PC sticksters survive late SCH rally, 7-6

Sports | April 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The meeting between Penn Charter and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in girls’ lacrosse was expected to be a close contest, and that’s the way things shook out last Wednesday. The score was tied three times before the visiting PC Quakers took a three-goal lead with under 10 minutes remaining in the game. […]

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SCH courts dry out for team’s first win

Sports | April 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last Friday, morning rains departed in time for the tennis courts at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy to dry, and thus allowed the Blue Devil racquetmen to claim their first victory of the season. The 6-0 decision over visiting Friends Central School was also the team’s first win under new head coach Karen […]

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GA track tunes up with wet workout

Sports | April 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The weather last Tuesday afternoon was chilly with a little bit of drizzle and a touch of fog. So far, by this spring’s standards that counts as a pretty good day, so Germantown Academy track and field athletes turned out for practice as usual at Carey Stadium. Some were continuing the training […]

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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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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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