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Victoria Bergeron    Thursday, April 17, 2014
After being neck-and-neck for the first 1000 meters of the race, Andover Boys Crew B2 pulled away from rival school Kent. Led by rookie coxswain Christina Schoeller ’16, B2 flew down Lane 1 in the final stretch to win the race by one-and-a-half boat lengths. Rowing under Schoeller’s instruction were Andrew Vallejos ’14, Tora Liu ’16, Scott Simpson ’14, Alex Cao ’16, Dylan Norris ’16, Jack Lane ’15, Nick Faulkner ’16 and stroke Chandler Washburn ’16. With a time of 4:27.5, B2 glided across...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, April 17, 2014
As Kent bolted from the starting line with incredible force, Andover trailed closely behind until about the 750-meter mark when its coxswain pushed the rowers to dig deeper and slowly Andover’s second boat began to close the gap. Both boats battled for the lead throughout the body of the race and with 250 meters to go, Andover’s second boat began its final sprint to the finish line but fell short of first place by just 3.5 seconds. G1 also lost to Kent by 7.3 seconds. “Kent has always...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, April 17, 2014
Planting the right foot and changing directions — a move she had executed perfectly thousands of times before. But in the middle of a lacrosse game last May, Andover Girls Lacrosse Captain Nekele McCall ’14 collapsed to the ground in pain. She had torn her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). “In that moment, I knew it was pretty serious, and I wouldn’t be able to play for a while. I was so focused on how much it hurt,” said McCall. Before her ACL tear, McCall had won numerous...
Fadzi Gambiza    Thursday, April 17, 2014
Captain Nekele McCall ’14 received a pass just past midfield, sprinting down the field with the defense still in transition. Spinning her way past two defenders, McCall fired a shot to the top right corner of the net for her second goal of the game. She would go on to add two more goals to match Pingree’s score and boost Andover Girls Lacrosse to a 16-4 win last Friday. The victory severed Andover’s three-game losing streak and grabbed its first win of the season. Early goals from McCall,...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, April 17, 2014
Facing a 2-2 tie late in the seventh inning with two runners on base, Kevin Superko ’14 stepped up to bat against Collegiate Baseball’s top-ranked Maryland team, DeMatha Catholic High School. Determined to bring home a win after a 0-3 start to the season, Superko blasted a long base hit to center field, and Kenta Nomoto ’14 dashed to home base for the winning run. Superko’s walk-off hit resulted in Andover Baseball’s first victory of the season at 3-2. The win against DeMatha on...
Noah Belser    Thursday, April 17, 2014
In the brightly Andover Training Room, with the cold whirlpool bubbling and music constantly flowing from the radio, the three athletic trainers can always be spotted singing along while wrapping legs or packing ice. Working as a team for the past two years, Katherine Birecki, Ali Mattia and Amy Wiggins, Andover Athletic Trainers, have efficiently treated a wide spectrum of injuries, from shin splints to torn ACLs, while creating a fun and upbeat environment for athletes of all levels....
Chiraag Gohel    Thursday, April 17, 2014
After falling to crosstown rivals Andover High, Andover Track and Field turned the season around with sweeping wins over Deerfield and Taft last Saturday. The Girls team won handily with an uncontested 98 points with Deerfield and Taft stuck at 41 and 36 points, respectively. The Boys team had a closer matchup but still recorded 71 points to 52 from Taft and 41 from Deerfield. “We had a whole bunch of first places, in addition to some second and thirds, which is always nice,” said...
Cam Kerry    Thursday, April 17, 2014
As a child, Kevin Graber lived across the street from a prison guard training field. Graber never dreamed of becoming one of those prison guards, but he was drawn to the neighboring softball field, the same grounds on which he and his dad used to hit buckets of baseballs after school. In his sixth season at Andover, Graber, Associate Dean of Admissions and Andover Varsity Baseball Coach, has led his team to two consecutive Central New England Prep Baseball Championships. Years of...
Isabella Haegg    Friday, April 11, 2014
Be the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams with these tennis tips from Andover Girls Varsity Tennis. Lara Danovitch ’16 demonstrates proper tennis techniques, which are accompanied by in-depth descriptions written by her teammate and Phillipian Sports Writer Isabella Haegg ’16. We recommend you take on a nice serve and volley- approach to truly inspire fear into your opponent’s hearts.ForehandThe forehand is one of the most played shots in tennis. A proper technique is essential to hitting...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, April 10, 2014
As G1 of Andover Girls Crew approached the finish line, the team desperately fought to close the gap between its boat and that of Essex Rowing Club. Unfortunately, the girls lost to Essex by five seats, but finished ahead of Simsbury for second place. In the first race of the year, G1 consisted of Mary Catherine Nanda ’14, Alec Kingston ’14, Cara Cavanaugh ’15, Charlotte Chazen ’15, Rachel Murree ’14, Julia Marcus ’15, Vienna Kuhn ’16, Efua Peterson ’14 and Alex Fowler ’14. “Our goal...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Donning new team uniforms in honor of late teammate Mark Adamsson ’11, Andover Boys Tennis avenged its 3-4 loss to Taft last season with a 4-3 win on Saturday. The solid-white polos carry Adamsson’s initials on the sleeve, a sharp contrast from the checkered uniforms Andover sported during last year’s season. Harsh wind conditions were prevalent as the teams took to the courts. In the doubles games, the duo of Co-Captain Henry Kalb ’14 and Michael Huang ’15 dug itself in a 2-5 hole on the...
Paul McGovern    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Shrugging off three aggressive members of Phillips Exeter Academy’s defense, Co-Captain Kait Simpson ’14 powered through the wthe competitor’s goal, propelling Andover Girls Water Polo ahead in its tight game against Exeter on Wednesday. Andover and Exeter, ranked second and first in the league respectively, battled neck-and-neck for victory. Ultimately, Exeter pulled ahead in the final quarter for a 10-9 victory. The loss followed a double-header against Williston and Loomis on Saturday,...

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