By Chris Wilson, Contributing Writer
REGION – The spring season concluded last week with area schools wrapping up MIAA tournament play.
Algonquin’s rugby squad took home the Division II State Championship with a win over Cambridge Rindge and Latin.
That game kicked off on June 30 but was postponed due to lightning. It resumed July 1 with Algonquin already leading by a score of 10-7.
Rumbling to the victory, Algonquin celebrated its state championship as the final step in an undefeated season.
Elsewhere, the AMSA’s Girls Tennis team defeated Manchester Essex to win a historic Division III State title. Not only was this the first such title for the Girls Tennis program, it was also the first state championship in school history.
The Shrewsbury’s Girls Tennis squad and Westborough’s Boys Tennis team also competed in State Championships.
Shrewsbury dropped its Division I championship matchup to Acton-Boxborough in a 5-0 sweep.
Westborough mustered a win in one of its sets but also lost, in its case by a score of 5-1.
“This team is special and they have a lot of good years ahead of them,” Westborough High School Athletic Director Johanna DiCarlo tweeted after that game.
On the baseball field, AMSA broke open a pitching duel in Oakmont to win its district championship on June 28. That punched a ticket to the state tournament, which kicked off on June 30 against Taconic.
As with the Algonquin rugby team, thunderstorms and persistent rain quickly postponed AMSA’s game. Unlike Algonquin, though, the Eagles then had to wait until July 2 for a chance to further advance in the playoffs.
Taconic ultimately came out on top, ending AMSA’s season.
See full scores…
RUGBY – JULY 1
Algonquin – 34, Cambridge R&L – 14
BASEBALL – JUNE 28
AMSA – 4, Oakmont – 0
GIRLS TENNIS – JUNE 30
AMSA – 4, Manchester Essex – 1
BASEBALL – JULY 2
AMSA – 2, Taconic – 4
GIRLS TENNIS – JUNE 29
Shrewsbury – 0, Acton-Boxborough –
WRESTLING – JUNE 28
St. John’s – 3, St. John’s Prep – 65
BOYS TENNIS – JUNE 30
Westborough – 1, Brookline – 4