The week in sports

Above: Last week, Boys Basketball beat Shrewsbury but still saw its rankings slip. And local media covered a Titans Wrestling family. (images cropped from tweets by @ARHSAthletics)

New Power Rankings were posted Friday morning for Basketball and Hockey. Three of the Titans teams held their rankings from the prior week, but Boys Basketball slid down four slots to #47.**

ARHS vs Shrewsbury tweeted by ARHSAthleticsOn Wednesday, the Boys beat Shrewsbury 63-57. Head Coach Brian Doherty spoke to the Community Advocate about his young team:

“They have to learn how to win,” he said. “Granted that’s our fifth win, but it wasn’t easy, and they’ve got to start making them easier.”

Since the MIIA rankings were updated, Titans Boys Basketball went on to beat St. Paul of Worcester 65-45 on Friday night.*

(I also should add in here a shout out to a star alum from the team, Southborough’s Alex Karaban. Metrowest Daily News covered his success this season on UConn’s Huskies.)

The other three teams also racked up more wins — ARHS Girls Basketball beat St. Paul 57-27, Girls Ice Hockey beat Westford Academy 6-2, and Boys Hockey Tied Nashoba 4-4.*

Algonquin Wrestling meets this season haven’t been getting press coverage. But last week, the Metrowest Daily News shone a spotlight on the team and a particular family.

Gonk Wrestling Senior Night tweeted by ARHSAthleticsOn Thursday, MWDN posted photos from Wednesday’s Senior Night for Gonk Wrestling (at which Marlborough beat them 51-30). Yesterday, they followed up with a story on Titan Rafael Knapp who recently earned his 100th career win this season. The article highlights the senior’s success (including his 3rd place at the New England Championships last year) and the family connection of having a father on the coaching staff and younger brother on the team. You can read that here.

The Community Advocate covered Algonquin’s Gymnastics meet vs Marlborough on Saturday. The Titans lost 126 to 131.35. (Note: The CA lists the Titans record as 2-2 while the Telegram shows it as 1-4 with 3 straight losses. Meanwhile, the school hasn’t been tweeting the meet results.) There weren’t many details, but there were photos you can check out.

In Skiing, the Algonquin Girls team came in 1st place in last week’s Alpine Ski race with Alexa Butterfield and Jula Utzschneider in 2nd and 3rd place. The Boys team placed 3rd with Michael Desio in 1st place.

No results from Indoor Track’s competitions last week have been posted.

Looking back to the fall, Metrowest Daily News posted its All Stars last week which highlighted the following Titans:

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

  • 6:00 pm – Girls Swimming vs. Tyngsborough @ Greater Lowell Tech
  • 6:00 pm – Boys Swimming vs. Tyngsborough @ Greater Lowell Tech
  • 6:30 pm – Girls Basketball vs. Notre Dame Academy – Worcester @ Notre Dame Academy-Worcester
  • 7:00 pm – Boys Basketball vs. Wachusett Regional @ Algonquin

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

  • 6:30 pm – Wrestling Tournament @ Montachusett RVT School
  • 8:15 pm – Boys Ice Hockey vs. Hopedale Jr./Sr. @ North Star Ice Sports, Westborough

Thursday, January 26, 2023

  • 3:30 pm – Girls Swimming vs. Worcester @ Worcester Boys and Girls Club
  • 3:30 pm – Boys Swimming vs. Worcester @ Worcester Boys and Girls Club
  • 6:00 pm – Ski Team Giant Slalom Race @ Ski Ward Ski Area

Friday, January 27, 2023

  • 7:00 pm – Girls Basketball vs. Leominster @ Algonquin
  • 7:00 pm – Boys Basketball vs. Leominster @ Leominster

Saturday, January 28, 2023

  • 9:30 am – Wrestling Tournament @ Methuen
  • 11:00 am – Gymnastics vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Shrewsbury
  • 2:00 pm – Girls Ice Hockey vs. Pope Francis @ Smead Arena
  • 4:30 pm – Boys Ice Hockey vs. Marlborough High School @ Navin Ice Rink

Sunday, January 29, 2023

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

*(Above linked scores are to the Telegram’s game recaps.)

**Updated (1/30/23 1:29 pm): I mistyped that Boys Basketball slipped 4 slots “to 43”. That should have been “from 43” or “to 47”.

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