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Boys’ hockey seniors reflect positively on record-breaking season

Boys’ hockey seniors reflect positively on record-breaking season

Annie Campbell and Julia Desautels
April 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Michael Tascione Senior Captain Goalie Q: How did it feel to play at the TD Garden? A: “It was unbelievable playing at the Garden. Just to think you’re playing at the same place as a lot of historic players and current stars is pretty cool." Q: At the beginning of t...

OPINION: Rugby rules, football drools?

OPINION: Rugby rules, football drools?

Kiera James, Staff Writer
April 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

From Madden, to Fantasy Football, all the way to Sunday evenings, or as ‘they’ call it “Sunday Night Football,” America is infatuated with watching men run around in multi colored tights. But there’s another sport that’s similar. According to Diffen, “It is a game played between two teams...

Luiso leaps and leads gymnasts to success

Luiso leaps and leads gymnasts to success

Lily Scearbo, Staff Writer
March 23, 2016
Filed under Sports

The gymnastics team had a successful season this year, finishing 8-2 with the help of one of their all-around competitors, Kerry Luiso. This was Luiso’s first season on the school gymnastics team and because of her great success she was recently chosen to represent Massachusetts in the National...

Morcone takes the coaching mound

Morcone takes the coaching mound

Riley Garand, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Profile, Sports

Health and fitness teacher Kristen Morcone is ready to take over as the new head varsity softball coach and is excited to bring her experience and knowledge for the game into this upcoming season. “I have been the assistant for the past two years and when Lisa Strom called me, and told me [that...

New coach, new era for boys’ lacrosse with Nofsinger

New coach, new era for boys’ lacrosse with Nofsinger

Alex VanAntwerp, Staff Writer
March 21, 2016
Filed under Sports

With plans to continue the tradition, the new varsity boys lacrosse coach, Matt Nofsinger, looks forward to the upcoming season. Nofsinger is a seasoned veteran of the lacrosse scene with a history of success. “He has an understanding, [and] an overall vision of what it takes to run a very successful...

Skiers take run at States

Skiers take run at States

Caroline Beek, Staff Writer
March 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

Seven Alpine ski racers competed at the MIAA high school championship at Wachusett Mountain on February 23. Senior girls’ captain Casey Reynolds, senior Juliet Chapin, juniors Jessie Delouis and Shelby Morrison, sophomore Kaleigh Reynolds, and freshman Meghan Nelligan and senior captain Ruide Bu...

Boys’ track struggles with injuries

Boys’ track struggles with injuries

Caroline McAndrews, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

The boys’ indoor track team beat school records, went undefeated, and even won the league title. However, injuries and distractions led to a disappointing outcome at States. At the state qualifying meet on February 10, senior Max Michaud broke his own school record by running 1,000 meters in 2:32. Earlier...

Wrestling locks in winning season

Wrestling locks in winning season

Joe Braverman, Staff Writer
March 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

Wrestling has taken center stage after strong team performances all throughout the playoffs with championships and state tournament berths. Huge strides were made all throughout the season culminating with a Division 2 Central Sectional championship for the first time in school history highlighted...

Split teams doesn’t split swim support

Split teams doesn’t split swim support

Julia Desautels, Staff Writer
March 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

Girls’ and boys’ swimming adapted to their newly split team and succeeded at Division 1 States and Central-South Sectionals. After finishing in the States competition in 18th place out of 49 for the girls, and 31st place out of 51 for the boys, head coach Jean Fedak is proud of the teams’ commitment. “Just...

Girls basketball shoots for success

Girls basketball shoots for success

Kara Hadden, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

The girls’ basketball team defied expectations and had an impressive 13-10 season but lost to Natick in the district semi-finals on Sunday, March 6 at WPI. After a strong first quarter start, the girls were ultimately edged out 52-42 by a tall Natick team. Although the outcome was not what the...

Boys’ hockey defeats Shrewsbury to play in Central Mass finals

Boys’ hockey defeats Shrewsbury to play in Central Mass finals

Lauren Speranzella, Staff Writer
March 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

With their best record in over 15 years, 14-3-5, the boys’ hockey team is headed to the Central Mass finals for the first time since 2000. Algonquin took on their rival, Shrewsbury, Tuesday March 8 in the Central Mass semi-finals hoping to come out on top after losing to them in playoffs two times i...

OPINION: Fan sections make a difference

OPINION: Fan sections make a difference

Joe Braverman, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

“Let’s go T-hawks!” “De-fense!” “You can’t do that!” These chants, commonly shouted at sporting events, can drive people up a wall. Many athletes have to worry about the opposing team, the plays they run, and sometimes the condition of the playing surface. But the biggest...

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