Tourneys, Football Playoffs Highlight Weekend Athletics Slate

Friday, October 25, 2019

The first football playoff game in Mercersburg’s long history, a Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship to be crowned on campus, a season-ending volleyball tournament, and a full day of MAPL away contests are part of the Blue Storm’s weekend plans.

(For live updates all weekend, follow @MburgAthletics on Twitter.)

Mercersburg’s football team, in its first season of eight-player football and its inaugural campaign under head coach Andy Brown, compiled a 4-2 regular-season mark and earned the second seed in the inaugural Keystone State Football League playoffs. The Storm hosts Delaware County Christian School in a contest to be played Saturday, October 26, at 3 p.m. (Watch a broadcast of the game live or on demand.)

The survivor faces Perkiomen School next weekend in the first KSFL Championship Game.

Mercersburg’s girls’ varsity tennis team and head coach Eric Hicks welcome the rest of the MAPL to campus Sunday, October 27, for the 2019 MAPL Girls’ Tennis Championship. Individual champions will be crowned in four different singles flights, as well as one doubles flight. Action begins at 10 a.m. at the Smoyer Tennis Center (or, in the case of inclement weather, inside the Hale Field House).

The 2019 Mercersburg Invitational Volleyball Tournament is set for Saturday in the Plantz Courts. In the four-team event comprised of local rivals, the Blue Storm tangles with St, Maria Goretti High School, St. James School, and Bishop Walsh High School. First serve is at 1 p.m., with the championship match pitting the two survivors of semifinal matches.

Also on Saturday, Mercersburg’s boys’ cross country team competes at the PAISAA State Cross Country Championships at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia, and just up the road in Pottstown, Pa., the Storm’s varsity field hockey, boys’ soccer, and girls’ soccer teams (plus JV boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, and girls’ tennis, as well as 3rds boys’ soccer) square off with the rival Hill School. All games are scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

LINK: Live broadcast of field hockey

LINK: Live broadcast of boys’ V soccer

LINK: Live broadcast of girls’ V soccer