Tigers end campaign with loss

Sports | February 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Germantown Friends’ Mike Buckmire knew that last Tuesday afternoon’s game against the Episcopal Academy had the chance to be the last time he donned a Tiger uniform. He might have, in the back of his head, known that it was likely. The Churchmen were recently crowned co-Inter-Ac champs, and the Tigers—though […]

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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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Quakers fight, but Patriots become co-champions

Sports | February 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The final game on the 2016-17 Inter-Ac League girls’ basketball schedule was played at Penn Charter last Tuesday afternoon, and the outcome would affect the final rankings for both the host Quakers and the visiting Patriots of Germantown Academy. PC could wind up with sole possession of third place in the Inter-Ac […]

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Three area schools travel to squash Nationals

Sports | February 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Two weekends ago, male and female racquet swingers from Germantown Friends, Penn Charter, and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy headed up to Simsbury, Conn. for the 2017 U.S. High School Squash Championships, sponsored by Head Penn Racquet Sports. According to their talent and experience, the entering teams were bracketed in different divisions, and while all […]

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PC, SCH girls end season in PAISAA games

Sports | February 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher For the girls of both Penn Charter and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, the basketball season came to an end in their first games in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) tournament, but those two contests played out in very different ways. In the first round of the tourney, there was a […]

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Early SCH lead slips away against Irish

Sports | February 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher For visiting Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, an offensive drought that was accompanied by a defensive letdown set the tone for last Tuesday’s Inter-Ac League basketball contest at the Academy of Notre Dame. The Blue Devils held a one-point edge in the middle of the opening quarter, but then the host Irish bridged […]

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GA Court Dedication

Sports | February 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

With her family and loyal friends of Germantown Academy around her, longtime Patriots girls’ varsity head coach Sherri Retif cuts the ceremonial ribbon at the dedication of a basketball court in her honor in the school’s new field house annex. Just before the event last Friday evening, a victory over Inter-Ac rival Academy of Notre […]

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Mount edged in overtime in league tourney

Sports | February 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The old adage says that it’s very difficult for one team to beat a given opponent three times in succession. Unfortunately for Mount St. Joseph basketball fans, Villa Maria Academy was able to accomplish that feat against the Magic, although it took a free throw late in overtime last Saturday night to […]

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SCH ice hockey clinches playoff berth

Sports | February 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The ice hockey team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy not only honored its seniors at last Wednesday’s home game, it extended their careers. With a 7-2 victory over visiting Pennington School, the Blue Devils clinched the fourth spot for the four-team Independence Hockey League tournament, which had been up for grabs between […]

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