Over the past few seasons, Germantown Academy and The Shipley School have had their fair share of matchups. On Friday, the two teams will once again share the floor in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Tournament semifinal game.
When the first day of the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championships concluded, Germantown Academy Head Coach Jeff Thompson said that he believed the boys team would have a good second day. Thompson's prediction proved to be correct as seven individuals compete in the finals and one relay.
After a successful first day at Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championships, Germantown Academy's girls swimming team returned to the pool on Saturday for day two. The Patriots matched their success from the previous day, and parlayed those performances into a fifth place team finish.
Before the season even started, Germantown Academy Head Coach Solomon Fleckman said that the most important match for the team would come at Prep Nationals. With the season winding down, it is almost time to see how the Patriots perform at that meet. First, however, they had to compete at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Westling Tournament.
After running through the Inter-Ac League regular season slate, Germantown Academy clinched the No. 1 seed and a first round bye in the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association basketball tournament. On Feb. 17, the Patriots were back on the court, facing off against William Penn Charter in the second round of the tournament.
The Patriots are spending the weekend at Franklin & Marshall College competing in the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championship. While Germantown Academy's boys swimming team did not pile up first place finishes, they put together consistent performances and ended the day in 11th place out of 26 teams.
After having 17 days without a competition, the Germantown Academy girls swim team was back in action. The Patriots traveled to Franklin & Marshall College to take part in the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming Championship. Despite the time off, GA showed no ill effects and had multiple swimmers place in the top eight.
Germantown Academy's ice hockey team found themselves in familiar territory on Thursday. The team had navigated the regular season and earned a spot in the Independence Hockey League for the third consecutive year. Unlike the previous two years, the Patriots were able to come out on top, defeating The Pennington School, 6-1.
While the Patriots celebrated a win over Episcopal Academy that gave them a perfect record in the Inter-Ac League, they also celebrated some former players that earned quite an honor. Following the 52-30 win over the Churchwomen, GA recognized the members of their 2009-2018 All-Decade Team.
Germantown Academy played host for the GA Shot Put Invitational for the second time this season. Much like the first event, which was held on Jan. 19, the Patriots saw success as individuals and as a team.
For the second consecutive game, it took Germantown Academy a good amount of time to get their offense rolling. However, once it was up and running, nothing was stopping it. In the final game of the regular season, the Patriots defeated Inter-Ac League rival Episcopal Academy, 52-30.
In their two previous games this season in which they scored under 50 points, the Germantown Academy girls basketball team was 0-2. On Feb. 12, the team was able to buck that trend, pulling out a win in a 44-31 contest against Academy of Notre Dame de Namur.
With only a week remaining before the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) Tournament, some teams may decide to rest up and get themselves prepared. That is not the plan for Germantown Academy. On Feb. 10, the Patriots were in the nation's capital at the "Melee on the Metro" tournament.
After about a two week break, the Germantown Academy co-ed indoor track and field team was back in action on Feb. 10. The group traveled to The Lawrenceville School for the Lawrenceville Quad Meet. There was no team scoring.
Despite having three scorers top double figures during their matchup with Malvern Prep on Feb. 9, GA was unable to pull out a win. The Friars sunk nine three-point shots and outscored the Patriots, 81-69.
By defeating Springside Chestnut Hill 78-48 on Feb. 6, the Patriots claimed a share of the Inter-Ac League title. Days later, Springside Chestnut Hill defeated Academy of Notre Dame De Namur, giving GA sole possession of the league title.
If Germantown Academy wants to win the Inter-Ac League Title, Andrew Miao '18 will be a large part of it. Miao's eight goals rank fourth on the team, but his game does not end there.
After suffering their first duel-meet loss of the season to Malvern Prep on Feb. 2, Germantown Academy bounced back against Academy of the New Church on Feb. 7. A total of 11 GA athletes won their individual matchups and that parlayed into a 62-15 win.
Germantown Academy entered it's game against The Pennington School having reeled off three straight wins and averaging 57 points per game during that span. Against the Red Raiders -- a team on a six-game streak -- the Patriots came up short, dropping the game 63-48.
The girls basketball team was honoring two seniors on Tuesday and thanks to the team's effort, they went out in style. For the sixth time this season, Germantown Academy defeated an opponent by at least 30 points. This time, it happened to be Springside Chestnut Hill Academy who could not stop the Patriots.