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October 1, 2009 | By Brian Dzenis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Germantown Friends hosted the centennial anniversary celebration of its soccer rivalry with Moorestown Friends and Friends Select on Saturday, and boys' head coach Matt Zipin said things turned out great, especially since his team won both games. "It's great to celebrate such a long and mutually beneficial series," Zipin said. "We play each other every year, and they're always good, competitive games. " Germantown Friends won the boys' game, 9-0, over Friends Select and the girls' game, 4-0, over Moorestown Friends.
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May 8, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Akiva Goldstein and his Friends' Central teammates aren't complaining that Jesse Biddle has taken his pitching talents to the pro ranks. Still, they enjoyed the challenge of facing the flamethrower whenever he took the hill for Germantown Friends. "It was tough going up against him, but it was also fun," said Goldstein, a senior leftfielder. "You knew you would have to really earn any hit you got. If you did get a hit off him, you felt pretty good about it. " On Saturday against the new-look and young Tigers, the host Phoenix, overcoming a slow start at the plate, scratched out three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to triumph, 9-6, in a Friends Schools League game.
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July 7, 2000 | By Jay Nagle, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Aisha Franke's softball career at Germantown Friends School took her from catcher to shortstop to centerfielder, with brief stops on the pitcher's mound in between. Franke was nothing if not versatile during a standout three-sport, four-year varsity career with the Tigers. Competing in soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and softball in the spring, the 5-foot-6 Franke was a respected fixture on the GFS sports scene, a tireless worker who moved from position to position, sport to sport with equal parts grace and determination.
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February 11, 1991 | By Glenn Berkey, Special to The Inquirer
Westtown School put itself in a good position for postseason action in the Friends School League with a 43-29 road win over Germantown Friends on Friday. "I think they were stunned," said Quakers coach Paul Makovsky. With that win, the Quakers improved to 10-4 overall, 4-1 league, while GFS fell to 12-3, 3-1. "I've got to give the kids credit, because we just came back from a really tough game against Archmere (a 61-41 loss Tuesday)," Makovsky said. "We were really looking forward to this game.
SPORTS
April 24, 2012
Iris Williamson scored five goals and became the all-time career scoring leader in girls' lacrosse at Germantown Friends as the host Tigers downed the Hun School, 17-11, in a nonleague game Monday. The senior captain scored her second goal in the first half to eclipse Betsy Sachs' school record of 196 goals set in 2010. She added two assists and won five draw controls. Williamson, a midfielder who will play at Penn next year, finished the game with 200 career goals and has 30 this season.
SPORTS
September 14, 2011
Germantown Friends freshman Greta Meyer made a strong impression in her first varsity girls' soccer game on Tuesday. Meyer scored the first goal of the game, which proved to be the game-winner, in the Tigers' 4-0 nonleague victory at Agnes Irwin and finished with a three-goal performance. Meyer came off the GFS bench 25 minutes into the contest and scored 7 minutes later. She added two second-half goals, along with a goal by teammate Claire Schmidt. In other nonleague action, Alexa Bowman, a junior, scored the first of her three goals off the opening tap on a 45-yard blast 5 seconds into the game, starting Abington Friends' 3-1 win at Solebury School.
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September 13, 2011
Germantown Friends freshman Greta Meyer made a strong impression in her first varsity girls' soccer game on Tuesday. Meyer scored the first goal of the game, which proved to be the game-winner, in the Tigers' 4-0 nonleague victory at Agnes Irwin and finished with a three-goal performance. Meyer came off the GFS bench 25 minutes into the contest and scored 7 minutes later. She added two second-half goals, along with a goal by teammate Claire Schmidt. In other nonleague action, Alexa Bowman, a junior, scored the first of her three goals off the opening tap on a 45-yard blast 5 seconds into the game, starting Abington Friends' 3-1 win at Solebury School.
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May 6, 2010 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Last year, there were two or three radar gun-wielding scouts and cross-checkers behind the cage when Jesse Biddle was pitching. The number now, with the amateur baseball draft just around the corner, has grown to between 15 and 20. Don't bother asking the high-rising southpaw from Germantown Friends if he is fazed by the recent hoopla. Last summer, he pitched in front of at least 50 to 60 college coaches and pro scouts at USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C. It comes with the territory when you're a 6-foot-5, 235-pound lefthander equipped with a blazing fastball, recently clocked at an eye-popping 94 m.p.h.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News
* ODD MOM OUT. 10 tonight, Bravo. * BECOMING US. 9 tonight, ABC Family. PHILLY'S Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky aren't done with New York. TV writers who explored singles and friendship in "Sex and the City" and took viewers backstage on Broadway in "Smash," the longtime writing partners take a bite out of another Big Apple subculture in Bravo's new comedy "Odd Mom Out. " The show, premiering tonight in back-to-back episodes, stars Jill Kargman, an Upper East Sider who plays an only slightly more outrageous version of herself as a well-off but not super-rich mother of three trying to stay afloat in a sea of affluence.
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June 9, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News
* ODD MOM OUT. 10 tonight, Bravo. * BECOMING US. 9 tonight, ABC Family. PHILLY'S Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky aren't done with New York. TV writers who explored singles and friendship in "Sex and the City" and took viewers backstage on Broadway in "Smash," the longtime writing partners take a bite out of another Big Apple subculture in Bravo's new comedy "Odd Mom Out. " The show, premiering tonight in back-to-back episodes, stars Jill Kargman, an Upper East Sider who plays an only slightly more outrageous version of herself as a well-off but not super-rich mother of three trying to stay afloat in a sea of affluence.
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February 7, 2015 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
What was supposed to be a tightly contested matchup Tuesday afternoon between Friends' Central and Germantown Friends quickly turned into a one-sided affair. De'Andre Hunter and the Phoenix stormed to a 24-5 advantage, silenced the home crowd, and clinched second place and a semifinal-round home game in the Friends Schools League playoffs with a 66-47 romp. "They kind of took our heart out in the first quarter," GFS senior wing guard Ray Leon said. "Losing like that really hurts.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
DAN STERLING , "the guy that brought down Sony," is from West Philadelphia. So wrote 24/7 Molly Eichel on philly.com yesterday. Sterling, you see, is the fella who wrote "The Interview," the film at the center of the Sony hacking scandal. The movie, which now may never be seen, stars James Franco and Seth Rogen as TV journalists tasked with assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un . Sony canceled the theatrical release after hacker group Guardians of Peace threatened an attack on theaters screening the film.
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November 12, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
The Germantown Friends girls' soccer team isn't quite ready to end the best season in program history. Portia McKoy and Greta Meyer scored early goals, and the fifth-seeded Tigers held on for a 2-1 win over No. 4 Episcopal Academy in a PAISAA quarterfinal Thursday in Newtown Square. Schuyler Alig made 10 saves for Germantown Friends, which advanced to the semifinals for the first time in school history. The Tigers (10-5-2) won their first Friends Schools League title on Thursday.
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April 4, 2013 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Greta Meyer scored with .6 of a second left in overtime Wednesday to cap a wild finish for Germantown Friends, as the visiting Tigers rallied to edge Springside Chestnut Hill, 15-14, in nonleague girls' lacrosse. Germantown Friends trailed by two goals with 31 seconds left in regulation before Anna Bezhalr and Grayson Melby scored to tie the game. The Tigers fell behind by a goal with 26 seconds left in overtime before Annie Tyson evened the score and Meyer won the game. The sophomore finished with four goals, all after halftime.
NEWS
March 6, 2013 | By Stephen Braun, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Menendez sponsored legislation with incentives for natural gas vehicle conversions that would benefit the biggest political donor to his reelection, the same eye doctor whose private jet Menendez used for two personal trips to the Dominican Republic, an Associated Press investigation found. The disclosure reflects the latest intersection between the New Jersey Democrat, who is the subject of an ethics inquiry on Capitol Hill, and the Florida doctor involved in a federal criminal investigation.
NEWS
November 10, 2012 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
An administrator of a private school in Brooklyn, N.Y., with a background in science and philosophy will become the next head of Germantown Friends School and the first female to lead the school in more than 140 years. Dana J. Okeson, 48, will assume the post at the Quaker school July 15. The last time Germantown Friends had a woman in charge was in 1869. Okeson, who grew up in Overbrook and is a graduate of Merion Mercy Academy, will succeed Richard L. Wade, who announced a year ago he would retire in June 2013 after leading GFS for 20 years.
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November 9, 2012 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An administrator of a private school in Brooklyn, N.Y., with a background in science and philosophy will become the next head of Germantown Friends School and the first female to lead the school in more than 140 years. Dana J. Okeson, 48, will assume the post at the Quaker school July 15. The last time Germantown Friends had a woman in charge was in 1869. Okeson, who grew up in Overbrook and is a graduate of Merion Mercy Academy, will succeed Richard L. Wade, who announced a year ago he would retire in June 2013 after leading GFS for 20 years.
SPORTS
November 7, 2012
Boys' Soccer DISTRICT 1 CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP New Hope-Solebury 3, Plumstead Christian 0 DISTRICT 1 CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP Holy Ghost Prep 4, Pottsgrove 0 TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Phelps 3, West-Mont Christian 1 Girls' Soccer DISTRICT 1 CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP Christopher Dock 8, Faith Christian 1 DISTRICT 1 CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP Villa Joseph Marie 1, Gwynedd-Mercy 0 (2 OT) NONLEAGUE Agnes Irwin 5, Baldwin 1 Field Hockey DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP Central Bucks South 2, Unionville 1 (2 OT)
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May 20, 2012 | By Tyler Jett, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Germantown Friends baseball coach Tim Gunn handed his boss a championship plaque Saturday, the dramatic end-of-the-season words didn't quite flow. "Tim, I . . . uhhh . . . need to talk to you about one thing," GFS athletic director Katie Bergstrom said, searching for the right words. "I needed to ummm . . . let you know that . . . uhhh . . . " With Gunn distracted, players crept behind him. A couple of them gripped an orange Gatorade tub, filled with water - cold. Splash.
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