The week in sports

Above: This past week was the last this winter for ARHS Boys Basketball. But the Cheer squad will continue cheering this week as they head to two invitationals. (image cropped from tweets by @ARHSAthletics)

In Westborough’s annual invitational Girls Basketball tournament, ARHS was seeded #5. They outplayed #4 Tantasqua in Sunday’s Quarter Finals, scoring 55-52. In this Tuesday’s Semi-Finals, they’ll challenge top seed Wayland, a team they lost to early in the season.

Last week also kicked off Central Mass Athletic Directors Association’s tourneys for Boys Hockey and Boys Basketball.

#7 Algonquin Boys Basketball went up against 2nd seed Nashoba in the Class A Quarter Finals on Saturday. For the Titans, it was their final game this winter. Losing 45-82 not only dropped them out of the CMass tourney, but dashed their hopes of getting into the State Championship brackets by having at least 50% wins. Their final record for the season is 9-10.

ARHS Boys Hockey earned top seed. They head straight into Class A Semi-Finals this Wednesday against #5 North Middlesex. While the Gonk started its season strong, three of their four losses this season – including one to North Middlesex — were in their last five games.

If Gonk wins, Friday’s Finals will pit them against one of two teams they have beaten, Marlborough or Westborough.

On Friday and Saturday, three Titans competed in the Division 1 Wrestling State Championships. The team scored 19th place, but Rafael Knapp won his weight class. (The Community Advocate covered his accomplishment.)  He’ll go on to wrestle at All States this coming Friday and Saturday, and at the New England Championships in March.

Algonquin Indoor Track teams also competed in their Championships on Saturday. The Girls team came in 16th for Division 2 with two athletes placing 5th in their competitions (Audrey Helwig for the 300 Meter Dash and Brigid Purcell for the 2 Mile Run). The Boys came in 19th with one athlete placing 4th (Miles Lipka for 55 Meter Hurdles)

Today, Algonquin’s top swimmers competed in the Division 1 Swim & Dive State Championships. The school congratulated five Titans for all achieving their best times. 

Ski’s regular season is over, but look for some skiers to be competing at States the following week. Last week, the Telegram covered news that the team’s Ski Coach will retire after 22 years. 

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

Monday, February 20, 2023

  • 6:00 pm – Girls Ice Hockey vs. Canton @ New England Sports Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

  • 5:15 pm – Girls Basketball Tournament vs. Wayland @ Westborough High School (Westborough Invitational Tournament)

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

  • 1:00 pm – Girls Ice Hockey vs. Hopkinton @ New England Sports Center
  • 6:30 pm – Boys Ice Hockey vs. North Middlesex Regional @ NorthStar Arena (CMass Semi-Finals)

Friday, February 24, 2023

  • 5:15 pm –  Cheerleading – Shepherd Hill Winter Cheer Invitational @ Shepherd Hill Regional High School
  • TBA – (If they win on Wednesday) Boys Hockey vs TBD @ NorthStar

Sunday, February 26, 2023

  • TBD – Cheerleading – MidWach League Winter Competition @ Gardner High School

(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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