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North Andover 10-Year-Old Little League Heads to State Finals

This team is among the four standing, all hoping to clinch the state finals.

Back Row: Kyle Webster, AJ Partridge, Ryan Griffin, Nick Ankiewicz, Trevor Crosby Front Row: CJ Carpentier, Aidan Lynch, Aidan Relihan, Brendan Wolf, Theo Vetere, AJ Lawrence, Austin Hart. Credit: submitted
Back Row: Kyle Webster, AJ Partridge, Ryan Griffin, Nick Ankiewicz, Trevor Crosby Front Row: CJ Carpentier, Aidan Lynch, Aidan Relihan, Brendan Wolf, Theo Vetere, AJ Lawrence, Austin Hart. Credit: submitted
There are only four teams left in the state finals for the state finals in 10-year-old Little League, and the North Andover American team is one of them. 

The team won both districts and sectional championships, vaulting them to the state finals this weekend in Taunton. 

"They’ve worked tremendously hard and it would be well deserved," said Coach Adam Lawrence. 

In district play, North Andover went 5-0, and in the sectional tournament, the ten-year-olds went 2-1 before beating Hamilton-Wenham 11-6 to clinch the championship game this past weekend in Woburn. 

The North Andover National 10-year-old team went 5-0 in a pool play to beat 

North Andover joins Braintree, Medford and Longmeadow in the state finals this weekend, with the first game on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. against Medford National. 

Click here for district scores. 

Click here for sectional scores. 

Click here for state finals. 


tom daniels July 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM
No tryouts, the team was "selected". Check the players and then check the parents' names ....
MikeA July 17, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Here's how it usually goes down. They pick a coach or coaches. There is a selection process that includes the coaches and may also include those that selected the coach. If there are no tryouts, the coaches has seen all the kids play at one time or another (or think they have). Any selection process won't be perfect and its subjective but for the most part it works out pretty well. The fact that the team is doing well indicates most of the best players were chosen (or the best players are so outstanding that it doesn't matter that the best remaining players weren't chosen correctly). If your child is on the bubble or is overlooked for whatever reason, its not the easiest thing to accept. Sorry, it happened to your child.
Ed Lynch July 20, 2014 at 09:55 AM
Mr Daniels Obviously you are misinformed or just very bitter that your child didn't make the team based on your public comment. These kids have worked incredibly hard this year and their success proves that they are the best NA players..... Let's celebrate that success and their hard work instead of making negative comments. Let's remember they are 10.... You should volunteer or coach so you could be better informed. Be well and come to Taunton today at 4pm to watch them in the state final!!

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