GA, PC win at hoops showcase; Mount, SCH don’t

Sports | January 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last Sunday girls’ basketball teams from Germantown Academy, Mount St. Joseph, Penn Charter and Springside Chestnut Hill were all in action on the courts of Jefferson University. Between them, the four schools went 2-2 at the Play By Play Maggie Lucas Classic, named after the former GA star and current WNBA guard. […]

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GA basketball reaches a dozen in the win column

Sports | January 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The girls’ basketball team at Germantown Academy raised its win total to an even dozen last Tuesday, rising to 12-3 overall and 2-0 within the Inter-Ac League after winning on the road at Baldwin School, 63-32. Sophomore Elle Stauffer, with 14 points, and senior Cat Polisano, with 10, led a list of […]

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Wrestling rulebook propels PC past SCH

Sports | January 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher With the outcome in eight of the 14 weight classes decided in last Friday’s Inter-Ac League wrestling opener, host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was leading 31-9, and the Blue Devils were due to pick up six more points when Penn Charter forfeited in the final class, 285 lbs. From the 160 lb. […]

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GFS racquetmen and HLM battle for first win

Sports | January 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher On the squash courts of the Germantown Cricket Club last Wednesday, both the boys of host Germantown Friends and their guests from the Harriton/Lower Merion High School combo team (HLM) were seeking the first victory of the 2017-18 season. With one of the GFS Tigers’ top talents, sophomore Tommy Fournaris, still out […]

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GFS girls’ squash rolls to FSL victory

Sports | January 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Friends Schools League members Germantown Friends and Shipley School have played interscholastic squash for decades, and Friends Central took up the sport a few seasons ago. Now, with downtown Philly’s Friends Select School starting up a program, the four-school standard has been met for squash to become an official interscholastic sport in […]

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SCH tops host Penn Charter in girls’ squash

Sports | January 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The Penn Charter girls prevailed at three of the top four positions, but the racquetwomen of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy proved to have superior depth down the team ladder, overcoming the host Quakers, 6-3, in a match last Thursday afternoon. The SCH Blue Devils, who’d had a tough schedule early in the […]

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PC, St. Philip repeat at NFA Snowball Tournament

Sports | January 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher On one day of its five-day run, Norwood Fontbonne Academy’s Snowball Tournament was suspended due to snowflakes, but after last Thursday’s storm the action resumed with some changes in the schedule. Although the champions were determined by different means than in years past, the winners in 2018 were the same as in […]

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SCH basketball is optimistic despite middling record

Sports | January 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Springside Chestnut Hill basketball sits at 3-7 and just looking at the numbers, the situation doesn’t seem too different than it’s been in recent years. The Blue Devils haven’t won a conference game since 2015, including back-to-back 0-10 runs. The program is just barely scraping out of its nadir, but second-year […]

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