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Ryan Simard    Thursday, January 9, 2014
With the match on the line, Justin Muchnick ’16 stepped up to the mat to face off against his Shawsheen opponent. What started off as an intense matchup at the 152-pound weight class ended with bruised ribs, as Muchnick was thrown into the wall. Deemed an illegal move by the referee, the underhand tactic granted Andover the 40-36 win. Andover Wrestling’s win over Shawsheen on December 18 brought its record to 3-2 after going 1-2 in a quad meet on December 14. Charlie Talcott ’14 also...
Cam Kerry    Thursday, January 9, 2014
In a spectacular display of determination and individual skill, Morgan Hollowell ’14 fired off a shot at the Dexter Southfield goalie. Although the puck initially found the goalie instead of the net, the shot rebounded and Hollowell capitalized to start off the scoring for Andover. Hollowell’s goal was one of three for Andover, but the team could not manage a victory as it lost 3-5 to Dexter. Despite the loss, Andover showed promise through cohesive team play, most prominently on the...
Sam Zager    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Andover Girls Squash started its season with an opening tournament win against Groton on Saturday, December 14, 2013, in a pool of seven teams, including Exeter. The team went on to deliver a resounding 6-1 win against Brooks on Monday, December 16, 2013, before dropping a tough match to a talented and experienced Winsor team on Wednesday, January 8, at the MIT courts. The team journeyed to Groton to participate in the “play day” tournament. In tournament match play, there were four...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Despite Greg Devlin ’14 splashing four three-pointers and garnering four steals, Andover fell to Exeter 55-47 this past Wednesday. The team’s fourth loss in the past five games dropped Andover’s record to 4-4. Getting off to a slow start, Andover quickly fell into a 10-0 deficit at the start of the game. “We needed more effort than anything else. I think that if we had a lot more energy and effort, it would have been a really good game for us,” said Devlin. Kene Adigwe ’14 agreed...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, January 9, 2014
With the score knotted at 49 points apiece and four seconds remaining, Kene Adigwe ’14 received an inbound pass around half court, drove down the left side of the court, and with his feet just inside the three-point line and drilled a long two-pointer to give Andover a thrilling 51-49 victory against Milton in the Seacoast Challenge Showcase. Andover Boys Basketball played in two showcases in December: the Roundball Classic and the Seacoast Challenge. In the Roundball Classic, Andover...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Andover Girls Basketball emerged from the Rivers Tournament on December 19-21 without a win, but a stronger team. “Each game was a learning experience for the team, I would say. Our turnovers decreased and our scoring increased, so we definitely saw improvement throughout the tournament,” said Co-Captain Katie Kreider ’14. Although Rivers, an experienced team with multiple Division 1 recruits, overpowered Andover 71-31 in the first game of the tournament, Andover maintained a positive...
Cam Kerry    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Hannah Sorkin ’14 nabbed the only two goals for Andover Girls Hockey in a tournament at Taft over winter break. Although Andover Girls Hockey dropped its three games against Tabor, Taft and Kent, the team showed improvements throughout and remains positive about the season ahead. “We sometimes didn’t play together and there were a lot if nippy and abrasive feelings at Taft when things didn’t go our way, [but] we all adapted to the situation, knew what we needed to do,” said goalkeeper Ashlyn...
Victoria Bergeron    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Boasting a combined total of seven years on the ice for Andover Girls Hockey, Co-Captains Amy Morin ’14 and Renée LaMarche ’14 are spearheading the team’s recovery from last year’s disappointing 2-21 season. Working together to integrate new additions and a new Head Coach into the program, they have proven their leadership and look to end their Andover careers on a high note. “[Amy and Renée] both have so many qualities that embody what you want in a captain. They are outgoing, hard-working...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Andover Boys Squash fell for the first time this season on Wednesday, losing 8-0 to a top-ranked Deerfield team. The team was missing two of its top four players, Justin Curtis ’15 and Alex Kunwoo Kim ’14, both due to injury. With two players out, six of Andover’s eight players competed two spots up from their typical position on the ladder. The resulting matchups left the team vulnerable in the middle of the ladder. “We had two competitive matches at seven and eight but they were too...
Staff Report    Sunday, December 15, 2013
Killing the ball in a precise crosscourt nick placed perfectly between the vertical wall and the floor, Co-Captain Madeleine Mayhew ’15 decisively shattered her opponent’s momentum in the first game of the Draw One finals. Mayhew powered on to take the first set, an example of the individual skill and determination that earned Andover Girls Squash first place of seven schools at the Groton “Playday” Tournament on Saturday. “Today, Andover was recognized as a force to be reckoned with,” said...
Staff Report    Saturday, December 14, 2013
Anoush Shehadeh ’15 captured fourth place at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) on Saturday to secure her spot as one of 15 female High School All-Americans. Shehadeh finished with a time of 17:35, 19 seconds after champion Tessa Barrett.“Crossing the finish line in fourth was the perfect end to the season. I couldn't be happier,” wrote Shehadeh in an email to The Phillipian. Shehadeh, who is from Larchmont, NY, was the second-ever Andover runner to qualify for the FLCCC, a...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Filled with promising new talent, Girls Varsity Basketball looks for a fresh start this season after last year’s 8-9 record. Despite graduating five Seniors, the team has is excited about its young talent this season. Laura Bilal ’17, Emma Kelley ’17, Victoria Bergeron ’16, starting point guard Sarah Humes ’16 and post player Kate Hoey ’14 are all new additions to the team. “We lost a team full of talented upperclassmen to graduation and to injury. Fortunately, we have a great mixture of...

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