Monday, March 11, 2013
Two-time defending state champs are too much for Tewksbury/Methuen in State Semifinals.
The Tewksbury/Methuen girls’ hockey team travelled a long way, both literally and figuratively, to play in the Division 2 State Semifinals on Saturday in Bourne. Unfortunately for the Red Rangers, their game against two-time defending State Champ Duxbury High may have seemed even longer. Combining a relentless attack with a smothering defense, the Dragons overwhelmed the Red Rangers, 8-0, to advance to the State Final on March 17 at the TD Garden. Duxbury (20-1-1), which held a 48-11 edge in shots on goal, settled matters early with four goals in the first period against Tewksbury/Methuen goalie Taylor Lirakis (40 saves). They added two in each of the final two periods. Jacqui Nolan and Liz Collins had two goals each to pace the Dragons’ …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
TMHS girls hockey team advances to Division 2 North quarterfinals.
Thursday, February 28
The first year Tewksbury/Methuen Red Rangers girls varsity hockey advanced to the MIAA division 2 quarterfinals, upsetting second-seeded Canton 7-3. The offense was led by three goals and three assists from Amanda Conway. Kelly Golini and Hayley McCarthy, added a goal and an assist each, as the Red Rangers kept the Canton defense and goalies befuddled all game. On the back-end, stud defensemen Hayley Sutherland and Kathleen Lefebre (30+ minutes each) wore down the potent Canton attack, limiting the Bulldogs to feeble outside shots. When needed, shutdown goaltender Taylor Lirakis (30 saves) stifled the Canton attack with timely saves, frustrating the heavily favored home team. Kelly Blackwell and Lefebre with also scored, while Sutherland …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Boys basketball destroys Wilmington, 80-37.
Girls Hockey Tewksbury/Methuen 5, Concord-Carlisle 1 First time was the charm for the Tewksbury/Metheun girls hockey team. The Red Rangers are headed to the State Tournament in their very first varsity season after dominating Concord-Carlisle, 5-1 on Tuesday. They wrapped up the regular season at 8-7-3. Sophomore Amanda Conway put an exclamation point on her season with yet another hat trick, giving her 44 goals on the year. 7th Grader Kelly Golini chipped in with two more goals. Taylor Lirakis turned in an outstanding game in net, making 29 saves. Boys Basketball Tewksbury 80, Wilmington 37 Five players scored in double-digits, as the Redmen destroyed Wilmington on Tuesday. Alex DiRocco led the way with 15 points, Kevin Haley had 13, …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Girls Basketball whips Melrose to reach St. Mary's Tournament final.
Girls Hockey Tewksbury/Methuen 9, Waltham 4 With 34 goals through her first 16 games, Tewksbury/Methuen sophomore forward Amanda Conway was having a pretty amazing season. And then came this. Conway scored seven goals on Saturday, leading the Red Rangers to a 9-4 win over Waltham High. The victory improved the Red Rangers' record to 7-7-3 on the season and kept their hopes for a berth in the State Tournament alive. Tewksbury/Methuen closes out its regular season on Tuesday against Concord-Carlisle, needing a win or a tie to reach the post-season. Kelly Golini had two goals and an assist in the win over Waltham. Hayley Sutherland added three assists, while Riley Cote, Haley McCarthy and Kathleen Lefebvre had two assists each. Girls …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Conway continues scoring rampage with fourth hat trick.
The best kept secret in girls' high school hockey may well be the Tewksbury/Methuen Red Rangers. The Red Rangers remained unbeaten on the season (3-0-2) with a 3-0 whitewash of Belmont High on Wednesday. Taylor Lirakis continued to be a brick wall between the pipes for Tewksbury/Methuen, finishing with 35 saves to post another shutout. The offense, as it has much of the early season, came off the stick of Amanda Conway, who posted her fourth hat trick. Through five games, Conway has a jaw-dropping 13 goals and one assist. Kelly Golini added two assists and Kathleen LeFebvre had one assist in the win over Belmont. Despite being unbeaten, Tewksbury/Methuen has yet to crack the Boston Globe Top 20. The Red Rangers will face their stiffest …