Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 30, 2014

Local Sports Briefs

Cormier is Fortnight Player of Week

Rachel Cormier of the Andover High School girls basketball team is this week’s Player of the Fortnight Award winner.

Coach E.J. Perry describes Cormier as “by far our most improved player.”

“Last year, Rachel played both JV and varsity. Now, as our point guard starter, she’s averaging eight points and six assists a game, and she gets all of her teammates involved. She’s a fine leader, she plays great defense and she’s very respected by her teammates. We’re looking forward to a great rest of the season from Rachel”.

The weekly Player of the Fortnight Award is presented by Ronald R. Hill of Baystate Financial in Andover. It recognizes members of the Andover High girls and boys varsity basketball teams.

Spotlight on backyard ice rinks

Are you or your family so devoted to ice skating you’ve built your own backyard rink? Has it made you the envy of your neighborhood or simply become your own winter recreational spot?

We’re looking for people to share their backyard rinks with us for an upcoming story. We’re hoping to learn what goes into creating and maintaining a rink as well as the joy that comes with having one’s own private skating surface just out their back door.

We’d like to spotlight some outdoor rinks located in Andover as well as North Andover in an upcoming piece in The Andovers magazine, published by The Townsman’s parent company, North of Boston Media Group.

Anyone who is open to sharing their rink stories with us is encouraged to email

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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.

    Awiszus a force with the bat to lead baseball team Posted 13 hours ago 1 Photo
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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.

    Girls track claims first at Ottaviani Invitational Posted 13 hours ago 1 Photo

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    Fitting honor Posted 13 hours ago 1 Photo

    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.

    ANA Synchro set to 'Defy Gravity' Posted 13 hours ago 3 Photos
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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 13 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.

    After missing her junior year with a knee injury, Ericson is back and hitting for softball team Posted 7 days ago 2 Photos
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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.

    Baseball earns back-to-back walk-offs Posted 7 days ago 1 Photo

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

    Community Scoreboard Posted 7 days ago 1 Photo
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
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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.

    Roche, Stankiewicz boost softball to big win Posted 14 days ago 1 Photo

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