October 21 2019

Red Devil Wrap-Up

By: Robert Parris

The MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) held a conference call on Monday, March 30th to discuss the upcoming 2020 Spring Sports Season. The MIAA Board voted 19-0-0 in favor of starting the season on Monday, May 4th and ending it on June 27th.

 

Below written on 3-26-2020

 

Seven BHS Athletes were named the 2019-2020 Middlesex League All-Stars from the boys and girls Ice Hockey. From the boys Seniors Ryan O’Halloran (Co-MVP), Cam Costa, Jacob Vozikis and Junior Joe Trabucco. O’Halloran also received the Middlesex League All-Conference. On the Lady Devils side, 8th graders Bella Hacker (Co-MVP) and Sienna Berardinelli got the ML-All-Stars. Congrats to all the athletes who participated this season. 

 

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is looking to reconvene a new date for the upcoming Spring Sports season. 

 

Here is a release from the MIAA website on Thursday, March 26th.  


“In light of Governor Baker’s March 25, 2020 mandate that all schools remain closed until May 4th, the status of spring sports will be addressed by the Board of Directors on a March 30th conference call and an immediate update will be provided to the membership. 


Among TMC recommendations to the Board is that if there is a spring season start date of after April 27th, there will not be an MIAA tournament. This recommendation, as well as a plan to save a spring season for MIAA student-athletes will be the substance of a March 30th Board meeting. 


This recent news from the Governor is surreal.  The MIAA will continue to monitor this fluid situation and provide updates regarding spring sports as soon as they are made available.  


Thank you all for your flexibility, understanding and patience.  Support and guidance to our schools, student-athletes and to you, our membership, is priority during this uncertain time. Stay well.”

 

 

Below written on 3-25-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Bob DeChiara Photography

 

BHS Senior Kyle Inglis will be making his departure in June from Burlington as he will head off to college. Inglis joined the Burlington Basketball team back in 2016.

 

During his four years on the team he made a number of points. This year specifically he put up 247 points in total. Wow!

 

Inglis will attened New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire and will continue to play on the court during his time in college.He also was named Middlesex League Basketball All-Star, along with his teammates Senior Mike Melanson and Sophomore Aidan Olivier.

 

Good luck and best of luck Kyle! 

 

 

 

 

Rahanis Park will be a little bit greener when you step on and off the court. Last fall BHS Junior Matt Tengtrakool organized a fundraiser to help raise money for recyclable tennis bins. You can watch that video here  


 

Photo courtesy of Matt Tengtrakool

 

 

Matt couldn’t be prouder of his accomplishment that he has made.It represents the community working together to address and create real noticeable change in our environment,” Tengtrakool said. “It is truly a rewarding experience to put hard work and dedication into a campaign and have it be successful and impactful.”


The money raised in this fundraiser took a couple of months with the help of the community and getting the work out to people around town. 


“It took around 2 months to raise the money for this fundraiser,” Tengtrakool said. “The money raised was from the generous donations from local community members.” 


Lastly, Matt hopes that this will inspire other kids to go green. 


“I hope that people will remember that their little actions can go a long way in helping the environment,” Tengtrakool said. “ I hope that this project inspires others, especially young people who want to make an impact, to explore  ways to improve the environments in our community.”


Lastly, the new recyclable tennis bins will be available to use in the coming months at Rahanis Park. Matt would also like to thank everyone at BCAT for help spreading the word and giving traction to the campaign. 


 

On Friday, March 20th the MIAA Tournament Management Committee held a remote meeting that consisted of 30 participants representing the TMC, sport committee chairs and MIAA staff on the upcoming spring season that will begin on Monday, April 27th (TBD).  A number of guidelines were voted during the meeting.


The following motions are from the MIAA website and have been recommended, voted on and approved by the committee: 


Starting and Closing Dates for Tryouts, Practices, and Contests For Spring 2020 


To provide schools with the maximum amount of seasonal play, while keeping the health and safety of the student-athlete in mind and recognizing that golf and rugby have different start dates, the following recommendations were made: 


Motion 1: The first team competition may not start until after the seventh calendar day after the start of the 2020 spring season. APPROVED: 16-0 


Motion 2: Golf must have three (3) days of practice prior to the first competition. APPROVED: 11-5 


Motion 3: Rugby must have seven (7) days of practice prior to the first competition with the first three (3) days consisting of technique and conditioning and the remaining four (4) days are controlled contact. APPROVED: 16-0 


Motion 4: The cutoff date for regular season contests will be Wednesday, June 10, 2020. APPROVED: 13-1 


Recognized Sports, And Scheduling Limits for Schools To provide guidance and consistency to spring sport teams


Motion 1: For all sports, except for rugby, the maximum number of competitions is 12 and the minimum number for tournament participation is eight (8).  APPROVED: 14-0 


Motion 2: The TMC recommends that there will be no exclusion or endowment games during the spring of 2020. APPROVED: 12-1-1 


MIAA proposed post-season tournament 


Based on the charge from the BOD to have a spring sport season start date of April 27, 2020, discussion regarding a timeline for post-season play took place. The TMC is committed to allow for broad participation at all levels this spring. Keeping student-athletes connected, involved and engaged has meaning and purpose after the challenges that were faced at the end of the winter season and spring sports in general. 


Motion 1: A spring season start date of 4/27/2020 -- the MIAA will run a post-season tournament. 

A season start date beyond 4/27/2020 -- there will not be an MIAA postseason tournament. APPROVED: 13-3


Motion 2: Spring season participation will be extended for all teams at all levels through June 20, 2020.

APPROVED: 15-0 


 

The MIAA released the following statement on Tuesday, March 24th regarding Governor Baker’s Orders: 


“The Franklin Office is open for service to our membership and is working remotely through April 7th.  Members, you may contact the appropriate staff member with your questions. Staff contact information is found in members only. Re-evaluation of the office status will occur following any Governor's orders in regards to "Non-Essential Businesses to Cease In-Person Operations." Stay Well!

 

 

Below written on 3/17/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of BHS Football Twitter

 

Offensive/Defensive Tackle Chris Jones is heading to the Shriners All-Star Game on June 20th. Jones was a part of the BHS Football teams since his start as a Freshman in the fall of 2016.  

According to the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association website, “Each year the MHSFCA in connection with the Aleppo Shriners of Massachusetts, co-sponsor an Eastern Massachusetts All-Star Football Game.”  

 

“For the past 35 years, graduating high school seniors from the North and South area high schools have played the Shriners All-Star Football Classic.”

 

The game will be played at Bentley University in Waltham and all the proceeds for the game will be donated to the Shriners Hospital in Boston.  

 

Congrats to Chris! 


 

Below written on 3-16-2020

 

The MIAA voted today to have the Spring Sports Season to start at the end of April in an afternoon Board of Directors Meeting. 

 

Here is a statement from the MIAA earlier today.

 

“The MIAA Board of Directors voted today, March 16, 2020, to amend the start of the 2020 sports season in light of recent mandates from Governor Baker and recommendations from governing health agencies. The updated date for the 2020 spring season is April 27,2020.” 

 

“Additionally, the MIAA Board of Directors voted to have completion of regular season and tournament games by June 20,2020 with consideration of June 21, 2020 for weather and facility needs.” 

 

“Details regarding the structure of the spring season will be addressed by the Tournament Management Committee (TMC). An update will be provided and reviewed by the Board by March 25,2020.” 

 

“These decisions are based on available information and are made in the best interest of our student-athletes, schools and communities. These decisions will be revisited and adjusted as needed.” 

 

“Thank you for patience while dealing with this very fluid situation. Be well.” 



This is the new date for the start of the 2020 MIAA Spring Season and they will be reviewed by the board by March 25th. 


 

 

 

Below written on 3-16-2020

The BHS Spring Sports season is being put on hold for a while, due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has sent out a statement to athletes, coaches and families.  

 

The following statement is from Saturday, March 14th and was posted on the MIAAA.org 

 

To our MIAA Schools and Communities,

We understand that recent decisions made in your local area, around the state as well as the nation due to COVID-19 may be a source of significant stress, frustration and in some instances, disappointment.  As an Association made up of strong leaders, the time to listen, share and support one another is now. The MIAA staff equally shares in these emotions and the existing heartbreak which has resulted due to canceled games, shortened seasons and disruption to exciting school activities, trips and opportunities.  

As we face these uncharted waters, be confident in knowing the MIAA staff is well and is readily available to you with guidance, support, resources and kindness.  Our office is open and functioning. Scheduled meetings are moving forward in person or via tele- and/or video-conferencing, as organized by each MIAA sport liaison.  Communication regarding the status of the spring season will be forthcoming following necessary discussions this coming week.   

We appreciate the efforts of our state leaders who are making very difficult recommendations and decisions at this time.  We thank our membership for their continued effort to lead their communities with calmness and without judgment as positive role models for students.  And may we take this opportunity to recognize the blessings that we have, and to realize how, at the end of this disruption, we all will have gained a new sense of strength and resilience to assist in our daily lives.  This experience is the reason why the MIAA exists: “to teach life lessons.” Be well. 

 

Originally the Spring Sports season was delayed to Monday, March 30th. However, Governor Charlie Baker has declared that schools in MA must remain closed until April 7th. This means the spring sports season will be delayed once again. The date when it will all happen is to be determined. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please email Tara Bennett, MIAA Director of Communications at tbennett@miaa.net 

 

 

Written on 3-9-2020

 

 

One more Winter Sports update foas the 2020 season closes. 


Juniors Cam and Zack Soda went to the New England Championships at Methuen High School.

 

Courtesy photo of BHS Wrestling Twitter

 

Starting off with Cam, in the first round he went 8-0 over Maine’s Cam Frost of Bonny Eagle. Then in the second round, he beat Brady Gillis of Cumberland (RI State Champ and defending N.E. Place winner 8-3 in OT. Soda wasn’t done yet, he beat Josh Jackson of Springfield Central 7-1 and Mike Rapuano of Xavier 11-8. Then in the final round he beat Evan Kinney 4-3, making Soda the 2020 N.E. Champion. 

 


 

Courtesy photo of BHS Wrestling Twitter

 


His brother Zack did the same thing. Soda won 3-2 over CT Evan Linder of New Milford then a 10-2 win over Maine State Champ Caden First of Bonny. Miley Longo of Trumbell and Josh Brault of Joel Barlow were beaten by Soda. Soda became 2020 N.E. Champion. 

 

The Soda twins are the 4th and 5th N.E. Champ for Red Devil Wrestling joining Ricky Coveno (1983), Jeremy Royds (1995) and Matt Sherman (2010).  

 

 

Courtesy photo of BHS Wrestling Twitter

 

The boys also became the 3rd pair of twins to win N.E. titles in the same year joining Kyle Visconti (2011, Malden Catholic) and Nick Lawrence (2011, Timberlane High School). Sodas are the only ones to do it before senior year. 

 

Congrats to both boys on the accomplishment. 

 

 

Below written on 3-5-2020

 

The Winter Season has wrapped up a BHS.

 

Girls Ice Hockey: 

On Monday, March 2nd the Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team went to the Canton Ice House to take on the Norwell Clippers. The girls didn’t have a good game as they allowed seven goals in favor of the Lady Devils. One goal was made in the second by Siena Berardinelli. It was a good stretch for the Lady Devils, but the season ended too short. 

 

Boys Basketball: 

Boys Basketball went to Tewksbury Memorial High School to take on the Beverly Panthers in the Semi-Finals on the MIAA Basketball Tournament. It was a very close game, but the Red Devils lost by 7 points during the overtime period. The final score was 67-60 Beverly. 

 

Girls/Boys Track: 

The boys track team finished the year with a State Relay Championship win for the 4th year in a row. Senior Kenan Wilson placed 2nd at the All-State Championship and 7th at the N.E. Championship in the high jump.

 

A school record was broken by the shuttle hurdle team of Kenan Wilson, Ryan Devereaux, Joe Mitchell and Thomas McIninch.  More school records by Alex Keane (Pole Vault), Kenan Wilson (Triple Jump) and Sean Theurer (400 Meters). The team finished with a (3-1-1) record. Since the offseason is short, Coach Carr is gearing up for the spring track in two weeks time.

 

As for the girls track, they finished the season with (2-3) record. They a number of athletes qualify for states, a relay and a number of the Lady Devils individually qualified for all states.  A school record was broken in the 4x200 meter relay during the season.

 

 

Below written on 3-1-2020

 

 

A number of Winter Teams continued to battle hard over the weekend.

 

Boys Basketball:

The Boys Basketball team faced the Winchester Sachems in the Quarter Finals of the MIAA Playoffs at BHS. Leading the way in points for that evening was Senior Kyle Inglis with 21 points and Adian Olivier with 20 points. In the end the team won 64-57 over the Sachems. Coach Conners couldn't be happier with the outcome. "We were defending well in the first half and I was happy the way we did it in the second half” Head Coach Phil Conners said. " Conners also credit the kids on their effort throughout the entire game. "The kids played really hard and I am proud of them." The team will be headed to the Semi Finals to take on the Beverly Panthers on Tuesday evening at Tewksbury High School 7 pm.

 

Boys Wrestling

Red Devil Wrestling went to the MIAA All State Championship at Methuen High School on Saturday, February 29th. Now for a quick history lesson, only four set of twins reached the All-State Finals the Diamond’s of Wellesley, the Sherman’s of Burlington and the Visconti’s of Malden Catholic.

Junior Zack Soda won 3-1 in OT which made him the 2020 Massachusetts All-State Champ. He is the 9th Devil Wrestler to win All State and it is his 10th title overall.  His brother, Cam came as the runner up in the 113 weight class. Congrats to Zack and Cam on these accomplishments.

 

Boys Hockey

Boys hockey went to Stoneham Arena for a Super 8 Consolation game against the Catholic Memorial Knights on Sunday, March 1st. In the first two periods neither team scored goal on net. However, the goals started to show up on the scoreboard in the third period. Senior/Forward Jacob Vozikis got the Red Devils on the board 1-0. Minutes later, the Knights answered tying the game 1-1. Now with just 34.5 second left in the third, Catholic Memorial sealed a W with another goal 2-1. Burlington has been eliminated from the Super 8 Tournament.

 

 

 

 

Boys Wrestling: 

Red Devil Wrestling headed to the MIAA State Meet on Friday afternoon. A number of athletes from the team participated, including Juniors Cam Soda, Zack Soda, Joe Perna and Ryan McGillibray. Cam Soda was the 113 pound top seeded and advanced with a (9-2) win at the meet. 

 

 

 

 

Ice Hockey: 

 

The Burlington Boys Hockey team traveled to Loring Arena on Wednesday, February 26 in Framingham to take on the Boston College High School Eagles. The game did not go the Red Devils way, as they were shutout by the Eagles in a 3-0 loss. Burlington will head to the consolation bracket of the playoffs where they will either play Pope Francis or Catholic Memorial High School on Sunday, March 1st. The game will either be played at Gallo Arena in Buzzard Bay or Stoneham Arena in Stoneham.

 

How did they get to this point? Check out the win over the Hingham Harbormen click here

 

Girls Ice Hockey had a playoff game on Tuesday, February 25 against Cohasset-Hanover Skippers for the preliminary round of the MIAA Playoff Tournament. The girls won in an overtime thriller of 5-4. They will be playing on Saturday, February 29 at the Canton Ice House against the Norwell Clippers.


Indoor Track: 

Girls Indoor Track heading to the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) Pentathlon on Tuesday evening at Shrewsbury High School.  Three athletes participated in the events Junior Devin Ralston, Sophomore Madi Bowden and Junior Heather Murphy. Here were some of the results.


55 Meter Hurdle

Devin Ralston-11.75

Madi Bowden-12.61

Heather Murphy-10.26


After all of the events

Ralston-1449

Bowden-1434

Murphy-1084


Congrats to the girls on attending the MSTCA Pentathlon.

 

Basketball:

Girls Basketball played the Dracut Middies on Tuesday, February 25 at the BHS Gym for the first round of the MIAA Playoff Tournament. Click here to take a look at the highlights

 

Below written on 2-26-20

 

Girls Track: 

BHS Girls Track are heading to the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) Pentathlon at Shewsbury High School. Athletes competing in the meet are Devin Ralston, Madi Bowden and Heather Murphy. Events for the day will be the 55 Meter Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, Long Jump and the 800 Meter. Good luck to the Lady Devils. 

 

 

Below written on 2-24-20

 

Boys Basketball:

The Burlington Boys Basketball team had a playoff game against the Woburn Tanners on Monday, February 24th at the BHS Gym. This game was the first round of the MIAA Playoff Tournament. Take a look at the highlights

 

Below written on 2-24-20

 

A variety of Burlington Winter Sports Teams had playoff games over the weekend.

 

On Saturday, February 22nd Red Devil Wrestling headed to Milton High School in Milton to attend the Division 2 State Championship. In the first round Burlington went (3-3) in the first round. Pins were made by Zack and Cam Soda and a technical fall for Joe Perna.

 

Photo Courtesy of Devils Wrestling Twitter

 

The Red Devils up the record in the second round, as they went (4-2). The Sodas and Perna reached the semifinals. In the end the team finished in 5th place at the Division 2 States.

 

Photo Courtesy of Devils Wrestling Twitter

 

Cam Soda was the D2 State Champ and won (10-0) over Hopkinton. His brother Zack finished 2nd place with a 3-5 loss. This is the highest finish since 2010.  Congrats to Cam and the rest of the team!

 

Boys Hockey had a chance to compete for a chance to play in the Super 8 Tournament on Sunday, February 23rd against the Hingham Harbormen at Stoneham Arena.

 

In the first period Hingham got on the board to make it 1-0. Then Senior/Forward Cam Costa tied up the game for the Red Devils 1-1. However Burlington allowed a power play or Hingham.

 

The Harbormen took the lead again on a power play goal 2-1. In the 2nd period, Senior/Forward Cam Costa got another goal to bring the lead to 2-2.

 

The last period was a nail bitter, as Senior/Captain Ryan O’Halloran gave it to Junior/Forward Jack Jay for a Devils goal. 3-2. Boys hockey will be moving on and play Boston College High School on Wednesday, February 26 at Loring Arena in Framingham.  

 

Girls Hockey will play the Cohasset/Hanover Clippers on Tuesday evening at Zaputsas Rink in Randolph.


 

Girls Gymnastics ending there season early as they did not make a playoff run. Lady Devils ended the 2020 season at a (1-6) record. The only win on the year was against the Arlington Spy Ponders back in January.

 

 

Boys and Girls Basketball teams have made the playoffs as well. The boys will play the 13th seed Woburn Tanners and the girls will play the number 12th seed Dracut Middies. A few of the athletes got the Middlesex League All Stars award. 

 

Girls Varsity: Freshmen Alyvia Pena, Senior/Captain Kelly Joyce and for her third year in a row Junior/Captain Marina Callahan. Callahan was also honored as an All-Conference-Player in the league and Co-MVP of the Middlesex League Division.

 

Boys Varsity: Guard/Senior Kyle Inglis, Forward/Senior Mike Melanson and Sophomore/Guard Aidan Olivier.

Congrats to both of the teams.

 

 

Boys/Girls Track headed to the 35th annual MIAA Indoor Track and Field All-State Championship on Saturday, February 22nd at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Here are some of the results.

 

Girls 300 Meter Dash:

19th Place Grace Hanafin- 43.17

 

Girls 4x200 Meter Relay:

13th Place- Liz Breiby, Winnie Sekyaya, Paige Devereaux and Grace Hanafin- 1:48.15 (broke school record from the sectionals.)

 

Boys High Jump:

2nd Place- Kenan Wilson- 6-04.00

 

The boys finished the meet at 24th place, the girls were not ranked in the final scoring chart.  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a busy weekend for Burlington Winter Sports teams as they wrapped up their regular season games and meets.  A number of teams went to the State Tournaments as well.

 

 

Red Devil Wrestling: 

On Saturday February 15th Red Devil Wrestling hosted the Division 2 Metro Sectionals at BHS. The team finished with 4 sectional champs. The Soda brothers Cam and Zack pined through the tournament for the 2nd year in a row. Junior Joe Perna won his second consecutive straight title. Sophomore Tim Vadnais had a pin in his match and became a sectional champ. The team finished 3rd out of 13 teams. Congrats to the Red Devils on their accomplishments.

 

Burlington will be heading to the Division 2 State Wrestling Championship on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at Milton High School in Milton.

 

Boys/Girls Ice Hockey: 

 

Boys and girls Ice hockey had games on Saturday afternoon and evening. The Lady Devils faced the Shawsheen Valley Rams, where they had a shutout victory of 6-0 over the Rams. However for the boys, they lost to the Melrose Red Raiders 4-1 and the only score for Burlington was made by Senior Ryan O’Halloran.  

 

The girls were back on the ice on President’s Day in their final regular season game against the Boston Latin Dragons. The girls won 6-2 and punched their way into the postseason. Three goals were made by Siena Berardinelli and Bella Hacker. The girls finished with a (10-8-2) record. They will wait to hear who they will verse in the playoffs.

 

The boys faced the Medford Mustangs later on that Monday evening during the Cahoon Tournament. The boys outscored there opponents 5-1. Goals in the game were made by Jacob Vozikis (2) , Ryan O’Halloran (1) and Zack Auble (2).

 

The boys will play the Framingham Flyers on Wednesday evening for the Cahoon Finals at the Ice Palace.

 

Lady Devils Basketball: 

On Tuesday February 18th the Lady Devils Basketball team finished off the regular season at the Boston Latin Academy to face the Wolfpacks. Burlington won 67-50 over the Wolfpacks and finished the season with a (15-5) record.

 

This is the programs best record since the 2001-2002 seasons. The Lady Devils will wait to hear what team they will be facing in the playoffs.

 

Both the Indoor Track and Boys Swim teams headed to the State Championship over the weekend.

 

Boys Swimming:

 

Red Devil Swimming only qualified for the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay during the Division 2 State Championship. The team consisted of Avish Rembhotkar, Duncan Myer, Dylan Lechner and Alex Genov Burlington finished in 39th place and finished with a time of 25.90.

 

Boys/Girls Indoor Track: 


The boys/girls Indoor Track teams headed to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury.  Here were the results from the boys and girls.

 

Girls:

 

55 Meter Dash:

6th place- Grace Hanafin- 7.61 (3 pts)

 

300 Meter Dash:

5th place- Grace Hanafin- 42.37

16th place- Liz Breiby-44.37

 

4x200 Meter Relay

4th place Liz Breiby, Winnie Sekyaya, Paige Devereaux and Grace Hanafin finished at a time of 1:48.37

 

Long Jump

9th place- Winnie Sekyaya- 16-00.50

 

Shot Put

9th place- Brooke Bibbo- 31-04.00

 

Boys Results

 

300 Meter Dash:

13th place- Sean Theurer- 37.55

 

1000 Meter Run

22nd place- Doug Bibbo- 2:52.68

 

1 Mile

16th place- Ricky Healey- 4:43.51

 

2 Mile

4th place- James Johnson- 9:47.08

 

55 Meter Hurdle

10th place- Kenan Wilson- 8.29

20th place- Joe Mitchell- 8.94

 

4x200 Meter Relay

11th place- 1:36.80- Sean Theurer, John Peterson, Matt Pinkham and Kenan Wilson

 

4x400 Meter Relay

21st place- 3:51.55- Doug Bibbo, Paul Conti, Ricky Healey, Jonathan Wolinkski

 

4x800 Meter Relay

15th place- 8:59.22- Doug Bibbo, Elijah Wolinkski, Richard Cromwell, Paul Conti

 

High Jump

2nd place- Kenan Wilson- 6-04.00

 

Long Jump

14th place- Sean Theurer- 19-07.00

 

Shot Put

21st place- Garret Asher- 40-10.25

 

The girls finished in 14th place and only secured 12 points, while the boys finished in 12th place with 13 points.

 

 

Below written on 2-14-2020

 

Boys/Girls Basketball: 

 

Burlington Basketball had a fantastic night as they faced the Wakefield Warriors at the BHS Gym.

 

The Red Devils won 76-73 in an overtime thriller. Points were put up by Senior/Guard Kyle Inglis and Sophomore/Guard Aidan Olivier both with 28 points. Lady Devils won 56-49 against the Warriors.

 

Points from the evening: Senior/Captain Kelly Joyce (22 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks) Junior/Captain Marina Callahan (22 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals and 8 assists) Freshman Alyvia Pena (7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 4 assists) Junior Sydney Pavao (2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 assists) Senior/Captain Krista Magnarelli (2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal and 1 assists) Senior Jordan Ferullo (2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assists).

 

The girls move to (14-5) and will be traveling to Boston Latin Academy on Tuesday afternoon for their final regular season game.

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Burlington Boys Basketball Twitter

 

 

The boys finish the regular season (16-4) and are the Middlesex League Freedom Division Champions Burlington will be heading into the tourney in two weeks time.

 

Girls/Boys Ice Hockey:

 

Boys and Girls Ice Hockey teams both had solid wins on Wednesday evening. The Red Devils had a home game against the Barnstable Red Raiders. The final score was 4-1 Burlington. The Lady Devils traveled to Watertown to take on the other Red Raiders. The ladies won 2-1. Both teams will be laying away on Saturday afternoon and evening. The boys will go to Melrose and he girls will go to Shawsheen. Currently the boys stand at (12-3-3) and the girls are (8-8-2) in their conferences.

 

Boys Swimming: 

 

Boys Swimming will head to the MIAA State Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 15 at Boston University. The boys qualified for the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay.

 

Boys/Girls Indoor Track: 

 

Girls and Boys Track will head to the State Championship Tournament as well on Saturday. They will be having the meet at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury. We wish everyone good luck at their state championship meets.

 

 

 

 

Written on 2-12-2020

 

BHS Girls Gymnastics: 

 

On Monday, February 10th the Lady Devils Gymnastics team hosted the Middlesex League 12 Meet inside the BHS Gym. Eight teams participated in the event including Reading, Wakefield, Melrose, Stoneham, Woburn, Burlington, Winchester and Arlington. The Lady Devils came in sixth place out of 8 teams. Burlington’s final score of the evening was 131.125 points. The number one spot went to the Reading Rockets who had 145.75 points.

 

Girls/Boys Basketball

 

On Tuesday February 11th the Girls/Boys Basketball teams faced off against the Belmont Marauders. The Lady Devils beat Belmont by six points in the 52-46 victory.

 

Stats from the evening: Junior/Captain Marina Callahan (16 points), Senior/Captain Kelly Joyce (16 points during the second half of the game) and Senior/Captain Krista Magnarelli (5 out of 8 free throws in the fourth period).

 

Click here to watch the highlights from the boys game.

 

Both teams will face the Wakefield Warriors on Thursday evening at BHS. Girls move to 13-5 and (10-5 in the Middlesex League) Boys drop to 15-4.

 

BHS Football: 

 

Senior Khyle Pena is off to college next year and has made his decision last week. We caught up with Kyhle and Coach Mackay. Click Here...

 

 

Below written on 2-10-2020

 

A lot of wins and some losses were made during the weekend for BHS winter sports teams.

 

Boys/Girls Basketball: 

On Friday, February 7th the Boys and Girls Basketball teams headed to Melrose to take on the Red Raiders. The boys won by 12 points in a 60-48 over the Red Raiders.


Stats from the boys game: Sophomore/Guard Adian Olivier (17 pts), Junior/Guard Tyler Williams (15 pts) Senior/Forward /Captain Mike Melanson (13 pts) and Senior/Guard/ Captain Kyle Inglis (12 pts).


The girls won by 14 points in the 48-34 win over Melrose.


Stats from the girls game: Junior/Captain Marina Callahan (18 pts), Senior Jordan Ferullo (8 pts), Junior Syd Pavao/Senior/Captain Krista Magnarelli (6 pts) and Freshman Alyvia Pena with a couple of assists.


Both teams will face the Belmont Marauders on Tuesday evening. The girls are currently (12-5) and (9-5 in the Middlesex League) and the boys are (15-3).

 

Boys Wrestling

Red Devil Wrestling traveled to Agawam to face Marlboro, Billerica and Agawam in a quad meet on Saturday, February 8th. First up was the Agawam Brownies.


The boys lost by 9 points in the defeat. Pins for that match went to Juniors Cam/Zack Soda, Joe Perna and Ryan McGillivray. Freshman Mohammad Alftlawi had had his first varsity win over Agawam.  Sophomore Adam Vadnais forfeited.


Next up was the Marlborough Panthers the Red Devils lost that one as well but only by three points. Pins in the meet were made by Juniors Zack/Cam Soda and Joe Perna. Freshman Mohammad Alftlawi and a decision was made by Junior Ryan McGillivray.

 

Finally, the quad meet ended with a match between the Billerica Indians.


The boys lost match between the Indians 30-27. Pins were made by Juniors Cam and Zack Soda. Sophomore Nick Silva had his first varsity win during the match. 


A decision was made by the referee to Junior Ryan McGillivray and a forfeit to Junior Joe Perna. Burlington finishes the regular season with a 6-13 record.

 

Girls/Boys Hockey: 

Later that day, the Stoneham Spartans paid a visit to the Burlington Ice Palace top face the boys and girls hockey teams. Both teams had victories over the Spartans.


Lady Devils won against Stoneham/Melrose by a score of 7-2 and goals were made by Ava Petrone, Lizzie Boulos, Katie Hayes, Bella Hacker and Sienna Berardinelli.


Red Devils won a blowout score of 4-1 and goals were made by Michael Morcos, Jacob Vozikis and John Condon.


The boys will face the Barnstable Red Raiders on Wednesday evening at the Ice Palace. Lady Devils will travel to the John A. Ryan Skating Arena to face the Watertown Red Raiders. The boys move up to (11-3-3) and the girls to (7-8-2).

 

Boys Swimming: 

 

Photo Courtesy of Burlington Boys Swim and Dive Twitter

 

Lastly, Boys Swimming headed to MIT for the North Sectionals on Sunday, February 9th. The team qualified for the 200 yard freestyle relay. Burlington came in 14th place and finished at a time of 1:36.32.

 

 

 

 

 

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BHS Winter Sports is nearing the end of their season however, there are still a few games left during the month of February.

 

Girls/Boys Basketball: 

The Boys and Girls Basketball team had games against the Arlington Spy Ponders on Tuesday evening. Here are the highlights from the girls game. You can find them here.

 

As for the boys, the team won 68-66 overtime win over the Spy Ponders. Stats from the game include, sophomore/Guard Adian Olivier (28 pts including the OT buzzer beater win), Senior/Guard/Captain Kyle Inglis (14 pts), Sophomore/Guard Shane Mahoney (11 pts) and Junior/Guard Tyler Williams (12 pts). 

 

Here is a clip from the Buzzer Beater win on Tuesday evening. Watch Now...

 

Both teams will travel to Melrose to face the Red Raiders on Friday evening.

 

Girls Gymnastics: 

The Girls Varsity Gymnastics team had a home meet on Tuesday evening at BHS against the Wakefield Warriors. The girls lost 137.05 to 125.65. The team will host the ML12 League Meet next Monday evening at BHS.

 

Boys Wrestling: 

Red Devil Wrestling traveled to Shawsheen to take on the Rams on Tuesday evening. The boys lost 54 to 18 in the defeat.

 

106 Zachary Soda (B) WBF (Win by fall) 3:54 Lucien Tremblay 

113 Cameron Soda (B) WBTF (Win by technical fall) 17-2 Walter Humphrey 

120 Joseph Perna (B) DEC (Decision) 9-3 Austin Dube 

126 Frank Foti (S) WBF(Win by fall) 3:23 Ryan McGillivray 

132 Devin Deluca (S) WBF (Win by fall) 2:32 Jack Laverty 

138 Justin Merrifield (S) WBF (Win by fall) 1:02 Nick Silva 

145 No Contest

152 Adam Eldeeb (B) MD (Major Decision) 12-2 Jason Elias 

160 Shawn Fitzgerald (S) FORFEIT

170 Alex Newcomb (S) WBF (Win by fall) 2:36 Jaden Alford 

182 Aidan Leffler (S) FORFEIT

195 Andre Comeau (S) FORFEIT

220 Lucas Moreira (S) FORFEIT

285 Kevin Merino-Rivas (S) FORFEIT

  

The boys will have a quad meet against Billerica, Agawam and Marlboro at Agawam High School on Saturday Morning.

 

 

 

BHS Football: 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Shaun Hart's Twitter

 

 

Senior Khyle Pena is off to college next year and has made his decision yesterday afternoon. Pena will be attending U Maine located in Orono, Maine. Pena was the starting Quarterback for the Burlington Football team for three years. Congrats to Kyhle and best of luck. 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Shaun Hart's Twiter

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of UMaine Football Twitter

 

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There was a ton of action for BHS Winter Sports teams on Monday night.

 

The Boys and Girls Indoor Track teams had their final regular season home meet on Monday evening. Both Burlington teams hosted the Middlesex League 12 Meet at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (Girls) and Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

 

 

 

A school record was broken for the girls in the 4x200 meter relay. The previous holders are the current coaches on the team, Head Coach Jessica McCarthy and Athletic Trainer Kierstin Merlino.

 

 

 Photo Courtesy of BHS Girls Varsity Track Twitter

 

The new holders are Freshman Grace Hanafin, Sophomores Liz Breiby, Paige Devereaux and Junior Winnie Sekyaya.

 

 

 

 

The relay team finished in third place at a time of 1:49.92

Their were also some personal record made by the Lady Devils.

Hurdles: Junior Heather Murphy- 10.08 (PR)

Senior Kirina Sirohi- 10.35 (PR)

Senior Marisa Sunnerberg – 10.19

 

55 Meter Hurdles:

Junior Winnie Sekyaya- 7.67 (PR) 4th Place and qualified for states.

 

She also had a personal record in the Long Jump at 16 feet and 11 and half inches and placed third.

 

Sophomore Jess Joseph broke a personal record in the 55 meter dash at (8.36).

300 Meter:

Freshman Grace Hanafin –42.60 and finished 4th Place

Sophomore Liz Breiby- 43.97 and finished 6th Place

 

1 Mile

Sophomore Madi Bowden (Personal Best) - 6:23.71

 

2 Mile

Freshman Jess Wells (Personal Best) – 13:13.91

 

Shot Put

Sophomore Brooke Bibbo (Personal Best) 5th Place – 31 ft and 2 ½ inches

 

The Girls will be attending the Indoor Track Winter Playoff Tournament on Saturday, February 15 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at 10:30 a.m.

 

Red Devil Hockey headed to Rodman Arena on Monday evening to take on the Walpole Rebels. The boys skated by the Rebels as they had a shutout victory of 5-0. The move to (11-3-2) on the season and will play the Wilmington Wildcats at Ristuccia Memorial Arena on Wednesday evening.

 

Boys Gymnastics had their final regular season home meet against Attleboro and Newton. The team didn’t come out on top as they fell to third place in the end. They will attend the State Meet at Newton North High School on Friday evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A lot of action for winter teams over the course of the weekend.

 

Girls/Boys Basketball: 

 

On Friday, January 31st the Red/Lady Devils Basketball teams headed to Watertown to take on the Red Raiders. Girls put up 43 unanswered points over Watertown. Leading the way was Senior Kelly Joyce (12 points) SR. Jordan Ferullo and Junior Syd Pavao (10 points for both girls).


The team moves to (11-4 overall) (8-4 in the Middlesex League). They will face the Arlington Spy Ponders on Tuesday evening at BHS.

 

The boys lost their game over the Red Raiders 57-45. They drop to (13-3) (10-2 in the Middlesex League).  They will also face the Spy Ponder on Tuesday in Arlington.

 

 

Boys Wrestling: 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Burlington Wrestling Twitter

 

Red Devil Wrestling traveled up I-93 to Concord, New Hampshire for the Capitol City Tourney on Saturday, February 1st. The Sodas, Joe Perna, McGillivray all reached the semis that morning.


The Red Devils went 3-1 in the semis. Pins were made by Junior Cam Soda and Joe Perna. Junior Zack Soda had a technical fall. Junior Ryan McGillivray lost to the New England Champ Andrew Fallon (17-1), he wrestled third.

 

 

Courtesy of Burlington Wrestling Twitter

 

During the final round, Burlington went 3-0. Zack Soda went 6-03 over Central Catholic and his brother Cam had a 7-2 win over Noble, Maine. A second period win went to Junior Joe Perna for his victory over Concord, New Hampshire.

 

Junior Ryan McGillivray finished in fourth place. Both Soda brothers win their second straight Capitol City Classic title. Joe Perna earned his first.

 

 

Courtesy of Burlington Wrestling Twitter

 

Burlington finished 6th out of 25 teams. The team will head to Shawsheen Valley Tech to face the Rams on Tuesday evening.

 

Boys/Girls Hockey: 

 

Later that day, the Boys/Girls Hockey teams hosted the Wakefield Warriors at the Burlington Ice Palace. The Red Devils only had one goal in the second by Senior Jacob Vozikis.

 

Burlington ended the game in their second tie of the season. 1-1 was the final. The boys drop to (10-3-2) on the season and will be playing the Walpole Rebels on Monday evening at Rodman Arena.


The Lady Devils outscored the Warriors 3-0. Goals in the game were made by Bella Hacker (1st Period), Mia Lauder (2nd Period) and Ava Petrone (3rd period). The girls will move to (6-7-2) and will face the Wilmington Wildcats on Wednesday evening at the Burlington Ice Palace.   

 

 

 

 

 

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Boys/Girls Basketball 

 

The Boys and Girls Basketball teams visited their rival the Lexington Minutemen on Tuesday evening.

 

First let’s begin by talking about the Lady Devils Burlington scored 50 unanswered points in total, however the team didn’t get the victory. Points for the night were put up by Freshman Alyvia Pena (17 pts- Matches Career High), Senior Kelly Joyce (13 pts), Junior Syd Pavao (10 pts), Senior Jordan Ferullo (4 pts) and Junior Nataleigh Barrucci (4pts).

 

They lost 64-50 and drop to (10-4) record with a (7-4 record in the Middlesex League).

 

Now for the boys they were close, but couldn’t get the job done in a 74-71 overtime loss. The boys drop to (13-2) and (10-1 in the Middlesex League).

 

Both teams will travel to Watertown to take on the Red Raiders on Friday evening.

 

 

 

 

Written on 1-27-2020

 

The last weekend in January was a busy one for a number of Burlington High Winter Sports teams.

 

Boys/Girls Basketball

 

On Friday, January 24 the Boys and Girls Basketball teams had home games against their rivals the Stoneham Spartans. The boys won 76-48 over the Spartans. Stats in the game were made by Senior/Captain/Guard Kyle Inglis and Senior/Captain/Forward Mike Melanson.

 

The boys improve to (13-1) and (10-0 in the Middlesex League). The girls also won against Stoneham in a 50-29 victory. Stats from the night were from Freshman Alevia Pena with 17 points, 3 field goals and 4 steals. Junior Sydney Pavao had 10 points, 6 steals, 1 block and 1 assists. Junior Marina Callahan- 9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, and 7 assists. Senior Kelly Joyce- 7 points, 10 rebounds, 6 steals and 1 assists. Junior Nataleigh Barucci- 5 steals.

 

After the win over the Spartans, the girls now qualified for the state tournament. The girls move to (10-3) and (7-3 in the Middlesex League)

 

Both teams will face the Lexington Minutemen on Tuesday evening. Boys will play at BHS and the girls will play at Lexington High School.  

 

Boys Wrestling  

 

Boys wrestling had a quad meet at BHS against the Arlington Spy Ponders, Masconomet Chieftains and the Dedham Marauders on Friday night.

 

The boys started with a loss against the first meet of the night against the Spy Ponders. Pins in that meet were made by Juniors Joe Perna, Ryan McGillivray and Jack Laverty. A Major Decision was made to Junior Cam Soda and Sophomore Timmy Vadnais forfeited.

 

Things were looking much better when they faced the Marauders in the next round. A 42-30 victory is what the Red Devils needed to stay alive in the meet. Pins were made by Juniors Joe Perna and Jack Laverty and Sophomore Adam Eldeeb.

 

Junior Cam Soda, Ryan McGillivray and Sophomore Nick Silva forfeited.

 

Lastly, the meet ended with a match up against the Masconomet Chieftains. Burlington won by three in a 36-33 victory. Pins were made by Juniors Ryan McGillivray, Jack Laverty, Cam Soda, Sophomores Timmy Vadnais and Adam Eldeeb. Freshman Jaden Alford forfeited.

 

The team record moves to (6-8) and they will be facing the Wakefield Warriors on Wednesday evening at BHS.

 

Boys/Girls Indoor Track: 

 

Boys and Girls Track team had a meet against the Wakefield Warriors on Friday evening at Reggie Lewis Track and Tennis Center. The Lady Devils lost by 8 points in a 54-46 loss.

 

For the boys, Junior James Johnson got his personal best during the 1 mile race with a time of 4 minutes and 34 seconds. He won the two mile in 10 minutes and 9 seconds. However, the boys didn’t end up winning the Middlesex League Freedom Title.

 

Wakefield ended up winning the title in a 65-36 win. The boys and girls will host the Middlesex 12 League meet at Boston University Track and Tennis Center on Monday, February 3rd.

 

 

Boys/Girls Ice Hockey 

 

Boys/Girls Ice Hockey teams headed to Ed Burns Arena where they faced the Arlington Spy Ponders on Saturday night. The Lady Devils only scored one goal during the second period by Bella Hacker.

 

Burlington lost 4-1 against the Spy Ponders. The boys played after the girls, and only two goals were made in the second/third period by Cam Costa (Power Play) (2nd) John Condon (3rd). The final score was 5-2 Arlington.

 

The boys drop to (10-3) (7-2 in the Middlesex League). Girls drop to (5-6-2) (1-4-3 in the Middlesex League). Both teams will face the Wakefield Warriors on Saturday, February 1st at the Ice Palace. 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.


 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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


55mHurdles

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)


600m

2nd Place Liz Breiby (1:50.01)


1000m

No wins


300m

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


4x200

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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