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Algonquin bested Westborough in 4 of 5 varsity competitions last week.

Above: Gonk Basketball won both of last week’s games against Westborough (images cropped game highlights tweeted of the Girls and Boys games by ARHS Athletics)

There were no big tournaments over the past week. But Algonquin Titans did have five matchups against their rivals the Westborough Rangers. They succeeded in winning four of them.

Here are the result highlights from last week followed by what’s on tap for this week. (Score links below are to the Telegram’s recaps.)

On Tuesday, Girls and Boys Basketball won back-to-back games against the Rangers, 47-32 and 66-60.  

On Wednesday, Boys Ice Hockey beat the Rangers 1-0. The Community Advocate covered Titans’ coach Gregory Cappello’s take on the game:

Because the Rangers and Titans are rivals, Cappello said playing Westborough is “always a challenge.”

“We have a lot of respect for how they go about it. They play rough. They play physical and that challenges our guys to raise the level of our game and to hold up to the physical play and push through it,” Cappello said.

Junior Jack Gulachenski scored the game’s lone goal, which Cappello attributed to his patience and ability to be poised under pressure.

You can read more about the head coach’s outlook on the season here. (Their updated record is now 6-2 after beating Minnechaug 7-2 on Saturday.)

On Saturday, Boys Swimming’s 92-70 win over Westborough improved its record to 6-1.

The one Titans team to lose to the Rangers last week, was the one that hasn’t won a competition this season — Girls Swimming. The ARHS Girls lost 95-57. Still it wasn’t all bad news for the team. Titans’ Mina Chung won the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle. According to prior Telegram recaps, Chung had already qualified to compete at states earlier this season.

Swimming also competed against Nashoba earlier in the week. The Boys won 138-18 and the Girls lost 85-79.

On Wednesday, Nashoba wrestled on Algonquin’s mats. According to ARHS Athletics’ tweet Gonk’s 39-33 win was sealed by Jr. Adam Ayzenshtat with a pin at 220lbs. The meet improved the team’s record to 2-3-1.

Algonquin’s Girls Ice Hockey co-op team suffered its first loss of the season 1-0 to the Billerica co-op. That was followed by a more recent 3-2 overtime win over King Philip Regional. Their record now stands at 5-1-1.

Now, here’s the schedule for this week’s varsity competitions:

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

  • 6:00 pm – Girls Basketball vs. Fitchburg @ Algonquin
  • 6:30 pm – Girls Ice Hockey vs. Franklin @ Pirelli Veteran’s Skating Arena
  • 6:30 pm – Girls Swimming vs. Bromfield @ Clark University
  • 6:30 pm – Boys Swimming vs. Bromfield @ Clark University
  • 7:00 pm – Boys Basketball vs. Fitchburg @ Fitchburg High School, 140 Arn Howe Farm Rd., Fitchburg

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

  • 4:00 pm – Girls Indoor Track vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Shrewsbury
  • 4:00 pm – Boys Indoor Track vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Shrewsbury
  • 6:30 pm – Wrestling vs. North Middlesex Regional @ North Middlesex Regional High School
  • 7:30 pm – Boys Ice Hockey vs. Hopedale Jr./Sr. @ Blackstone Valley Ice Arena

Thursday, January 12, 2023

  • 6:00 pm – Ski Team – Slalom Race @ Ski Ward Ski Area

Friday, January 13, 2023

  • 3:30 pm – Girls Swimming vs. Wachusett Regional @ Worcester Jewish Community Center
  • 3:30 pm – Boys Swimming vs. Wachusett Regional @ Worcester Jewish Community Center
  • 4:00 pm – Girls Indoor Track – Northeast Invitational @ Reggie Lewis Track Center
  • 4:00 pm – Boys Indoor Track – Northeast Invitational @ Reggie Lewis Track Center
  • 6:30 pm – Gymnastics vs. Groton-Dunstable Regional @ Algonquin

Saturday, January 14, 2023

  • 10:00 am – Girls Indoor – Northeast Invitational @ Reggie Lewis Track Center
  • 10:00 am – Boys Indoor Track – Northeast Invitational @ Reggie Lewis Track Center
  • 10:00 am – Wrestling Tri-Meet @ Algonquin

(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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