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Boys Varsity Soccer Kicking It to the Top

By Annika Stewart NEWS Reporter M ercersburg Academy’s boys varsity soccer team has been preparing all season for the upcoming Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament. In the the team’s first, they hosted the George School on November 3, and Blue Storm defeated them by an overwhelming 10-0. Before the game, Head Coach Carl Stensland […]

Girls JV Tennis

NEWS Reporter N o matter in what PGA sport or at what level, it is very rare that a team goes undefeated for its entire season, and this Fall only one Blue Storm sports team succeeded in having a perfect season. The unbeatable JV girls tennis team led by seasoned coach Jeff Cohen achieved a […]

Wifi Cutoffs

NEWS Reporter A t 12:00 a.m. the wifi stutters; it is the first warning sign that whatever Netflix series you are streaming, fan fictions that you are reading, or research that you are doing will come to a screeching halt in exactly fifteen minutes. Overall, this daily routine that forces me to go to sleep […]


NEWS Reporter O When I first applied to Mercersburg, I had a lot of people asking me the same question: “Is Mercersburg a sports centered school?” My opinion wavers when it comes to whether our lives here are designed to be centered on athletics or academics. Usually, I consider Mercersburg to be a fairly balanced […]

Cultural Divide

NEWS Reporter M ercersburg’s student body represents 44 different nations from around the world. That’s at least 44 uniquely fascinating cultures that are all worth celebrating on campus. Even though it is completely possible to do so, the majority of those remain haphazardly represented in a brief announcements at lunch or with culturally incorrect meals […]


NEWS Reporter C ameron Porter ’18 is a current post-graduate here at Mercersburg Academy who will be attending the US Naval Academy next fall. Currently, he is the striker on the Mercersburg boys varsity soccer team and has had a stellar season so far, scoring more than a dozen goals and assisting on several others. […]

Hill Recap

NEWS Reporter S everal buses of Mercersburg Academy students unloaded onto “the bricks of the past” last Saturday. Continuing it Mid-Atlantic Prep League schedule, the Blue Storm — featuring boys and girls soccer (varsity, JV, and thirds), field hockey, football and girls JV tennis. The teams braved through the long day of travel and competition […]

IPSL Championships

NEWS Reporter T he Mercersburg Blue Storm recently achieved immense success in the Independent and Parochial School League, or IPSL. Girls and boys soccer and girls and boys all earned victories to become this year’s IPSL champions. Boys Soccer handily beat St. James School with a score of eight to zero. Also shutting out St. […]


NEWS Reporter W ith the goodbyes of alumni and parents and the tearful au révoir to long weekend, comes the end of fall term. The athletic performances of the past term have set a solid precedent for the next season of competition, demonstrating the level of play that fans hope will continue this winter. As […]

Fish (In and) Out of Water

NEWS Reporter T his past weekend, Mercersburg Academy’s swim team competed in its first meet of the season, the WSY Fall Invitational. The team travelled to Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania not merely to compete, but to bond as a team. The meet was essential, but not simply in regard to performance. “It’s […]