Redmen Roundup: Girls Track Wins Division 3 Championship, Softball Advances
Jun 06, 2015 04:04PM
● By Bill Gilman
Individual championships are nice but to win a team title in track takes depth of talent and everyone bringing their "A" game to the meet.
That's exactly what happened for the Tewksbury High girls, who claimed the Division 3 Eastern Mass Championship this week in Durfee. The Redmen finished with 75 points, just being out Bishop Feehan-Attleboro (71). Milton was third with 61 and Pembroke took fourth with 60.
Tewksbury was led by individual winners Tatum Pecci and Ashley Colarusso. Pecci won the 200m in 25.91 and Colarusso won the pole vault with a leap of 10' 0". Teammate Jess Ripley also cleared 10'0" in the pole vault but had to settle for 2nd place on misses.
The Redmen got outstanding efforts up and down their roster. The 4x100m and 4x400m teams both earned 3rd place finishes in their races. Rachel Sessa placed 4th in the mile in 5:11.81.
Molly Robertson placed 2nd in the pentathalon with 2522 points. Robertson also placed 4th in the high jump and 4th in the triple jump. Emily Sessa placed 2nd in the 800m in 2:19.75. Kendall Paolella was 4th in the 100m hurdles in 15.75.
On the boys side, the Redmen placed 10th as a team but got some excellent individual efforts.
Devin Souza won the pole vault with a jump of 12'6". Teammate Seth Auger was third at 12'0".
Mike Famiglietti placed 2nd in the 2-mile in a time of 9:41.56. Mario Fuchu was 6th in the mile with a time of 4:36.18.
Tewksbury 4, Arlington Catholic 1
No. 12 Tewksbury pulled off the upset on the road, knocking off No. 5 Arlington Catholic (14-5) , 4-1at Hurd Field on Wednesda in Division 2 North softball.
Sophomore pitcher Adrianna Favreau was absolutely dominat for the Redmen. Favreau pitched a two-hitter, striking out 12 and allowing no walks.
With the win, Tewksbury (11-10) advances to the D-2 North quarterfinals at No. 4 Arlington High, Sunday at 2 p.m.
Wakefield 17, Shawsheen Tech 3
Jack Stone scored three goals but that was all the offense Shawsheen Tech could muster in a 17-3 loss to Wakefield in the Division 2 North quarterfinals.
Tom Avgtis had 2 assists for the Rams. Goalie Kevin Vacca had a strong game, finishing with 15 saves.
Shawsheen ends the season with a 14-8 record, which includes a State Vocational Tournament Large School title,
Malden Catholic 12, Tewksbury 11
It was a gut-wrenching way for the Redmen to end their season.
No. 5 Tewksbury (13-8) spotted No. 4 Malden Catholic (12-7) an early four-goal lead but battled all the way back, only to come up just short.
Senior Jimmy Hirtle led the Tewksbury offense with three goals and an assist . David Dempsey and Colin Quinn added three goals apiece.
Danvers 7, Tewksbury 0
When you are a No. 16 seed matched against a No. 1 seed, you know you have to be perfect for the entire game and hope to catch a break.
A perfect half game is not enough.
Tewksbury pitcher Jack Theriault was immense through the first three innings, matching Danvers ace Andrew Olszak pitch for pitch.
But in the fourth inning, Theriault ran into some control problems and Danvers (18-3) took full advantage. The Falcons exploded for seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings to put the game away.
Tewksbury ends its season at 6-15.