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Girls’ soccer claims CMASS Division 1 championship title against Wachusett

Girls’ soccer claims CMASS Division 1 championship title against Wachusett

Jenny Lambert, Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

After a hard-fought game resulting in tie-breaker penalty kicks, girls’ soccer claimed the CMASS Division 1 championship title 2-1 against the Wachusett Mountaineers at Doyle Field in Leominster on Thursday, Nov. 14. The Mountaineers were back-to-back CMASS champions. In 2017, they defeated the Tomahawk...

Cross country teams move on to state championship

Cross country teams move on to state championship

Karthik Yalala and Macey Poitras-Cote

November 15, 2019

Looking to follow their impressive performances from the CMASS Division 1 championship meet, boys’ and girls’ cross country will compete in the state championship on Saturday, Nov. 16. The boys’ cross country team took first place at the district championship for the first time in Algonquin’s...

Boys’ soccer falls in overtime to Westborough in CMASS quarterfinals

Boys’ soccer falls in overtime to Westborough in CMASS quarterfinals

Andrew Roberts, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Boys’ soccer fell to the Westborough Rangers 2-1 in the CMASS quarterfinals after holding off Westborough until double overtime at Algonquin on Wednesday, Nov. 6.   Junior Jacob Carulli scored Algonquin’s only goal.  Assisted by junior Zack Fier, he helped lead Algonquin to a strong start b...

Field hockey loses in CMASS title game

Field hockey loses in CMASS title game

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

November 14, 2019

Despite a strong first half, field hockey fell to Nashoba 2-1 in the CMASSFinals on Nov. 9. After a rough start, the team regrouped andcreated a strong defense to fight back against Nashoba. “The first few minutes, Nashoba was dominating that game for sure,” coach Dan Welty said. “We cal...

Athletic Council builds stronger leaders

Athletic Council builds stronger leaders

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

November 4, 2019

Starting this fall, athletic council will begin leadership workshops aimed at fall captains. According to Athletic Director Mike Mocerino, the captains were invited to participate in “leadership classrooms” throughout the year put on by the council to learn skills that can be used in and out of t...

Strong start leads field hockey to first playoff win

Strong start leads field hockey to first playoff win

Karthik Yalala, Assistant Sports Editor

November 3, 2019

A dominant first half propelled the field hockey team to win their first playoff game this season 3-1 against Marlboro on Friday, Nov. 1. The team started strong with a 2-0 lead. The first goal was scored by senior Alex Moll with an assist from junior Day Ruffo, and the second goal was scored by Ruffo.  “[In]...

Unified basketball opens season strong in team effort victory

Unified basketball opens season strong in team effort victory

Andrew Roberts, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

Unified basketball took down the Marlborough Panthers 60-30 in their season opener on Tuesday, Oct. 22, and everyone on the team found a way to contribute to the victory. Though sophomore Andreas Bello and post graduate Kaleigh Barker co-led in scoring with 10 points each, all of their teammates h...

Q&A: New boys’ golf coaches look to improve team

Q&A: New boys’ golf coaches look to improve team

Ava Aymie and Laura Anderson

October 24, 2019

This season, the boys' golf team has two new coaches, head coach Mike Groccia and assistant coach Brian Calnan. As of Oct. 25, the team's record is 7-7-1 How do you feel about your first season as new coaches? Groccia: “First season’s been a lot of fun. Definitely a learning experience. I helped out last year on a volunteer basis, so I certainly had a little bit of a head start, but being ...

Ruffo, Moll use sisterly bond to succeed on the field

Ruffo, Moll use sisterly bond to succeed on the field

Jenny Lambert, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

For five years, junior Day Ruffo and senior Alex Moll have flourished on the field hockey field together as sisters. The girls’ field hockey team is currently second in the Mid-Wach A league with a league record of 3-0-2. “Because we’re sisters, Alex and I flow really well with each other,” Ruffo said. Ruffo and Moll both made the varsity field hockey team as freshmen and have contributed to the team’s recent success. In 2017, when Ruffo was ...

Senior works way up to become top fencer

Senior works way up to become top fencer

Kayla Albers, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Senior Arthur Andreev balances fencing with academics, traveling and training to achieve his goals, with plans to continue fencing during his college years. While Andreev credited his parents with his reasoning for beginning to fence, he continues the sport because of his passion and success. ...

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