The Week in Sport – My Southborough

Above: Cross Country and Girls Volleyball had a very good weekend. (Images from tweets by @ARHSAthletics)

On Saturday, three Titans teams clinched the championship titles at the Central Mass tournaments. A fourth team won the right to fight for the title in the finals this week.

Girls Volleyball was played against the Wachusetts for Saturday’s CMADA Finals. The Titans won 3-0. The telegram summarized:

Girls Volleyball CMADA Champions from ARHSAthletics tweetMia Dobosh (16 kills, 13 throws, 3 aces), Caroline Macaulay (16 throws, 11 kills) and Ava Arcona (13 assists, 4 aces) helped the host’s second-ranked Titans (15-6), the No. 4 Mountaineers to be beaten (12-9) in the CMADA Class A Championship in Algonquin Regional. Sentence scores were 25-23, 25-20 and 25-18.

The team was seeded 14th in the MIAA state tournaments beginning this week. They will play 19th seeded Wellesley in the round of 32. (Game details are still TBD.)

Cross Country went to his CMADA meet on Saturday. The Athletics Department announced Achievements of both teams:

Cross Country CMADA Champs cropped from ARHSAthletics tweetCongratulations to our Boys & Girls XC teams – District Champions!

Girls’ XC Highlights: Brigid Purcell placed 2nd and Olivia Guckian placed 4th!

Boys’ XC Highlights: Joe Lamburn was second overall, Steve White was fourth and Matt Zhang was sixth!

You can read more details about the central mass meetings in Telegram (girls and boys). You’ll get some time to rest this week as the state tournament isn’t until November 12th.

Girls Soccer also competed in CMADA tournaments on Saturday. In the semifinals, the top-seed Titans beat fifth seedling Tantasqua 4-0. The telegram summarized:

Gabby Miranda scored twice while Ava Wilde and Mary Cate Megan scored more goals

They meet Grafton in the final on Tuesday (at 4pm at Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough). The undefeated teams drew 0-0 at the start of this season.

This Sunday, Cheer will compete in the Midwach League Tournament (11am Leominster).

The regular season is conducted for other Titan varsity teams. The MIAA state championship brackets for soccer and field hockey will be released in the next few days. So stay tuned for this news.

The football didn’t make the playoffs but will still be on the field this fall. The good news is that since they’re only up against other non-playoff teams now, they may have a shot at winning — or at least fewer shutouts.

As I Posted At the beginning of the season, the team had decided on the strategy of going after tougher opponents this year in order to reach the playoffs. Unfortunately, the team suffered player injuries in their second game that shattered those dreams. This Friday at 7:00 p.m. they will host Fitchburg.

As an aside, it’s worth sharing an ARHS Harbinger story on an issue that could impact the upcoming schedule. The school newspaper reported earlier this month that a shortage of bus drivers has caused timetable disruptions.

(To search for planned changes or to find a full schedule for Algonquin sports, including JV, Freshmen and Unified Match-Ups, click here. Follow these links for the Assabet sports schedule and St. Mark’s sports schedule.)


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