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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.
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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.
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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
SPORTS
November 2, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Paul Dooley-to-Dylan Parsons connection has been nearly unstoppable for Springside Chestnut Hill all season. But the seniors outdid themselves Saturday to help the Blue Devils beat visiting Germantown Academy, 35-34, in an Inter-Ac League football game. Trailing by seven with 2 minutes, 30 seconds left, Dooley and Parsons connected for an 89-yard touchdown. If you've followed Springside Chestnut Hill this season, you know what happened next. Just as they did against Father Judge in a similar situation, the Blue Devils went for the two-point conversion instead of kicking the extra point for a tie. Dooley found Parsons again for the go-ahead points.
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May 21, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryan DeWalt and Evan Harkins combined on a no-hitter as 10th-seeded Germantown Academy hit the road Tuesday and eliminated No. 7 Germantown Friends, 3-1, in the first round of the PAISAA baseball tournament. DeWalt struck out four in three innings. Harkins fanned seven in four innings of relief. DeWalt, a Lehigh recruit, exited so that he could pitch in the quarterfinals Thursday at Haverford School. Haverford School 14, Barrack Hebrew 2 - Nick Greco went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs and Bryan Hyland went 3 for 3 with three runs and three RBIs to lead the No. 2 Fords at home against the No. 15 Cougars.
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May 17, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Germantown Academy's Zach Burkhart and Jess Zettlemoyer closed the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association season by claiming gold in the boys' and girls' varsity single, respectively, in the City Championships. The seniors, both on the rise, were back on the Schuylkill on Friday, this time looking to excel for the Patriots in the 89th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta. Under sunny skies and in a strong headwind at the world's oldest and largest high school scholastic event, Burkhart placed sixth in an afternoon time trial in 6 minutes, 22.40 seconds.
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May 13, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
As happy accidents go, Sean Mckee's introduction to lacrosse has turned out to be quite fortuitous. The 5-foot-10 junior goalie might be the backbone of Penn Charter's defense right now, but in sixth grade Mckee was just a kid who couldn't decipher which stick did what. Soccer had been his main sport. When he tried out for the Crooked Crosse Lacrosse Club in Upper Dublin, Mckee said that the coach (Dave Sowers) handed him a goalie's stick because he mistakenly believed Mckee had been a soccer goalie.
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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.
NEWS
April 30, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cameron Leech was Abington's Mr. 100 on Saturday. Hunter Jones took that title Tuesday and added another - Mr. 300. Jones paired two goals with three assists in the Ghosts' 12-2 Suburban One National lacrosse victory over visiting Council Rock North. The Monmouth-bound senior now has 100 points (54 goals, 46 assists) on the season and 301 (157 goals, 144 assists) for his career. Leech, who had four goals Tuesday, has 106 points this season. Freshman goalie Connor Reed made 13 saves.
NEWS
April 22, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Clemson-bound Markeeta Thomas won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.80 seconds Monday and Robeson's girls' track team earned 62 points to claim first place at the Public League Relays at the Germantown Supersite. Robeson also won the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x800 relays. Girls High came in second with 42 points. On the boys' side, Cory Lane won the long jump in 21 feet, 4 inches to lead Northeast (37 points) to first place. Softball Krissy Wentz (four innings, nine strikeouts, no hits)
SPORTS
April 19, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Brady didn't have to do much to get Avon Grove a win Friday afternoon. Really, all he had to do was watch. Brady worked a bases-loaded, walk-off walk to help Avon Grove earn a 3-2 nonleague baseball win over visiting Octorara. After Dan Hazewski struck out the final two batters of the top of the seventh to strand two runners, Luke Ferkler led off the bottom half of the frame with a base hit. Ferkler made it to third after a walk, a sacrifice, and an intentional walk before he scored on Brady's free pass.
NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Episcopal Academy, often fading down the stretch of winnable games, took its lumps last baseball season while going 8-18 overall and 2-8 in the Inter-Ac League. This year, despite their overall youth, the Churchmen are off to a promising start and showing signs they could contend for their first league title since 2000. "We have good leadership and the young kids are pretty mature," said senior catcher and cocaptain Austin Morgan. Friday afternoon, with sophomore lefthander Cameron Van Hoorebeke yielding only two singles and fanning six in five innings, EA breezed past host Germantown Academy, 8-0, in an Inter-Ac contest lasting just under two hours.
NEWS
April 5, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last August, on the next-to-last day of the tryouts for USA Baseball's under-18 national team in Houston, John Aiello's brief pitching stint abruptly went bad. "I threw a curveball and, basically, my elbow popped out," the Germantown Academy standout said. Tests revealed a tear to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, an injury that required Tommy John surgery. It was performed a month later by Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
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March 20, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
PITTSBURGH - It is 30 miles, give or take a shortcut or two, from Nick Lindner's house in Doylestown to the Kirby Sports Center on Lafayette College's campus in Easton. It is 20 miles from his house to Germantown Academy's campus in Fort Washington. Lindner could tie a blindfold over his eyes, settle behind the wheel of his car, and drive those routes safely. He'd know just when he was winding up Route 611 North, hugging the Delaware River's banks, on his way to Easton, and he'd know just when he had to turn left on Tennis Avenue in Ambler so he didn't blow past his high school to the west.
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