Andover High School Andover, MA, USA

Andover High School

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Andover Teams Sweep D1 Championships Jared Prior Jun 1, 2015

LOWELL - On a hot, humid day with temperatures reaching close to ninety degrees, and with no reprieves offered by a constantly glaring sun, Andover’s boys’ and girls’ teams both took home championship trophies. They did so in dramatically different fashions.

Andover Sweeps Haverhill Invitational Apr 18, 2015

The Massachusetts Track and Field season kicked off yesterday with its first major Invitation. The 38th Annual John Ottaviani Invitational in Haverhill provided a glimpse at what will be an exciting season. The defending indoor All State Champions picked up right where they left off, as the Andover boys took home the team title edging the home team from Haverhill.

Relay Meets Produce Early Divisional Favorites Joe Reardon Apr 30, 2013

Deep and tough proved to be Weston’s calling card. The meet was dubbed as the Div. 4 State Coaches Relays but it was Weston that turned the competition into its own highlight reel show at John B. Reilly Field. John Monz’s boys’ and girls’ teams combined for six victories to take both team titles, closing out two days of relay meets across Eastern Mass.

MVC Boys Cross Country: O'Donnell makes Methuen a threat Aug 30, 2012

Outlook: A young Chelmsford team came on strong late last year and may be ready to challenge powerhouse Lowell. Methuen, which was an uncharacteristic 5-5 last year, should be improved and the Rangers feature one of the top runners in the state in senior Mike O’Donnell.

MVC Girls Cross-Country: Haverhill, Andover in Title Hunt Aug 30, 2012

  The Merrimack Valley Conference has enjoyed terrific success over the last decade and that should continue even while the balance of power may be shifting. Haverhill, which was second and fifth, respectively, at the Eastern Mass. Division 1 meet the last two years, remains strong even while its numbers have declined. Chelmsford continues to contend but Lowell has taken a step up in recent years and Andover, despite the loss of Maggie Mullins, is on the rise and has moved up to the MVC large division.

D1 Recap: Top Seeds Don't Disappoint Mike Miller May 28, 2012

Dominance. How can one school with different coaches produce two dominating performances on the same day at the same meet? Perhaps it was a fluke coincidence. Perhaps it was something in the water. Or, perhaps it's the tradition of track and field at a school with three Hall of Fame Coaches and dozens of state meet trophies in the trophy case. That school is Newton North. And to the surprise of virtually nobody at Durfee High School on Sunday, that double was performed by Jim Blackburn's Tigers (64) and Joe Tranchita's Lady Tigers (95.5). Acton-Boxboro, meanwhile, took runner-up in both meets (55 for the boys, 62 the girls), with Lincoln-Sudbury (45 boys, 56 girls) taking 3rd in both as well.

D1: It's All Newton North ! May 28, 2012

Eventually, one of these days it has to happen. Newton North’s Carla Forbes will come up short in a track meet.   Forbes showed yesterday at the MIAA Div. 1 Track & Field Championships that it’s not bound to happen any time soon. The Tiger standout erased the meet records in both the triple jump (41-2) and the long jump (19-3-½) on the way to leading Newton North to its second consecutive team title. Joe Tranchita’s crew was nothing short of devastating, putting up a whopping 95.5 points to leave runner-up Acton-Boxboro a distant second with 62 points.   With the medals from the Div. 1 meet collected, Forbes can now concentrate on state meet and the nationals on June 9, where she’ll be looking to add the outdoor title in the triple jump after capturing the indoor title in March.“I definitely think I’m ahead of last year experience wise,” said Forbes. “Our training has been just as consistent as last year. It’s (nationals) going to be a little scary, a little more nerve racking. I have a feeling that there are going to be a lot people who weren’t there (at indoor nationals).

Bailey-Smith Joins 7Ft Club ! Mike Miller May 18, 2012

The 52nd Andover Collins-McIntyre Meet was a rousing success for the juggernaut known as Central Catholic. A favored team coming in on the boys side, it was the girls team that stepped up to help both teams claim victory, as well as the combined scoring, with a whopping 148 points, far ahead of Weymouth and Andover. Andover Coach Peter Comeau, somewhat of a local celebrity, put on a show for the fans, complete with a new Lynx HD Scoreboard, but Central Catholic was able to steal that show with several outstanding performances.

Division 1 State Relays Highlights May 3, 2012 put together this beautiful recap of the Division 1 State  Relays in images. We are hoping to make this a familiar feature in the future. Please feel free to comment at the bottom of the recap. Our special thanks to for their incredible work.

MIAA All-State Indoor Championships Preview Feb 23, 2012

Every event in a state championship provides excitement and drama, but this year the relays may decide the team title. But don't expect to see the same line-ups from last week. Some additional fresh legs --courtesy of athletes that did not qualify in an individual event-- may help the common man become the hero. We watched it happen on Sunday at the Division 1 Championships, and those same teams remain in the hunt this week.

Division 1 Indoor Championships Highlights Feb 19, 2012

Newton North continues to accomplish what is unimaginable to most teams, and this time they may have outdone themselves.  They scored 20 points in the long jump with four different girls contributing to the total.  Most teams would be thrilled to score 20 points in a meet, or have one athlete in the finals of a major division championship.  The depth was on display as a bevy of athletes assumed their role within the program for the greater good of the team.  The entire situation speaks volumes about the character of the athletes and the trust they have in the coaching staff.

MVC teams shine at Clipper Relays Sep 11, 2011

It was a good day for the Merrimack Valley Conference at the Clipper Relays in Newburyport yesterday, with local teams Andover, Methuen and Haverhill leading the way. (via