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Local sports roundup

Region – Six Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) students lead the list of basketball all-stars named by the Colonial Athletic League (CAL) recently.

Named to the girls basketball allstar team were Aztecs Samantha Kerrigan and sisters Vanessa and Chelsea Joubert. This trio helped AVRTHS to a 19-2 overall record, which included a 47-37 win over Lunenburg High in the Central Mass. Division 3 Girls Basketball Tournament, in which the Aztecs were seeded fourth and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the tournament.

Named to the CAL boys basketball all-star team were Steven Parker Alex Moore and James Mahoney, who were all integral parts of the Aztecs' 11-11 season. Behind the play of Parker, Moore and Mahoney, AVRTHS, the No. 15 seed in the Central Mass. Division 3 Boys Basketball Tournament, advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament, a run which included a 56-46 upset of second ranked University Park High School of Worcester.

Hudson Catholic was also well represented on the CAL all-star team, with Brandon Shea and Mike Condon being named allstars for the boys team and Erin Drummey and Shauna Geaghan earning all-star honors for the girls.

Behind the play of Shea and Condon, the Green Wave was able to engineer a late-season run to qualify for the Central Mass. Division 3 tournament, in which they were the No. 11 seed. Once in the postseason, the 10-10 Green Wave upset sixth-seeded Bethany Christian of Mendon, 64-44, before falling to CAL rival Nashoba Tech in the quarterfinals.

Drummey and Geaghan played key roles as starters for the Hudson Catholic girls basketball team, which needed a little late-season magic of its own just to qualify for the Central Mass. Division 3 tournament, which it did as the 17th seed, the final team to earn a berth, thanks to its 9-9 regular season record. The Green Wave's time in the postseason was short, however, as they were defeated Bartlett High School of Webster in the first round.

Locals named to hockey

all-star teams

Several area high schools were also well represented on area hockey all-star teams this year led by Shrewsbury High School (SHS) and Marlborough High, which had five players each named to the Roy Conference All-Stars.

Representing the Division 3 state champion Colonials were Pat Brossi, Castan Sommer, David Comeau, Derek Ryan and Kevin Charbonneau, all of whom were integral in SHS's state final victory over Shawsheen Tech in the new Boston Garden in mid-March.

The Panthers, who have enjoyed state final success over the years in their own right, had R.J. Byrne, Cody Evangelous, Greg Silverman, Al Butler and Jeremy Lowry named to the team, with Nick Markey earning Honorable Mention honors.

Algonquin Regional's Will Kearney was also named a Roy Conference All-Star.

Heading the list of Quinn Conference all-stars were Sean O'Keefe, Will Murphy and Derek Vasselin of Hudson, with Hawk Andrew Arbour receiving Honorable Mention. Westborough High's Nick Delbuono was also named a Quinn Conference all-star, while teammate Jackson Koehler was an Honorable Mention selection.

All-stars from the Coughlin Conference were brothers James and Colby Tyler and teammate Steven Davis, all of AVRTHS, while Hudson Catholic's Sean McDonough and Tom Casey were named to the Russell Conference All-Star team and the Green Wave's Andrew Thraen earned Honorable Mention honors.

It's all academic to Schoen

Congratulations go out to Westborough High boys basketball player Matt Schoen, who was named to the Massachusetts Central Sectional All-Academic basketball team.

The All-Academic team is sponsored by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association and the Red Auerbach Youth Foundation.

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