STURBRIDGE – Kerry Dougherty simply wasn’t going to be denied. Racing in his first ever Pan Mass Challenge this past weekend, disaster nearly struck on the first day of his ride when his most critical piece of equipment, his bike, suffered damage and could not be repaired.
MIDDLETON — Over the past couple of weeks several local hockey stars have competed in the prestigious Hockey Night in Boston Major Showcase Tournaments. The Major Showcase Tournaments are the culmination of a series of HNIB Tournaments throughout the summer, featuring the players who perform…
BOSTON — The committed runners of Tewksbury and Wilmington have not let some oppressive heat keep them off the roadways, as they continue to do their towns proud by competing in several local road races.
WILMINGTON — It has been exactly two years since Chad Stalker got what was probably the worst phone call of his life. The date was August 2, 2017, and the call came from his best friend Ken Packard, a man he had known since childhood, growing up in the western Mass. Suburb of Belchertown.
WILMINGTON — At the outset of this summer’s baseball season, the Northeast Wilmington club was out of the starting gate with blazing bats, winning three straight, and scoring an impressive thirty-two runs in the process. An ambitious start, indeed. Reality struck, however, when North Reading…
Back on July 16th, Wilmington resident Peter Bamberg underwent brain surgery for a tumor at Brigham and Women's Hospital and will continue his treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In order to help with the costs and help with research, Bamberg's brother-in-law, Brian Irwin, will be…
WILMINGTON — As reported in last week's edition of the Town Crier, Wilmington High Athletic Director Tim Alberts has resigned to take over as Athletic Director at Triton Regional High School.
The 2019 Northeast League All Star Game was played last Saturday at Westford Academy and the Wilmington squad was represented by three players: Harry Serounian, Nico Piazza, and Joey Dynan. The Wilmington trio helped the South Division to a 10-4 victory over the North Division.
In recent weeks several local hockey players have participated in the Hockey Night in Boston (HNIB) Summer Tournament. The HNIB Tournament, which is actually a series of tournaments among different age levels for both boys and girls, is one of the most prestigious summer hockey tournaments i…
WILMINGTON — After just three years as the Athletic Director at Wilmington High School, Tim Alberts has resigned to take the same position at Triton Regional High School.
WILMINGTON — On Tuesday, the week-plus rumor was officially confirmed that Wilmington High School Athletic Director Tim Alberts resigned to take the same position at Triton Regional. He is expected to start his new job on August 1st.
WILMINGTON — Back in early June, Jackson Gillis was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. At that time, he was asked if he was going to sign a professional contract or return for his senior year at Vanderbilt University and he was reluctant to…
OMAHA, NEB/WILMINGTON — Nearly two weeks after celebrating with his teammates as the best collegiate baseball team in the entire country, Wilmington resident Jackson Gillis was able to reflect upon the National Championship, his season and three-year career at Vanderbilt University.
WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Wildcats made a fantastic run in pursuit of a position in the District 13 Major (12s) Little League Baseball tourney semifinals, but their hopes came to an end with Monday night’s 9-4 loss to Reading at Rotary Park.
WILMINGTON — With more than a week between scheduled games, the Northeast Wilmington baseball team showed no rust from the layoff when they came up against a first place Dracut club on Tuesday evening.
WILMINGTON — It has been a productive week, if not all that successful, for the Wilmington 10-11 All-Stars in the District 13 Little League Baseball Tourney.
WILMINGTON — On the heels of a two-game lapse, the Northeast Wilmington baseball team returned to the win column with a decisive 11-2 pounding of Woburn on Friday evening.
WILMINGTON — The first weekend of the District 13 Little League Baseball 12s tournament had teams dodging raindrops. Unfortunately for Wilmington, Sunday’s scattered showers included a couple thunderstorms that made an impact on Stoneham’s McCarthy Field, postponing the Wildcats’ game with t…
NORTH READING — After dominating their first three opponents and scoring a stunning 32-runs, Wilmington ran into a North Reading team hungry for its first win after a late start due to high school tournaments and inclement weather.
Over the years, the Wilmington High Softball program has consistently able to be counted on to put a winning team on the field. That was no different this season, as the Wildcats Varsity Softball team posted a 14-7 overall record, although the season did end in disappointment with a first ro…
WILMINGTON - The Wilmington AAA All-Star game is a celebration of the end of the spring baseball season, as well as a graduation for the 11-year-olds in the 9-11 age group, who move up to the Majors, next year, as 12-year-olds.
WILMINGTON — At last Wednesday’s a Wilmington School Committee meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Glenn Brand updated Committee members on the status of the push for a gymnastics program at Wilmington High. Brand stated that the budget for the coming school year was set, but that the tow…
BILLERICA — There are few things in life that Greg Bendel loves more than coaching at Shawsheen Tech. His loyalty to his alma mater where he has been the head coach of the Rams Boys Basketball team for the past eight seasons is second to none, and it showed in his tremendous commitment to th…
BILLERICA — For the past eight years the Shawsheen Tech Boys Basketball team has been led by the steady hand of Greg Bendel, a Shawsheen Tech alumnus who had coached the team with the passion and dedication only a lifelong Ram could bring to the job.
BILLERICA — In their Northeast Summer League opener, contested last Saturday afternoon at Shawsheen Tech, the Wilmington and Billerica baseball teams combined for an epic 27-runs. At times, this game took on the resemblance of a track meet as players sprinted around the basepads, unabated.
WILMINGTON — Mother Nature smiled upon the organizers of the 3rd Annual 5K Run for Recovery & Walk for Wellness, staged last Sunday morning from the Wilmington Town Common. Runners, walkers, and spectators alike were treated to picture-perfect conditions, featuring bright sunshine, and t…
WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Wildcats baseball team walked on to Scanlon Field Thursday afternoon owning a slightly better win-loss record than their opponent and had scored in double figures in four of seven games down the stretch. Some thought it was shaping up to be a classic early playoff duel.
WILMINGTON — There is a tendency, often because of their youth, for talented high school athletes to lay blame with lesser experienced teammates for sports seasons that didn’t turn out as well as anticipated.
DANVERS – The No. 8 seed Essex Tech softball team took advantage of some defensive miscues by the No. 9 Wilmington Wildcats to come away with a 6-4 victory in the first round of the Division 2 North Sectional tournament played Saturday afternoon.
Last August, the Town Crier told the story of Tess O'Connell, the talented soccer player who left Wilmington High after two years to attend the Pingree School in Hamilton.
On Wednesday afternoon, Wilmington resident Jackson Gillis was relaxing in his dorm room when he was informed that he had been drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He was the 403rd overall selection.
On Thursday afternoon, the No. 9 seed Wilmington Wildcats (14-6) will travel to Danvers and take on the No. 8 seed Essex Aggie Tech team in a first round match-up of the Division 2 North sectional softball tournament, starting at 4:00 pm.
WILMINGTON — After a winless record last season, the Wilmington High Girls Lacrosse team was looking to improve this season, and start building towards the future under the direction of first year had coach Bill Manchester.
NEWBURYPORT — Although the result was not what the team was looking or hoping for, in the big picture, being a part of history is something all athletes enjoy to be a part of.
NEWBURYPORT — After she finished up what turned out to be her final match in a Wildcat uniform, senior Lia Kourkoutas was asked to sum up the year in athletics where she was a league all-star in hockey and then reeled off 15 wins as the No. 3 singles player on the tennis team.
WILMINGTON—- Back in the first week of January of 2002, then Wilmington High School Athletic Director Jim Gillis made a tough decision when he dropped the Varsity Girls Gymnastics program, citing the decision was based mostly on lack of numbers and lack of funds, while other factors included…
WILMINGTON — Most high school senior football players would likely agree that when the traditional Thanksgiving Day contest comes to a close, there is often a yearning to continue with the game that had consumed a better part of their lives. Aside from the uncommon college recruit, football …
WILMINGTON — The Wilmington area road racing calendar hits its spring-summer stride this Sunday, June 9th, when the annual 5K Run for Recovery & Walk for Wellness takes place at the Town Common.
WILMINGTON — This Sunday, the 11th annual Bicyclists Battling Cancer Ride will bring hundreds of cyclists from all over New England to Marlborough to raise money for cancer survivors.
LYNNFIELD — The Wilmington High Boys Tennis team saw their season come to a disappointing end on Tuesday afternoon, as the 13th seeded Wildcats suffered a 5-0 loss to number four seed Lynnfield in the first round of the MIAA Division 3 North Sectional Tournament.
READING — It was an eventful week for the Shawsheen Tech Girls Lacrosse team, who saw their season come to an end on Monday night with a 14-1 loss to Austin Prep in the first round of the MIAA Division 2 North Sectional Tournament.
BILLERICA — For a little over a quarter the Shawsheen Tech Boys Lacrosse team looked like they might be on the verge of an upset in their matchup with Newburyport in the first round of the MIAA Division 3 North Sectional Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at the Charles H. Lyons Athletic Complex.
TYNGSBORO — As they have all season long, the Shawsheen Tech Softball team gave it everything they had in their season finale on Saturday afternoon in a road game against CAC rival Greater Lowell.
TEWKSBURY — If ever a team didn’t want to season come to an end, it would have to be the Wilmington High Boys Lacrosse team.
NORTH ANDOVER — Last year at the Division 3 Eastern Mass Championship Meet, things didn't go as planned for then sophomore Hannah LaVita, who finished eighth overall in the high jump.