CHC women tame Tigers for first lax win

Sports | March 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Chestnut Hill College senior goalie Katie Jo Lang recorded the 500th save of her career, and at the other end of the field the Griffins’ offense held up its end as the women’s lacrosse team notched its first victory of the season last Monday afternoon. Seniors Jacklyn O’Leary and Lea Sanders rang […]

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Many sticksters return for PC girls

Sports | March 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher As the mid-March snow gradually disappeared from area playing fields, Penn Charter’s girls’ lacrosse team launched into its pre-season scrimmage schedule with a large number of returning varsity athletes and a head coach that now has a season of Quakers lax behind her. Although last year’s senior tri-captains will be missed, their […]

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SCH stickwomen engage in Mock trial

Sports | March 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After earlier plans were scuttled by snow in the middle of the month, the girls’ lacrosse team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy had its first trial run under new head coach Kasey Mock last Wednesday afternoon, when the Blue Devils hosted a scrimmage against Springfield High School. After SCH led 10-4 at […]

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CHC men’s lacrosse drains Chargers, 17-9

Sports | March 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher A Chestnut Hill College lacrosse game had been postponed just a week earlier because the Griffins’ victory field was covered by snow, but last Saturday fans in short sleeves enjoyed temperatures above 70 degrees as they watched the CHC men’s team perform. Senior attack Tanner Fisher scored two of his game-high five […]

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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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Local writer wins tennis award

Sports | March 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

The Philadelphia Area Tennis District of the USTA named LOCAL sportswriter Tom Utescher “Media of the Year” for 2016. At the PATD Awards brunch on March 19 in Lafayette Hill, the organization’s High School Coach of the Year award went to Rose Weinstein, coach of the undefeated Inter-Ac League champion varsity girls of Penn Charter. […]

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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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