Germantown Academy basketball finds itself in its first rebuild in a half-decade

Sports | January 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt There’s no way around it: Germantown Academy basketball is finally rebuilding. Not retooling, as it has done on its way to at least a share of the past five Inter-Ac championships. Rather, long-time head coach Jim Fenerty and his cohorts have had to engage in a full-scale, only-one-player-returning-with-varsity-minutes-type rebuild. “I have […]

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Late goal lifts SCH Ice Devils over ANC

Sports | January 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In their first game of the new year, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Ice Devils took a 2-0 lead in the opening period last Wednesday on goals by sophomore Ethan Gyllenhaal and junior Hayden Stephan. Visiting Academy of the New Church slowly climbed back into contention thanks to 12th-grade twins Erik and Daniel […]

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Area basketball teams end 2017 on mixed notes

Sports | January 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt In what has become a pattern, the holiday week was up and down for the area’s Inter-Ac squads. Penn Charter performed with the most aplomb, taking two of three to wrap up its non-league season at 10-4. Last Friday’s win over Friends Central saw Ryan Holmes’ 10-game double-digit scoring streak end, […]

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SCH wrestlers place fifth in 29-team tournament

Sports | January 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Coming off of a 10-0 dual meet performance before their holiday break, the wrestlers of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy placed fifth out of 29 teams last weekend at the long-running Ralph Wetzel Holiday Classic at Hatboro Horsham High School. Piling up 119 points, the Blue Devils jumped up 15 spots from their […]

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Mount basketball enters new year at 7-1

Sports | January 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Ending a decades-old string of appearances in a Conshohocken/Norristown area tournament that originated at the old Archbishop Kennedy and Bishop Kenrick High Schools, Mount St. Joseph Academy hopped the Schuylkill last week to play in the Marple Newtown Holiday Tournament. The change evidently benefitted the Magic, who went past Penn Wood High […]

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SCH splits at holiday hoops tournament

Sports | January 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy gave a good account of themselves at the 2017 Cardinal Classic Basketball tournament last weekend. Facing a very good team from tourney host Upper Dublin High School in last Wednesday’s semifinal round, the Blue Devils fell behind 12-0, but then recovered to trail by as […]

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