As the week winds down, there are plenty of important games going on, but the biggest event of all closes out the week.
Here’s a look at this week’s GFA 5:
1 – New England comes to Westport
The Greens Farms Academy wrestling program is hosting the 2019 New England Prep School championship meet inside the Coyle and Bedford Gymnasiums, beginning Friday and continuing into Saturday.
Last week, four of our Dragons—Caleb Seyfried, Nico Provo, CJ Shea and Peter Kane—each won Western New England titles and this weekend they’ll look to up their game even more.
A year ago, Provo and Griffin Seyfried both won New England championships.
2—Celebrating our Seniors
It’s a week full of Senior Day activities with girls basketball slated to go off on Tuesday (weather pending, of course), boys squash on Wednesday, and boys basketball on Thursday.
The girls basketball team is slated to host Hamden Hall at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday. The game likely will be pushed to Wednesday if school is cancelled. Seniors Katherine Marcus, Kelly van Hoesen, Sarah Peltier, Kristiana Modzelewski and Lilah McCormick—along with managers/scorekeepers Lucy Holzinger and Whitney Rintoul will be celebrated.
The next day, boys squash hosts Kingswood Oxford at 3:30 p.m., and three seniors—Marshall Bessey, Patrick Howard, and Luke Hammer and the Panariello brothers, Giani and Piero—will be honored.
In boys basketball on Thursday, it’s five seniors who will be feted before the Dragons’ 4:30 p.m. game against Brunswick. Teddy Brown, Greg Lawrence, Cole Prowitt-Smith, Brady Reynolds and Sam Smith will be the guests of honor.
3—A Big Road Game
On Tuesday—again, weather pending—the GFA boys basketball team is scheduled to hit the road for a game with big FAA playoff ramifications.
The Dragons travel to Hamden Hall for a 4:45 p.m. contest.
If GFA wins, that creates a two-way tie for first place in the FAA between the Hornets and St. Luke’s.
While St. Luke’s has beaten GFA twice, the Storm have split with the Hornets, meaning a coin flip will have to take place for first place.
Regardless of what happens, though, will go into the league tournament seeded third in the FAA.
While there are a couple of head-to-head matches left on tap, GFA Squash is spending the week preparing for its final big tournament of the season—New Englands.
During the Feb. 23-24 weekend, the Dragons boys are headed to St. George’s School in Middletown, R.I., for the New England championships while the girls team heads to Suffield Academy for Class C New Englands.
Mark it on your calendar.
The GFA Fall Sports Winter Banquet is scheduled to be held on Monday, Feb. 25, inside the Bedford.