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.