Nine Stotesbury finalists among area scullers

Sports | May 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

Created with flickr slideshow.     by Tom Utescher Every year in the middle weekend of May, rowing course on the Schuylkill along Philadelphia’s Kelly Drive becomes the place that launched a thousand ships. Last Friday and Saturday the 91st Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the oldest and largest high school event in high school rowing, encompassed […]

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Three Stotesbury silvers, one bronze for Mount

Sports | May 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher At the Stotesbury Cup Regatta last weekend, Mount St. Joseph had all of its eight boats advance out of the time trials on Friday and into the semifinal round. Five of these Magic vessels went through to the finals on Saturday afternoon, and at the end of the day the Mount came […]

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GA, SCH, PC girls third, fourth, fifth in Inter-Ac track

Sports | May 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Having already become a champion three times over at the 2017 Inter-Ac League Girls Championship Meet, Germantown Academy senior Abbe Goldstein helped create a champion at the very end. Goldstein pulled off a distance “triple” as an individual, setting a new league record in the 3200 after winning the 1600 and 800 […]

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SCH lacrosse led late against Irish

Sports | May 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher With 10 minutes to go in last Wednesday’s Inter-Ac League lacrosse game, there was the possibility that the girls of host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy would pull off an upset. At that stage, the Blue Devils were leading visiting Academy of Notre Dame, 8-7, but starting with the clock showing nine minutes […]

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Charter charges to Inter-Ac boys track title

Sports | May 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Even a track and field squad that dominates its dual meets tends to come back to the pack in a multi-team championship setting. To some extent, that happened to Penn Charter last Monday at the 2017 Inter-Ac League Championships, but not nearly enough to mean much to the other five schools. In […]

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SCH softball finally alone at the top

Sports | May 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Observing the behavior of the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy softball team at the end of last Tuesday’s Inter-Ac softball game, it would have come as a surprise to a casual observer that the Blue Devils had just won the league championship outright for the first time in school history. The SCH players […]

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Three area athletes honored at Inter-Ac awards

Sports | May 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Three area athletes were honored recently at the annual Inter-Ac League gathering where the girls’ athletic directors recognize one outstanding multi-sport athlete from each member school. Among the 2017 recipients were Penn Charter’s Macaul Mellor (center – lacrosse and soccer), Springside Chestnut Hill’s Mason Rode (second from right – lacrosse and field hockey) and Germantown […]

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SCH softball nabs share of league title

Sports | May 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy secured at least a tie for the 2017 Inter-Ac League softball title last Thursday afternoon, cruising past visiting Baldwin School in a 12-0 mercy-rule contest that went four-and-a-half innings. Improving to 13-3 overall, the Blue Devils also raised their league record to 9-1, so with only games against […]

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Norwood stickmen engage BACS in rematch

Sports | May 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The varsity boys’ lacrosse team from Norwood Fontbonne Academy travelled out to Huntingdon Valley last Wednesday for their second meeting this spring with the Bryn Athyn Church School. The first encounter ended in a tie, but as last week’s rematch got underway, Bryn Athyn jumped on top in the first period, 3-0. […]

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GFS upsets Shipley in FSL lacrosse tourney

Sports | May 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Back during the regular season in Friends Schools League lacrosse, the Germantown Friends girls lost an overtime match at Shipley School, 8-7. Last Friday GFS returned to Shipley’s artificial turf complex in Gladwyne for an FSL semifinal contest, and this time the Tigers were missing dominating junior midfielder Celia Meyer, who has […]

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