This Week in Sports: 1/9

Graphic by Melanie Egan

By Noah Whiting
Managing Editor of Sports

While this past week marked the return to school, it also was the return to sports as many teams kicked off the new year in winning fashion.

Girls’ track demolished Dual County rival Lincoln-Sudbury on Wednesday with a commanding 60-40 win in which they won ten out of the twelve events. Both senior Katie Collins and junior Caroline Barry qualified for the National Championships by taking first and second place, respectively, in the two mile.

Later in the week, the underclassmen competed at the Freshman-Sophomore meet where freshman Lucy Jenks won the six hundred in a stunning time of 1:37.

Their male counterparts struggled last week as they fell heavily to Lincoln-Sudbury, however, many of the boys recorded new personal records in their events. The boys will look to recover during their bye week this week as the girls take on all-girls school, Notre Dame.

Girls’ basketball won all three of their games last week to improve to an impressive record of 6-1 this season. A tough game against Archbishop Williams at the start of the week in which the Lions won 50-42 set the tone for a successful week. The girls will look to continue their winning ways as they head to Waltham on Tuesday.

Boys’ basketball had an exciting start to the week as they beat Xaverian 68-67 behind junior Robbie Hodin’s three-pointer with four seconds left in the game. The boys were knocked down later in the week by top state-ranked team, Cambridge.

Both boys and girls swim teams took down Bedford in an exciting meet on Friday. They will take on Waltham on Tuesday looking to get another win.

The wrestling team continued to struggle to come together as a team this week and fell in a weekend tournament despite strong individual performances. On Wednesday, they will take on Cambridge where they will try and get their first team victory of the season.

With the Texans 27-14 win over the Oakland Raiders over the weekend, the Patriots found out that they will host the Texans next Saturday night in the Divisional championships. The Patriots are favored by 15.5 points which is the largest spread in playoff history in the last eighteen years. The winner at Foxboro takes on the winner of the other Divisional championships in which the Pittsburg Steelers travel to the the Kansas City Chiefs.