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The GFA Five: February turns up the heat on Dragons
John Nash

The calendar has turned from January to February, which means things are starting to get serious in the Greens Farms Academy sports wing.

With playoffs closing in, and the postseason beginning for other, here’s a look at some of the big things coming up for the Dragons this week:

1 – The Showdown, Part II

It wouldn’t be February without a big FAA showdown between the Dragons and the St. Luke’s Storm. Come Thursday, the Dragons will head to New Canaan for a road contest with the Storm. The two teams met back on Dec. 5, when St. Luke’s big 7-footer tipped home an offensive rebound put-back for a 51-49 Storm win. This is a vastly different Dragons team, though, one riding a 10-game winning streak heading into Monday’s game against King. Can GFA finally get past this St. Luke’s jinx? Stay tuned.

2 – Oh Captain, Our Kelly

The GFA girls basketball team has consistently gotten points and production out of senior guard Katherine Marcus and sophomore shooter Georgia Grabowski. A third consistent threat emerged last week as senior Kelly Van Hoesen has posted back-to-back big games. She had 14 points and 12 rebounds against Holy Child—her second double-double of the season—and netted a career-high 16 points in a win over Christian Heritage. Van Hoesen will look to build off that with a big road FAA game against Greenwich Academy on Monday and a pair of non-conference games, as well.

3 – Squash heads to next big tournament

Fresh off their efforts as the US Squash High School National Championships in the greater Hartford area this weekend, the GFA squash programs gear up for the FAA championships at the end of the week. The boys head to Brunswick while the girls will head to Sacred Heart-Greenwich.

4 – Wrestling is ready for its alphabet soup tournament

It’s called the WNEISWA Championships, and it’s the second of the three big meets the Dragon wrestlers will be taking part in over this postseason.

Sandwiched between the FAA meet (where GFA finished second to Brunswick) and the New England Championships (which GFA is hosting), the Dragons head into the meet with high hopes and lots of talent.

The meet will be held at Trinity Pawling.

5 – Fencing builds some momentum

There might be only five fencers in the GFA program, but how far they’ve come in Coach Sandra Marchant’s two seasons is impressive. Last week, the fearless five-some swept a weekend match and they’ll be back at it this weekend with a match against Cheshire.