Friday, March 1, 2013
The junior captain was a big reason the Tewksbury High School boys basketball team made the playoffs this year.
Kevin Dick provided great senior leadership for the Tewksbury High School boys basketball team, even if he’s only a junior. The Redmen captain was a critical piece for a team that exceeded expectations in reaching the postseason. “I’m kind of like the anchor. I help glue everyone together,” said Dick. “There was just one senior on the team, so I have to act older than I really am.” Dick and second-year head coach Phil Conners helped the team reach the postseason for a second straight season. Unfortunately, the Redmen’s stay didn’t last long as they were eliminated with a 68-52 first round loss to Arlington on Monday night. “No one thought we’d do anything this year,” said Dick. “So to get into the tournament meant a lot to us.” A great …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
DiRocco and Dick lead the way with 19 points each.
Boys Basketball Tewksbury 72, Dracut 51 After a mid-year swoon, the Tewksbury High boys basketball team has gathered momentum over the last few weeks and qualified for the Division 2 North Sectional Tournament with a 72-51 win over Dracut. Junior Kevin Dick and sophomore Alex DiRocco dropped in 19 points each to lead a balanced attack for the Redmen. Joe Csokmay chipped in with 10 points, six assists and five rebounds. Justin Derrah added 10 points. With the win, Tewksbury improved to 8-11 overall. Howver, the Redmen's 5-3 record against Division 2 opponents is enough to qualify for the tournament.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Boys' Basketball earns much-needed win over Middies.
Girls Basketball Tewksbury 66, Dracut 53 The Semenza sisters came up huge for the Tewksbury High girls basketball team, leading the Redmen over Dracut, 66-53. Shannon Semenza led the way for Tewskbury with a game-high 17 points. Sarah Semenza and Chelsee Porcaro added 12 points each for the Redmen. Boys Basketball Tewksbury 56, Dracut 36 The Redmen earned a "must" win in their quest for a berth in the State Tournament, 56-36 over Dracut. Tewksbury used a smothering defense to snap a six-game losing streak and improve to 5-8 on the season. Junior Kevin Dick led the way for the Redmen with a game-high 17 points. Sophomore Alex DiRocco dropped in 15.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Young Redmen continue to impress early in the season.
The Tewksbury boys basketball team jumped back over the .500 mark Friday night with an impressive 65-58 win over Tyngsboro. The Redmen are 3-2 on the season and 3-0 at the new Tewksbury High gym. Underclassmen continue to get the job done for Tewksbury. Freshman guard Nate Tenaglia led the way with 16 points. Junior guard Kevin Dick added 13 and freshman forward Justin Derrah continued his strong play with 12 points. The Redmen are back in action Thursday in the first round of the Knights of Columbus Holiday Tournament at Wilmington High. Girls Basketball Tyngsboro 62, Tewksbury 31 The Redmen are still looking for their first win of the season (0-4) after a 62-31 loss on the road to Tyngsboro. Nicole Chaet led Tewksbury with 12 points.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Johnny Aylward had four touchdowns, Kevin Dick caught three, and Eddie Matovu ran for two.
- Jay Oza
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Tewksbury High had a chance to knock off an unbeaten team for the second week in a row, but fell short in a slugfest at Doucette Field, 51-42 to Andover. “I think that this is one that will go down as one of the all-time games,” said Redmen head coach Brian Aylward. From the opening kickoff to the final gun, both teams “spilled their guts,” as Aylward said. They combined for 93 points and enough highlight reel plays to keep the healthy crowd in suspense until the finish. After beating a 3-0 Lowell squad last week, 21-0, Aylward had his squad ready to go against another powerhouse offense. “Last week was a tremendous win, one for the ages,” Aylward said. “It doesn’t matter what happens today, or 20 years from now, that’s something that no …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Tewksbury pulled off a big upset in Lowell, as Johnny Aylward ran for a pair of touchdowns and the defense was spectacular.
- Jay Oza
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Lowell High came into last night’s rain soaked tilt with Tewksbury High having scored 91 points in three consecutive wins. At Cawley Stadium, the Redmen defense held the vaunted Raiders to a big, fat zero, as the Redmen upset Lowell, 21-0. “We worked hard studying what they do, their formations and all of that,” said Tewksbury head coach Brian Aylward. “I thought we might have confused them a little bit." The Tewksbury defense forced four fumbles, recovered two of them, and made one interception. The Lowell offense also had five drops. On the offensive side, junior quarterback Johnny Aylward ran the show. Despite the fact that his rushing ability wasn’t a major part of the game plan, Aylward ran for a pair of touchdowns and was inches away…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tewksbury High picks up first wins of the season on the road against MVC rival.
High school students don't do any noticeable growing over just six days. But growing up? That's another story. Friday night in Haverhill, the young Tewksbury High football team did what they couldn't do at home last week against Lincoln-Sudbury -- close out a win in the fourth quarter. James Sullivan scored from five yards out with 1:39 left to play and the Redmen defense shut down the high-flying Hillies' attack, en route to a 30-22 win in the MVC opener for both teams. The game was eerily reminiscent of the Redmen's game at Haverhill, won by the Hillies in the final minute. The game Friday was tied, 14-14 at halftime and 22-22 after three quarters before Tewksbury was able put things away. "I'm hoping it was just a matter of gaining …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tewksbury High boys basketball team is eliminated from the state tournament in the first round.
If nothing else, you have to give Phil Conners credit for putting the excitement back into Tewksbury High basketball. First-year coach Conners and his TMHS Redmen had a packed house full of fans sitting on the edge of their seats all night, putting on a spirited defensive effort for four quarters before suffering a heartbreaking, 46-43 overtime loss to Marblehead High in the first round of the MIAA Divsiion 2 North Sectional tournament Tuesday night in Marblehead. "It was our best defensive game of the year," said Conners afterward. "We just didn't do it offensively. We didn't attack their 1-3-1 (zone defense) the right way. We got a lot of good shots, but we missed them. That was a heartbreaker." The Redmen, who have shot the ball …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Tewksbury High boys basketball team earns first MIAA state tournament berth in five years with 61-50 win over Dracut.
When first-year head basketball coach Phil Conners started talking about his Tewksbury High Redmen making the state tournament way back in November, there were more than a few people in Tewksbury who thought the new coach was aiming a bit high. After all, this was a program that was mired in a three-year home losing streak, and hadn't experienced post-season play since 2007. So pinch yourself if you have to, because the TMHS boys basketball team beat Dracut, 61-50, Friday night for their seventh win of the year, and in so doing qualified for a berth in the 2012 MIAA Division 2 state tournament. Sophomore guard Kevin Dick tossed in 15 points and senior forward Sean Foley had 13 as the Redmen broke open a tight game with 20 fourth quarter …