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Noah Belser    Thursday, January 16, 2014
In its first race of the season, Andover Girls Nordic skated its way to a third place finish. The boys team followed up with a strong effort of its own, taking fourth in the race. The girls team placed third out of seven, while Andover Boys Nordic tied for fourth place out of ten competitors. Co-Captains Sean Burkitt ’14 and Elana King-Nakaoka ’14 led the way for boys and girls, with times of 14:08, and 17:14, respectively. Both individually finished seventh place in the races. Burkitt...
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, January 16, 2014
With Andover Girls Basketball down by two with 30 seconds left on the clock, Co-Captain Kasey Hartung ’14 gave her team a glimmer of hope with three three-pointers that put Andover up 36-35 against Thayer on Wednesday. Hartung’s trio of three-pointers in the final minutes was not enough to guarantee a win, however, as Thayer retaliated with a buzzer beater, sealing its victory against Andover 37-36. Andover took on Thayer with increased focus on improving its shooting consistency after...
Staff Report    Thursday, January 16, 2014
 L.LUO/THE PHILLIPIANGreg Devlin '14: Most Threes in One GameLast Friday night, in a close matchup against Milton, Greg Devlin '14 tied the record for most three pointers in a game. Devlin has knocked down 41 points in the last week.How did you feel after your final three pointer?When I hit my final three of the night, I glanced over at Ryan Hartung '12, who set the record for most three's in a game in 2011, in the crowd, and kinda gave him a little smirk, as if to say, "At the top it's...
Kailash Sundaram    Monday, January 13, 2014
Anoush Shehadeh ’15 was named Gatorade Massachusetts Cross Country Runner of the Year on Wednesday. Shehadeh is the first Phillips Academy athlete to receive the prestigious award. “It felt really good to win the award. It's crazy to think about the caliber of the athletes that have won this award in the past and it’s just the cherry on top of the cherry [on] the top of my cross country season—that I wish wasn’t over,” said Shehadeh. Shehadeh will move on to the final round of the...
Staff Report    Sunday, January 12, 2014
Wrestling by Ryan SimardAndover Wrestling emerged with four consecutive victories this weekend, decisively ending Northfield Mount Hermon’s (NMH) five-year reign on Friday and toppling Deerfield, Hyde School Maine and Hyde School Connecticut on Saturday. The quad meet on Saturday started off on a high note when Co-Captain Christian Vallis ’14 pinned his opponent in under 40 seconds, propelling Andover to a 62-13 win over Deerfield. Andover hopes to continue its dominance at Tabor on Wednesday....
Isabella Haegg    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Thumping its opponent 50-28, Andover Girls Basketball claimed its first win of the season against Brewster Academy this past Wednesday. “We focused on playing a more disciplined game, and that’s what helped us play our best all season,” said Assistant Coach Christopher Jones. Thanks to adjustments in strategy throughout the game, Andover adapted to Brewster’s style of play and defeated the team easily. “We started off the game in a 1-3-1 defense but switched to man-to-man about ten minutes...
Peter Hahn    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Rushing down the ice on a 2-on-1 break, Assistant Captain Michael Lata ’14 fed the puck to Tommy Bishop ’14 who fired it short side past the goalie for Andover’s first goal of the night. Andover Boys Hockey went on to win 3-0 against Tilton Academy, propelling the team to a 6-3 record this season. “It was a good win to start the second half of the season with. It was a solid effort,” said Bryan Ackil ’14. Andover played high quality hockey for three periods in all three zones. In each...
Ryan Simard    Thursday, January 9, 2014
With the match on the line, Justin Muchnick ’16 stepped up to the mat to face off against his Shawsheen opponent. What started off as an intense matchup at the 152-pound weight class ended with bruised ribs, as Muchnick was thrown into the wall. Deemed an illegal move by the referee, the underhand tactic granted Andover the 40-36 win. Andover Wrestling’s win over Shawsheen on December 18 brought its record to 3-2 after going 1-2 in a quad meet on December 14. Charlie Talcott ’14 also...
Cam Kerry    Thursday, January 9, 2014
In a spectacular display of determination and individual skill, Morgan Hollowell ’14 fired off a shot at the Dexter Southfield goalie. Although the puck initially found the goalie instead of the net, the shot rebounded and Hollowell capitalized to start off the scoring for Andover. Hollowell’s goal was one of three for Andover, but the team could not manage a victory as it lost 3-5 to Dexter. Despite the loss, Andover showed promise through cohesive team play, most prominently on the...
Sam Zager    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Andover Girls Squash started its season with an opening tournament win against Groton on Saturday, December 14, 2013, in a pool of seven teams, including Exeter. The team went on to deliver a resounding 6-1 win against Brooks on Monday, December 16, 2013, before dropping a tough match to a talented and experienced Winsor team on Wednesday, January 8, at the MIT courts. The team journeyed to Groton to participate in the “play day” tournament. In tournament match play, there were four...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Despite Greg Devlin ’14 splashing four three-pointers and garnering four steals, Andover fell to Exeter 55-47 this past Wednesday. The team’s fourth loss in the past five games dropped Andover’s record to 4-4. Getting off to a slow start, Andover quickly fell into a 10-0 deficit at the start of the game. “We needed more effort than anything else. I think that if we had a lot more energy and effort, it would have been a really good game for us,” said Devlin. Kene Adigwe ’14 agreed...
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...

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