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Local sports roundup

Westborough – The Westborough High girls ski team, using a fair amount of sister power, followed up a 20-0 regular season and Central Mass. Sectional Championship with a bid for the state title Feb. 26 at Wachusett Mountain.

Sisters Claire and Madeleine Stout and Addie, Jacqueline and Becca Webb have been among the Rangers' top seven skiers all season. Claire Stout is a senior, and team captain, while her sister Madeleine is a sophomore. Addie and Jacqueline Webb are sophomores, as well as twins, while sister Becca is a junior.

Rounding out Westborough's top seven skiers are sophomore Meghan Donovan and senior Kelsey Pierce.

"We have a lot of skiers on the team, but those girls are our nucleus," Ranger ski coach Matt Nofsinger said. "They're the girls who have gotten it done for us on the slopes all year."

Nofsinger said Claire Stout was the team's overall top skier this season and was closely followed by Donovan, Madeleine Stout, Pierce, Addie Webb, Jacqueline Webb and Becca Webb.

"The competitions all year were unbelievable," Nofsinger said. "Sometimes places were separated by hundredths of seconds and a tenth of a second could mean the difference between finishing first and fourth."

Nofsinger also coached the Westborough boys ski team, which finished 7-13 overall.

Junior tri-captain Joey Croft led the team, followed by sophomore Kevin Egan, freshman Andrew Lipke, senior tri-captains Ben Williams and Nick Hummel, and freshmen Sam Pierce and Camden Houghton.

Hudson's Tanny

wears state crown

Hudson High senior Greg Tanny captured the first state title in Hawks' history when he pinned Josiah Quincy High School's Terrance Hines at 1:14 of the first period to win the 171-pound weight class in the Division 3 State Championships, held earlier this month at Wakefield High School.

In the team competition, the Hawks finished fifth overall. Jordan Ware finished third in the 215-pound weight class, Derek Jordan was third at 125 and Tony Domenicucci was fourth at 103.

Shrewsbury gymnasts second

at sectionals

Jessica Mushinsky led the Colonials to their runner-up finish (141.875 points) in the South Sectional, winning the balance beam competition with a 9.50 score and finishing fifth in the allaround with a combined score of 36.20.

Kristen Pasquale aided the Shrewsbury eff ort with a third-place finish in both the balance beam (9.35) and the floor exercise (9.40). Lindsey Hullinger finished fourth in the balance beam (9.15).

Led by Amanda Hubley, who finished fourth in the vault, Algonquin rolled up 140.525 points and finished fifth, seven-tenths of a point out of fourth place.

Tomahawk Rachel Ackley was ninth in the competition on the balance beam, earning a score of 8.8.

Hudson High, thanks to the eff orts of Patrick DeSouza, scored 134.5 points and finished eighth. DeSouza was second in the floor exercise with a score of 9.4, and third in the vault with a score of 9.325. Hawk Kaitlin Andrews finished third in floor with a 9.3 and Samantha Sawyer was seventh on the beam with an 8.9.

Marlborough High's 11thplace finish (130.625) was paced by Jill Anzalone, who was sixth in the vault with a score of 9.2.
Contact Ken Powers at
kpthesportsguy@yahoo.com
with your sports team's news.

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