BGA Closed for Thanksgiving

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BGA Closed for Thanksgiving

The faculty and staff of Battle Ground Academy want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. We also want to remind everyone that the school offices will be closed November 17 through November 25 for the holiday. We will resume normal school hours on Monday, November 26. 
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Greers Win 2018 Tug-of-War!

There’s one day in May at BGA that’s like no other day at any other school in the country. In fact, it’s like no other day even at BGA—it’s TUG DAY.  It’s the day that the whole Upper School treks out Highway 96 West to the Harpeth River and the Greers and Platos each attempt to drag the other into the river’s murky waters. Just who are theses Greers and Platos, what is all this craziness about, and how did it get started? Well, I’ll tell you how it all happened. 

DR. BOYD'S HISTORY OF THE BGA TUG

Win - Loss Record Since 1935

1935: Greer 
1936: Greer
1937: Greer
1938: Plato
1939: Greer
1940: Greer
1941: Greer
1942: Plato
1943: Plato
1944: Greer
1945: Plato
1946: Plato
1947: Plato
1948: Plato
1949: Plato
1950: Plato
1951: Plato
1952: Greer
1953: Greer
1954: Greer
1955: Plato
1956: Greer
1957: Greer
1958: Plato
1959: Plato
1960: Plato
1961-64: No Tug
1965: Plato
1966: Greer
1967: Plato
1968: Greer
1969: Greer
1970: Plato
1971: Greer
1972: Plato
1973: Greer
1974: Greer
1975: Plato
1976: Greer
1977: Greer 
1978: Plato
1979: Plato
1980: Plato
1981: Plato
1982: Plato
1983: Plato
1984: Greer
1985: TIE
1986: Greer
1987: Greer
1988: Greer
1989: Plato
1990: Greer
1991: Plato
1992: TIE
1993: Greer
1994: Greer
1995: Greer
1996: Plato
1997: Plato
1998: Greer
1999: Greer
2000: Plato
2001: Plato
2002: Plato
2003: Plato
2004: Plato
2005: Greer
2006: Greer
2007: Greer
2008: Greer
2009: Plato
2010: Greer
2011: Plato
2012: Plato
2013: Plato
2014: Plato
2015: Plato
2016: Plato
2017: Greer
2018: Greer

80th Victory Goes to the Greers

On Monday, April 30th, the Greers won the 80th BGA Tug across the Harpeth River. It was one of the longest Tug’s in years -- nearly two and a half minutes -- before the Greers ultimately prevailed. The Platos lead the all-time Tug record with 41 wins. The Greers have won 37 times and there are two ties (both happened when the rope broke). With more than 350 students involved, BGA’s annual tug-of-war is one of the largest and oldest tug-of-war competitions in the United States. For the full video of the 2018 Tug, please visit the BGA Facebook page.
    • 75th Anniversary of the Tug Video

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