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Ryan Simard    Thursday, January 30, 2014
Justin Muchnick ’16 cleanly executed a Crossface Cradle to pin his opponent, carefully maneuvering his opponent’s body by latching an arm across his opponent’s face and onto the opposite shoulder. Muchnick’s 1:37 pin landed Andover one of its four pins on Wednesday, crushing Governors 64-6 and tacking on the team’s ninth win of the season. Andover pinned four of Governor’s six wrestlers and lost only one match, showing great improvement and depth of skill. Resilience proved essential...
    Monday, January 27, 2014
WRESTLING:In the first ever Girls NEPSAC tournament, nine girls from five different schools competed here at Andover. Andover’s Rebecca Somer ’15. Nicole Navarrete ’15 and Isabella Flynn ’15 secured second, third and fourth respectively in their weight class, falling to a Hothckiss wrestler. Although Alyssa Augustin ’15 was the only one in her weight class today, she pinned the former champion within 40 seconds.The team will return to the mat at Governor’s Academy on Wednesday.-Ryan SimardBOYS...
Staff Report    Friday, January 24, 2014
Crushing both her opponents in clean 3-0 victories, Emma Crowe ’15 kept the core of the ladder tight and played a pivotal role in Andover Girls Squash’s double trumping of tough competitors Exeter and Groton over the past week. Her prowess on the court and unmatched ability to keep her cool under stress have earned her the title of The Phillipian’s Athlete of the Week.How did your match go against Exeter this past weekend?The match against Exeter went really, really well for everyone on the...
Noah Belser    Friday, January 24, 2014
It’s hard to latch on skis, pick up sticks and skate without falling. It’s even harder to race slopes, hills and turns on skis. Nordic Captains Sean Burkitt ’14 and Elana King-Nakaoka ’14 understand these challenges and have lead both the boys and girls’ teams to master the difficulties of Nordic for multiple successful seasons. Burkitt is a four-year Varsity member, while King-Nakaoka is a threeyear Varsity member. Both have been Captains for two years. “As an avid skier, but also...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Friday, January 24, 2014
Returning to the court from a crippling injury, Justin Curtis ’15 closed out a tight five-game match, one of only two victories for Andover Boys Squash in a 5-2 loss to St. Paul’s on Wednesday. On Saturday, however, the return of many injured players led to an impressive 7-0 sweep of St. Mark’s for Andover, in which all but one member of the team secured three-game victories. “St. Mark’s was a weaker squash team than some of the others we have played, and our lineup was more full than in...
Victoria Bergeron    Friday, January 24, 2014
As Co-Captain Tim Wynter ’14 tapped the tiled pool wall seven seconds before his competitors, his team burst into cheers; the scoreboard flashed 1:27.41 in bright red lights. As the fourth swimmer in the 200Yard Freestyle Relay, Wynter’s strong finish solidified his relay team’s victory and shattered the pool record, previously held by archrival Exeter, as well as the school record from 2010. The other members of the winning relay team were Michael Camarda ’14, David Cao ’14 and Co-Captain...
Cam Kerry    Friday, January 24, 2014
Caroline Garrity ’15 was in perfect position in front of the St. Mark’s net. She picked up the puck at the hashmarks and swiftly toe-dragged around two defenders. In the open, Garrity fired the puck past the outstretched pad of St. Mark’s goaltender for Andover Girls Hockey’s lone goal this past Saturday. Andover entered the third period tied 1-1 with St. Mark’s, but ultimately couldn’t contain St. Mark’s offense. St. Mark’s took the lead with three goals in the third period to walk away...
Staff Report    Friday, January 24, 2014
This Sunday, Andover Wrestling will host the first ever all-girls’ tournament among New England prep schools. According to Head Wrestling Coach Rich Gorham, 20 wrestlers from eight schools are expected to participate. According to Gorham, Andover Wrestling has a history of strong female participation, continuously having girls on the team since 1993. Current Coach Kassie Archambault ’06 made league history as the first girl to place at an interschols tournament after claiming second place in...
Isabella Haegg    Friday, January 24, 2014
With Andover down 26-33 and just ten minutes left in the game, Sarah Humes ’16 charged down the court and blew by defenders to sink a deep two-point shot. Driven by Humes’s determination, Cara Cavanaugh ’15 and Co-Captains Kasey Hartung ’14 and Katie Kreider ’14, stepped up to help complete the comeback against Deerfield on Saturday 48-40. “Going into the game we were really motivated to win because we came so close to beating Thayer on Wednesday,” said Cavanaugh. “We wanted to focus on...
Lara Guvelioglu    Friday, January 24, 2014
As her opponents were turning into their final laps, Danielle Liu ’14 glided to the touchpad for a 2.07.26 finish in the 200Yard IM, shattering the pool record set nine years earlier by a Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) swimmer. Claiming first place in every event, Andover Girls Swimming served NMH a crushing 102.5-72.5 defeat in its first and final home meet of the season on Saturday. With many of the girls experimenting and competing in events they normally do not compete in, Andover...
Sam Zager    Friday, January 24, 2014
Andover Girls Squash had a momentous week marked by victories over its biggest rivals, Exeter and Groton. On Friday, the day before the home matchup against Exeter, the team dressed up in style for a “wacky” practice day filled with fun to lighten the mood going into the big match. Players sported costumes ranging from sunflowers to Minnie Mouse to practice while loud music blared, with Coach Jenny Elliott herself taking part in the festivities. As it turned out, the practice would be the...
Peter Hahn    Friday, January 24, 2014
Rob Devaney ’14 skated down the ice, corralled the puck and snapped a blistering shot into the top left corner past Winchendon’s goalie to score a shorthanded goal. Andover went up 6-3 and put the game out of reach. After a busy week with three games, Andover has a 9-5 record. Losing to Thayer by a margin of 1-5, the team responded with an 8-4 win against Nobles, to whom it had lost previously in the Flood Marr tournament. The team followed up with a 6-3 victory against Winchendon. In the...

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