Sports

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 […]

The Five Tear Plan

By Student NEWS Reporter Postgraduates are an indispensable facet of Mercersburg Academy’s athletic program, giving an edge to teams through their tremendous level of talent and expertise and offering leadership to younger, less experienced athletes. In previous years, PGs have proved these statements true in many ways, and this year is expected to be no […]

The Cutting Edge

Student NEWS Reporter The end of summer and beginning of school mean a week of PGA preseason for their students. The week involves har competition for spots on teams with limited space. A huge turnout for soccer tryouts meant cuts had to be made due to the requirement caps for the thirds, j.v., and varsity […]

IPSL Champions

IPSL Champions

By Anonymous NEWS Reporter         T his spring has been a successful one for the Blue Storm. This is especially the case when referring to the various Independent and Parochial School League (IPSL) championships won throughout the season. The boys varsity lacrosse team recently beat Saint James School to achieve its first […]

Spring Soccer

By Thomas Yonke Sports Editor A s people passing Regents Field (“the turf”) early in the morning or late in the afternoon may have recently noticed, there has been a semi-large group of boys playing soccer. Soccer at Mercersburg Academy is not a spring sport; however, there has been a recent push by the new […]

YOWO – you only walk once.

YOWO – you only walk once.

By Thomas Yonke Sports Editor     L egs. Knees. Hamstrings. If you have been on campus at all this spring, you have noticed wrapped legs, bandaged legs, metallic legs, crutches. With the warm weather and rain, the injuries have also arrived in abundance. Grace Jackson ‘18, Daphne Valen ‘19, Jake Furigay ‘19, Olivia Keller […]

A midspring night’s disaster

A midspring night’s disaster

By Ben Hedstrom NEWS Reporter     A hh, yes, spring time! That time of year when the return of the sun’s warmth coaxes the flowers and animals out of hiding. I couldn’t wait to walk through the woods with birds chirping, trees blooming, and a general feeling of relaxation returning. This seemed to be […]

Alex Nanos

Alex Nanos

By Thomas Yonke Sports Editor   A lex Nanos class of 17’ has achieved a recognition among Mercersburg athletes which once was common but now in the age of sports specialization has become a rare distinction: earning a varsity letter in all three sports seasons. Nanos played for the varsity soccer team in the fall […]

Bryan Morgan: Jack of all trades

Bryan Morgan: Jack of all trades

By Daphne Valen Sports Editor B ryan Morgan ’07, has already made a considerable impact on the community during his first year back at Mercersburg Academy as a teacher, coach, adviser… and fitness mentor. Before his postgraduate year at the Academy, Morgan was already being recruited as a football player from his high school in […]