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Ryan Simard    Thursday, January 16, 2014
Tom Daly ’16 swiftly pulled out a one-point victory over his Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) opponent in in an extremely close meet last Friday. Andover squeezed in a victory against NMH for the first time in five years. “NMH is always a big rivalry. We were certainly pumped up and ready to take it to them this year. We worked pretty hard and were hungry for a win, which we got from a total team effort,” wrote Justin Muchnick ’16 in an email to The Phillipian. The 36-31 victory kicked...
Sam Zager    Thursday, January 16, 2014
Tirelessly battling her way from a 0-2 deficit, Reagan Posorske ’17 kept her Tabor opponent at bay to ultimately claim her first win of the season in a grueling 5-3 match. “I was really excited after today and proud of myself,” said Posorske. “I felt so much support from my teammates and there was so much positive energy afterwards and during my match.” After going 1-1 on Saturday in its second “Play Day” Tournament at Taft, Andover Girls Squash returned to the courts with a vengeance on...
Victoria Bergeron    Thursday, January 16, 2014
Out of breath, Michael Camarda ’14 looked up at the scoreboard, an almost instinctual reaction for him. His representing Andover Boys Swimming in the last leg of the 200 Medley relay was nothing new; he’d felt the tiled pool wall countless times before. This time was different. The scoreboard flashed 1:47:30, beating the previous record of 1:47:87, set by Andover in 2012. This was only the first of three records the team would break during last Saturday’s meet. Camarda was preceded in the...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, January 16, 2014
Upward mobility. Those two words describe Co-Captains Diana Tchadi ’14, Jonathan Arone ’14 and Matthew Fischetti ’14, who each worked their way up from JV to leaders of the Indoor Track team. “Our captains are the soul of the program,” said Coach Corbin Lang. “I’m sure each and everyone of them can remember a captain that helped or inspired them at some point in their athletic career. My hope is that they are that person for our team.” The distinctive leadership styles of each captain...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, January 16, 2014
With a swooping drop shot from the back corner of the court, Co-Captain Michael Huang ’15 clinched a 3-2 match victory and sealed Andover’s 6-1 victory over Middlesex. The win came after a loss to Groton on Saturday. Missing top players Jake Rauh ’14 and Justin Curtis ’14, Andover fell to Groton 4-3. While Huang, Co-Captain Jack Wain ’14 and Alex Kunwoo Kim ’14 took home victories, the bottom four players on the ladder lost after being forced to play up a spot from their normal position....
Noah Belser    Thursday, January 16, 2014
In its first race of the season, Andover Girls Nordic skated its way to a third place finish. The boys team followed up with a strong effort of its own, taking fourth in the race. The girls team placed third out of seven, while Andover Boys Nordic tied for fourth place out of ten competitors. Co-Captains Sean Burkitt ’14 and Elana King-Nakaoka ’14 led the way for boys and girls, with times of 14:08, and 17:14, respectively. Both individually finished seventh place in the races. Burkitt...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, January 16, 2014
With Andover Girls Basketball down by two with 30 seconds left on the clock, Co-Captain Kasey Hartung ’14 gave her team a glimmer of hope with three three-pointers that put Andover up 36-35 against Thayer on Wednesday. Hartung’s trio of three-pointers in the final minutes was not enough to guarantee a win, however, as Thayer retaliated with a buzzer beater, sealing its victory against Andover 37-36. Andover took on Thayer with increased focus on improving its shooting consistency after...
Staff Report    Thursday, January 16, 2014
 L.LUO/THE PHILLIPIANGreg Devlin '14: Most Threes in One GameLast Friday night, in a close matchup against Milton, Greg Devlin '14 tied the record for most three pointers in a game. Devlin has knocked down 41 points in the last week.How did you feel after your final three pointer?When I hit my final three of the night, I glanced over at Ryan Hartung '12, who set the record for most three's in a game in 2011, in the crowd, and kinda gave him a little smirk, as if to say, "At the top it's...
Kailash Sundaram    Monday, January 13, 2014
Anoush Shehadeh ’15 was named Gatorade Massachusetts Cross Country Runner of the Year on Wednesday. Shehadeh is the first Phillips Academy athlete to receive the prestigious award. “It felt really good to win the award. It's crazy to think about the caliber of the athletes that have won this award in the past and it’s just the cherry on top of the cherry [on] the top of my cross country season—that I wish wasn’t over,” said Shehadeh. Shehadeh will move on to the final round of the...
Staff Report    Sunday, January 12, 2014
Wrestling by Ryan SimardAndover Wrestling emerged with four consecutive victories this weekend, decisively ending Northfield Mount Hermon’s (NMH) five-year reign on Friday and toppling Deerfield, Hyde School Maine and Hyde School Connecticut on Saturday. The quad meet on Saturday started off on a high note when Co-Captain Christian Vallis ’14 pinned his opponent in under 40 seconds, propelling Andover to a 62-13 win over Deerfield. Andover hopes to continue its dominance at Tabor on Wednesday....
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Thumping its opponent 50-28, Andover Girls Basketball claimed its first win of the season against Brewster Academy this past Wednesday. “We focused on playing a more disciplined game, and that’s what helped us play our best all season,” said Assistant Coach Christopher Jones. Thanks to adjustments in strategy throughout the game, Andover adapted to Brewster’s style of play and defeated the team easily. “We started off the game in a 1-3-1 defense but switched to man-to-man about ten minutes...
Peter Hahn    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Rushing down the ice on a 2-on-1 break, Assistant Captain Michael Lata ’14 fed the puck to Tommy Bishop ’14 who fired it short side past the goalie for Andover’s first goal of the night. Andover Boys Hockey went on to win 3-0 against Tilton Academy, propelling the team to a 6-3 record this season. “It was a good win to start the second half of the season with. It was a solid effort,” said Bryan Ackil ’14. Andover played high quality hockey for three periods in all three zones. In each...

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