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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...
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...

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