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Hanover ends Algonquin’s historic hockey season

March 21st, 2016

Algonquin coach Andy McGowan and captains Joe Sullivan, Alex DiPaduo, Mike Tascione and Justin O’Connell receive their trophy.

Boston – There were telltale signs along the way that pointed to this season being memorable, more so than all heretofore, for the Algonquin Regional High boys varsity ice hockey team.

The first glimpse as to what was to come has been seen by many as coming at the 9:47 mark of a scoreless double-overtime back on Dec. 19 in the finals of the annual Borough’s Cup tournament. That’s when senior co-captain forward Justin O’Connell ended it all in dramatic fashion scoring the only goal of the contest to seal the title, the team’s first crown since 1997, that jump started things for the Tomahawk skaters.

St. John’s falls to Cambridge Rindge & Latin in basketball title game

March 20th, 2016

Senior Adham Floyd drives toward the basket.

Springfield – When two teams collide with a combined record of 46-2 and there is a Division 1 state championship on the line, it’s safe to say that a lively evening of high school basketball is in store for an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at Springfield’s MassMutual Center.

Neither team disappointed when the teams took to the floor on March 19, but it was Eastern Mass. champion Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School coming out on top over Central Mass. titleholder St. John’s High School, 66-51, before hundreds of loyal Pioneer fans that donned the school’s traditional red colors to exhort their team on in its quest for its first state championship since 2009.

Algonquin set to play for state hockey championship

March 18th, 2016

Goalie Michael Tascione (#1) and defenseman Dennis Achkinazi (#25) scramble for a loose puck in front of the goal.

Springfield — There would be no seat-squirming, nail-biting, heart-wrenching overtime drama or white knuckles in this game for Algonquin Regional High ice hockey players, coaches and team supporters. If “mercy rule” existed in high school hockey, officials would have likely evoked it.

The Tomahawks unleashed a thunderous third-period offensive attack delivering four unanswered goals to turn a 2-1 lead into a 6-2 thrashing of Western Mass. champion Westfield High (11-11-1) on what will be a long-remembered St. Patrick’s Day at Springfield’s MassMutual Center. The Division 3 semifinal win sends the seemingly unstoppable Algonquin skaters on to Boston’s TD Garden for a first-ever state championship matchup with Eastern Mass. champion Hanover High (21-3-1) at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.

St. John’s defeats Putnam in state semi-final

March 16th, 2016

Adham Floyd goes up for a layup during the second quarter of Tuesday's game.

Worcester – The St. John’s High School basketball team will move on to the Division 1 state championship game after defeating Putnam Academy by a score of 65-48 in a game played March 15 Tuesday at the DCU Center.

Backed by a very enthusiastic fan base dressed in red, the Pioneers controlled play and held a comfortable lead throughout the game.

Algonquin boys’ hockey wins in overtime thriller

March 15th, 2016

Nathan Anderson rips a slapshot from a few feet in front of the blue line.

Fitchburg — With its rich history of sports tradition, it had heretofore seemed incredulous that no ice hockey championship banner has ever hung from the rafters inside Algonquin Regional High.

But now it’s time to make way for that symbol of excellence to unfurl in the near future as the Tomahawk skaters have captured their first-ever title as Division 3 CMass champions with a grueling 2-1 overtime shootout-victory over second-seed Groton-Dunstable on March 14 at the Wallace Civic Center. The win sends the team on to a state semifinal matchup with Western Mass. champion Westfield High (11-10-1) on Thursday, March 17, at Springfield’s MassMutual Center. Puck drops at 5:30 p.m.

Marlborough boys fall to Concord-Carlisle

March 13th, 2016

Marlborough High School's Brian Short lets his foul shot fly.

Fitchburg — After competing on some of the area’s biggest stages – Springfield’s MassMutual Center and Worcester’s DCU Center – one year ago in state competition, any venue less prestigious would be considered a disappointment, Marlborough High boys varsity basketball team players admitted earlier in the season.

The 2015-2016 squad will not go that far this year as the number three-seed Panthers came out on the short end of a 41-38 decision falling to top-seed Concord-Carlisle in the Central Mass. Division 2 championship round played at Fitchburg State University on March 12. The loss ends the team’s hopes for further advancement and concludes their season with a record of 18-5.

Pioneers dominate second half to win division title

March 10th, 2016

St. John’s varsity basketball team with their Central Division 1 championship trophy.

Shrewsbury – The Saint John’s High School basketball squad met with Franklin High School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute March 9 with the Central Massachusetts Division 1 championship on the line. For the Pioneers, the result was similar to nearly every other game this season; a convincing “W.” However, it was not looking that way during the first half.

Marlborough takes first polar plunge for Special Olympics

March 7th, 2016

Team Wegmans consists of (front, l to r) Paula Caterino, Courtney Stewart, Casey Martin, Lisa Mackintosh, Donna Rusack , Brianna Sloan, (back, l to r) Matt Finewood, Jaime Merchant and Sadie Flaw.

Marlborough – Once again, Polar Plunges to benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) were held statewide at lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. New this year, a Polar Plunge was introduced March 6 at the Yawkey Sports Training Center in Marlborough, the SOMA headquarters. It was organized by Officer Andy LaRose of the Marlborough Police Department (MPD) after he attended the International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference last fall in the Bahamas.

Marlborough High advances after close call with Medfield

March 7th, 2016

Joao Mendes looks to pass to a teammate.

Worcester – If the Marlborough High boys’ varsity basketball team advances to its second consecutive Division 2 state final days from now, it will be impossible to forget their Central Mass. Division semifinal “white-knuckle” affair with Medfield High at WPI’s Harrington Auditorium on March 6 that propelled them to their goal.

Algonquin Girls Basketball Playoff Run Shut Down by Natick

March 7th, 2016

Algonquin’s Rachel McMenemy keeps the ball away from Natick defenders

Worcester – The Algonquin Regional High School girls’ basketball season came to an end as they fell to Natick High School by a score of 52-42 in a Central Mass Division 1 Semi-final matchup played Sunday, March 6, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Algonquin had advanced to the semi-finals by defeating Worcester South and Worcester North in earlier playoff rounds.

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