Many lopsided bouts as NCAA League launches

Sports | June 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last week women’s basketball action got underway in the Philadelphia/Suburban NCAA Summer League, which got its start many years ago at Chestnut Hill’s Water Tower Recreation Center and now is based outside of Willow Grove. As usual, former high school players from the area, some of whom just graduated earlier this month, […]

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Half-a-dozen Mounties split in summer debut

Sports | June 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The Mount St. Joseph roster was not a long list last Wednesday evening, when the Magic opened play in the SMG Sportsplex Summer Basketball League in Warminster. With only one returning starter (rising junior forward Kelly Rothenberg) among a total of just six players on hand, the Mount lost its first game, […]

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GA, PC girls square off in summer hoops

Sports | June 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The girls’ hoops teams from Germantown Academy and Penn Charter both suffered close losses in their first outings last week in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy summer league. In the last scheduled game of the week, the two traditional Inter-Ac League rivals faced one another, and the GA Patriots prevailed, 41-24, after leading […]

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GA’s summer hoopsters not plentiful, but powerful

Sports | June 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Germantown Academy swung into action in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer Basketball League last Wednesday evening, and fared well despite having only seven active players on hand. In attendance but sitting out for medical reasons were two of the best Patriot athletes, senior shooting guard Rachel Balzer (a George Mason University recruit), […]

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Shorthanded PC girls overmatched in summer debut

Sports | June 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Opening night in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer Basketball League proved challenging for the girls of Penn Charter last Tuesday. A youthful group of just six players showed up for the Quakers’ first game against Lansdale Catholic High School, and then one of them left before the start of the following contest […]

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Lights and Wright win gold at SRAA regatta

Sports | May 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After racing on the Cooper River for the relocated Stotesbury Cup Regatta in the middle of May, area rowers travelled back to Camden over Memorial Day weekend for the Scholastic Rowing Association of America regatta, which has routinely been held on the Cooper in recent years. In the boys’ varsity single, the […]

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Two days, two championships for SCH softball

Sports | May 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Postponements caused by persistent rain this spring compressed a lot of softball action into the final days of the season last week, when the winner of the Inter-Ac League title was finally determined and most of the games in the Pa. Independent Schools tournament were played. Defending Inter-Ac champ Springside Chestnut Hill […]

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All five Mount eights medal at Stotesbury Regatta

Sports | May 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Accustomed to trailering their boats every time they compete, the Mount St. Joseph Academy crew wasn’t bothered last weekend when the Stotesbury Cup Regatta was relocated to Camden’s Cooper River course. It was only the second time in the long history of the prestigious Stotesbury that it was moved off of the […]

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In PAIS opener, SCH stickwomen avenge losses to PC

Sports | May 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher “It’s tough for one team to beat another three times in a row,” said junior Savannah Sweitzer a few days before her Springside Chestnut Hill Academy lacrosse team had its third go-round this season with the Quakers of Penn Charter. The truth in the old adage was borne out by Sweitzer and […]

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Scullers reach finals, win medals at Stotesbury

Sports | May 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher It was a weird, wet Stotesbury Cup Regatta. None of the iconic landmarks usually taken in by visiting crews at the world’s largest high school regatta were anywhere to be seen last weekend. Reacting to rain that arrived on Tuesday and just wouldn’t leave, the organizers decided that the high swift waters […]

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