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Cam Kerry    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Ashlyn Aiello ’14 was a brick wall for Andover Girls Hockey versus Milton, posting a 0.944 save percentage, but her performance was not enough as Andover fell 1-0. Andover outshot Milton 24-18, but could not take advantage of its opportunities. “After the Milton game, we all felt really disappointed because we’ve come so far as a team and to lose a winnable game 1-0 was really upsetting,” said Anna Fucillo ’15. “We had so many scoring opportunities in the third, and it almost felt that luck...
Ryan Simard    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Needing two points to win the match in overtime, Dan McGurl ’14 hit a switch off the bottom on his All-American opponent from Trinity Pawling. The reversal resulted in two points and helped him win the match. Andover Wrestling placed ninth overall in New England’s, ending the day with five wrestlers qualifying Nationals, which included Matthew Simon ’14, Bennett Sherr ’17, Dan McGurl ’14 and Co-Captains James Palmer ’14 and Christian Vallis ’14. McGurl, however, will not be able to go to...
Andreas Tonckens    Thursday, February 20, 2014
One minute, seven seconds, and 96 milliseconds. That was all the time it took for Danielle Liu ’14 to finish the 100-breaststroke. It was also the time it took her to set a new Andover-Exeter record by 0.08 seconds. With her third A/E record, Liu added to the 11 total season-best times achieved by members of Andover’s Girls Swimming team. Despite Liu’s stellar performance, Andover came up short 104.5-81.5. “I think that the most important thing is that we had loads of fun up at Exeter and we...
Victoria Bergeron & Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, February 20, 2014
A pretty, perfect ballerina with a pink tutu, twirling with her arms above her head; ladylike hair with a Barbie-like face—these are the stereotypical images of dancers that come to most people’s minds, according to Olivia Berkey ’15. “The real image is a sweaty dancer with ripped shoes, broken toes, blood coming out of her tights, and that’s really what dance is. People don’t see this, because dancers are so highly trained to mask this intensity, to make everything appear absolutely...
    Sunday, February 16, 2014
BOYS SWIMMING:Andover Boys Swimming made a splash at archrival Exeter yesterday, winning 151-53 and achieving many season and personal best times. Michael Camarda ’14, Christian Alperga ’17, Scott Simpson '14 and Co-Captain Joe Faller '14 shattered the meet and school records in the 200 Freestyle Relay with the impressive time of 1:27.32. In the diving competition, Jack Belluche '16 claimed first place with his personal best score of 248.05. With the win, Andover concluded its regular season,...
Staff Report    Thursday, February 13, 2014
This past weekend Andover Wrestling competed in the Interschols Tournament. Below are eight of the ten Andover wrestlers who fought their way to earn place finishes. Not available as of presstime were Christian Vallis ’14 and Elijah Aladin ’15.Question 1: When and why did you start wrestling? 2: What is your favorite part of wrestling? 3: What is the hardest part?E.KAUFMANN-LADUC/THE PHILLIPIANHenry Curtis '15Weight Class: 182Place Finish: 4thFavorite Wrestling Move:Stand-Up or Arm-Chop...
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...
Noah Belser    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Olivia LaMarche ’16 showed her tremendous mental and physical endurance during the girls 6K event by breezing past opponents, placing seventh overall in New England and earning All-New England honors. Andover Boys and Girls Nordic teams competed at the NEPSAC championships this past Wednesday. In a two part race consisting of a 6K skate event and a classic style relay race, Andover may not have turned out on the top of the scoreboard, but it thrived in team spirit. The boys placed eighth out...

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