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.
3rd Place Heather Murphy (10.51)
1st Place Grace Hanafin (7.69)
3rd Place Molly Shannon (6:36.31)
2nd Place Brooke Bibbo (29’ 3 1⁄2
3rd Place Liz Breiby/Devin Ralston 4’2 (ties for 3rd)
2nd Place Liz Breiby (1:50.01)
3rd Place Winnie Sekyaya (46.04)
1st Place Winnie Sekyaya (15’ 10 1⁄2)
3rd Place Grace Hanafin (14’ 3 1⁄2”)
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
1st Place- Junior james Johnson- 4:47.49
2nd Place- Freshman Patrick Gray- 5:03.10
1st Place- Junior Matt Pinkham 5’4
2nd Place- Senior Ryan Devereaux 5’4
1st Place- Junior Sean Theurer- 1:30.32
2nd Place- Senior Doug Bibbo- 1:30.44
3rd Place- Junior Jonathan Wolinski- 1:31.61
1st Place- Senior Ricky Healey- 2:48.99
3rd Place- Junior Richard Cromwell- 2:53.90
1st Place- Senior Chris Jones- 39’ 3 ½
3rd Place-Senior Colby Walzer- 36’4
1st Place- Junior John Peterson- 39.51
3rd Place- Junior Joe Mitchell- 39.87
1st Place- Senior Rojit Gurung- 18’ 2.5”
2nd Place- Junior Alex Keane- 17’ 9.5”
3rd Place- Hayden Mattson- 17’ 7”
2nd Place Sophomore Paul Conti- 10:36.56
3rd Place Junior Jack Giles- 11:21.86
1st Place- Burlington- 1:41.32
1st Place- Burlington- 3:54.01
Written on 1/7/2020
Lots of teams battled it out this past weekend and we have the scoop of BHS Winter Sports.
The Boys and Girls Basketball teams held a home game against the Wilmington Wildcats on Friday, January 3rd at BHS.
The boys finished the game by beating the Wildcats by 13 points. Stats from the game: Senior/Guard/Captain Kyle Inglis had 17 points, Senior/Forward/Captain Mike Melanson added 16 points and Junior/Guard Tyler Williams had12 points. The final score for the Red Devils was 61-48.
During the girls game, Senior Kelly Joyce had a career high for the evening with 18 pts, Junior Marina Callahan had 14 pts and Freshmen Alyvia Pena has 8 pts. Burlington won by a 12 point victory 47-36.
The girls have moved to (5-1) (3-1 in the Middlesex League). The boys are currently (7-1) in the conference.
Both of the teams will be back on Tuesday evening against the Winchester Sachems. Boys will be playing at BHS, while the girls will be playing at Winchester.
Boys wrestling had a big quad meet on Saturday, January 4th in Burlington. The first meet was against the Cambridge Falcons. Pins were made by Junior Ryan McGillivray, Sophomores Tim Vadnais and Adam Eldeeb.
A Major Decision was decided by the referee to Junior Cam Soda and Freshmen Jaden Alford. Forfeits were given to Juniors Zach Soda and Jack Laverty and Freshman Marcus Tucci. The Red Devils lost against the Falc0ns 49-18.
However, there were still two meets to go in the quad.
Next up was, the Winchester Sachems. Four pins were made by Burlington Athletes including, the Soda Twins (Cam and Zack), Junior Joe Perna, Ryan McGillivray and Sophomore Adam Vadnais. The boys lost by 18 points 48-30 Sachems.
Lastly, they had one more meet to go against the Chelmsford Lions. Only two pins were made by Juniors Joe Perna and Zack Soda.
Two decisions were made by the referee one was to Sophomore Adam Eldeeb and the other was a (3-2) decision to Junior Cam Soda in his rematch against Evan Kinney of Lowell.
Burlington goes to (4-4)on the season and they will be traveling to Melrose to take on the Red Raiders on Wednesday evening.
Boys/Girls Ice Hockey:
Boys and girls Ice Hockey had a division match up against the Wilmington Wildcats on Saturday, January 5th. Boys played at the Ice Palace after five away games.
In the first period, Peter Kourkoutas of Wilmington gave the Wildcats the first goal of the game 1-0. Junior/Forward Zack Auble tied the game up for the Red Devils at 1-1.
For the rest of the first and second period, the score stayed the same. As for the third period, both teams got the ball rolling again. Forward/Senior Cam Costa gave Burlington the lead 2-1. Forward/Junior Jack Jay finished with a goal to give the Red Devils the lead 3-1.
However, the Wildcats got a goal near the end of the third period. The final score was 3-2 Burlington. The boys move to (7-1) in the conference. They will be on the road to take on the Stoneham Spartans at the Stoneham Arena on Wednesday evening.
Lady Devils Hockey went to Ristuccia Memorial Arena where they met the Wilmington Wildcats. The girls lost 3-2 to the Wildcats and will be back on Wednesday evening against the Stoneham Spartans in Stoneham. The girls are now (2-4-1) on the season.
Below written on 1/3/2020
Some big wins and home openers occurred last night at BHS, BU and in Woburn.
The Girls Varsity Gymnastics team kicked off their season opener against the Tanners in Woburn. Captains and seniors Judy Desmond received an 8.4 on her performance on the vault and Kristen Harder had 8.5 points. A good start for the senior captains, however the team suffered their first loss of the year against the Tanners 134.45 to 125.80. The girls will be traveling to Arlington to take on the Spy Ponders on Tuesday evening.
Boys and Girls track took on a Middlesex League Meet against the Watertown Red Raiders on Thursday evening. Both teams were victorious against the Red Raiders. Lady Devils won big 77-23. The girls have improved to a (2-1) record in their conference. The boys won against the Red Raiders 75-25, they continue the season undefeated at (2-0-1). Here are some of the results from the boys meet.
55 Meter Hurdles:
1st Place: Senior Kenan Wilson-8.38
2nd Place: Junior Joe Mitchell-8.84
3rd Place: Senior Tom McIninch-8.91
55 Meter Dash:
2nd Place: Junior Alex Keane- 7.23
3rd Place: Senior Tom McIninch-7.29
1st Place: Junior James Johnson- 4:38.96
2nd Place: Senior Ricky Healey- 4:44.22
3rd Place: David Centoni- 5:37.14
1st Place: Senior Doug Bibbo- 1:29.05
3rd Place: Sophomore Paul Conti- 1:33.44
1st Place: Senior Chris Jones- 40’0
2nd Place: Junior Thomas Porter- 35’1
3rd Place: Junior Justin Sacca- 33’7 ½
2nd Place: Junior Jonathan Wolinkski- 2:51.17
1st Place: Senior Kenan Wilson- 6’0
2nd Place: Senior Ryan Devereaux- 5’2
1st Place: Junior Sean Theurer- 37.67
3rd Place: Junior Joe Mitchell-39.44
2nd Place: Senior Rojit Gurung- 18’8
1st Place: Freshman Patrick Gray- 11:06.70
2nd Place: Junior Richard Cromwell- 11:20.80
3rd Place: Junior Kevin Carnes- 11:39.59
4×200 Meter Relay:
1st Place: Burlington- 1:40.69
4×400 Meter Relay:
1st Place: 3:49.96
Both teams will be taking on the Melrose Red Raiders on Tuesday evening at Boston University Track and Tennis Center on Tuesday afternoon.
Burlington Red Devil Wrestling had a home meet against the Wilmington Wildcats on Thursday evening at the BHS Rubber Gym. The boys got a close win over the wildcats 31-27. The Red Devils are now (3-2) overall and (1-1) in the Middlesex League Freedom Division. Here are some of the results from the event.
WT. Class (195) – no contest
WT Class (220) – no contest
WT Class (285) – Dean Nalley of Wilmington- Forfeit
WT Class (106) – Luke Vitale of Wilmington- Forfeit
WT Class (113) Junior Zack Soda of Burlington- (Win by Fall) against Gabe DiSilva of Wilmington
WT Class (120) Junior Cam Soda of Burlington (Win by Fall) against Jacob Bernard of Wilmington
WT Class (126) Junior Joe Perna of Burlington (14-0) against Joe Ganley of Wilmington
WT Class (132) Shane Penney of Wilmington (Win by Fall) against Sophomore Nick Silva of Burlington
WT Class (138) Junior Ryan McGillivray of Burlington (Win by Fall) against Ryan Martin of Wilmington
WT Class (145) Dillon Clairico of Wilmington (Win by Fall) against Junior Jack Laferty of Burlington
WT Class (152) Sophomore Timmy Vadnais of Burlington (Win by Fall) against Nick Doyle of Wilmington
WT Class (160) Sophomore Adam Eldeeb of Burlington (11-9) against Steve Smolinksky of Wilmington
WT Class (170) Marcelo Misuaraca of Wilmington (10-4) against Freshmen Jaden Alford of Burlington
WT Class (182) No Contest
The Red Devils will have a quad meet against Cambridge Falcons, Winchester Sachems and the Chelmsford Lions on Saturday morning at BHS Wooden Gym.
Below Written on 1/2/2020
Two teams opened the new decade with a pair of games on New Year’s Day. The boys and girls varsity hockey teams headed to Stoneham Arena to take on the Wakefield Warriors.
Lady Devils were up first on the ice, two goals were made one by Junior/Forward Shea McDonald (assisted by Freshman/Defenseman Abby Sousa). The other goal was made late in the third period by Bella Hacker to tie the game.
However, overtime wasn’t enough for either of the teams as the game ended in a tie of 2-2. The Lady Devils now have a tie in the record column as, they go to (2-3-1). They will be taking on the Wilmington Wildcats on Saturday afternoon at Ristuccia Memorial Arena.
Right after the girls went home with a tie, the boys came in to see what they can do against the Warriors in their matchup. Things were looking up for Burlington as they took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period.
Goals in the first were made by Senior/Forward Cam Costa and Junior/Forward Zack Auble (Assisted by Junior/Forward Jack Jay). During the second period it was all Wakefield for goals, Matthew Moniz and Cam Souza tied up the game at the end of the second 2-2.
Now onto the third and final period, it was 2-2……. However, Junior/Forward Jack Jay put the Devils up another goal 3-2. A penalty by Wakefield gave Burlington a chance to score again on a power play and they did with Senior/Forward Ryan O’Halloran with a 4-2 lead.
Lastly, an empty net goal was made by Senior/Forward Cam Costa. The Red Devils won 5-2 in the blowout victory.
The team continues their winning streak up to 6 now as they move to (6-1) on the season. They will be back at home on Saturday afternoon to take on the Wilmington Wildcats.
One player on the team made his 100th career point on the team, Senior/Forward Ryan O’Halloran has been on the team since he was a freshman in 2016. Congratulations to Ryan and his legacy.
Photo Courtesy of Bob Conceison’s Red Devil Hockey Twitter
Other teams that played on Thursday were the boys/girls track taking on the Watertown Red Raiders at BU Track and Tennis Center, Girls Gymnastics (Season Opener) at Woburn and Boys Wrestling against Wilmington. Stay tuned for updates on these games.
Below was written on 12/31/2019
Burlington Red Devils headed to Henry Graff Jr. Memorial Skating Rink on Monday afternoon to take on the Newburyport Clippers. Goals in the first period were made by Sophomore/Defensemen Anthony Andriolo and Newburyport’s Ryan Archer. At the end of the first period it was a tie of 1-1.
During the second, Sophomore/Forward Sean Malone assisted Senior/Forward Cam Costa on a Red Devil Goal. 2-1 Burlington.Junior/Defensemen Colin Browne put the devils up 3-1. 3-1 was the score at the end of the second. Finally, the Clippers did manage to score a goal in the third while, Malone assisted Senior/Forward Ryan O’Halloran for a fourth goal.
The final in Newburyport as 4-2 Burlington. Red Devils will be back on New Year’s Day as they travel to the Stoneham Arena to face the Wakefield Warriors.
Lady Devils Basketball team had a home meet against the Waltham Hawks on Monday afternoon at BHS. The girls win by 11, the final score was 56-42 Burlington. The girls move to (4-1) and (2-1 in the Middlesex League).Stats from the game include Senior Jordan Ferullo (13 points), Junior Marina Callahan (11 points) and Freshman Alyvia Pena (10 points). The girls will be back at home to take on the Watertown Red Raiders on Friday night at BHS.
Written earlier today
It was a busy weekend for all the Winter Sports teams at BHS as the year 2019 comes to a close.
The boys and girls basketball teams had special tourneys and home games. First off, the girls hosted a home game against the Winchester Sachems on December 23rd. The girls won by 21 points. Stats in that match up go to Junior Marina Callahan who put up 17 field goals, Seniors Krista Magnarelli had 11 and Jordan Ferullo had 10. This set Ferullo’s career high in field goal attempts. The Lady Devils will be back on Monday, December 30th to host the Waltham Senior High School Hawks. Burlington is (3-1) in the conference.
Boys Red Devil Basketball attended two holiday tourneys on December 27th and 28th. First they headed to face Jeremiah E. Burke High School in the Tewksbury Holiday Tourney. They team lost 54-34 game against the burkes. However, the next they faced the Tewksbury Redmen in Tewksbury during the Romano Tourney. Red Devils bounced back with a 56-40 over the Redman. Stats for that game were Senior/Forward Mike Melanson, Senior/Guard Kyle Inglis, Junior/Guard Justin Barros and Sophomore/Guard Adian Olivier. This will be not be the year the Red Devils will go undefeated as they stand at (6-1) in the conference. The boys will be back at home on Friday evening against the Watertown Red Raiders.
Boys wrestling headed to Lowell as they attended the Lowell Tourney on Saturday, December 28th. 81 teams were in attendance that day from 7 states. The Soda boys Cam and Zack are the third set of brothers in the finals joining Sherman twins (2009) and the Lee Brothers (2015). Cam Soda’s late takedown beat D1 State Champ Kinney of Chelmsford 2-1. Cam Soda is the 11th champ in Burlington History. Zack Soda lost 1-0 and finished 2nd place. Joe Perna came in 5th place with his 5-0 victory and the team itself came in 17th place out of 80 teams.The team will face the Wilmington Wildcats on Thursday evening inside the BHS Wooden Gym.
Boys/Girls Indoor Track:
Boys and Girls track headed to Boston University Track and Tennis Center to face the Stoneham Spartans on Friday, December 27th. Both teams did secure a win from in favor of the Spartans. The girls won 66-33 and the Red Devils won 63.5- 36.5. The girls are currently (1-1), while the boys are (1-0-1). Here are some stats from the boys meet.
1st Place- Senior Kenan Wilson- 8.66
2nd Place- Senior Thomas Mcininch- 9.10
3rd Place- Junior Joe Mitchell- 9.35
2nd Place- Senior Thomas Mcininch- 7.36
3rd Place- Sophomore Ryan Cunningham- 7.41
2nd Place- Senior Chris Jones- 38’ 8”
3rd Place- Junior Thomas Porter- 38’ 7”
1st Place- Freshman Rithikh Prakash- 4:54.54
2nd Place- Freshman Patrick Gray- 5:01.20
3rd Place- Junior Jack Giles- 5:01.30
Long Jump: No Burlington wins
2nd Place- Junior Jonathan Wolinkski- 1:32.41
3rd Place- Richard Cromwell- 1:35.16
1st Place- Senior Doug Bibbo -2:47.01
3rd Place- Sophomore Paul Conti- 2:49.79
1st Place- Senior Kenan Wilson- 6’ 3”
2nd Place- Ryan Devereaux- 5’ 4”
3rd Place- Senior Brendan Soohoo- 5’ 2”
1st Place- Junior Sean Theurer- 38.20
1st Place- Senior Ricky Healey- 10:42.02
2nd Place- Sophomore Joe Gaiero- 11:11.55
3rd Place- Junior Kevin Carnes- 11:27.97
1st Place- Burlington- 1:38.49
2nd Place- Burlington- 3:56.63
Boys/Girls Ice Hockey:
Lastly, the boys and girls hockey teams had regular season games on Saturday afternoon. The Boys traveled to Hallenborg Ice Rink where they met the Billerica Indians. The boys won a very very close game in the end 6-5. However, here is a recap of the stats and scores from that day.
Junior/Forward Sean Malone and Captain/Senior/Forward Ryan O’Halloran scored goals in the first period to put the Red Devils up 2-0.
Jacob Marini and Matt Livingston gave the Indians two goals in the second, 3-2. O’Halloran scored another goal for the Red Devils to tie it 3-3. Sean Malone gave the Devils the lead when he scored one. 4-3.
Billerica’s John Condon passed it to Jacob Vozikis scored another goal for the Indians with just 5 seconds left in the 2nd.
End of the second: 5-3 Burlington
Jacob Marini scored another goal for Billerica, 6-4 with 3:31 left in the third period.
Anthony Viscione passed it to Marini to score his 4th goal of the game, 6-5 Burlington. Burlington ended up getting the victory.
Lady Devils Ice Hockey hosted a game at the Ice Palace against the Central Catholic Raiders. The girls definitely came to play as they shutout the Raiders 6-0.
Goals in the game were made by Bella Hacker (2), Ava Petrone, Siena Beradrinelli (1 goal and 1 assist).
The girls will continue their season at (2-3) and will be facing the Wakefield Warriors on New Year’s Day at Stoneham Arena.
The boys now standing at (4-1) will be traveling to Newburyport to take on the Clippers on Monday afternoon at Henry Graff Jr. Memorial Skating Rink.
Below was written on 12/23/2019
BHS Winter teams continued their regular seasons this past weekend and some fantastic wins.
The boys and girls Basketball teams traveled to Stoneham High School to take on the Spartans on Friday, December 20th. It was a win win for both Burlington teams in the end. The final score for the boys was 57-37 and 60-42 win for the girls.
Here are some stats from both of the match ups. For the boys, Senior Mike Melanson had 17 points, Sophomore Shane Mohoney had 13 points and Sophomore Aidan Olivier put 13 points up.
For the girls, Junior Marina Callahan is still leading the way with points as she put up 21 points, Junior Megan Murphy with 6 points Senior Jordan Ferullo with 9 points, Sophomore Michella Giordano with 2 points and Freshman Alyvia Pena with 7 points.
The girls will be playing Monday afternoon against the Winchester Sachems at BHS and the boys will play at the Tewksbury Holiday Tourney on Friday, December 27th at Tewksbury High School. The boys improve to (5-0) and the girls are currently (2-1).
Boys Wrestling headed to the Thomas Chickanis Tourney on Saturday, December 21st. During the first round of the tourney the Red Devils finished 5-0 from each of the matches.
Pins in the first round were made by Juniors Cam Soda,Jack Laverty, Sophomore Timmy Vadnais and Adam Eldeeb. A major decision was made the refreee to Junior Joe Perna.
Burlington went 5-5 in the matches for the Quarter Finals. Pins were made by Cam Soda, Perna and Ryan McGillivray. Another decision was made by the refree and this time it was given to Timmy Vadnais.
Junior Cam Soda and Joe Perna qualified for the finals that day and both of them walked away with wins. Soda went 6-0 and Perna finished 17-0 with a technical fall as well.
The team finished 6th out of 12 teams in the tourney. Cam Soda won the Outstanding Wrestler Award for the 2nd straight year.
Boys and Girls Hockey:
Girls Hockey had two games on the weekend instead of one. First they faced the Reading Rockets on Saturday, December 21st at the Burbank Ice Rink where they lost by two points 3-1. The only goal by Burlington was made by Bella Hacker. However, the girls went to see Boston Latin Academy Dragons on Sunday, December 22th at Matthews Arena and secured their first win on the season. The final score was a blowout score of 7-2 Red Devils. Burlington is now (1-3) and will be back home to face Central Catholic on Saturday, December 28th.
Boys Hockey also went to Reading on Saturday to face Rockets and it was a close game in the end with the Red Devils winning it in a 3-1 victory. Jacob Vozikis, John Condon and Colin Browne all had a goal in the win. Burlington will be back on the ice this Saturday to take on the Billerica Indians at Hallenborg Ice Rink. The boys are (3-1) in the conference.
Boys/Girls Indoor Track:
The Boys and Girls Indoor Track had their first meet against the Wilmington Wildcats on Thursday, December 19th at Boston University Track and Tennis Center. Here are some wins during the boys meet.
1st Place- Kenan Wilson-8.64
2nd Place- Thomas Mcininch 8.96]
2nd Place- Matt Pinkham 7.20
1st Place- Ricky Healey- 4:44:04
3rd Place- Jonathan Wolinkski- 1:30:55
2nd Place- Doug Bibbo- 2:46.57
3rd Place- Paul Conti- 2:49.97
1st Place- Garrett Asher- 43.3
2nd Place-Thomas Porter- 39.6
3rd Place- Chris Jones- 38.11
1st Place- Kenan Wilson- 5’6
2nd Place- Matt Pinkham- 5’4
James Johnson- 9:58.64
1st Place: Rojit Gurung- 17’8.25
2nd Place: Hayden Mattison- 17’8.25
4×200 Meter Relay:
2nd Place- 1:38.82
4×400 Meter Relay:
2nd Place- 3:48.58
Both teams did not secure wins during the opener. The Lady Devils lost by two points 51-49 and the boys tied the Wildcats 50-50. To start off the season Burlington Boys are (0-0-1) and the girls are (0-1).
The boys Gymnastics team had a special event on Friday, December 20th as the team brought in some past athletes for the Alumni Meet. It was a great battle for both BHS and the Alums, but in the end BHS won by 2 10ths. The final score was 159.9 to 159.7. Congrats to BHS for their victory against the past gymnast.
Below written on 12/16/2019
Due to the inclement weather all of the teams scheduled this evening have been postponed.
Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball: Wednesday, December 18 at 6 pm
Boys @ Woburn Girls: VS. Woburn
Boys/Girls Varsity Track teams: VS. Wilmington
Boston University Track and Tennis Center at 4:30 pm
Hockey, Swimming, Gymnastics, Swimming and Wrestling
do not have any games/meets scheuduled today.
Winter Sports have already begun their seasons at BHS and we got some updates on how the teams did on their openers.
The Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams started the season off with a divisional game against the Wilmington Wildcats at the BHS Gym on Friday, December 14th.
The Red Devils outscored their opponents by 25 points. Sophomore and Guard Aidan Olivier had a really good home opener, as he put up 20 points for Burlington. Junior/Forward Sean McGlaughlin and Senior/Forward/Captain Mike Melanson both had 12 points for the day. Burlington won it 70-45.
Their was no time to rest for the Red Devils, as they headed to the Marlboro Tourney Championship on Saturday, December 15th,where they faced the Oakmont Regional High School Spartans. Melanson was named MVP and Adian Olivier was named All-Tourney. The team won by a 12 point differential, 65-53 was the final.
Courtesy Photo of BHS Boys Basketball Twitter
As for the girls, they too faced the Wildcats in the home opener at BHS on Friday, December 14th. Plenty of points were scored by multiple of players from Varsity. Junior Marina Callahan put up 14 points for the Ladies.
She also had 15 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks and 5 assists. Great Job to Marina! Other players who had a great game was, Senior Kelly Joyce had 12 rebounds and put up 9 points. Finally, Freshman Alyvia Pena put up 10 points in her first varsity game. The final score was 44-36 Lady Devils.
The teams will be back in action on Tuesday evening for the Battle of Winn Street against the Woburn Tanners. Boys will be playing at Woburn, while the girls will host them at BHS.
Boys wrestling had their first home meet on Saturday, December 14th against a number of schools in a Quad Meet. Tyngsborough, Canton and Everett/Malden all participated in the meet.
During the Tyngsboro match, the Red Devils lost 30-48 against the Tigers. Pins during the match were made by Juniors Cam Soda, Joe Perna, Ryan McGillivray and Sophomore Timmy Vadnais. A forfeit was made by Junior Zack Soda.
However, things were turning up for Burlington during the second meet against the Canton Bulldogs. They won by a very close margin of 37-36 Burlington. Pins were made by Juniors Cam and Zack Soda, Joe Perna, Jack Laverty and Sophomore Adam Eldeeb. A major/minor decision was made by the refs during the meet. The major decision was announced to Junior Ryan McGillivray and the minor one was to Sophomore Timmy Vadnais.
The meet wasn’t over yet, as the boys faced the Everett Crimson Tide and Malden Golden Tornados. They boys won by a 12 point advantage with a score of 48-36. Pins were made by Juniors Cam Soda, Zack Soda, Joe Perna, Ryan McGillivray, Jack Laverty, Sophomore Timmy Vadnais and Freshmen Marcus Tucci. Their was also a forfeit during the meet by Sophomore Adam Eldeeb.
The Red Devils current record moves to (2-1) as a result of the Quad meet. Burlington will travel to Watertown to take on the Red Raiders on Wednesday evening.
Things did not go as planned at the Burlington Ice Palace on Saturday afternoon as the Burlington Red Devils Varsity Hockey teams began the 2019-2020 seasons with the Woburn Tanners.
The girls suffered a 4-0 shutout in front of their home crowd. As for the boys, Ryan O’Halloran scored the only goal for Burlington. Woburn’s Jonathan Surrette and Jack Mccomiskey scored the goals for the Tanners in the 4-1 blowout.
Both of the hockey teams fall to (0-1) to start off the season. The teams will be traveling to O’Brien Ice Rink to take on the Winchester Sachems on Wednesday evening.
Lastly, the Boys swim team got their first win of the season over the Melrose Red Raiders on Saturday, December 14th with a score of 55-31. They previously traveled to Watertown to take on the Red Raiders on Thursday, December 12th where they lost 55-41. They currently stand at (1-1) in the conference. They will be facing off against the Haverhill Hillies on January 7th.
The boys and girls indoor track teams will be having their first home meet against the Wilmington Wildcats on Tuesday afternoon at the Boston University Track and Field Center. The meet will be determined based on the upcoming weather forecast.
Below was written on 12-16-2019
Burlington High Sports are back and some teams have began the Winter Season with some preseason games.
The Burlington Red Devil Basketball Team headed to Marlborough High School to attend the Marlboro Tourney where they faced the Advanced Math and Science Academy. The boys won against the Academy by 22 points.
Points were made by Senior and Forward Mike Melanson (23 points), Senior and Guard Kyle Inglis (15 Points) and Sophomore and Guard Adian Olivier.
The final score in the game was 71-49 Red Devils. Burlington will be back at the high school to begin the regular season on Friday as they face the Wilmington Wildcats. Lady Devils basketball will also be facing the Wildcats on Friday night at BHS.
Boys Wrestling finished the preseaon as they went to Melrose High School to take on the Wakefield Warriors during the Merrimack Valley Conference Pin Cancer Event.
Zack Soda scored 16-1 technical fall over Mauricio of Lawrence. His brother Cam, was 5-0 over Davioli of Haverhill. Timmy Vadnais had a loss by fall over Nicolosi of Haverhill.
The boys will be having their first regular season game against Tyngsborough at BHS Wooden Gym on Saturday morning.
Photo Courtesy of Burlington High School Wrestling Twitter
Boys hockey had their final preseason match up on Wednesday afternoon against the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts. In the first period, Ryan’ O Halloran and Jacob Vozikis both scored on a power play.
The Grey Ghosts scored a goal late in the 1st period. 2-1 Burlington at the end of the 1st. One goal was made by both Burlington and Westford Academy in the 2nd period. Cam Costa scored the Red Devil goal to give Burlington the lead 3-2 by the end of the second.
In the third and final period Michael Graham scored the last goal for Burlington and one more goal was scored by Westford Academy. The final score in this one was 4-3 Burlington. The boys and the girls varsity hockey teams will have their home opener against the Woburn Tanners on Saturday afternoon and evening at the Burlington Ice Palace.
Below was written on 11/27/2019
A number of Red Devil Football players have just earned a special reward.
Congrats to Quarterback Kyhle Pena, Wide Receiver Shawn Pinkham and Offensive and Defensive Tackle Ray Magliozzi for earning the Middlesex League All Star Recognition. Pinkham was one out of two receivers to earn all conference on offense.
Three seniors from the Girls Varsity Volleyball have been named the three League All Stars. Seniors Lindsay Baxter, Krista Magnarelli and Kelly Joyce. Joyce has also been named the Co- MVP of the league.
Courtesy Photo of BHS Girls Volleyball Via Twitter
Joyce represented BHS when she participated in the All Star Showcase.
Courtesy of BHS Girls Volleyball via Twitter
Kelly Joyce will be back inside of the wooden gym this winter for Girls Varsity Basketball.
9 students from the BHS headed to Gillette Stadium on Friday, November 22 to attend the 26 annual Sportsmanship Summit. During the Summit, the students were given the MIAA District B Sportsmanship Award.
Courtesy of BHS Science teacher Christopher Tota via Twitter
The plaque reads, “Awarded in recognition of high standards of ethics and integrity in interscholastic athletics. Leadership by example becomes a model for all.”
Courtesy of BHS Science teacher Christopher Tota via Twitter
Congratulations to Burlington High School and the students!
Below written on 11-18-2019
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.”
The girls also received the MIAA Sportsmanship award.
According to the MIAA website, the awards are presented at the state championship final of every MIAA sponsored sport to a worthy team in each division of competition.
These awards are presented to those teams who have demonstrated a sincere commitment to the highest ideals and objectives of sportsmanship during their season of play.
Teams can be nominated for this award by coaches, athletic directors and principals.
Congrats to them on this fantastic achievement.
Courtesy of BHS Girls Varsity Swimming via Twitter
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.