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TEWKSBURY – You have to applaud the Town of Tewksbury. And it should be a standing ovation that lasts for a very long time.

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In the course of their history, the football programs at Tewksbury and Wilmington High have staged many great battles against each other. Tewksbury has certainly had the upper hand in recent years, dominating the Thanksgiving Day rivalry, but regardless of the team’s records, many great play…

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TEWKSBURY - The Tewksbury High volleyball team is off to a 2-0 start following a pair of hard-fought, non-league victories over Wilmington and Bedford.

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TEWKSBURY – After getting shut out in its first two games, both 2-0 defeats to Haverhill and Billerica, the Tewksbury Memorial High School Boys' Soccer team hosted Danvers on Saturday morning with the hopes of not only coming away with the team's first win of the season, but also finding the…

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ANDOVER – For years and decades, the Chelmsford High School swim-and-dive team has played second fiddle to Andover, always finishing behind the Warriors in regular season meets as well as league, sectional and state meets.

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BILLERICA – There is a long season still ahead for the Shawsheen Tech Girls Cross Country team, but it is unlikely that they will by able to top the drama of their season opening meet this past Wednesday at Shawsheen, when they pulled out a thrilling one point victory over Whittier Tech, dow…

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BEDFORD – In many ways last Friday night’s clash between non-league rivals Shawsheen Tech and Bedford High School was somewhat predictable, with a young and inexperienced Rams team taking to the road to take on a mostly veteran Bedford High squad in the season opener for both teams, with Bed…

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TEWKSBURY – Towards the end of the 2019 season, you could tell that the Tewksbury Memorial High School girls' soccer team had an emerging star in Jordan Sheehan. Her non-stop effort and determination on the field was one thing, but with a little more experience and development, the tenth gra…

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TEWKSBURY – After finishing with six wins back in the 2019 season, the Tewksbury Memorial High School girls' soccer team enjoyed (using that term loosely considering all of the COVID rule changes last year) a terrific abbreviated 2020 season finishing with a 7-2-1 record, with both losses co…

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TEWKSBURY – This season’s Tewksbury High Golf team will have a much different look than last season’s group, and will be even more different than the group that won back to back MVC Division 2 titles in 2018 and 2019 before last season’s COVID restricted season that saw the Redmen play a lim…

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TEWKSBURY – The past ten years have been pretty special with the Tewksbury Memorial High School Football team. The Redmen have combined for a 90-25 record since 2011, have won eight league titles, a Super Bowl title, lost in two other Super Bowls, won four sectional titles and of course won …

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TEWKSBURY – In each of the past nine years, entering the new season, Tewksbury Memorial High School boys' cross-country coach Peter Fortunato has been asked about how much work his runners put in over the summer and in the off-season. Usually the answer is positive, ranging from different numbers.

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TEWKSBURY – Over the last handful of years, the Tewksbury Memorial High School Boys' Soccer team has had its ups and downs in terms of record, and in terms of people who could put the ball in the opposing net. Last year freshman Ryan Cura led the team in scoring. Before that was Zach LaLonde…

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TEWKSBURY – Alek Cranston is a pretty impressive young adult. Mature beyond his years, the Tewksbury Memorial High School senior is striving to be the valedictorian of the 2022 Class, while he has aspirations of studying mechanical engineering and is looking at colleges such as Cornell, UPen…

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TEWKSBURY - The longest training camp in program history will finally conclude on Friday when the Tewksbury High volleyball team opens up its season with a home game with North Andover.

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TEWKSBURY – Last year during the weird COVID-19 season where basically the members of the Tewksbury Memorial High School girls' cross-country team ran against themselves through virtual meets, head coach Fran Cusick still saw a strong overall season, including his team finishing with a 5-2 record.

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TEWKSBURY – When Tewksbury Memorial High School cross-country and track coach Fran Cusick thinks back on when Molly Cremin joined the indoor track team, he is amazed with how far she has come.

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TEWKSBURY - Kiley Kennedy is a second year player for the Tewksbury High volleyball team, but with the pandemic distorting the high school sports experience in 2020, this year feels more like a first year in many ways.

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METHUEN – When she was a freshman, the thoughts of trying out for the swim team were a little too scary for Ada Nicodemus, so she elected not to do it. Sophomore year she got the courage to do it and thoroughly enjoyed it. She was part of the Tewksbury/Methuen Red Rangers' team which won bot…

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TEWKSBURY – First-year head coach Mario Almeida has some big plans for the Tewksbury Memorial High School Boys' Soccer team. He wants to hang championship banners in the gymnasium, sooner than later, and has some other ideas he would like to put together at some point.

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TEWKSBURY – Before the 2019 season, the Town Crier featured one of the Tewksbury High captains, Robbie Kimtis. When he was asked about his lone sibling, Cole, then a sophomore, he looked right out to the practice field where he was in the middle of a drill and said, “(Cole’s) strong and aggr…

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TEWKSBURY - After suffering through a pandemic season that left it with a 2-8 record, the Tewksbury High field hockey team is transitioning on many fronts in order to get back to the form that made the Redmen tournament participants the previous two years.

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TEWKSBURY - The Tewksbury High field hockey team is on the rebound after struggling through a 2020 COVID season, and one of the players leading the way back to normalcy and the hope for increasing success is senior midfielder, Brianna Gagnon.

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BILLERICA – This past high school football season was an unusual one in many ways, not the least of which was when it was played. With the postponement of the traditional fall season to due to COVID, the season, for those who were able to play, was held in the newly created “Fall 2” season w…

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BILLERICA – It seems that everything was different in the world of high school sports in 2020. Between COVID restrictions, abbreviated (or canceled) seasons, rule changes, or what have you, the entire year had a different feel to it. Nothing seemed to be the same.

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BILLERICA – The good news for the Shawsheen Tech Girls Cross Country team is that they are coming off another winning season, having gone 4-3 in last year’s COVID abbreviated campaign.

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BILLERICA – It is simply a fact of life in high school sports that every year, every team in every sport loses players to graduation. That is why it is high school sports. Some years, obviously, more players graduate than other years, but it is what it is, as coach Belichick would say.

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On Sunday night, the entire country will watch Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame University Football team take on Mike Norvell and his Florida State University team. The game will be aired on ABC, and will feature two of the most storied college football programs going toe-to-toe for four quarters.

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NORTH ANDOVER – Back in the late 1990’s, Wilmington had a handful of extremely talented football teams. Certainly the 1998 team was remembered for being one of the biggest (size wise) teams in recent memory, while there was tremendous talent up and down the roster.

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NORTH ANDOVER – Through the 80-plus years of Wilmington High School football, the percentage of players moving on to play at a Division 1 program are extremely slim. In fact you can probably count them on two or three hands.

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We're getting to the tail end of August so that means for us here at the Town Crier, the smaller sports sections will disappear and we'll get back to a full section with many stories that hopefully you will enjoy.

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LYNN — High school baseball season may be over, but that doesn't mean the local high school ball players have stopped playing. Many players continue to work on their game in the off season through summer leagues or tournaments. Locally, several players did just that recently by playing in on…

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NEWBURYPORT – A few back, the Tewksbury 9U All-Star team has put together a tremendous run in the first round of the Bay State Baseball Tournament, doing well enough to advance all the way to the gold trophy game, before falling to Newburyport in that game and settling for the silver trophy …

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HAVERHILL – The Hockey Night in Boston Tournament wrapped up this past weekend, with the Girls Major Showcase which was held at Haverhill Valley Forum. The players for the Girls Major Showcase are selected from the players who performed the best in HNIB tournaments in previous weeks, and sev…

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TEWKSBURY – When Cynthia O'Neil was asked about riding in the previous three Pan Mass Challenge events and taking part in this weekend's 21st annual ride, the 55-year-old did a little self deprecating, saying that she's not an athlete whatsoever, “so if I can do it, anyone can.”

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TEWKSBURY – It was a mixed bag of results this weekend for the Tewksbury 9U All-Star team, as they pulled out a thrilling win in the second round of the prestigious Bay State Tournament, keeping alive their hopes of a state championship, while they suffered a heartbreaking walk off loss in t…

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BILLERICA — As the days of summer dwindle and the teams that make up the Northeast Baseball League jockey for final position in the standings, Wilmington looks like the South Division team to beat down the stretch.

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TEWKSBURY – After a tremendous run to the championship game of the Conway Classic Tournament, the Tewksbury 10U All-Star team came up just short of capturing the tournament title despite a great effort in the title game, as they dropped a 9-8 heartbreaker to Winchester when the Sachems score…

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TEWKSBURY – Heading into this past weekend’s Conway Classic Tournament playoff rounds, it would have been easy for Tewksbury 11U All-Stars to have had their doubts.