This week in sports: ImPACT testing, scrimmages, and season kickoffs

by beth on September 3, 2021

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Above: Gonk Football scrimmaged at Clinton last weekend. This weekend, they’ll be scrimmaging at home with Burncoat. Their real season start is a week from tonight under the home field lights. (image cropped from tweet by @K5Proctor)

Last week, Alonquin Athletics held tryouts for fall sports. By last Friday, some teams were already playing scrimmages. With two more scrimmages slated for this weekend, I’m sharing the ARHS varsity schedule for now through the following week.

But first, some related news.

Prior to competitions, this year each team member completed an initial ImPACT baseline test. The neurocognitive online assessment tool is used in concussion management. The tool is offered free to ARHS student athletes. The tests help licensed health care providers evaluate and mange concussions.

In past years, Regional School Committee members expressed disappointment that so few families were taking advantage of the opportunity. This fall, coaches brought teams into the school during practice hours to encourage everyone’s participation:

Looking at the upcoming schedule, Field Hockey will be the first to hit the field in a season competition. The first in-season home games are planned for Thursday with Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer.

Here are the ARHS varsity games on tap through next week:

Saturday, September 4, 2021

  • 9:00 am – ARHS Boys Soccer vs. Worcester Academy @ Worcester Academy (Scrimmage)
  • 10:00 am – ARHS Football vs. Burncoat @ Algonquin (Scrimmage)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 

  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Field Hockey vs. Wachusett Regional @ New England Baseball Complex

Thursday, September 9, 2021

  • 3:30 pm – ARHS Boys Golf vs. Westborough High School @ Juniper Hills Golf Course
  • 5:45 pm – ARHS Girls Volleyball vs. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional @ Algonquin
  • 6:00 pm – ARHS Girls Soccer vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Nashoba Regional High School
  • 6:00 pm – ARHS Boys Soccer vs. Leominster @ Algonquin

Friday, September 10, 2021

  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Field Hockey vs. Sutton @ New England Baseball Complex
  • 5:30 pm – ARHS Girls Volleyball vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Nashoba Regional High School
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Football vs. Doherty Memorial @ Algonquin

Saturday, September 11, 2021

  • 7:30 am – ARHS Girls Volleyball vs. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional @ Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (Scrimmage)
  • 6:00 pm – ARHS Boys Soccer vs. St. John’s @ Algonquin
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Girls Soccer vs. Acton-Boxborough Regional @ Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

(To check for changes or 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.)

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