THE ALGONQUIN HARBINGER

Unified basketball recognized for inclusivity at the state, national level

Unified basketball recognized for inclusivity at the state, national level

Gabriela Paz-Soldan, News Editor

March 27, 2019

The unified basketball team received two awards this past season, earning recognition at both the state and national level. The team won the MIAA Educational Athletics Achievement Award for Community Service and was recognized, along with the unified track team, when Algonquin was named a National...

Meschisen, Cerro finish third at States as swim team ends season strong

Meschisen, Cerro finish third at States as swim team ends season strong

Darby Kim and Jenny Lambert

March 25, 2019

The swim and dive teams finished their undefeated season strong at States on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24, led by third place junior Lizzie Meschisen in diving and third place senior Ray Cerro in the breaststroke. The girls’ team placed 22nd out of 35 teams, and the boys’ team placed...

Boys’ basketball loses tough match in district finals

Boys’ basketball loses tough match in district finals

Ben Weber, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

The boys varsity basketball team was defeated 53-41 by the Acton-Boxborough Colonials in the Division 1 Central Final on March 8, marking the end of a historic season. This was the first time in Tomahawks history that the team advanced to the CMass Finals two years in a row. “You always wa...

Meschisen dives toward perfection, finishes third in state

Meschisen dives toward perfection, finishes third in state

Nina Dworakowski, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

Junior Lizzie Meschisen, Algonquin’s only competitive diver, jumps off a diving board five feet above the water’s surface and does somersaults in midair dozens of times a day which has led to breaking school records and placing third in the state. Meschisen discovered her love for diving aft...

Ricciuti tackles Spartan races, mud runs

Ricciuti tackles Spartan races, mud runs

Bradi Mullen, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

Scaling walls, dragging heavy weights and scrambling under barbed wire may not sound fun to many, but for senior Teresa Ricciuti it’s a fun way to work out. Since the summer of her sophomore year, Ricciuti has competed in seven Spartan races. Spartan races are run on a variety of courses and involve long e...

‘Unscripted’ talk show puts spin on sports

‘Unscripted’ talk show puts spin on sports

Larissa Andrade, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

“Gonk Unscripted,” a TV talk show run by seniors Nick Hatton, Josh Harmon and Jonny Symons, aims to inform and entertain the student body on today's sports in and out of school. “Gonk Unscripted” airs through the Northborough Cable Access Television (NCAT) on Fridays at 2 p.m, using NCAT’s set...

Goddard makes wrestling history

Goddard makes wrestling history

Riley Garand and Jenny Lambert

March 12, 2019

Senior Wrestling co-captain Andrew Goddard made school history, becoming State champion in the 2019 MIAA Division II State Tournament on Friday, Feb. 15. The homeschooled Northborough resident’s quick 2-0 win in the finals against Richard Conova of Danvers High School makes him the first Tomahawk to ...

Hom celebrates successful figure skating career

Hom celebrates successful figure skating career

Elena Grinblatas, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

After successfully competing as a figure skater at the national level and sacrificing a more traditional school experience to do so, sophomore Jade Hom has recently walked away from the sport she loves due to ankle injuries and life complications. Hom loves figure skating for myriad reasons. “You get to b...

Gymnastics qualifies for States for first time since 2012, clinches sixth place

Gymnastics qualifies for States for first time since 2012, clinches sixth place

Liza Armstrong, Sports Editor

March 10, 2019

Despite multiple injuries that affected gymnasts, the gymnastics team clinched sixth place at the States meet with a final score of 143.05 on Saturday, March 2. This was the first time the team has qualified for the States meet since they were State Champions in 2012. Even without reaching their...

Boys’ basketball clinch win at district semi-finals against Wachusett, move on to district finals

Boys’ basketball clinch win at district semi-finals against Wachusett, move on to district finals

Jonny Ratner, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

Boys' basketball defeated Wachusett 62-47 in the district semi-finals at WPI on Sunday, March 3.

Madamba sprints toward one last hurrah at New Balance Nationals

Madamba sprints toward one last hurrah at New Balance Nationals

Annie Nguyen, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Senior Matt Madamba had a spectacular indoor track season, breaking three school records, placing third at States, taking seventh place at New Englands and qualifying for Nationals. Madamba is set to compete in the 200 meter at the New Balance National meet on March 8 at the New York Armory Track. ...

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