Mount grad Ukogu named Female Athlete of the Year

Sports | March 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

Former Mount St. Joseph Academy rower Chierika Ukogu (’10) was recently named 2016 Female Athlete of the Year by the Schuylkill Navy, the primary organization for amateur rowing in the Philadelphia area and the oldest amateur athletic governing body in the United States. Ukogu, who was a member of the crew at Stanford University, rowed […]

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Mount falls in first round of States

Sports | March 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher “Three quarters of that game was awesome,” summed up first-year Mount St. Joseph Academy Claire Perry following the Magic’s first-round contest in the Class 5A state tournament last weekend. The Magic, the second seed out of PIAA District 1, scored 30 points and Archbishop Carroll, number three in District 12, scored 31 […]

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Many firsts for CHC women this winter

Sports | March 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher It normally takes more than one season for a new head coach to become imprinted upon a basketball program, and in his second year at Chestnut Hill College, Mike West has seen the CHC women’s team come into its own. For the start of the 2015-16 academic year, West, a former Philadelphia […]

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Norwood Basketball completes undefeated season

Sports | March 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

On March 1 the Norwood Fontbonne Academy varsity boys completed an undefeated basketball season in the Catholic Academies League by defeating Waldron Mercy Academy in the CAL championship game, 54-46. It was the first time in 18 years that NFA clinched the crown. Guided by head coach Michael Campbell, the Bears employed a press that […]

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Mount basketball becomes District 1 Runner-Up

Sports | March 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Naturally, the basketball players of Mount St. Joseph Academy were a bit disappointed last Saturday afternoon when they finished second in the District 1 Class 5A tournament, but until pretty recently few people thought the 2016-17 Magic would get close to the district championship game at Villanova University. After last season, the […]

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PC coaches teach lacrosse in Japan

Sports | March 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Penn Charter lacrosse coaches Joey Sankey and Colleen Magarity were fortunate enough to travel to Japan to coach lacrosse last month. Magarity, a graduate of Germantown Academy who played on three NCAA championship teams at Northwestern University, is entering her second season as head coach of the PC varsity girls. Sankey, who […]

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GA girls finish as PAISAA runner-up

Sports | February 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher At the end of two of Pa. Independent Schools “final four” games last weekend, sophomore Rachel Balzer made two big three-point shots for Germantown Academy. The first one, in Friday’s semifinal against Episcopal Academy, came right at the buzzer in a second overtime period, securing a 52-49 victory that moved the third-seeded […]

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Two OT wins earn Mount a spot in state tourney

Sports | February 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Winning both first-round and quarterfinal games in overtime in the PIAA District 1 Class 5A basketball tournament last week, Mount St. Joseph Academy not only got through to the district semi’s, but also locked up a spot in the state tournament later in March. The seventh-seeded Magic started out against one of […]

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Griffin teams struck by GBC Lightning

Sports | February 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Chestnut Hill College basketball fans gathered in Sorgenti Arena last Tuesday evening to watch their Griffins in action on their home court for the final time this season. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a very satisfying experience for the CHC faithful, as first the women and then the men fell to their visiting counterparts […]

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Three area teams in top eight at PAISWT

Sports | February 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

Created with flickr slideshow. by Tom Utescher The grappling groups from Germantown Academy, Germantown Friends, Penn Charter, and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy all trekked out to Malvern Prep last Friday and Saturday to take part in the 2017 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament (PAISWT). In the battle for the team laurels, the only serious challenge […]

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