Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 21, 2013

Tildsey leaves behind amazing legacy

Tildsley retires with four state titles, countless memories


Andover High accomplishments

Overall record: 387-60

Division. 1 North titles: 8

EMass titles: 7

State titles: 4 (2003, 2010-12). Haverhill is the only Division 1 girls team to three-peat in the 37-year history of the modern girls state tourney. Andover won 42 straight games (Feb. 6, 2011 to Dec. 28, 2012). Andover won its first state title on March 15, 2003, beating Minnechaug Regional, 48-47, when senior Samantha Hughes converted a traditional 3-point play to win the game with less than a second to play. Andover won three straight state titles from 2010 to 2012, finishing 97-9, winning 39 straight and 54 of last 55 games.

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