October 21 2019

Red Devil Wrap-Up

By: Robert Parris

Boys Swimming: 

Boys Swim team had their final regular season home meet against the Lexington Minutemen on Thursday afternoon at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. The boys were defeated in a 14 point deficit of 90-76. Despite not winning the meet, a couple athletes on the team will participate in the Sections on February 9th at MIT and the State Tournament the following week at Boston University.


Below was written on 1-24-20


There was plenty of action to go around for BHS Winter Sports teams during the long weekend.


Boys/Girls Basketball: 


To start off on Friday January 17th the Boys and Girls Basketball teams had games against the Wakefield Warriors. Boys won against Wakefield 52-39. Points on the board were put up by Sophomore/Guard Aidan Olivier (21 points), Junior/Guard Justin Barros (12 points) Senior/Guard/Captain Kyle Inglis (9 points) and Senior/Forward Mike Melanson (8 points). Girls lost a close one 31-30 Warriors.


The team did play on Tuesday evening at Wilmington High School to face their rivals the Wildcats.  The Red Devils won by 21 points in the 71-50 victory. Points on the board were put up by Senior/Forward Mike Melanson (14 points), Senior/Guard/Captain Kyle Inglis (11 points) and Junior/Guard Justin Barros (11 points). Lady Devils lost by 8 in a 58-50 loss.


The Red Devils move to (12-1) overall and are undefeated in the Middlesex League. Lady Devils drop to (9-3) overall and (6-3 in the Middlesex League). Both teams will face the Stoneham Spartans on Friday evening at BHS.


Boys Wrestling: 


Boys wrestling traveled to Middletown Connecticut where they competed in the Colter Abely Memorial Tournament. Juniors Zack/Cam Soda, Joe Perna, and Ryan McGillivray all went (3-0) and all won their pools. Sophomores Jack Laverty, Timmy Vadnais and Adam Eldeeb all went (2-1) and finished 2nd in their pools. 


The Red Devils finished 7th place out of 16 teams.


The team will be facing the Woburn Tanners on Wednesday evening at BHS.


Boys Swimming: 

Boys Swimming lost to the Reading Rockets on Tuesday afternoon with a final score of 87-78. The boys will be facing the Lexington Minutemen on Thursday afternoon at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School.


Boys/Girls Ice Hockey: 

Boys and Girls Hockey had games Saturday, Sunday and Monday. First, both teams faced the Lexington Minutemen on Saturday afternoon at the Ice Palace. The girls suffered a shutout of 3-0.


The boys won a close 2-1 game over the Minutemen. On Sunday, the girls faced the Central Catholic Cougars where they won in a blowout victory of 11-4.


Finally, the boys faced the Malden Catholic Lancers on Monday afternoon. The boys lost 3-1 over the Lancers.


The Red Devil hockey team drop to (10-2) in the division and (7-1) in Middlesex League. Lady Devils hockey move to (5-5-2) in the division and (1-4-2) in the Middlesex League.


Girls Gymnastics: 

Girls Gymnastics had a meet against the Melrose Red Raiders on Tuesday evening inside the BHS Rubber Gym. The girls lost by a score of 133.25 to 127.45. The girls will face the Reading Rockets next Tuesday at Reading Gymnastics.


Boys/Girls Indoor Track: 


Boys track won their four consecutive state relay title against the Wilmington Wildcats. The Red Devils edged the Middlesex Freedom rival Wilmington by ½ a point.


Shuttle hurdle team of Thomas McIninch, Ryan Devereaux, Joe Mitchell, and Kenan Wilson won the first event of the night in a school record 27.31.


4x200 Meter Relay

Sean Theurer, Kenan Wilson, John Peterson, and Matt Pinkham 4th Place with a final time of 1:36.60


Distance Medley squad

Ricky Healey (1200m)

Sean Theurer (400m)

Doug Bibbo (800m)

James Johnson (1600m)


The team finished in 2nd place with a time of 11:10.25.


High Jump squad
Kenan Wilson

Ryan Devereaux

Matt Pinkham


The squad placed third with a combined total of 16 feet and 10.25 inches.


Long Jump trio

Sean Theurer Alex Keane and Rojit Gurung finished third with a combined mark of 56 feet and 3.25 inches.


In shot put, Garrett Asher, Chris Jones, and Mitchell Adamson finished sixth at 114 feet and 11.25 inches.


Girls and Boys Track will be having a meet against the Wakefield Warriors on Friday evening at the Reggie Lewis

Track and Tennis Center.






Below written on 1-15-2020


It was a busy weekend for all Winter Sports at BHS, some made records and some clinched there divisions. We have the scoop.


Boys/Girls Basketball:  

On Friday January 10th the Boys and Girls Basketball teams had a showdown with the Melrose Red Raiders inside the BHS Gym. Both teams clinched the division title against the Red Raiders after putting up a good amount of points. For the girls, they won 55-28. Here are some stats from the girls game.




Courtesy of Lady Devils Basketball Twitter 



Sophomore/Guards Lily Strurdevant- 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal and 1 assists, Brianna D’Alleva- 1 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. Michela Giordano had 4 rebounds and 2 steals.





Junior/Forwards Megan Murphy- 2 points, 3 rebounds, and 1block. Nataleigh Barrucci- 4 rebounds and 1 steal.  


Courtesy of Lady Devils Basketball Twitter










Courtesy of Lady Devils Basketball Twitter


Freshmen Alyvia Pena had a career high for that night as she put up 17 points during the first three periods. 9 for 10 from the front line.





The Red Devils beat the Red Raiders 71-55. Senior/Guard Kyle Inglis had 21 points, Junior/Guard Tyler Williams had 15 points, Senior/Forward Mike Melanson with 14 points and Sophomore/Guard Aidan Olivier with 13 points. The girls move to (8-1) in the conference and (5-1 in the Middlesex League), the boys are (9-1) in the conference. Both teams will face off against the Reading Rockets on Tuesday evening. Boys will play at Reading and the girls play at BHS.




Boys Wrestling: 


Boys wrestling had big meets on Saturday and Sunday morning. First, they headed to the Eastern States Classic in New York. Juniors Cam Soda had two wins in the Quarter finals. His brother Zack had a tough loss, however he regrouped and came back to win his final two rounds. Cam Soda won 3 out of 5 matches. He finished in 4th place where he joined Keith Mantia (Class of 07’) and Kevin Barrucci (Class of 09’) as the third Eastern States Classic Place winner. He also became the highest place winner in BHS history. 

Zack Soda won three matches and came one match away from placing. He lost to 5th and 6th Place winners. Junior Joe Perna gave BHS their best performance at the Eastern States Classic in over 10 years for his match up that day.

On Sunday, five Red Devil athletes were invited to the Chelmsford Invitational. Juniors Ryan McGillivray, Jack Laverty, Sophomores Nick Silva, Timmy Vadnais and Freshman Jaden Alford were in attendance.  McGillivray and Vadnais came in 4th place. Jaden Alford got his 1st varsity pin that day.

The boys will travel to Beverly on Wednesday evening to face the Panthers. The boys are currently (4-6) in the conference.



Girls/Boys Indoor Track: 



Boys and Girls Indoor track teams were invited to the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Northeast Invitational on Friday, January 10 through the 12th. Six states were invited that weekend, MA, NH, NY, RI, CT, and VT.

Here are the results from days 1 and 2

Men’s 300 Meter

Sophomore Kyle Coluci- 87th place- 40.56

Freshman Anthony Abbott- 90th place- 40.86

Junior Alex Piscatelli- 131st place- 42.54

Freshman Charlie Otis- 171st place-53.21

Freshman Tyler DeLellis-172nd place- 55.81

Men’s 600 Meter

Sophomore Quinn Mattson-73rd place- 1:42.20

Senior Kevin Chen- 86th place- 1:56.24

Senior Keith Herlihy- 87th place- 1:56.48

Sophomore Kush Raul- 88th place-1:57.31

Freshman Dakota Ellis- 89th place-1:58.87

Men’s 1000 Meter

Freshman Patrick Gray-38th place- 2:53.34

Junior Jack Giles- 45th place- 2:54.89

Sophomore Justin Kelly- 103rd place- 3:10.58

Sophomore Akshay Aravind- 134th place- 3:39.34

Men’s Mile

Senior Richard Healey- 21st place- 4:45.52

Freshman Rithikh Prakash- 5th Place- 4:51.23

Junior Richard Cromwell- 28th place- 5:03.00

Junior Kevin Carnes- 50th place- 5:14.37

Sophomore Christian Tagliamonte- 82nd place- 5:46.00

Men’s 55 Meter Hurdle

Senior Kenan Wilson- 19th place- 8.57

Men’s 4x200 meter relay

18th place- 1:40.74

Men’s High Jump

Senior Kenan Wilson- 5th place- 5:10.00

Men’s Shot put

Sophomore Garrett Asher- 14 place- 41:10.75


Day 3 Results

Girls 200 Meter

Freshman Grace Hanafin- 8th place- 26.83

Junior Winnie Sekyaya- 14th place-27.68

Junior Sydney Hovasse- 46th place-28.89

Sophomore Paige Devereaux- 55th place-29.29

Sophomore Jessica Joseph- 69th place- 29.71

Senior Marisa Sunnerberg- 95th place- 30.50

Girls 400 Meter

Sophomore Elizabeth Breiby- 5th place- 1:02.76

Girls Long Jump

2nd Place Junior Winnie Sekyaya-16-03.75

Men’s 55 Meter Hurdle

42nd place- Junior Sean Theurer- 7.19

78th place- Senior Chris Choi- 7.40

80th place- Junior John Peterson-7.43

83rd place- Sophomore John Hoffman- 7.45

88th place- Senior Brandon Huang- 7.51

91st place-Junior Cole Frieden- 7.54

101st place- Senior Hayden Mattson- 7.63

108th place- Senior Sarrim Shakaib- 7.73

137th place- Senior Colby Walzer- 10.19

Men’s 200 Meter

67th place- Junior John Peterson- 24.99

88th place Sophomore Quinn Flaherty- 25.42\

109th place - Senior Brandon Huang- 25.71

123rd place- Senior Hayden Mattson- 26.04

127rd place- Senior Chris Choi- 26.23

132nd place- Sophomore John Hoffman- 26.39

144th place- Junior Cole Frieden- 26.72

182nd place- Freshman Inesh Parikh-32.06

Men’s 400 Meter

9th place- Junior Sean Theurer- 52.38

30th place- Senior Doug Bibbo- 55.63

42nd place- Senior Sean Kaweesa- 57.64

45th place- Junior Sami Ahmed- 58.49

54th place- Junior Alex Piscatelli- 1:00.11

56th place- Junior Yianni Stefandis- 1:00.78

57th place- Junior Eyssa Benhida- 1:00.97

58th place- Sophomore Betoya Bundu-1:01.13

66th place- Senior Joe Vigliotta- 1:04.03

Men’s 800 Meter

102nd place- Freshman Connor Herrera- 2:30.99

107th place- Freshman Mihir Balsara- 2:33.22

Men’s 2 Mile

4th place- Junior James Johnson- 9:48.29

Men’s 55 Meter Hurdle

29th place- Senior Ryan Devereaux- 9.50

37th place- Junior Eyssa Benhida- 9.97

40th place- Senior Brendan Soohoo- 10.31

57th place- Freshman Elijah Wolinkski- 11.23

60th place- Freshman Evan Kim- 11.95

Men’s Long Jump

5th place- Junior Sean Theurer- 19-11.00

38th place- Senior Hayden Mattson- 17-03.50

42nd place- Senior Sarrim Shakaib- 16-11.25

45th place- Sophomore Quinn Flaherty- 16-09.00

56th place- Senior Brandon Huang- 12-08.75

Men’s Shot Put

17th place- Senior Chris Jones- 37-10.75

25th place- Senior Shiv Patel- 26-03.75

34th place- Junior Thomas Porter- 34-02.50

36 place- Senior Colby Walzer- 33-08.00


A number of records were set for both the boys and girls.









Courtesy of BHS Girls Indoor Track Twitter


Freshman Grace Hanafin set the new school record in the 200 meter at 26.83




Courtesy of BHS Boys High School Track Twitter 


Junior Alex Keane clears 8’ 6’’ he now has holds the school record in the Pole Vault for

Indoor Track.




Courtesy of BHS Boys High School Track Twitter 





Senior Kenan Wilson jumped 40’ 4.5’’ and now set the school record in indoor Triple Jump.



Sean Theurer set the school record for his performance in the 400 meters who finished with  52.38.


The Boys will be back on Friday evening for the MSTCA State Relays at the Reggie Lewis Track and Tennis Center.



Girls/Boys Ice Hockey: 



Burlington Ice Palace was busy on Saturday as they had back to back games.

First with the Lady Devils, the girls faced the Watertown Red Raiders.  During the first period Burlington let a goal in the net to make it 1-0 Watertown. However on a power play goal, Junior Shannon McDonald tied it up 1-1-. In the second, Junior Sydney Shinopoulos passed it to Berardielli on a breakaway goal 2-1 Burlington. Red Raider’s Driscoll would tie it up 2-2. Once again Shinopoulos had an opportunity to score and she did. 3-2 Burlington. Now in the third and final period Burlington was leading by one, but Watertown’s Driscoll tied it up to 3-3. The game ended in a tie of 3-3. Lady Devils will face the Shawsheen Rams on Wednesday evening at the Ice Palace.

The next game was against the Burlington Red Devils and the Hingham Harbormen. It didn’t take long for Senior Ryan O’Halloran to score a goal on a power play 1-0. The score stayed like that until Junior Zack Auble got a goal in the second 2-0. Finally, Senior Cam Costa had the final goal of the game in the third. 3-0. The boys will be playing after the Lady Devils on Wednesday evening against the Melrose Red Raiders.


Girls/Boys Gymnastics: 


Girls Gymnastics had a meet against the Winchester Sachems on Friday, January 10th . The girls were so close, but in the end they couldn’t seal the win. 126.9 to 126.95. The girls have a meet with the Stoneham Spartans on Tuesday evening at BHS. Boys Gymnastics have a meet against the Braintree Wamps on Tuesday evening at BHS.


Boys Swimming:


Boys swimming will also be having a meet against the Lowell Red Raiders on Tuesday afternoon at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School.




Below was written on 1-10-2020


Boys/Girls Basketball: 


Two big showdowns are happening this Friday night for the Varsity Basketball team, as they will be facing the Melrose Red Raiders. So what's at stake, both teams are coming in with 7-1 (Boys) and 8-1 (Girls) records. If one or both teams win, they will secure 1st place in the Middlesex League Freedom Divsion title. Melrose girls baksetball is (3-3) and the Boys are (5-1). It should be a great game for all the teams competing. 



Below written on 1-9-2020


A number of Burlington teams competed on Tuesday afternoon and we have the scoop.


Boys swim team had their final away meet against the Haverhill Hillies on Tuesday evening. Boys swim won by 5 87 to 82 was the final score. The Red Devils will have there first home meet of the season on Thursday afternoon against the Winchester Sachems.


Girls gymnastics had there second meet of the season, as they traveled to Arlington where they faced the Spy Ponders. The girls suffered a 134 to 125 loss against the Woburn Tanners a week ago. However, the girls bounced back from that, as they got there first victory of the season. The girls move to (1-1) and will be taking on the Stoneham Spartans next Tuesday night at Burlington High School.


On the other hand, the boys gymnastics started off the season at home against the Lowell Red Raiders. The boys had a solid W for the night after a 149.2 to 116.3 victory. Burlington begins the season at (1-0) and will be traveling to Braintree to face the Wamps.


Boys and girls basketball team are on a roll and they didn’t stop rolling on Tuesday night when they faced the Winchester Sachems.


Check out the boys highlights here


Lady Devils had a great game against the Sachems after defeated them in a 54-36 victory. Two career highs were made that evening Junior Marina Callahan with 27 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks, 5 assists and 2 assists to turnovers. Freshman Alyveia Pena had 12 points and was 5/6 on her free throws.


Congrats on great night and best of luck on the rest of the season. The girls are (7-1) in the league and are (4-1) in the Middlesex League.


Girls will be facing the Middlesex League team on Friday night against the Melrose Red Raiders at BHS.


The girls and boys track team had a home meet against the Melrose Red Raiders at Boston University Track and Tennis Center on Tuesday evening.


The girls lost big against the Red Raiders 79-21, however the boys remain undefeated at (3-0-1) after an 81-18 win. Both teams will be back on January 24th to face the Wakefield Warriors at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.


Lady Devils stand at (2-2). It will be an interested match up against for the boys as they will be battling against the Warriors for the league title.


Here are some of the results from both of the meets.


Girls Results


3rd Place Heather Murphy (10.51)


55m Dash

1st Place Grace Hanafin (7.69)

1 Mile  

3rd Place Molly Shannon (6:36.31)

Shot Put

2nd Place Brooke Bibbo (29’ 3 1⁄2

High Jump

3rd Place Liz Breiby/Devin Ralston 4’2 (ties for 3rd)


2nd Place Liz Breiby (1:50.01)


No wins


3rd Place Winnie Sekyaya (46.04)


Long jump

1st Place Winnie Sekyaya (15’ 10 1⁄2)

3rd Place Grace Hanafin (14’ 3 1⁄2”)

2 Mile

No wins


No wins

4 x400

No wins


Boys Results

55M Hurdle

1st Place Junior Joe Mitchell- 9.01

2nd Place Senior Thomas McIninch- 9.10

3rd Place Junior Cam Noonan- 9.55

55 Meter Dash

1st Place- Junior Matt Pinkham- 7.13

3rd Place- Thomas Mcininch 7.30


1 Meter

1st Place- Junior james Johnson- 4:47.49

2nd Place- Freshman Patrick Gray- 5:03.10

High Jump

1st Place- Junior Matt Pinkham 5’4

2nd Place- Senior Ryan Devereaux 5’4

600 Meter

1st Place- Junior Sean Theurer- 1:30.32

2nd Place- Senior Doug Bibbo- 1:30.44

3rd Place- Junior Jonathan Wolinski- 1:31.61


1000 Meter

1st Place- Senior Ricky Healey- 2:48.99

3rd Place- Junior Richard Cromwell- 2:53.90


Shot Put

1st Place- Senior Chris Jones- 39’ 3 ½

3rd Place-Senior Colby Walzer- 36’4


300 Meter

1st Place- Junior John Peterson- 39.51

3rd Place- Junior Joe Mitchell- 39.87


Long Jump

1st Place- Senior Rojit Gurung- 18’ 2.5”

2nd Place- Junior Alex Keane- 17’ 9.5”

3rd Place- Hayden Mattson- 17’ 7”

2 Meter

2nd Place Sophomore Paul Conti- 10:36.56

3rd Place Junior Jack Giles- 11:21.86

4x200M Relay

1st Place- Burlington- 1:41.32

4x400M Relay

1st Place- Burlington- 3:54.01



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