The biggest news I have to share on Algonquin Athletics isn’t about an individual team or athlete. It’s the announcement that this is the week students will vote to choose their new mascot. At the most recent Regional School Committee meeting, the administration explained that students will use ranked choice voting to decide.
On Friday, Principal Sean Bevan wrote:
On Wednesday (2/2), period 6 teachers will show a ~15 minute screencast about the mascot renaming process, along with overviews of each of the five mascot options, created by our Sports and Entertainment Marketing students. Additionally, that day, students in our Social Media Marketing class will launch an information campaign on the ARHS Instagram account. The goal of both efforts is to inform students about the mascot renaming process and the five choices.
On Friday (2/4), during period 3, students will cast their votes for the next mascot. The students’ choice will be revealed in a live-streamed event soon after. I will keep you posted!
The narrowed down list of five options students will choose from are the Eagles, Falcons, Thunder, Titans and Nor’ Easters.
Speaking of Nor’ Easters. . . It was no surprise that Saturday’s storm prevented Algonquin Boys and Girls Basketball from playing at TD Garden. They’ll head to the parquet floor this Saturday.
That delay wasn’t the only disappointment for the ballers’ last week. The Boys lost to Shrewsbury (37-45) and St. John’s (45-79), while the Girls lost to Shrewsbury (44-39). But it wasn’t all bad. The Girls did score another win, beating St. Bernard’s (64-32).
Gonk Ski teams have continued to score well in their competitions. At last Monday’s league races, ARHS Girls came in 1st out of 9 teams and the Boys 3rd out of 10 teams.
Wednesday was a pretty good day for Gonk Athletics. Wrestling Beat Quabbin 42-54, Boys Hockey beat Hudson 7-0, Gymnastics beat Westborough W, 136.9-129.1, and Girls Indoor Track also beat Westborough 50-41. Westborough beat Boys Indoor Track 36-55.
On Friday, Boys Swimming/Diving continued its winning streak with a 93-51 win over Worcester. ARHS Athletics tweeted an identical score for the Girls team, which would be their first win of the season. (I suspect it may have been scored as a co-ed competition.) Both teams will compete in regional championships this week.
Now, here are the ARHS varsity games on tap for the week.
Monday, January 31, 2022
- 6:00 pm – ARHS Girls Basketball vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Shrewsbury
- 7:30 pm – ARHS Boys Ice Hockey vs. Westborough High School @ North Star Ice Sports, Westborough
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
- 6:00 pm – ARHS Girls Ice Hockey vs. Leominster @ New England Sports Center
- 6:30 pm – ARHS Girls Swimming/Diving @ Atkinson Pool (MidWach Dive Championships)
- 6:30 pm – ARHS Boys Swimming/Diving @ Atkinson Pool (MidWach Dive Championships)
- 6:30 pm – ARHS Wrestling Meet vs. Multiple Schools @ Leominster
- 7:30 pm – ARHS Boys Ice Hockey vs. Marlborough High School @ Navin Ice Rink
Thursday, February 3, 2022
- 5:00 pm – ARHS Girls Swimming/Diving @ Atkinson Pool (MidWach Swim Championships)
- 5:00 pm – ARHS Boys Swimming/Diving @ Atkinson Pool (MidWach Swim Championships)
- 6:30 pm – ARHS Ski Team @ Ski Ward Ski Area (Varsity Race)
- 7:00 pm – ARHS Girls Basketball vs. Fitchburg @ Fitchburg High
- 7:00 pm – ARHS Boys Basketball vs. Fitchburg @ Algonquin
Saturday, February 5, 2022
- 9:00 am – ARHS Gymnastics Meet vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Shrewsbury
- 9:00 am – ARHS Wrestling Tournament vs. Haverhill @ Haverhill High School
- 10:00 am – ARHS Girls Basketball vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ TD Garden
- 11:30 am – ARHS Boys Basketball vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ TD Garden
- 1:00 pm – ARHS Girls Indoor Track League Meet @ Fitchburg High
- 1:00 pm – ARHS Boys Indoor Track League Meet @ Fitchburg High
- 4:30 pm – ARHS Girls Ice Hockey vs. Longmeadow @ Olympia Ice Center West Springfield MA
- 6:00 pm – ARHS Boys Ice Hockey vs. Auburn @ North Star Ice Sports, Westborough
(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.)