Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 30, 2013

Sports from the community

Gymnasts advancing to regionals

Therese Pelletier and Devon Ford, both fifth-graders in Andover, competed at the Xcel Gold State Gymnastics Championships May 12. Therese placed second (36.9 AA) and Devon placed sixth (36.175 AA).

Both girls have qualified for regional championships taking place in June. Therese attends Pike School and practices at Yellow Jackets in Middleton. Devon attends South School and practices at Gymstreet in Wilmington.

Cairns lauded as student-athlete

Andover High School graduate Leah Cairns was one of 29 student-athletes honored recently by Hamilton College in New York’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and its Department of Athletics.

Cairns, a senior, played field hockey at Hamilton. The award recipients must maintain an outstanding cumulative grade point average and make a significant contribution to their team.

Golf Tourney for Independence June 24

The Northeast Independent Living Program’s 10th annual Golf Tournament for Independence takes place Monday, June 24, at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover. The tournament begins with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The dinner and awards program start at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $165 per golfer and includes lunch, all fees and awards dinner. There will be a chance to win a 2013 Jeep Wrangler with a hole-in-one on the prize hole.

To register or offer a business sponsorship, visit

Cougar Summer Sports Skills Clinics

The coaches at Austin Preparatory School in Reading are offering their expertise to girls and boys through four sports clinics this summer.

The clinics are being offered in July and August, and spaces are still available. The Cougar Summer Sports Skills Clinics are:

:Baseball: July 8 to 11, boys ages 8 to 14; clinic director is Austin Prep varsity baseball coach Steve Busby .

Basketball: July 15 to 18, boys and girls ages 8 to 15; clinic directors are Austin Prep boys basketball assistant coach and middle school head coach Eric Polli and Austin Prep girls varsity basketball coach Mark Corbett.

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    FILE PHOTO Jackie Alois, here making a move against archrival Central Catholic while at Andover High School, has continued to be a force on the soccer field in college. As a freshman last fall, she won a starting job at Brown University in Rhode Island, and is hoping for more success in her sophomore season this year.

    Former Andover hoops star Alois makes immediate impact for Brown soccer Posted 6 days ago 2 Photos
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    COURTESY PHOTO Andover 13-year-old Pony Team won the Suburban League title. The team includes, back row, from left, coach Frank Mazza, Chris Rassais, Sam Luxa, Jeff Sambuco, Nick Silva, Arvin Nunez, George Kombouras and Tommy Gallagher; and front row, from left, Andrew Theriault, Alex Haftner, Pat Archambault, Steve Shaw and Josh Gruenberg. John Gemmell, Nick Christopher and Colin Kirkpatrick are missing from the photo.

    Andover wins Pony League 13-year-old title Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo
  • Rodriguez, Perry lead boys Hoops for Hope Posted 6 days ago

    COURTESY PHOTO The District 5 U14 girls soccer team that won the 2014 Massachusetts District Select title included,, front row, from left, Cassidy Fletcher of Boxford, Sarah Freeman of Merrimac, Emily Nelson of Peabody, Mary Laut of Georgetown, Jillian Good of North Andover, Audra Greenblott of West Newbury, Carolina Ivanov of Ipswich, Jillian Arigo of Peabody, Brooke Hernon of Methuen and Emalie Tjalsma of Andover, and, back row, from left, coach Dave Swallow of Methuen, Kate Gregory of Andover, Mary O'Connor of North Andover, Allison Rodrigues of North Andover, Jackie Mothon of Methuen, Ali Sommers of Byfield, Shea Jenkins of West Newbury, Katie Swallow of Methuen, Maddie Rhodes of Andover and coach Ron Arigo of Peabody. Caroline King of Gloucester and Tory Tustin of North Andover are missing from the photo.

    Locals help undefeated D5 team score state title Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo
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    Courtesy photo Chris Kuchar with his wife, Karin, and children, Tyler and Sofia. He says he has had a passion for hockey since he was a boy.

    The new guy at the rink; Kuchar expects Golden Warrior hockey program to compete with state's best Posted 13 days ago 2 Photos

    Nationals pitcher Ryan Grecco readies to fire off a pitch in the districts against the Andover Americans.

    A season to remember; Andover IIU Nationals score summer trip to the states Posted 13 days ago 7 Photos
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    Jack Danisch, 13, of Andover, concentrates as he readies to toss up a free throw from the foul line during last week's camp session.

    For the love of the game; Hooptown nets another winning summer Posted 13 days ago 6 Photos
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    RYAN HUTTON/Staff photo Jamie Lyman, 10, of Andover, works on his driving form from one of the tee boxes at Sarkisian Farms Driving Range.

    Links lessons; Golf School par for the course for local youngsters Posted 20 days ago 7 Photos

    RYAN HUTTON/Staff photo Kingston Night Owls pitcher Steve Considine is the dean of the best staff in the North Shore Baseball League. He has been with the team for 14 years.

    Pitcher Considine a consistent ace for Night Owls Posted 20 days ago 5 Photos

    Andover Legion pitcher Scott Allan of North Reading delivers a pitch for the Andover Legion. CARL RUSSO/Staff photo

    Summer sensation; Allan near-perfect from the mound for Andover Legion Posted 20 days ago 4 Photos

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