Sunday, February 24, 2013
In our weekly look at media outlets' Top 25 lists, there are several teams in the region making an appearance.
Editor's Note: The following story is published in Burlington, Woburn, Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Tewksbury, Westford and Chelmsford as they are the towns currently included in Patch's region of sports coverage. It's one of the most wonderful times of the year. It's playoff time for high school teams across the region. While track, swimming, wrestling and cheerleading teams have already found success in their postseason competitions, area basketball and hockey teams are just about to begin their own playoffs this week. But before the brackets get underway, we look back at the most recent rankings that were compiled by various media outlets in the area. Boys Basketball In our last version of the rankings roundup, Division 3 North …
Monday, September 10, 2012
A look at what the week has in store for Wilmington High School fall sports squads.
Fall sports season is now in full swing as every Wilmington High School team will be in action in upcoming days. On Monday the girls volleyball team is the only Wildcat team to play. The locals travel to Lexington for a road tilt at 4 p.m. Then on Tuesday, the boys golf team welcomes Lexington to its home course at 3:30 p.m. Another Wildcat unit has a home match as the boys soccer team squares off against Reading at 3:45 p.m. The girls soccer team, meanwhile, travels to face Reading at 6 p.m. No Wilmington varsity teams play at home on Wednesday, but the girls volleyball team is in action on the road, taking on Reading at 4 p.m. Thursday is another busy day for the Wildcats. Wilmington's golf team travels to face Amesbury in a 3:30 p.m. …
Friday, December 17, 2010
After losing the first match of the day, the Wilmington wrestling team won the next three straight matches to secure a 16-4 win over host Hamilton-Wenham on Thursday, Dec. 16.
The Hamilton-Wenham wrestling team got off to a strong start as it hosted Wilmington (3-1, 1-1) on Thursday, Dec. 16, but was unable to overcome the visiting Wildcats who took away a 4-16 victory that included two first period pins. The Generals (0-2, 0-2) were able to win the first match of the day, as Morgan Muschamp jumped out to an 8-1 first period lead en-route to a 16-5 decision over Wilmington's Jeff Goossens at the 152 lb. weight-class. Muschamp controlled the tempo of the match, taking Goossens to the mat four times, earning two near-falls and a two-point reversal. Goossens nearly turned the tables in the early stages of the second period though, earning a near-fall, but Muschamp avoided the potential pin. "[Morgan] wrestled …
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 …
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Steven Reynolds recorded two fourth quarter interceptions and added a touchdown as Shawsheen earns its first ever Division 4 Super Bowl title with a 20-6 win over Blue Hills Regional.
For Shawsheen Valley Tech High School football coach Al Costabile, it'll be a day he'll remember for the rest of his life. Steven Reynolds broke through with a 25-yard touchdown run and Matt Costello added a 35-yard interception return for a score as Shawsheen Tech emerged with a 14-point fourth quarter rally en route to a 20-6 victory over the Warriors in Saturday's highly anticipated Division 4 Super Bowl showdown at Curry College. The Rams, who just one year ago finished the season at 3-8, completed the turnaround season en route to an 11-1 mark. The Rams, who earned their first Super Bowl trip since 1978, captured their first ever title. Not only did Saturday mark the Rams' first ever Super Bowl title in the program's history, but it …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Photos from the Thanksgiving Day rivalry game.
After a satisfying season (8-3), the Wilmington Wildcats experienced disappointment on home ground Thanksgiving Day. The big rivalry game against Tewksbury ended with the Redmen on top, winning 26-21. While the Wildcats fought valiantly in the fourth quarter, they lost after a myriad of penalties and turnovers that hindered the team during the earlier part of the game. For more on the game, click here.
Dan Vassallo wins the race in 2 hours, 2 minutes and 28 seconds.
Check the standings of the recent Philadelphia Marathon and you'll find a Wilmington-native at the top of the list. Dan Vassallo, a winner of the Ding Driscoll Award and now Reading-resident, ran the race in just 2 hours, 21 minutes and 28 seconds to win—and overcame both an injury and surgery to do so. Less than a year ago, he suffered from a sports hernia so painful that he could barely walk to his company Christmas party, he said. "It affected my hip; it affected my groin – [it] threw everything out of whack," he said. Vassallo said he began to notice the injury in May last year, but powered through it to train for and run a January marathon in Houston, Texas. He called that marathon a bad experience, blaming it on "systematic failure …
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tewksbury Redmen (4-6) MVC Small at Wilmington Wildcats (8-2) Cape Ann League, Thursday, November 25, 2010 10 a.m.
The Wilmington Wildcats (8-2) take on the Tewksbury Redmen (4-6) for Thursday's annual Thanksgiving Day game on home turf after beating the Vikings of Triton (49-14) in the last game of the season. The Tewksbury and Wilmington Thanksgiving rivalry dates back over 75 years with Tewksbury holding the lead in the games played with a 42-29-7 all-time record. "The rivalry goes back a long way, there's a lot of emotional connection in this game," said Wilmington High School's Head Football Coach Mike Barry. "We have a lot of fathers that played in the games before, brothers who played, and a lot of family members who live in Tewksbury too." Wilmington defeated the Redmen 34-22 on Thanksgiving in Tewksbury last year. Wilmington has a strong …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Our launch week brought you loads of news on Veterans Day and sports, charitable and entertaining events and more.
This was our launch week and we went "live" on one of the most treasured (and busy) holidays in Wilmington–Veterans Day. We wanted to give you great, visual, coverage of the actual Veterans Day ceremony and exhibit down on the town common, and showcase the Wilmington High School band that was bigger and better than ever. But we also wanted to highlight veterans in our community, like the many veterans who continue their public service after (or during) their military service as firefighters. In addition, we also spotlighted the great work the Local Heroes, Inc. organization has done, and continues to do, for the troops by visiting them for their six-year anniversary meeting, where over 100 boxes were packaged up with …
After losing to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday at TD Garden (and not practicing on Friday), Coach Julien called a rare Sunday practice at Ristuccia Arena.