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Boys’ cross country beats Shrewsbury for first time in decade

Boys’ cross country beats Shrewsbury for first time in decade

Sofia Abdullina and Hayley Norton

October 30, 2018


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For the first time in over a decade, boys’ cross country led by coach Nate Uttaro defeated Shrewsbury 25-35 at home on October 16. In cross country, teams are scored by being given points for their placements with five points for fifth place runner, four points for fourth place, and so on. The t...

Ruffo’s offensive power leads field hockey to victory in tight match against Shrewsbury

Ruffo’s offensive power leads field hockey to victory in tight match against Shrewsbury

Jenny Lambert and Laura Anderson

October 28, 2018


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Behind sophomore Day Ruffo’s scoring power, the girls’ field hockey team battled the Shrewsbury Colonials and finished with a 3-2 win in a tight home match on Wednesday, October 17. “I definitely knew that Shrewsbury was going to be a tough team to beat, but I knew that as a team we could s...

Boys’ golf dominates at leagues, districts

Boys’ golf dominates at leagues, districts

Jonny Ratner, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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The last few weeks have been incredibly successful for the boys’ golf team, as they won both the League and District Championships following a 12-4 regular season. Five out of the top six spots of the League Championship, which was held at Marlborough Country Club on Monday, October 15, were domin...

Shrewsbury boys’ soccer upsets Algonquin Tomahawks

Shrewsbury boys’ soccer upsets Algonquin Tomahawks

Owen Coderre and Jack Tobin

October 24, 2018


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The boys’ soccer team fell short against the Shrewsbury Colonials due to lack of offense, losing 2-1 on Tuesday, October 17 at Shrewsbury. The Tomahawks’ backup goalie, sophomore Ben Westphal, got his second varsity start due to an earlier injury sustained by usual starting goalie sophomore Bren...

Reyes sets new course record in meet against Shrewsbury

Reyes sets new course record in meet against Shrewsbury

Grace Duffy and Olivia Kelly

October 24, 2018


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Senior captain Tess Reyes set a new course record as she led the girls’ cross country team in their 25-32 win over Shrewsbury on Tuesday, October 16. When the race started, all the runners sprinted head to head on their first lap of the three mile course, and it was not long until all the girls ...

Football loss to Shrewsbury motivates defense to improve

Football loss to Shrewsbury motivates defense to improve

October 24, 2018


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Algonquin fell 40-13 to Shrewsbury, who were led by seniors quarterback Drew Campanale and running back Jonathan White as the Colonials delivered for a packed crowd on Friday, October 12. Shrewsbury (5-1), coming off their first loss of the season at Westborough, hosted the 1-5 Tomahawks for the fi...

Unified basketball clinches win in supportive game against Shepherd Hill

Unified basketball clinches win in supportive game against Shepherd Hill

Angelina Oliveira, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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The unified basketball team seized a 54-40 victory in an infectiously positive and spirited game on October 10 against the Shepherd Hill Rams. Unified basketball is a team that combines athletes with intellectual disabilities and partners without, the main purpose being to create a cheerful and supp...

Opinion: Bring in support for more teams

Opinion: Bring in support for more teams

Liza Armstrong, Sports Editor

October 1, 2018


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The stands are loaded; the crowd is cheering. It’s Friday night, and all of T-hawk nation is supporting their football team. Now it’s a Monday afternoon and there’s a field hockey game. A few fans are scattered along the sidelines, faint cheers are shouted every few plays. The team wins, bu...

Set, swing, strike: fall team captains share goals, hopes for season

Set, swing, strike: fall team captains share goals, hopes for season

Darby Kim and Liza Armstrong

September 30, 2018


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Cheerleading Captains: seniors Julia Hostage and Hayley LeBeau Coach: Katelyn Norsworthy “This season we have a lot of potential new talent and potential from our incoming freshman," senior Julia Hostage said. "I could definitely see states as a reachable goal for this season, but overal...

MIAA changes uniform regulations

MIAA changes uniform regulations

Liza Armstrong, Sports Editor

September 29, 2018


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For the 2018 season, all soccer teams in the MIAA will be wearing white at away games and their darker colored uniform at home.  Prior to this season, white was worn at home and maroon away. According to an MIAA press release, the change is meant to foster school spirit. “This change allows ...

Mocerino settles into new position as athletic director

Mocerino settles into new position as athletic director

September 28, 2018


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After thirteen years as a special education teacher, Michael Mocerino is now the new athletic director at Algonquin. Mocerino, an Algonquin alum and former University of Connecticut baseball player, has bounced around since graduating college. “When I left UConn, I was lucky enough to get about a ye...

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