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 […]


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 […]

Alumni Games

NEWS Reporter I n past years, during Alumni Weekend, Mercersburg Academy has hosted informal sports contests between varsity teams and their alumni. Many students have heard of this custom; however, almost no current students have seen these games take place. Lots of students do not understand why the school has not continued this tradition. Fitness […]

A VOLTing Review

A VOLTing Review

By Jerry Jaime Gomory ’19 NEWS Reporter   T his is the third year that the school is using the personalized athletic program VOLT, seen in a pretty negative light by most students. The program has alternatively been called, “a low-key death trap,” “absolute shit,” “unnecessary,” and “forceful” by students who speak when faculty are […]

Rally In The Valley

Rally In The Valley

By Daphne Valen Sports Editor D uring the week leading up to September 8, there wasn’t a door to be pushed or a bulletin board to be passed on campus without the blue schematic title, “Rally in the Valley,” glaring at you. It wasn’t until Rick Hendrickson’s announcement at lunch Thursday that murmurs were circulated […]