BURLINGTON — An iron-clad defense was the calling card of the Andover High field hockey team throughout the 2021 season.
BURLINGTON — Andover High field hockey coach Maureen Noone said star midfielder Emma Reilly wasn’t quite as active as she would have liked her to be in the Golden Warriors’ Division 1 quarterfinals win over Shrewsbury last week.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 3 of our previews of Andover High’s fall sports teams. Boys and girls soccer and boys cross country ran last week, and football ran two weeks ago.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of our previews of Andover High’s fall sports teams. Part 3, featuring field hockey, girls volleyball and girls cross country will run next week.
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.
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