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Isabel Taylor    Thursday, February 28, 2013
Andover Girls Swimming crushed the competition on Saturday as Danielle Liu ’14 broke two individual school records as well as one in the 400 Free Relay. Liu’s speedy performances helped motivate the team at this year’s Eastern Interscholastic Championships in Pennsylvania. Andover successfully captured the fourth place title out of nearly 30 competitive teams. Lilybet MacRae ’13 won the diving portion of the meet by breaking the Eastern record, the school record and the pool record with...
Pranaav Tadikonda    Thursday, February 28, 2013
In its final match of the season, Andover Girls Squash travelled to the New England Interscholastic Squash Championships and placed eighth out of 16 teams. Andover went into the tournament with positive momentum after sweeping Exeter 7-0. Interschols was split up into divisions: the number one player on the ladder played in Division 1, the second player on the ladder competed in Division 2 and so on. The team was projected to finish in ninth place in the tournament after posting a 7-6 record...
Erica Shin    Thursday, February 28, 2013
Despite a strong season, Andover Girls JV Basketballlost 24-33 to Exeter on Saturday to close out its season with a 4-4 record. “We were doing a great job of keeping up with them in the first half, unfortunately they really pulled ahead in the second. However, a number of our people had some great moments and Coach Holley was very happy with us,” said Ellie Blum ’15. “The game was close, but they broke away a little during the second half, and we couldn’t get it back,” added Annette Bell ’...
Ja-lamar Lyons    Thursday, February 28, 2013
After battling through a close game for much of the second half, Andover Boys JV Basketball fell to Exeter 54-60 on Saturday. In classic Andover/Exeter fashion, the fans were vocal and enthusiastic in cheering on their respective teams. “It was great to play in front of so many of our fans and so many of the Exeter fans as well,” said Kurtis Weber ’15. The first half was rough for Andover, and the team had a 15 point deficit going into halftime. “After a rough first half, we kept our heads up...
Kailash Sundaram    Thursday, February 28, 2013
Kent McLaughlin ’15 brought the puck into the corner of Exeter’s zone and passed to tailing Tora Liu ’16, who netted Andover Boys JV Hockey’s second goal of the night in its 3-2 loss against Exeter on Saturday. With the score tied at two apiece, Andover’s chance of an upset win seemed within reach, but Andover gave up a goal to Exeter in overtime. Following a score from McLaughlin that put Andover on top early in the first period, Exeter came back firing in the third. After tying the...
Eden Livingston    Thursday, February 28, 2013
Andover JV Girls Hockey finished its season with a 5-3 loss to Exeter on Saturday, bringing its record to 4-9. Over the course of the season, Andover struggled to score goals, but had exceptional team chemistry both on and off the ice. The team had difficulty at the beginning of the season, losing its first two games before winning in its third one. Andover worked to improve its skating and passing skills and Coaches Kate Dolan and Brian Faulk were innovative and created new drills that...
Isabel Taylor    Thursday, February 28, 2013
After the Andover Girls JV Swimming’s dominating 115-71 victory against St. Johns, the team looked to uphold its undefeated record. However, last Saturday’s 65-118 loss to Exeter left them one game short of their goal. “We thought we were going to beat Exeter because we beat St. Johns, and St. Johns beat Exeter pretty significantly,” said Annie Littlefield ’15. “St. Johns’ team is like the Superman of swimming, so we were really surprised when Exeter pulled out all the stops to beat us on...
Jamie Chen    Thursday, February 28, 2013
Andover Boys JV Swimming left Exeter floundering 113-67 on Saturday to close out an undefeated 6-0 season. “Coming off of a huge and unexpected win against St. John’s, we were confident that we would bring the same quality of performance to Exeter,” said Captain Justin Appleby ’13. “It really showed in the meet as there were many personal bests.” Highlights of the meet included an extremely close 50 Freestyle race, with Elliot Sagay ’15 taking second only 0.02 seconds behind an Exeter swimmer...
Ja-lamar Lyons    Thursday, February 28, 2013
This past Saturday, Andover Boys Varsity Basketball made the trip to take on archrival Exeter for the second time this season, bringing home a loss of 43-65. Despite Exeter’s 21-1 record going into the game, Andover gained helpful transition points with their defense in the first half. “In the first half we kept it close by changing defenses and not giving Exeter any second chance opportunities, but in the second half, Exeter made adjustments to counteract our defense,” said Rory Ziomek ’13...
Eden Livingston    Thursday, February 28, 2013
Andover Girls Hockey finished out a disappointing 2-21 season with a 5-0 loss to rival Exeter during Andover/Exeter last Saturday. The team lost 8-1 to Exeter earlier in the season, and Andover’s season concluded with a 17 game losing streak.” Exeter outshot Andover 10-5 in the first period but only entered the second period with a one goal lead. In the second period, Andover rebounded and outshot Exeter but was unable to score. Exeter was only able to score twice despite having only nine...
Erica Shin    Thursday, February 28, 2013
On Saturday, Andover Girls Basketball played Exeter in its most nail-biting game of the season. Andover lost 54-61 in overtime after an incredibly fast-paced game to close out the season with a 8-9 record. “The team went into the game knowing that they didn’t want to have any regrets, and they worked incredibly hard to challenge every aspect of Exeter’s attack…The girls have nothing to hang their heads about. They had a great season,” said Head Coach Lewis Robinson. The team started out...
Andrew Zheng    Thursday, February 28, 2013
Despite some setbacks, Andover Nordic captured strong positions at the Lake Region Championship on Wednesday, February 20, with the girls placing fourth out of 10 teams. The Andover Girls were aided by spectacular finishes of Co-Captain Elana King-Nakaoka ’14 and Piper Curtis ’13. Andover Boys Nordic did not fare well and finished seventh out of 10 teams. “The boys had a rough day of bad luck. A broken ski, lots of falls and trip-ups from other skiers, and things just didn’t go their way,”...

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