High school scoreboard: Early power rankings bring good news for area teams

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REGION – The release of the MIAA’s first round of spring power rankings brought good news for a number of area teams this past week, with several programs ranking within the top 10 spots in their respective divisions.

AMSA baseball topped the charts, claiming the number one spot in Division IV.

Shrewsbury baseball and AMSA softball ranked similarly well, both taking third place rankings in Division I and Division III respectively.

Full rankings are now available for all area high school baseball, softball and volleyball and boys and girls lacrosse teams through the MIAA’s website.

While these power rankings will change, high rankings represent good news for teams, as power rankings will decide playoff seeding under the state’s new playoff formats.

With power rankings punctuating the end of the week, teams continued to roll through their spring schedules last week.

Get the latest scores and highlights…

ALGONQUIN

BASEBALL – APRIL 25

Algonquin – 16, Marlborough – 0

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 25

Algonquin – 8, Medway – 5

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 25

Algonquin – 19, Medway – 6

Algonquin junior captain Ava Wilde notched her 100th career point last week in a larger 19-6 Titan’s win over Medway. She scored six goals in the game.

The Algonquin girls lacrosse team boasted a 4-3 win-loss record as of Monday. The team is due back in action on Tuesday.

SOFTBALL – APRIL 25

Algonquin – 1, St. Bernard’s – 15

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

Algonquin – 2, Nashoba – 3

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

Algonquin – 2, Nashoba – 3

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 25

Algonquin – 0, St. John’s – 3

BASEBALL – APRIL 27

Algonquin – 2, Leominster – 6

SOFTBALL – APRIL 27

Algonquin – 7, Marlborough – 12

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

Algonquin – 0, Wachusett – 5

BOYS’ TRACK – APRIL 27

Algonquin – 60, Shepherd Hill – 85

GIRLS’ TRACK – APRIL 27

Algonquin – 110.5, Shepherd Hill – 34.5

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Algonquin – 3, Shrewsbury – 11

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Shrewsbury – 12, Algonquin – 7

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 28

Algonquin – 3, Wachusett – 0

SOFTBALL – APRIL 29

Algonquin – 2, North Middlesex – 14

BASEBALL – APRIL 29

Algonquin – 0, Westborough – 7

GIRLS RUGBY – APRIL 30

Algonquin – 14, Lincoln-Sudbury – 43

Algonquin answered an early score by Lincoln-Sudbury but fell further behind, ultimately falling to the Warriors last week.

Their next game is on Friday against Brookline.

AMSA

BASEBALL – APRIL 25

AMSA – 11, Keefe Tech – 1

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 25

AMSA – 15, Bay Path – 0

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 25

AMSA – 14, Bay Path – 2

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

AMSA – 4, Hudson – 1

BASEBALL – APRIL 27

AMSA – 8, Blackstone Valley – 1

AMSA solidly defeated Blackstone Valley Technical High School last week, cruising to an 8-1 win. The team was recognized two days later, on April 29, with the top spot in the MIAA’s power rankings of Division IV baseball teams.

SOFTBALL – APRIL 27

AMSA – 10, Blackstone Valley – 9

AMSA survived a late comeback attempt by Blackstone Valley Technical High School, with senior captain and pitcher Piper Kinney throwing her way out of a situation where the Blackstone Valley Tech had the would-be game-winning-run on second base with just one out. Heather Cotter and Erika Larson each added a trio of RBIs on offense as the Eagles improved their win-loss record to 6-0. AMSA then improved to 7-0 with a win over Uxbridge.

This was the closest game to date in a dominant season for AMSA, which had allowed one or fewer runs in each of its other games as of Monday afternoon.

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

AMSA – 0, Whitinsville Christian – 5

GIRLS’ TRACK – APRIL 27

AMSA – 104, Monty Tech – 27

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

AMSA – 14, Assabet – 0

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

AMSA – 6, Assabet – 4

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 28

AMSA – 0, Uxbridge – 5

BASEBALL – APRIL 29

AMSA – 1, Uxbridge – 7

SOFTBALL – APRIL 29

AMSA – 15, Uxbridge – 0

ASSABET

BASEBALL – APRIL 25

Assabet – 10, Maynard – 4

SOFTBALL – APRIL 25

Assabet – 2, Maynard – 3

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 25

Assabet – 0, Abby Kelley Foster – 3

BASEBALL – APRIL 27

Assabet – 10, Keefe Tech – 4

Assabet notched what was its third consecutive win with a 10-4 defeat of Keefe Tech last week. Keegan Antelman led the Aztecs at the plate with three RBIs and two doubles in the win. Assabet then saw its winning streak snapped last Friday against Milbury. The team was due back in action on Monday, though, with a game against AMSA.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 27

Assabet – 0, Keefe Tech – 3

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Assabet – 4, AMSA – 6

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Assabet – 0, AMSA – 14

SOFTBALL – APRIL 28

Assabet – 4, Hopedale – 9

BASEBALL – APRIL 29

Assabet – 2, Millbury – 4

SOFTBALL – APRIL 29

Assabet – 11, Millbury – 17

BOYS LACROSSE – APRIL 29

Assabet – 6, Holliston – 7

Assabet took an early lead against Holliston. But Holliston kept pace, eventually tying the game at 6-6 with less than a minute left in the game to force overtime. Holliston then emerged with the win, edging past the Aztecs in triple overtime. Assabet’s win-loss record sat at 4-4 as of Monday.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 29

Hudson – 12, Assabet – 3

GRAFTON

BASEBALL – APRIL 25

Grafton – 4, Oxford – 2

SOFTBALL – APRIL 25

Grafton – 16, Oxford – 3

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

Grafton – 5, Shepherd Hill – 0

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

Grafton – 4, Shepherd Hill – 1

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 26

Grafton – 16, Worcester – 1

BASEBALL – APRIL 27

Grafton – 1, Uxbridge – 2

SOFTBALL – APRIL 27

Grafton – 12, Uxbridge – 0

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

Grafton – 5, Uxbridge – 0

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

Grafton – 2, Uxbridge – 3

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Grafton – 17, Tantasqua – 2

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Grafton – 19, Hopedale – 5

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 30

Grafton – 12, Shrewsbury – 11

Grafton freshman Josie Hamilton helped lift the Gators past Shrewsbury in overtime on Saturday. The win was Grafton’s seventh consecutive victory since a season-opening loss to Bromfield on April 1.

SOFTBALL – APRIL 30

Grafton – 5, Hopedale – 4

It took nine innings, but Grafton emerged victorious from its game against Hopedale on Saturday, beating the Blue Raiders 5-4. Ellie Thomas notched the game winning single in the ninth inning, scoring Abby DuBois to improve Grafton’s record to 7-1.

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 30

Grafton – 6, St. John’s – 9

HUDSON

SOFTBALL – APRIL 25

Hudson – 2, Shepherd Hill – 4

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

Hudson – 1, AMSA – 4

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 26

Hudson – 4, Oakmont – 18

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 26

Hudson – 4, Oakmont – 8

BASEBALL – APRIL 27

Hudson – 9, Marlborough – 0

SOFTBALL – APRIL 27

Hudson – 14, Leominster – 2

BASEBALL – APRIL 28

Hudson – 5, St. Paul – 6

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Hudson – 3, Tyngsborough – 21

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Hudson – 5, Tyngsborough – 12

SOFTBALL – APRIL 29

Hudson – 14, Westborough – 1

Lauren Cole tossed a no-hitter for the Hawks softball team as Hudson batters racked up 15 hits against Westborough last week. Hudson secured an undefeated record through April with this win.

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 29

Hudson – 5, North Middlesex – 0

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 29

Hudson – 12, Assabet – 3

Kristyn Vasselin led the way for the Hawks with six goals in the team’s 12-3 win over Assabet last week. Jillian Johanness added three goals of her own alongside goals by Emilie Baker and Sara Horton as Hudson notched what was its first victory of the year.

MARLBOROUGH

BASEBALL – APRIL 25

Marlborough – 0, Algonquin – 16

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

Marlborough – 5, Tyngsborough – 0

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

Marlborough – 3, Littleton – 2

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 26

Marlborough – 15, North Middlesex – 14

Lauren Lefebvre scored 10 times against North Middlesex, leading the way as the Panthers narrowly defeated the Patriots. Allison Keenan also scored a hat trick in the game before Emily Gerosa snagged the game-winning-goal in overtime. Marlborough improved its win-loss record to 4-2 with this win.

BASEBALL – APRIL 27

Marlborough – 0, Hudson – 9

SOFTBALL – APRIL 27

Marlborough – 12, Algonquin – 7

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

Marlborough – 3, Bromfield – 2

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

Marlborough – 0, Tyngsborough – 5

BOYS’ TRACK – APRIL 27

Marlborough – 51, Westborough – 94

GIRLS’ TRACK – APRIL 27

Marlborough – 64, Westborough – 81

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 27

Marlborough – 3, Worcester North – 0

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Marlborough – 17, Shepherd Hill – 3

BASEBALL – APRIL 28

Marlborough – 1, Groton-Dunstable – 8

SOFTBALL – APRIL 29

Marlborough – 6, Groton-Dunstable – 0

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 29

Marlborough – 4, Groton-Dunstable – 1

SHREWSBURY

BASEBALL – APRIL 25

Shrewsbury – 10, Wachusett – 0

The Shrewsbury High School baseball team roared past Wachusett last week, shutting out the Mountaineers. Shrewsbury was subsequently ranked third overall in the MIAA’s power rankings of Division I baseball teams on April 29, boasting a record of 9-1.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 26

Shrewsbury – 9, Westborough – 7

SOFTBALL – APRIL 27

Shrewsbury – 15, Westborough – 3

BOYS’ TRACK – APRIL 27

Shrewsbury – 80, Wachusett – 65

GIRLS’ TRACK – APRIL 27

Shrewsbury – 55, Wachusett – 90

BASEBALL – APRIL 27

Shrewsbury – 11, Westborough – 1

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

Shrewsbury – 0, Westborough – 5

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

Shrewsbury – 1, Westborough – 4

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Shrewsbury – 12, Algonquin – 7

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Shrewsbury – 11, Algonquin – 3

BASEBALL – APRIL 29

Shrewsbury – 2, Wachusett – 3

SOFTBALL – APRIL 29

Shrewsbury – 1, Wachusett – 13

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 30

Shrewsbury – 7, Minnechaug – 8

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 30

Shrewsbury – 11, Grafton – 12

BASEBALL – APRIL 30

Shrewsbury – 7, St. John’s – 2

ST. JOHN’S

BASEBALL – APRIL 25

St. John’s – 10, Xaverian – 9

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

St. John’s – 5, Xaverian – 0

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 25

St. John’s – 3, Algonquin – 0

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 26

St. John’s – 12, Catholic Memorial – 6

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 26

St. John’s – 3, Catholic Memorial – 0

BASEBALL – APRIL 27

St. John’s – 4, BC High – 5

BASEBALL – APRIL 28

St. John’s – 7, Doherty – 3

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

St. John’s – 9, St. John’s Prep – 15

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL – APRIL 28

St. John’s – 0, St. John’s Prep – 3

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 29

St. John’s – 4, Wachusett – 1

BASEBALL – APRIL 30

St. John’s – 2, Shrewsbury – 7

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 30

St. John’s – 9, Grafton – 6

WESTBOROUGH

GIRLS’ GOLF – APRIL 25

Westborough – 35.5, Auburn – 8.5

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 25

Westborough – 5, Groton-Dunstable – 0

GIRLS’ GOLF – APRIL 26

Westborough – 16, Notre Dame – 34

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 26

Westborough – 10, North Middlesex – 11

Westborough’s boys lacrosse team forced overtime against North Middlesex last week, ultimately falling in the overtime period. The team’s win-loss record fell to 2-4 with this loss. The Rangers then rebounded on April 28, though, defeating Shepherd Hill to improve to 3-4.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 26

Westborough – 7, Shrewsbury – 9,

SOFTBALL – APRIL 27

Westborough – 3, Shrewsbury – 15,

BASEBALL – APRIL 27

Westborough – 1, Shrewsbury – 11

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

Westborough – 5, Shrewsbury – 0

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 27

Westborough – 4, Shrewsbury – 1

BOYS TRACK – APRIL 27

Westborough – 94, Marlborough – 51

GIRLS’ TRACK – APRIL 27

Westborough – 81, Marlborough – 64

GIRLS’ GOLF – APRIL 28

Westborough – 29, Quabbin – 20

BOYS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Westborough – 14, Shepherd Hill – 3

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 28

Westborough – 10, Wachusett – 12

BOYS’ TENNIS – APRIL 28

Westborough – 0, Concord-Carlisle – 5

GIRLS’ TENNIS – APRIL 28

Westborough – 2, Concord Carlisle – 3

BASEBALL – APRIL 29

Westborough – 7, Algonquin – 0

SOFTBALL – APRIL 29

Westborough – 1, Hudson – 14

GIRLS’ LACROSSE – APRIL 30

Westborough – 4, West Springfield – 9

Westborough girls lacrosse took on West Springfield over the weekend falling to the terriers by a score of 9-4.

The Rangers are now due back in action on Tuesday against Bromfield.