Friday, March 29, 2013
After a surprising run to the Division 2 semifinals in their first varsity season, the team graduates zero seniors.
The Tewksbury-Methuen girls hockey team surprised just about everyone on the high school scene with this year’s run to the Division 2 semifinal round – even themselves. In the team’s first every varsity season, the locals came out of the gates with a 2-0-2 mark to beging the regular season. It was at that point that head coach Kim Bruff said her players realized just what could be to come. “At the beginning of the season we didn’t know what we’d have. We wanted to be a competitive team, but being a first year program we had a lot to catch up on,” said Bruff. “I think initially the girls were like ‘Whoa. I thought we were going to get slaughtered.’ So when that happened, they gained a little confidence that they knew they could compete here…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Redmen Roundup is a daily look at Tewksbury High sports results and highlights.
Girls Hockey Tewksbury/Methuen 4, Weston/Wayland 3 The formula to winning in high school hockey isn't especially complicated. If you have an outstanding goalie and a couple of skilled snipers on your first line and you're likely going to win more than you lose. The Tewksbury/Methuen girls have both and, as a result, they are 2-0-0 to start their first-ever season. On Wednesday night, the Red Rangers built up a 4-1 lead over Wayland/Weston after two periods and held on for a 4-3 win. Wayland/Weston carried the play much of the game, peppering T-M goalie Taylor Lirakis with more than 40 shots. But Lirakis was up to the task, keeping the visitors at bay with save after save. The offense was taken care of by Amanda Conway, who notched her …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Wrestling team performs well at Sons of Italy Tournament.
Girls Ice Hockey Tewksbury/Methuen 8, Boston Latin 0 The cooperative Tewksbury High/Methuen High girls ice hockey team debuted over and the weekend and things could not have gone any better. The Red Rangers blasted Boston Latin, 8-0. Kelly Golini and Amanda Conway provided Tewksbury/Methuen with all the firepower they would need with three goals each. Golini, just a 7th grader, added two assists. Hayley McCarthy and Kathleen LeFebvre chipped in two assists each. Junior goalie Taylor Lirakis recorded the shutout. Boys Ice Hockey Tewksbury 6, Haverhill 2 The Redmen (1-1-1) picked up their first victory of the season on Saturday, 6-2 over the Hillies. Derek Petti paced the Redmen offense with a goal and 2 assists. Ryan Petti added three …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Tewksbury high hockey team battles to a 1-1 tie with Methuen.
Football Tewksbury High football coach Brian Aylward has been named Merrimack Valley Conference Division 2 coach of the Year. The award was voted on by the other MVC coaches. Aylward guided the Redmen to a 7-5 record in 2012 and their second straight MVC D2 title/playoff berth. Lowell High's John Florence won Division 1 MVC Coach of the Year honors. For the record, Tewksbury High whipped Lowell High, 21-0, when the teams met this season. Aylward wasn't the only one receiving honors this week. Sophomore running back James Sullivan, junior wide receiver Kevin Dick, junior offensive lineman Alex Hamilton, senior linebacker Kyle Pandolph and junior linebacker Eddie Matovu were named MVC Division 2 Football All-Stars. Wrestling Lawrence 51, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Follow all the Redmen action this winter on Tewksbury Patch.
Attached you will find a PDF document of the schedules for all of the Tewksbury High 2012-2013 Winter Sports Teams.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Bits of knowledge to help make you the smartest person in the cafeteria.
Here are five pieces of information designed to start your Friday with a smile on your face and song in your heart and to help make you the smartest person workin' for the weekend. 1. Your Local Weekend Weather Forecast: According to the NWS, today we will have rain, mainly before 4pm. Patchy fog. High near 51. North wind between 3 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Tonight: A chance of rain, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind between 10 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. West …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Derek Petti's hat trick gives TMHS hockey team 3-0 win over Dracut; boys basketball team trounces Tyngsboro, 62-42; wrestlers roll over Malden.
There's not much the average high school kid can get accomplished in just nine seconds, unless of course you're _Tewksbury High sharp-shooter Derek Petti_, who pretty much punched the TMHS hockey team's ticket to the state tournament in that incredibly short span of time Wednesday night. Petti, the junior forward who now leads Tewksbury with 16 goals in just 13 games this season, broke open a 0-0 deadlock with two second-period goals just nine seconds apart, then later added a third to spark the Redmen to a 3-0 win over Dracut at the_ Breakaway Ice Center._ _The defending Division 2 state champion TMHS skaters_ had entered the game in need of just one more victory to guarantee themselves a return trip to the MIAA state tournament this …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Mites go 1-1-1 over the past week.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was supplied by the coaches of the Tewksbury Redmen Mite hockey team.) The Tewksbury Redmen Mites Hockey Team continued their strong play going 1-1-1 over the past week. The Mites battled hard against a big Methuen team but lost 5-2, ending their 3 game winning streak. The Redmen came out strong in the first period with quality scoring chances by Billy Doherty, Conor Cremin, and Brady Chapman but the Methuen goalie kept the Redmen off the scoreboard. The Mites were down 3-0 in the second period but battled back with 2 second period goals by Andrew Grieco and Sean Murphy. The Redmen continued to pressure the Methuen goalie in the third period with shots by Jack Griffin, Alex Pescatore, and Andrew …
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 …
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 …