After facing multiple rain outs the week prior, Germantown Academy was finally ready to get back into action. In the first round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Tournament, the team showed no ill effects of the long layoff.
Sophomore guard Jaye Haynes '20 has been invited to the USA U17 Basketball Trials and selected to play in the All-City Classic.
The GA baseball team has not played a game since May 15, and that did not officially count since it had to be called after four innings because of the weather. Now the Patriots must prepare for Perkiomen School in the first round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Tournament on May 23.
Points came from every possible direction for Germantown Academy at their Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Championship on May 21. Entering the final few events, the Patriots sat in third place, but ultimately ended the day by edging out The Hill School for a second-place finish.
Head Coach Peter Jennings said he was nervous on the bus ride to The Hill School before the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Championship. However, those worries quickly faded as the team began to compete.
Every year around this time, thousands of student athletes flock to Philadelphia's Schuylkill River to compete in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta. However, amid seemingly never-ending storms, the venue for the world's largest high school regatta was changed to Cooper River. This unforeseen factor could have thrown off some rowers, but not those from Germantown Academy.
The Bucks County Courier Times featured Issy '20 and Abbe '17 Goldstein in a recent track and field notebook.
Senior Kelsey O'Hara was GA's choice for the 2018 Girls Inter-Ac Athletic League Athletic Directors’ Award.
During May 12's Inter-Ac League Championship, it appeared as if no historical mark was safe. The cliché is that records are made to be broken, but after the performances put on by the boys and girls from Germantown Academy, it might take a while for that to happen.
Coaches often speak about about teams peaking toward the end of the season, but rarely does it actually happen. That has not been the case for Germantown Academy, who has reeled off three straight wins.
Many different athletes contributed points when Germantown Academy's girls track & field team competed at the Inter-Ac League Championships on May 12. The Patriots ended up in third place with 91 points, behind only Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (126) and Penn Charter (101).
Head Coach Peter Jennings said that the coaches always score the meets ahead of time to see how how final rankings should play out. He said that after this was done for the Inter-Ac League Championships, the result was a third-place finish. It is a good thing that the events are not done on paper.
Closely contested games have proven to be a mixed bag for the Patriots in 2018. Their matchup with The Academy of the New Church on May 8 was such a game, being decided by only two goals. However, it was the Lions that came away victorious, 7-4.
Just a few competitions remain on the schedule for Germantown Academy's girls track and field team, and that list got shorter after they finished up at the 13th Annual Hoka One One Henderson Invitational on May 4. GA had five finishes in the top 10 and saw an 18-year-old school record get broken at the meet.
A few athletes from the boys track and field team were selected to compete at the 13th Annual Hoka One One Henderson Invitational on May 4. The Patriots performed well at the event, registering seven top-10 finishes. There was no team scoring.
It is time for some spring cleaning and Germantown Academy's softball team knows it. The Patriots started by breaking out the brooms and sweeping the season series with Agnes Irwin School.
Earning two medals and placing seven boats in the finals apparently is not enough to earn a day off for the members of Germantown Academy's crew. Even though they had a good showing at the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association Championships just a day ago, the rowers were back on the water on May 7.
Germantown Academy Athletic Director Josh MacArthur has announced the hiring of Kurt Wetzel as the new Head Coach of Boys Soccer. Wetzel is a 1988 graduate of Germantown Academy and has been a teacher in the Lower School for the past 15 years. Wetzel will provide general oversight to the entire 6-12 boys soccer vertically aligned program.
On May 6 and 7, Germantown Academy's rowers competed in the first of many big races that close out the season. If their performances from those days are any indication of how they will perform in the other events, some room might have to be made in the trophy cases.
Throughout the 2018 season, Germantown Academy's baseball team has shown to be pretty consistent in Inter-Ac League play. Eight such games have been played, with five of them being decided by two runs or fewer. The most recent matchup against Malvern Prep proved to be an outlier, and not one that was in the Patriots' favor.
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