, Meschisen beat the school record of 193.42 points set by Alexis Morin in 2008. She went...

Skiers race to succeed at States

Skiers race to succeed at States

Emily Smith, Sports Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

The ski team competed in States at Wachusett Mountain on March 7. Senior captain Shelby Morrison placed 44th out of 149 girls in the GS (giant slalom) race, while junior Kaleigh Reynolds placed 22nd in slalom.  ...

PROFILE: Rugby coach continues passion after college

PROFILE: Rugby coach continues passion after college

Hannah Grinblatas, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

English teacher Emily Philbin is going into her eighth season as girls’ rugby coach. Philbin’s experience in the classroom as well as her background in the sport have had a large influence on her coaching style. “I think knowing how to break down concepts for students makes it easier to bre...

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