Ballou and Major lead wrestling to tourney win

TIM JEAN/Staff photo Andover's Brendan Major, right, wrestlers against Tewksbury's Anthony Desisto in the 195 pound match during a wrestling meet at Andover High School. Major won by pin. 1/11/20


Due to an injuries, Andover’s Sean Ballou and Brendan Major were both forced to bump up in weight classes. Both delivered with three pins as Andover captured the Duxbury Duals on Saturday, defeating Lowell 42-36 in the finals, to improve to 13-1 on the season.

Ballous bumped up from 170 to 195 and Major from 195 to 220. Brothers Kelvin Davila and Jonathan Davila each added three wins, while Miles Fraser, Connor Sheehan and AJ Heidtke had two wins each.

“I am very proud of them and could not be happier with their performance,” said Andover coach Mike Bolduc. “I challenged them and they answered.”


Sean Hellman won the 120-pound weight class with a pin at 4:57, and five other Andover athletes earned wins by forfeit as the Golden Warriors beat Dracut 36-28 last Wednesday.

Girls Track

Parrott takes second

Jodi Parrott placed second in the 55 hurdles (8.54), defeating the defending New England outdoor champion, at the MSTCA Coaches Invitational on Sunday. Molly Kiley was sixth in the mile (5:18.72) and Angela McNeeley was fifth in the high jump (5-0) for the Golden Warriors.

Boys Track

Makiej shines

Michael Makiej continued to shine, taking third in the high jump with a 6-4 at the MSTCA Coaches Invitational on Sunday. Jack Drake was sixth in the same event with a jump of 6-2.


Qian leads the way

William Qian won the 100 breaststroke (1:05.64) and Kenneth Siu took the 50 freestyle (1:54.12) to help Andover beat North Reading 94-58 last Monday. Adding wins for the Golden Warriors were Ryan Zhu (200 IM), David Blanch (diving), Adam Medjamia (100 butterfly) and Dylan Wang (500 freestyle).


Pat Currie won the 100 backstroke (1:00.05), Dennis Tang took the 50 freestyle (24.23), William Qian won the 100 butterfly (57.39) and they teamed with Adam Medjamia to win the 200 medley relay, but Andover lost to Chelmsford 99-87 on Friday.

Boys Basketball

Cammann on fire

Aidan Cammann tallied 17 points to help lead Andover to a 65-54 win over Haverhill last Tuesday. Kyle Rocker added a game-high 25 points for the winners.

“I thought my sophomore center (Cammann) played great,” said Andover head coach Dave Fazio. “He was tough and aggressive in there and that’s what we need.”


Michael Slayton hit three 3-pointers on his way to 13 points as Andover beat Methuen 65-53 on Friday. Aidan Cammann scored a game-high 21 points and Kyle Rocker continued to roll with 18 points for the Golden Warriors (8-5).

Girls Basketball

Shaw, Hardock heat up

Tatum Shaw scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Andover cruised past Haverhill 64-38 last Tuesday. Brooke Hardock added 13 points and Shea Krekorian scored 11 points for the winners.


Four Andover players scored in double-figures in a 61-29 win over Methuen on Friday. Brooke Hardock (11 points), Tatum Shaw (game-high 16 points), Anna Foley (10 points) and Amelia Hanscom (10 points) each had big days.


Francis in third

Maddy Francis was second in the bars (8.8) and third in the all-around (33.6), but Andover fell to North Andover 138.15-135.5 on Friday. Paige Bukowski was second in the beam, Ksenia Kessler was third in the beam and Colleen Carzo was third in the vault and floor exercise for the Golden Warriors.

Boys Hockey

Warriors fall short

Evan Arpin, Steve Ingram and Leo Byers each scored a goal, but Andover lost to Cathedral 5-3 on Saturday.

Girls hockey

Adams’ efforts for naught

Despite a Lauren Adams goal, Andover lost to Beverly 3-1 last Monday. Lilian Jagger made 15 saves for the Golden Warriors.


Lauren Adams scored another goal, but Andover fell to Boston Latin 3-1 on Saturday.

Boys Skiing

Tong lead Warriors

Kenny Tong placed a team-best 15th overall (25.96) as Andover fell to North Andover (91-44) and Manchester Essex (75-60) on Thursday.


Andover fell to powerhouse St. John’s Prep (130-5) last Tuesday.

Girls Skiing

Andover splits

Andover rolled past Haverhill (130-5), but fell to Georgetown (75-60) last Wednesday.


Andover lost to Georgetown (84-51) and Masconomet (118-17) on Friday.


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