Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Wilmington High School pitcher Jack Gillis mowed down 15 Tewksbury batters via strikeout during his varsity debut, leading the Wildcats to a 3-1 victory.
If Wilmington High School freshman pitcher Jackson Gillis had any nerves entering his first varsity start on Monday, he certainly didn’t show it. Gillis fired a complete game and struck out 15 batters against rival Tewksbury, jolting the Wildcats to a 3-1 victory that was the team’s first of the year. “I talked to him before the game and he was nervous, as he should be because he’s a freshman,” said head coach Aldo Caira. “So I think that should build his confidence up, and it should build the whole team up. It’s a young team. Hopefully this is the right way to step off for the rest of season.” Wilmington didn’t wait long after the game’s 10 a.m. start to pounce on the Redmen. Leadoff hitter Brendan McDonough led off with a double, Tim …
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Hundreds reported injured, Copley Square area evacuated.
The Wilmington High School baseball team takes on Tewksbury and several other games are scheduled for April vacation week.
It's April vacation week for Massachusetts schools, but Wilmington High School spring sports teams will still be busy in upcoming days. Below is a list of the games scheduled for the Wildcats in the next week. Monday, April 15 Tuesday, April 16 Wednesday, April 17 Thursday, April 18 Friday, April 19
Friday, April 12, 2013
Wilmington's Joe Pendenza scored to tie Thursday's Frozen Four semifinal game at 2-2, but Yale eventually nipped UMass Lowell, 3-2, in overtime to advance to the title game.
Playing in the national spotlight, Wilmington's Joe Pendenza did not disappoint. He did, however, leave the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh with disappointment as the University of Massachusetts Lowell's historic men's hockey season came to a close in heartbreaking fashion. The River Hawks fell behind 2-0 in the first period of the national semifinal contest on Thursday, but pulled within 2-1 in the second period. And that's when Pendenza struck. Just 14 seconds after teammate Riley Wetmore put home the team's first goal, Pendenza ripped home one of his own to knot the score at 2-2. Yale was too much in the overtime period, however, consistently putting pressure on in the offensive zone and eventually putting home the game-winner in transition …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Spring season is several games deep and on Tuesday the Wilmington High School baseball and softball teams hosted Reading High School.
Reading High School's baseball and softball teams were in town earlier this week, traveling to face Wilmington High School in Middlesex League action. The Lady Wildcats took a 1-0 edge on Tuesday before the Rockets began to climb back and shortly after took a 2-1 lead in the early innings. Reading eventually went on to a 5-1 win. On the baseball diamond, meanwhile, Reading showed why it is ranked No. 7 in the state by ESPN Boston. Wilmington, however, also put up a strong showing against a difficult foe despite a 7-1 loss. Wilmington trailed just 4-1 entering the final frame, but that's when the Rockets tacked on three insurance runs.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Wilmington High School erased a halftime deficit thanks to a strong start to the third quarter, improving to 4-0 on the year with a 13-9 win over Burlington.
The Wilmington High School boys lacrosse team is in the early stages of what it hopes to be a turnaround season. And on Tuesday, the Wildcats used a Burlington mistake to complete a turnaround in a Middlesex League clash at Woburn Street School. While Wilmington trailed, 6-4, late in the first half, the Red Devils were called for an illegal stick late in the second quarter. As a result, the Wildcats went on to score four goals in the opening two minutes of the third quarter, taking the lead for good as they held on for a 13-9 win. Ryan Kennedy scored three goals in the first half alone, and went on to notch five goals and two assists in the win. Also leading the way for the Wildcats was Brian Priem's four goals. Justin MacKinnon scored two…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Wilmington High School teams face Reading, Stoneham and other opponents in the upcoming days.
There may be some scattered snow banks still refusing to melt, but spring is officially here. And with that, spring sports season is in full swing with a busy slate of games on the docket this week. Here is a look at games and matches scheduled in the upcoming days for Wilmington High School teams, according to HighSchoolSports.net. Monday, April 8 Tuesday, April 9 Wednesday, April 10 Thursday, April 11 Friday, April 12
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
After jumping ahead of Tewksbury early, Wilmington High School's boys lacrosse team cruised to a 16-10 victory in its season opener.
At 36 degrees in blustery conditions, it felt more like winter than the opening day of the spring sports season. But it was just the hot start the Wilmington High School boys lacrosse team was looking for. The Wildcats pounced to a 5-1 lead over rival Tewksbury in the first quarter on Tuesday afternoon and never looked back, cruising to a 16-10 win to open the 2013 campaign. Tewksbury hung around throughout the early going, but according to head coach Kieran Kavanaugh, for each string of Redmen goals, there was an answer for the Wildcats. Offensive numbers were gaudy for several Wilmington players. In total, four players notched hat tricks to open the year and seven different players found the back of the net. Brian Priem and Mitch …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Wilmington Patch this season.
Spring sports at Wilmington High School are set to begin the first week of April with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around Wilmington, youth sports are also underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Wilmington Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and …