Playoff Runs Aplenty for Wildcat Teams in 2012

We look back at five memorable storylines of the last year for Wilmington High School sports teams.

There was plenty to celebrate for Wilmington High School teams in 2012.

Plenty of teams made runs to the postseason, including several squads who made championship pushes.

Here are five of the top storylines of the last year. Let us know your most memorable sports moment of the year in the comments section below.

Boys Hockey Team Makes Wilmington History

It was a run like Wildcat fans have never seen.

The Wilmington boys hockey team overcame an up and down regular season against difficult foes with a historic playoff push.

After winning the North Division 2 final at Lowell's Tsongas Center, the team skated on the ice of TD Garden against Franklin in the Division 2 state title game. 

Cam Owens scored all three Wilmington goals and the Wildcats held on for a 3-2 victory, the first in program history.

Girls Basketball Reaches Sectional Semifinal

Head coach Jay Keane's girls basketball charges put together a winter to remember as well.

The Lady Wildcats won the Middlesex League regular season title and advanced all the way to the North Division 2 semifinal game against juggernaut Arlington Catholic.

Though the team lost in that round, it was still a successful campaign for Wilmington.

Baseball Team Wins Middlesex League Crown

While Aldo Caira's Wildcats fell to Lynn Classical, 4-2, in their playoff opener, the campaign was still a memorable one for Wilmington.

Caira's charges overcame the loss of would-be star senior Vinny Scifo to win the Middlesex League Small School Division regular season title, earning a postseason berth.

Historic Girls Soccer Run Ends in Division 2 Final

No girls soccer team has ever gone as far as the 2012 version of the Lady Wildcats.

Thanks to a dramatic penalty kick win early in the tournament, Wilmington advanced and continue to do so until they reached the title tilt against Belmont.

That's where things ended for the locals, despite the Wildcats domination of offensive chances.

Boys Soccer Makes Deep Run of Its Own

Not to be outdone by the Lady Wildcats, Steve Scanlon's boys soccer team also put together a stellar playoff run this year.

Wilmington earned a penalty kick win on the same night as the girls team did, and advanced to the North Division 2 semifinal. North Andover proved to be too much in that game, and the Wildcats stellar season came to an end there.


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