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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,...
Sam Zager    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Following a momentous win at the 2014 U.S. High School Division II National Championships over the weekend, Andover Girls Squash played host to a favored St. Paul’s team last Wednesday. Carrying the momentum of the weekend, Andover handled St. Paul’s with a 5-2 upset. In what would be the final home match of Co-Captain Adèle Bernhard ’14 and Misha Hooda ’14’s Andover careers, the team was not intimidated by a St. Paul’s team that had played in the first division at the Championships while...
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...

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