Penn Charter will look to a deep bench in 2017-18

Sports | December 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After a rough 2016-17 season plagued with roster tinkering, inconsistent play and a 2-8 record in the Inter-Ac, Penn Charter head coach Jim Phillips is trying to take a different tack. “In years past, [us coaches] would try to micromanage every possession,” Phillips said. “We’d really try to run our set […]

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CHC men lead at half, Jefferson Rams rally

Sports | December 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Chestnut Hill College owned a 34-24 halftime lead in last Tuesday’s Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference men’s basketball bout at Jefferson University, which was known as Philadelphia University until recently. In the second period the lead began to slip away from the visiting Griffins, as Jefferson (still the “Rams”) took the lead for […]

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GFS girls split in Germantown Community Tournament

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by Tom Utescher The girls of Germantown Friends came away with a split on their home court last weekend as the school hosted its 28th annual Germantown Community Tournament. In the semifinal round on Friday the Tigers cruised past Parkway Northwest High School for Peace & Social Justice, 34-20, then in Saturday’s championship game GFS […]

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Mount grad’s career night fells CHC in overtime

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by Tom Utescher The women of Chestnut Hill College went up by 10 points early in the second half of last Tuesday’s conference road game, but it was a player who played high school hoops right down the street from CHC that helped host Jefferson University rally to an 81-71 overtime victory. Guard Caitlyn Cunningham […]

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Quakers win boys’ squash square-off at GCC

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by Tom Utescher Visiting Penn Charter arrived for last Thursday’s squash match without one member of its regular line-up, but host Germantown Friends was missing two men for the contest at the Germantown Cricket Club. PC was still able to fill the top three positions with experienced seniors, and the Quakers prevailed against the Tigers, […]

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Penn Charter girls’ squash climbs to 3-0

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by Tom Utescher In girls’ squash, Penn Charter began the new month the same way it ended the old one, winning a non-league match over a Main Line opponent. On Monday the Quakers hopped the Schuylkill to arrive at the Cynwyd Club, where they overcame the combo team from Harriton and Lower Merion high schools […]

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SCH wrestling wins twice in tri-meet

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by Tom Utescher After placing fourth out of 16 teams at Germantown Academy’s tournament on the first weekend of the month, the wrestlers of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy picked up a pair of dual-meet wins on a trip out to Bucks County last Wednesday afternoon. In the first match of a tri-meet at George School, […]

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Blue Devils blow by Germantown Friends, 61-41

Sports | December 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt “We executed,” said Springside Chestnut Hill head coach Julian McFadden following his team’s win over Germantown Friends last Friday. “This time last year, we weren’t doing that. It looked pretty good tonight.” Few could have put it better after the Blue Devils sped their way to a 61-41 victory over GFS. […]

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GA girls pushed to overtime in opener

Sports | December 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Despite the departure of two starters and a third senior from the 2016-17 girls’ basketball roster, Germantown Academy had a lot of talented players coming back. Almost too many, in fact, making for a situation that would have a number of athletes who would start for many other schools serving in reserve […]

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