5 YEARS AGO
After the event was postponed two days and moved from its original location, Andover's Libby Fortier took third in the pole vault with an 8-6 to clinch the Golden Warrior girls' victory at the Eastern Mass. Division 1 meet. Andover trailed Newton North 65-63 with everything but the vault completed.
A week later, the Golden Warriors claimed their first ever All-State title. Meghan Keefe, Jenny Dlesk, Brittany Pierce and Caroline Pierce won the 4x100 (48.68) and Emily Kobra, Michelle Pirro, Courtney Hamer and Moriarty won the 4x800 (9:35.04).
Paul Malaguti drove in two runs with a double and added another RBI single as Andover Legion bested Saugus 15-6. Andrew Hennessy added three RBIs, Joel Keefe was 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs and Myke Fortier struck out five in 4 1/3 innings.
Future Andover High standouts Mike and Sean McQuillan combined for a three-hit shutout as the Athletics advanced to the Andover Little League state championship series with a 4-0 win over the Yankees. Current volleyball standout Colin Rivet added two hits for the Yankees.
10 YEARS AGO
Future Andover High starting baseball player and football defensive back Kevin Hitchko bunted for a single, twin brother Peter Hitchko moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt and Kevin scored on a single by Greg Carroll in the sixth to clinch the Andover Little League championship series with a 5-4 win over the Red Sox.
Jeff Volinski hit his second home run of the season and struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh to help Andover Legion to an 11-8 win over Swampscott. Josh Topp added two hits, Sean Lawton drove in three runs and Dave Powers scored three times for Post 8.
Volinski added three more RBIs in a 7-1 win over Methuen, allowing just three hits in five innings to earn the win on the mound.
Future pro golf standout Rob Oppenheim took second at the 75th Lowell City tournament, despite battling heavy rain, with a 220. The then-Rollins College junior shot the same 220 at the Mass. Open, entering the final day in 18th pace before finishing in 40th.
20 YEARS AGO
Andover's Rob Carpentier was selected in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Mets. A baseball and skiing standout at Andover High, he prepped for a year at Vermont Academy. He them spent three years at the University of New Hampshire, going 6-4 with a 3.50 ERA as a junior, the year he was drafted.
Chris Eggert threw five no-hit innings to lead Andover Legion to a 5-2 win over Haverhill. He added an RBI double, while Dave Blanks and Joe Iarrobino Jr. each drove in a run for the winners.
Columbia University's Jeff Chiang was named Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association Player of the Year. Chiang was an All-American singles player and he region's Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award winner.
Andover's John Thompson scored a touchdown at the Shriners High School Football Classic. The team was coached by the Golden Warriors' Dick Collins.