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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...
Peter Hahn    Thursday, February 13, 2014
John Festa ’15 received the puck from Patrick Daly ’15 on a breakaway, faked out the Cushing goalie and backhand toe-dragged for the finish to put Andover Boys Hockey up 5-2 in the third period. Andover went 2-1 this past week, losing a game to Kimball Union Academy (KUA) before firing back against Governor’s and Cushing. The team’s record now stands at 12-6-3 with four games left to play in the regular season. Andover traveled up to KUA on Thursday and took a 1-4 loss. Despite having played...
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...
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...
Sam Zager    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Down 11-12 in the set and facing the possibility of playing a fifth game, newcomer Reagan Posorske ’17 drove a deep rail shot into the corner to tie the set at 12 apiece. With momentum on her side, Posorske locked down the next two points to seal her match victory, one of six as Andover Girls Squash defeated Brooks 6-1 on Friday. Hannah Burns ’15 and Claire Kister ’16 kicked off the team’s match with two quick 3-0 wins. Camille Price ’15 added to the victories with a clean sweep of her own...
Noah Belser    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Andover Girls Nordic’s two top skiers, Co-Captain Elana King- Nakaoka ’14 and Olivia LaMarche ’16, teamed up for a sixth place finish as the team raced relay style at Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) last Wednesday. A relay race consists of a pair of skiers, each one completing two laps of the 1.5 kilometer loop course. The racers alternate the legs, tagging his or her partner in between the sprints. This week’s finishes were not as favorable as those of last week, as the boys placed seventh...
Ryan Simard    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Using the “McGurl” move, named after Dan McGurl ’14, Alex Humphreys ’15 took control of his match and came in third, just behind McGurl himself, who came in first in the 285-pound weight class when Andover dominated the Northern New England Invitational this weekend. Andover came out of the tournament with four first place finishes, five second place finishes, two third place finishes and one fourth place finish. The team placed a wrestler in the top four of every weight class they...
Pranav Tadikonda    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Eric Alperin ’15 received a quick pass, stepped behind the three-point arc and sank his fourth three-pointer of the game. Alperin’s 14 first-half points contributed to Andover Boys Basketball’s 55-34 victory over Thayer on Friday. The win against Thayer halted a three-game skid during which Andover lost against Cushing, the previous league champion, Worcester Academy and Tilton, three of the top teams in the Class AA NEPSAC League division. While these losses dropped Andover’s record to 6...

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