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Softball strikes out of the MAPL

Softball strikes out of the MAPL

  By Dylan Bartlett NEWS Reporter   T he 2017 season year will mark the first year that the girls softball team will not compete in the Mid Atlantic Prep League (MAPL). Instead the team is looking to rebuild and develop the team to rejoin the MAPL in the coming years at full strength. Sophmore […]

Ally Armbruster: taking Mercersburg swimming by (blue) storm

Ally Armbruster: taking Mercersburg swimming by (blue) storm

By Hadley Sherbacow Sports Editor   T he beginning of each season brings with it the chance to experience a new sport and a new team. However, this is not the case for seasoned swimmer, Ally Armbruster. Swimming is a lifestyle for Armbruster, who has been competing in the sport since the age of seven. […]

John Leiner revives local sports

John Leiner revives local sports

By Megan McGregor NEWS Reporter   M unicipal Stadium, located in Hagerstown Maryland, is a ballpark that was built in 1930, and is currently home to the local Hagerstown Suns, the Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. It houses one of Maryland’s very few minor league baseball teams and was once a popular hangout […]

Jeremy Schaap:  Sport and the Duty of Conscience

Jeremy Schaap: Sport and the Duty of Conscience

By C.J. Walker and Ryan Geitner NEWS Reporter O n Monday, December 12, the Mercersburg Academy community welcomed ESPN journalist Jeremy Schaap to deliver the Schaff Lecture on Ethics and Morals, continuing the 2016-2017 Monday Evening Lecture Series. Schaap addressed his lecture to an audience of more than 500 in the Irvine Memorial Chapel. However, […]

Alumni Update: Brice Sydnor ’15

Alumni Update: Brice Sydnor ’15

By Nick Nelson NEWS Reporter   As a post-graduate out of Radnor High School in the Philadelphia area, Brice Sydnor ’15 immediately established himself as a do-it-all type of player for the Blue Storm football team. He initially stepped on the field as a receiver and defensive back but soon found himself thrust into the […]

Business of Sport

Business of Sport

By Nick Nelson NEWS Reporter This year a new springboard called The Business of Sports was launched with several seniors excitedly signing up. This springboard is a high energy, interactive, and self teaching course. Most of the assignments revolve around one common theme with flexibility for students to choose the direction which the assignment is […]

Opinions on Kaepernick: Pro or Con?

Opinions on Kaepernick: Pro or Con?

By Chris Fazekas NEWS Reporter PRO   Colin Kaepernick’s actions during a multitude of games has launched a huge debate, beyond just Sports Center. Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the National Anthem has stirred controversy on a national level, bringing the Black Lives Matter movement into the spotlight yet again.   Many view his disrespect […]

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Blue Storm Brings Thunder in Victory over St. James

Blue Storm Brings Thunder in Victory over St. James

By Jane Kistler NEWS Reporter O n Saturday September 10, the Mercersburg Academy football team played against local rival St. James in the stadium of James Buchanan High School. This was the first “under the lights” experience for most of the Mercersburg football players and their fans. Football games “under the lights” have become a […]

Boys lacrosse enjoys first winning season in ten years

Boys lacrosse enjoys first winning season in ten years

By Molly Widdoes NEWS Reporter   The Mercersburg Academy boys lacrosse is having one of its most successful seasons in memory. Thus far, the junior-laden team, despite not having a single senior on the roster, has compiled a 9-5 record, good for their first winning season in ten years. Included in those record nine wins, […]

Rising rap star Smoakley hits campus

Rising rap star Smoakley hits campus

By Chris Adusei-Poku NEWS Reporter H e doesn’t always speak to those around him, but when he does, you will find that Will Oakley is the most interesting man on campus. After spending his senior season playing baseball in the DC area, Oakley decided to attend Mercersburg in order to strengthen his academics and increase […]