WHS Winter Sports Update – Two Sports Will Compete In States

Rahim Ramzanali '23 and Steph Hogan '23

Hockey – 9-9

The boy’s hockey team has found its stride this season. They have a solid 9-9 record. Facing many hard teams like Hopedale, Auburn, and West Springfield. They went on a 6 game win-streak which boosted their record to 9-5, but then unfortunately went on a 4 game losing-streak. 

During a commanding 8-1 win versus Leominster, Teddy Miller set many personal and school records. He had six points, which included one goal and five assists, and set the school record by scoring six seconds into the game. Their next game will be against Wachusett in the CMADA Tournament, whom they took a close loss to in the first game of the season. 


Boys’ Track – 2-2

The boy’s track has had a record-setting season, despite finishing 2-2, many of the boys outperform many records. Specifically, Alan Nguyen, who not only set records, but received MVP of the Coaches’ Invite, a highly competitive invitational meet. He also qualified for New Balance nationals year two in the 55 dashes and the 55 hurdle relay. The 55 meter shuttle hurdle team consists of seniors Ben Verheijen, Brendan Martin, and Timofey Tylik. 


Girls’ Track – 3-1

Girls’ track has also had an incredible season this year. Finishing 3-1 in the season, and placing 5th at the district E invitationals. Melinda Haagensen placed first in the 55 meter hurdles, and Paige Estaphan placed first in the two mile. 

The shuttle hurdles team will be headed to compete in the New Balance National on March 10th. This team includes Melinda Haagensen, Katelyn Winchester, Trisha Rajasekar, and Regan Sullivan. Melinda will also be competing in pole vault individually. 


Boys’ & Girls’ Swim – 10-1, 9-1 

Boys’ and girls’ swim teams both had stellar seasons, finishing the regular season at 10-1 and 9-1 respectively. They both came in third overall. Ari Jain, Caitlyn Reistma, and the girls’ 200 meter medley placed in the top 8 in the sectionals meet. On February 18th, the boys will compete for the MIAA Division 1 Swimming Championship, and the girls will compete on the 19th. Ari Jain will compete in the 50 free, and the 100 back. Caitlyn Reitsma will compete in the 100 free and back. Sophie Robinson will compete in the 100 breast. The 400 free relay team will compete as well, which includes Savannah Spring, Lena Nowak, Sophie Robinson, and Caitlyn Reitsma.


Gymnastics – 3-4

The gymnastics’ season has been good for the most part, with a lot of bright spots. For example, junior Andrea Lin, and other underclassmen, have been performing well in meets, and are setting the stage for a bright future in Westborough gymnastics. One highlight of the season was setting a school record for a team score with 139.25 versus Groton-Dunstable. Gymnastics is currently 3-4 and looks to continue to improve. 


Boys’ Basketball – 4-13

The boys’ basketball team has improved their record from last year despite having a rough season. They finished the season 4-13 after a loss against Hopkinton to close off their season. Despite Hopkinton having a stellar season, the boys were leading at the end of the first half, yet managed to let it slip. Some bright spots for the Rangers’ future include underclassmen Justin McCafferty and Alec Desrosiers. Alec has started at point guard for the majority of the season only as a sophomore. Justin continues to lead the score sheet game after game, putting up at least 15 points per game, with a career high of 28 versus Groton-Dunstable this past week. They will play in the Clark Tournament at Grafton High School on February 18th.


Girls’ Basketball- 11-7

Once again, girls’ basketball finishes another great season, with a record of 11-7. They ended the season with an unfortunate three-game losing streak, but then capped it off with a win. They are the sixth seed in the upcoming 20th invitational WHS Tournament. The event is taking place at Westborough High School. They will be facing Medway on February 19th at 5:15 PM. Medway is currently 9-9 and the third seed in the tournament.