The week in sports

This week, most of Algonquin’s winter varsity teams enter official season competitions.

The Gonk Swim teams dive in first on Thursday with a meet against Gardner. Then, in order, Basketball teams hit the courts with Shephard Hill, Wrestling hits the mats with St. John’s, and Boys Hockey hits the ice with Groton-Dunstable.

On Sunday, ARHS Indoor Track will compete in Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association’s annual winter invitational.

This week, Girls Ice Hockey is only scheduled to scrimmage. Still, as last year’s state champs, it is the Titans team getting media attention.

In MetroWest Daily News’ list of 25 Girls Ice Hockey players to watch this season, four were members of the Algonquin-based co-op team that helped the Titans win last year’s Division 2 title. But prior coverage of the team’s defending champs status noted that one of them (Marlborough’s Mallory Farrell) isn’t with the Titans this year. (She’s now playing for North American Hockey Academy.)

That still leaves three Titans entering the season with strong records:

  • Bryn Domolky —an Algonquin junior from Southborough who last year “dished out 17 assists and scored 16 goals” and scored the game-tying goal in the 2-1 OT state championship win.
  • Emily Johns — a Clinton High junior responsible for 26 goals and 13 assists, described by former Coach Mike Hodge as “a sniper who uses her speed and skill to create havoc on the ice”.
  • Lauren O’Malley — a sophomore (school not specified), a “key member of the defensive corps”.

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

Thursday, December 8, 2022

  • 6:30 pm – Girls Swimming vs. Gardner High School @ Clark University
  • 6:30 pm – Boys Swimming vs. Gardner High School @ Clark University

Friday, December 9, 2022

  • 6:30 pm – Girls Basketball vs. Shepherd Hill @ Shepherd Hill Regional High School
  • 7:00 pm – Boys Basketball vs. Shepherd Hill Regional High School @ Algonquin

Saturday, December 10, 2022

  • 10:00 am – Wrestling vs. St. John’s @ St John’s
  • 5:30 pm – Boys Ice Hockey vs. Groton-Dunstable Regional @ North Star Ice Sports
  • 6:15 pm – Girls Ice Hockey vs. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional @ Valley Sports Arena (Scrimmage)

Sunday, December 11, 2022

  • 10:00 am – Girls Indoor Track (MSTCA Invitational WinterFest) @ Reggie Lewis Track Center
  • 10:00 am – Boys Indoor Indoor Track (MSTCA Invitational WinterFest) @ Reggie Lewis Track Center

(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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