ARHS Sports Postseason (Updated)

Boys LAX CMass Champs, Track earns 2nd & 3rd place at States, and Tennis and Rugby entering State playoffs

Above: ARHS Boys Lacrosse won the CMass title. (photo from senior night courtesy of Owen Jones Photography)

Algonquin Boys Lacrosse won a big title and, Outdoor Track teams earned high scores at a big competition, and more Gonk teams are about to enter the state playoffs.

Here are the highlights.

On Friday, Algonquin Boys Lacrosse played Wachusett in the Central Mass Athletic Director Associations’ Finals. For the third time this spring, the Titans beat the Mountaineers, this time 11-9. They are now the CMass Class A Champions.

The Boys will play in the the MIAA State Championship Tourneys, but their brackets have yet to be posted.

Meanwhile, ARHS Outdoor Track already competed in their MIAA Division 2 State Championships on Friday and Saturday. The Girls came in 2nd place and the Boys placed third. The Telegram recapped:

Junior Miles Lipka won the high jump (6-4) and took fourth in the javelin (167-01), while his freshman brother Henry finished sixth in the pentathlon, senior Joshua Coleburn was third in the javelin (175-08) and classmate Joseph Lamburn took fourth in the mile (4:21.82) and fifth in the 800 (1:59.39) as Algonquin finished third with 62 points at Merrimack College.

The Titans also shined in the pole vault, with senior Zach Arvantely taking second, sophomore Brogan Mulkerin placing third and junior Benoit Skilton claiming fourth – all with leaps of 12-6. Algonquin senior McKay Beckman also was sixth in the javelin (153-11) and classmate Donald Dumont was sixth in the long jump (21-9.5) to pick up points for the Titans. . .

Algonquin senior Olivia LaBelle followed up Friday’s second-place finish in the 400 hurdles (1:04.12) with a win in the 100 hurdles (14.57) on Sunday, while sophomore Niko Conway was second in the pole vault (8-0) and senior Kate DiTullio was second in the triple jump (35-9) and third in the javelin (115-11) as Algonquin placed second with 82 points on Sunday at Merrimack College.

Algonquin excelled in the relay events, as the Titans tandem of Arianna Gentile, LaBelle, Mackenzie Clark and Audrey Helwig won the 400 (48.86), while Brigid Purcell, Sarah Purcell, Olivia Guckian and Tanvi Mehta was second n the 3,200 relay (9:40.69) and the foursome of Mehta, Julia Barcelos Penteado, Brooke Ciszewski and Helwig were sixth in the 1,600 relay (4:09.63).

The Titans also got strong showings from senior Austeja Bazikas (fifth in high jump, 4-7), Gentile (sixth in 200, 26.11) and Helwig (sixth in 400, 1:00.18).

You can find their full coverage here and full results here (and a couple of additional highlights at the bottom of this post.)*

MIAA brackets have been posted for Tennis, Rugby, and Volleyball. Four of the five ARHS teams made the playoffs.

For ARHS, Boys Tennis is first up, playing in the Preliminary Round for Division 2. The #32 Titans will play #33 Whitman-Hanson on the home court this afternoon.

At #17, Girls Tennis earned a Bye for the prelims. They’ll travel to face #16 Needham tomorrow for the Division 1 Round of 32.

Boys Rugby is #7 out of 8 teams playing in the D2 tourney. They’ll challenge #2 Hanover in the Round of 8 on Saturday.

2nd seed Girls Rugby will have to wait until next week to enter the 4-team D1 tourney. Their Final Four game will be against #3 Weymouth at the Gonkplex on June 7th.

With a record of 4-14 for the season, Boys Volleyball didn’t make the cut. Their season ended on Thursday with a loss to Nipmuc.

Power Ranked #46 for D1, Softball is another team that is done for the season. The team went out with a win on Friday, beating Leicester 11-4.

Baseball won its last two games last week improving to #9 in the MIAA D2 Power Rankings. The brackets aren’t posted yet, but they’ll definitely be in them. So will Girls Lacrosse, currently ranked #22 for D2.

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

Reminder, tickets for any games which require them are sold here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  • 4:00 pm – Boys Tennis vs. Whitman-Hanson @ Algonquin (MIAA D2 Preliminary Round)

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

  • 3:15 pm – Girls Tennis vs. Needham @ Needham High School (MIAA D1 Round of 32)

Saturday, June 1, 2024

  • 4:00 pm – Boys Rugby vs. Hanover @ Hanover High (MIAA D2 Quarter Finals)

(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 (5/29/24 9:22 am): A reader asked me to share two more Outdoor Track highlights from the State Championships:

  • Sophomore Niamh O’Sullivan placed 5th in high jump with a jump of 5’2” 
  • Sophomore Jill Belniak placed 6th in the 400m hurdles 

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