Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 17, 2013

Local roundup


Tyler Verrette led an Andover defense that allowed just three points in the second and third quarter combined and Jack Konevich knocked down four 3-pointers on the way to 12 points as the Golden Warriors downed Methuen 65-36 on Friday.

Chris Dunn scored a team-high 16 points to lead Andover past suddenly-hot Haverhill 47-34 last Tuesday. Sam Dowden added 12 points for the winners.

GIRLS hockey

Hughes pots two

Caroline Hughes scored a pair of goals as Andover rolled past Newton South 2-0 on Saturday. Mary Latona had an assist and MacKenzie Dutton registered the shutout in net.

Girls track

Haut back with a bang

Catherine Haut, who recently returned to Andover from Phillips Academy, teamed with Jill Gamache and Hannah Chapman to win the long jump relay, one of three firsts for the Golden Warriors, who took second as a team at the MTCA Relays on Saturday. Cassie Kobelski, Ryan McRae and Melissa Shattuck took the shot put relay while Courtney Comeau, Gamache, Chapman, and Lizzie Kobelski won the shuttle hurdles relay.

Cassie Kobelski set a new personal best with a throw of 38-10, smashing her old PR of 36-8 3/4, as Andover bested Haverhill 69-17 last Wednesday. Hannah Ameen won the 50 dash, Jillian Gamanche took the 50 hurdles and Abby Putsis won the 300 for the Warriors.


Relay takes first

Humza Naveed, Oliver Eberth, Billy Baldwin and Matt Reardon combined to win the 4x400 relay in 3:31.76 to help Andover take fourth at the MSTCA Relays on Saturday. Eberth and Naveed also teamed with Mike Maldari and Cam Farnham to take third in the sprint medley relay while the shuttle dash and 4x200 each took fourth.

Oliver Eberth won the 300 (35.1), Humza Naveed took the 600 (1:22.4), Mike Maldari won the 2-mile (10:23.4) and they teamed with Dylan Epstein to take the 4x400 as Andover beat Haverhill 66-19 last Wednesday. Owen Focke won the 50 hurdles and Robert Perry took the 1,000 for the winners.

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