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sports Performing a cradle from elevator, the varsity cheerleaders keep the crowd on their feet during the Friday September 11 football game. Junior Carli Grylack is caught by her two bases, senior Hunter Cooper and junior Tierra Kelly. Her back-spot is senior Kate Merchant. The cheerleaders are also practicing their stunts for the annual Homecoming routine. In the middle of her 200 yard Individual

Medley, senior Hanna Belden finishes the 50 breast stroke section. She swam 50 yards of butterfly, backstoke, breast stroke and freestyle for the event. The meet was on Tuesday September 22 against Detroit Country Day. Belden placed third out of six swimmers competing - three from each team. This meet left the Swim & Dive team with a 4-0 winning streak in dual meets.



Fall sports teams practice hard in order to compete at a higher level

Sophomore Victoria Violassi listens to head swim coach Dave Zulkiewski during warm up before the September, 22 meet against Detroit Country Day. A 600 yard swim followed by drill 50s warmed the team up before their races. With 12 events, one dive and three relays, the team is able to spread out their talents and compete with depth. Practicing for his next match, sophomore Evan Chen hits the tennis ball over the net to senior Charlie Frank (not pictured). Though he attends International Academy, he is still able to play sports at Andover.

Photos text and design by Madeline McIlhon

Senior Matt Andonian rushes the football down the field at the September 11 home game agianst Ferndale. It was one of Andover’s few runs. The other memorable posession resulted in a touchdown. The football team practices approximately 16 hours per week including game plans, watching films of their practices, and weight training/ conditioning.

Andover Shield September 2009  

The online publication for The Andover Shield newspaper from September 2009.