Boys squash

From his spot in the No. 7 slot, Giani Panariello (Westport) won his bracket, helping to lead Greens Farms Academy to the 2017 New England High School Squash runner-up award over the weekend in Portsmouth, R.I.

The Dragons wound up a single point behind the tournament host, Portsmouth Abbey, 52-51, according to head coach Attila Agh.

GFA also had two players advance to the finals of their respective brackets before falling. Duda Voldman at No. 1 fell in three games while Marshall Bessey fell by a 3-2 score at No. 6.

At No. 2, John Selkowitz had the biggest battles and biggest heartbreak. In his semifinal match, he was leading 2-0 before falling in five games.

Then, in the consolation finals, the same thing happened again in a five-game thriller as Selkowitz finished fourth.

Third place showings went to Jack Soper in the No. 3 bracket and Andy McIlvaine (Darien) at No. 4.

Jeb Rooney placed fifth in his No. 5 bracket, giving the Dragons award winners in all seven brackets.

“I’m really proud of the boys,” GFA coach Attila Agh said. “This year, the level of competition was a lot higher and our team played at a much higher level, as well.”

Girls squash

Katie Mackle made it to the finals of the No 1 spot, and lost in four games, 11-8, 11-7, 11-13, 11-7 to cap off a solid effort for the Dragons.

Ellen Burbank won her first two matches, but was defeated in the third round. Lucy Holzinger also won one match.


Competing at the Prep School Nationals in Pennsylvania, two GFA wrestlers came home with victories in a tough a field.

Sam Stuart went 2-2 while battling in the 106-pound weight class while four-time FAA and WNEISWA champ Hans Forland went 1-2 in a very difficult 120-pound field.

Girls basketball

The career of Lexi Kimball, the school’s all-time leading scorer, came to an end with a 49-43 loss to Convent of the Sacred Heart in an FAA quarterfinal.

Kimball scored 21 points and Katherine Marcus scored 13, including a 9-for-10 effort from the line, but it wasn’t enough to stop Sacred Heart’s second-half surge.

Kelly Van Hoesen added four points, Hannah Kozdeba had three and Elyse Kimball had a bucket for GFA.

Lexi Kimball also had seven rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks for the Dragons.