PHOTO GALLERY: 2018 Tewksbury Memorial High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Induction
Nov 14, 2018 12:23AM
● By Bill Gilman
Hundreds of family, friends and former teammates packed the Tewksbury/Wilmington Lodge of Elks to pay tribute to the "Class of 2018," many of whom went on to enjoy great athletic success after the stopped wearing the Redmen colors.
2018 inductees included:
Kristen Judge -- Judge is recognized as the greatest high jumper in TMHS history. Her career included MVC championships, state championships, New England championships and being twice named a High School All-America. She was a three season athlete, winning 12 varsity letters, four each in soccer, indoor track and outdoor track. She went on to an enormously successful track career at Penn.
Benjamin Christopher -- Christopher was a multi-sport start at Tewksbury in the mid-90s, helping lead the football team to the 1995 Super Bowl and the hockey team to the 1995 State Championship. A talented receiver with tremendous speed, he was a three-time All-Conference selection and was 1995 MVC co-Player of the Year. In the spring, he was a successful sprinter and once held the school record in the 100m. He accepted a scholarship to play football at UMaine and was a three-year starter at wide receiver.
1989 Wrestling Team -- Despite pre-season injuries to two key athletes (Tom Aylward, Keith Sullivan), the 1989 TMHS wrestling team won the MVC championship, the D2 North Championship and the D2 State Championship. It remains the only team state wrestling championship in Tewksbury history. The squad was coached by Boston Globe Coach of the Year Al Donovan and assistant Scott Tremlett. The team was led by three-time state champ and 1989 New England champ David Carciofi, state runner-up David McCallom, Tom Aylward, Joe Gennetti, Brian Smith and Alan Mills, all of whom scored points at the State Championships.
Edward Dick -- The late Edward Dick was inducted by longtime TMHS Athletic Director Brian Hickey. In his speech, Hickey described Dick using words like "authentic," "humble," "focused," "leadership." "courage," "insight" and "committed." Hickey said Dick was dedicated to serving the town of Tewksbury and doing right by its kids. A 12-year veteran of the Tewksbury School Committee, he served as longtime Trustee and treasurer of the Redmen Football Club. In that role, he helped raise money for and distribute thousands of dollars in scholarships. He also helped raise money for needed capital improvements, such as new dugouts at Strong Field. In short, Tewksbury High sports has likely never had a stronger supporter than Edward Dick.
Shawn Scott -- Shawn Scott was a standout golfer and hockey players during his years at Tewksbury High. And while successful on skates, it was on the fairways and greens where he really made his mark. He was a four-year varsity golfer and served as captain in 2001 and 2002. As a senior, he was MVC Player of the Year and won the MVC Individual championship. He went on to place 6th at the North Sectional and 14th at the State Championships. He went on to Johnson & Wales (Fla.) were he was a member of the 2005 NAIA Natiional Champs and was 2007 Honorable Mention NAIA All-America. Since graduating college, he has remained a successful golfer in the region, having qualified twice for the Mass. Open and winning the 2013 Lowell City Championship.
Michael Torode -- Torode was the classic all-around athlete. He not only earned varsity letters in football, basketball and track, but was chosen to be a captain in all three. As quarterback, he led the 1995 Redmen football team to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the Super Bowl. He was selected to play in the Shriners Game and Carole Classic. He was a three-time All-Star for the TMHS basketball team and a four-time All-Star for the spring track team. After graduation, he earned a scholarship to play football at UNH.
Sammy Macy -- Macy is quite probably the greatest field hockey player in TMHS history. She finisher her storied career with 74 goals, including 30 as a senior, helping her be named MVC Player of the Year. She led the Redmen to an MVC title, two trips to the sectional finals and a record of 50-14-15. As a softball player, her teams won three MVC championships and compiled a record of 65-14. She was named an All-Star multiple times and All-Conference once. After graduation, she went on UMass Lowell, where she became the River Hawks' all-time leading scorer. She was NE 10 Player of the Year in 2009 and and helped lead the team to the Division 2 National Championship in 2010.
Scott Oberg -- Oberg is the first and only Tewksbury High baseball alum to go on to play in the Major Leagues. As a pitcher for the Redmen, he was a two-time MVC Player of the Year and compiled a career record of 14-3 with a 1.11 ERA. He led TMHS to MVC championships in 2007 and 2008. As a senior, he was runner-up for the Gatorade Player of the Year for Massachusetts. He went on to UConn on a baseball scholarship. During his four-year career, he compiled a 14-2 record, with an ERA of 1.59. He finished his career 4th on UConn's all-time list for appearances and 5th for saves. In 2012, he set a Big East record with a 0.33 ERA in Big East games. He was drafted in the 15th round by the Colorado Rockies and battled his way through the minors to become a cornerstone of the Rockies bullpen. He had the best season of his career in 2018, with an 8-1 record and an ERA of 2.45. He helped the Rockies earn a Wildcard playoff berth and closed out a victory in the Wild Card game against the Chicago Cubs by striking out all four batters he faced.
1981 Football Team -- The 1981 Tewksbury High football team was the first in school history to reach the Super Bowl. The team faced off against Winthrop High at Boston College's Alumni Field. The Redmen dominated the statistical categories but fell short on the scoreboard. Despite that loss, the Super Bowl appearance laid the foundation of Tewksbury football excellence for decades to come.
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