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March 13, 2013
Award-winning author William Giraldi is visiting Germantown Academy in Fort Washington through Thursday to work with students during his stay as the school's writer-in-residence. Giraldi, an editor of the AGNI journal at Boston University, is a frequent contributor to publications including the New York Times Book Review and won the Pushchart Prize in 2010 for "Freaky Beasts," an essay on amateur bodybuilding. His first novel, Busy Monsters, chronicles a writer's efforts to win back his ex-fiance.
SPORTS
February 18, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
IF ANYONE wants to resurrect the old "M*A*S*H" TV series, Nick Lindner is ready to star. Well, as long as any future injuries would be fake. During his just-completed senior basketball season at Germantown Academy, the 5-10, 155-pound guard dislocated a finger in practice and then, in games, suffered a sprained wrist along with two sprained ankles (left one each time) and a concussion. How does he feel now? "Never better!" he gushed. "It was awesome!" It was the winning, Saturday night at Malvern Prep, of GA's first championship in the Pennsylvania Schools Independent Tournament.
SPORTS
February 24, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Germantown Academy's girls set a national record in the 400-yard freestyle relay Saturday en route to winning the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at La Salle University. Shannon McKernan, Meagan Dollard, Madison Visco, and Rachel Zilinskas finished the 400 in 3 minutes, 21.63 seconds, surpassing the 3:22.34 mark that GA had set in 2006. Peddie School won the boys' title. The Results BOYS Top 10 teams: Peddie 459.5, Malvern Prep 320, Loyola Blakefield 315, Phillips 253, Haverford School 210, Germantown Academy 191, Penn Charter 180, Cathedral 170, Deerfield 166.5, Mount St. Joseph 129. 200-yard medley relay: 1, Peddie, 1:31.53.
SPORTS
November 24, 2011
Luke Harris has stepped down as Germantown Academy's football coach after six seasons. "It's been an honor to represent my alma mater," he said in a statement. Harris, a member of GA's Class of 1992, posted a 21-35 overall record and a 6-24 mark in Inter-Academic League action. The Patriots went 3-6 overall and 0-5 in the league this season. Harris will remain at the school as a health and physical education teacher. - Rick O'Brien
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Richard Shoulberg was a teenager in Norristown, he said, a coach told him: "Every town in the United States has an Olympian. Unfortunately, they don't all have an Olympic coach. " For the last 57 years, Shoulberg has been that coach for swimmers in Montgomery County, leading David Wharton, David Berkoff, Maddy Crippen, and others to Olympic medals, world records, national championships, and college scholarships. Although he is being retired from the world-class program he created at Germantown Academy, the 76-year-old coach said he had no plans to throw in the towel.
SPORTS
May 30, 2010
Germantown Academy's powerful offense, highlighted by two two-run home runs off the bat of John Citrone, carried the Patriots to the championship of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools baseball tournament with a 14-4 win over Germantown Friends on Saturday at Perkiomen School. The top-seeded Patriots (29-3), who scored in double figures 14 times this season, outscored their four tournament opponents by 52-5. Sean Coyle doubled and tripled, and Greg Guers and Alex Wilson also lined doubles for Germantown Academy, which grabbed an 11-2 lead in three innings.
SPORTS
November 10, 1991 | By Joe Santoliquito, Special to The Inquirer
Someday, say in the year 2091, when the 205th game takes place between Penn Charter and Germantown Academy, there will be a yellowish, dog-eared photo of Courtney Batts stapled to a cardboard background in the main hall of the Penn Charter School. Stenciled in over the smiling Batts holding the Geis Trophy, which is awarded to the MVP of the game, will be the inscription: Nov. 9, 1991, Penn Charter 28, Germantown Academy 11. In the 105th meeting between the two schools yesterday, Batts caught three touchdown passes to help host Penn Charter to a surprising 28-11 victory over archrival Germantown Academy in an Inter-Ac League game.
SPORTS
September 5, 1997 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Malvern Prep is considered a strong contender for the Inter-Ac League football title. As usual. But the Friars, who have won or shared 12 league titles in the last 18 years, should be severely challenged by Germantown Academy, which has one of the city's best backfields. Penn Charter, which shared the title with Malvern last season, was decimated by graduation. Ditto for Episcopal Academy, which lost 16 of 22 starters from last year's 6-3 team. Haverford School, 0-10 last year, will try to regroup behind veteran quarterback Frank DeFazio.
SPORTS
September 13, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the football field, sometimes beauty is in the eye of whichever sideline you're standing on. On Friday, Prep Charter's Karamo Dioubate and Germantown Academy's Kwasi Ampomah clashed like titans, but neither coaching staff could agree on a winner. Dioubate is a 6-foot-4, 278-pound two-way dump truck committed to Penn State. Ampomah is a 6-foot, 210-pound defensive end built for speed. Truth be told, both bested each other plenty. Ampomah and the Patriots, however, got the last laugh.
SPORTS
January 13, 2000 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For the last 14 years, Germantown Academy has provided an alternative to the Delaware Valley Girls Track Association indoor meets in its fieldhouse in Fort Washington. Every other Friday afternoon, teams from the Inter-Academic and Friends Schools Leagues, along with a few PIAA squads, compete in a nonscoring, low-pressure meet. It helps teams with young athletes looking for some success or teams that find it inconvenient to travel to meets at Lehigh or Kutztown Universities.
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SPORTS
May 18, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie and Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITERS
Archbishop Wood's Marisa Browne struck out eight batters Monday in a nine-inning, 4-3 home victory over Archbishop Ryan in Catholic League softball. Alicia Skinner scored the winning run on an error. SOL American. Meghan Smajda, who is pitching with a torn knee ligament, got her first win as visiting Cheltenham beat Springfield (Montco), 3-1. Baseball Angus Mayock knocked in four runs and earned the win as visiting Conestoga defeated Upper Darby, 14-4, in the second game of a doubleheader.
SPORTS
May 15, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Chances are that someone with a name like Blake Target has pretty good aim on the lacrosse field. On Friday, the sophomore attacker for Penn Charter scored three goals to help the visiting Quakers knock off rival Germantown Academy, 11-7. "It's always a really important win against them," he said. "It's a rival in the league. And it was a big one for us going into the Inter-Ac playoffs. " Perhaps Target's most important tally came with just 2.7 seconds left before the half. It gave Penn Charter (5-13, 4-6)
SPORTS
April 28, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Agnes Irwin's Hannah Keating reached 300 career goals in landmark fashion on Tuesday. Keating ripped off seven goals, the last of which was the 300th of her career, and host Agnes Irwin routed Germantown Academy, 22-7, in an Inter-Ac girls' lacrosse game. A senior, Keating is the reigning Nike/Lacrosse Magazine player of the year. Laura Pansini also left an impression on the stat sheet with five goals and five assists. In other Inter-Ac League action: Taylor Ferry and Mikaela Watson each scored four goals and host Springside Chestnut Hill defeated Baldwin, 12-5.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2016
Education High School: Germantown Academy, 1985 Bachelor's degree: Brown University, economics and urban studies, 1989 Master's degree: University of Pennsylvania, regional planning, 1993 Professional highlights A.D. Marble & Co.: Project manager/public involvement specialist, 2003-10 ACT Engineers Inc.: Senior project manager, 2010-12 Political career Whitemarsh Township supervisor: 2007-11 Montgomery County Board...
SPORTS
April 9, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
A pair of juniors, attacker Brad Palmer and midfielder Andrew Towne, registered three goals each for Germantown Academy in its 14-3 nonleague home victory over Hatboro-Horsham. Palmer added an assist, though Justin Connors led the Patriots with three assists in addition to scoring a goal of his own. Jimmy McAfee and Tommy Diver each had two assists of their own and McAfee also registered one goal. Zander Foglia, Ben Garcia, Matt Ho, Jack McHugh, Connor Shallow, and James Thatcher also scored goals for the home team.
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Services will be Saturday, April 23, for Hollis MacVaugh Cheshire, 60, of Malvern, former director of development at Valley Forge Military Academy & College. She died Sunday, March 27, of cancer at home. For the last six years, Mrs. Cheshire, known as "Holly," led the development office at the Wayne school. She was especially adept at fund-raising, sending out scores of handwritten letters with a genuine, straightforward tone that recipients liked, said her daughter, Kate Hollis Plantier.
SPORTS
March 17, 2016
BOYS' BASKETBALL Rk. Team Record 1. Roman Catholic 26-4 2. Neumann-Goretti 26-4 3. Westtown 28-6 4. Plymouth Whitemarsh 28-3 5. Imhotep Charter 24-6 6. Archbishop Carroll 23-4 7. Del-Val Charter 26-5 8. Germantown Academy. 24-6 9. Chester 22-8 10. Ridley 27-3 Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Academy Park (20-8), Central Bucks West (24-7), Episcopal Academy (19-7), Lower Merion (18-10), Simon Gratz (17-10), Spring-Ford (23-8)
SPORTS
February 28, 2016 | By Mark Whited, Staff Writer
Evan-Eric Longino scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half Friday night to lead third-seeded Germantown Academy past No. 2 Hill School, 72-58, in a PAISSA semifinal boys' basketball game at Penn Charter. Devon Goodman added 21 points and Bailey Whitman recorded 11 points. In the other semifinal game, Jair Bolden scored 18 points to aid top-seeded Westtown in a 56-42 victory over No. 4 Episcopal Academy. Najja Hunter contributed 17 points and Mo Bamba added 10 points. Germantown Academy will play Westtown in the championship at 3 p.m. Saturday at Penn Charter.
NEWS
February 17, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
Ten years ago, Germantown Academy teamed with Project HOME to create something unique: a small, top-notch private school for low-income kids in North Philadelphia. With alumni placed in high-achieving prep schools around the region, the Community Partnership School (CPS) is celebrating a decade of success and making plans to expand. "When people ask what I feel are the greatest accomplishments in my time at GA, I always list the Partnership School," said James Connor, who's retiring in June after heading that independent school for 26 years.
SPORTS
February 12, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Kelly Basile hit a free throw with six seconds left to extend Bishop Shanahan's lead to three and the Eagles held on to top Downingtown East, 42-39, on Wednesday night at West Chester East to capture their second-straight Ches-Mont League girls' basketball title. Basile finished with six points, shooting 3 of 6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Ciara Forde scored a team-high 15 points and Devon Adams added 12 points. Inter-Ac. Erin Lindahl scored 14 points to lead Germantown Academy to a second consecutive Inter-Ac title as the visitors defeated Notre Dame, 43-26.
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