There is a youth movement afoot with the Tewksbury High boys basketball team.
A quartet of underclassmen, including a pair of freshmen, all scored in double figures to lead the Redmen to a thrilling 68-64 win over Methuen High in the home opener at the new TMHS Gym.
The visiting Rangers jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter, but the young Redmen kept their composure and battled their way all the way back for the win.
Freshman guard Nate Canaglia led the way with 15 points for Tewksbury. Sophomore guard Alex DiRocco and freshman forward Justin Derrah added 13 each. Junior guard Kevin Dick chipped in with 11 points in the victory.
Tewksbury evens its record at 1-1.
Methuen 49, Tewksbury 38
Boys Indoor Track
Tewksbury 45, Metheun 41
The Redmen pulled out an exciting 45-41 win over MVC rival Methuen this week.
Senior Cory Cataldo led the way for Tewksbury with wins in the 300 meter (35.2) and the high jump (5-8). Eddie Matovu picked up a win in the 50-meter hurdles (7.2).
Not surprisingly, members of the TMHS State Champion Cross Country team dominated the distance events. Brian Amaral won the mile in 4:45.9 and Cory Thomas won the 2-mile in 9:54.4.
Girls Indoor Track
Tewksbury 47, Methuen 39
The Redmen picked up a hard-earned 47-39 win over the Rangers this week.
Tewksbury was anchored by a sweep of the 50-meter hurdles from Kelly Quigley (7.9), Jess Amadee (8.3) and Ashley Callahan (8.6).
Bridget Blair (13:36.2) and Rachel MccAbe (13:42.2) finished 1-2 in the 2-mile. Rebecca Davies won the mile in 5:58.4.
But in the end, the meet came down to the 4x400 meter relay, with the team of Graffeo, Amadee, Callahan and Travis earning the win for Tewksbury in 4:24.0.