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GFA squash coach helps Team USA win an international tournament

Greens Farms Academy squash coach Attila Agh, pictured above at far left, had an interesting summer vacation.

On his list of things he did: Win an international tournament.

Agh has been a coach with U.S. Squash for the past four seasons.

Over the last two years, he has been coaching an …

Posted by john in Boys Squash, Girls Squash on Friday September 22
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GFA softball coach Hunt recalls her trip of a lifetime with her best friend

In the summer of 2001, GFA softball coach Erica Hunt, who is also an upper school math teacher at the school, got to live out every baseball fan’s dream.

She got to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums with her best friend from college, KC Bryan.

While that summer provided …

Posted by john in Softball on Friday September 22
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Running for some hardware

Today, the Dragon Nation Sports Blog does a throw back of only 10 years, a decade ago, when our boys cross country team finished second in New England Division V championship race.

It was the fall of 2007 and pictured, from left, are: Charlie Proctor, Jeffrey Velez Tommy Ross, Michael Pavlis …

Posted by john in Cross Country, Throwback Thursday on Wednesday September 20
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Peltier proves herself to be GFA's ultimate team player

In the future, if a Greens Farms Academy athletic coach ever wants to describe what it means to be a team player to one of their Dragons, they might want to tell the tale of Sarah Peltier.

Peltier is a junior at GFA and at first glance she might appear to be unassuming, just another athlete …

Posted by john in Girls Soccer on Tuesday September 19
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DRAGON CHAT: With Conner Calzone

A few people might have seen Conner Calzone on campus this fall and wondered who the new kid was; save for his twin sister, Hannah that is.

After all, Calzone traded in his trademark glasses for a set of contact lenses for his senior year at Greens Farms Academy, and it’s safe to say he…

Posted by john in Cross Country, Dragon Chat on Tuesday September 19
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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Velgot, Carey earn first-ever honors


The first-ever Dragon Nation Sports Blog Athletes of the Week have been named.

Boys soccer center back James Velgot ’18, above left, wins the honor along with girls volleyball hitter Kirwan Carey ’19, above right.

Velgot, one of the team’s senior captains, was …

Posted by john in Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Athlete of the Week on Monday September 18
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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: A look back at the week in GFA sports

The fall sports season is well under way at Greens Farms Academy with all five varsity sports in action last week.


The Freya Coombe Era began at GFA with a 1-1-1 week under the new head coach.

Kendra Offerman (Bedford, NY) made four saves as the GFA girls soccer team opened…

ALUMNI WEEKEND: Mengel hits the field at Lafayette

Clare Mengel '17 hasn't been gone from the GFA campus for long, but she's already making a pretty impact with her new school -- Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.

The freshman midfielder has played in five of six games this season and has gotten a pair of starts, as well.


Posted by john in Girls Soccer, Alumni Weekend on Saturday September 16
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GFA wrestling 'Tri's' harder than the rest

The GFA Wrestling team got together last weekend to prove that they are more than mat-bound, indoor athletes.

In fact, they proved to be pretty adept at competing by land, sea and, well, tires.

Six members of the team, including Coach Jack Conway, took part in the 2017 Kiwanis Westport …

Posted by john in Wrestling on Thursday September 14
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: When field hockey was played on a field

It was the 1980s when this Dragons field hockey team took the field. How much has changed since the arrival of turf?

The game back then was also played with an offsides rule, if you can believe that.

According to GFA sports historian, and head of middle school athletics Paul Groves, this …

Posted by john in Field Hockey, Throwback Thursday on Thursday September 14
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