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!