Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Red Devil of the Week for Week Ending December 18, 2010


December 18, 2010
Shane Ryan
Boys Swimming and Diving

Shane scored a total of 12 points versus Belmont High School. He placed first in the 100m. backstroke with a time of 1:04.76, second in the 50m freestyle with a time of 24.55. Shane assisted his 200 freestyle relay to come in first place with a time of 1:50.57

Wrestling Update

Burlington vs. Winchester - December 14, 2010

Burlington 6 Winchester 51

119 No Contest

125 No Contest

130 Don Muir W WBF :27 Dave Golding

135 Doug MacDonald W WBF 3:19 Mark Welsch

140 Vinny McBeck W WBF 1:07 Munish Gandevia

145 Ryan MacDonald W WBF 2:28 Steve Goetz

152 Dan Fallon W 2-1 Luke Nigro

160 Mike Stern W WBF 1:57 Dave Swiniarski

171 Brandon Newell W WBF 1:38

189 No Contest

215 Cameron Horsey W WBF :50 AJ Lee

285 No Contest

103 Steve Giampapa  B Forfeit

112 Nick Stern W WBF :50 Andy Hubbard

 Burlington is now 0-4

Burlington vs. Watertown December 21, 2010

Burlington 12 Watertown 52

135  Alex Logan W WBF 1:28 Dave Golding

140  Jack Brackett W WBF :59 Mark Welsch

145  Zack Seek W Forfeit

152  Tyler Jansen W Forfeit

160  Luke Nigro B WBF :58 George Wannes

171  Juan Mesa W WBF 3:28 John Dube

189  Spencer Petigilio W Forfeit

215  Vahan Hakolyan W WBF 1:00

285  PJ Phinney W WBF 1:50 Noah Jocelyn

103  Steve Giampapa  B Forfeit

112  Danny D'Aminco W 14-3 Andy Hubbard

119 No Contest

125 No Contest

130 No Contest

Burlington is now 0-5

Boys Indoor Track Update

The BHS Boys Indoor Track team defeated Reading 43.5 to 42.5 on Tuesday night to move their record to 5-0 this season. The victory marked only the third time Burlington has beaten Reading in the history of Middlesex League track and field competition.

Event victories for Burlington were earned by David Perloff in the two mile, David Taranto in the mile, Joe Hoffman in the shot put, and Bobby Bonetti in the high jump. Bonetti won a jump off in the high jump for first place securing critical points for the Red Devils.

Burlington opened the meet with a 1-3 finish in the two mile by Perloff and freshman Paul Hogan. Trevor Dutton split a 1-3 Reading finish in the 1000 meters to move the meet score to 9-9.

Led by Joe Hoffman, the Burlington shot putters took the top three spots and 9 points for an 18-9 lead. Second and third were secured by Anuj Patel and Steve Healey. Gideon Kasirye finished second in the 600-meters and Connor Owens was just out-leaned at the finish line in the 300 meters for first place with Takunda Muzembe taking third and giving Burlington a 25-20 lead half way through the meet.

David Taranto cruised to victory in the mile with Zach Wilkins taking a key third place. Bonetti won the high jump and Anthony Salvucci tied for third earning an additional ½ point. After Jake Rosenberg’s second place in the 55-meter high hurdles, Burlington led 39.5 to 32.5, 4 points short of a victory.

In the final event before the relay, the sprinting duo of Dan McDermott and Ev Guerrier finished 2-3 wrapping up the victory for Burlington prior to the relay.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010-2011 Girls Basketball Preview

After a 1-19 season last year the Burlington High School Girls Basketball Team will try to make huge improvements. After getting a new coach and fellow teacher at the school Pam Coppola should help out. They have most of their team back from last year. They have matched their win total all of last year in the first game of 2010 by beating Watertown. The four captains are Rachel Joyce, Katharine Trahan, Kaitlyn Mornewick, and Kayla Collucci. he season looks much brighter this year for the girls.

2010-2011 Boys Basketball Preview

The Burlington High Boys Basketball team finished 8-12 a year ago. They have 6 returning players that played significant minutes on last years team. Senior guards Zach Hurynowicz and Ryan Putney lead the team this year. They were the two leading scorers on the team last year. The other four returning players are four juniors.Greg Sheridan, Connor Gallivan, Joe Renaud, and Mark Melanson are the juniors that come back and try to help out Hurynowicz and Putney by providing some more scoring options and good defense. The team wants to make the tournament and improve on their record from a year ago. The unusual thing about the team is that there is three freshman on the team. Shane Farley, Mickey Lyons, and Christian Mornewick. The other players on the team are David Whitney, Steven Xu, Jeff Manni, Austin Robinson, Cam Frank, and Marcus Odiah. The team lacks height but is a good shooting team and is quick off the ball.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Burlington vs Watertown Season Opener

It was not the start the Burlington High School boys basketball team had in mind. They opened with with an experienced Watertown team and could not pull off the upset. Things started off shaky with Watertown firing on all cylinders. They had a 20-8 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter but Burlington went on a 5-0 run to cut the lead to 20-13 at the end of one quarter. The Burlington defense stepped up in the second quarter only allowing nine second quarter points. However Burlington only scored eight themselves. Captain Ryan Putney was in foul trouble all game and only finished with one point on the evening. Watertown kept up the scoring in the second half pouring in 31 points in the third and fourth quarters. Watertown senior Marco Coppola had a game high 29 points. For the Red Devils Zach Hurynowicz had a team high 19 points while Greg Sheridan contributed with 10 and Connor Gallivan chipped in 5. The Devils will host Melrose on Friday night at seven O'clock. Melrose also lost their first game against Belmont on Tuesday.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Football Cheerleaders are State Champions

Congratulations to the Football Cheerleaders who won there seventh consecutive State Championship yestereday at Woburn High School.  Way to go Girls!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Football Game Tickets

Thanksgiving Day Football Game Tickets are available for sale in the Athletic Office thru Weds, Nov. 24th. The office is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to purchase your tickets starting today Weds., November 17th thru Tuesday, November 23rd. On Weds., November 24th tickets will be available until 10:00 a.m.

Ticket prices are Adults - $6.00
Students and Senior Citizens - $4.00


State Competition for Football Cheerleaders

State Competition for Football Cheerleaders: "Come out and cheer on our Football Cheerleaders at the State Cheerleading Competition on Sunday, November 21st at Woburn High School at 1:30 p.m. Our Football Cheerleaders have won the State Title for the past 6 years and are going for their 7th State Title! GO BURLINGTON!

State Competition for Football Cheerleaders

Come out and cheer on our Football Cheerleaders at the State Cheerleading Competition on Sunday, November 21st at Woburn High School at 1:30 p.m.  Our Football Cheerleaders have won the State Title for the past 6 years and are going for their 7th State Title!       GO BURLINGTON

Thanksgiving Day Football Game Tickets

Tickets are available for sale in the Athletic Office thru Weds, Nov. 24th.
The office is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to purchase your tickets starting today Weds., November 17th thru Tuesday, November 23rd.  On Weds., November 24th tickets will be available until 10:00 a.m.

Ticket prices are Adults - $6.00
                          Students and Senior Citizens - $4.00


Monday, November 15, 2010

Game location change for JV Football vs. Lexington Nov. 15, 2010

Today's JV Football game vs. Lexington will be played at 3:30 p.m. at the Marshall Simonds Middle School.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Girls Cheering moving on to Regional Competition

Good luck to the Football Cheering Squad who are competing Sunday, November 14, 2010 in the Regionals which will at Woburn High School at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Winter Candidates Meeting

November 16, 2010
BHS Auditorium
2:15 p.m.

If you are interested in playing a winter sport, you must attend.

Athletic Department Announcement Winter Sports Physicals November 16, 2010

Attention for all 2010-2011 Burlington High School winter athletes:

Physicals will be given on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 beginning at 2:15p.m. in the high school Nurse's office. The student must bring the physical form with the front side completed including parent/guardian signature to the Nurse's office by November 12, 2010 for verification. No physical will be given without a completed form. This form can be obtained at the high school Athletic Office or from the team coach. Athletes must have a new physical each school year in order to participate in high school sports.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Red Devil of the Week Ending October 29, 2010

October 29, 2010
Kathryn Kurtz
Girls Swimming

Kathryn is a vital member of the Girls’ Swim Team. She has helped two relays qualify for States and has been a great captain to the team.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Red Devils of the Week for Week Ending October 16, 2010

Holly Brouillette
Caroline Peterson

Field Hockey

Holly and Caroline both had an amazing game against Melrose. Burlington beat Melrose 4-2, with much of that being due to Holly and Caroline’s solid stick handling. Holly earned an outstanding 4 points against Melrose with 2 goals and 2 assists, and Caroline earned 2 points. Caroline scored the first goal of the game, which was assisted by Holly; the two played great together, utilizing the give-and go, the entire game. Holly scored the second goal of the game and was assisted this time by Caroline. The final goal of the game was scored by Holly and she also got the assist on that goal. Caroline played great defense as well, as Burlington worked to hold Melrose in the last 6 minutes of the game.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Red Devils of the Week for Week Ending October 9, 2010

Erin Rielly
Girls Cross Country

In her second year of Cross Country, Erin has become one of the League’s top runners. She led her team to a 4-1 record with her best race of the season against Wakefield on their course. She was the overall first place winner.

Jill Mazure
Field Hockey

Jill is constantly on her game, giving it 100% all of the time. In the latest game vs. Melrose, Jill added another point to her belt with an assist on a goal by Trusha Bhatt. Watching a game, it is clear that Jill is a top-notch, aggressive player that gives heart and soul. However, what people may not know about Jill is what an unbelievable captain she is. Jill conducts herself with great sportsmanship and is a great example to all of her teammates all of the time.

Paul Hogan
Boys Cross Country

Paul has worked very hard this season as a freshman. He has become one of the teams top 3 runners. His improvement has been remarkable. He had his best race of the season against Wakefield.

Nicole Flecchia
Girls Swimming

Nicole qualified for States in the 200 individual medley which is one of the most difficult and technical swimming events. Nicole is extremely hard-working and always puts in 100.1% at every practice and meet.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Red Devil of the Week October 1, 2010

Katharine Trahan
Girls Swimming

Kat placed first in the 50 free last week in a very close race and was on 2 relays that qualified for sectionals. Additionally, Kat is an extremely dependable team captain and leader.

Sean O’Neill

Sean shot a 33 at Woburn Country Club on Thursday. That score is the lowest score in High School competition at Woburn. Sean is the Captain of the team and has been a great leader this season.

Congratulations to you both!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Football Highlights From Our Win Against Belmont

Thanks to Mr. McRae for more great football highlights!

Girls Swimming Update

Congratulations to the Lady Devils who defeated Melrose yesterday with a score of 94 to 71.  The girls placed first in almost every event!  The 200 free relay of Trahan-Kurtz-Baril-Spect qualified for States.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Girls Swimming Update

The Lady Devils Swim team lost a very close meet on Wednesday to Stoneham.  The meet, with a final score of 49 to 45, came down to the last event.  The girls looked great and had 4 relays qualify for Sectionals (2medley, 200 free and 400 free).  Additionally, Nicole Flecchia had a Sectionals qualifying time in the 200 IM.  The Lady Devils have two home meets next week.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Red Devils of the Week for Week Ending September 24, 2010

Alyssa Heisler

Girls Swimming

Alyssa has been swimming well. She has improved times from last year and is well on her way to qualifying for States and Sectionals. Additionally, Alyssa is a captain and has exemplified leadership and team spirit.

Jen Hamvas

Girls Cross Country

Jen ran an outstanding race against Reading. In a 1 point loss, she was second overall and first for Burlington. A tremendous effort for our team as a senior captain.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Highlights From Last Weekend's Football Game vs. Stoneham

Thanks to Mr. McRae for the great highlight clips from last weekend's 42-0 win over Stoneham as the Red Devils improved to 2-1.

Field Hockey Update

The Burlington Field Hockey team came out firing against Woburn. Burlington kept the ball in Woburn’s circle for most of the first half. Woburn scored first, however, 18 minutes into the first half. Soon thereafter, Holly Brouillette put an amazing shot in the net off an assist from Jill Mazure (at 20:44). The end result was a 1-1 tie.

The midfield, Stacy Howe, Jill Mazure, and Kelly Howe worked well together, and was led by Jillian Mazure. On defense, Melissa Baumgartner played another great game with great help from Mary Broza and Sara Walsh. Goalkeeper Karishma Soni made 5 great saves.

The forward line was led by Holly Brouillette. Kerri Biagotti played heart and soul, and Caroline Peterson utilized some amazing stick skill. Trusha Bhatt also played well for the Red Devil offense.

BHS Field Hockey is now 2-2-2. Their next game is home Wednesday against Wakefield. Come out and see the girls play!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Athletic Boosters Craft Fair - October 16, 2010

The Athletic Booster Club is looking for volunteers to bake for their annual Craft Fair on Saturday, October 16th. Anyone who is able to provide a baked good, please e-mail Mary Iodice at

Baked goods can be dropped off at the cafeteria either Friday, October 15th between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. or Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Suggested items (please label and identify nut and peanut items):


Breads such as Banana Bread

Cookies (packaged 2-3/bag)

Brownies (wrapped or bagged)


Red Devil of the Week Ending September 17, 2010

David Taranto
Boys Cross Country

David led his team as captain to our first victory of the season. He had one of his best ever times finishing first overall in the boys race and by encouraging his teammates.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Girls Swim and Dive Update

The Girls' Swim and Dive team had their first meet yesterday afternoon as they hosted Reading at the Shawsheen Tech Pool. Reading, always a top contender in both the league and state, defeated Burlington 94 to 74. The Lady Devils swam well with many relays and individuals improving times from last season and coming close to qualifying for both sectionals and states. It looks like it will be a great season for the team!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Football vs. Billerica

The Burlington vs Billerica game was a typical battle for both of these teams. With the much larger school Billerica ranked 7th in the state being a heavy favorite Burlington still managed to almost pull out a victory but the last drive stalled and the game ended Billerica 35-Burlington 27. The game started with plenty of fireworks as the first play of the season saw Burlington's Sophomore Tailback Marcus O'daih go 74 yards for a touchdown and had Burlington out to a quick lead. The Gatorade player of the year last year Quarterback Nick Laspada from Billerica was the difference all night as he managed to make big play after big play and threw 3 touchdowns and ran for another. Nick Ciardi From Burlington had a fine night with 4 catches and an interception as Burlington's Quarterback Gregg Sheridan hung tough running and throwing well all night for us. Kyle Shields added 2 touchdowns while Marcus O'daih showed huge signs of a very bright future with 11 carries for 157 yards and a touchdown for Burlington. Jonathan Dube, Dalton Barrucci and Joe Hoffman played well on the line for Burlington's defense as We came up just short in this one. All in all it was a great effort by the huge underdog Burlington as we look to get our first win this week vs Arlington another very large Division 1 School.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Girls Soccer Update - First Three Games

We beat Watertown 6-1 led by Jodi Han who had a hat trick. We also had goals by Miceala Christy, Ashley Steadman, and Megan Packard. We played a good game to start the season.

Melrose was a zero zero tie. We had several scoring chances including a penalty kick in the first half. Their goalie played outstanding and did a great job of not letting any goals in. Our goalie and defense led by Kierstin Merlino, Abbey Joyce, Renee Iodice, and Megan Packard did a great job earning our first shut out of the season.

The third game was reading. We tied one to one. We gave up a goal in the first half on a break away. We controled most of the play and in the second half jodi han found the back of the net on a great shot on the left side of the 18. We are now 1-0-2.

Off to a good start.

Boys Soccer Update

The Varisty Boys Soccer team continued its early season success with a 1-0 victory at Reading on Tuesday. After a disappointing first half, the Red Devils came out in the second half and dominated the ball, finally scoring with six minutes remaining. The goal was scored by freshmen Vassilli Vakalfotis. Peter DeBarros had a strong game in net and gets credit for the shutout.

The win brings the Red Devils to 3-0 on the season, after early victories against Watertown (1-0) and Melrose (1-0). Lucas Restivo scored in each game, with assists recorded by Kyle Sullivan and Tyler Baczewski. The Red Devils play Stoneham on Thursday at Francis Wyman.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Field Hockey Update

The 2010 Field Hockey team is currently 1-1. They opened with a loss to a tough Watertown team, but Burlington held their own. In their second game, Burlington beat Melrose 5-0. Caroline Peterson and Trusha Bhatt led the offense with 2 goals each. Caroline also had 1 assist and Trusha had 2. Kerri Biagotti also scored for the Devils, making it a 5-0 game. Assists were also had by Holly Brouillette and Kerri.

On defense, strong games were had by center midfielder Jillian Mazure, who drove and carried the ball well. Mary Broza and Melissa Baumgartner played extremely well with one another in the backfield and did well keeping the ball in Melrose’s zone. Sara Walsh made a couple of great clears out of Burlington’s defensive zone, and Stacy and Kelly Howe looked good at midfield.

Burlington F.H. plays against Reading at Reading on Wednesday. Come out and cheer on the team!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

The Burlington High School Athletic Department is offering a summer Strength and Conditioning Program.  The goal of the program is to instruct athletes in weight lifting, flexibility, endurance, agility, and plyometric training in preparation for the Fall Athletic Season.  The program begins on Monday. July 5, 2010 and runs through Friday, August 13, 2010, taking place on Monday and Thursday from 4 - 7 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-3 p.m.  The fee for the program is $50.00 per athlete.  Forms are available in the Athletic Office and the Main Office and should be returned to the Athletic Office.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Boys Tennis in Finals

Congratulations to the Boys Tennis team in their victory over Central Catholic yesterday. (5-0).  They will be playing in the State Finals Friday, June 11, 2010 at Newton South at 3:30 p.m.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Boys Tennis moves on the Semi-Finals

The Boys Tennis team won their Quarter Finals match against Reading (4-1) yesterday.  The Boys move on to Semi-Final play against Central Catholic on Weds. June 9, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at Rahanis Park.

Congratulations and Good Luck!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Spring Teams in Tournament Play

Congratulations to our Spring Teams!

The Softball team will play Thursday, June 3rd at Marvin Field vs. North Reading.  Game time is 3:30 p.m.

The Baseball team will play Thursday, June 3rd vs. Dracut at Dracut High School.
Game time is 4:00 p.m.

Girls Tennis will play on Friday, June 4th at Rahanis Park vs. Concord-Carlisle.  Game time is 3:30 p.m.

Members of the Boys and Girls Track team will be traveling to Westfield State College this Saturday for the All State Meet.

Boys Tennis will play on Monday at home vs. the winner of the Malden/ Reading match.  Game time for Monday will be 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Red Devil of the Week

Congratulations to Red Devil of the Week
Evan Mercier
for Week Ending May 15, 2010

Evan broke 10 minutes in the 2 Mile for the first time, leading Burlington to victory over Wakefield.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Red Devils of the Week for Week Ending April 30, 2010


Christina Raso
Varsity Softball

In the game vs. Belmont, Christina went 4-2 hitting a triple and a double. Against Woburn, she again went 4-2 with 1 RBI and 1 stolen base. She is currently leading the team in batting ave. (.440) and RIB’s (7). Against Wakefield on 4/30 Christina went 4-2 with a single and a triple.

Jean Hanafin
Girls Lacrosse

Jean scored 5 goals against Wakefield, leading her team to a 10-6 victory. She is a hard worker and can always be counted on to score goals. Jean is an asset to her team.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Sports Season Has Begun - Some Early Results

Boys LaCrosse has started the season with two wins. On Friday Burlington defeated Lowell High School 12-2. Yesterday BHS defeated Melrose 11-2 behind the efforts of Dan Hanafin who scored 4 goals and added 3 assists

Boys tennis lost to defending State Champion Winchester by a score of 3-2

Girls tennis lost to Winchester 0-5

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tonight's Playoff Hockey Game Can Be Seen Live On The Web

You can watch tonight's Burlington vs. St. Mary's of Lynn game live on the internet by going to the following link: 8 p.m.

Go Devils!

Monday, March 1, 2010

BHS Top Scorer At Wrestling All States

Here are the Burlington Wrestling Results from the 2010 All-States.
Burlington won the "unofficial" team title finishing with 96 points.
Shawsheen Tech was second with 67 and Framingham 3rd with 64.
Burlington had 4 wrestlers compete in the tournament.
Jake Sherman won the 125 lb weight class, he had a 4-0 record and beat Steve McCarthy of Brockton by Tech Fall 17-1 in the finals.
Matt Sherman won the 135 lb weight class, he had a 4-0 record and beat Devin Visconti of Malden Catholic 2-1 in the finals.
Jake and Matt became the first twins or brother to win titles in the same all-states since the Diamond Twins of Wellesley in 1996.
Kevin Barrucci finished 2nd at 145 lbs, he lost to defending New England Champ Dan Telhada of Franklin 2-1.
He finished with a 3-1 record.
Alex Giampapa finished 3rd at 189 lbs, he pinned Steve Walsh of Brockton for 3rd place, he finished with a 4-1 record.
Burlington overall record was 15-2, with 5 pins, 2 tech falls and 3 major decisions.

BHS Hockey Moves On To North Semifinals With 4-1 Win

BHS will take on St. Mary's of Lynn on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Chelmsford Forum in the Division 1 North Semifinals. BHS moved on with a solid 4-1 win over Billerica Saturday night. Peter Milinazzo and Bryan Sullivan each tallied in the first period to put the Red Devils out in front 2-0.

Brian Tait had the lone BHS goal in the second period as the team maintained its two-goal lead at the end of two period (3-1). Neil Pandolfo finished out the scoring in the third period for the 4-1 final. Chris Russo was strong in goal, turning aside 19 shots.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sherman Brothers Win All States

Jake and Matt Sherman both won their final matches at Salem High to become All-State Champions. Check back for further details tomorrow.

Kevin Barrucci lost a tough 2-0 match in the finals. But Burlington was the high scoring team at the meet with three wrestlers in the finals!

Three Division 3 Wrestling Champs Move to All-State Finals Tonight

Jake Sherman, Matt Sherman, Kevin Barrucci are all moving on to the All State Finals at Salem High at 6 p.m. tonight.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Red Devil of the Week Ending February 13, 2010

Congratulations to
Alex Foster

Boys Gymnastics

Alex is the State Champion on rings for the second year in a row.

Monday, February 22, 2010

BHS Boys Track 4x800 Team Highlights Big Day At Division 3 Championships With Meet Record

Fifteen members of the boys indoor track team competed in the M.I.A.A. Division III State Championships yesterday at the Reggie Lewis Track in Roxbury.

Top honors went to the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Trevor Dutton, Brian Savage, Gideon Kasirye, and David Taranto who led from start to finish, winning their state championship in 8:17.44 and setting a new meet record.

Taranto also medaled in the 1000-meter run, finishing 4th in 2:38.64. Takunda Muzembe medaled with a 6th place finish in the long jump, leaping a personal best 20 feet.

Other BHS athletes competing were Ben Cao in the mile (4:53.80), Wes Warnock in the 55-meter hurdles (8.55), David Perloff (10:21.06) and Evan Mericer in the 2 mile (10:34.77), Joe Hoffman (44' 1.5")<>

The 4x800 team, Taranto in the 1000, and Muzembe in the long jump will all compete again this Friday in the All-State Championship.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

BHS Hockey Headed To Play-In Game For Super Eight Monday Night

Our Boys Hockey Team has been selected for a play-in game to get back to the Super Eight Tournament for the second straight year. The Red Devils (14-4-2) will take on Xaverian (12-5-3) on Monday night at 6 p.m. in Chelmsford.

For more on the Super Eight Selection process check out this post from Jim Clark of the Boston Herald.

Three More State Champions For BHS!!!

Here are the results of Burlington Wrestling at the D2 State Tournament.
Burlington Finished 2nd with 115 points, Central Catholic finished 1st with 127 and Winchester finished 3rd with 98.
Burlington had 3 champs
Jake Sherman 125 lbs, finished 4-0, Beat Brendan Beauregard of Quabbin 9-7 in the finals.
Jake is a 2x State champ and 4x state placewinner (along with Kevin Barrucci they are the only ones in BHS history).
Matt Sherman 135 lbs, finished 4-0, beat Devin Visconti of Malden Catholic 4-1 in the finals.
Matt is a 3x State champ
Kevin Barrucci 145 lbs, finshed 4-0, pinned Dan Connolly of North Andover in 1 minute in the finals.
Kevin is a 3x State champ and 4x State finalist. Kevin did not give up a point all tournament, finished with 2 pins and 2 tech falls.
Alex Giampapa 189 lbs, finished 2nd, 3-1 record, he lost to Greg Kelley of Winchester 3-2 in the finals.
All Alex's wins were by pin.
Pete Flemming 112 lbs, won 2 matches.
Jason Hubbard 160 lbs, won 1 match.
Burlington Coaches Paul Shvartman, Steve Lemelin and Brian McNeil were voted D2 Coaches of the year.

Friday, February 19, 2010

BHS Track Has Strong Showing At State Pentathlon

On 2/14 at the Reggie Lewis Indoor Track Facility, the boys and girls Burlington track and field teams placed in a state team pentathlon tournament. The boys varsity team finished 2nd with 3209 points. The girls varsity team finished 5th with 2903 points. The girls set a team pentathlon Burlington high school record.

Front Row: Kristen Humphreys, Allison Jones, Elizabeth Johnson, Ashley Steadman, Kierstin Merlino

Back Row: Joe Hoffman, Jonathan Dube, Wesley Warnock, David Taranto, Nick Salvucci, Walker Peterson, Bobby Bonetti, Gideon Kasirye

Thursday, February 18, 2010

BHS Gymnasts Capture 7 Medals At State Gymnastics Tournament

The Burlington boys gymnastics team brought home seven more medals and took second place at last Friday's State gymnastics tournament.

Captain Anthony Manni took fifth place on pommel horse, Captain Alex Foster came in second place on parallel bars and held his place as State Champion on rings. Captain Chris Brown came in fourth on high bar, second on floor and was voted Gymnast of the Year by the attending teams coaches. Sophomore Joe Hanafin came in fourth on floor followed by his team mate Dion Santiago who came in fifth. The stands were a sea of red as Burlington fans showed up in their usual great form and the team would like to thank their families and friends for being such great support.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

BHS Hockey Ends League Play With 3-3 Tie

Lexington jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first period, but Trevor Cimino pulled BHS within a goal before the end of the first period. Lexington regained its two-goal lead in the second period, but the Red Devils responded with two of their own in the second as Cimino and Dan Hanafin tallied to make it 3-3 at the end of two periods.

The third period was a stalemate for the 3-3 final. BHS, now 12-4-2, will host the Cahoon Tournament this week. BHS will take on Medford at 7:30 Tuesday night following the Framingham-Chelmsford game at 5:30 p.m. The consolation and championship games will be played on Thursday night at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectfully.

BHS Wrestlers Claim Three Titles At Individual Sectionals

Matt Sherman, shown above receiving a Certificate of Excellence from the Burlington School Committee for winning the Massachusetts High School Heisman Award, became a three-time sectional champ yesterday.

The BHS Wrestlers had a tremendous showing at the sectionals held yesterday at Masconomet Regional High School.

Kevin Barrucci, 145 lbs, won all 3 matches, beat Dan Connolly of N. Andover 13-0 in the finals.
Kevin became a 4x Sectional champ, the first in Burlington Wrestling history.

Matt Sherman, 135 lbs, won all 3 matches, beat Simon Dellea of Central Catholic by injury default in the finals. Matt became a 3x Sectional champ.

Jake Sherman, 125 lbs, won all 3 matches, beat Jason Ricketts of North Andover 16-2 in the finals. Jake became a 2x Sectional champ.

Two other BHS Wrestlers made it to the finals. Alex Giampapa, 189 lbs, went 2-1, lost to Greg Kelley Winchester 4-2 in the finals. Jason Hubbard, 160 lbs, went 3-1, lost to Tom Lacroix Central Catholic 6-2 in the finals.

Peter Flemming 112 lbs, finished 4th place with a 2-2 record, he lost to Nick Cashion of Winchester 6-2 in the finals.

These 6 wrestlers all qualified for the state tournament.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Irwin's Hat Trick Paces BHS Past Wakefield 8-2

Brian Tait, Chris Theriault and Ryan Collins notched first period goals to stake BHS to a 3-0 lead at the end of one period and the Red Devils never looked back. Chris Irwin added a second period goal to make it 4-0 and then added two more in the third for the hat trick. Joe Centrella and Brett Romkey also added third period goals to finish out the scoring for the Devils.

Next game is Saturday in Lexington at 745

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boys Gymnastics Takes Home 14 Medals At Coaches Invitational

The boys from Burlington took home 14 medals after a very successful Coaches Invitational gymnastics meet at Andover High School. Burlington medaled in all 6 events with the high point coming as Captain Chris Brown fought back after suffering a collapsed lung a few weeks ago to take first place on high bar. Captain Alex Foster came in 2nd on rings and 5th on p-bars and Captain Anthony Manni contributed to the medal count with a 2nd place finish on the pommel horse. This week the team prepares for the State Meet to be held on Friday at Braintree High School.

Floor: 1st place Dion Santiago 8.3
5th place Doug Johnson 7.2
Parallel Bars: 2nd place Tyler Baczewski 6.8
5th place Alex Foster 6.1
Pommel Horse: 2nd place Anthony Manni 6.8
5th place Tyler Baczewski 5.8
High Bar: 1st place Chris Brown 7.4
5th place Joe Hanafin 5.0
6th place Pat Gallivan 4.8
Rings: 2nd place Alex Foster 8.2
6th place Cory Pease 5.2
6th place Eric Duran 5.2
Vault: 4th place James Walshie Walsh 8.2
6th place Evan Burt 8.0

Congratulations to the Red Devil for Week Ending Feb. 5, 2010

Brooke Arrigo
Girls Gymnastics

Brooke has been a key member of the beam team this season. She scored an 8.4 at Leagues with a solid performance. In league competitions, Brooke has
zero falls on beam. She is a strong competitor who leads by example

Monday, February 8, 2010

BHS Distance Medley Relay Team Sets New Record

Seniors Brian Savage (400m) and Evan Mericer (1600m), joined by junior Trevor Dutton (800m) and sophomore David Taranto (1200m) broke the BHS record in the Distance Medley Relay Sunday at the Bob McIntyre Memorial Relays with a time of 11:04.76

The old record of 11:17.4 was set in 1996 by John Gavula, Brian Stebbins, Dan Bembenek, and Jon Mancini.

BHS Downs Woburn 5-4 In Middlesex League Showdown

Steve Mattos scored the lone goal of the first period to stake Burlington to a 1-0 lead at Woburn. Woburn answered with two scores in the second to take a brief 2-1 lead. The Red Devils answered with goals by Ryan Gillis and Peter Milinazzo in the second for a 3-2 lead after two periods.

Bryan Sullivan added an insurance goal 11 seconds into the third period to put BHS up 4-2. Following another Tanner goal, Chris Irwin put BHS back on top by two. Woburn closed it to within one goal for the 5-4 final.

BHS is now 11-4-1 overall and 11-3-1 in the league.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

BHS Wrestlers Go 3-1 at Division 2 North Sectional Dual Meet

Burlington Wrestling finished 3-1 at the D2 North Sectional Dual Meet Championship.
Burlington was the 6 seed, they beat Dracut and then lost to 3 seed North Andover.
After that they beat both Salem and Greater Lowell Voke.
Burlington's final dual meet record is 18-10

BHS Boys Hockey Blasts Belmont 8-3

Junior Bryan Sullivan notched his first career hat trick as the Red Devils skated past Belmont 8-3 Wednesday night. Peter Milinazzo added two goals and Ryan Collins, Steve Mattos and Shane Matthews added single tallies.

BHS takes on first place Woburn Saturday at 7:45 in Woburn

BHS Wrestlers Finish Regular Season 15-9

Burlington 53 Lexington 21

145 Alex Lieber (L) 5-2 Luke Nigro
152 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 1:06 Arjun Thomke
160 Nick Cordeiro (B) 2-1 Ray Stebbins
171 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF 2:26 Pat Haverty
189 Mike Welsch (B) WBF 1:31 Andrew Masur
215 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF :45 Matt Mooney
285 Gabe Imran (L) WBF 4:52 Alex Alessi
103 Ike Rosen (L) Forfeit
112 Pete Flemming (B) 10-1 Mitchell Ma
119 Austin King (L) WBF :28 Jake DeRosa
125 Steve Goetz (B) WBF 5:02 Jack Foster
130 Jake Sherman (B) WBF 1:52 Andrew Crocker
135 Munish Gandevia (B) WBF 3:35 Luke O’Conner
140 Matt Sherman (B) 14-5 Charles Jackan

Burlington finishes the regular season 15-9

6-2 in the Middlesex league.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

BHS Boys Hockey Tops Stoneham 4-2

Post By Grant Gough:

Stoneham got on the board first, but a goal by Mike Fahey made it 1-1 at the end of the first period. Peter Milinazzo added two goals in the second period to stake the Red Devils to a 3-2 lead after two periods. Bryan Sullivan added an insurance goal in the third period for the 4-2 final.

The Red Devils will host Belmont on Wednesday at 7:45 at the Ice Palace.

BHS Wrestlers Finish 5th At Capitol City Classic

Burlington Wrestling results from the Capitol City Classic in Concord NH:

Burlington finished 5th out of 15 teams from Maine, NH, RI and Mass.
Cumberland Rhode Island won the tournament.
Burlington had 4 champs

Jake Sherman 125 lbs beat Jason Parents Cumberland RI 4-0
Matt Sherman 135 lbs beat Bob Daniels Concord NH 7-3
Kevin Barrucci 145 lbs pinned Ben Valencia Noble ME
Alex Giampapa 189 lbs pinned Jake Bissell Plymouth NH 1:00
Pete Flemming 112 lbs finished in 4th place losing to Rob Quimby Noble ME 4-0 for 4th place.
Jason Hubbard 160 lbs and Luke Nigro 140 lbs won 2 matches.
Bill Brazil 215 lbs, Nick Cordeiro 152 lbs and Tyler Matsubara 130 lbs won 1 match each.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Red Devils of the Week January 22, 2010

Kali Flanagan

Girls Ice Hockey

Kali, an 8th grader, has had 4 goals and 2 assists in win against Watertown of 6 – 3 and 4 goals and 2 assists in win against Wilmington of 6 - 1

Leighann Ellis

Girls Gymnastics

Leighan has been a top-scoring all-around in all of the Girl’s Gymnastics victories. Leighann helped to defeat Stoneham last week with an all-around score of 33.2! She is a dedicated gymnast. She can always be counted on to do her best

BHS Wrestlers Top Melrose

Burlington 47 Melrose 30

103 Nick Ingersoll (M) Forfeit
112 Pete Flemming (B) 9-8 Fanikos
119 Kelly (M) WBF 1:37 Mark Welsch
125 Jake Sherman (B) WBTF 17-1 Sampson
130 Steve Goetz (B) WBF 1:50 Dolce
135 Tyler Matsubara (B) 6-5 Austin Wheeler
140 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 2:47 Foss
145 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 2:42 Mendelson
152 Nick Cordeiro (B) WBF 3:17 Lynch
160 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF :37 DeSimone
171 John Upton (M) WBF :43 Mike Welsch
189 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF 1:16 Butcher
215 Lotardo (M) WBF :39 Bill Brazil
285 Cochron (M) WBF 1:39 Alex Alessi

Burlington is now 14-9
5-2 in the Middlesex League.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

BHS Boys Hockey Tops Reading 2-1

Post By Grant Gough:

The first period vs Reading was a good one. It was very physical and it ended in a 0 to 0 tie. Neil Pandolfo got the first goal of the game 14 seconds into the second period. Ryan Collins got the next goal for BHS to make it 2-0. Reading finished off the game's scoring with a goal in the second period.

BHS hosts Stoneham Saturday night at 7:45.

Burlington Wrestlers Top Wakefield 40-36

Burlington 40 Wakefield 36

285 Mike Hubbard (W) Forfeit
103 Chris Mogni (W) Forfeit
112 Mike Arangio (W) Forfeit
119 Pete Flemming (B) 8-0 Nick Tuminelli
125 Steve Goetz (B) WBF 3:59 Brian Callahan
130 Jake Sherman (B) WBF 1:06 Kevin Glynn
135 Tyler Matsubara (B) WBF 1:42 Robert Mogni
140 Bryan Coullahan (W) WBF 3:32 Luke Nigro
145 Matt Sherman (B) WBF :35 Danny Conway
152 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 1:21 Matt Attaya
160 Matt Manfredi (W) 7-6 Nick Cordeiro
171 Wes Brown (W) 9-7 Jason Hubbard
189 Eric Silvestri (W) WBF 2:39 Mike Welsch
215 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF 1:27 John Callahan

Burlington is now 13-9.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Red Devils of The Week January 8, 2010


David Taranto & Gideon Kasirye

Boys Indoor Track

David (1000m) and Gideon (600m) both won their events at the Auerbach Freshmen-Sophomore Indoor Track Championship. Additionally, David’s time was a new meet record.

Red Devil of The Week From January 8, 2010


Shane Ryan

Boys Swimming and Diving

Shane has earned a total of 43 points this season with seven meets to go. Shane has consistently placed first in the 50 freestyle in each race. His best time so far is 24.33. Shane has also placed first in the 100m Breaststroke race in each meet. His best time so far is 1:12.08. Shane is only getting stronger

BHS Boys Hockey Ends Drought

Post By Grant Gough:

After a scoreless first period, Neil Pandolfo got BHS on the board in the second for a 1-0 lead over Melrose. Bryan Sullivan added an insurance goal in the third to make it 2-0 before Melrose broke the shutout to make it 2-1.

Peter Milinazzo added an empty net goal for the 3-1 final. The Red Devils will travel to Reading on Wednesday for a 7:45 contest.

BHS Wrestling Results From The Weekend

Here are the Burlington Wrestling results from Friday 1/22 and Saturday 1/23
Friday night, at Burlington

Woburn 42 Burlington 40

140 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 2:50 Steve Rao
145 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 3:29 Jodeci Vasquez
152 Dan Kittridge (W) WBF 1:23 Nick Cordeiro
160 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF :27 Chris Ward
171 Mike McCall (W) WBF 1:23 Mike Welsch
189 Alex Colone (W) WBF 2:32 Bill Brazil
215 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF 1:07 Jacob Stanley
285 Tony Nguyen (W) Forfeit
103 Jose Cruz (W) Forfeit
112 Pete Flemming (B) WBF 4:45 Alex Bordenca
119 Mike Stokes (W) WBF :25 Jake DeRosa
125 Jake Sherman (B) WBF 3:20 Sean Tibbo
130 Mike Tedesco (W) WBF 3:04 Steve Goetz
135 Tyler Matsubara (B) 14-0 Cam Jacobsen

Next 3 are from Saturday at Lowell High

Concord NH 39 Burlington 37

135 Tyler Matsubara (B) WBF 3:49 Farradon Young
140 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 2:48 Cole Priddy
145 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 1:20 Bradley Poirier
152 James Gaglione (C) 5-0 Nick Cordeiro
160 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF :37 Mike Pellerin
171 Joe Riley (C) WBF3:39 Mike Welsch
189 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF 1:32 Jordan Bodwell
215 Griffin Smith (C) WBF :38 Bill Brazil
285 Joe Gill (C) Forfeit
103 Troy Colby (C) Forfeit
112 Pete Flemming (B) 5-0 Daniel Losacano
119 Vinny Benicasa (C) WBF 3:40 Jake DeRosa
125 Jake Sherman (B) 12-3 John Hall
130 Bob Daniels (C) WBF 3:26 Steve Goetz

Burlington 48 Bishop Hendricken 28

140 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 3:50 Derek Robberson
145 Tyler Sliney (BH) 9-0 Luke Nigro
152 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF :47 Ryan McLarney
160 Jason Hubbard (B) 11-6 Jeff Techentin
171 Bret Peltier (BH) WBF 1:07 Mike Welsch
189 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF :48 Nathan Andrews
215 Liudas Jagminas (BH) WBF :48 Bill Brazil
285 Alex Alessi (B) Forfeit
103 Nick DiMauro (BH) Forfeit
112 Pete Flemming (B) WBF 5:28 Nick Parente
119 Mike Gelardi (BH) WBF :58 Jake DeRosa
125 Jake Sherman (B) WBF 1:48 William Warcup
130 Steve Goetz (B) 6-0 Chris Barone
135 Tyler Matsubara (B) WBF 3:35 Dan Cofone

Lowell 44 Burlington 24
145 Ricky Gnoy (L) 6-2 Luke Nigro
152 Kevin Barrucci (B) 10-1 Tyler Crowther
160 Frank McCarthy (L) WBF 3:12 Jason Hubbard
171 Hertor Briones (L) WBF 1:14 Mike Welsch
189 Alex Giampapa (B) 11-0 Brian Rich
215 Salim Jalloh (L) 7-2 Bill Brazil
285 Mike Burdick (L) Forfeit
103 Devin Thompson (L) Forfeit
112 Andrew Gauthier (L) 7-1 Pete Flemming
119 Brad Myers (L) Forfeit
125 Jake Sherman (B) 10-0 Musa Jamina
130 Johnny Melo (L) 13-0 Steve Goetz
135 Tyler Matsubara (B) WBF 2:23 Jim Tim
140 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 1:14 Alex Jutras
Burlington is now 12-9

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Burlington-Lexington Boys Swim Results

On 01/20/2010 the Burlington HS Red Devils took on the Lexington HS "Minuteman" at Shawsheen Tech. Pool. Lexington HS is a perennial favorite to win the Middlesex League Championship. This year they are odds on favor to win the Middlesex League Championship once again.
From Coach Papagno:

During this meet the Minuteman were vey strong in all events. Lexington to took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in five out of the 11 events winning by a score of 95 to 67. The Red Devils competed valiantly but the Minuteman were very strong. However; Junior Captain Shane Ryan took first place in the 50 Free event with a time of 24.63. Co - Captain Ryan Gilpin placed 3rd in the 100 Butterfly event with a personal best time of 1:03.45. Sophomore Nick Rose placed 4th in the 100 Freestyle event with a personal best time of 59.25. Sophomore Jay Baia finished 4th in the 100 Backstroke event with a personal best time of 1:12.81.
With four swim meets left in he 2009 - 2010 season the Red DEvils are looking good for the up coming Middlesex League Championship meet hosted by Bentley College. Our meet meet is 01/21/2010 against Belmont HS Marauders'.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BHS Wrestling Senior Night Next Tuesday

Burlington Wrestling Senior Night

The BHS Wrestling Team will honor its senior wrestlers next Tuesday Jan 26th before the Wakefield meet. There will be a quick ceremony around 6:45 and wrestling will start at 7:00.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Boys Track Has Strong Showing At State Relays - Two Teams Take First PLace

The boys track team finished 5th in the Division III State Relays Championship on Sunday with 20 points. Two of the Red Devil squads finished in first place as Division III State Relay Champions.
The boys 4 x 800-meter relay team of Trevor Dutton, Brian Savage, Gideon Kasirye, and David Taranto was first in a come-from-behind victory in 8:18.74. The time also qualifies the foursome for the National Championship in March in New York City.
The 3 x shot put team of Joe Hoffman, Peter Rubino, and Kyle Cullen was first with a combined distance of 134' 4.5". Joe Hoffman broke the 50 foot barrier for the first time in his career with a throw of 50' 7.5" which also qualifies him for the National Championships.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

BHS Topped By Winchester 3-2

Post by Grant Gough:

BHS played a great first period vs Winchester and took a 1-0 lead into the locker room thanks to a goal by Mike Fahey and some strong play in net by Justin Bonia.

A tough second period with BHS playing short-handed multiple times allowed Winchester to take a 2-1 lead after two periods. Winchester made it 3-1 in the third period, but the Red Devils fought to the finish and added a goal with the goalie pulled to make it a 3-2 final.

Next game is Monday vs Billerica at 2 at The Ice Palace in Burlington.

BHS Wrestlers Take Two of Three in Tri-Match

Burlington 39 Reading 33

215 Matt Connery (R) WBF 1:11 Bill Brazil

285 James Collins (R) WBF 1:06 Alex Alessi

103 Connor McCorry (R) Forfeit

112 Pete Flemming (B) WBF :48 Brandon Ford

119 Jared Beaulieu (R) WBF 2:41 Jake DeRosa

125 Jake Sherman (B) WBF :24 Dan Mortimer

130 Steve Goetz (B) 7-3 Luke Beaulieu

135 Tyler Matsubara (B) WBF 1:46 Colby Clifford

140 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 1:36 Everett Roscoe

145 Tim Scoutin (R) 6-2 Luke Nigro

152 Kevin Barrucci (B) 7-0 Chris Redfern

160 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF 4:49 Terry Crocker

171 Pat Genovese (R) WBF 4:50 Mike Welsch

189 Alex Giampapa (B) 8-1 Ross DiMattei

Burlington 44 Greater Lawrence 36

285 Luis Veras (GL) WBF :49 Alex Alessi

103 Cage Nicholls (GL) Forfeit

112 Pete Flemming (B) WBTF 17-2 3rd Jonathan Cadiz

119 Matt Buco (GL) WBF :45 Jake DeRosa

125 Miguel Roman (GL) WBF :55 Steve Goetz

130 Jake Sherman (B) WBF :53 Cesar Jiminez

135 Matt Sherman (B) WBTF17-1 2nd Lenny Jorge

140 Tyler Matsubara (B) WBMD 15-4 Gabriel Castro

145 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF :30 Carlos Aquino

152 Jean Carlos Gomez (GL) WBF 5:22 Nick Cordeiro

160 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF :50 Nick Sosa

171 Angel Rivera (GL) WBF 1:40 Mike Welsch

189 Bill Brazil (B) WBF 4:46 Niven Parker

215 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF :55 Miguel Gomez

Shawsheen Tech 45 Burlington 23

103 Devin Pratt (ST) Forfeit

112 Pete Flemming (B) 9-4 John Sterns

119 Brandon Spinosa (ST) Forfeit

125 Steve Goetz (B) WBTF 19-2 5:56 Frank Murray

130 Jake Sherman (B) 13-6 Chris Deacetis

135 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 1:07 Brian Ward

140 Anthony Finn (ST) WBF 2:52 Tyler Matsubara

145 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 1:06 John Baker

152 Ryan Cassidy (ST) WBF 1:16 Nick Cordeiro

160 Jesse Dillon (ST) WBF 1:59 Jason Hubbard

171 Anthony Pimentel (ST) WBF 1:42 Mike Welsch

189 Alex Najjar (ST) 7-3 Alex Giampapa

215 Andrew Companeschi (ST) WBF :23 Bill Brazil

285 No Contest
Burlington is now 11-6.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Boys Hockey Back On Track With 5-2 Win

Post By Grant Gough:

Great game vs Lexington it was tied 1 to 1 after the first period with a goal by Peter Milinazzo on a tip from the point. After the second it was 4 to 2 Burlington with goals by Chris Irwin, Peter Milinazzo, and Bryan Sullivan.

The third period was another strong one for the Devils as Peter Milinazzo completed the hat trick making it a 5-2 win for BHS.

BHS will host Winchester in a big Middlesex League contest Saturday at 7:45 at the Ice Palace.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 12, 2010 Athletic Event Results

Boys gymnastics hosted Attleboro last night and came away with a win with Attleboro scoring 133.8 and Burlington scoring 153.8. The Burlington Red Devils outscored the Attleboro Blue Bombardiers on every event as they continue to improve. Their next meet is scheduled for January 22nd in Newton.

The BHS Girl's gymnastics team is now 2-1 after beating Woburn last night 137.7 to 125.05. After a tough loss to Melrose last Friday, the girls came back strong and were able to receive their highest score this season. There were some outstanding performances by Leighann Ellis (9.3) Alyssa Mitchell (8.9) and Amber Speck and Cara Diperna (8.75) on the vault. Casey Landry also scored a (8.75) on beam. All the girls are improving and looking forward to their next meet which is Friday 7pm. at home against Reading.

Burlington Wrestling results against Belmont from 1/12/10.
Burlington 47 Belmont 26

112 Sami Baghdady (Bl) 12-4 Pete Flemming

119 Julian Erdos-Steinberg (Bl) WBF 5:21 Jake DeRosa

125 Steve Goetz (B) WBF 1:50 Craig Jangigian

130 Jake Sherman (B) WBTF 16-1 3:45 Oscar Derderian

135 Matt Sherman (B) Forfeit

140 Dave Swiniarski (B) Forfeit

145 Luke Nigro (B) WBF 3:02 Andreas Chaniatokis

152 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 1:02 Ivan Lozano

160 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF :48 Ian Lapolla

171 Tim Hatch (Bl) WBF 1:48 Mike Welsch

189 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF 3:03 Joe Canina

215 Billy Axiotis (Bl) WBF :52 Bill Brazil

285 John Comeau (Bl) WBF :17 Alex Alessi

Burlington is now 9-5.

Girls Gymnastics Team Tops Woburn

The BHS Girl's gymnastics team is now 2-1 after beating Woburn last night 137.7 to 125.05. After a tough loss to Melrose last Friday, the girls came back strong and were able to receive their highest score this season. There were some outstanding performances by Leighann Ellis (9.3) Alyssa Mitchell (8.9) and Amber Speck and Cara Diperna (8.75) on the vault. Casey Landry also scored a (8.75) on beam. All the girls are improving and looking forward to their next meet which is Friday 7pm. at home against Reading.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BHS Wrestlers Top Belmont Improve To 9-5

Burlington 47 Belmont 26

112 Sami Baghdady (Bl) 12-4 Pete Flemming

119 Julian Erdos-Steinberg (Bl) WBF 5:21 Jake DeRosa

125 Steve Goetz (B) WBF 1:50 Craig Jangigian

130 Jake Sherman (B) WBTF 16-1 3:45 Oscar Derderian

135 Matt Sherman (B) Forfeit

140 Dave Swiniarski (B) Forfeit

145 Luke Nigro (B) WBF 3:02 Andreas Chaniatokis

152 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 1:02 Ivan Lozano

160 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF :48 Ian Lapolla

171 Tim Hatch (Bl) WBF 1:48 Mike Welsch

189 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF 3:03 Joe Canina

215 Billy Axiotis (Bl) WBF :52 Bill Brazil

285 John Comeau (Bl) WBF :17 Alex Alessi

Burlington is now 9-5.

Monday, January 11, 2010

BHS Wrestlers Compete At Eastern States Classic

Eight Burlington Wrestlers competed at the Eastern States Classic in Loch Sheldrake NY this weekend.

Burlington finished in 41st place out of 74 teams.
Kevin Barrucci (145 lbs) went 4-2, Matt Sherman (130 lbs) went 3-2 and Alex Giampapa (189 lbs) went 3-2 and all missed placing by 1 match.
Jake Sherman (125 lbs) went 2-2, Peter Flemming (112 lbs) and Jason Hubbard (160 lbs) both went 1-2. Steve Goetz (135 lbs) and Luke Nigro (140 lbs) went 0-2.
The rest of the Burlington Wrestling team went to the Natick JV tournament.
Munish Gandevia (132 lbs) went 3-0 to win the tournament.
Bill Brazil (180 lbs) went 2-1 and finished second.
Jake DeRosa (119 lbs) and Dave Swiniarski (132 lbs) both went 2-2 and finished 4th.
Gabe Medina (160 lbs) and Dave Golding (128 lbs) both went 1-2.
Alex Alessi (215 lbs) and Mark Welsch (123 lbs) both went 0-2.

Boys Hockey Drops Second Straight Game

Post By Grant Gough:

It was a tough game vs Wakefield on Saturday. Wakefield got two goals in the first making and led a 2-0 lead through two periods. Chris Russo made a great save on a breakaway in the third period to keep the game within reach, but Wakefield made it 3-0 on an empty net goal for the final score.

The Red Devils hope to get back on the winning track at home on Wednesday against Lexington.

JV Girls Basketball Update

The Burlington girls’ JV basketball team currently holds an undefeated 5-0 record. Burlington started the season with comfortable wins against Winchester and Watertown before challenges came against Melrose, Reading and Stoneham.
Burlington showed their discipline against Winchester and managed to shake off an aggressive Watertown squad. Tight defense was the key to both games as Burlington kept the Sachems scoreless in the fourth quarter and held the Raiders to two field goals throughout the game.
Burlington faced a decorated program in Melrose, but the Lady Devils were up to the challenge and shocked the home crowd. Burlington struck first with two free throws from Miranda Woods, however the Lady Devils were held scoreless the rest of the quarter as the Red Raiders built a 10-2 lead. Burlington played even with Melrose in the second quarter, but the deficit remained at 7 going into the half. The Lady Devils climbed back in the third quarter by clamping down on defense, while staying aggressive on the offensive end. Katie Han hit a three-pointer drown the stretch and Burlington iced the game by running out the clock for the 32-30 win. Clean defense and free throws were the difference makers in the game, as Burlington committed six less fouls and got to the line nine more times than Melrose.
Reading visited two days later with the most size of any team Burlington had faced. The two teams played even in the second and the Lady Devils held onto a one point lead at the half. Reading took over in the third quarter by switching to a trapping press and zone, but Burlington adjusted to both. The Lady Devils managed to shoot 4 for 5 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, while solid defense under the basket from Emily Miliano and on the wings by Erin Murphy held the Rockets to one field goal for the 29-23 victory.
Burlington had its greatest scare in Stoneham after their two week game hiatus during winter break. The Lady Devils started slow and found themselves down after the first quarter. However they bounced back in the second, scoring 12 points and holding the Spartans to four, to take a three point lead at the half. Burlington wouldn’t score a field goal in the third quarter, but shot 6 for 8 from the line to stay even with Stoneham at 26 going into the last quarter. The game remained close, with Abby Joyce contributing offensively throughout the contest. The Lady Devils couldn’t capitalize on a one and one situation with less than a minute remaining and clinging to a two point lead. The Spartans were able to draw a foul and the resulting two shoot bonus tied the game to force overtime. Burlington sent in fresh legs for the 4 extra minutes and they were the difference makers as the tired Spartans began to foul and the Lady Devils were able to pull away by shooting 6 for 8 from the free throw line. Christina Raso was the only Lady Devil to play the final minutes of regulation and overtime, and she took advantage by hitting 3 of her 4 free throws to add to the 42-36 win.
Burlington’s success comes from tight defense and a balanced offensive attack, as each game has featured eight or more players scoring and different offensive leaders. The Lady Devils hope to keep their streak alive against Belmont on Friday, avenging two losses to the Marauders last season.

Boys Swimming Results From Chelmsford Meet

On 01/08/2010 the Burlington High School Swim team took on the perenial power house of Chelmsford H.S. Lions. The Lions are a large team that swims year round, however the boys of the Red Devils took them on in stride. During this swim meet the Red Devils only took one (1) first place finish and that was in the 100 Meter Breast Stroke Event. Junior Shane Ryan won this event with a time of 1:13.08. This time was not his personal best however; it was more than enough to beat Chelmsford HS breaststroker Kim Yie who's time was 1:15.83.
During this swim meet the Red Devils performed like a team. They cheered each other on and they managed to keep their competitiveness and spirit high on this date. However; they fell to the Lions to the score of 97 to 70. Our next meet is on monday 01/11/2010 against Reading High School - Red Rockets. This meet will be held at the Shawsheen Tech. Swimming Pool at 4 PM.
Go DEVILS!!!!! - Coach Steve Papagno

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Red Devil of the Week Ending January 2, 2010

January 2, 2010

Megan Power
Girls Ice Hockey

Megan, senior captain, scored 2 goals in our 3 – 0 Win over Belmont. She also had 1 assist in the Stoneham game.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

BHS Boys Hockey Team Drops First Game Of Season

Blog Post By Grant Gough

It was a tough game vs Woburn. We came out strong but Woburn got the first goal. It was a 1 to 0 lead for Woburn after the first and the second period was tough as Woburn went up 2 to 0. The Devils gt their only goal from Chris Theriault in the third making it 2-1. Woburn added an empty net goal in the final minute.

The boys hope to get back on the winning track Saturday vs Wakefield.

Boys Swim Team Results From Winchester Meet

Winchester 87 - Burlington 76
The results of the Winchester HS vs. Burlington HS. are as follows:
200 MR - 1 - (w) 1:57.75 hintlion, carney, garber, calmam, 2 - (b) 2:04.28 dirusso, ryan, gilpin, n. rose, 3 - (w) 2:12.00 oleksak, steyanchau, shuskecarlton
200 free - 1 - (w) 2:03.26 gurdak, 2 - (w) 2:21.39 kruszelnicki, 3 - (w) 2:23.44 hubbard
200 im - 1 - (w) 2:14.01 reid, 2 - (w) 2:24.18 croteau, 3 - (b) 2:26.54 gilpin
50 free - 1 - (w) 24.03 garber, 2 - (b) ryan 24.33, 3 - (b) n. rose 27.00
100 fly - 1 - (w) 1:01.28 garber, 2 - (b) 1:05.70 gilpin, 3 - (w) 1:06.44 croteau
100 free - 1 - (w) 57.63 schnidt, 2 - (b) 59.58 n. rose, 3 - (w) 1:01.16 aiazawa
500 free - 1 - (w) 5:32.29 gurdack, 2 - (w) 5:45.26 reid, 3 - (w) 6:56.65 smith
200fr - 1 - (w) 1:41.03 hinhian, croteau, reid, gurdack, 2 - (b) 1:46.41 dirusso, gilpin, n. rose, ryan, 3 - (w) 1:56.33 carney, hubbard, lam, krudelnicki
100 back - 1 -(w) 1:09.58 hintlian, 2 - (w) 1:16.26 calnan, 3 - (b) 1:28.009 aguilar
100breast - 1 -(b) 1:12.45 ryan, 2 - (w) 1:!3.82 carney, 3 - (w) 1:18,41 steyanchau
400 FR - 1 - (W) 4:18.89 aiazawa, hubbard, oleski, carney, 2 - (b) 4:36.53 parker, t. rose, n. rose, knox, 3 - (w) 4:39.63 fraitta, panzorino, marroala, alex.

BHS Wrestlers Fall To Brooks

Brooks 42 Burlington 39

103 Alex Lawton (BK) Forfeit

112 Pete Flemming (B) Forfeit

119 Conor Duffy (BK) WBF 1:17 Jake DeRosa

125 Jake Sherman (B) WBF 3:48 Mike O’Boyle

130 Steve Goetz (B) 6-0 Ian Anderson

135 George Demoulas (BK) WBF 3:00 Munish Gandevia

140 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 3:11 Les Savage

145 Phil Booth (BK) WBF 3:40 Luke Nigro

152 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 5:59 Zach Allen

160 Colin Lahiff (BK) WBF :50 Gabe Medina

171 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF 1:41 Ryan Miles

189 Steve Domoracki (BK) WBF 1:34 Mike Welsch

215 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF 1:20 Andrew Peck

285 Ryan Gibeley (BK) WBF 1:05 Alex Alessi
Burlington is now 8-5.

Boys Gymnastics Tops Salem,NH

The Boys Gymnastics team had an exciting meet last night against Salem Nh... Final score was Burlington 145.9 to Salem HS 144.35!

Boys Hoop Tops Stoneham

The Red Devils cruised past Stoneham last night 76-62. The leading Scorer was Zach Hurynowicz
as 10 players contributed in the scoring column.

Catch The BHS Wrestling Team On BCAT

This week, BCAT will broadcast the Watertown and Ludlow meets with the following schedule:

Monday through Friday (01/04/2010 - 01/08/2010) starting at 9:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday (01/09/2010 & 01/10/2010) at 2:30 PM and 11:30 PM

Times may not be exact but close.

Girls Gymnastics Opens With Win Over Arlington

Last night, the Girl's gymnastics team beat Arlington 133.1 to 132.05 in their season opener. It was a close meet on bars, vault, and floor. The final score came down to the balance beam. Staying on the beam is how the girls won the meet.

The girls did a great job and are back in the gym preparing for their meet on Friday against Melrose. Some highlights of the meet: Vault Leighann Ellis scored (8.4) and Cara DiPerna (8.3). Bars Leighann Ellis (8.05) Alyssa Mitchell (8.0) Casey Landry (8.0). Floor Leighann Ellis (9.1) and Cara DiPerna (9.1). Balance Beam Leighann Ellis (9.1)Cara DiPerna (9.0) Sonja Swanfeldt and Alyssa McNeill (8.4)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

BHS Wrestlers Improve To 8-4

Here are the Burlington Wrestling results from 1/2/10.
Lawrence 43 BurBoldlington 21

103 Elvis Genao (L) Forfeit

112 Jorge Aquino (L) WBMD 12-2 Pete Flemming

119 Jonathon Cruz (L) WBF :47 Jake DeRosa

125 Jake Sherman (B) 7-4 Hugo Dominquez

130 Adrian Sosa (L) WBF 3:05 Munish Gandevia

135 Argenis Carpio (L) 4-3 Steve Goetz

140 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 2:54 Anthony DeLeon

145 Sebastian Jiminez (L) 6-0 Luke Nigro

152 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF 2:51 Steven Arce

160 Kevin Valerio (L) 6-3 Jason Hubbard

171 Juan Rodriguez (L) WBF 1:29 Mike Welsch

189 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF 2:50 Ricardo Lopez

215 No Contest

285 Chris Polanco (L) WBF :39 Alex Alessi

Noble ME 51 Burlington 26

112 Rob Quimby (N) 4-2 Pete Flemming

119 Billy Bagley (N) WBF 1:41 Jake DeRosa

125 Jake Sherman (B) 11-5 Ken Hagen

130 Tyler Beaudet (N) WBF 1:15 Steve Goetz

135 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 3:42 Jake Bagley

140 Joe Badger (N) WBF 3:44 Luke Nigro

145 Ben Valencia (N) WBF :35 Dave Swiniarski

152 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF :40 Brian Bentley

160 Jason Hubbard (B) WBTF 16-1 3:58 Matt Roaf

171 Chris Allinson (N) WBF :31 Mike Welsch

189 Micah Lewis (N) WBF :22 Bill Brazil

215 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF 1:31 Kevin Collins

285 Dylan Zenga (N) WBF :35 Alex Alessi

103 Kayleigh Longley (N) Forfeit

Burlington 53 Hudson 24

119 Pete Flemming (B) WBF :59 Kevin Downing

125 Jake Sherman (B) WBF 5:46 Tim Parker

130 Steve Goetz (B) WBF 5:47 Doug Maguire

135 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 5:01 David Rogers

140 Luke Nigro (B) WBF 5:30 Nick Mallett

145 Shawn Keene (H) WBF :24 Dave Swiniarski

152 No Contest

160 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBTF 15-0 3rd Jared Ware

171 Jason Hubbard (B) WBF 3:34 Ethan Cecelya

189 Mike Welsch (B) WBF 3:45 Victor Zabalu

215 Alex Giampapa (B) WBF :38 Nick Sukis

285 Hiago Fontoura (H) Forfeit

103 Vinny Bonina (H) Forfeit

112 Jalen Ware (H) Forfeit

Burlington 48 Worcester Voke 18

125 Jake Sherman (B) WBF 1:00 Avery Hamilton

130 Munish Gandevia (B) WBF :45 Dan Tolles

135 Matt Sherman (B) WBF 4:44 Jose Rivera

140 Luke Nigro (B) Forfeit

145 Tony Soto (W) WBF :50 Dave Swiniarski

152 Kevin Barrucci (B) WBF :21 Hailey Harvard

160 Jason Hubbard (B) Forfeit

171, 189, 215 No Contest

285 Adrian Rivera (W) WBF 1:10 Alex Alessi

103 AJ Razzaq (W) Forfeit

112 Pete Flemming (B) WBF :48 Peter Lam

119 Jake DeRosa (B) WBF 1:40 Philip Tran

Burlington is now 8-4.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Boys JV Hockey Team Starts New Year With Win

The JV Hockey team played Billerica yesterday at the Burlington Ice palace and came up with a 1-0 win. The lone goal was scored by Alex Johnson with assists from Peter Vigneau and Kyle Burke. It was a great game to watch as both teams having plenty of scoring opportunities.

Goalie Derek DeCastro played solid in net for three periods for Burlington and captured a well deserved shutout. The JV Hockey team is currently 5-1-1 overall this season and will be facing Belmont and Wakefield this week.

Catching Up With Varsity Boys Hoop

Below are the recaps from our Boys Varsity Basketball games to date:

Burlington Vs Winchester

Burlington 59 – Winchester 54

Leading Scorer – Zach Hurynowicz – 21 Points

Leading Rebounder – Andrew Murkidijanian – 10 Rebounds

Burlington Vs Watertown

Burlington – 50

Watertown – 55

Leading Scorer – Derek DeAntonis – 19 points

Leading Rebounder – Andrew Murkidijanian – 6 Rebounds

Burlington Vs Melrose

Burlington – 60

Melrose – 56

Leading Scorer – Conner Gallivan – 18 points

Leading Rebounder – Joe Renaud – 7 Rebounds

Burlington Vs Reading

Burlington – 60

Reading – 75

Leading Scorer – Zach Hurynowicz – 45 Points

Leading Rebounder – Andrew Murkidijanian – 8 Rebounds

Holiday Tournament

Burlington Vs. Tewksbury

Burlington – 65

Tewksbury – 56

Leading Scorer – Zach Hurynowicz – 26 Points

Leading Rebounder – Andrew Murkidijanian – 11 Rebounds

Burlington Vs Wilmington

Burlington 65

Wilmington – 74

Leading Scorer – Zach Hurynowicz – 20 points

Leading Rebounder – Andrew Murkidijanian – 11 Rebounds

At holiday tournament Zach Hurynowicz and Andrew Murkidijanian were named to the All Tournament Team

In 5 games played Zach Hurynowicz is averaging 25 points a game.

In 5 games played Andrew Murkidijanian is averaging 8 rebounds a game.

Taranto's Performance Earns Globe Headline - Check Out Video From His Performance

Today's Boston Globe featured the following headline -

Taranto quick to impress in 1,000 - Click on the headline to see the entire article.

You can see a video clip of David's record-setting performance here. - You need to scroll down to Boys 1000m, Section 3. While you are on the site check out Gideon Kasiyre's performance in the Boys 600M, section 4. Gideon took first place in the event.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

BHS Boys Track Brings Home 14 Medals From Freshmen-Sophomore Meet

The Burlington High Boys Indoor Track team brought 16 boys to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center for Sunday's Freshmen-Sophomore Championship and came home with 14 medals in what was by far the team's best performance ever at this 30-year-old meet. Event winners included sophomores David Taranto (1000m) and Gideon Kasirye (600m). Taranto broke the meet record in the 1000 and was named the meet's outstanding male runner. Top six finishes earned medals. Results are listed below:
David Taranto: 1st Place, 1000-meters, 2:41.67 (New Meet Record and Runner of the Meet Award).

Gideon Kasirye: 1st Place, 600-meters, 1:30.47

Takunda Muzembe: 2nd Place, Long Jump, 19’ 0”

Nick Salvucci: 3rd Place, High Jump, 5’ 8”

4 x 200-meter Relay: 3rd Place, 1:41.23 (Ev Guerrier, Dan McDermott, Jonathan Dube, Takunda Muzembe)

4 x 400-meter Relay: 3rd Place, 3:51.95 (Zaven Ovian, Nick Ciardi, David Taranto, Gideon Kasirye)

Christos Saledas: 6th Place, 600-meters, 1:40.15

Bobby Bonetti: 6th Place, High Jump, 5’ 4”

Other competitors:
Chris Cao, Mile, 5:18.90
Mark Steinbach, Mile, 5:20.68
Jonathan Dube, 300m, 42.72
Shaun McDonnell, shot put, 32’ 3.5”
Walter Doan, shot put, 27’ 6”
Jonathan Dube, long jump, 17’ 4”
Adam Bonfilio, 55m Hurdles, 14.95
Bobby Bonetti, 55m Hurdles, 10.62
Ev Guerrier, 55m Dash, 7.32 (trials), 7.40 (semis)
Takunda Muzembe, 55m Dash, 7.14 (trials), 7.13 (semis), 7.17 (finals, 8th place).

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Burlington Boys Skate Past Belmont 4-2

Great game in Belmont even though it was very cold. Burlington came out strong and it was 1 to 1 tie after the first. It was then a 2 to 1 lead for us after the second period.

Goal scorers for the Red Devils were Mike Fahey, Ryan Collins, Peter Milinazzo, and Neil Pandolfo.

We got 2 more goals in the third and won the game by a score of 4 to 2. The team is now 5-0-1. They're going to try to keep this winning streak on Wednesday against Woburn at 7:45.