This week in sports; plus Wrestling news and photo gallery

Above: ARHS Wrestling at a recent Framingham meet. This week, they are looking for support at the first season home game. (Photo of Austin Roche by K. Wrin Photography – scroll down for more photos)

Before getting to the week’s schedule, I’d like to share a call for support from ARHS Varsity Wrestling.

In pre-season in December, the team won it’s “first ever ever Algonquin Wrestling Team Championship”. This Wednesday is their first match of the season at home. They hope students and alumni will rally to help boost team spirits.

(Scroll down to the bottom of the post for a full update from the team and a photo gallery from recent meets.)

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

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

Monday, January 5, 2015

  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Swimming vs. Bromfield @ Clark University Pool
  • 8:00 pm – ARHS Girls Ice Hockey vs. Medway @ New England Sports Center
  • 8:00 pm – ARHS Boys Ice Hockey vs. Leominster @ North Star Rink

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Boys Basketball vs. Worcester @ Worcester

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Swimming vs. Northbridge @ Clark University Pool
  • 6:00 pm – ARHS Gymnastics vs. Hudson Public Schools @ Algonquin
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Girls Basketball vs. Notre Dame Academy – Worcester @ Notre Dame Academy-Worcester
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Boys Ice Hockey vs. Groton-Dunstable Regional @ Groton School
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Wrestling vs. Marlborough High School @ Algonquin
  • 8:00 pm – ARHS Girls Ice Hockey vs. Austin Preparatory @ Stoneham Rink

Thursday, January 8, 2015

  • 5:00 pm – ARHS Girls Indoor Track vs. Shrewsbury @ Shrewsbury
  • 5:00 pmARHS Boys Indoor Track vs. Shrewsbury @ Shrewsbury

Friday, January 9, 2015

  • TBD ARHS Girls Indoor Track Relays vs. TBA @ Reggie Lewis Track Center
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Girls Basketball vs. Fitchburg @ Algonquin
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Boys Basketball vs. Fitchburg @ Fitchburg High School

Saturday, January 10, 2015

  • 10:00 am – ARHS Wrestling vs. Malden Catholic @ Malden Catholic High School
  • 2:10 pm – ARHS Girls Ice Hockey vs. Shrewsbury @ DCU Center
  • School
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Gymnastics vs. Westborough High School @ Mass Gymnastics Academy Center
  • 4:10 pm – ARHS Boys Ice Hockey vs. Shrewsbury @ DCU Center
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Girls Basketball vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Nashoba Regional High School

Sunday, January 11, 2015

  • 09:30 am – ARHS Boys Indoor Track Relays vs. TBA @ Reggie Lewis Track Center
  • 5:00 pm – ARHS Swimming vs. Westborough High School @ Borough’s YMCA

ARHS Wrestling Photos and News(click on thumbnails to enlarge)

On December 31st, ARHS Wrestling supporter Eilleen Cozzolino shared the following update:

Although it’s Winter Break for high school classes all the Algonquin sports teams have been hard at work on the courts, in the rinks and on the mats.

The Algonquin Wrestling team is off to a great start this season and its roster of 25 young men (14 returning and 11 new wrestlers) is one of the largest teams in recent memory. On the opening day of the season the team posted strong wins against St. John’s Shrewsbury 45-30 and Agawam 49-30, losing only to West Springfield by a score of 48-33.

The team followed up on their opening day performance with an impressive runaway Team Championship at the Marlboro Early Bird Tournament on Sat, Dec 20. The T-Hawks had 5 individual finalists and 8 wrestlers placing in the top 3 at the tournament with two wrestlers Senior Stu Bleck (182lbs) and Junior Austin Roche (132lbs) winning individual championship titles! Senior Captains Nate Morrell (160lbs- 2nd place) and David Wrin (170lbs- 3rd place), Sophomores Drew Cozzolino (113lbs- 3rd place), Bryce Finnegan (120lbs- 2nd place) and Joe Vencile (285lbs- 2nd place) along with Freshman Jack Golden (106lbs- 3rd place) all won several hard fought matches throughout the day to deliver the first ever Algonquin Wrestling Team Championship!

On the day before Christmas Eve the T-Hawks delivered a resounding 30 – 6 victory against an undermanned but motivated Monty Tech/Fitchburg team. Just last weekend the team participated in the Annual Framingham Holiday tournament and finished in 4th place in an 18 team field. Senior Captain Nate Morrell brought home the Gold medal from the 160lb weight class and fellow senior Captain David Wrin placed 3rd at 170lbs. Junior Austin Roche (132lbs), Sophomore Drew Cozzolino (113lbs) and sophomore Bryce Finnegan (120) all won their consolation championships matches to take home 3rd place Bronze medals. Joe Vencile (Sophomore- 285lbs) earned a spot on the awards podium with a 4th place finish.

Brian Kramer is in his 4th year as the Varsity head coach and James Gray has been very active working with all the wrestlers in his first season as Assistant Coach.

The Algonquin wrestlers have 2 more multi-team competitions scheduled during the holiday break. A Quad meet on Tuesday, Dec 30 at Natick high school where they will face off against Mid-Watch foe Leominster, BC High and Natick. On Sat the T-Hawks travel to North Attleboro for a “Super Quad” to square off against several powerhouse/ perennial championship teams from across the State.

And finally the T-Hawk wrestlers have their first match of the season at home on Wed, Jan 7 at 7PM against Marlborough. This match will be a battle between 2 competitive teams looking to establish themselves as the favorite to knock off 2 time defending league champion Nashoba Regional. There are 14 weight classes in a dual meet (from 106 to 285lbs) and Senior Captains David Wrin and Nate Morrell are hoping for a strong turnout from Algonquin students and Wrestling Alumni to become the T-Hawks “15th” man (like the Seattle Seahawks 12th man) which can give the wrestlers a “home gym” advantage and help boost the team to a hard fought Midwatch league victory!

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