Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 30, 2014

Boys hoops victorious at TD Garden

Boys basketball

David Giribaldi was huge on the biggest stage, scoring 26 points to lead Andover past Brookline 57-48 in a regular-season clash at the TD Garden in Boston. E.J. Perry IV added 12 points and Connor Merinder had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Warriors, who qualified for the state tournament for the 25th straight season with the victory.

E.J. Perry IV hit a pair of 3-pointers on his way to 20 points and David Giribaldi scored 25 points as Andover beat Methuen 62-44 last Thursday, Jan. 23. John Pisacreta added five points for the winners.

Boys ice hockey

Campbell breaks out

Mark Campbell netted a pair of goals to lead Andover to a 3-1 victory over North Andover last Monday, Jan. 20. Brian Sargent added the other Warrior goal, while Will Sauerbrunn had two assists for the winners.

Pat Schena made 25 saves as Andover played Waltham to a 2-2 tie last Saturday. Jackie Wilkie and Brian Sargent each scored a goal for the Warriors.

Sean Enright and Matt Quercia each potted a goal, but a late shot rang off the post and the rally fell short as Andover lost to Chelmsford 3-2 last Wednesday, Jan. 22. Pat Schena made 24 saves for the Warriors.

Girls basketball

Witten leads the way

Jessica Witten knocked down two 3-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points for Andover, which rolled past Methuen 64-39 last Friday, Jan. 24. Colleen Caveney had 16 points and Rebecca Alois and Alyssa Casey each added 10 points for the winners.

Alyssa Casey scored 12 points, but Andover was edged by Chelmsford 53-51 last Tuesday, Jan. 21. Colleen Caveney added a team-best 16 points and Rebecca Alois had 10 points for the Warriors.

Boys Track

Sprints earns wins

Kevin Chen won the 55-meter dash (6.6) and Andrew Matteucci took the 55 hurdles (8.0) to help Andover best Haverhill 55-31 last Tuesday, Jan. 21. Sebastian Silveira won the 600, Max Galat took the mile and the team of Dylan Epstein, Oliver Eberth, George Cardillo and Jeremy Tavaglini took the 4x400 relay for the winners.

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    DAVID WILLIS/Staff photo Tim Awiszus has proven dangerous with the bat in his hand. After scraping to make the varsity team last year, the senior has emerged as one of the Golden Warriors' most powerful hitters over the last two seasons.

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    Courtesy photo Robert Perry of Andover High School won the men's 800 meter run at the Ottaviani Invitational Track Meet last Saturday at Haverhill High School. Perry won in 2:04 with James Busi of Timberlane High School in New Hampshire taking second in 2:05.7.

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    COURTESY PHOTO ANA Synchro member Sachiko Hagiya flies through the air with Evan Costanzo as the base. They will perform with their team at their annual "Defying Gravity" show this weekend at the Andover/North Andover YMCA.

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    Courtesy photo The Valley Hockey League Bantam East AA League championship Andover Bantam 2 team includes, front row, from left, Matt Garesche, Will Hamilton, John Wacome, Jeff Zaeder, Will O'Neil, Grant Willis, A.J. Clark and Tommy Duncan; and, back row, from left, head coach Bill Hamilton, coach Chris Huntress, Aram Smith, Tommy Giacchetto, Michael Rosen, Nick Christopher, John Gemmell, Sam Huntress, Konstantinos Kantas and coach Dana Willis. Coach Steve Moreland and teammate John Moreland are missing from the photo.

    Championship season for Bantam 2 team Posted 9 hours ago 1 Photo
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo Nicole Ericson prepares to take a cut for the Andover softball team. After missing her entire junior season with a knee injury, Ericson is back in her rightful place in the middle of the Golden Warrior lineup this season.

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    CARL RUSSO/Staff file photo Terence Norton blasts home a spike last season. Norton and his Golden Warriors have been red hot of late, winning four straight.

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    COURTESY PHOTO Gymnast Jackie Giordano of Andover clutches her winning trophy on the medal stand at the USA Gymnastics state championships earlier this month.

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    File photo John Oteri, seen in action last year, scored goals in all three of Andover's lacrosse games last week.

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