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Noah Belser    Friday, January 24, 2014
Neck and neck with one of his 87 opponents, Co-Captain Sean Burkitt ’14 sloshed through wet, slushy snow to claim a close tie for 14th place overall and first place for the boys of Andover Nordic. For the girls, Co-Captain Elana King-Nakaoka ’14 led the pack once again in 15th place out of 67 skiers, with Olivia LaMarche ’16 trailing less than twenty seconds behind her for 17th place and second for Andover. Overall, the boys finished seventh of ten teams and the girls fifth of eight at...
Fadzi Gambiza    Friday, January 24, 2014
The Andover Track family lost a hero, role model and long time-inspiration one year ago Wednesday. In honor of Coach Bill Blood, the team dressed in “Team Blood” shirts and dedicated its first win of this season to his legacy. With Coach Blood at the forefront of their minds, Andover Boys Track defeated Andover High and Wilbraham, 68-25-31, while Andover Girls Track defeated Andover High and Wilbraham, 61-12-50. “[Co-Captains] Diana [Tchadi ’14], Matt [Fischetti ’14] and I made sure that...
Ryan Simard    Friday, January 24, 2014
Down by three points, Charlie Talcott ’14 kicked into high gear. He ignored his opponent’s trash talk and completed a five-point swing. Talcott then pushed even harder and beat his opponent from Belmont Hill 11-9 in an overtime match.Although Talcott and Andover Wrestling fought hard against Belmont Hill, Loomis Chaffee and Roxbury Latin this past Saturday, the team lost all three matches.The disappointment, however, did not last long as Andover annihilated Worcester Academy later in the week....
Pranav Tadikonda    Friday, January 24, 2014
With five minutes remaining in the first half, a barrage of quick layups brought Andover Boys Basketball back within nine points of Cushing Academy. Despite the final effort, Cushing’s talent and depth proved too much to overcome in the end. In the second half, consecutive contested layups from Brandon Michel ’14 brought hope for an Andover comeback, but Cushing’s fast play and ball-movement proved overwhelming. Andover fell 60-44 to a capable Cushing Academy team. Playing for Cushing...
Phillpian Sports Staff CXXXVI    Sunday, January 19, 2014
GIRLS BASKETBALLBy Isabella HaeggTrailing an aggressive and talented Deerfield team by 18-29 in the half, Andover Girls Basketball came back to win 48-40, thanks to baskets from Co-Captain Katie Kreider ’14 and three-point swishes from Sarah Humes ’16 and Co-Captain Kasey Hartung ’14. Encouraged and motivated by the many fans that came to the home game, Andover played hard defense in the second half while battling back Deerfield's full court press. The team will take on Noble and Greenough away...
Peter Hahn    Thursday, January 16, 2014
Less than a minute into overtime, Assistant Captain Michael Kim ’14 received a backhand saucer pass from other Assistant Captain Michael Lata ’14 in the slot and buried it in the back of the net for a game-winner against St. Sebastian’s. Coming off a loss to Exeter earlier in the week, Andover Boys Hockey managed to rally late in the game to beat St. Sebastian’s in overtime 5-4. Andover suffered a 1-7 loss to Exeter on Saturday in the first of two contests between the teams this season....
Lara Guvelioglu    Thursday, January 16, 2014
Streaking past its opponents, Andover’s 400 Free Relay team of Co-Captain Kait Simpson ’14, Danielle Liu ’14, Katherine Sweetser ’17 and Co-Captain Amy Zhao ’14 toppled the fifth record of the day for Andover Girls Swimming, capping off a crushing 122-64 victory against Loomis Chaffee. Returning to the pool after a recent loss, the girls swept first place in all events at Loomis last Saturday, shattering two New England records and five pool records in the process. Although the team faced...
Cam Kerry    Thursday, January 16, 2014
Eliza Quigley ’15 blasted a powerful slapshot past Brewster Academy’s goalie, giving Andover Girls Hockey its third and final goal in what turned out to be a 3-2 win last Friday. “Friday’s game against Brewster was great. The energy was high and the play was sharp. We were poised and made smart decisions with the puck, and we really played as team,” wrote Co-Captain Renée LaMarche ’14 in an email to The Phillipian. Brewster Academy (2-8-1) and Andover played a very tough back-and-forth...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, January 16, 2014
After avoiding a pick at the top of the key against Milton Academy, Greg Devlin ’14 settled down in the right corner of the court, called for the ball and executed his fluid shooting motion. A couple of seconds later, the crowd was going wild—Devlin had tied a school record with his seventh three-pointer of the game. Devlin’s three-pointer sealed Andover’s 68-53 victory over Milton on Friday. The victory was Andover’s third against Milton this year. Andover, however, did not dominate...
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...

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