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Noah Besler    Thursday, December 12, 2013
This season, Andover Boys and Girls Nordic are looking to improve upon its performance from last year. The boys’ team is looking to rebound from a seventh place finish in the conference last year. The team will look to use its multitude of returning Seniors with veteran experience to increase the team’s standing. The girls are also looking to improve from their finish last season, which ended them in fifth place. Three of the team’s five Varsity skiers graduated last year. While Nordic’s...
Ryan Simard    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Quickly pinning his opponent, Bennet Sherr ’17 aided Andover Boys Wrestling in toppling Noble and Greenough 49-22 it its season opener on Saturday. “We focused on the fundamentals, sticking to what we know best, like half nelsons, double leg takedowns,” said Tom Daly ’16 in an email to The Phillipian. “Regardless of the outcome, everyone wrestled a gutsy match,” said Alex Rubin ’14, “We’re a fairly technically sound team but we showed our capacity to work hard for a win.” Last year, the...
Peter Hahn    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Bryan Ackil ’14 and Assistant Captain Michael Lata ’14 each scored within ten seconds during the third period to put Andover up 7-2 against Pomfret, shutting the door for Andover’s opponent. Powerful offensive production has been the theme so far this season for Andover, which has outscored its opponents 18-8 in the last three games. Andover beat Brewster Academy 7-1 for the season opener, following this first win with a 7-2 victory over Pomfret before dropping a game against St. Paul’s...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, December 12, 2013
This winter, Andover Boys Basketball Captain Jake Howell ’14 will lead a talented and experienced group of players, who hope to improve upon last season’s 6-15 record. The team took a hit when four of last year’s starters—Rory Ziomek ’13, Sahil Bhaiwala ’13, JJ Hayward ’13 and Brendan O’Connell ’13—left for college. Players like Howell, sharpshooter Greg Devlin ’14, power forward Nate Meehan ’14 and shifty guard Kene Adigwe ’14 are ready to take the reins as the leaders of the team, however...
Lara Guvelioglu    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Andover’s 200 Medley Relay team blew past both Suffield and Peddie to clinch the first event of the season, posting a final time just 0.13 seconds short of the 2002 school record. With a 1:50.27 finish, the combined efforts of Lauren Conte ’14, Danielle Liu ’14, Co-Captain Amy Zhao ’14 and Co-Captain Kaitlin Simpson ’14 put Andover Girls Swimming ahead in a tight race against two strong teams. Despite its strong start and a new pool record, Andover fell 120-65 to the reigning New England...
Payton Jancsy    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Looking to bounce back from its 1-2 record from last season, Andover Indoor Track hopes to have a breakout season and eventually reach its ultimate goal of winning the NEPSAC Championship. The Captain of Girls Track, Diana Tchadi ’14, has high expectations for some of the team’s young members. “Camille Little ’16 is going to have a breakout season after having a great [Junior] year. She broke so many records last year and without a doubt will be a Division 1 runner,” said Tchadi. “Kinsey...
Sam Zager    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Andover Girls Squash, led by Head Coach Jenny Elliott and Co-Captains Adèle Bernhard ’14 and Madeleine Mayhew ’15, is optimistic about its prospects for the upcoming season. The team finished out last season just above .500, posting a 7-6 record. “I see a lot of potential in this team. It is a great group of hardworking girls, ready to challenge themselves both on and off the court… I think our record is going to be successful,” said Mayhew. The team will enter this season with seven...
Victoria Bergeron    Thursday, December 12, 2013
In the first race of the season, Andover’s “A” 200 Medley Relay of Co-Captain Tim Wynter ’14, Scott Simpson ’14, Alex Li ’15 and Michael Camarda ’14 shattered the Suffield pool record with a 1:36.61 finish, the fifth fastest performance in Andover’s school history and the 12th fastest in New England history. Led by Co-Captains Joe Faller ’14 and Wynter, as well as nine other returning Seniors, Andover Boys Swimming is striving to claim its sixth consecutive undefeated season in the New England...
Savannah Mastrangelo    Thursday, December 12, 2013
With a decisive 6-1 win over Tabor last Saturday, Andover Boys Squash picked up where it left off last season. After finishing with a winning record of 10-7 and advancing from Division B to Division A in Interschols, Andover’s momentum seems to have carried through to the 2013-2014 season. Captain Jake Rauh ’14 will lead the team, which includes six new additions to the roster. Returners Michael Huang ’15, Justin Curtis ’15 and Alex Kun Woo Kim ’14 will accompany him in this task as they...
Peter Hahn    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Captain David Belluche ’14 delivered a huge hit on a Brewster Academy forward, drawing shouts from the home crowd and setting the tone for the rest of the game. Big Blue hockey went on to win its season opener 7-1. Boys Hockey has shown off its offensive prowess for the start of the season. A deep roster with good chemistry has resulted in Andover outscoring opponents 18-8 over the course of its first three games. “This year we have more lines that can hurt up front than we have had before....
Cam Kerry    Thursday, December 12, 2013
With 3:26 left in the third period, Maggie Walsh ’14 toe-dragged between two Winchendon defenders, faked the shot on the backhand, and wristed the puck home above the goalie’s glove. Assisted by Lexi Davidson ’17, the goal was the only goal of the matchup between Andover Girls Hockey and Winchendon on Wednesday. After dropping its first game of the season 4-2 at the hands of BB...
Staff Report    Sunday, December 8, 2013
Peter Washburn, Instructor in Mathematics and Director of Andover Crew, has taken a leave of absence for the winter and spring terms, according to a December 8 email from Patrick Farrell, Dean of Faculty, to the faculty, administration and staff. Washburn has been an integral member of the crew program since he joined the Andover community in 1980. Dale Hurley, current Girls Varsity Crew Coach and Instructor in Mathematics, will assume the role of Interim Director of Andover Crew, wrote...

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