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.