Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Wilmington Pop Warner holds a fundraising event on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus.
Kick off for the Wilmington Pop Warner season is still a few months away. But the kick off of a season of festivities is right around the corner. A Friday night event marks the first of multiple celebrations of the 50th anniversary season of Wilmington Pop Warner, with event organizers hoping to pack Knights of Columbus Hall for the fundraiser. “Wilmington Pop Warner has a longstanding tradition in the town,” said board member Christine MacKenzie. “This is a celebration of 50 years of giving kids a sport to play that they love. This basically marks 50 years of Wildcat football pride.” Musician Jim Plunkett headlines the event, which will also include several 50-50 raffles. Doors open at 8 p.m., and organizers are hoping to sell out tickets…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
From cheerleaders to the teams on the gridiron, it was a successful campaign in many ways.
When the Pop Warner season officially began on August 1, everyone involved had high hopes that it was going to be a terrific one. Today, almost four months later, it’s clear that those expectations were right on track. Players, cheerleaders, families, coaches and board members all enjoyed an incredible season with plenty to be happy about. “This has been, by far, the most successful season we have had in a decade,” Pop Warner president Deb Smith said. Of course, the cheer season is still in full gear and two teams, the B team (junior midget) and A team (midget) are heading to Florida next week to compete in the Pop Warner Cheer and Dance Championships taking place at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex. Already the Regional Champions, the…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The squad, made up primarily of players from last year's undefeated team, toppled Winchester 20-0 on Sunday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by Frank Irizarry of Wilmington Wildcats Pop Warner. The Wilmington Wildcats Pop Warner C team opened the 2012 season on Sunday with a 20-0 victory over the Winchester Sachems. The Wildcat defense was stifling against a physical Winchester squad and the offensive line was dominant in helping the Wildcat rushing attack run for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the game. The C team is comprised primarily of players from last year’s undefeated Middlesex League Champion D team and this team picked up where last year’s squad left off. The Wildcats won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball. After a long kick return that took the Wildcats into Winchester territory, Wilmington had …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The local football organization has a host of activities coming up this fall.
For Wilmington Pop Warner participants and their families all around town, August 1 has a lot of different meanings. Yes, it marks the last month of the New England summer, the final weeks of school vacation and even back to school shopping. Most important, however, is that August 1 means the start of the Pop Warner season. For players, cheerleaders and their families, August 1 really is the start of the most exciting season of all and this year is no exception. Teams have been gathering at the Glen Road Field and, as usual, giving each and every practice their best. Practice is, of course, the mainstay for both cheerleaders and players at the field but, behind the scenes, Pop Warner is making plans for a host of additional events to get …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Life in the Mom Lane deals with football heartbreak.
On Sunday, Wilmington Pop Warner sent two teams, “C” and “D1” to playoff games at Russell Field in Cambridge. Both teams were confident, well coached and prepared to face off against the Cambridge boys but, alas, only one team returned home to Wilmington with a win. The winning team was Wilmington’s “D1” and they were able to pull off the kind of come from behind victory that simply eluded the “C” boys. From here the “D1” boys will continue on in the playoffs and the “C” team players are finished for the season. Needless to say, the “C” team players were heartbroken but, at the same time, had to deal with the excitement of watching their friends and even brothers on the other team come home with an important victory. Many of these boys …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wilmington Wildcats won the Midget Small Advanced Pop Warner title.
After a successful 2010 season, Wilmington's A Team cheerleaders won first place in the Advanced Small Midget category at the national Pop Warner Cheer and Dance Championships at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex, an official part of Disney Sports. Team A was one of three teams from Wilmington that attended the competition. Consisting of 19 girls, Wilmington's A team won the championship on Friday, December 10 after defeating back-to-back champions the Jackson Jaguars from Jackson, NJ. Talented, well-trained and determined Wilmington's A team took this year's championship with the biggest point spread of the whole week (82.36 to 77.04). "Wilmington Pop Warner has a great, completive program," said Wilmington Pop Warner President Deb …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Three Wildcats cheerleading teams are in Florida for the Pop Warner Cheer and Dance Championships.
After a successful 2010 season Wilmington are, once again, well represented at the Pop Warner Cheer and Dance Championships taking place at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex, an official part of Disney Sports. Three Wildcat Cheer teams–A, B and D levels–are in Florida to compete for a national title from December 6 to December 10 in the Junior Pee Wee, Junior Midget and Midget categories. According to Pop Warner President Deb Smith, national competition isn't new to the Wildcat Cheerleaders. "Wilmington has been represented at nationals every year since 1999," she said. Getting to the nationals, however, is no easy task– that takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the cheerleaders, coaches and Wildcat Pop Warner program. …