For high school athletes (and coaches and fans, alike) making playoffs is a big deal, and in Auburn this spring, it is a huge deal. Teams or individuals made the cut in Outdoor Track, Boys Tennis, Girls Golf, Baseball, Softball, and Girls Lacrosse. Auburn Mass Daily will post schedules and results as the short playoff season progresses.

The State Outdoor Track meet was on Saturday, but no Rockets earned points or medalled. The competitors were Obiamaka Igwenagu in the long jump and triple jump, Ally Anusauskas in the 1-mile, and the boys 4x100 team with runners David Nelson, Coleson Hammond, Craigon Confer and Joseph Conway.

Boys Tennis had a fantastic season with no team losses, a SWCL victory, a MIAA record of 16-0, and a seeding of #1. They have a bye in today’s first round matches and are scheduled to play either #8 Bromfield or #9 Sutton tomorrow at 3pm. The semi-final is scheduled for Friday, but graduation might interfere with that.

Girls golf comes into the tournament with a 10-2-1 record. In the tournament next Monday, 29 schools will face off with a total of 65 golfers. Auburn is one of 6 schools that will have 6 women playing. For Auburn they are Taylor Prescott, Lindsay Guittar, Courtney Prescott, Danielle Scheming, Alysha Creelman and Meghan Sjogren.

Baseball continues with strong pitching and closed the regular season 14-6. In SWCL, they were only bested by Oxford which plays in D4 in the tournament. Auburn is ranked #2 by the MIAA, behind Hudson but ahead of Nipmuc. The Rockets have a first round bye tomorrow and will face either Blackstone Valley or Northbridge at 4pm on Monday.

Softball ended with a 13-7 record and is ranked #5. Although Julia Handfield has not been pitching as of late, she still delivers at the plate with 19 hits (7 beyond the fence) and 20 RBI’s. Auburn will face #12 Bartlett tomorrow night at home, 7pm.

As previously reported, Girls Lacrosse won their first round game against #13 Chicopee, 15-5. Auburn is #4 with a 13-5 record. The Rockets have good positions high on the Mid-Mass Leaders Board with Shea Jarvis earning 73 points, Alexis McGrail scoring 61 and Cydney Randall netting 46. They will face #4 Chicopee Comp at 5pm on Thursday.

With three home games this Thursday, there is plenty of opportunity to support your Auburn Rockets. Come on down to Auburn High School.