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Cam Kerry    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Andover Girls Hockey suffered two close losses this past week against Governor’s and Nobles...
Fadzi Gambia    Thursday, February 13, 2014
With Andover Girls Track up by only one point at 50-49, the meet against rival school Exeter this past Wednesday came down to the final event: the 4x400 Relay. Yearning for the victory in her last Indoor Track meet, Co-Captain Diana Tchadi ’14 flew by her Exeter opponent and never looked back, allowing Andover Girls Track to cap its undefeated season. Both teams were even for much of the 4x400 Relay race. In the third leg, however, Andover fell behind after a baton drop between the...
Ryan Simard    Thursday, February 13, 2014
With an outside single move, Justin Muchnick ’16 found success at the NEISWA tournament, placing second in the the 145-pound weight class. Andover Wrestling ended with 178.5 points, the fifth most points of any team in the tournament. Mathew Simon ’14 was crowned champion of the of the 220-pound weight class. Simon pinned his first two opponents and then defeated his third 8-0. In the finals, Simon defeated his opponent 10-5 to claim the title. “The team did great, a lot of our younger...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, February 13, 2014
With two minutes left on the clock and the score tied 43-43 in Andover Girls Basketball’s game against Holderness last Saturday, Kate Hoey ’14 stole the ball from a Holderness player, raced down the court and nailed a shot from behind the arc. Hoey’s three-pointer gave Andover enough momentum to close out the game 49-43. Motivated by the win, Andover went on to score the most points in a single game all season against BB...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, February 13, 2014
After many long points, Co-Captain Michael Huang ’15 scored the winning point with a well-executed drop shot, clinching the 2014 Division Three High School National Squash Championship for Andover. Andover’s fourth consecutive victory—4-3 over Friends School­—followed a 5-2 win against Blair, a 4-3 win against St. Georges and a 4-3 semifinal win against New Canaan High. The team overcame multiple injuries, six consecutive previous regular season losses, and placing eighth seed out of sixteen...
Sam Zager    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Coach Jenny Elliott stood beaming with Seniors Misha Hooda ’14 and Co-Captain Adèle Bernhard ’14 on a podium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last Sunday while hoisting a golden plate and a banner proclaiming the Andover Girls Squash team as the 2014 U.S. High School Division II National Champions. Going up against some of the strongest teams in the nation during the weekend, Andover came out on top with four wins in a bracket of 16 teams, including the clincher against Choate, 5-2. Andover...
Staff Report    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Putting the familiar grounds of the Andover campus and their rollercoaster seasons behind them, Andover Boys and Girls Squash traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to compete in the 2014 United States High School Team Squash Championships. They returned from their journey as the Champions of Division III and II respectively. According to the tournament website, the U.S. National Championship is the biggest squash tournament in the world, featuring over 150 schools from sixteen states....
Staff Report    Monday, February 10, 2014
WRESTLING:At the NEISWA Class A tournament, Mathew Simon ’14 pushed through three long periods against his Tabor Academy opponent to ultimately be named the champion of the 220 pound weight class. Although Simon was the only wrestler from Andover to win his weight class, Andover Wrestling claimed three second place finishes from Co-Captains Christian Vallis ’14 and James Palmer ’14, and Justin Muchnick ’16, in the 145-pound weight class.- Ryan Simard GIRLS SQUASH:Andover Girls Squash was...
Staff Report    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Leaping into the air, Graham Johns ’14 executed his signature inward dive pike, a notoriously difficult endeavor. His first place finish in the diving competition with 177 points provided six critical points for Andover Boys Swimming and Diving as the team eked out a narrow seven point win over Hopkins last Saturday. His precision in the air and water has earned him the title of The Phillipian’s Athlete of the Week.E.KAUFMANN-LADUC/THE PHILLIPIANGraham Johns ’14When and why did you start diving...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, February 6, 2014
With the score tied at 11-11 and the match at two games apiece, Jack Quamme ’16 anxiously battled back and forth with his Brooks opponent. Unable to lock down the last two points of the game, however, Quamme eventually fell 3-2. The team lost to Brooks 6-1 and to Nobles 7-0, which extended Andover’s losing streak to six games. Recurring injuries and an abundance of newcomers have made it difficult for the team to secure victories. “It is hard to lose, but we practiced keeping a strong...
Sam Zager    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Down 11-12 in the set and facing the possibility of playing a fifth game, newcomer Reagan Posorske ’17 drove a deep rail shot into the corner to tie the set at 12 apiece. With momentum on her side, Posorske locked down the next two points to seal her match victory, one of six as Andover Girls Squash defeated Brooks 6-1 on Friday. Hannah Burns ’15 and Claire Kister ’16 kicked off the team’s match with two quick 3-0 wins. Camille Price ’15 added to the victories with a clean sweep of her own...
Noah Belser    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Andover Girls Nordic’s two top skiers, Co-Captain Elana King- Nakaoka ’14 and Olivia LaMarche ’16, teamed up for a sixth place finish as the team raced relay style at Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) last Wednesday. A relay race consists of a pair of skiers, each one completing two laps of the 1.5 kilometer loop course. The racers alternate the legs, tagging his or her partner in between the sprints. This week’s finishes were not as favorable as those of last week, as the boys placed seventh...

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