Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 16, 2014

Naveed, relay take home gold


The Andover Townsman

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Relay takes gold

The team of Sebastian Silveira, Oliver Eberth, George Cardillo and anchor Hamza Naveed ran to victory in the 4x400 relay in 3:32.02 at the Dartmouth Relays in Hanover, N.H., on Saturday. Andrew Matteucci added a fourth in the 55 hurdles (8.03) for Andover.

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Hamza Naveed won the 300 in 34.9 and joined Jeremy Travaglini, Oliver Eberth and, George Cardillo to take the 4x400 relay, but Andover lost to Lowell 53-33 last Thursday, Jan. 9. Andrew Matteucci added a win in the 55 hurdles for the Warriors.

BOYS GYMNASTICS

Aronov dominates

Joseph Aronov won the vault (7.8), parallel bars (6.9), high bar (7.3) and pommel horse (7.4) on the way to taking the all-around with a 33.9 as Andover opened its season with a 162-155 win over Attleboro last Tuesday, Jan. 7. Danny Igoe won the floor and Dan Harvey took the rings for the Golden Warriors.

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Joseph Aronov swept the individual events and the all-around (45.2) as Andover edged Lowell 150-146 last Thursday. Dan Harvey added a third in the all-around and Brian McDonough was second in the pommel horse for the winners.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Hughes on fire

Caroline Hughes potted two goals and Veronica Alois added two more scores to pace Andover in a 4-0 win over Westford Academy last Thursday. Jess Leone added two assists and Meghan Johnson earned the shutout in net.

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Caroline Curtin scored a key goal, and Caroline Hughes added a pair of goals and an assist as Andover played Austin Prep to a 3-3 tie on Saturday. Haley Driscoll and Jess Leone each added a helper for the Warriors.

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

Carver stars

Courtney Carver earned victories in the vault (9.1), floor (9.4) and all-around (36.75) to lead Andover past Tewksbury 144.0-128.45 last Friday. Jessie Livingston added wins in the bars (9.25) and beam (9.2) and was second in the all-around.

GIRLS SKIING

Ganley leads way

Julia Ganley placed second overall in 20.35 and Jackie Drew was fifth in 21.21 to lead Andover to a season-opening 101-34 win over Manchester Essex last Wednesday, Jan. 8. Silvia Leung took ninth, Meghan Farrell was 13th and Olivia Lawler placed 15th for the Warriors.

BOYS SWIMMING

Wu wows

Aaron Wu won the 50 freestyle (24.0) and 100 freestyle (51.46) and swam on the winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay to lead Andover past Haverhill 96-84 last Wednesday, Jan. 8. Eric Shi added wins in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke along with the 200 medley relay.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Defense dominates in win

Colleen Caveney netted a game-high 15 points and Jessica Witten added 11 as Andover opened the game on a 25-0 run thanks to a relentless defense and cruised past Haverhill 67-33 last Tuesday, Jan. 7. Emily Connors and Fatouma Kone each chipped in with eight points for the winners.

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Andover fell behind early and dropped a 75-37 decision to archrival Central Catholic last Thursday. Freshman Alyssa Casey scored a team-high 13 points, while Jessica Witten added seven for the Golden Warriors.

BOYS SKIING

Warriors split

Jake Tarricone took fifth overall in 19.33 as Andover opened its season by beating Austin Prep 124-11, but they fell to Masconomet 81-54 last Wednesday.

GIRLS TRACK

Chapman stars

Hannah Chapman took fourth in the triple jump (34-7.25) and sixth in the long jump (16-0.75) for Andover at the Dartmouth Relays on Saturday.

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Andover’s Leila Aruri won the 2-mile in 11:59.9 and Lizzie Kobelski took the 55 hurdles in 9.1, but the Golden Warriors fell to Lowell 48-38 last Thursday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Rematch disappointment

In a rematch of the Christmas Tournament title game, Andover fell short to archrival Central Catholic 58-37 last Friday. E.J. Perry IV scored a team-high 12 points and co-captain Connor Merinder scored nine points for the Warriors.

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Backed by 12 points from John Pisacreta, Andover held off pesky Haverhill 61-41 last Tuesday, Jan. 7. David Giribaldi scored a game-high 21 points and Connor Merinder added 14 for the winners.

BOYS HOCKEY

Warriors fall short

Paul Russo and Brian Sargent each scored a goal, but Andover lost to Billerica 5-2 last Wednesday, Jan. 8.