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Andreas Tonckens    Thursday, April 10, 2014
“You are being kicked, pulled, grabbed, pushed, splashed, drowned, and all the while you are trying to put a ball into a net. It’s chaos.” - Coach Daniel O’SheaAfter falling in the finals to Exeter last year, Andover Girls Water Polo is hungry for gold in 2014. O’Shea gives an in-depth look at the teams strategies and what to look for on this hopeful road to the championship. Having played three games this season, and only posting a victory in one of them, the girls look to internalize O’Shea’s...
Staff Report    Thursday, April 10, 2014
“Defense is probably the most important thing in volleyball,” said Andover Boys Volleyball Co-Captain Ji Tae Park ’14. This year, the team’s defensive capability will come down to the learning curve of newcomer Brendan Deorocki ’15 and the performance of returner David Yoon ’14. The two middle blockers will need to be on top of their game if Andover is to find success this season.Brendan Deorocki ’15This is Deorocki’s first year playing volleyball. At 205 pounds and 6’6”, Deorocki was on...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Although she may not be yelling out commands on the sideline, Agatha Kip’s recommendations do just as much to dictate the performances of Andover’s athletes. Armed with a dietary journal as opposed to a playbook, Kip, Andover’s sports nutritionist, is on a mission to help student-athletes find success in every rink, pool or stadium. “All [Andover] students are very smart; however, they are confused by the media as to what you should and should not be eating,” said Kip. Kip is a strong...
Sam Zager    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Co-Captain Ravenne Nasser ’15 struck out seven batters and gave up only one earned run en route to a complete seven-inning game. Nasser’s strong effort resulted in a 4-2 win over Lowell High to conclude Andover Girls Softball’s preseason on Monday. On Wednesday, however, Andover fell 5-0 to Nobles in its first official game of the season. Against Lowell on Monday, Nasser said she “[tended] to work fastballs in to get ahead and then try to get kids out with change ups and drop curves,...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Runners on second and third. Two outs. Andover Baseball down 5-4. Batter up at the plate. This was Andover’s chance to take home a comeback victory against Bridgton Academy. A strike-three call unfortunately dashed Andover’s hopes, and the team fell for the first time this season on Saturday after letting up three runs en route to a three-run differential. On Wednesday, the team could not regain momentum and lost 6-3 against Tabor. Andover fought to come back against Bridgton,...
Fadzi Gambiza    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Down 13-12, with the clock winding down, Courtney Masotti ’17 found herself with the potential game-tying ball. After receiving a slotted pass near the front of the net, Massotti was quick to act, but was ultimately rejected by the Nobles goalie, who defended the slim lead for the win. Andover Girls Lacrosse came out blazing in the first half of a game against Nobles on Saturday, immediately controlling the tempo of the game with goals from Olivia Cabral ’14, Captain Nekele McCall ’14,...
Andrew Zhang    Thursday, April 10, 2014
While running is a great way to stay in shape and get healthy, it can be hard to find good running trails that are easily accessible from campus. John Gorton, Boys Indoor Track Captain 2014-2015, has recommended a few trails that are conveniently located near campus and also feature scenic backdrops.The first option that Gorton details is a mild three mile trail that is easily accessible from campus. This route commences on the Vista directly in front of Samuel Phillips Hall, and follows...
Staff Report    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Self-declared “the worst athlete in the Track and Field program” his first season running competitive Track three years ago, John Gorton ’15 often finished races laps behind the next runner and dreaded every minute of practice. Now, he has been elected Captain of Boys Indoor Track for the 2014-2015 season, runs Varsity Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track, and has solidified his position as a strong runner and leader on each of his teams. His ascent is product of the endless hours of...
Howard Johnson    Thursday, April 10, 2014
As spring dawns, the Great Lawn has begun to beckon the weary-eyed academics huddled in the hallowed halls of Silent Study. Soon, hordes of students will abandon the piercing, fluorescent lights of buildings and fifty-pound backpacks for feather-soft, green grass under their feet and the blazing sun overhead with a perfectly spherical frisbee in hand. Now is the time to learn how to flick your wrist with style and charm your fellow lawners.Reporting by Howard Johnson ’17 with Ultimate Coach...
Cam Kerry    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Andover Golf Captain Kavan Canekeratne ’14 took a knee on the green, calculating the trajectory of his putt. Knowing that his match was on the line, Canekeratne sunk his 30-foot putt for eagle against Tabor on Saturday. “When it went in, I was really more pissed than anything. I hadn’t made one all day, and of course that one went right in the center of the hole. It was funny since I eagled that hole last year to end the match too, but that time I chipped in,” said Canekeratne. Andover...
Peter Hahn    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Attacker Will Bergstein ’16 nestled a pass from Ian Maag ’14, instinctively ripping a step-down shot past the St. John’s Prep goalie to complete his hat-trick, as Andover Boys Lacrosse opened up its six-game homestand this week. The team bounced back from a 0-2 start to the season by grinding out a 8-6 victory against New Hampton. Andover quickly found its form for the next two games of the week, cruising to victory against St. John’s and Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH). “We got a lot of...
Victoria Bergeron    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Andover Boys Crew opened up its race season with an overwhelming sweep of Essex Rowing Club and Simsbury High School this past Saturday. The team’s past two weeks of training on the Merrimack River have paid off as the team claimed first place in each of the five races. Because of the cold and windy weather, the conditions on the river were rough. There was a strong tail current, which resulted in a floating start, so the starting places were not consistent. The times posted in different...

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