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Following Harry; Roche finds shining example behind the plate in her own brother

Tori Roche may not have been born to be a catcher, but she has certainly blossomed at the position.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Boys, girls track win battles of unbeatens
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 7:06 am


Bryant gets elbow surgery from best
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 7:09 am

Andover High senior ace pitcher Reid Bryant had surgery to repair a torn tendon on his elbow and he went to a pretty good doctor to get it done.

Ditroia helps WPI softball to historic season
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 7:08 am

Andover’s Jacquelyne Ditroia capped off her junior year by helping WPI softball notch a stellar season, advancing to the NCAA Division 3 Super Regionals last week.

Thursday 05/14/2015
In his blood; Vetere follows in brothers' footsteps to become a star pole vaulter
Posted: May 14, 2015

Something just did not feel right to Joe Vetere.

Caveney sets school record, Andover sweeps Boosters meet
Posted: May 14, 2015

Even as his times dropped and the number of accolades rose, Sean Caveney still found himself a bit in the shadow of superstar teammate and fellow hurdler Sebastian Silveira.

Rough respect; Rugby Club breeding legion of new devotees to the sport
Posted: May 14, 2015

It’s known as a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen. But in Andover, ladies take the field as well. 

Herman huge in net, Cardillo scores winner for boys lacrosse
Posted: May 14, 2015


#GoSynchroGo! for ANA's 38th annual show
Posted: May 14, 2015

ANA Synchro presents its 38th annual show, #GoSynchroGo! on Sunday, May 17, at the Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover. There will be two shows, at 1 and 4 p.m.

Share your Community Sports News
Posted: May 14, 2015

The Townsman wants to spotlight the triumphs, and tragedies, of Andover’s local sports teams and athletes.

Thursday 05/07/2015
Chenard the champion; Coming from China, AHS tennis ace is right at home on the court and in the classroom
Updated: May 09, 2015 - 4:54 am

Laurie-Maude Chenard’s name hangs among the greatest in Andover High sports history, emblazoned on a banner in the Dunn Gym.

Community Scoreboard
Posted: May 07, 2015

Deloury comes up big for Salem State

Share your Community Sports News
Posted: May 07, 2015

The Townsman wants to spotlight the triumphs, and tragedies, of Andover’s local sports teams and athletes.

Saturday 05/02/2015
Andover’s Hanigan needs surgery
Updated: May 02, 2015 - 12:42 am

Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan of Andover suffered a broken finger Friday night, and will require surgery, the Boston Globe and other outlets are reporting.

Thursday 04/30/2015
Hail to the Little Leaguers; Opening Day Parade a grand-slam success
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 7:26 am

Andover’s Little Leaguers got the royal treatment Saturday as they marched through downtown for the annual Opening Day Parade.

Above all, family; Perry leaves legacy that extends far beyond the game
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 7:28 am

Ernie Perry Jr. was a big guy with a big heart.

Amidon allows 2 hits, tosses 14 K's in dazzling win from the mound
Posted: April 30, 2015


Wednesday 04/22/2015
Captain Clutch; Golden Warrior shortstop Hernandez has knack for stepping up on the field
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 2:42 am

It seemed the most obvious of decisions.

ANDOVER HIGH ROUNDUP Boys, girls track sweep Ottaviani Invitational
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 1:55 am


Andover Sportsmen's Club casting annual Fishing Derby on Saturday
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 1:52 am

The Andover Sportsmen’s Club will hold its 66th annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 25, from 6 a.m. to noon at Sudden Pond in Harold Parker State Forest.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
FROM STAR TO STRANGER; Basketball All-Scholastic Merinder embracing challenges in debut on the volleyball court
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 1:54 pm

For four years, the Merrimack Valley Conference feared Connor Merinder the basketball star, who possessed a combination of height, leaping ability and the skill to hit shots from anywhere on the floor.

Lakos' late score captures boys lacrosse victory
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 2:35 pm


Ironstone Derby racing to the finish May 2
Posted: April 15, 2015

You don’t have to be in Kentucky to enjoy a great race and party on the day of the Kentucky Derby.

Local runner Marathon bound with Patriots Charitable Team
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Andover resident Bill McQuaide will be running the Boston Marathon with the champions. And no, we don’t meant the Kenyans.

Wednesday 04/08/2015
Merrimack Roundup Warriors split two pitching duels
Posted: April 08, 2015

The Merrimack College baseball team split an afternoon doubleheader against  Saint Anselm Hawks Monday at Trinity Stadium in Haverhill, using a four-run 10th inning to win Game 1 by a score of 7-3 , before losing in the bottom of the ninth in the series finale, 2-1.

Paife's turn; Speedy Hartnett a star on the diamond in softball, leader in basketball
Posted: April 08, 2015

Paige Hartnett has experience the peak of success.

Christopulos, girls lacrosse surge in season opener
Posted: April 08, 2015

Girls lacrosse

ANA Synchro's Pinette named Coach of the Year
Posted: April 08, 2015

Andover/North Andover Synchronized Swimming head coach Leah Pinette was named the 2015 East Zone Coach of the Year on March 14 in Connecticut, where she began her synchronized swimming career 25 years ago.

Prep School Softball Preview Nasser leads Phillips; Hunt heads up Brooks
Posted: April 08, 2015

OUTLOOK: After a rare losing season, Phillips Academy boasts more experience and, complemented by some talented newcomers, should be highly competitive. Brooks, under new coach Brian Martin, should be improved but the Green and White have little depth, with only 13 players in the program.

Wednesday 04/01/2015
Cat takes charge; Former lacrosse star Gross takes over as Golden Warriors head coach
Posted: April 01, 2015

She is the middle child of the first family of Andover lacrosse.

Kiely reaches goal, caps career in style
Posted: April 01, 2015

There is no sport more taxing on the body, and the psyche, than wrestling, so Central Catholic senior Jack Kiely of Andover is — for now — enjoying the end of his career in the sport.

The will to run; Callahan to tackle Boston Marathon to support bombing victim
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 5:31 am

Tracy Callahan is always up for a challenge, but she had never considered tackling the Boston Marathon.

Community Scoreboard
Posted: April 01, 2015

Mite travel team nets Hallenbourg trophy

Share your Community Sports News
Posted: April 01, 2015

The Townsman wants to spotlight the triumphs, and tragedies, of Andover’s local sports teams and athletes.

Wednesday 03/25/2015
All-American Girl; Gray sets area triple jump record at nationals
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 8:26 am

As a self-described “foodie,” Mackenzie Gray of Andover certainly picked the right place to make history.

Strong showing for ANA, Optima at synchro regionals  
Posted: March 25, 2015

Optima Synchro and ANA Synchro both posted successful outings at the East Zone Junior and Senior Synchronized Swimming Championship in New Canaan, Conn., this month, with many athletes for both teams taking home some hardware.

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Posted: March 25, 2015

The Townsman wants to spotlight the triumphs, and tragedies, of Andover’s local sports teams and athletes.

Wednesday 03/18/2015
From Andover to the Garden; An inspirational Briggs turns Celtics' 'Hero Among Us' on famed parquet
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 8:25 am

The Celtics roared back from an 11-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic last Friday night. Evan Turner was dazzling with 16 fourth-quarter points.

National Champions; Andover relay earns gold at New Balance Nationals
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 8:31 am

In the days leading up to New Balance Nationals, Andover’s Andrew Matteucci found himself struck by a nightmare.

Bishop's Move; Next stop for record-setting vaulter is medical school
Posted: March 18, 2015

Cornell University pole vaulter Eve Bishop of Andover has enjoyed a brilliant winter season.

Harvard-bound Gray nabs All-American status at nationals
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 8:31 am

Mackenzie Gray of Andover competed in her third straight New Balance Indoor National Championships this weekend at The Armory in New York City. 

Community Scoreboard
Posted: March 18, 2015

Daniels scores Northeast-10 MVP men’s hockey honors

Share your Community Sports News
Posted: March 18, 2015

The Townsman wants to spotlight the triumphs, and tragedies, of Andover’s local sports teams and athletes.

Wednesday 03/11/2015
Andover Day at Fenway South; Batting gloves, a signed ball and memories from JetBlue Park
Posted: March 11, 2015

It was Andover Day at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. last Tuesday. Or at least it felt that way.

Warriors rule the North; Girls basketball delivers three thrillers en route to Division 1 North title
Posted: March 11, 2015

With just three seconds remaining on the clock, the North title and a trip to the TD Garden were still very much hanging in the balance.

Closing shot; Merinder, Giribaldi cap off AHS careers in North semifinals
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 7:39 am

It wasn’t supposed to end this way, not after four years on the Andover High varsity basketball team.

Final face-off for AHS boys' breakout hockey season
Posted: March 11, 2015

It was already a breakthrough season, the best for Andover hockey in seven years and best ever in Division 1.

Community Scoreboard
Posted: March 11, 2015

All-Conference honors for Casha

Andover High Athletes of the Week
Posted: March 11, 2015


Tuesday 03/10/2015
Emotional ending; Mentally tough Golden Warriors close out season at Garden
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 7:22 am

Andover High School football coach E.J. Perry knew there were concerns and questions two years ago when he decided to add the Golden Warriors girls basketball team to his coaching roster.



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