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WILMINGTON — Through the early weeks of this season, when the Wilmington girl’s hockey team was grappling with subsequent narrow defeats, one had to wonder when this talent-laden club would snap out of its scoring doldrums.

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In the last two editions, we started the series on the most dominating WHS winter sports teams from previous seasons. The series started with the 2001-2002 Boys Basketball team and last week we ran the 2006-’07 Girls Hockey team which advanced to the Division 2 state semi-final game.

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STONEHAM – Playing in its fourth game in four days – and second in a 16-hour span, the Wilmington High School girls' basketball team was hoping another win on Saturday against Stoneham would give the team at least a .500 record in the regular season.

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WILMINGTON – Prior to last Wednesday, the Wilmington High School girls' basketball team went eleven days between games and had one practice, thanks in part to COVID outbreaks and the multiple snow storms.

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WILMINGTON — After having come so close to picking up their first win on a number of occasions only to come up short, the Wilmington High Boys Basketball team had to be wondering if they would ever end up in the win column this season. Well, on Saturday afternoon, the Wildcats finally got th…

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LOWELL – While the season didn’t end quite the way the Shawsheen/Tech Bedford Girls Hockey team would have liked there is no denying that the Rams made tremendous strides this season, finishing with a 4-5 record after suffering a 6-2 loss to Latin Academy this past Saturday afternoon at Jana…

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BILLERICA – Emily Sartori has seen the good and the bad for the Shawsheen Tech/Bedford Girls Hockey team over her four years with the club, the last three of which she has served as one of the team’s captains.

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WILMINGTON – You can easily say that Emma Ryan has been an impact student-athlete. In the classroom, she is a National Honor Society member. As a member of the Wilmington/North Reading co-op girls swim team, she not only made an impact as being one of the key people who helped get the co-op …

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In this past week's edition, we ran a story on the Malden Catholic girls' hockey team. Due to some editing mistakes by the sports editor, some of the quotes are incorrectly attributed between Coach Angiuoni and his daughter, Juliana, who is a member of the team. We apologize for the confusio…

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WATERTOWN — As the frustrating losses continue to pile up for the Wilmington girl’s hockey team, most recently a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Watertown, head Coach John Lapiana is now forced to dig deep into his bag of tricks in an attempt to salvage the fading season.

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WILMINGTON – The Wilmington High Boys Basketball team came out of the gates on Saturday afternoon against Middlesex League rival Watertown like a team on a mission, determined to pick up their first win of the season against the favored Raiders, outscoring their talented opponents 12-3 in th…

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WILMINGTON – This marks the 30th season for longtime Wilmington High School boys' hockey coach Steve Scanlon. In his previous 29 years, he has coached the program to two state championships, three state final games, 11 league titles and 23 state tournament appearances, winning 357 games befo…

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In what seems like a different meeting/vote/decision/outcome nearly every month, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's Football Committee reversed its decision in regards to the new state wide playoff format.

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BILLERICA - For a little while on Monday night against Greater Lowell, it looked like the Shawsheen Tech Boys Basketball team might be suffering a bit of a letdown after their biggest victory of the season last Friday night when had pulled out a dramatic win over Lowell Catholic.

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TYNGSBORO – If you have been following along at all with the Shawsheen Tech Girls Basketball team this season, then you that defense has been the key to their tremendous season to this point, where they have now won seven of their first eight games. This was never more true than on Monday ni…

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Over the course of this winter season, we have featured seven “legendary coaches” between Wilmington High School and Shawsheen Tech. Those featured included: Mark (and Al) Donovan, Evelyn Wells Carter, Mike Pimental, Bill Ritchie, Georgia Dadoly, Bill Gordon and Jim McCune. Below is the eigh…

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LOWELL – As well as the Shawsheen Tech/Bedford Girls Hockey team has been playing as of late, it is sometimes easy to forget that they are still a very young team and are going to have some bumps in the road on their way to becoming a true contender.

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Late Friday morning, high school football (and other sports depending on the town) players and coaches from the state of Massachusetts received great news when the MIAA Board of Directors voted to approve Fall Season 2, which will start on February 22 and end on April 25th.

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SOUTH CAROLINA/WILMINGTON, MA – When she was in middle school and then in high school, Amanda Keane told people that someday she would be on ESPN as a sports broadcaster. Former Wilmington High School Principal Eric Tracy wrote about it in his recommendation letter for the 2011 WHS graduate.…

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WILMINGTON — As this COVID-19 abbreviated hockey season crosses its midpoint, the Wilmington girls continue to seek their first win amid the turbulence of last minute cancellations and postponements, along with one-sided match-ups against a pair of junior varsity squads.

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Coming off its first win of the season back on January 23rd against Melrose, the Wilmington High School boys' hockey team was hoping to continue those winning ways. In both of their games this past week, the 'Cats put together terrific first halves (22:30 minute periods this season) but then…

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Over the course of this winter season, we have featured six “legendary coaches” between Wilmington High School and Shawsheen Tech. Those featured included: Mark (and Al) Donovan, Evelyn Wells Carter, Mike Pimental, Bill Ritchie, Georgia Dadoly and Bill Gordon. Below is the seventh feature, o…

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READING — The North Reading/ Wilmington Co-Op swim team continued to show their dominance as both the boys and girls teams defeated Ipswich last Thursday night in a virtual meet held at the Reading YMCA Pool as the Girls won 93-82, and the boys won 36-22.

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MELROSE – It’s hard not to believe that the first win of the season is right around the corner for the Wilmington High Boys Basketball team, as the Wildcats have played much better as of late, despite not getting into the win column.

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BILLERICA — If it is indeed true that defense wins championships, then the Shawsheen Tech Girls Basketball team looks well set up to make a run at the CAC title this season. Thanks to another stellar defensive effort, the Rams improved to 5-0 on the season this past Thursday night with a 42-…

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NORTON – Four local athletes competed in the final track meet, hosted by the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association. On Saturday, Wilmington residents Amanda Broussard, Katie McLaughlin and Angelina Zaykouskaya, as well as Tewksbury's Alex Arbogast, participated in the MSTCA Cup Meet,…

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WILMINGTON - A cold shooting third quarter cost the Wilmington High Boys Basketball team on Saturday afternoon, as they came up just short of picking up their first win of the season, suffering a 70-65 loss to Middlesex League Freedom Division rival Melrose at the Lawrence H. Cushing Gymnasium.

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WILMINGTON – Sitting on a chair, upset at himself and his performance after giving up five goals to a talented Burlington squad, Alex Fitzler got some words of encouragement from his friend and senior goalie partner Sam Cedrone. Then as he was walking out the door, heading to his car, head c…

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WILMINGTON – Starting the season out with an 0-2-1 record and then going four days without a practice due to the short pause of all athletics, the Wilmington High School boys hockey team really needed and wanted to beat league rival Melrose at home on Saturday afternoon.

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BILLERICA - There will no doubt be tougher games this season for the Shawsheen Tech Boys Hockey team than their two games this past week against a rebuilding Nashoba Tech team, but there is also no doubt that they are playing at the top of their game at the moment.

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READING – The Wilmington/North Reading co-op girls' swim team improved their record to 3-0 with a 38-22 victory over Manchester-Essex during a Cape Ann League virtual meet held last Thursday night.

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BILLERICA – Like virtually every other high school sport, there is a much different look to swimming/diving meets this season and the Shawsheen Tech Co-Ed Swim team is no different, as all meets will be held virtually this season as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as of…

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BILLERICA – Despite some outstanding individual efforts, the Shawsheen Tech co-ed Swim team saw their season get off to a rough start last Wednesday afternoon when the suffered a 92-72 loss to traditional CAC powerhouse Mystic Valley in a virtual meet with each school swimming in their home …

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BRIGHTON - Led by three Wilmington residents, the Malden Catholic Girls Hockey team earned the first win in program history this past week, pulling out a dramatic 2-1 win over St. Joseph's Prep/Mount Alvernia last Wednesday afternoon at Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, evening their record at …

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Over the last few weeks, the MIAA has met with a number of its individual sports committees with regards to upcoming seasons or safety protocols for the current season. Last Wednesday, the MIAA Tournament Management Committee met and voted unanimously to have no sponsored tournaments for the…