This Week in Sports: 11/23

Graphic by Melanie Egan

By Noah Whiting
Managing Editor of Sports

Even with the end of term work piling up before the official start of slump, South sports teams thrived this past week in competitions.

Girls’ track capped off an undefeated season by decimating Westford Academy 78-22. They carried this success through the weekend to the Division One State relays meet winning the Distance Medley relay by seventeen seconds and placing high in many other events.

Their male counterparts fell 53-47 in a close contest against Westford Academy on Wednesday and then struggled to come together at the relays meet on Saturday.

With two invitationals three weeks until the Dual County Championships, both teams will be looking to get some fast times before the postseason hits.

In a basketball doubleheader on Friday, girls’ basketball lost a heartbreaker to Westford in the dying seconds of the game, 47-46. The boys team earned redemption by beating Westford in the second game of the night.

All profits from the double-header went towards “A Shot for Life”, a nonprofit organization to fund cancer research.

Wrestling continued to struggle this season as they lost to Boston-Latin last week. The season has not been all bad though, as many individuals have excelled in tournaments. Junior Joe Vedensky came second in a tournament over the weekend.

The boys will look to bounce back with a match against Westford on Wednesday.

Boys’ hockey lost 2-1 to Wayland on Wednesday falling 6-4-1 on the season. They will look to bounce back when they travel to Cambridge on Wednesday.

The Patriots are Super bowl bound for a record 7th time in the Brady-Belichick era following a 36-17 win in the AFC championship at Gillette on Sunday night. The Falcons beat the Packers 44-21 in the NFC championship to earn their ticket to the superbowl.

The Patriots will take on the Falcons in Super bowl LI in Houston at 6:30 on February 5th.