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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