Friday, May 24, 2013
Wilmington learned its opening round draw on Thursday when the North Division 2 postseason brackets were released.
The current version of the Wilmington High School girls lacrosse team is going somewhere no other Wildcats before them have gone. The postseason. Wilmington learned its playoff fate on Thursday when the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced its pairings for the North Division 2 playoffs. For the first time ever, Wilmington will be a part of the girls lacrosse postseason, taking on Marblehead in the first round. The Lady Wildcats, earning the No. 15 seed thanks to a 7-9 regular season record, will next take the field on Wednesday against the tournament's second seed. The winner of that contest will take on either No. 7 Bishop Fenwick or No. 10 Weston in the quarterfinal round. Wilmington also snagged a spot in the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wilmington High School teams finish up their schedule in the upcoming days before some players get ready for a postseason trip.
Down the stretch they come. After an exciting regular season, it's nearly playoff time as Wilmington High Schoolteams begin the final week of contests before the postseason gets underway. Here is a look at the games happening in upcoming days, according to USA Today High School Sports. Monday, May 20 Tuesday, May 21 Wednesday, May 22 Thursday, May 23 Friday, May 24 Saturday, May 25
Friday, May 17, 2013
Despite a Wednesday loss, Wilmington's boys lacrosse team is in good position with a record of 13-3 entering the final games of the regular season.
After a Thursday loss to visiting Woburn, Wilmington boys lacrosse head coach Kieran Kavanaugh said it’s critical for his players to have short-term memory as all good teams do. During the most successful season in Wildcats’ lacrosse history, there haven’t been many opportunities to test that theory because there haven't been many losses to bounce back from. Wilmington lost for just the third time on the year Thursday, falling to the Tanners by a 10-6 margin to drop to 13-3 on the year. “In sports, you have to put wins and losses behind you immediately,” said Kavanaugh. “We have the talent to do something in the playoffs, so we need to get back to working hard in practice so it translates into the games.” Mitch DeAmbrose scored three times…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Though Wilmington had several close matches, the Lady Wildcats fell to visiting Melrose on Wednesday afternoon.
The Wilmington High School girls tennis team hung close with Melrose early in Wednesday's match, but the visitors proved too much for the Lady Wildcats during a 4-1 home loss. No. 3 singles player Katie Richardson had Wilmington's only victory of the day, cruising past her Melrose opponent by a 6-1, 6-1 margin. Michelle Woods played a stellar first set before eventually falling 7-5, 6-2, at No. 2 singles. Wrapping up singles play was No. 1 player Kristen Tavares, who fell by a 6-0, 6-2 margin. At doubles, top pairing Anna Siegel and Delaney Gillis fell to their Melrose foes, 6-1, 6-3, while Jane Farrell and Julia Carter were toppled, 6-0, 6-0. Following the win, Melrose improved to 9-5 on the year while the Lady Wildcats dropped to 5-11 …
The Wilmington High School girls lacrosse team was tied at halftime, but cruised in the second half for the victory.
The Wilmington High School girls lacrosse team fell behind early, but they went on to score often as they cruised in the second half to a Wednesday victory over visiting Georgetown. Tied at 7-7 at halftime, the Lady Wildcats assumed control following the intermission. Rachael Mara, Holly Niemiec and Ryan Gautreau all scored multiple times early in the second half to put Wilmington ahead for good. Despite a slow start to the game, the locals cruised to a 20-12 win that improved their record to 6-9 on the year.
Monday, May 13, 2013
It's a busy week for Wilmington High School sports teams.
It's getting towards crunch time for spring sports teams with the spring season starting to wind down. Here's a look at the Wilmington High School games on the docket for this week, according to USA Today High School Sports. Monday, May 13 Tuesday, May 14 Wednesday, May 15 Thursday, May 16 Friday, May 17
Monday, May 6, 2013
Wilmington teams are busy in the upcoming days with all teams in action this week.
The schedule is packed this week for Wilmington High School teams. Below is a list of varsity games in the upcoming week. Monday, May 6 Tuesday, May 7 Wednesday, May 8 Thursday, May 9 Friday, May 10 Saturday, May 11
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Wilmington High School boys lacrosse team fell to Arlington, 9-6, on Tuesday, but are off to the best start in the program's history.
The Wilmington High School boys lacrosse team came out of the gates blazing with a historic start. Despite a speed bump on Tuesday afternoon versus Arlington, the Wildcats expect to get right back on track as they cruise towards their first-ever postseason appearance. Visiting Arlington led throughout Tuesday’s contest at Woburn Street School. After falling behind 8-3 entering the final quarter, Wilmington came to life and pulled within two goals before eventually falling by a 9-6 margin. It was the first loss of the season for Wilmington, which has turned from an also-ran to a front-runner within the span of just one season. Following the setback against Arlington, the Wildcats are now 9-1 on the campaign and have already sealed up a …
Monday, April 29, 2013
All Wilmington teams are in action this week, taking on a variety of Middlesex League foes in the upcoming days.
With spring weather in full swing, spring sports continue to move along under sunny skies this week. Here's a look at what the upcoming days have in store for Wilmington High School teams. Monday, April 29 Tuesday, April 30 Wednesday, May 1 Thursday, May 2 Friday, May 3
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 …