On Sunday, ARHS Girls Basketball beat Tantasqua 53-36 in the 1st round of Westborough’s Invitational Tournament. They took on the hosts yesterday in the 2nd round and won, 46-39. (You can read the Telegram’s coverage here and check out their photos here.)
Tonight, the Girls will face Medway for the tournament Championship.
It’s the last of regular season varsity games.
Brackets should be coming out soon for Basketball and Ice Hockey MIAA tournaments. Other teams have begun competing in high state championships.
Four Gonk Wrestlers took part the Division 1 State Championships. While the team only came in 12th place out of 47, two members wrestled their way into the All State Championship Tournaments this weekend. Timothy Goddard won his weight class and Rafael Knapp came in 2nd for his. (You can read about that here.) For links to event details and updates click here.
The Titans also sent athletes to the Indoor Track Division 2 State Championships last Saturday. Both the Boys and Girls teams won the High Jump thanks to Brogan Madden and Priscilla De Carvalho. (You can read about that here.) They’ll be heading to the All States Meet of Champions this Saturday, along with April Davis who came in 7th in the Long Jump.
On Monday, ARHS Gymnast Mia Gorman came in 9th in the State Individual Championships for All Around. (The school will host sectionals this weekend, but won’t be competing in them.)
This weekend, nine Titans will be swimming in D1 State Championships. Monica Doherty and Leona Sungkharom will compete for the Girls on Saturday. Seven members of the Boys will swim in relays on Sunday.
Cheer is competing twice at Shepherd Hill this week. Tonight’s is the Mid Wach League Championships. Saturday’s competition is an invitational tournament.
Gonk Boys Hockey lost their CMADA Semi-Finals 3-5 to Marlborough over the weekend. Girls Ice Hockey played in a postponed Christmas Tournament earlier today. They lost 3-4 to King Philip Regional.
Now, here is the ARHS varsity schedule for the remainder of the week.
(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.)
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
- 6:00 pm – ARHS Girls Basketball Tournament vs. Medway @ Westborough High School
- 6:45 pm – ARHS Cheerleading Mid Wach League Championships @ Shepherd Hill Regional High School
Friday, February 25, 2022
- TBD – ARHS Cheerleading Invitational @ Shepherd Hill Regional High School
Saturday, February 26, 2022
- TBD – ARHS Gymnastics Sectionals @ Algonquin
- TBD – ARHS Girls Swimming / Diving Championship Meet @ Boston University
Sunday, February 27, 2022
- TBD – ARHS Boys Swimming / Diving Championship Meet @ Boston University
Beyond ironic that the least vulnerable, the elementary school students, are under a mask
mandate until mid March while all municipal buildings, churches, offices and higher grades are operating on a “as you see fit” basis. The “system” has really failed these young people thru no fault of their own.
The elementary school students should never have been masked, should never ever be masked in the future. There has never been any science behind it . They say they are going to take the 2 weeks to emotionally support them before they take the masks off. You know the same kids who 98% will not wear a mask for a 10 day stretch and go back to school and have to wear a mask. Try explaining that to one of these kids. The Superintendent and School Committee are too caught up in their own bubble. Hopefully they snap out of it soon. I really feel bad for them.
My guess: Elementary students have lower vaccination rates, so other preventatives are needed.
I always appreciate you straightforward and accurate replies.
Curious what do the vaccines have anything to do with this? We were told it was to stop transmission but the vaccine has nothing to do with that. Has there been evidence presented yet that vaccines do anything for kids under 10 years old? Is there any evidence that kids were ever at risk?
Curious didn’t mention vaccines. I don’t know why you are.
Congratulations to all the athletes at Algonquin for persevering through a difficult season dealing with Covid restrictions.
Do you know there are any restriction currently on parents or other spectators attending inside events at the high school?
Restrictions on attendance were lifted in January.
At that time, it appears that swimming/diving and indoor track still had limitations. Obviously, those events were held offsite. So, I assumed those were imposed by MIAA, not by the school. I don’t know if any spring sports would have the same type of restrictions – but I am not aware of any.
The only indoor sport in the spring is Boys Volleyball, and since attendance was allowed at Basketball games, it should also be allowed for that.
Beth, With all these covid mandates lifted, why are town hall BOS and other meetings closed to public attendance, still Zooming? Any indications of when meetings will be back open for business with the public able to attend? Even with masks on, if needed? Could you maybe do an article updating on this? Thank you.
I don’t know why everyone is posting comments under an old week in sports post. But…
At last week’s Select Board Meeting, they discussed the fact that they want to return to in-person meetings but don’t want to lose the ability for people to view meetings online. Chair Lisa Braccio said that Southborough Access Media wasn’t ready to return back to recording and broadcasting meetings live at the Town House. (That model also didn’t allow for zoom participation.)
They were discussing the potential for a hybrid model. The last time boards tried hybrid meetings, it was messy. Each member used individual laptops and had to turn off their microphones in order to avoid feedback loop issues. But sometimes a member would forget to turn a mic back on.
They are looking at buying an Owl system that will capture everything going on at the table and in the room while allowing zoom participation. It also zooms in on whoever in the room is speaking. You can see an example of how it works in Stow here. The hope is to implement it in the Town House Hearing room. If successful, they could then invest in doing it in meeting rooms at the Senior Center and Public Safety Building.