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June 1, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Germantown Academy's Kiernan McCloskey, a 6-foot-1 junior, has committed to play women's basketball at Lehigh. Last season, McCloskey averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds while helping the Patriots claim their 14th consecutive Inter-Academic League championship. The first-team all-Inter-Ac selection also considered Penn, Princeton and Lafayette, among others.
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January 14, 1988 | By Michael Bamberger, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Malvern Prep Friars visited the well-shoveled campus of the Valley Forge Military Academy Tuesday afternoon and played what their coach called an "untidy" game of basketball. The Friars beat the Trojans 65-50, but the win, and the margin of it, did not please Bud Tosti, whose expectations for his team seem to grow with each victory. They now have 14 of them, against two losses. ("Our real record is 1-0," Tosti said, "only league games matter"). "I don't think mentally we were on top of our game," Tosti said, making specific reference to the seven turnovers the Friars committed in the first half.
SPORTS
November 13, 2006 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Germantown Academy junior Caroline Doty, one of the most sought-after high school basketball players in the country, is scheduled to announce her college choice at a news conference at the school today at 3 p.m. The 5-foot-10 Doty has made visits to Penn State, Maryland, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Tennessee within the last year. She was observed this summer at an AAU tournament in Oregon by some of the biggest names in college coaching, such as Pat Summitt of Tennessee and Geno Auriemma of Connecticut.
NEWS
March 27, 1986 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
Malvern Prep's David DiLucia blitzed through the tough Inter-Academic League as a freshman last year. He lost one regular-season match, rolled 6-0, 6-0 in the league first-singles final, and established himself as one of the bright tennis prospects in the area. "Believe it or not," new Malvern coach John Palumbo said, "last year probably was the worst year he's had in tennis. " Marple Newtown's Alex Unterkoefler won the Central League and District 1 singles titles in 1985.
SPORTS
January 6, 2005 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Freshman Caroline Doty and senior Nicole Finelli combined for 39 points yesterday as six-time Inter-Academic League girls' basketball champion Germantown Academy opened the league season with a 50-28 romp over host Episcopal Academy. Finelli, who has committed to play for Harvard next season, dropped in 18 points, and Doty connected for 21 to give Germantown Academy all the offense it needed. But it was the Patriots' hounding defense that actually put away Episcopal. The Patriots' defense held Episcopal to seven points in the second half to break up what had been a close game.
SPORTS
June 13, 2004 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For next baseball season, Germantown Academy coach Craig Conlin might want to order more lineup cards than usual. One could easily see Conlin having to throw several of those sheets in the trash can after reflexively writing No. 7 and the name of Sean Grieve at the top of the Patriots' batting order. Grieve, a senior pitcher and centerfielder, has been a fixture in Germantown Academy's starting lineup since late in the 2000 season. He joined the regular rotation when he was an up-and-coming eighth grader.
SPORTS
February 8, 2002 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
There is a reason their league schedules end this way, they say. It has become tradition for Notre Dame and Germantown Academy, two perennial powers in the Inter-Academic League, to end their league seasons against each other. Many times, the girls' basketball showdown has determined the league champion. It will again tonight at Germantown Academy. Notre Dame is 22-3 overall, 6-0 in the league. Germantown Academy is 20-4, 6-0. In the Inter-Ac, there is no postseason. That means no league playoff, no district seeding, no PIAA tournament.
SPORTS
December 1, 2006 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
As the Inter-Academic League prepares for another girls' basketball season, Germantown Academy is happy to have a weapon that every other team is trying to contain: Carolyn Doty. Doty, who has orally committed to the University of Connecticut, is one of the best scholastic guards in the nation. The 5-foot-10 junior averaged 14 points per game last season, when the Patriots won their eighth consecutive league championship. Doty also had seven rebounds and four steals a game and shot 80 percent from the free-throw line.
SPORTS
November 14, 2006 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
There was probably no one more relieved than Germantown Academy girls' basketball coach Sherri Retif after her junior standout, Caroline Doty, revealed yesterday that she has orally committed to play for Connecticut. "I remember thinking when she was a freshman and being sought, this could be torture for four years," Retif said of Doty, a two-time all-Southeastern Pennsylvania pick by The Inquirer and a member of the Associated Press' small-school all-state team last season. "Fortunately, Caroline's very grounded.
SPORTS
May 23, 2002 | By Joe Santoliquito INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Germantown Academy senior Joe Mirabile was driven by one goal this season: Return to the Inter-Academic League tennis championship match - and win it. After reaching the final last year, Mirabile lost by injury default when he succumbed to cramps. He has lived with the frustration ever since. Mirabile ended that frustration yesterday by winning the title, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, over Haverford School junior Josh Raff, the tournament's No. 1 seed, at Germantown Academy. Mirabile finished at 29-2 for the season, with his only losses coming to Raff.
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June 1, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Germantown Academy's Kiernan McCloskey, a 6-foot-1 junior, has committed to play women's basketball at Lehigh. Last season, McCloskey averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds while helping the Patriots claim their 14th consecutive Inter-Academic League championship. The first-team all-Inter-Ac selection also considered Penn, Princeton and Lafayette, among others.
NEWS
June 15, 2011 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Conestoga and Spring-Ford prepare to vie for statewide glory in Class AAAA baseball, we wrap up our top-10 tour by taking a look at the area's best outfielders. We have cranked the list up to 15. 1. Dan Denton, Council Rock North, senior. Denton, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound leftfielder and first-team all-Suburban One League National Conference selection, batted .426 with 29 RBIs, 19 runs, 6 home runs, and 5 doubles. After first committing to Bloomsburg, the Newtown resident will head to Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, N.J. 2. Nick Bateman, Malvern Prep, junior.
SPORTS
April 7, 2011 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Since his father starred in basketball at La Salle High and Drexel, Chris O'Brien was expected to follow the same sports path. But when O'Brien began to develop an above-average fastball and quality off-speed stuff, it was clear his future was on the diamond and not the hardwood. "Once my dad realized I was pretty good in baseball, he was fine with me picking one sport and concentrating on that," Chris O'Brien said. O'Brien, a top-notch lefthander ticketed for the University of North Carolina, heads Malvern Prep's bid for the program's first Inter-Academic League championship since 2008.
SPORTS
February 21, 2011 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Faith Christian basketball team has had a lot to celebrate lately, including a belated Christmas. Doug Maurer, the father of Lions starter Rachel Maurer, was diagnosed with leukemia last summer and underwent a bone-marrow transplant the week before Thanksgiving. He was scheduled to go home from the hospital just before Christmas. As a welcome home, the team planned to go caroling at the Maurer home in Sellersville. But complications forced his return to the hospital. After being released again, Maurer got the opportunity to see Rachel play for the first time this season in a senior night game on Feb. 10. Rachel scored a three-pointer right in front of her father in the stands.
SPORTS
December 1, 2006 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
As the Inter-Academic League prepares for another girls' basketball season, Germantown Academy is happy to have a weapon that every other team is trying to contain: Carolyn Doty. Doty, who has orally committed to the University of Connecticut, is one of the best scholastic guards in the nation. The 5-foot-10 junior averaged 14 points per game last season, when the Patriots won their eighth consecutive league championship. Doty also had seven rebounds and four steals a game and shot 80 percent from the free-throw line.
SPORTS
November 14, 2006 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
There was probably no one more relieved than Germantown Academy girls' basketball coach Sherri Retif after her junior standout, Caroline Doty, revealed yesterday that she has orally committed to play for Connecticut. "I remember thinking when she was a freshman and being sought, this could be torture for four years," Retif said of Doty, a two-time all-Southeastern Pennsylvania pick by The Inquirer and a member of the Associated Press' small-school all-state team last season. "Fortunately, Caroline's very grounded.
SPORTS
November 13, 2006 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Germantown Academy junior Caroline Doty, one of the most sought-after high school basketball players in the country, is scheduled to announce her college choice at a news conference at the school today at 3 p.m. The 5-foot-10 Doty has made visits to Penn State, Maryland, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Tennessee within the last year. She was observed this summer at an AAU tournament in Oregon by some of the biggest names in college coaching, such as Pat Summitt of Tennessee and Geno Auriemma of Connecticut.
SPORTS
December 19, 2005 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Caroline Doty, Germantown Academy's sophomore point guard, first found out she was named a preseason high school all-American by Street & Smith magazine at a meeting with her coach, Sherri Retif. Although pleased to be selected, Doty said she didn't realize the significance of her selection by the prestigious national magazine. "Then somebody showed me the [magazine] article and told me that it was big stuff," said Doty, who earned the selection on her impressive debut last season, averaging 15 points a game for the Patriots.
SPORTS
January 6, 2005 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Freshman Caroline Doty and senior Nicole Finelli combined for 39 points yesterday as six-time Inter-Academic League girls' basketball champion Germantown Academy opened the league season with a 50-28 romp over host Episcopal Academy. Finelli, who has committed to play for Harvard next season, dropped in 18 points, and Doty connected for 21 to give Germantown Academy all the offense it needed. But it was the Patriots' hounding defense that actually put away Episcopal. The Patriots' defense held Episcopal to seven points in the second half to break up what had been a close game.
SPORTS
June 13, 2004 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For next baseball season, Germantown Academy coach Craig Conlin might want to order more lineup cards than usual. One could easily see Conlin having to throw several of those sheets in the trash can after reflexively writing No. 7 and the name of Sean Grieve at the top of the Patriots' batting order. Grieve, a senior pitcher and centerfielder, has been a fixture in Germantown Academy's starting lineup since late in the 2000 season. He joined the regular rotation when he was an up-and-coming eighth grader.
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