Before all the accolades and Division 1 college interest, Lincoln Beal admits there were plenty of nerves two years ago, when the then-freshman found himself as one of the top running backs for the Andover High varsity team.
ANDOVER — It was obvious to anybody watching Andover High football play last year that then-sophomores quarterback Scotty Brown and running back Lincoln Beal were on the verge of becoming very special.
Before we fully turn the page to the fall season, lets take one final look back at some of the biggest stars from the spring season. Here are some of the top standouts, listed by the class they were in prior to 2021 graduation:
The start of the fall regular season is very nearly upon us. Andover High’s sports teams are hard at work preparing to start playing games for real next week.
Incoming Andover High freshman Connor Acheson admits that he and older brother Tyler, who will be a senior in the fall, are quite competitive with each other.
If Andover’s John Rex has reached the end of his career throwing the hammer in track and field, he certainly knows how to go out in style.
Former Andover High football stars Cedric Gillette, Joe Rockwell and E.J. Perry IV were the winning team at the annual Ernie Perry-Fran Reilly memorial 3-on-3 basketball tourney.
Sara Moeller of Andover, who recently completed her junior year at Brooks, may be the best softball pitcher in the area that no one knows about.
While athletics returned to the fields, courts, arenas and other venues of Andover High — in some form — in the fall, sports truly returned for the Golden Warriors in a more traditional, dramatic form in the season that just concluded.
No. 6 Andover struck for three runs in the top of the first inning, the rode a dominant performance by starter Andrew Smithson to defeat No. 3 Lynn English 3-0 in the Division 1 North quarterfinals last Wednesday.
Andover resident Caroline Fritz took her talents to the Brooks School in North Andover, and was a mainstay on the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams. The Boston College-bound Fritz was chosen as a captain for both teams.
Andover High’s Isabel Zhou admits she was struck by a strange feeling earlier this spring, when she stepped onto the tennis court with the Golden Warriors for the first time in two years thanks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All-Scholastic Andover High star offensive and defensive lineman AJ Heidtke has also been a superstar in the classroom during his time with the Golden Warriors.
After nearly two full years away, thanks to the coronavirus, Andover High’s spring sports teams have finally returned to action.
It may not have been Thanksgiving Day, but it felt like it could have been the traditional Turkey Day gridiron matchup between rivals Andover High and North Andover.
ANDOVER — As Zayn Aruri intercepted the pass 95 yards away from the opposing end zone, the Andover High senior had his doubts the play would end with his first career touchdown.
Andover’s Tomas Loureiro crept up towards the line of scrimmage as the opposing QB called out signals. The second the ball was snapped, the linebacker threw a blocker aside, lowered his shoulder and delivered a crushing hit to the running back, jarring the ball free and pouncing on the fumble.
HAVERHILL — After watching the hosts open the game with a long drive and its first touchdown of the Fall 2 season, Andover rebounded to claim a convincing 23-7 victory over Haverhill on Friday.
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