Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Veteran Tewksbury High School boys hockey coach Derek Doherty said he doesn't picture himself coaching anywhere else.
Derek Doherty enjoys winning. And he enjoys winning at his alma mater. That's why for the last 12 years and for the foreseeable future, there's no place he'd rather be. "I love to win and I love to win with Tewksbury kids," said the Tewksbury High School boys hockey coach Doherty. "It'd be pretty tough for me to go and coach somewhere else." Unfortunately for Doherty, this year he won't be able to add another state title to his resume. The Redmen were stunned by Watertown in the opening round of the North Division 2 tournament on Tuesday night. Are you a big fan of the Redmen? You'll also want to see:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Winthrop eliminates Tewksbury High Hockey team from MIAA state tournament, 4-0.
Unfortunately for the Tewksbury High hockey team, the 2011-2012 season ended just the way it started. On a down note. The defending Division 2 State Champion Redmen got stung early and never recovered Tuesday night, suffering a 4-0 loss to Winthrop High in their opening round MIAA state tournament game at the Stoneham Arena. Winthrop forward Matt Todisco scored what proved to be the game-winning goal just 1:09 into the first period, effectively knocking the young TMHS team right off its game plan, and things never got better after that. Two second period goals put the game out of reach and a fourth goal in the third period added insult to injury as Tewksbury's dreams of making another strong post-season run were ruined before the Redmen …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Redmen will open defense of their 2011 Division 2 State Championship Tuesday evening in Stoneham.
It's tourney time again for the defending Division 2 state champion Tewksbury High Redmen, who learned on Saturday that they will face Winthrop High School in the opening round of the MIAA Division 2 North Sectional tournament on Tuesday evening at Stoneham Arena. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. as the No. 7 seeded Redmen will open their defense of their 2011 Division 2 State Championship against the No. 10 seeded Vikings. Winthrop finished its regular season with a 12-6-2 record, good for third place in the Northeastern Conference's North Division, behind Danvers and Beverly, who are seeded fourth and sixth in the Division 2 North bracket. Tewksbury, which qualified for a state tournament berth with more than two weeks left in the regular …
Monday, February 6, 2012
TMHS girls blow out Dracut, 54-34; Petti nets two as hockey team ties Boston Latin; track teams show well at Freshman-Sophomore meet.
If you want to get an idea of how dramatically the Tewksbury High girls basketball team has improved over the last six weeks, just roll your calendar back to December 16th, when the Redmen, mired in an 0-6 start, lost a turnover-plagued, 48-40 decision to Dracut High on their own home court. On Friday night, that very same group of TMHS girls stormed into Dracut's house and slapped the unsuspecting Middies around in their own gym, taking a 54-34 victory. It was Tewksbury's fifth win in its last seven games. "We're playing way better, overall, as a team," head coach Mark Bradley said after Friday night's game. "The confidence is just getting better and better and better and that's nice to see. It was a total team effort tonight. It was a …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Third period goals gives Central a 3-2 win over Tewksbury High hockey team; wrestlers tie Billerica.
There's an old saying that claims "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger." That might have been the case for the Tewksbury High hockey team Wednesday night as the Redmen took on one of the top ranked Division 1 teams in the state and fell just short of pulling a major upset, losing to Central Catholic, 3-2. "There's a reason we schedule teams like this," said Tewksbury coach Derek Doherty after his Redmen out-hit and out-shot Central for three periods. "This is one of the top four or five Division 1 teams in the state. We don't have to schedule this team, or Chlemsford or Billerica. But we play them because it makes us a better team and gets us better prepared for the (state) tournament." Freshman forward Ryan Petti scored both of …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Derek Petti plays the hero for the third straight game as the TMHS hockey team salvages a 1-1 draw with Methuen.
There have been many high school, collegiate and professional athletes over the years who have turned to their teammates and said "Hop on my back, I'll carry you." But you'd have to search far and wide to find a high school hockey player who has done more for his team than what Derek Petti did for the Tewksbury High Redmen over the past week. "Petti Magic" struck again Saturday afternoon in Methuen, as the junior center iceman and team's leading scorer produced another spectacular goal in the final minute of the game to salvage a 1-1 tie for Tewksbury. For the second time in seven days. All Mark and Donna Petti's second son has done over the past week of TMHS hockey is to pull out a 1-1 tie with Lincoln-Sudbury by scoring his team's only …
Monday, January 16, 2012
London wins 170-pound title as Redmen excel; TMHS hockey team hammers Haverhill, 5-1.
Senior captain Chris London continued his spectacular 2011-2012 wrestling campaign by capturing first place in the 170-pound weight class, sparking the Tewksbury High wrestling team to perhaps its best showing of the season Saturday. The Redmen ran up 141 total points to take second place in the 16-team field at the 2012 Woburn Invitational Tournament at Woburn High School. "It was a real good day," said TMHS coach Brian Aylward. "We had some high hopes coming in, we were shooting for top three. I thought we did a lot of positive things out there for sure. I thought we represented real well." London was one of seven Tewksbury wrestlers who finished in sixth place or better, as senior 182-pounder Derek Tarpey had one of his most successful …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Derek Petti nets two more goals as the Tewksbury High hockey team improves to 7-1-1; wrestlers take one of three in quad meet.
No one is going to claim that the Tewksbury High hockey team painted a masterpiece at The Edge Sports Center Saturday night, but what the Redmen did do is something they've become quite accustomed to this season. They won. Junior sharpshooter Derek Petti scored two more goals and freshman goaltender Kyle Paquette recorded his second career shutout, as TMHS ran its 2011-2012 record to a remarkable 7-1-1 with a 3-0 road win over Concord-Carlisle. "We didn't play great," said TMHS coach Derek Doherty. "We were running around a lot out there. But we'll take it. We'll take it, but we expect to get better." One thing that can't get much better about the Redmen is their record. The win over Concord-Carlisle was their seventh in their last eight …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Chris Connors' third period game-winner extends Tewksbury's unbeaten streak to seven games.
One of these days, somebody is going to have to explain to the 2011-2012 Tewksbury High hockey team that this was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Apparently, the Redmen didn't get the memo. That became all too clear Wednesday night when the left-over remnants of last year's Division 2 state championship team waltzed into Billerica's Hallenborg Arena and stunned the highly-regarded Indians, 3-2, to raise their record to an eye-opening 6-1-1 so far this year. After starting the season with a 5-2 loss at Chelmsford, TMHS has run off a seven-game unbeaten streak, and none of the six wins in that streak was any sweeter than Wednesday's thumping of Division 1 power Billerica. "Wow, what a great night," said Tewksbury coach Derek Doherty after …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tewksbury High hockey team improves to 3-1 with opening round win at Maine Invitational Hockey Tournament.
For the past nine years, _Tewksbury High_ hockey coach Derek Doherty has taken his Redmen north to Maine over Christmas vacation in hopes that his senior leadership will teach the younger TMHS players what a winning tradition is all about. That's exactly what happened Monday night, _as seniors PJ Mugford and Dan Ladderbush _provided the offense and freshman goaltender Kyle Paquette notched his first career shutout, as Tewksbury downed Scarborough, ME., 2-0 in the opening round of the Maine Invitational Tournament. "This (trip to Maine) really brings the kids together," Doherty said. "It's a great experience for the younger guys and its good for us as a team." Mugford, the team's most experienced defender, continued to lead by example, …