Alex Blake joined the swim team because friends wanted him along, and became a diver “because it seemed cool.”
Four years later he emerged as one of the top divers in the state. This season, he finished third overall at the Division 1 boys championship.
There were times it seemed every big play for the Andover boys hockey team was made by a player with the last name Campbell.
Brothers Scott Campbell, a senior, and Mark Campbell, a sophomore, were each go-to performers for the Golden Warriors. Scott led Andover in goals (13) and points (19), while Mark was right behind with 10 goals and 18 points.
Joining them on the Golden Warriors’ top line, their neighbor Will Sauerbrunn.
For the last three seasons, Jackie Alois has played a key role in the success of the Andover girls basketball team. The last two years, she was joined in the starting lineup by her younger sister, Rebecca Alois.
Each took on an even greater role this season, scoring in addition to their normal intense defense and rebounding.
Younger sister Veronica Alois arrived at Andover High this season, but didn’t follow the family tradition on the court.
Instead, she joined the hockey team, and in just her third varsity game scored four goals in a win over Central Catholic. Veronica, a freshman, finished the year with 14 goals.
Cassie Kobelski’s father and three uncles were all stars at Central Catholic. But Cassie always had a dream of following in her mother’s footsteps at Andover High.
Now she has a new dream, reach 40 feet in the shot put and maybe set the school’s all-time record.
With a throw of 38-10 on her resume, that record being broken could be one of the highlights from the upcoming spring season.