Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The North Shore team beats the south team with help from two Northborough seniors.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Submitted by Katarina Wrin Nikki Wrin led a talented North All Star team to a 16-5 win over the South at the Harry Agganis Girls Lacrosse All Star classic Thursday night at the Manning Bowl in Lynn. Agganis was a multisport star at Boston University who turned down an offer to play professional football for the Cleveland Browns so he could play for the hometown Boston Red Sox. Agganis's career ended in tragedy when he died from a pulmonary embolism at the young age of 27. Wrin scored nine goals, dished out three assists and received the game's MVP trophy. Algonquin was also represented by Emma Decker, who was outstanding between the pipes for the North All Stars turning away 13 shots, several from point blank range and held the South to …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Rain or shine, lacrosse alumni play this weekend in Southborough in memory of Middleton.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Information courtesy of Gwenn Aguiar John Middleton, Northborough resident who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer last month, coached boys lacrosse at Algonquin Regional High School from 2000-2003. A beloved local, and coach, a game happens this weekend in his honor and memory. On Sunday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at 911 Memorial Field in Southborough, former lacrosse Tomahawks gather for the First Annual Algonquin Regional High School THAWK Boys Lacrosse Alumni Game. Middleton was also the founder and director of Team Central Lacrosse, and instrumental instrumental in developing lacrosse in the Central Massachusetts area. At the game, ARHS Boys Lacrosse alumni collect donations to benefit the John Middleton Memorial Fund. Please make checks…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Algonquin's Conor Healy is among players voted All American.
Conor Healy, senior at Algonquin Regional High School, was voted as the top C-Mass All-American for 2012 along with four other C-Mass players who also received this highly-regarded US Lacrosse Award. "Conor is the most coach-able player that I have had since I took over the program in 2007," said his coach Rich Luongo. "He is a team player and always sets the example for all of the athletes in the program. His un-selfish attitude is evident in the way he distributes the ball to his teammates and how he mentors some of the younger players on the team." Luongo said that Healy is a "silent leader who leads by example," with a team that looks up to him when they "need something to happen." "My coaching staff and I are honored to be coaching …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Lalajava's plans to hold a fundraiser for avid customer John Middleton have become an event in memory of Middleton, who passed away on Monday.
What was planned as a fundraiser for John Middleton will become a memorial event this weekend, as Middleton passed away yesterday due to complications of pancreatic cancer. According to LalaJava's Facebook page, Middleton passed away early yesterday. "He was surrounded by family members who loved him and are comforted by the thought that he is now at peace in a better place." LalaJava Coffeehouse, where Middleton was a regular customer, will be renaming Mr. Middleton's favorite sandwich "The John Middleton" and $1 from the sale of each of these sandwiches will go toward his daughter's college fund. At LalaJava, two things were a given; a great cup of coffee and being greeted by Middleton. Every morning you could be sure to see Middleton …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The boys lacrosse season kicks off on Tuesday, and marks a season's dedication to the late Eric Green.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Algonquin Tomahawks boys lacrosse team takes on Groton-Dunstable to kick off the season with a home game at 4 p.m. at Memorial Field in Southborough. The T-Hawks were undefeated during the regular season last year, making it to the Division 2 State Finals. Last season, the team won both games against Groton-Dunstable. The players on the T-Hawk Boys Lacrosse team have decided to dedicate their 2012 season to the late Eric Green and his family. Green, who was a seventh grader at Trottier Middle School in Southborough, passed away suddenly this past January. Green loved lacrosse and played for both Northboro-Southboro Youth Lacrosse and Mass Vikings Lacrosse, both of which many of the current T-Hawks have been members.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Algonquin sports star headed to University of Oregon.
Now a senior at Algonquin Regional High School, O'Connell plays soccer, basketball and lacrosse. She recently signed a letter of intent, officially committing to the University of Oregon on a lacrosse scholarship. Favorite career athletic moment: Winning the Central Mass. Finals last year in basketball against our rivals Shrewsbury, because we were the underdogs. Also, we had worked so hard that season and it felt so good to accomplish something that had never been done before for Algonquin girls b-ball. Some stats: In soccer, this year O'Connell got ten goals and six assists. In lacrosse, she had 84 goals and 53 assists. Future goals: I would like to go as far as possible for basketball and lacrosse in my Algonquin seasons. Next up: …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Signups are open for the lacrosse league, Fruitlands Museum is headed to the library and there's fun and pizza at the Rec Center.
Our morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Fruitlands Museum brings in a multicultural and educational program today to the Northborough Free Library. 2. The Northborough Senior Center holds an aerobics class every Wednesday morning. Get your exercise on. 3. Kids ages 1-5 are invited to play and enjoy some pizza at the Northborough Recreation Department's location on Southwest Cutoff. 4. Registration is open for a couple of weeks for the Northborough-Southborough Girls Lacrosse League's spring season, it's 12th season. 5. It's National Young Readers Day, according to brownielocks.com. Do your kids read? What are …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The ARHS 2011 boys lacrosse team received their Central Massachusetts Championship plaques.
During halftime of the game on Saturday, Oct. 8, of Algonquin versus Hudson, the 2011 Algonquin Boys Varsity Lacrosse team stepped up to receive their plaques for last season's Central Massachusetts Championship. The boys finished up with a 20-5 record for the season, and defeated St. John's in the Central Massachusetts District Final, making the team the first Central Massachusetts public school to advance to the Division 2 State Finals. The boys in this program gave new meaning to the phrase 'cardiac kids,' winning two overtime games (11-10 vs. Grafton in the district semi-final and 10-9 vs. St. Johns in the district final) to earn the 2011 district title," said Head Coach Rich Luongo in a speech at the ceremony. "They also won a third …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Davis Kraft scored first goal, last goal and two in the middle in this game that put them in the running.
Algonquin defeated St. John's of Shrewsbury 10-9 in overtime at rain soaked Foley Stadium,winning the Boys Division 2 Central Mass. Lacrosse Championship. The Tomahawks met Western Mass. champ Longmeadow, at Foley Stadium in Worcester in a state semi-final match, making them Division II State champs. A win this Friday at 7 p.m. against Medfield at Foley Stadium would give the Tomahawk boys the state title, making it the first time in program history, and a first for Central Massachusetts.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Algonquin boys pulled out another win in lacrosse to head to the state finals.
He calls 'em the "Cardiac Kids," and they pulled out another overtime win on Tuesday, ending with 9-8 against west champions Longmeadow. But Coach Luongo said "this was no easy task." With a 6-1 lead midway through the second quarter, Longmeadow scored two late goals to end the half at 6-3. In a "crazy third quarter" that "had us in a bit of a tizzy," Longmeadow shot four unanswered goals, making it 7-6. "Longmeadow is a perennial tournament team," said Luongo, "and we knew they would make a run at us that they did. They boys never wavered they have an composure I have never seen from any high school team." Mike Wood (freshmen attack) scored at 2:41 of the fourth quarter to tie the game. Zack Tarallo scored at 1:41 to put the T-Hawks ahead…