This is the indoor schedule for the spring season in case of inclement weather. Any changes to this MUST be communicated to parents through the coaches.
Mitrano, Casto named to football all-star team
Congratulations to seniors Mick Mitrano and Cole Casto, who were named to the Central Mass. North All-Star Team. Both will participate in the annual all-star game in June.
Girls basketball receives honor
The girls JV and varsity basketball teams were honored by MIAA assistant director Rich Riley on Thursday night, February 14. The team received an MIAA Educational Athletics award for Community Service.
Girls basketball to be honored by MIAA on January 30
MIAA officer Rich Riley will be at Ayer Shirley Regional High School to honor the girls basketball team with an MIAA Educational Athletics Award for Community Service. The team will receive the award prior to Wednesday's varsity game vs. Murdock at 7 p.m. The ceremony is expected to begin about 6:45 p.m.
The girls are being honored for various community service projects, including raising money and making Christmas cards for Carly Silva (see below), shoveling driveways and sidles for senior citizens after a storm in January, and baking treats for every opponent that comes into the Ayer Shirley gymnasium. Congratulations for the honor!
New Panthers Pals and Unified Track programs
We am excited to announce the start of two new programs at our school -- Panther Pals and Unified Track & Field. This is a great opportunity for students with and without disabilities to make our school a more inclusive place and join life-changing groups!
Panther Pals is similar to Best Buddies. It will be a group that meets once a month after school to foster one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, there will be some bigger events held at night.
This club will hold its first meeting after school on Thursday, February 7. All are welcome, but we are are asking that students and parents complete sign up on FamilyID prior to the first meeting.
Click on the registration link for Panther Pals and follow instructions from there. It should take between 15-20 minutes. There is NO COST for Panther pals.
Unified Track & Field
Unified Track & Field is an MIAA-sanctioned sport in which students with and without disabilities compete in a number of events, including the 100, 400, one mile, turbo javelin, shot put and long jump. The events are tiered, so everyone competes against people of equal ability. It is designed for people who traditionally do not participate in spring sports, though all are welcome. You do not have to be a traditional “athlete” to compete, as the tiered system allows everyone to have a shot to help the team succeed.
The season will start the first week of April and continue through May. The commitment is three days per week after school, which includes 1-2 practices and 1 meet (3 practices the first week). There will be 4 meets total, plus the district and state meets.
The cost for Unified Track is $50. Register starting now at www.familyid.com/organizations/ayer-shirley-regional-school-district
Contact Athletic Director and Panther Pals advisor Steve Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-772-8600 ext 1370 with any questions.
Basketball raises money and brings cards to Carly
The girls basketball team led a school-wide effort for create Christmas cards for Carly Silva, a 12-year-old Weymouth hockey player who has been recently diagnosed with cancer and would love to receive some Christmas cards. She will be undergoing treatment for the next two years and spent her Christmas at Children's Hospital.
Students throughout the high school created Christmas cards during Panther Block, and fans from Ayer Shirley and Littleton created cards during the dual varsity games on Dec. 21. AD Steve Kendall also directed a 50/50 raffle that raised $111, which the athletic department matched, to go towards Carly's Go Fund Me page.
Coach Pete Page hand-delivered the cards to Carly and her mom on Saturday, December 22. Check out the video the team made:
Carly Silva has been diagnosed with cancer and will be going through treatment for the next two years. She’ll be spending her Christmas at Boston Children’s Hospital.
After she wasn’t feeling like herself, doctors determined that Carly has a large malignant tumor pressing on major blood vessels leading into her heart.
Co-op Swim Team Off to Fast Start
Winter Coaches and Info
Coaches -- Mike Seguin (email@example.com) and Chris Donovan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Practices -- 2:45 to 4:30 Monday to Friday
HS boys basketball
Head coach -- Eric Polli (email@example.com)
Assistant coaches -- Jim Lamb and Matt Brewer
Practices -- 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. M W F; 3:45 to 5:45 T and R. Sundays TBA
HS girls basketball
Head coach -- Pete Page (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant coaches -- Steve and Mike Belanger
Practices -- 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. M W F; 5:45 to 7:45 T and R. Sundays TBA
Middle school basketball
Girls coach -- Terri Rollins (email@example.com)
Boys coach -- Brian Maver (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Practices -- M to F 2:30 to 4 (Girls tryouts start 11/26; Boys tryouts start 12/3)
Middle school cheer
Coach -- Veronica Maki (email@example.com)
Tryouts -- 11/26 6 to 8 p.m.; 11/27 3 to 5 p.m., 11/29 3 to 5 p.m.
All game schedules are available on the Athletics website
The fall athletic banquet, sponsored by the ASRHS athletic boosters, is Tuesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. at the high school. All high school team members and their families are invited to join us for dinner and awards. Please plan on attending the entire banquet, as all teams deserve everyone's recognition!
Congratulations to the football team, which was named the 2018 recipient of the Robert P. Maliska sportsmanship award. The team leaders and Coach Marchegiani will be honored at the North Central Mass. Football Officials banquet on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Congrats to Elise Fredericks and Raiven Quirk for their participation in the Mid-Wach all-star game on November 15 at North Middlesex!
Fayad Bashir was named boys soccer MVP of the Mid-Wach E League. Nick Granger, Davis Preston and Ariel Velasquez were named to the all-star team. On the girls' side, Erin Norton, Brooklynne Arno-Mitchell, Hannah Justice and Allie Houde earned all-star status.
Will Schlip, Dana Maloney and Caleb Callaluca earned boys cross country all-star nods, with Will and Dana earning spots at the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Stanley Park in Westfield. The girls placed six on the all-star team, including Mairead Hanley, Katie Cadogan, Hayley Sheriff, Mackenzie Marshall, Emily Russell, Zineb Majoudou.
Bryce Valliere was ASRHS' golf all-star for the season, as he qualified for the district meet.
Congrats to all!
The boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Mid-Wach Relays on Saturday, September 15th. The girls team of Mackenzie Marshall, Katie Cadogan and Hayley Sheriff finished fourth in their race, and the co-ed team of Mairead Hanley, Dana Maloney, Emily Russell and Will Schilp won their race.
Football: Phil Marchegiani at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys JV Soccer: Ryan Goodman
Girls JV Volleyball: Allison Fillebrown at email@example.com