Monday, April 30, 2012
Boys' distance relay team smashes school record.
The Tewksbury High track teams spent the weekend at Whitman-Hanson Regional High, competing in the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Division 2 Relays. One of the highlights of the meet for the Redmen was the performance of the boys distance relay team, which broke the school record with a run of 10:58.10. The team, which included Brian Amaral, Roy Felix, Kip Horahan and Cory Thomas placed 5th overall. Also for the boys, the shot put team of John Fiorello, Christian Taylor and Stevie DeFrancesco placed 5th. The Tewksbury girls placed 11th as a team in Division 2 with 18 points. Leading the way was the 1600 meter sprint medley team, which placed second in a time of 4:16.8. The 4x100 team placed fourth and the 4x400 team placed …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Softball team hands North Reading first loss but falls to Methuen.
Boys Lacrosse The vastly improved Tewksbury High boys lacrosse team put a serious scare into Billerica before running out of steam and dropping an 8-6 decision. The teams were tied 4-4 at the half and Tewksbury played an outstanding third quarter to build a 6-4 lead heading in to the fourth. But Billerica had too much depth. Tewksbury held two leads in the game, but couldn't maintain them in the end. Senior captain Sean Foley had two goals, Joe DiRusso had one goal and one assist, Junior captain Zach Jacobs had one goal, attackmen Johnny Aylward and Brandon Hibner each had one goal as well. Goalie Mike Brawley made 11 saves in net. Defensemen Matt Donovan, Kyle Pandolph, Matt Blaisdell, Kevin Dick, Zach Lamoreaux, and midfielder James …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person working for the weekend.
Here are five pieces of information to start your Friday off on the right foot and to help make you the smartest person looking forward to Prom. 1. Your Local Weekend Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today will be cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 24 mph. Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 29. West wind between 9 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind between 13 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind between 6 and 10 mph. Sunday: Sunny and breezy, with a high near 52. Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 33. 2. Quotes of the Day: "What…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Redmen rally from 7-0 deficit but drop 12-9 decision.
The Tewksbury High offense was operating on all cylinders but run prevention was a bit of a problem, as the Redmen fell to Haverhill, 12-9, on Monday. The Hillies built a 7-0 lead before Tewksbury mounted a ferocious comeback, cutting the lead to 7-4 with a rally in the fifth inning. Haverhill answered in the fifth and sixth innings to push their lead to 12-4. But Tewksbury wasn't finished, erupting for five runs in the top of the seventh to throw a scare into the Hillies, before running out of steam. Tewksbury, which dropped to 3-4, got offense from multiple sources. Cam Oliveira (RBI, 3 runs), Matt Skotz (3 RBI, run), Frankie McLaughlin (double, RBI, 2 runs) and Mike Casey (RBI, run) had two hits each. Brad Gahagan drove in a pair of …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Baseball team falls to Lawrence, boys' lacrosse romps.
Softball The Tewksbury High softball team improved to 6-1, thrashing North Andover, 12-0 on Friday in a mercy-rul shortened game. Sophomore sireballer Shannon McLaughlin continued her dominant work in the circle, tossing her fourth straight shutout and running her consective scoreless innings streak to 24. McLaughlin struck out six and allowed just one hit. The Redmen offense struggled a bit early and they led just 3-0 after four innings before erupting for nine runs in the fifth to end the game. Sammy LaFerriere had three hits, including a pair of doubles, to lead the Tewksbury offense. Brooke Hardy had a pair of hits, including a three-run homer in the fifth. Sheri Liggiero had a pair of hits and Tiffanie Marsh stroked a triple. Baseball…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tennis team picks up a key league win over Methuen.
Baseball It was no day at the beach -- well, actually it kind of was -- for the Tewksbury High baseball team when it travelled to the island to take on Nantucket in a double-header. The Redmen were all business, sweeping the twin bill, 9-0 and 6-3. Lefty ace John Chotkowski tossed a 2-hit shutout in the opener. He struck out eight and allowed just one walk. Offense came courtesy of Zack DiRocco and Mike Casey, who each had a pair of hits. But the big blast came from Joe Gonsalves who cracked a home run in a pinch-hitting appearance. In the second game, DiRocco picked up the win on the hill. He pitched 5.2 innings in a strong start. Cam Oliveira had a pair of hits for the Redmen. Dom Rosado ripped a triple and scored a pair of runs. The …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tewksbiury builds an early 5-1 lead and rolls to a 9-5 victory.
The Tewksbury boys lacrosse team beat the heat, and took down host Wilmington while they were at it. During an unseasonably warm Monday morning contest, the Redmen snagged a 5-1 lead at halftime and held on for a 9-5 win thanks to timely goals in the second frame that helped fight off a Wildcat charge. 10 led the charge with a game-high four goals, 3 had two scores, and three other Redmen cracked the scorebook as well as Tewksbury High improved to 4-3 on the season. The only downside of the game for the locals was an injury to 23, who suffered a knee injury in the third quarter and was carted to an ambulance following the final horn.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Lacrosse teams swept by powerful Chelmsford squads.
The Tewksbury High baseball team was able to slug with Peabody for a short time but wound up dropping a tough 9-7 decision on Tuesday. The Redmen started strong with two runs in the first and three in the second to take an early 5-2 lead. But Peabody rallied with five runs in the bottom of the second against Tewksbury starter Zach DiRocco to take the lead for good. Catcher Cam Oliveira continued his hot start, with three hits and two RBI to pace the Redmen offense. Mike Casey and Frank McLaughlin added two hits each in the loss. Tewksbury is now 1-1. Boys', Girls' Lacrosse Teams Fall to Chelmsford Tewksbury High's lacrosse teams took it on the chin against a pair of tough Chelmsford squads. For the boys, Sean Foley had a goal and an assist…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
John Chotkowski goes the distance to pick up the victory.
It wasn't exactly an offensive explosion but four runs in the fifth inning was enough to carry the Tewksbury High baseball team to a 4-3 road win over Wilmington High on Opening Day. Matt Skotz had two of Tewksbury's four hits, including a two-run single in the first. Cam Oliveira added a sacrifice fly and Dom Rosado was plunked by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in a run. John Chotkowski was strong on the mound for the Redmen, going the distance, while scattering seven hits and striking out nine. Wilmington's Tim Woods pitched a strong game, allowing just the four hits. Woods was cruising along until running into trouble in the fifth. Phil Lentini and Cole Peffer had two hits each to pace the Wildcat offense. The Wildcats had some …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Junior forward Derek Petti scores two more goals as the Tewksbury High hockey team tops Lincoln-Sudbury, 3-1.
With Boston Latin in control of the Merrimack Valley Conference/Dual County League Division 2 title race, and a state tournament berth already tucked safely into his own team's pocket, all Tewksbury High hockey coach Derek Doherty wants is for his team to continue to build positive momentum over the final week of the regular season. Thanks to a strong goaltending performance from freshman netminder Kyle Paquette and yet another multiple goal game from junior forward Derek Petti, Doherty got just what he was looking for Saturday night as the Redmen came up with one of their strongest efforts of the season and beat MVC/DCL Division 2 rival Lincoln-Sudbury, 3-1 at the Breakaway Ice Center. "We've been playing pretty good the last couple of …