Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work.

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Track, baseball and softball tryout schedule

Though you can still register for Unified Track (starts March 25) and middle school baseball and softball (starts April 1), high school track, softball and baseball are starting Monday, March 18.

Week 1 schedule (inside -- subject to change)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Track 2:40 to 4:45 (high school gym)

Baseball 5 to 7 (high school gym)

Softball 3 to 5 (middle school gym)

Tuesday — Track 2:40 to 4 (high school gym)

Baseball 4 to 5:30 (high school gym)

Softball 3 to 5 (middle school gym)

Winter banquet 6 to 8:30

Week 2 schedule (inside -- subject to change)

Monday and Wednesday

Unified Track 2:40 to 4:15 (high school gym, weight room, track)

Track 2:40 to 4:40 (weight room, track, gym)

Softball 4:45 to 6:45 (high school gym)

Baseball 3 to 5 MS gym)

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Track 2:40 to 4:45 (HS gym)

Softball 4:45 to 6:45(high school gym)

Baseball 3 to 5 (middle school gym)

Spring sports registration ends Monday 3/11 for HS baseball, softball and track!

The deadline to register for varsity or JV softball and baseball and track & field is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. March 11. Anyone who registers after that is not guaranteed to have all eligibility requirements cleared in time for the opening of practice for these sports on March 18. Additionally, all student-athletes must have a physical on file with the nurse (or uploaded on FamilyID) in order to participate. State law mandates physicals be renewed every 13 months or student-athletes lose eligibility.Track and JV softball are open to grades 7-12 while JV baseball is open to 8-12.
 
Unified track registrations are open until 3/18 and middle school softball and baseball registrations are open until 3/25. Unified begins on Monday 3/25 while MS softball and baseball begin on 4/1.
 
Click here to register for all sports.
 
Boys basketball wins Mid-Wach sportsmanship award; Holmes, Murphy, Sheriff, Simpson earn all-star honors
 
Congratulations to the boys basketball team for earning the Mid-Wach E sportsmanship award. The players and coaches deserve a ton of credit for the huge cultural shift that was made this season.
 
Senior CJ Holmes earned Mid-Wach E all-star status as did senior Hayley Sheriff and junior Riley Murphy on the girls' side. The girls had a great season, w which ended in a hard-fought loss to Northbridge in the Division 3 playoffs.
 
Senior Sean Simpson was named to the Coughlin Conference all-star team for ice hockey, and participated in the annual NIOHA all-star game at North Star Youth Forum in Westboro. Lunenburg/Ayer Shirley hockey looks to win its second straight Class Div. 3A title on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg.
 

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.

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Spring registrations now open for baseball, softball, track, unified and MS softball and baseball

Registrations for all ASRSD middle and high school sports are now open on FamilyID. Note: JV baseball is open to grades 8-11, meaning 8th graders are welcome to try out for the JV team (they can also choose to remain with the MS team).

Registrations for the co-op boys lacrosse team (with Bromfield) will begin soon.

www.familyid.com/organizations/ayer-shirley-regional-school-district

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

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.

www.familyid.com/organizations/ayer-shirley-regional-school-district

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 skendall@asrsd.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:

 

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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

by Amy Gothorpe
The Bromfield Ayer Shirley Littleton girls swim team has begun its 2018-2019 season with an undefeated record (4-0), and the Trojan boys are close behind with a 3-1 mark.

 

The season began at the Worcester JCC on Dec. 7 against league opponent Wachusett Regional High School.  With top swimmers Izzy Conners, Ella Church, Emily Brown, Madi Drew, and Catherine Zhou, the Trojan girls clinched the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay, while posting Division 1 state qualifying times of 2:00.88 minutes and 4:03.66, respectively. The girls’ final score was 101-69.

 

On the boys’ side, junior Captain Christopher Clark captured the win in the 100-yard backstroke with an impressive sectionals qualifying time of 1:02.78, aiding the team to a final winning score of 88-79.

 

With determination and dedication, the team ventured to Tyngsboro Dec. 12 to defeat both Tyngsboro-Groton-Dunstable boys and girls teams. Eighth-grader Lily Tonole completed her first six dives of the season, winning her event with a score of 193.95, helping the Trojan girls to victory with a final score of 101-79.  The boys sealed the tight meet with a score of 94-84. Junior Dwight Childers shined in his 500-yard freestyle with a fast time of 5:12.38 and junior Anthony Mavilia crushed the 50-yard freestyle with a personal record of 26.91.

 

On Friday, December 14 the Trojans traveled to Clark University to face the Shrewsbury Colonials, continuing their teamwork and perseverance in every race and ultimately defeating both the girls and boys teams—113-70 for the girls and 110-61 for the boys. Senior Sam Tonole posted a new school boys diving record with a score of 289.12.  Senior Captain Mia Hopman used her endurance and smarts to attack at the end of her 500-yard freestyle event and capture first place with a league qualifying time of 6:16.49.

 

Monday night brought more success for the girls team, which surged past Leominster 102-68.  Senior Emily Brown took first place again in her 100-yard butterfly, while Abby Boissy just out-touched her opponent for second place in the 50-yard freestyle. The boys team faced some worthy competition, fighting hard each race.  Relay team members Christopher Clark, Derek Ng, Anthony Mavilia, and Dwight Childers easily captured first in the 200-medley relay with a sectionals qualifying time of 1:59.28. The boys meet was a true competition in every event but ultimately Leominster grabbed the win 90-79.
 
The girls are now first in the Mid-Wach League; the boys are fourth. The teams travel to Clark University on Thursday, December 20, at 4 p.m. to face non-league opponent Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School.

 

Amy Gothorpe is the Bromfield swimming team coach

 

Winter Coaches and Info

Indoor track

Coaches -- Mike Seguin (mseguin@asrsd.org) and Chris Donovan (cdonovan@asrsd.org)

Practices -- 2:45 to 4:30 Monday to Friday

HS boys basketball

Head coach -- Eric Polli (ericpolli@yahoo.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 (ppage@asrsd.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 (trollins@asrsd.org)

Boys coach -- Brian Maver (bmaver@asrsd.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 (veronicamaki91@gmail.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

 

 

 

 

 

Fall banquet

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!

Fall All-Stars

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!

Mid-Wach Relays

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.  

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Fall Coaches:
Any students interested in playing a fall sport should contact athletic director Steve Kendall at skendall@asrsd.org. and/or the following coaches:

Football: Phil Marchegiani at pmarchegiani@asrsd.org
Boys Varsity Soccer: Mark Giusto at mgiusto@asrsd.org
Boys JV Soccer: Ryan Goodman
Girls Varsity Soccer: Justin Carlson at jcarlson@asrsd.org
Girls JV Soccer: Siobhan Pierce at spierce@asrsd.org
Cross country: Chris Donovan or Mike Seguin at cdonovan@asrsd.org or mseguin@asrsd.org
Girls Varsity Volleyball: Lindsay Dellechiaie at ldellechiaie@asrsd.org
Girls JV Volleyball: Allison Fillebrown at afillebrown@asrsd.org
Golf: Pete Gubellini at pgubellini@asrsd.org
Cheerleading Coach:  Veronica Maki at veronicamaki91@gmail.com
 
Middle school students may register for cross country, volleyball and golf, while 8th grade students may register for boys' soccer and football.
 
Middle School Boys Soccer: Greg Maynard at gmaynard@asrsd.org
Middle School Girls Soccer: Hannah Levensailor at hlevensailor@asrsd.org
Steve Kendall
Steve Kendall
Athletic Director
ASRSD

Details
(978) 772-8600 ext.1370

2018 Ayer Shirley Regional High School Athletic Hall of Fame Website
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ASRSD Coaches

Fall

Football -- Phil Marchegiani

Boys soccer -- Mark Giusto and Ryan Goodman

Girls soccer -- Justin Carlson and Siobhan Pierce

Cross country -- Chris Donovan and Mike Seguin

Volleyball -- Lindsay DelleChiaie and Ally Fillebrown

Cheerleading -- Veronica Maki and Candy Maki

MS boys soccer -- Greg Maynard

MS boys soccer -- Hannah Levensailor

Winter

Track -- Chris Donovan, Mike Seguin, Jamie Lamoureuax and Phil Moore

Boys basketball -- Eric Polli, Jim Lamb, and Matt Brewer

Girls basketball -- Pete Page and Steve Belanger

Boys ice hockey (co-op with Lunenburg) -- Eric Short

Girls ice hockey (co-op with Leominster) -- Nancy LeBlanc

Swimming (co-op with Bromfield) -- Amy Gothorpe

MS girls basketball-- Terri Rollins

MS boys basketball -- Brian Maver

MS cheerleading -- Veronica Maki

Spring

Track -- Chris Donovan, Mike Seguin, Phil Moore and Catherine Millidge

Softball -- Gwen Reimer and Pete Page

Baseball -- Billy Wright and Greg Maynard

Lacrosse -- Pat Fredrickson

Unified Track -- Paula Gastonguay and Matt Lehtonen

MS softball -- Mike LeClair

MS baseball -- Tim Churchill

 

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