Postseason: Girls still shooting for hoops victory (Updated)

by beth on March 3, 2014

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Above: ARHS Girls Basketball in a season game versus Shrewsbury. The team is the last ARHS varsity sport still in the running for state champs. (Photo by Chris Wraight)

ARHS has one team still vying for a state title – Girls Basketball. [Make that two, see update at bottom of post.]

Last week, they beat out Concord 64-56 in their tournament’s first round. Then they trumped lower seed Natick 68-62 in the quarterfinals.

This Tuesday, they head to WPI for the 6:00 pm semi-finals. The 6th seed team will have to overcome 2nd seed Westford if they want a shot at the finals this Saturday.

The season has ended for other Algonquin sports.

One shot cost Boys Ice Hockey their bid in the quarterfinals. The team lost to Leominster 2-3.

Girls Ice Hockey’s preliminary round was also a one shot difference, but in their favor. (I guess they didn’t get too seasick on their ferry ride to face Martha’s Vineyard.)

Their journey ended in the Falmouth rink on Saturday. They lost their first round bracket 0-2 to Falmouth.

At the Alpine Ski competition last week, the Boys team finished last, while the Girls scored 5th out of 27.

Finally, the state wrestling competition took place over the weekend. Wrestler Joe Cozzolino fought his way to 8th place in his weight class.

Update (3/4/14 3:30 pm): I received updates from readers. Most importantly, it turns out that we have more girls headed to state.

ARHS winter cheer squad won 3rd in their division. They will perform at state this Sunday, March 9, 3:00 pm at Tantasqua Regional High School. GO TOMAHAWKS!

I also received more detail on the Wrestling team’s season end:

David Wrin received an automatic bid to the “All” State championships which were held at the Tsongas arena in Lowell last Friday and Saturday.  The All State tournament brings together the top 6 wrestlers from the 3 Divisional State championships to wrestle for the coveted All State title.  Wrin placed 6th at the Division 2 State tournament and received the automatic bid, Alex Mazzola and Joe Cozzolino finished in 7th place which made them alternates for the All States.  Cozzolino got into the tournament when the D2 champion was injured (prior to the tournament).  Cozzolino took advantage of his opportunity and placed 8th (in the 138lb weight class) at the All State tournament capping a very successful career at Algonquin with 109 career wins!  Wrin, who is a Junior at Algonquin, finished out of the running in the 170lb weigh class but finished up the year with 39 wins and returns next year for his senior season.

1 Janice Cooley March 3, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Congrats to the the Basketball Girls and Good Luck!!!! We are proud of you!

I am happy to report that there is one more team vying for a state title. ARHS Cheerleading squad has qualified, for the second time this year, to compete at the States Competition, on March 9, 2014. The Fall Cheer squad was the first appearance for an Algonquin Cheerleading team to make it to states in many years, and the Winter Cheer squad just qualified yesterday to go to States again! These girls have been working diligently to improve and the entire program is getting better and better each season. So proud of our ARHS Cheerleaders!

2 beth March 3, 2014 at 1:53 PM

I am happy for them – while once again surprised. It’s the first time I’ve heard that there is a winter squad.

Since the information isn’t shared on sites that cover the other sports, I would love it if someone from the squad or school contacted me with their information in future competitions.

3 Janice Cooley March 3, 2014 at 2:47 PM

I would be more than happy to get that information to you in the future. Also, you can see Massachusetts HS Cheer results on the following website:

http://www.mssaa.org/contentm/easy_pages/view.php?sid=35&page_id=11

4 Janice Cooley March 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Yesterday our ARHS Winter Cheer team competed at the State Competition. They placed 9th in Division 1. Good job girls!

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