Winter Sports Starting Up for 2021-2022

Friday, November 19, 2021
Chris Watson ’22

Even before Mercersburg’s winter academic term begins (the first day of winter classes is Tuesday, November 30), Blue Storm athletes and coaches have already started prepping for the winter season with workouts and practices. 

One Mercersburg team—the boys’ varsity basketball squad—even opened its season prior to Thanksgiving with a three-game tournament November 19-21 at Westtown School in West Chester, PA (near Philadelphia). The team’s home opener is set for Friday, December 3, at 7 p.m. against Broadfording Christian Academy as part of the Stuff the Basket Showcase in the Plantz Courts of Nolde Gymnasium.

Information about each of Mercersburg’s winter varsity athletic teams follows:

Boys’ basketball
Head coach: Sean Crocker
Season opener: Friday, November 19, at Westtown School, 6 p.m., West Chester, PA
Home opener: Friday, December 3, vs. Broadfording Christian Academy, 7 p.m.

Girls’ basketball
Head coach:
Paul Sipes P ’22
Season opener: Friday, December 3, vs. St. Paul The Great Catholic School, 3 p.m., Potomac Season Tip-Off/McLean, VA
Home opener: Thursday, January 13, vs. Foxcroft School, 6 p.m.

Diving
Head coach:
Frank Betkowski P ’19, ’21, ’23, ’24
Season opener: Saturday, December 11, at The Hill School, 4 p.m., Pottstown, PA

Boys’/girls’ indoor track & field
Head coach:
David Grady P ’16, ’22, ’25
Season opener: Friday, December 10, 4 p.m.
Home opener: same

Boys’ squash
Head coach:
Ryan Tyree
Season opener: Saturday, December 4, at Reimer’s “Play Around,” Orange, VA
Home opener: Saturday, December 11, Tom Flanagan Tournament, 10 a.m.

Girls’ squash
Head coach:
Ryan Tyree
Season opener: Saturday, December 4, Tom Flanagan Tournament, 10 a.m.
Home opener: same

Boys’ swimming
Head coach:
Glenn Neufeld
Season opener: Friday, December 3, at Potomac Marlins Invitational, 8 a.m., Fairfax, VA
Home opener: Tuesday, January 11, vs. Kiski School, 4 p.m.

Girls’ swimming
Head coach:
Glenn Neufeld
Season opener: Friday, December 3, at Potomac Marlins Invitational, 8 a.m., Fairfax, VA
Home opener: Saturday, January 15, vs. Peddie School, 1 p.m.

Wrestling
Head coach:
Matt Shirk P ’24
Season opener: Saturday, December 4, at St. James Holloway Invitational, 10 a.m., Hagerstown, MD
Home opener: Saturday, December 11, Mercersburg Classic Duals, 10 a.m.


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