It was a huge week last week for GFA athletics and the season heads into the home stretch there are plenty of things to look forward to moving forward.
This week, though, The GFA 5 takes one step back in order to move four steps forward!
1 – Pack the House was Another Rousing Success
Our look back jumps to Friday night when GFA Athletics hosted its annual “Pack the House” night.
This won was extra special because if benefitted something close to home—Horizons at GFA, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Our sports teams also had a successful night, taking three out of four contests held on campus.
The GFA boys squash team kicked the night off with a convincing 7-0 victory over in-town rival Staples.
The girls basketball squad was on point defensively, giving up just 40 points to Cheshire Academy, in a 40-31 loss.
The Bedford Gym was an absolute madhouse, though, as the Dragons wrestling team won the Town Crown trophy by beating cross-town rival Staples.
And to cap the night off the GFA boys basketball team came from behind to beat Redeption Christian Academy by a 70-63 score.
Adding more pomp to the evening was the fact that Dragons senior Greg Lawrence was honored with the 1,000th point of his varisty basketball career, as well.
Now let’s look ahead.
2 – Going Streaking The Other Way
The boys varsity basketball team has put together an eight-game winning streak, but are back on the road for a couple of games this week.
On Wednesday, the 10-3 Dragons will play at Brunswick. Then, on Saturday, they make the trip to Troy, N.Y., for a rematch against Redemption Christian.
Toward the end of Friday’s game things were getting rather intense, so no doubt RCA will be ready for the Dragons on their home court. Saturday’s tip-off is at 3 p.m.
3 – Getting Off the See-Saw
The GFA girls basketball team started the season by winning their first six games.
Since, the Dragons have been on a bit of a see-saw of ups and downs.
A loss, a win, three losses, two wins, two losses.
This week, the Dragons get to head back in the up direction with home games against Christian Heritage on Monday and Holy Child on Wednesday before making a Saturday trek to Kignswood-Oxford for a 1 p.m. start.
The Dragons are 9-6 on the season.
4 – A Well-Deserved Week-Long Rest
The GFA Wrestling team had an intense and eventful 24 hours with the Town Crown victory over Staples on Friday night and then a trip to the FAA Championship, where the Dragons placed second to Brunwick with a 3-1 record.
This week, though, the grapplers get to focus in on one opponent (at Millburn on Saturday) before gearing up for the WNEISWA Championships on Feb. 9.
One week after that, the Dragons get to showcase its wrestling room and the Coyle Gym by hosting the New England championships.
5 – GFA Squash Headed for Nationals
The GFA Squash teams are preparing for the 2019 National High School Championships, to be held Friday and Saturday in the greater Hartford area.
The Boys Varsity team will be opening the day at 10:30 a.m. at Avon Old Farms; the Boys JV will come next at noon at Suffield Academy; and the girls will begin play at 2 p.m. at Trinity College.