Youth Lacrosse Coming in Spring of 2013

By Katherine Stearns, for the Beacon

Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the USA! Boys and girls play this sport, primarily with a stick and a ball. It is usually played in the spring, like softball or baseball. Boys lacrosse is a contact sport, especially at the older ages. Girls lacrosse is a non-contact sport. There are many youth sports […]

Two Andover Students Play In Football National Championship Series

NH crushes RI 32-0

Press release

Ezra Jenifer, an AE/MS sixth grader, and Brandon Wood, an AE/MS eighth grader, participated in the Football University (FBU) National Championship games in Massachusetts on December 1. Ezra plays football as part of Blue Storm Sports, the football league for Andover and the Merrimack Valley school district. Ezra plays middle linebacker on defense and tight […]

Keep Kids In The Game Through The STOP Sports Injuries Campaign

Press release

Leaders at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists (a department of LRGHealthcare) are coming together with other sports medicine and youth organizations to promote the STOP Sports Injuries campaign. The campaign educates athletes, parents, athletic trainers, coaches, and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend, and the […]

NEHSA Provides Sports Activities For People With Disabilities

By Steve Darling, NEHSA volunteer

There is a local organization many people may not be familiar with that is based at Mount Sunapee Ski Resort. Founded by a group of Vietnam War veterans 40 years ago, the New England Handicap Sports Association (NEHSA) has been continuously providing winter sports activities for people with a wide range of disabilities. Additionally, NEHSA […]

Andover Girls Soccer Wins Tournament

By Nicole Donovan, Andover Recreation Committee
Andover Girls Soccer Wins Tournament

The Andover 5th and 6th grade girls and boys played in one more tournament on October 28. The boys played first and came out in fourth place, taking home individual medals. Jack Newton took first in the boys juggling competition. The girls played later in the day and came out on top, scoring eight more […]

Andover Kids Visit Softball Clinic

Andover Kids Visit Softball Clinic

Three Andover girls went to the Jennie Finch Clinic in Manhasset, New York on October 13 and 14. They got to meet Jennie Finch, the 2004 gold medalist and 2008 silver medalist in the Olympics, along with three other Olympic champions on the USA softball team. The girls were involved in many different stations that […]

Andover Runners Impress In New Hampshire Marathon

By Brian Reynolds, for the Beacon

The New Hampshire Marathon is held annually in Bristol on the last Saturday of September. This year marked the 20th edition of this challenging marathon around Newfound Lake. In recent years, to grow the event and showcase the beautiful area, a 10K (6.2 mile) race and a half marathon (13.1 mile) have been added. The […]

Andover Recreation Soccer Wraps Up The Season

By Nicole Donovan, Andover Soccer Director

As October 21 rolled around, so did the end of the Andover Recreation Soccer season. And what a season it has been! Every Saturday morning, there were 20 first and second graders diligently practicing their skills at Blackwater Field with Bruce Clough. The boys and girls learned dribbling and passing skills and ended their season […]

Andover Recreation Basketball

By By Darryl Furtkamp, Andover Recreation Committee

The Recreation League Basketball season will soon be upon us. The league offers instruction and a manageable number of games, approximately 10 or so, for grades one through six. This year, Andover hopes to field teams of co-ed first and second graders, third and fourth grade girls, third and fourth grade boys, fifth and sixth […]

Kearsarge Youth Hockey

Kearsarge Youth Hockey

By Doug Windsor Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association Kearsarge Youth Hockey Association (KYHA) has been providing ice hockey programs for area boys and girls for 35 years. This year’s season is offering early ice at their home rink, Proctor Academy’s Ted Maloney Hockey Rink. KYHA provides USA Hockey certified programs with certified coaches at all levels […]