Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 14, 2013

A look back at the 2012-13 Andover High winter season

A look back at the 2012-13 Andover High winter season


In the final year of varsity boys gymnastics in Massachusetts, the Golden Warriors took home the team title, well ahead of runner-up Lowell, which was 14 points back in the seven-team field.

Star Brian Manning led the way, winning every event to easily win the all-around with a 35.0.

The boys weren’t having all the fun in gymnastics.

Junior Jessie Livingston, who nearly had to quit gymnastics due to a serious back injury, took home the state title in the beam with a 9.55 at the state meet. Her teammate Courtney Carver was third in the all-around (37.1) at the same meet.

Swimmer Eric Zhao added a state title of his own, winning the 100 freestyle at the Division 1 boys swimming championship at Harvard University.

Milestone moments

It will be strange next season to watch the Andover girls basketball team, because the Golden Warriors will be taking the court without four-year varsity mainstay Devon Caveney.

A key member of three state title teams, the Williams-bound Caveney added another huge milestone to her resume this winter when she scored her 1,000th career point on a rare four-point play.

She finished her career with 1,205 career points, the fifth most in the program’s history.

Andover’s 55 meter shuttle relay certainly made a splash last weekend at the New Balance Indoor Nationals.

The foursome of junior Courtney Comeau, sophomores Hanna Chapman and Jill Gamache and freshman Lizzie Kobelski placed 10th overall in the top-tier “open” section in a blazing 34.47.

Just .01 seconds proved to be enough for skier Kerry Christopher.

Christopher won the giant slalom in a stunning photo finish, besting Manchester’s Alex Marshall 21.95-21.96 at the Interscholastic (North Shore League) Meet championship.

It was the end of a terrific senior season for Christopher, the fourth member of her family to ski for the Golden Warriors.

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