May 6 2019

BHS Teams Battle It Out During the Rainy Weekend

By: Robert Parris

A number of Burlington High spring sports games had to be postponed due to the rainy weather on Friday afternoon. However, Red Devils Baseball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, and the track teams all had a chance to play against their opponents.

Red Devils Baseball traveled to Melrose to take on the Red Raiders at Morelli Field on Friday. Sophomore Nick Pye struck out the last Red Raiders when the bases were loaded, securing a win for Burlington who ended the game 4-3 over Melrose. The Red Devils record moves to 5-4 for the season. On Monday afternoon they will take on the Reading Rockets at Francis Wyman Elementary School at 4 p.m.

The boys and girls lacrosse teams both lost to the Reading Rockets on Friday afternoon in their match ups. The boys lost the game 13-9, while the girls lost 18-3. The teams will face off against the Lexington Minutemen on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. Boys will play at Lincoln Field in Lexington and girls will play at the Marshall Simonds Middle School Brush Field.


The Boys and Girls Track teams had an invitational on Sunday at Regis College for the annual Weston Twilight meet.

Seniors Rishabh Prakash completed the two mile race with a time of 9 minutes and 11 seconds, beating the meet record set made by Joel Hubbard of Marshfield in 2012. Senior James Johnson also made history as well when he beat the school record in the 2000 meter Steeple Chase by 30 seconds. Johnson’s final time was 6 minutes, 35 seconds and 64 tenths on a seconds.  

For the Lady Devils, Senior Kristina Wolinski finished the 200 meter at 28.42 seconds. Sophomore Winnie Sekyaya competed in the 100 meter, 200 meter and the Long Jump. Sekyaya finished at 13.65 in the 100 meter, 27.59 seconds in the 200 meter, and 16 feet and 1 inch in the long jump. Finally, seniors Judy Desmond and Julie Hovasse both competed in the 800 meter. Desmond finished at 2 minutes, 32 seconds and seventh tenths of a second. Hovasse’s time was 2 minutes, 17 seconds and 41 tenths of a second. Hovasse earned third place in the invitational.

The track teams will travel to Melrose to take on the Red Raiders at Pine Banks Park on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Boys and Girls Tennis were both postponed on Friday afternoon due to the weather. Their games have been rescheduled for Monday afternoon against the Reading Rockets at 4 p.m. The boys will play at Rahanis Park and the girls at Reading.


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