Area crews start to ramp up at third Flick

Sports | April 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Back from the Easter break and returning to competition on the Schuylkill last Sunday in the third of the Manny Flick/Horvat regattas, area rowers began the final weeks of preparation for the major races in May. This was also when the Flick schedule began to be split into male and female sections, […]

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Rowing rookies pass “Schuylkill 101”

Sports | April 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Every spring, by the end of the third regatta in the Manny Flick/Horvat series just about every first-year rower on area crews has been introduced to racing on the Schuylkill River. This was true again this year, as those rookies who hadn’t ventured out yet in March figuratively (and sometimes literally) got […]

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New GFS baseball coach leading team to strong start

Sports | April 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After a month of false hope from Mother Nature, Germantown Friends baseball, at 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Friends League with wins over Moorestown Friends and Abington Friends, has started about as well as anyone could have hoped. Heading into the season, the Tigers are down 11 seniors from 2017, […]

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CHC stickmen close gap on ranked rival

Sports | April 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher With five minutes remaining in the third quarter of last Thursday’s home lacrosse match, the men of Chestnut Hill College were on the wrong end of a 9-2 score against New York Institute of Technology, the 10th-ranked team in the Division II U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches’ poll. The host Griffins got […]

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Huge swings in score for CHC women’s lacrosse

Sports | April 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The gulf that exists between some women’s lacrosse teams in NCAA Division II was manifested in a pair of Chestnut Hill College games late last week. On Thursday in the nation’s capital, the Griffins polished off the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), 21-5. Back home on Saturday afternoon, CHC itself […]

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PC boys’ lacrosse tested by tough opponents

Sports | April 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After a road trip to Virginia, the boys of Penn Charter played on their home lacrosse field for the first time last Wednesday, taking on the Big Red of Lawrenceville School. The Quakers came back from an early deficit to tie the game at 8-8 in the middle of the third quarter, […]

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More rookies launched for second Sunday of crew racing

Sports | March 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The latest of our recent storms wreaked havoc with scholastic sports schedules in the middle of last week, but the snow had fallen and melted away again by the time that area rowers took to the Schuylkill last Sunday for the second regatta in the Manny Flick/Horvat series. This time Penn Charter […]

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Seniors graduate, young talent arrives for PC

Sports | March 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The theme for Penn Charter’s 2017 softball season might well have been “All’s well that ends well.” The Inter-Ac League championship eluded the Quakers, but they bounced back in postseason play to capture the Pa. Independent Schools title for the third year in a row. A few weeks later, graduation took a […]

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New mentor for young GA sticksters

Sports | March 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In area girls’ lacrosse programs seniors seem to be relatively thin on the ground this spring, and in this regard, Germantown Academy has everybody beat. After graduating five players from last year’s team, the lone senior on the Patriots’ 2018 roster is midfielder Lyndsey Morhardt, who will continue her career at Elon […]

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