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NEW LONDON, CT/TEWKSBURY – If you're an athlete, who has an incredible work ethic and drive, is the ultimate team player and you have tremendous leadership skills, the wins, or in this case because it's track-and-field, the place finishes, will take care of themselves.

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TEWKSBURY – High school coaches come and go. You see your handful of Hall of Fame coaches and you see your share of lousy ones. Tewksbury has had its share of both, to be honest, but more so on the HOF side. One reason why I think the Redmen dominated in so many sports in the 2010-'19 decade…

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TEWKSBURY — He may or may not be the youngest individual to be appointed as head coach of a Massachusetts high school varsity athletic program but at the youthful age of twenty-five, Anthony Pontes is certainly among a select few who can make that claim.

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Last Friday, all 17 members of the MIAA Board of Directors approved the upcoming wrestling season with modifications set forth by the Wrestling Committee, which came on recommendations from the Sports Medicine Committee and the Task Force.

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TEWKSBURY – There's certain sports that when it comes to competing in the Merrimack Valley Conference, it's grueling to say the least. That's the case in boys basketball and it's also the case in lacrosse, especially on the girls side.

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TEWKSBURY — Now that a pair of assistant coaches has been hired, the team roster is established, and the rest of the building blocks are in place, it’s time for newly-minted head coach Anthony Pontes to embark on his inaugural season at the helm of the Tewksbury High lacrosse team.

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TEWKSBURY – Even though the Tewksbury Memorial High School baseball team is returning just one player who has varsity experience to the team, and even though the Redmen are coming off a 7-13 record from the 2019 season, head coach Kirk Monbleau, now in his sixth season, is certainly optimist…

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TEWKSBURY – Through the first two years as the head coach of the Tewksbury Memorial High School softball team, Brittany Kannan-Souza inherited a program that had a lot of younger and inexperienced players, especially on the mound. That in turn resulted in records of 7-12 and 4-16.

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BILLERICA – The return of spring sports has meant different things to different people, but perhaps most of all, it has meant to a return to at least a semblance of normalcy for the athletes and coaches that missed out on competing last spring due to the pandemic. For Shawsheen Tech Girls La…

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BILLERICA – The high school wrestling season will look a lot different this season than in years past, for the Shawsheen Tech Wrestling team as well as every other team in the state. First of all, they are competing in the spring as opposed to the winter after the winter wrestling season was…

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BILLERICA – If the Shawsheen Tech Softball team is going to improve on the 6-12 record the 2019 this season, they are going to have to do so with a relatively inexperienced roster after having several players miss out one what would been their senior season in 2020 and several more players m…

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BILLERICA – The 2019 season marked the end of a impressive streak for the Shawsheen Tech Baseball team, as the Rams saw their streak of seven consecutive state tournament berths come to an end, falling just a couple of games short of the .500 record they needed, finishing 8-12 overall on the…

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Besides Lucas Frost (featured on front page) taking first in the javelin at the Atlantic-10 Conference Championships, UMass-Amherst freshman Lily Robinson has a blistering performance in the 10,000-meters, coming in eighth with a time of 36:54.79, which ranks her third all-time in program hi…

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TEWKSBURY – When the Tewksbury High Wrestling team squares off against Dracut in their long awaited season opener on Friday night at Dracut High, it will in many ways provide the perfect setting to start a season that for a long time looked like if may never happen.

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TEWKSBURY – Two years ago, the Tewksbury Memorial High School girls' tennis program had a historical season, winning 13 matches, including the first ever home state tournament match.

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TEWKSBURY – Two years ago, the last outdoor track season, the Tewksbury Memorial High School girls' team finished 3-1 and were co-champions of the Merrimack Valley Conference small school division. In order to do that this spring, the Redmen will need to beat heavily favored Billerica, who t…

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TEWKSBURY – Scott Wilson has no idea how this upcoming season will unfold. But he knows that he has a sneaky team – meaning he has a lot of sneaky talent that's ready to bust out. When that happens is the million dollar question.

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LOWELL – If you had any doubt as to who the leader of the Tewksbury High Football team was heading into the Redmen’s MVC Cup Championship game with Central Catholic on Friday night, all you had to do was pay attention to the Redmen as they prepared to take the field, and take note of who it …

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This marks the third installment of our Town Crier's All-Time Greatest teams. The first one, boys hockey, looking back I think I selected too many players, although I still believe that all 27 players on the team deserve that recognition. The second week was boys basketball and that team was…

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WILMINGTON — At the varsity level, the Wilmington High Football team surprised a lot of people in Fall-2 season, with a 4-2 record that not only offered a lot of fun for this season, but also offered the promise of even better days ahead.

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Framingham State grad student Kirsten Dick had a big day for herself on Saturday, as the Rams swept a doubleheader against Fitchburg State. In an 8-7 Rams victory in the first game of the twin bill, she was 2-for-3 with a triple and a home run, three RBI and two runs scored, including scorin…

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There is a high level of expectation as a member of the Tewksbury High Varsity Football team, and those expectations are instilled at the younger levels of the program where the JV and freshman football programs begin preparing young Redmen players for the rigors that lie ahead.

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This past Thursday, Eleanor Riddle, a big TMHS sports supporter, passed away. Back in the November 28, 2007 edition of the Town Crier, Rick Cooke wrote this story about Eleanor and a large group of the other Redmen Football moms and wives who attended the games together and formed friendship…

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TEWKSBURY – In last week's edition, we said that the last time Tewksbury faced St. John's Prep in football, Hall of Famer Sean Mackey still doesn't want to talk about the 1990 game when his last minute field goal attempt was blocked.

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LAWRENCE – In a season that offered never before seen challenges, the Tewksbury Memorial High School Cheerleading team met each and every one of those challenges head on, never allowing themselves to be deterred from their goal of having a successful season regardless of the obstacles in the…

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Over the course of this winter season, we started a series looking past at the best winter sports teams in TMHS history. Previous stories have been done on the 1989 wrestling team, the three consecutive TMHS Boys Hoop team in the mid 1970s, the 1974-'75 boys hockey season, the wrestling team…

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BILLERICA – Last Wednesday, under the lights at Billerica Memorial High School, the Tewksbury Memorial High School girls' indoor track team, concluded its Fall-2 abbreviated season with a tough 76.5-23.5 defeat to the hands of an excellent Indians squad.

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METHUEN — In their final meet of the season at the MVC Division 2 Championship this past Sunday, the Tewksbury/Methuen Co-Op/Co-Ed Swim team finished their season just they way they had started in, namely dominating their MVC competition.

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METHUEN — The Town of Methuen, Methuen High School and most especially the Methuen/Tewksbury Girls' Hockey program, were shocked and are in mourning after the news last Thursday that assistant coach Brianna McCarthy passed away at Beth Israel Hospital due to an unexpected illness. The cause …

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BILLERICA — Through all of their ups and downs this season, one thing has been absolutely certain about the Shawsheen Tech Football team, and this is that they don’t play boring games.

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Over the course of this winter season, we started a series looking past at the best winter sports teams in TMHS history. Previous stories have been done on the 1989 wrestling team, the three consecutive TMHS Boys Hoop team in the mid 1970s, the 1974-'75 boys hockey season, the wrestling team…

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TEWKSBURY – After starting the season out with two wins, the Tewksbury Memorial High School girls' track-and-field team took on league rivals Billerica and Chelmsford this past week, unfortunately falling to both to put their record to 2-2 in the abbreviated Fall-2 season which wrapped up We…

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TEWKSBURY — If you ask Tewksbury Memorial High School Hall of Famer Sean Mackey about the last time the Redmen faced St. John's Prep he immediately changes the subject. He wants no part of that conversation and said that game — 31 years ago — still haunts him today.

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TEWKSBURY – From the early to mid 1990s to the mid 2000s, there was a good 10-to-12 year stretch when a LeBoeuf was roaming the halls of (the old) Tewksbury Memorial High School. All four, including Danny, Nicole, Amie and Jacqui, were all mature beyond their years and all excelled in both t…

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TEWKSBURY — The great Bill Parcells would stress often during his coaching career that good football teams become great teams by how much they outscore opponents in the first and third quarters, because that means you come to each game prepared, and you make the necessary halftime adjustments.

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TEWKSBURY — Knowing that the team was extremely young and inexperienced, first-year track coach Nick Parsons was hoping that the members of the team would grow and improve, regardless of what the record may be at the end of this abbreviated Fall-2 season.

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TEWKSBURY – Basically around the time the pandemic happened, or actually a few weeks or months before then, I started some projects here with the paper which involved some extensive research. I wrote a column about my 25 years here, recapping events, games and stories and then I did a story …

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DANVERS — With a little over a minute remaining in last Friday night’s CAC clash with Essex Tech, the Shawsheen Tech Football team appeared to be on the verge of suffering one of the most heartbreaking losses in recent memory.

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DANVERS – Coming off a tough loss to Greater Lawrence the week before, the Shawsheen Tech Football team was in desperate need of a bounce back victory when they traveled to Danvers on Friday night to take on CAC rival Essex Tech. And while it wound up being much more of nail biter than it lo…

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BILLERICA – It may have taken a little longer than they would have hoped, but with the season nearing its end, the Shawsheen Tech Volleyball team seems to be rounding into the team that first year coach Kelsey Rapoza envisioned when the season began.

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NORTH ANDOVER – After tweeting out the final score and Kyle Darrigo's stats and touchdowns from Friday night's win, Tewksbury High senior and local TV play-by-play man Andrew Della Piana asked if perhaps Darrigo could surpass his touchdown total of last year, even though this year's season i…