NCAA League starts hitting its stride

Sports | June 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Games in the women’s NCAA league last Thursday ran the gamut from nailbiters to yawners as the league capped off its second week. One of the early contests pitted 2016 Mount St. Joseph grad Caitlyn Cunningham and her Philadelphia University Team Black buddies against an Electric Green Team with players from a […]

Read More >

GA summer squad overcomes Crusaders

Sports | June 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Without mustering quite the same number of players it had on hand the previous week for the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer League, Germantown Academy was still able to post a 35-25 victory over Lansdale Catholic High School last Tuesday night. Penn Charter also competes in this league, but the Quakers had no […]

Read More >

Young Mount hoopsters make summer debut

Sports | June 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After several years of not participating in a formal summer basketball league, the Mount St. Joseph Academy Magic jumped back into warm weather competition last Wednesday evening, opening night for a large league based at the SMG Sportsplex in Warminster. A relatively young and inexperienced Mount squad that was missing some veterans […]

Read More >

After tough loss, Mt. Airy Stars rebound over Roxborough

Sports | June 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After Mt. Airy concluded Sunday night’s game over Roxborough with a 6-3 win, the mood was distinctly different than that which befell Leeds Field the week prior. If you’ll recall, the Stars got shelled by Loudenslager, 9-2, in a game that featured constant missteps. This Sunday, though, you wouldn’t know it. […]

Read More >

Area collegians start up in NCAA League

Sports | June 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher A number of players with area ties swung into action last Thursday with the 2017 debut of the Philadelphia/Suburban Women’s NCAA Summer Basketball League. The long-running league, which has been stationed at Hatboro’s Kelly Bolish (AAU Renegades) Gymnasium for a number of years now, can trace its origin back into the mists […]

Read More >

PC splits in summer hoops twin bill

Sports | June 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In the Gwynedd Summer League last week, Penn Charter played its two games back-to-back on Tuesday evening, with mixed results. Scoring difficulties in the first half put the Quakers in a deep hole against a good Lansdale Catholic High School squad. The Crusaders didn’t exactly set the scoreboard on fire either, but […]

Read More >

GA shows depth of talent in summer hoops

Sports | June 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher There were a few gaps in the Germantown Academy line-up when the Patriots opened up in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer Basketball League two weeks ago, and the same was true last Tuesday night when the playing venue for the league shifted to the new gymnasium at Montgomery County Community College. On […]

Read More >


Mt. Airy Stars look to rebound after tough loss

Sports | June 12th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After a 9-2 loss to Loudenslager that featured numerous errors, baserunning blunders and frustrating lapses in concentration, the way that the Mt. Airy Stars performed on Sunday could be described as, at the very best, rough. Jeff Istvan, the team’s third base coach and the father of Sam—one of the Stars’ […]

Read More >

Summer hoops start for GA and Penn Charter

Sports | June 12th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The first of the summer basketball leagues for area girls’ teams got underway last week with the start of the 2017 Gwynedd Mercy Academy League. Penn Charter, entering its second year in the GMA warm weather program, was in action on opening night last Tuesday, and the following night there was the […]

Read More >