From Andover swimmers to Weymouth runners, it was a season to remember. But when the Andover girls' swim team wins a state championship, everyone joins in the fun. It starts at the edge of town, where police cruisers, with sirens blaring and lights flashing, meet the team bus. From there, it's into the center of town and past the fire department, where every piece of fire and rescue equipment as well as every firefighter on duty line the street to give the team a heroine's welcome. So when the subject was a cover photo for the Globe's Fall All-Scholastic section, there was no question where the girls would go.
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Fernando Baptista's calm and physical style of play led the Whalers to a Division 1 EMass championship in 2010. The Big Three MVP and All-State player pulled off an impressive overtime volley from 25 yards out to send his team to the state title game before eventually falling to Ludlow, 4-1. More
A member of the Coaches Division 1 All-State team, Kaylee Deluga had 301 kills, 81 service aces, and 22 blocks for the season as Barnstable won its 13th state title. The two-time Old Colony League All-Star also plays softball and basketball. Away from school, the honor student plays for the Mass Patriots. More
Peter French, the three-time Hockomock League All-Star and 2010 MVP birdied the 18th hole at Pocasset GC to secure the Division 2 state championship by one stroke. French, who also won the South Sectional with an even par 71, helped lead the South champion Panthers to a second-place finish in the state final. More
Maggie D'Innocenzo led the Golden Warriors to their 11th state title in 12 years. At the Division 1 meet, she won the 200 free and 500 free titles. A week earlier at the North sectionals, she won the 100 breast stroke and 200 IM titles. A high school All-American, she also swims for Crimson Aquatics.More