The Winter Sports season came to an end for some Red Devils teams while others had a chance to punch their way into a playoff spot.
First we will begin with boys and girls basketball teams.
The boys finished their final game of the regular season at Wakefield Memorial by taking on the Warriors. The game came down to the wire, as the team managed to go up by three by the end of regulation; with a final score of 53-50 Burlington. Although the team started off the year with a (3-1) record, they had their ups and downs during the season with new opponents and divisional matchups. The boys end the year with an (11-9) record, which did not lead to a playoff run.
The Lady Devils had a tough time on the court this season as well, but they went out with a win against the Wakefield Warriors on Thursday night. Senior Madison Lebaron had an excellent game for herself as she scored a career high of 17 points in the first period for Burlington. In the end the final score 38-36 Burlington.
The girls headed into the season with a (3-2) record, but the team started to decline after getting defeated by Reading Memorial 56-22 in early January. Burlington was not able to acquire a playoff spot this season and they end the year with 7 wins and 11 losses.
On Sunday, the Boys Track and Field team traveled to the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury to face off in the MIAA Divisional Championship. Four Burlington athletes earned themselves medals. Rishabh Prakash won his fourth overall MIAA Championship in the mile with a time of 4 minutes, 24 seconds and 39 tenths of a second.
Christian Boyadjiev finished fourth in the 1,000 meters at 2 minutes, 35 seconds and 24 tenths of a second. Boyadjiev qualified for the All States meet as a wild card.
Senior Andrew Woods finished third in the shot put with a throw of 46 feet and 6 inches.
Kenan Wilson finished the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, enough to earn the sixth spot in the competition.
The track and field team will be attending the MIAA All State Meet Championship this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Prakash, Boyadjiev, Woods and Wilson are all qualified for the MIAA All State Championship.
The boys wrestling team went to the Division II North Sectionals on Friday evening. The Red Devils finished in 7th place in the Division 2 States.
Four Red Devils sophomores were the only Burlington wrestlers to come out with victories. In the 106 weight class, Zack Soda came in first place; while his brother Cam finished in second place in the 113 weight class. 120 weight class contender Joe Perna finished in 5th place overall. 126 weight class contender Ryan McGilivray finished in 8th place.
Finally, we head on over to the Burlington Ice Palace, where there was a lot of action on the ice.
On Saturday the girls faced off against the Melrose Red Raiders in an attemtp to end the season with a win. Unfortunately, the Lady Devils couldn’t find a way to come out on top as they lost to the Red Raiders 6-2.
With a mixture of middle school and high school teammates, the girls are looking to build for future seasons after ending this year with a 0-20 record.
The Boys Varsity Ice Hockey team finished a wild game on Saturday evening against the Melrose Red Raiders. This was a crucial game for both sides as the winner would become the Middlesex Freedom Division Champs. Fortunately, Burlington came into this one ready to play.
Seniors and forwards Conor Quinlan and Mitchell Maida each made goals in the first period to give the Devils a 2-0 lead. Melrose Sophomores Quinn McCarthy and Charlie Haggerty responded by scoring goals to tie the game up for Melrose 2-2.
As the second period neared its end, Quinlan gave the Red Devils the lead back with a score of 3-2.
Burlington’s defense did not allowed any points in the third quarter to the Red Raiders. In the end, the Boys Hockey team once again won the Middlesex Freedom Division Title.
The Burlington Red Devils lost on Tuesday night in the first round of the Cahoon Tournament against Framingham 3-1. The team will play Medford at the Burlington Ice Palace on Thursday night.