• March 12Gov. Charlie Baker announced all Massachusetts elementary and secondary schools will be closed until May 4.
  • March 5The MIAA has postponed all spring sports until April 27th due to concern over COVID-19.

THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Otsuka learns samurai conduct through kendo

Otsuka learns samurai conduct through kendo

Erik Lin, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

In order to practice the way of the samurai, sophomore Shuto Otsuka has practiced the art of kendo in numerous tournaments, where he has placed either first or second each time.  Otsuka spends his Sundays at Boston Shufukai Kendo, where his teachers spend six hours teaching him in a strict but fun way. Otsuka...

Burns’ talent, passion secures spots on elite youth soccer, Division I teams

Burns’ talent, passion secures spots on elite youth soccer, Division I teams

Connor Mason, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

For as long as he can remember, senior Trevor Burns has had a passion for soccer which has led him to play for the New England Revolution Academy and for the Division I soccer National Champion team the Georgetown Hoyas starting this fall.  Burns has a deep passion for the game and started playing f...

Trailing Out of Boredom: A casual walk at Carney Park

Trailing Out of Boredom: A casual walk at Carney Park

Jenny Lambert, Sports Editor

March 29, 2020

Social distancing. A phrase that many of us have been frequently using since the COVID-19 outbreak began impacting us a few weeks ago. Social distancing is the practice of limiting our social activity to reduce the spread of the virus. As we follow the government’s guidelines to practice social distancing, ...

Debroczy drives gymnastics victorious season

Debroczy drives gymnastics victorious season

Ella Gillis, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

Whether it’s on floor, bar, beam or the vault, sophomore gymnast Lizzy Debroczy never fails to put the audience in awe. Debroczy has helped her team achieve victory for the past two seasons and hopes to continue the success in upcoming years. Starting off in recreational gymnastics at the young age of two,...

Girls’ ski finishes season at States with help from Utzschneider sisters

Girls’ ski finishes season at States with help from Utzschneider sisters

Cecelia Cappello, Social Media Editor

March 15, 2020

Girls’ ski placed 10th out of 16 teams when members of the girls’ and boys’ teams competed in the MIAA Alpine State Ski meet at Berkshire East on March 4. Senior captain Rudy Utzschneider, her sisters freshman Jula Utzschneider and sophomore Mina Utzschneider, sophomore Lauren Dratch, sophomore Lucian...

Coronavirus causes MIAA to postpone start of spring sports season

Coronavirus causes MIAA to postpone start of spring sports season

Jenny Lambert, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Out of concern for the COVID-19 outbreak, the MIAA Board of Directors decided to delay the start of the spring sports season from Monday, March 16 to Monday, March 30. “This is truly an unfortunate situation for everyone affected, but a decision of this magnitude is always made in the very best...

Gymnastics places second at States, moves on to New Englands

Gymnastics places second at States, moves on to New Englands

Jenny Lambert, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

With their outstanding beam performance, the gymnastics team placed second in the Massachusetts State Gymnastics Championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 29.  The team finished with a score of 145.325 points, just behind Masconomet, who had 148.625 points. Sophomore Lizzy Debroczy won the All-Around c...

Q&A: Girls’, boys’ soccer coaches win coach of the year

Q&A: Girls’, boys’ soccer coaches win coach of the year

Amy Sullivan, Assistant Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

Scott Taggart: Girls’ soccer Girls’ soccer coach Scott Taggart received his first Central Mass Division One Coach of the Year award after an outstanding and memorable 2019 season. He won this award against nine other coaches. Taggart accepted the award on behalf of John Clifford and Scott Moy, the assistant co...

Girls’, boys’ ski races strong in warmer weather, fog

Girls’, boys’ ski races strong in warmer weather, fog

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

February 26, 2020

With limited visibility, the girls’ and boys’ alpine ski teams finished first and fifth respectively at a Ski Ward league slalom race on Thursday, Feb. 6. Slalom ski racing requires skiers to ski between gates, and due to the foggy conditions that night, it was incredibly hard for the racers to ...

Gymnastics wins Sectionals, moves on to States

Gymnastics wins Sectionals, moves on to States

Karthik Yalala, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

With one of their best scores of the season, the gymnastics team placed first at the MIAA Girls’ Gymnastics South Sectional Championship on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The gymnastics team was seeded fourth entering Saturday. Head coach Jordan McStay wanted her team to perform the best that they can at...

Indoor track teams break records

Indoor track teams break records

Macey Poitras-Cote and Aaliyah Yan

February 20, 2020

This season, five athletes broke school records in indoor track. The boys' team set new records in the two mile and five kilometer events and the girls' team set new records in the long jump, 400 meter and 200 meter events. Boys' track Striving to improve himself everyday, senior Quinn Potter succeede...

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