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Cheer improves throughout fall season

Cheer improves throughout fall season

Sofia Abdullina and Annabella Ferraiuolo

December 10, 2019

With the fall season over, the cheer teams reflect on the last few months with the performance team getting a score of 71.8 at the Division 1 Central Regional Competition, and game day with a score of 107.6 points in the Large Game Day Division at their state meet.  Junior and Performance team captain Lucy McG...

Ferguson, seniors lead Football to first Thanksgiving win since 2016

Ferguson, seniors lead Football to first Thanksgiving win since 2016

Andrew Roberts, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

Led by junior captain and running back Rio Ferguson alongside several seniors, the football team took down the Westborough Rangers 24-7 on Thursday, Nov. 28 for their first Thanksgiving win since 2016.  Ferguson ran for 260 yards on 25 carries.  The highlight of Ferguson’s day was his 95 yard ...

Cross country teams cap off season with States meet

Cross country teams cap off season with States meet

Karthik Yalala and Elena Neilson

November 27, 2019

After strong performances at the CMASS Division 1 championship, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at the state championship Saturday, Nov. 16. The boys’ team placed seventh out of 20 teams, while the girls’ team placed 17th out of 20 teams. It was a competitive meet and bo...

Sophomore to showcase series of videos on football team at fundraiser for autism

Sophomore to showcase series of videos on football team at fundraiser for autism

Aaliyah Yan, Opinion Editor

November 20, 2019

Gonk Knocks Football Night, a charity event organized by sophomore Andrew Roberts to raise money for Algonquin Football Boosters and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, will take place at the Apex Center in Marlborough on Monday, Nov. 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  This charity event features “Gonk Knocks...

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]...

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