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Titans racked up tourney triumphs over the break

Above: ARHS Hockey’s Daily News Cup win was just one of the feats pulled off by Titans athletes last week. (photo courtesy of Owen Jones Photography)

As I previewed last week, Algonquin athletes were slated to compete in a slew of tournaments over the holiday break. Here’s an update on how those played out (and what’s on tap for this week). Spoiler alert, there were more wins than losses!

Boys Hockey got its turn in the media limelight by taking home the Daily News Cup. The team beat Marlborough 5-3 in the final game last Wednesday.

You can see more photos in the MetroWest Daily News here and read more here.

Titans Girls Hockey Medway Cup win tweeted by ARHSAthleticsGirls Ice Hockey players had their own reasons to celebrate last week. On Thursday and Friday, the co-op team competed in the Medway Holiday Tournament. The Titans beat Natick 3-1 in the Thursday “semi-finals” then shut out host Medway’s co-op team 3-0 in Friday’s Final to win the title.

Last week, Wrestling competed in the Lowell Holiday Tournament. According to ARHS Athletics’ tweet the event pulled in competitors from 89 teams from all 6 New England states. That highlights the impressiveness of Titan’s Rafael Knapp’s results. He took 1st place in the 170lb weight class, making him the first Gonk student to win a championship title at the annual event.

At Mass State Track Coaches Association’s annual Distance Classic, ARHS’ Joseph Lamburn won 1st place for the Boys 2 Mile Run with Aiden Ruiz in 3rd place. Christopher Kardos placed 3rd in the 1000 Meter Run and Jonah Gould 4th in the 800 Meter. Together, the four teammates also won the Boys Distance Medley. In the Girls’ events, Shiela Purcell came in 4th place for the 1000 Meter Run, while her twin Brigid finished 5th place for the Girls’ 1 Mile. Boston Herald posted photo highlights from the event here. (You can find the full competition results here.) 

Earlier in the week, Girls Basketball played the home team in the first round of Hopkinton’s 1st annual Mary Korbey Invitational. They won 51-43. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to outscore Westborough in the 54-57 championship game on Thursday.

Now, here are the ARHS varsity games on tap for the week, including one game already in progress:

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

  • 5:30 pm – Girls Basketball vs. Westborough High School @ Algonquin
  • 7:00 pm – Boys Basketball vs. Westborough High School @ Algonquin

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

  • 5:10 pm – Girls Ice Hockey vs. Billerica Memorial @ Chelmsford Forum
  • 6:15 pm – Boys Ice Hockey vs. Westborough High School @ North Star Rink
  • 6:30 pm – Wrestling vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Algonquin

Thursday, January 5, 2023

  • 6:00 pm – Ski Gian Slalom Race @ Ski Ward Ski Area
  • 6:30 pm – Girls Swimming vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Clark University
  • 6:30 pm – Boys Swimming vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Clark University

Friday, January 6, 2023

  • 6:00 pm – Girls Basketball vs. Wachusett Regional @ Wachusett Reg. High School
  • 7:00 pm – Boys Basketball vs. Wachusett Regional @ Algonquin

Saturday, January 7, 2023

  • 10:00 am – Wrestling vs. Natick @ Natick
  • 2:00 pm – Girls Ice Hockey vs. King Philip Regional @ New England Sports Center
  • 5:30 pm – Boys Ice Hockey vs. Minnechaug Regional @ North Star Rink
  • 5:30 pm – Girls Swimming vs. Westborough High School @ Borough’s YMCA
  • 5:30 pm – Boys Swimming vs. Westborough High School @ Borough’s YMCA

(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.)

Updated (1/4/23 9:18 am): I added a link to the Herald’s photos of the Distance Challenge.

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