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Noah Belser    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Andover Nordic Co-Captain Sean Burkitt ’14 pushed through adverse conditions to race his way to sixth overall placement in the Lakes Regional Championship. Andover Nordic wrapped up its season this past Wednesday. The race was a skiatholon, meaning the first three kilometers are skied in classic gear, then during the race ski type is switched to skate style for the last two kilometers of the five kilometer race. The Girls placed fourth of eight teams, while the Boys placed eighth of eleven...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Despite losing to both Northfield Mount Hermon and Rivers, both for the second time this season, narrower margins reflected the substantial improvement of Andover Girls Basketball. Andover lost 75-42 to a top-seeded NMH team on Friday. “We knew that it was going to be an intense game. We watched game film prior to Friday, so we knew we really needed to focus on shutting their shooters down with our 2-3 defense,” said Co-Captain Kasey Hartung ’14. NMH charged out to a 32-11 lead that turned...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Battling sickness and a match point, Co-Captain Michael Huang ’15 rallied back in a epic test of both physical and emotional boundaries from 10-8. After winning the first game 11-8 and then dropping the second game 7-11, Huang was relentless in the third. He rallied back and forth with his Exeter opponent, but neither could capitalize on multiple match points until Huang pulled it out at 18-16. Carrying this momentum to that fourth game, Huang closed out the match 11-7. Andover finished off...
Victoria Bergeron    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Out of breath, Co-Captain Joe Faller ’14 looked up at the scoreboard to see the time: 1:27.32. Faller started to smile; he knew what he had accomplished. His finish in the 200-Yard Freestyle Relay shattered the meet record previously held by Exeter and the school record established by Michael Camarda ’14, David Cao ’14, Faller and Co-Captain Tim Wynter ’14 earlier this season. Camarda, Christian Alberga ’17 and Scott Simpson ’14 preceded Faller in the race. The group’s performance...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Capitalizing on an offensive rebound from Captain Jake Howell ’14, Kene Adigwe ’14 drove to the hoop, and kissed the ball off the glass, capping off an Andover run in the second half. Adigwe’s layup on Monday brought Andover Boys Basketball within four points of Brooks after falling into a 15-point halftime deficit. Despite the comeback, Andover never got closer than four points, as foul trouble and turnovers down the stretch led the team to a 58-50 loss. In the plays preceding Adigwe’s...
Cam Kerry    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Ashlyn Aiello ’14 was a brick wall for Andover Girls Hockey versus Milton, posting a 0.944 save percentage, but her performance was not enough as Andover fell 1-0. Andover outshot Milton 24-18, but could not take advantage of its opportunities. “After the Milton game, we all felt really disappointed because we’ve come so far as a team and to lose a winnable game 1-0 was really upsetting,” said Anna Fucillo ’15. “We had so many scoring opportunities in the third, and it almost felt that luck...
Ryan Simard    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Needing two points to win the match in overtime, Dan McGurl ’14 hit a switch off the bottom on his All-American opponent from Trinity Pawling. The reversal resulted in two points and helped him win the match. Andover Wrestling placed ninth overall in New England’s, ending the day with five wrestlers qualifying Nationals, which included Matthew Simon ’14, Bennett Sherr ’17, Dan McGurl ’14 and Co-Captains James Palmer ’14 and Christian Vallis ’14. McGurl, however, will not be able to go to...
    Sunday, February 16, 2014
BOYS SWIMMING:Andover Boys Swimming made a splash at archrival Exeter yesterday, winning 151-53 and achieving many season and personal best times. Michael Camarda ’14, Christian Alperga ’17, Scott Simpson '14 and Co-Captain Joe Faller '14 shattered the meet and school records in the 200 Freestyle Relay with the impressive time of 1:27.32. In the diving competition, Jack Belluche '16 claimed first place with his personal best score of 248.05. With the win, Andover concluded its regular season,...
Staff Report    Thursday, February 13, 2014
This past weekend Andover Wrestling competed in the Interschols Tournament. Below are eight of the ten Andover wrestlers who fought their way to earn place finishes. Not available as of presstime were Christian Vallis ’14 and Elijah Aladin ’15.Question 1: When and why did you start wrestling? 2: What is your favorite part of wrestling? 3: What is the hardest part?E.KAUFMANN-LADUC/THE PHILLIPIANHenry Curtis '15Weight Class: 182Place Finish: 4thFavorite Wrestling Move:Stand-Up or Arm-Chop...
Noah Belser    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Olivia LaMarche ’16 showed her tremendous mental and physical endurance during the girls 6K event by breezing past opponents, placing seventh overall in New England and earning All-New England honors. Andover Boys and Girls Nordic teams competed at the NEPSAC championships this past Wednesday. In a two part race consisting of a 6K skate event and a classic style relay race, Andover may not have turned out on the top of the scoreboard, but it thrived in team spirit. The boys placed eighth out...
Peter Hahn    Thursday, February 13, 2014
John Festa ’15 received the puck from Patrick Daly ’15 on a breakaway, faked out the Cushing goalie and backhand toe-dragged for the finish to put Andover Boys Hockey up 5-2 in the third period. Andover went 2-1 this past week, losing a game to Kimball Union Academy (KUA) before firing back against Governor’s and Cushing. The team’s record now stands at 12-6-3 with four games left to play in the regular season. Andover traveled up to KUA on Thursday and took a 1-4 loss. Despite having played...
Andreas Tonckens    Thursday, February 13, 2014
With a combined six years of competing for Andover, Varsity Girls Swimming Co-Captains Kait Simpson ’14 and Amy Zhao ’14 are well prepared for the home stretch of their final season of high school competition. With only a meet at Exeter before Easterns and Nationals, the captains of the Andover Girls Swimming team are looking to step up and make one last push with their driven team. Coming into the last three weeks of the season with a 4-1 standing and having broken numerous records,...

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