Andover’s Shane Lachance saw the news first on television. Then, moments later, the phone call arrived to make the dream a reality.
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.
Despite what seemed to be long odds, Andover’s Zayn Aruri never gave up on his basketball dream.
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association might not be holding state tournaments this winter, due to COVID-19, but Andover High sports teams will have the chance to play for titles this winter.
This Week's Circulars
- Report: Fahey's firing based on spectrum of infractions
- Andover Story: A walk in the park (Part I)
- Letter: Article rehashes incorrect narrative about Fahey
- Andover's Lachance drafted by NHL's Edmonton Oilers
- Fahey supporters pack Select Board meeting
- Letter: Instead of mowing, we should help restore life to the Earth
- Andover Story: A walk in the park (Part II)
- Town: Fahey admitted to wrongdoing
- Play ball!: Andover kids improve their baseball basics
- GLTS students build duplex
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