GFS’ Wright rows for junior national team

Sports | August 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher For most high school rowers, the season ended near the end of May or, at the latest, in early June at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships. For James Wright, a rising senior at Germantown Friends School, the crew campaign continued right through into August. After competing at the Youth Nationals in […]

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Curtain comes down on 2017 NCAA League

Sports | August 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Team Electric Green, the only franchise featuring area players that was still alive in the NCAA women’s summer league at the start of the final week of competition, reached the end of the line on Tuesday, succumbing 73-56 to top-seeded Team Maroon in the first of the evening’s semifinals. Missing two major […]

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PC grad helps U.S. win Maccabiah gold medal

Sports | July 31st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher For Hannah Fox, 2017 is turning out to be a year of basketball championships. The 5’7″ guard, who is Penn Charter’s all-time leading scorer, was a freshman on the Amherst College team that won the NCAA Division III national championship in March. Last month, her hoops prowess took her to Israel as […]

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NCAA League moves into postseason play

Sports | July 31st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The NCAA women’s basketball summer league made the transition into its playoff phase last week, with the final regular season contests occurring on Tuesday and the quarterfinal round of the league tournament taking place on Thursday evening. Three of the five teams with area players on the roster made the transition. There […]

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Mount hoopsters end SMG summer season

Sports | July 31st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In their final night of SMG Sportsplex summer league basketball, the Mount St. Joseph Academy Magic played two different types of games last Wednesday. The first was an up-tempo, high scoring affair, and the second was somewhat more defensively oriented. Missing some of their top players, the Mounties wound up on the […]

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Mount summer hoopsters edge Council Rock

Sports | July 24th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Tom Utescher In a close contest in the high school summer league at SMG Sportsplex, Mount St. Joseph Academy prevailed over Council Rock North High School last Wednesday evening, 43-41. The two ball clubs were never separated by more than seven points, and that only occurred once, early in the second half. In the […]

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PC’s Fox returns to NCAA League action

Sports | July 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In NCAA League action last Thursday evening, there was a variety of outcomes for three teams with players from the area on their rosters. One was involved in a blow-out, another in a 12-point decision, and the third in a nail-biter in which the losing team had a chance to win in […]

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GA, PC summer squads win close contests

Sports | July 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The summer hoops squads from Germantown Academy and Penn Charter both saw double-digit leads disappear in their games last Tuesday in the Gwynedd Mercy League, but each squad managed to hang on for a victory. GA needed a three-point field goal by junior guard Shannon Topley to overcome Boyertown High School in […]

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Mount goes 1-1 in summer ball last week

Sports | July 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Working the early shift in the summer hoops league at the SMG Sportsplex, Mount St. Joseph Academy won a 5:00 PM meeting with Harry S. Truman High School, 45-32, then succumbed 46-35 to Neshaminy High in the following time slot. With a large turnout for summer competition, the Mount has divided its […]

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Teams bunch up in middle of NCAA League

Sports | July 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In NCAA summer league action last week, area women on Team Black and Team Electric Green remained in the playoff hunt, both winning on Thursday evening to become part of a four-way logjam for third place. All four finished the week with records of 6-3, while ahead of them were 8-1 Team […]

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