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WOBURN — With each passing day, after the Woburn High girls’ hockey team clinched a spot in the MIAA Div. 1 state final, it became increasingly apparent the game with Austin Prep was unlikely to happen, due to the precautions being made in response to the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) out…

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It’s impossible to tell what the future holds for the members of this season’s Wilmington High Junior Varsity Hockey team in terms of their hockey careers, and where they will end up playing in the next few seasons. For many of them, if they keep improving a spot on the Wildcats varsity team…

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WILMINGTON – On Monday afternoon, Town Crier Sports Editor Jamie Pote sat down with the newly named Wilmington High School Athletic Director Mia Muzio for a 40-minute long interview. Muzio, who will take over on a full-time basis on July 1st, has verbally agreed to contract terms and will of…

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LAWRENCE – After the 2016-'17 season had ended, the Wilmington High School girls' basketball program was looking for a new coach. The program was in a bit of an inconsistent funk, coming off an 11-10 season and first round state tournament loss and had made two state tournament appearances i…

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LAWRENCE – With the team’s biggest star in foul trouble, and facing a 19-point halftime deficit to the defending state champions, it would have been very easy for the Wilmington High Girls Basketball team to have congratulated themselves on a great season and coasted through the second half …

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The Shawsheen Tech Cheerleading team has had a great season, and it continued this past weekend when the Rams competed at the North Cheerleading Regional Championships held at Wilmington High School.

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CHELMSFORD – After a season filled with countless great moments including a third straight Commonwealth Athletic Conference championship and a spot in the state vocational championship game, the Shawsheen Tech Boys Hockey team saw their season come to a tough ending last Thursday night as th…

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Senior co-captain Julia Gake and the Tufts University women's indoor track & field team's distance medley relay (DMR) improved its season-best time on Saturday at the Tufts National Qualifying Meet held at the Gantcher Center.

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WOBURN — A year ago this week, a top-seeded Austin Prep girls' hockey team walked into Woburn’s O’Brien Rink for the MIAA Division 1 semifinals armed with a perfect 23-0-0 record and extended that historic win streak by dispatching Andover, 3-1, to earn a trip to the finals.

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WILMINGTON – Survive and advance. It has been the mantra of teams in post season play for as long as anyone can remember and it remains the same today. This past Sunday afternoon, the Wilmington High Girls Basketball team did just that, surviving not only a gritty, much better than their rec…

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FALMOUTH — Hockey legend Gordie Howe once said, “You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose.”

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WOBURN – When it comes to the MIAA state tournament, you can make a valid argument that the hardest sport to win a state championship in is ice hockey. You need the highly skilled players – and to play well – a hot goalie, some bounces to go your way, and of course you need to play for a ful…

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MARLBORO – On Friday morning, 333 of the 380 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association sanctioned high schools across the state met together at Assabet Valley High School where they approved a new plan of a statewide playoff system to take place starting in the Fall of 2021.

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MARLBORO – Starting in the fall of 2012, there will be a new statewide tournament system starting up with all of Massachusetts High School sports. Part of the new plan is to take eight divisions and trim them down to five, and with 380 sanctioned high schools across the entire state, that wi…

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WILMINGTON – While they have gotten contributions up and down their roster all season long, there is no doubt the that the Wilmington High Girls Basketball team has been led by the duo of senior guard Jenna Tavanese and junior center Kylie DuCharme. So perhaps it should have come as no surpr…

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Endicott College sophomore forward Morgan Bresnahan and her Gulls teammates have had a great season thus far, and on Saturday night, they capped it off by winning the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship with a 74-57 win over the University of New England. It is the first confere…

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METHUEN – It has been a truly great season for Wilmington High junior wrestler Joe Ganley. The 126-pound grappler not only captured the Division 3 North Sectional championship for the second consecutive season, he also earned a runner up finish at the Division 3 State Tournament, with his fi…

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METHUEN – The Shawsheen Tech Wrestling team was well represented at the All-State Tournament this past weekend, sending three wrestlers to Methuen High School to compete against the best wrestlers in the state.

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WATERTOWN — In the rigorous, physically demanding sport of ice hockey, injuries are part of the game. But when a high school senior is sidelined, it is particularly heartbreaking for these athletes because in most instances, there is no “next year” to try again.

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WILMINGTON – Every team, regardless of the sport, wants to be playing at their best when post-season play begins.

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WAYLAND – While the regular season may have been a struggle at times for the Wilmington High Wrestling team due to a depleted roster, the post season offered a chance for some Wildcats stars to show what they can do against some of the best wrestlers in the state.

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WAYLAND – Winning 100 matches as a high school wrestler is an incredible achievement, accomplished by very few, and generally met with a tremendous celebration. With that being said, it is understandably not very often that the 100th win of a high school wrestler’s career can fly almost comp…

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TEWKSBURY – Almost every year, the Wilmington and Tewksbury boys hockey teams play their final regular season game against one another and for the most part, the games have been real close over the years, not to mention great tune-ups as both teams gear up for the post-season.

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BILLERICA — It has already been a very successful season in many ways for the Shawsheen Tech Boys Hockey team. The Rams overcame numerous injuries throughout the season and battled their way to a 13-6-1 regular season record, including an 8-1-1 mark in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (C…

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METHUEN – Several members of the Shawsheen Tech Wrestling team competed at the Division 1 State Tournament this past weekend at Methuen High School, and while the Rams did not bring home any individual titles, they still did the program proud, with four of their seven wrestlers finishing in …

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BILLERICA – At the beginning of the season, it was impossible to know what to expect from the Shawsheen Tech Boys Basketball team. The Rams had lost nearly their entire starting lineup from last year’s 19-5 team that had advanced to the sectional semifinals and had only two players on their …

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WAKEFIELD – Dating back to 1980, there's only been 17 wrestlers in the history of the Wilmington High School program to be crowned a sectional champion. Only four of the 17 had done it multiple times and on Saturday a fifth member joined that elite class.

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ROXBURY – Over the previous six years, in terms of individual and team place finishes, the Wilmington High School boys' indoor track-and-field team hasn't fared all that well in the Eastern Mass Divisional Meets.

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ROXBURY – When he finished his greatest race of his high school career, Sean Riley had a real hard time recuperating. He could barely stand on the podium to receive his medal, and several times between the award ceremony and a short interview, he had to find the nearest trash barrel. He was …

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ROXBURY – Heading into the season, no one really knew what to expect from the Wilmington High School girls' indoor track-and-field team. Sure, there was plenty of optimism, but in this sport you really can never predict what will happen.

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WILMINGTON – When the Wilmington High Girls Basketball team hit the court last Thursday night at Cushing Gymnasium against Melrose High, they knew what was at stake. Quite simply, a win and they would clinch the program’s first Middlesex League title since 2012, and the third title in progra…

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ROXBURY – Growing up Kaitlyn Doherty played basketball during the winter season. Thanks to a suggestion from a friend, she decided to change things up and join the Wilmington High School indoor track-and-field team.

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WATERTOWN – When the Wilmington girl’s hockey team traveled to square off against the Watertown Raiders this weekend, to their bitter disappointment, they found that history doesn’t always repeat itself.

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WILMINGTON – Last Friday night’s home finale against Melrose was a perfect example of just what the Wilmington High Boys Basketball team has dealt with in many of their games this season. They played well for long stretches of the game, but at the end of the day it simply wasn’t enough to ov…

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WILMINGTON – With their 1-1 mark over this past week which included a win over Stoneham and a loss over Watertown, the Wilmington High School girls' hockey team secured second-place in the Middlesex League Freedom Division, and that is an automatic qualification for the Wildcats to compete i…

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WAKEFIELD – When you finish in the top half of the 17-team bracket, have one champion, send another to the final and have three others place in their respective weight classes, it certainly becomes a strong and successful day.