Semifinal battle goes against Mount volleyball

Sports | November 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In each of the last two sets in last Monday’s PIAA District 1 volleyball semifinal, host Mount St. Joseph Academy was just a point or two away from a trip to the state tournament. Only the two finalists would be making that trip, and the Magic, seeded second in the district’s Class […]

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SCH football struggles offensively in loss to Penn Charter

Sports | October 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt “We had a chance to play a neighborhood rival, and there is some emotion out there,” said Penn Charter coach Tom Coyle, of the underrated rivalry between his Quakers and the Springside Chestnut Hill Blue Devils. “We knew this was going to be a hard-fought football game.” Since Germantown Academy moved […]

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GA, PC, SCH boys race in Inter-Ac meet

Sports | October 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher At the boys’ Inter-Ac League cross country championship meet last Monday, GA sophomore Matt Sandifer completed the Belmont Plateau course in 17 minutes, 43.1 seconds to record a solid fifth-place finish overall. Unfortunately for supporters of the three league schools on this side of the Schuylkill, he was the only runner from […]

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Mount golf is runner-up at state championships

Sports | October 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher At the PIAA team golf championships held in York, Pa. last Wednesday, District 1 champion Mount St. Joseph Academy improved its state standing from last year, rising from third place in 2016 to become runner-up this time around. The Magic needed every stroke to do it. While District 7 champ North Allegheny […]

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GA volleyball celebrates seniors and league win

Sports | October 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last Tuesday afternoon Germantown Academy stayed on track toward a runner-up finish in Inter-Ac League volleyball. Knocking off the visiting Baldwin School Bears in straight sets, the Patriots raised their record to 12-2 overall, and their 5-2 league mark has them behind league leader Academy of Notre Dame and ahead of third-place […]

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GFS boys, GA girls win Indy Schools meet

Sports | October 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last Saturday afternoon on the Belmont Plateau cross country course, the boys of Germantown Friends School and the girls of Germantown Academy doubled down on their recent league championship victories by winning their races in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools championships. It was the third straight PAIS win for the GFS Tigers, who […]

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GA, PC excel at Inter-Ac girls’ championships

Sports | October 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Germantown Academy and Penn Charter have a long and storied sporting rivalry, but it’s not every year that their girls’ cross country teams are the top contenders for the Inter-Ac League title. After the PC Quakers upset the defending champion GA Patriots in a dual meet and both teams smoked the rest […]

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SCH girls make a run at Inter-Ac soccer title

Sports | October 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In 2016, the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy finished the Inter-Ac soccer season with a record of 4-7-1. Last week, the 2017 Blue Devils put themselves in a position to play for the league championship. At the start of the week, Inter-Ac leader Episcopal Academy owned a mark of 7-2 in […]

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SCH football wins first Inter-Ac game in three years

Sports | October 23rd, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Jonathan Vander Lugt “It was grit, baby, grit,” said Springside Chestnut Hill coach Rick Knox. “It was resiliency.” It turns out that after three calendar years without an Inter-Ac win, that’s what it took to finally send the Blue Devils home with a conference victory. “It feels great. It really does,” Knox went on, […]

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