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Expectations high for GFS baseball in ‘08
by Justin Goldman

GFS’ Noah Goodman at bat

Over the last four seasons, the Germantown Friends Baseball team has enjoyed immense success and championships. This season, the expectations remain high as the Tigers set out to defend their championship. Though GFS is the overwhelming favorite to win the league for the fifth straight time, it is not taking anything for granted during its quest.

“We realize that the target is squarely on our backs each time we take the field against a league opponent. But I think one of the advantages to being so successful is the guys have learned to deal with the expectations that are associated with the GFS baseball program. Some of the key ingredients to this programs success are the work ethic, commitment, and passion displayed by the players particularly by our seniors. Each passing year the standard is set and with this group there is no exception,” said head coach Bob Bergholtz in an email.



New stick skippers for Mount, Springside
by TOM UTESCHER

As the world around them comes into bloom this spring, the lacrosse teams at Mount St. Joseph Academy and Springside School are each looking for fresh growth under the care of a new head coach. Wyndmoor’s Lori Ehret has taken over the helm for the Mount Magic, while Mount Airy resident B.J. Zellers is now leading the Lions of Springside.

 

CHC lacrosse jolted by Georgian Court
by TOM UTESCHER

CHC’s Carley Glass (#10) is attacked by Georgian Court’s Jillian Hadfield. In the background are Colleen Harner (#19) and Laura Housel. For more photos visit www.chlocalphotos.com. (Photos by Jimmy J. Pack Jr.)

Even before last Thursday’s Chestnut Hill College lacrosse match got underway in very gusty weather conditions, the game programs had been blown away. In a figurative sense, the same could be said about the Griffins after the contest, as the visiting Lions of Georgian Court University breezed past them, 17-5.

It all started innocently enough, with Chestnut Hill matching the first two markers by the visitors, but then Georgian Court went on an offensive roll that resulted in a 9-2 halftime advantage.

The setback resulted in an overall record of 1-5 for the Griffins, who lost four earlier games by closer scores, and recorded a 19-3 victory over Maryland’s Hood College back on March 9. Georgian Court, which hails from central New Jersey, improved to 2-1 on the season.