Mount goes 1-1 in summer ball last week

Sports | July 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Working the early shift in the summer hoops league at the SMG Sportsplex, Mount St. Joseph Academy won a 5:00 PM meeting with Harry S. Truman High School, 45-32, then succumbed 46-35 to Neshaminy High in the following time slot. With a large turnout for summer competition, the Mount has divided its […]

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Teams bunch up in middle of NCAA League

Sports | July 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In NCAA summer league action last week, area women on Team Black and Team Electric Green remained in the playoff hunt, both winning on Thursday evening to become part of a four-way logjam for third place. All four finished the week with records of 6-3, while ahead of them were 8-1 Team […]

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PC summer hoops splits with Boyertown, Gwynedd

Sports | July 17th, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Tom Utescher With out-of-town AAU tournaments in full swing in early July, many basketball teams playing locally in summer leagues operated with depleted rosters last week. In the Gwynedd Mercy Academy League, Penn Charter and each of its two opponents last Tuesday night had important players missing. Knowing a lot of its top talent […]

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Boys’, girls’ programs combine under new SCH A.D.

Sports | July 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Five years ago, all male Chestnut Hill Academy and all-female Springside School officially merged to form Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at the western end of Willow Grove Ave. The two neighboring schools had already been operating a coordinate program for some time, with upper school students enrolled in co-ed classes. The last […]

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Short week for women of NCAA League

Sports | July 10th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The aftereffects of the July 4 holiday were felt in the women’s NCAA league last Thursday, when several teams scheduled to play were no-shows. Two of the teams whose opponents forfeited played each other instead, and the Sky Blue squad that features three Germantown Academy graduates cruised past Team Purple, 77-58. One […]

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GFS alum moving up in coaching profession

Sports | July 10th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher A multi-sport athlete at Germantown Friends School and an All-American basketball guard at Ithaca College (’10), Katherine Bixby has been advancing in the collegiate coaching ranks. She earned her first head coaching job at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. in 2014, and in the middle of June it was announced that she’s […]

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Mt. Airy Stars’ mercy-rule victory keeps hot streak going

Sports | July 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt The Mt. Airy Stars are excited. Why wouldn’t they be? Saturday afternoon, they capped the season with an 18-0, mercy-rule walloping of N.E.O to clinch first place in the Philadelphia County American Legion Baseball League’s regular season standings. The Stars have lost just one game in their last 10 and have […]

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NCAA League starts hitting its stride

Sports | June 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Games in the women’s NCAA league last Thursday ran the gamut from nailbiters to yawners as the league capped off its second week. One of the early contests pitted 2016 Mount St. Joseph grad Caitlyn Cunningham and her Philadelphia University Team Black buddies against an Electric Green Team with players from a […]

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GA summer squad overcomes Crusaders

Sports | June 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Without mustering quite the same number of players it had on hand the previous week for the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer League, Germantown Academy was still able to post a 35-25 victory over Lansdale Catholic High School last Tuesday night. Penn Charter also competes in this league, but the Quakers had no […]

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