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The ACADEMY Athletic Report

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One year is 365 days. A season is a lifetime. It takes forever for a season to start, but then it flies by. These are all truths in athletics; and the time during the season and preparing our athletes this past year have both felt like an eternity and a blink. Griffin Madness was the...
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Last weekend of basketball season! As the High School guys wrapped up their last practice yesterday, we reflected on a long year of uncertainty, but improbably we made it to the finish line – punctuated with a trip to the State Semifinals tonight vs Destiny. I truly did not believe we would have the success...
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I am typing this from my couch – the same place, like many of you, that I spent many “work” days last year during the Shelter in Place Order. I would spend time on national calls with other Athletic Directors trying to decide how best to continue or return to play. I would read the...
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It’s Playoff time once again in Oklahoma! The Middle School teams both were in State Tournament action this week. The High School Boys coaches rankings are submitted this week to determine their playoff schedule. And many of the teams will play in a season-ending tournament at MidMoore that is becoming a fun tradition. But it...
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We’ve made it! The Dialectic teams are heading to their State Tournament next week (knock on wood). During this crazy year the cloud of uncertainty hung over the basketball teams constantly. Will we play or won’t we? I told all our team parents at the beginning of their seasons that it wasn’t a matter of...
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It’s been a big, crazy, messy week with all things pandemic going on around us. I have received many nice notes or messages of thanks to our school and Athletic Department for the intentionality that we have shown around Athletics and COVID protocols this year. Did you know that tonight’s Dialectic Boys game was the...
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It’s good to be back and the classes, practices, games, and performances are back on track. We are thankful for the prayerful work of our Board of Governors and Physicians Advisory Group as the school continues to navigate all the activities associated with a school. We are excited for the return of our 3X3 Basketball...
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This past week has once again been a frustrating one amidst the turmoil of 2020. While many of us have enjoyed the snow, it caused yet another set of games to be cancelled or postponed on Tuesday. Our community continues to be supportive and flexible with the last-minute changes, but it is still frustrating, nonetheless....
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Technology and its use have been front and center in our household the past few weeks as we continue navigating parenting during the “COVID-19 Pandemic” phase of the Digital Age. It is tough to balance tech use when your kids live on their devices because of school as well. Just last night I sent my...
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It’s great to be a Griffin! After a two week break our Midtown students returned and there is an electricity in the air because we get to be together. Same for our athletic teams. We are thankful for those in our community that continue to do everything within their power to be as safe as...
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