Busy Wildcat Week Ahead as Final Month of Season Arrives
As January turns to February, Wilmington sports teams start to wind down their regular season slates.
The regular season is starting to wind down for Wilmington sports teams, with a pair of teams remaining in the thick of the tournament hunt with the postseason just a few weeks away.
Steve Scanlon's boys hockey team is already into the playoffs after Saturday's win, and the Wildcats are hoping to finish strong to get into the conversation for Super 8 selection. Jay Keane's girls basketball team started the year 2-6, but has won four straight games since then to pull within range of the 10-win mark that would get them into the playoffs.
There are no games on the schedule for Monday, but the week ramps up starting on Tuesday with basketball triple headers.
The boys team travels to face Winchester with freshmen, JV and varsity games taking place at 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. Though the Wildcats have struggled this year, James Wilkinson is having a strong season. His 12.9 points per game are good for ninth in the Middlesex League.
Keane's Lady Wildcats also take the court on Tuesday, capping a triple header with a 7 p.m. tilt against the same opponent. Wilmington has eight games remaining and needs four wins to qualify for the postseason.
Multiple teams are in action on Wednesday, starting the the JV boys hockey team at 2:30 p.m. The JV track teams are also in action, running in the JV Championships at 5:15 p.m.
On the varsity side, the wrestling team travels to Minuteman Regional High School for a 5 p.m. match, the boys hockey team hits the road to take on Stoneham at 6 p.m. and the girls hockey team skates against the same foe at 8 p.m. in Stoneham.
Thursday is a bit of a slow sports day, though the JV boys hockey team does hit the ice in Methuen.
Friday features a pair of basketball triple headers. The boys team is at home against Stoneham while the girls team hits the hardwood on the road in Stoneham. Varsity games take place at 7 p.m.
Finally on Saturday, multiple varsity teams are in action as well. First at 9 a.m., the girls track team heads to Reading for a road meet. The boys track team travels to Burlington at 1 p.m. on Saturday as well.
The wrestling team travels to take on Lowell, Tyngsborough and Triton on the mat in Greater Lowell. The boys hockey team skates at 12 p.m. against Watertown while the girls skate against the same opponent at 2:30 p.m. to close out the varsity week.