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QUIZ: Fall Sports Recap

QUIZ: Fall Sports Recap

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

October 30, 2019

All photos taken by Jonny Ratner...

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. ...

Football strives for success with program changes

Football strives for success with program changes

Karthik Yalala, Assistant Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

The football team is looking to formulate success this season through several program changes involving team culture, coaching staff and uniforms. Head coach Taylor Allen says that improving team culture, the attitude the team has towards each other and achieving a common goal, is a top priority this ye...

Boys’ cross country uses pack mentality to sweep Leominster

Boys’ cross country uses pack mentality to sweep Leominster

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

October 1, 2019

Boys’ cross country finished their last home meet with a decisive win over Leominster 15-51 on Sept. 24.  In order to secure this, the team incorporated a pack mentality into their running. “Pack mentality pushes us because we just run together,” senior captain Quinn Potter said. “It’s more abou...

Girls’ volleyball defeats Shrewsbury, looks forward to strong season

Girls’ volleyball defeats Shrewsbury, looks forward to strong season

Brianna Tang and Claire Bai

September 30, 2019

Girls’ varsity volleyball defeated Shrewsbury for the first time in years with a score of 3-1 in a packed home meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24.  The game began in a competitive first set with Shrewsbury winning 30-28. The points went back and forth and the crowd was roaring. Algonquin pulled ahead afterward a...

Girls’ cross country beats Leominster with varsity absence

Girls’ cross country beats Leominster with varsity absence

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

September 29, 2019

Running without their top 12, girls’ cross country was able to come out on top against Leominster 21-40 in their last home meet on Sept. 24.  Because of the missing runners, many new racers came in the top seven.  Senior Julia Kardos breezed past teammates and opponents alike to secure her fi...

A guide to exercising during class

A guide to exercising during class

Jenny Lambert and Karthik Yalala

September 27, 2019

Students are busy. Every day, we wake up early in the morning to go to school for six and a half hours. Many of us stay after school for extracurricular clubs and activities, which leaves us with very little time to exercise. How could we possibly have enough time to stay in shape? Easy: we can multitas...

Football falls short in back and forth vs. Shepard Hill

Football falls short in back and forth vs. Shepard Hill

Andrew Roberts, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Scoring 30 more points than they did in their first game at Doherty, the football team lost the home opener game in an exciting back and forth offensive shootout 41-38 to the Shepherd Hill Rams on Saturday, Sept. 21.  “When we scored a lot, I was getting super excited,” sophomore left tackle Brett...

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