Germantown Academy works through youth in the early season slate

Sports | December 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Jonathan Vander Lugt For Germantown Academy, the grind continues as Jim Fenerty’s young Patriots are working through injuries, illnesses, and inexperience. “We’re down five guys,” Fenerty said, after last Wednesday’s loss to St. Joe’s Prep, played at the nearby Thomas Jefferson University East Falls campus (formerly Philadelphia University). “I thought my guys played really […]

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PC Quakers conquered by two tough rivals

Sports | December 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher     At the annual Germantown Academy basketball showcase benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Penn Charter encountered two of the toughest opponents it has faced this season. Although the Quakers came away with losses to undefeated Archbishop Ryan (47-40) and to New Jersey’s Pennington School (63-48) last weekend, facing challenges like these should […]

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GA girls split in own Make-A-Wish event

Sports | December 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher   For spectators watching the Germantown Academy girls at the school’s Make-A-Wish Basketball Tournament last weekend, it was a case of Déjà vu. As in 2016, the Patriots opened up on Friday with a win over a prep school that accepts day and boarding students, and then lost on Saturday evening to […]

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SCH basketball moves back above .500 mark

Featured Post, Sports | December 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Early in the basketball season a pair of victories were followed by a pair of losses for the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, but the Blue Devils broke back into winning territory last Thursday afternoon. Hosting Little Flower Catholic High School, SCH scored the first 13 points of the contest, then […]

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SCH boys squash gets by Gators, 5-4

Sports | December 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher     The boys’ squash teams of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Shipley School haven’t had many close squash matches in recent years, but with SCH graduating a number of key players from last season and with the Gators returning a number of talented young racquetmen, last Monday’s encounter was decided by […]

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Late trey gets Mount past Gwynedd in AACA opener

Sports | December 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Catholic Academies rivals Mount St. Joseph and Gwynedd Mercy Academy seesawed through last Tuesday’s league basketball opener, host Gwynedd leading at the end of the first period, the Mount ahead at the end of the next two, and then Gwynedd moving in front by two points near the end of the fourth […]

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Mount golfers already launching league campaign

Sports | August 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In these parts, the high school golf season starts and ends early, and after just a week of practice, Mount St. Joseph Academy played its first official Athletic Association of Catholic Academies match last Wednesday. The August 23 contest took the Magic to Bucks County and the par-36 front nine at Spring […]

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GFS’ Wright rows for junior national team

Sports | August 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher For most high school rowers, the season ended near the end of May or, at the latest, in early June at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships. For James Wright, a rising senior at Germantown Friends School, the crew campaign continued right through into August. After competing at the Youth Nationals in […]

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Curtain comes down on 2017 NCAA League

Sports | August 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Team Electric Green, the only franchise featuring area players that was still alive in the NCAA women’s summer league at the start of the final week of competition, reached the end of the line on Tuesday, succumbing 73-56 to top-seeded Team Maroon in the first of the evening’s semifinals. Missing two major […]

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PC grad helps U.S. win Maccabiah gold medal

Sports | July 31st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher For Hannah Fox, 2017 is turning out to be a year of basketball championships. The 5’7″ guard, who is Penn Charter’s all-time leading scorer, was a freshman on the Amherst College team that won the NCAA Division III national championship in March. Last month, her hoops prowess took her to Israel as […]

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