January 21, 2013 |
"In terms of getting a Ph.D. without the ability to read print, I can say I learned a lot about perseverance in wrestling. " The drill comes at the end of George School wrestling practices. The Cougars go on a four-minute run, and midway through, Terry Christensen lines them up along a wall. Christensen, an assistant coach, gives the perseverance pep talk, which goes something like this: "Your opponent is breathing really hard. Sweat's running in his eye. He's running on empty.
November 5, 1992 |
Westtown School will open the Friends School League field hockey playoffs tomorrow, facing the George School with the hope of reversing the results of its final regular season game. The Quakers bowed to the Cougars, 1-0, on Tuesday to finish third in the regular season. Westtown ended with a 3-1-2 league record (6-6-2 overall), while second- place George School finished 5-1. Germantown Friends won the regular season championship with a 5-0-1 record and will host fourth-place Friends Central in the other semifinal tomorrow.
October 23, 1995 |
Mom won out over the mud, and Bristol ended up beating host George School, 6-0, in Saturday's nonleague football game. It was Parents Day at George School, and many parents came from out of town to visit and take their children home because the school is on break until tomorrow. That meant Monday wasn't feasible as a makeup date, so the game was played in the heavy rains. "We explained that to Bristol coach George Gatto," George coach John Gleeson said. "Calling it off was not a question.
May 23, 1996 |
George School's regular-season loss to Academy of the New Church cost the Cougars a state boys' lacrosse playoff berth, but they got their revenge last week. On Saturday, George School beat the Lions, 12-6, in the Friends Schools League championship game. Last month, ANC beat the Cougars, 13-12, in overtime to secure its second-place finish in the Northeast Conference, which resulted in a spot in the state playoffs. George School finished third. In the rematch, Cougars seniors Ryan Steel and James Wilson stood out. Steel collected five goals and four assists, and Wilson made 19 saves in goal.
April 24, 1990 |
When an opponent takes the field against Valley Forge Military Academy's lacrosse team, one thing is certain: that foe is going to face a well- disciplined team and a bunch of intensely motivated Trojans who simply won't quit. After all, what more would one expect from a military school? But not every opponent gets an opportunity to see the reverse side of this, such as George School did on Friday in a Northeast League contest. With discipline comes disciplinary action, and the Cougars came out the better for it. With several key players missing from the Trojans' roster because they were "temporarily ineligible," George School ran past Valley Forge, 8-0. Among those missing the action for Valley Forge were midfielder Courtney Rogers, the team's leading scorer with 8 goals in four games, and Steve Grillo, also a midfielder and a senior who lately had seen time as the starting goaltender.
October 9, 1995 |
Penalties, poor special-teams coverage, and more than a half-dozen dropped passes sent the George School to its first defeat of the season Saturday. The miscues prevented the Cougars from capitalizing on five Pennington (N.J.) Prep turnovers in a 6-0 loss. The George School evened its record at 1-1-1. The Red Raiders, who whipped Germantown Academy in their previous game, improved to 2-2. In their 31-12 win at Princeton Day School on Sept. 30, the Cougars allowed two touchdowns on kick returns, but the offense overcame them.
May 21, 1992 |
George School completed a sweep of the Friends School League boys' track and cross-country championships when the Cougars topped Westtown Friends, 103 1/3-97 at last weekend's championship meet at Cheyney University. "That was a sweet one," George School coach Dave Satterthwaite said. "We knew it was going to be close. They beat us by two or three points early in the season. " The Cougars clinched the title before the final event, the 1,600-meter relay, when Rich Gibb won the 3,200 run in 10 minutes, 21.0 seconds.
January 3, 2001 |
Seth Shipon searched high and low for his jump shot through George School's first eight games this season. His efforts, though, were mostly in vain. For Shipon, one of the blessings of the holiday season was the reappearance of the shooting touch that had mysteriously vanished for several weeks. A 5-foot-11 guard, Shipon shot 8 for 11 from the field (3 for 4 from three-point territory) and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line en route to a season-high 21 points as the Cougars upset Upper Dublin, 67-60, Thursday in the championship game of the Dick Dougherty Memorial boys' basketball tournament.
February 25, 1991 |
George School's boys' swim team finished its season at 5-7 with a 52-33 win over host Valley Forge Military Academy on Wednesday. "I'm quite happy with the results of this year," said first-year coach Tom Rogers. "We don't seem to have accurate records for the last couple of years, but it is my understanding that we improved over last year. "It was definitely a rebuilding year. We have good, young talent, and I'm looking forward to the improvements. " The Cougars took 9 of 12 first places against the Trojans, with Chris Krenz, Joe Davidyock and Jason Todor each winning two individual events.
April 29, 1991 |
Until Friday, the girls' lacrosse team at George School was doing everything it was supposed to be doing: beating the weaker teams on its schedule and losing to the stronger ones. Then Westtown School broke the pattern. George School (4-3, 0-1 in the Friends League) led at halftime, but made costly mistakes in the second half, losing 10-9. Although Westtown is by no means a league patsy, Cougars coach Sheilagh Smith had entered the game expecting to win. "It's a big disappointment to me and to our team," she said.