October 21 2019

Red Devil Wrap-Up

By: Robert Parris

A couple of Burlington High Teams are still playing their final meets and games this past week.

 

The Girls Varsity Swimming team traveled to the State Championship this past weekend. There were multiple of relays and freestyle the Red Devils qualified in.

 

200 Yard Medley Relay:

Chloe Poles, Allison Sciarratta, Judy Desmond and Syd Hovasse

Final time- 02:08.23 Number of Points given: 8


50 Yard Freestyle

Chloe Poles- Final time: 27.00


100 Yard Butterfly

Judy Desmond- Final time: 01:08.02


200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Chloe Poles, Allison Sciarratta, Kalatchev Radina and Judy Desmond

Final time 01:48.19 Number of Points given: 8


400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Chloe Poles, Molly Shannon, Allison Sciarratta and Judy Desmond

Final time- 04:05.71 Number of Points given: 10

 

In the end, the Lady Devils came in at 14th place in the State Championship. The girls score only 32 points out of 17 school districts.


However, there was one word that described this season, “Leadership”.

 

“This season has been marked by leadership,” Head Coach Rachel Gould said. “We have captains who take responsibility and younger swimmers who have stepped up to make sure that everyone knows what is going on and having a great time.”


The girls also received the MIAA Sportsmanship award as well.

 

“The award is just icing on a great season,” she said. “Four wins is a lot for a swim team in a town with no pool.”

 

BHS Junior James Johnson headed to Gardner Municipal Golf Course where he competed in the Cross Country State Championship. Johnson finished with a time of 16 minutes and 34 seconds during the Boys 5K run. Congrats to James on a fantastic end to the season.

 

Burlington Red Devils Football headed to Dracut High School to take on Middies on Friday, November 15th. The game was a consolation match up for both of the teams.

 

1st Quarter: 64 Yard touchdown run and a 2 point conversion for Dracut 8-0. 

 53 Yard Touchdown Pass from Burlington Quarterback Kyhle Pena as he found Shawn Pinkham for a Red Devil Touchdown. 

 

PAT was good and Dracut was leading by one. 8-7.

 

Two more touchdowns were made by the Middles, making the score 22-7.


At the end of the first quarter, the score was already getting out of hand, as Burlington was down by 15. 22-7.


2nd Quarter: Another Touchdown and a two point conversion for Dracut 30-14.

 

Burlington did recover an onside side kick by the Middies. Getting the recovery, the Red Devils put more points up on the board 30-20 Dracut.


Before halftime, Dracut got another touchdown and two point conversion making the score 38-20 at the half.  The Middies did receive the ball in the third quarter, once again Dracut had another touchdown and two point conversion, 44-20.

 

Red Devils Running Back John Hurley gave Burlington a little hope as he scored a touchdown cutting the score by 18. 44-26 Dracut.


Dracut couldn’t contain themselves as they scored another touchdown 52-26.


Running Back John Hurley was back at it, but this time he ran for a 55 yard touchdown. The Red Devils were down by 20 at the time. 52-32.

Burlington had one more touchdown in the 4th quarter as QB Khyle Pena threw to Wide Receiver Shawn Pinkham for a 66 yard touchdown pass. 52-39.


With minutes to go in the 4th, Dracut was not showing good sportsmanship at all, as they went for another touchdown. They even tried to go for a two point conversion, but failed.


The game was a very lopsided affair to say the least, your final score was 58-39 Dracut.

 

Burlington will be back at home on November 28th (Thanksgiving Day) to take on the Lexington Minutemen at BHS Varsity Field. The game will kick off at 10:15 a.m.

 

 


Below was written on 11/18/2019

 

The playoffs are still happening at BHS and we have some scoop.

 

Boys and Girls Cross Country:

 

The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to Wrentham Development Center on Saturday, November 9th where they competed in the East Division 3 State Championship. Their were a wide variety of Burlington Boys and Girls who competed in the 5K Run.

 

Burlington Girls:

Junior Colleen McMakin- 22:03.84

 

Freshman Grace Hanafin- 22:11.55

 

Sophomore Madison Bowdin- 22:25.78

 

Freshman Jessica Wells-22:42.71

 

Junior Paige Giordano- 26:16.33

 

Sophomore Alexis Rigolini- 27:00.03

 

Sophomore Sophia Wojtazszek- 28:46.39

 

The girls were ranked 21 out of 22 other schools and the total time was at 1:55:40.21 and there average time was at 23:08.05.

 

Burlington Boys:

 

Junior James Johnson – 16:08.47

 

Senior Ricky Healey- 17:07.12

 

Senior Richard Vittum- 17:37.26

 

Freshman Patrick Gray- 17:42.55

 

Sophomore Paul Conti- 17:59.33

 

Junior Richard Cromwell- 18:16.42

 

Senior Doug Bibbo 18:16.42

 

The men were ranked 12 out of 27 during the final score chart. The total time for the Red Devils 1:26:34.73 and the average time for the boys were 17:18.95.

 

 

Although the boys did not come out as one the top place, Junior James Johnson advanced to the All State Meet in Gardner Massachusetts on Saturday, November 16th.


Girls Swimming:

 

The Girls Swimming team headed to the Fall North Sectionals last week at Boston University. There were a number of girls who competed in various events.

 

200 Yard Medley Relay

Chloe Poles, Allison Sciarratta, Judy Desmond and Syd Hovasse

Seeded at 2:10.70, Final time: 2:05.84 and scored four points

 

50 Yard Freestyle

Junior Chloe Poles- Seeded at 27.04, Final Time: 26.60 and scored zero points

 

100 Yard Butterfly

Senior Judy Desmond- Seeded at 1:08.49, Final Time: 1:08.18 and scored zero points

 

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Chloe Poles, Molly Shannon, Radina Kalatchev, and Allison Sciarratta- Seeded at 1:58.14, Final Time: 1:51.57 and scored zero points.

 

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Chloe Poles, Radina Kalatchev, Allison Sciarratta and Judy Desmond- Seeded at 4:05.57, Final Time: 4:06.15 and scored 6 points.

 

Lastly, the girls were ranked 16 out of 18 schools in the Sectionals. The Lady Devils finished the meet with a total of only 14 points.

 

However, Junior Chloe Poles did qualify for the State Championship for her performance in the 50 Yard Freestyle.

 

 

Football:

The Burlington Football team had a non playoff game against the North Reading Hornets on Friday, November 8th at Varsity Field. The game was very close throughout the entirety.

 

First Quarter:

Quarterback Kyhle Pena ran it in for a one yard TD. 7-0 Burlington

North Reading answered with a touchdown and failed the two point conversion. 7-6 Burlington

 

Second Quarter:

Wide Receiver Jack Keller got another touchdown for the Hornets. North Reading failed the two point conversion. 12-7 Hornets.

Kyhle Pena ran it in again for the Red Devils 13-12 North Reading.

 

13-12 HALF

 

Third Quarter:

Once again Wide Receiver Jack Keller had a third yard touchdown to get the Hornets up a little higher. The two point conversion was failed as well, 20-13 Hornets.

 

Fourth Quarter:

This is where things got really interesting for both of the teams.

Kyhle Pena ran it in a third time for the Red Devils, who tied the game up at 20.

Running Back Greg Demetri ran all the way down to the end zone for North Reading 27-20 Hornets.

 

Now it was decision time for Burlington, Kyhle Pena threw a big 46 yard touchdown pass to Wide Receiver Shawn Pinkham. The point after attempt was blocked by North Reading. 27-26.

 

The Red Devils attempted a successful onside kick. However, that didn’t go anywhere as Pena threw an interception to a North Reading defender.

 

Wide Receiver Jack Keller went down the field for a 60 yard touchdown, ending the game.

 

Final 34-26 North Reading

The Burlington Red Devils will have a non playoff game in Dracut to take on the Middies on Friday, November 15th.

 

Below was written on 11/6/2019


Burlington High Fall Sports headed to the Playoffs this past week. Let's see how they did.

 

Girls Volleyball:

 

Girls Volleyball took on the East Boston Jets on Halloween at the BHS Gym during the first round of the MIAA North Division 2 Volleyball Tournament. Lady Devils finished the season with a record of (16-4) and were ranked number 6 in the playoff bracket.


East Boston was ranked number 11 on the bracket and finished with a record of (11-5). The Lady Devils did go home happy on All Hallows Eve, as they shutout the Jets 3-0.


On Monday, November 4th Burlington headed to Danvers High School to take on the Falcons in the Quarter Finals of the playoffs. Danvers was ranked at number 3 and finished the season undefeated at (20-0).


The Lady Devils suffered a 3-1 loss in the game, ending there season in Danvers. Although it was a loss, Head Coach Cassandra Blum was proud of there accomplishments from that evening.

 

"We knew going into this game it was going to be tough," Head Coach Cassandra Blum said. "They are undefeated on the season and we had our work cut out for us," she said.


"The girls battled really strong the whole time, we were in it the whole time and took one game away from them," she said."I am really proud the girls came and brought a fight," she said. " We were not able to secure the win, but I am really proud of the work they did during the game." 

 

Congratulations to the girls on a great 2019 season.

 

Swimming: 

 

The Girls Swim team had there final regular season meet on Friday, November 1st against the Billerica Indians at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. The Lady Devils lost the meet 90-78. However, there were some individual winners from the meet. 

 

"Billerica's co-ed team beat our ladies, but we had a great senior meet," Head Coach Rachel Gould said.


"Chloe Poles qualified for sectionals in her 50 yard freestyle and Kelly Gonzalez got a personal record in her 50 yard backstroke with a time just under 2 minutes.”


The girls season is over head, they will be heading to the MIAA Fall North Sectionals on Sunday, November 10th at Boston University. They also will be heading to the State Championship later in November.

 

Cheering:

The Lady Devils Cheering team defending their league title on Wednesday evening during the Middlesex League Championship at Reading High School. Results from the evening will be written later today.

 

Football:


The Burlington Red Devils headed to the Quarter Finals of the MIAA North Division 4 Football Tournament on Friday, November 1st. The team faced off against the Melrose Red Raiders at Fred Green Memorial Field. At the time Melrose was undefeated in the bracket at (7-0) and ranked at number one in the bracket.


Burlington was ranked number 8 in the bracket and finished the season at (3-4). For more about the game you can click here for the highlights.


Burlington has been eliminated from the playoffs and will be facing the North Reading Hornets on Friday night at Varsity Field. The game will be a non-playoff game.

 

Boys/Girls Cross Country:


The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams are heading to the Division 3 State Championship this Saturday in Wrentham. The girls finished the season at (1-5) while the boys finished the season at (5-1). 

 

A number of students from both teams will be running during the races.


“I have seven kids running this year,” Boys Head Coach Matt Carr said. “Junior James Johnson certainly in the mix to win it.”


Although it wasn’t a winning season, girls Head Coach Christina DiCroce are excited to see the girls run in the Wrentham.


“Our big hope is that everyone will get a Personal best at the meet,” Head Coach DiCroce said. “Seven girls will be running in Wrentham, Madison Bowden, Grace Hanafin, Paige Giordano, Alexis Rigolini, Colleen McMakin, Jessica Wells and Sofia Wojtaszesk”


Finally, both coaches are looking to finish this season on a high note.


“Team wise, we are looking to finish in the top two to advance to all states, but it will be quite an accomplishment,” Carr said.


 “The girls are looking forward to the climate difference and once last chance at getting a personal best,” Dicroce said.

 

Basketball:


Two BHS Alumni will be beginning the College Basketball Season.


Mike DeMartinis who is a Sophomore at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and he did great his freshmen year. DeMartinis graduated from the class of 2017 at BHS.


During high school, he scored 1,086 for the BHS Varsity Basketball team. As for his college career, he averaged 8 points per game and appeared in all 26 contests. DeMartinis was named the MASCAC rookie of the week after averaging a 17 point per game in the season opening tournament.Congratulations to Mike and continued success.


Mariano Rodriguez is a Freshman at UMass Boston and will begin his career next week. Rodriguez graduated this year from BHS and is looking forward to starting his career at a college level. Good luck to Mariano at UMASS.

 





Articles below were written on 10/28/2019


Burlington Playoffs are setting the stage this week as the Regular Fall Sports seasons are over.


Girls Volleyball: 


Girls Varsity Volleyball ended there season at Woburn High School where they clashed with the Tanners on Monday evening. The Freshman, JV, and Varsity all lost to Woburn in close games. The girls final record for the regular season was (16-4). The girls lost to Winchester early in the season, they lost to Melrose, Wakefield and Woburn near the end of the season. However, the girls will be hosting the East Boston Jets in the First round of the MIAA Girls Volleyball Division 2 playoff tournament on Halloween at BHS. 



Girls Swimming: 

Lady Devil Swim team had there second to last regular season meet on Monday, October 28th at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, as they versed the Mount Alverina Mustangs. The Lady Devils had a number of the swimmers that came in first place.


200 Yard Medley Relay:

Chloe Poles, Allie Sciarratta, Judy Desmond and Lindsay Bullard- 1st Place- 2:10:75


200 Yard Freestyle:

Molly Shannon- 1st Place- 2:31:32

Rachel Gainn- 2nd Place- 2:44:41

Cassidy Meyer- 6th Place- 2:52:75



200 Yard Ind. Medley-

Syd Hovasse- 1st Place- 2:59:91

Lily Algeri- 2nd Place- 3:04:64

Veronica Valentin- 6th Place- 3:18:75


50 Yard Freestyle

Chloe Poles- 2nd Place- 27.88

Allie Sciarratta- 3rd Place- 29.20

Sam Murphy- 6th-Place- 32.22



100 Yard Butterfly

Judy Desmond- 1st Place- 1:10:41

Jackie Damatto-2nd Place- 1:33:07

Olivia Perry- 6th Place- 1:32:78


100 Yard Freestyle

Lindsay Bullock- 1st Place- 1:06:47

Kendall Tremblay- 4th Place- 1:13:02

Katelyn Conley- 5th Place- 1:15:75



500 yard Freestyle

Reece McLean- 2nd Place- 6:38.6

Caroline Sciannatta- 3rd Place- 2:58.1

Piper Ladd- 5th Place- 8:33.66


200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Allie Sciannatta, Syd Hovasse, Molly Shannon and Judy Desmond- 1st Place- 1:59.84

Lily Algeri, Elena Latsis, Rachel Gavin Katelyn Conley- 3rd Place- 2:19.81

Molly Moroney, Sam Murphy, Nate Carey and Sophia Meimins- 4th Place- 2:38.94


100 Yard Back Stroke

Chloe Poles- 2nd Place- 1:11.65

Nina Buongiorno- 3rd Place- 1:17.56

Jackie Damatto- 4th Place- 1:21.81


100 Yard Breast Stroke

Allie Sciarratta- No place- 1:24.65

Molly Shannon- No Place- 1:22.53 

Sophia Meimaris- No Place- 1:40.25


400 Yard Free Relay

Lindsay Bullock, Syd Hovasse, Recce McLean and Nina Buongiorno- No Place- 4:42.16

Carolina Sciarratta, Kendall Trembly, Olivia Perry, and Katelyn Conley No Place- 5:07.02

Veronica Valentin, Piper Ladd, Cassidy Myer, and Molly Moroney No Place- 5:48.32


The final score of the meet was 92-83 Burlington. Lady Devils went to the Middlesex League Championship Meet on Wednesday afternoon, and will be having another meet on Friday to take on the Billerica Indians. 


Boys/Girls Cross Country: 


The Boys and Girls Varsity Track teams traveled to the Woburn Country Club where they had the Middlsex League Championship on Monday, October 28th. A wide variety of teams participated from the conference.


(1st Race) Junior James Johnson   third place at a time of 16 minutes and 11 seconds.


(Second Race) 7th place-Senior Ricky Healey  17 minutes and 39 seconds. 


 8th place-Freshman Patrick Gray 17 minutes and 42 seconds.


(Third Race) 10th Place-Senior Ricky Vittum-18 minutes and 4 seconds. 


(4th Race)5th Place-Junior Richard Cromwell-18 minutes and 10 seconds. 


The boys and girls will be heading to the league championship on Saturday, November 9th.



Football:

The Red Devil Football team had their final regular season game against the Stoneham Spartans at Varsity Field on Friday, October 25th. At the time, Burlington was (3-3) and Stoneham was (4-2).


In the first Quarter, Running Back John Hurley ran it in to get the first points on the board for the Red Devils. 6-0.However, Stoneham quickly answered with a touchdown by Quarterback Deshaun Chase. 7-6.


Later on, Victor Fernandes on Stoneham made his way into the endzone for the Spartans. 13-6. In the second Quarter, Quarterback Kyhle Pena threw an 11 yard touchdown 13-13.


The spartans would get another touchdown a little later. Kyhle Pena would find Shawn Pinkham for a 50 yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter.


By half time the score was out of hand, as they devils were down by 17. 37-20. A couple of touchdowns were made by the Spartans late in the third quarter. The game ended in a blowout of 56-20 Stoneham.


However, Burlington snuck into the playoffs at (3-4) and ranked number 8th seed. They will be traveling to take on the undefeated Melrose Red Raiders again on Friday, November 1st Melrose finished the regular season at (7-0). 






Below was written on 10/28/2019


Girls Swimming:

The Burlington Swim team have just two games left before their season comes to a close. On Monday they will be versing the Mount Alvernia Mustangs at home at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. They will have their final game on Friday afternoon, as they take on the Billerica Indians. 


Girls Volleyball: 

The Girls Volleyball Team will finish out the regular season with the Woburn Tanners on Monday afternoon. They have been qualified for the MIAA Playoff Tournament in early October when their record was (10-1). The schedule for the MIAA Volleyball Playoffs will be out soon. Check back here to see where and when the girls will play. 



Football:

The Red Devil Football team had their final regular season game against the Stoneham Spartans at Varsity Field on Friday, October 25th. At the time, Burlington was (3-3) and Stoneham was (4-2).


In the first Quarter, Running Back John Hurley ran it in to get the first points on the board for the Red Devils. 6-0.However, Stoneham quickly answered with a touchdown by Quarterback Deshaun Chase. 7-6.


Later on, Victor Fernandes on Stoneham made his way into the endzone for the Spartans. 13-6. In the second Quarter, Quarterback Kyhle Pena threw an 11 yard touchdown 13-13.


The spartans would get another touchdown a little later. Kyhle Pena would find Shawn Pinkham for a 50 yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter.


By half time the score was out of hand, as they devils were down by 17. 37-20. A couple of touchdowns were made by the Spartans late in the third quarter. The game ended in a blowout of 56-20 Stoneham.


However, Burlington snuck into the playoffs at (3-4) and ranked number 8th seed. They will be traveling to take on the undefeated Melrose Red Raiders again on Friday, November 1st Melrose finished the regular season at (7-0). 


Girls Varsity Field Hockey: 

The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team headed to Bedford to finish off the regular season, as they took on the Buccanneers on Friday, October 25th. The girls lost a close one by a score of 2-1.


The goal was made by Jolene Russo (Assisted by Morgan Arrigo). The Lady Devils have been eliminated from the playoffs and finished (6-12-2).


Girls JV also traveled to Bedford as well and they got the job done with a 4-0 win over Bedford. Goals there were made by Addy Jay (2), Fiona Noone (1), and Ella Grzelak (1). 




Girls/Boys Soccer: 

On Friday, October 25th the Boys and Girls Soccer teams had their final regular season game at home verses the Wakefield Warriors. Both of the teams didn't get the win that they hoped for.


The boys tied the Warriors 1-1, while the girls lost 5-1 in there match up. Both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention, the girls finished (1-14-2) and the boys finished at (1-15-2).


Both of the teams will have time during the off season to rebuilld. 



Below was written on 10-25-2019


BHS Fall Sports Teams are slowing winding down their regular season games.




Field Hockey:

The girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Field Hockey teams both traveled to Wakefield on Thursday afternoon take on the Warriors. The JV ended their season with a 3-0 win over Wakefield. Goals in that game were made by Addy Jay (2) and Fiona Noone (1). However, Varsity did not win against the Warriors, as they got defeated 6-1. One goal was made by Anna Otis (Assisted by Ranya Paul) in that game. Junior Varsity ended their season on Thursday against Wakefield. Girls Varsity still has one more regular season game on Friday afternoon against the Bedford Buccanneers at Varsity Field. 




Below was written on 10-24-2019


Volleyball: 

The Girls traveled to Melrose to take on the Red Raiders on Wednesday evening. During the first set Burlington won that match 25-18. This is were the Red Raiders stepped it up on their offense and defense. Melrose beat the Red Devils 25 to 22 in sets 2 and 3.Unfortunately, the team ended it’s long win streak that evening after Melrose defeated Burlington 3-1. During thThe team will travel to Wakefield to take on the Warriors on Friday evening. The Lady Devils are (16-2) in the conference.



Boys and Girls Soccer:

The boys were back at home on Wednesday evening to take on the Melrose Red Raiders at the Marshall Simonds Middle School Brush Field. Both Varsity and JV lost to Melrose in a 1-0 shutout. Both Varsity and JV will be having their final regular season game against the Wakefield Warriors on Friday afternoon me evening. The Girls Varsity Soccer team had a home meet against the Melrose Red Raiders as well. The team didn’t do so well, as they were shutout 2-0. They will be back at home against the Wakefield Warriors on Friday afternoon.



Volleyball: 

The Girls Varsity Volleyball traveled to Watertown to take on the Red Raiders on Monday evening. The Lady Devils are on a roll this year as they continue their winnning streak. The girls beat the Red Raiders in a 3-0 shutout. They are currently (16-1) on their conference and are qualified for the MIAA Playoff Tournament. They will be traveling to Melrose to visit the Red Raiders on Wednesday evening. 




Below was written on 10-23-2019


Swimming: 


The Girls Swim team is back from hiatus, as they traveled to Boston to take on the Boston Latin Wolfpacks. The team did not come out in the victory in that one, but Senior Judy Desmond qualified for States after her performance in the 100 yard butterfly. The Girls will be having another meet on Wednesday afternoon against the Woburn Tanners. 


Girls Field Hockey:


Girls Field Hockey traveled to Melrose on Tuesday, October 23 to take on the Red Raiders at Fred Green Memorial Field. The Lady Devils did manage to get one goal by Sophomore Jolene Russo (Assisted by Senior Morgan Arrigo), but the outcome wasn't a win. Instead, the girls ended the game in a tie of 1-1 with the Red Raiders. With this tie, the Lady Devils fall to (6-10-2) on the season. However, Junior Varisty got a win over Melrose, 2-1. Burlington goals were made by Addy Jay and Mia Lauder. Both of the teams will be traveling to face the Wakefield Warriors on Thursday afternoon. 


Boys/Girls Cross Country:

The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams headed down to Victory Field to face the Watertown Red Raiders on Tuesday afternoon. The boys came out with a victory of 18-45 in favor of the Red Raiders. Running for the first time on the Varsity team were Freshman Rithikh Prakash and Sophomore Antohny Minichiello. Both gentlemen finished at 1st and 2nd place. Here are some of the results from yesterdays victory. 


1st Place- Freshman Rithikh Prakash- 17:10

2nd Place-  Sophomore Anthony Minichiello- 17:15

4th Place- Junior Kevin Carnes- 17:46

5th Place- Senior Joe Vigliotta- 18:02

6th Place- Sophomore Quinn Mattson-18:03

7th Place-Senior Luke McCarthy- 18:04

8th Place- Junior Cole Capobianco- 18:07

9th Place- Sophomore Justin Kelly- 19:37

10th Place- Junior Alex Piscatelli- 19:20

12th Place- Freshman Jack Kelley- 19:37

13th Place- Sophomore Christian Tagliamonte- 19:54

18th Place- Freshman Scott Bottiglio- 20:10

19th Place- Freshman Dakota Ellis- 20:32

20th Place- Freshman Mihir Balsara- 21:52

22nd Place- Senior Colby Walzer- 36:37 


Lady Devils Cross Country had their final regular season against the Watertown Red Raiders as well. The girls didi very well as they came out of that one, in a victory of 19-42. They finish the regular season at (1-5) in their conference. Here are some of the results from yesterdays victory. 

 

1st Place- Sophomore Casey Collins- 19:39

3rd Place- Freshman Grace Hanafin- 19:56

4th Place- Junior Colleen McMakin- 20:02

5th Place- Sophomore Madison Bowden- 21:19

6th Place- Freshman Jessica Wells- 21:39

7th Place- Sophomore Kaitlyn Carney- 22:03

10th Place- Sophomore Alexis Rigolini- 23:40

11th Place- Junior Paige Giordano- 24:44

12th Place- Junior Alison Illidge- 24:54

16th Place- Sophomore Sofia Wojtazek- 28:07


As for playoffs, Cross Country has no playoff contentions. However, both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams will have the Middlesex League Freedom Division Meet on Monday afternoon. 


Boys Soccer:

Freshman Soccer headed to Fred Green Memorial Field to take on the Melrose Red Raiders on Tuesday afternoon. Burlington defeated the Red Raiders in a 2-0 shutout. The current record for the Freshman are (8-2-3). They will have their final regular season game at Landrigan Field where they will take on the Wakefield Warriors on Thursday afternoon. 


Golf:

The Boys Golf Tournament was in the Division 2 North Golf Tournament on Monday, October 21. The tournament was held at the Far Corner Golf Fox Course in West Boxford, MA. During the tournament, Sean Malone and Trevor Janis both socred the same total points at 81. Both boys also had the same number of strokes (to par) at +9. 






Articles below written on 10/21/2019


Girls and Boys Soccer:

On Friday, October 18 Girls Varsity Soccer had a home game against the Melrose Red Raiders at the Marshall Simonds Middle School Brush Field.


Neither team had a chance to score any points, as the game ended in a tie nothing to nothing. The Lady Devils will be staying home for another game against the Melrose Red Raiders on Wednesday afternoon.


While the Lady Devils hosted the Red Raiders, the boys paid a visit to Victory Field and took on Watertown as well. The Red Devils suffered a shutout against the Red Raiders 3-0.


The boys will be back at home to face the Melrose Red Raiders on Wednesday night.


Football:


The Red Devil Football team traveled down Lynn Fells Parkway to take on Melrose at Fred Green Memorial Field. At the time, Burlington was 3-2 while the Red Raiders were (5-0).


During the First Quarter William Pesce ran it in for a three yd touchdown to give the Red Raiders the lead. 7-0. When it was Burlington’s possession, Quarterback Kyhle Pena found Wide Receiver Shawn Pinkham for a 14 yard Red Devils touchdown. The extra point was no good. 7-6 Melrose. 


During the Second Quarter, Chris Cusolito ran it in for a six yard touchdown. 14-6 Melrose. When the Red Devils started the next series,things took a turn, as Pena threw an interception. That interception gave Melrose another opportunity to get points, which they did.


By the end of the half, the score was out of proportions as the Red Raiders were leading by 12 points. 28-6. At the start of the third quarter, Melrose ran it down the field as Chris Cusolito had a lot of room for a 42 yd. touchdown run. 35-6.


Near the end of the fourth Quarter, the score was 49-6. Burlington didn’t give up, as Quarterback Kyhle Pena found Wide Receiver Shawn Pinkham for a 34 yd. Touchdown pass. Running Back John Hurley ran it in for the 2 point conversion.


The final score was 49-14 Melrose. The Burlington Red Devils will have their final regular season game at home on Friday night against the Stoneham Spartans at Varsity Field. The Red Devils are (3-3) on the season and the Spartans are (4-2). Check out the highlights here.


Girls Field Hockey:

On Saturday, October 19th the Lady Devils Field Hockey team had a home game against the Bedford Buccaneers at Varsity Field. The girls did very well, as the outscored their opponent in a 4-0 shutout.


Goals in that game were made by, Senior Kiera Murphy (Assisted by Senior Katie Collina), Senior Grace Calandrella (Assisted by Senior Morgan Arrigo), Sophomore Jolene Russo (Assisted by Morgan Arrigo), and Katie Collina (Assisted by Senior Rayna Paul.)


The Lady Devils will travel to Melrose to take on the Red Raiders at Fred Green Memorial Field on Tuesday afternoon.


Volleyball:


The Girls Varsity Volleyball team have already clinched their division back in the beginning of October. They faced their rivals the Stoneham Spartans on Thursday, October 17th for their final regular season home game. 


 The Lady Devils defeated the Spartans in a 3-0 shutout. The team will travel to Watertown to take on the Red Raiders on Monday evening. Burlington leads the division at (15-1).


Girls/Boys Cross Country:


Boys and Girls Cross Country had their final regular season home game against the Wilmington Wildcats on Tuesday, October 15th.  


Boys defeated Wilmington 25-30. The Red Devils move to (4-1) in the conference and the girls plummet down to (0-5). There were a number of wins for the Boys Cross Country: 


1st place Junior James Johnson- 15:45

3rd place- Senior Ricky Healey- 16:25

6th place- Sophomore Paul Conti- 16:59

7th place- Freshman Patrick Gray- 16:59

8th place- Junior Richard Cromwell- 17:08

11th place- Senior Doug Bibbo- 17:20

12th place- Senior Richard Vittum- 17:27

13th place- Junior Jonathan Wolinski 17:29

15th place- Junior Jack Giles- 17:32

17th place- Freshman Rithikh Prakash- 17:50

18th place- Sophomore Anthony Minichiello- 18:10

19th place- Sophomore Benjamin Kirabo- 18:23

21st place- Sophomore Quinn Mattson- 18:50

22nd place- Junior Kevin Carnes- 19:00

25th place- Sophomore Justin Kelly- 19:20


Both the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams will be back next Tuesday afternoon in Watertown to take on the Red Raiders in their final regular season game.

 

Swimming:

During their Girls Varsity Swimming previous meet on October 3rd, the Girls Varsity Swim team traveled to Wakefield to take on the Warriors.


Unfortunately, the Girls suffered a big loss on the season 100-62.The Lady Devils haven’t had a meet since they versed Wakefield.


They will be back on Tuesday afternoon as they travel to Boston to take on the Boston Latin Wolfpacks on Tuesday evening. You can check out that Player Spotlight here. 

 

 
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