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Wednesday, October 17 News

Feb. 9 — Greens Farms Academy roundup

The Greens Farms Academy boys’ squash team finished third at the U.S. National High School Squash Division V tournament in Philadelphia last weekend.

The Dragons posted a 3-1 record, capping its third-place finish by notching a 4-3 win over New Canaan. Jack Soper and Giani Panariello earned 3-0 wins in their respective matches at No. 2 and No. 7, singles respectively, by John Selkowitz and Will Mackle took 3-1 victories at slots three and five. The Dragons were close to making the championship match but fell to Tower Hill of Delaware in the semifinals, 4-3.

Selkowitz, Mackle, and Panariello each earned victories for the Dragons. Selkowitz won 12-14, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-8; Mackle won 11-8, 11-13, 7-11, 14-12, 11-9; and Panariello took a 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5 win. Duda Voldman took a game out of the No. 1 slot while Soper was pushed to five games but fell 11-9 in the decider. Earlier in the day, GFA defeated St. Paul's of Maryland by a 4-3 score in the quarterfinals.

GIRLS SQUASH

The Dragons finished seventh out of eight teams at the US National High School Squash Division V championship tournament.

Friends Central pulled out a 7-0 win in the opening round, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Again, playing without two of their top players, the Dragons battled. Fairfield’s Annabelle Kreitler was edged in a heartbreaker at No. 6, falling by an 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 12-14, 15-13 score. Lucy Nelson, playing at No. 4, took a game off her opponent in an 11-8, 4-11, 11-6, 11-7 defeat.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Fairfield’s Greg Lawrence had 20-20 vision on Wednesday, scoring 20 points and grabbing 20 rebounds to lead GFA to a 65-48 win over the Brunswick School. Fairfield’s Cole Prowitt-Smith added 18 points and Henry Holzinger chipped in with 13 to pace the GFA effort.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

GFA put together one of its best overall efforts of the season in a 58-32 win over Christian Heritage. The Dragons raced out to a 34-17 halftime lead and never looked back to improve to 7-9 on the season. Katherine Marcus scored 23 points to lead the effort while Georgie Grabowski tallied 10 points. Kelly van Hoesen added seven more. Elyse Kimball had five points.

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