This week in sports

by beth on May 29, 2018

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Most team sports are still in the midst of their seasons. But tournaments are already in progress for some Algonquin athletes.

Sectional Championships for Individual and Doubles Tennis played out this month. On Saturday, Algonquin’s Tyler Zhang was donned the Central Champion. The Telegram reports that Saturday’s unusually warm weather impacted the title match:

Hitting amid the heat and humidity at St. John’s, the top-seeded Zhang recovered from a slow start to beat Rangers freshman Aryan Nijhawan, 6-7 (5-7), 5-1 to win the championship. Zhang was awarded the title after Nijhawan suffered cramps in the second set, forcing him to retire.

Zhang becomes the first non-Westboro player to win the title since former St. John’s star Chris Ellis captured the championship in 2013. The Rangers’ Sumukh Pathi followed with four straight championships. This includes a win over Zhang in 2017. (read more)

Zhang is scheduled to play for the state title on June 16 at St. John’s High School.

In Boys Doubles, Gonk’s Will Koziel and Andy Zao won the Boys Central Quarter Finals the weekend prior. They were set to play Wachusett in the Semis on Saturday, but apparently defaulted.

In Girls Individual Tennis, Darby Kim advanced to the Semi-Finals at Top seed. She lost to the ultimate Central Champion, AMSA’s Kirsten Hailey.

In Track and Field, the ARHS Girls Team ranked 3rd at their sectionals, and the Boys 13th in theirs. Here are some of the standout performances:

  • 1st place – Girls 1 Mile Run – Tess Reyes
  • 1st place – Girls 4×100 Meter Relay – Olivia Giles, Day Ruffo, Christina Defeudis, and Erin O’Reilly
  • 2nd place – Girls Pole Vault – RaiAnn Bu
  • 3rd place – Girls 2 Mile Run – Kaitlyn Desio
  • 3rd place – Girls 100 Meter Hurdles – Elizabeth (Zibby) Gibbon
  • 3rd place – Boys 110 Meter Hurdles – Nicholas Carulli

But even more members of the team qualified for the All-State Championship this Saturday at Fitchburg State. Click links to see the Girls Performance list, Boys Performance list, and the full results from Sectionals.

Now, here are the ARHS varsity games on tap for the week. 

(To find a complete schedule of Algonquin sports, including JV, freshmen, and unified match ups, click here. Follow these links for the Assabet sports schedule and the St. Mark’s sports schedule.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Baseball vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Nashoba Regional High School
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Boys Lacrosse vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Nashoba Regional High School
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Boys Tennis Game vs. Longmeadow @ Longmeadow (no bus)
  • 5:30 pm – ARHS Girls Lacrosse vs. Concord-Carlisle Regional @ Algonquin (stadium field)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Baseball vs. Marlborough High School @ Marlborough High School
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Softball vs. Notre Dame Academy – Worcester @ Algonquin
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Boys Tennis Game vs. Dover-Sherborn @ Dover Sherborn High School
  • 5:00 pm – ARHS Girls Rugby vs. Needham @ Algonquin

Thursday, May 31, 2018

  • 3:30 pm – ARHS Boys Lacrosse vs. Groton-Dunstable Regional @ Algonquin
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Baseball vs. Wellesley @ Algonquin

Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • 2:00 pm – ARHS Girls Outdoor Track – MIAA State Championship @ Fitchburg State
  • 2:00 pm – ARHS Boys Outdoor Track – MIAA State Championship @ Fitchburg State

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