Mount hoops standout Niekelski commits to Dartmouth

Sports | June 24th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Mount St. Joseph Academy’s basketball team played its final game in early March, appearing in the first round of the PIAA Class 5A tournament. The Magic lost that game, but it turned out even the winners wouldn’t get much farther, as the season was soon ended due to fears over COVID-19. While […]

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SCH grad signs with NWSL’s Washington Spirit

Sports | June 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Meghan McCool’s senior season at the University of Virginia drew to a close last fall in the NCAA tournament. That wouldn’t be the end of the talented forward’s soccer career, though. Last week, the former Springside Chestnut Hill Academy star signed a contract to play professionally for the Washington Spirit of the […]

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CHC announces 2020 class for Athletics Hall of Fame

Sports | May 12th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher New Hall of Fame selection Kelly Dennis is pictured playing tennis for Chestnut Hill College. (Photo by Tom Utescher) Longtime area resident John Sabia, of Lafayette Hill, was recognized as a “benefactor and friend” of Chestnut Hill College as the college recently announced its Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020. A […]

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Top girls’ soccer players make college commitments

Sports | April 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In the world of high school athletics, there is at least some normal activity during the Coronavirus crisis. The top girls’ soccer players at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Penn Charter, both juniors and high scorers for their teams, have made verbal college commitments. JoJo McShane, who led the SCH Blue Devils […]

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Tennis coach Ryan Gargullo returns to Chestnut Hill

Sports | March 23rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After helping the old Chestnut Hill Academy win a string of Inter-Ac League tennis championships while earning individual MVP honors, Ryan Gargullo graduated in 1998 and went on to play for La Salle University. When his formal playing career ended, he held numerous positions as a coach and instructor. Now he’s back […]

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Chestnut Hill Hospital says it is managing supply levels, staff morale as COVID-19 cases rise

News | March 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher To discover how Chestnut Hill Hospital is currently coping with the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the LOCAL contacted Catherine M. Brzozowski, who is the hospital’s Marketing and Public Relations Director and a Chestnut Hill native. The hospital requested that questions be submitted and then answered in writing via e-mail. Obviously, specific cases […]

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A veteran crew returns for SCH boys’ lacrosse

Sports | March 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The boys’ lacrosse team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy appears to be in a good position from a personnel standpoint heading into the 2020 season. Only four members of the 2019 squad graduated, and although a few of last year’s underclassmen transferred out or dropped off the team, this has been more […]

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SCH softball needs to fill big holes in line-up

Sports | March 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Some talented young players will take on key roles this spring for the softball team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, but it will be hard to make up for the loss of a group of very experienced athletes from the 2019 squad. Clean-up hitter and centerfielder Colebe Oliver has graduated, and the […]

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PC girls’ lacrosse is now a seasoned franchise

Sports | March 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The fact that the girls’ lacrosse team at Penn Charter is coming of age is clear just from a glance at the roster. For the past several seasons, a number of freshmen and even some eighth-graders have been listed for the Quakers, but this year just a single ninth grader’s name appears. […]

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Most members of title team back for PC softball

Sports | March 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Penn Charter softball, the undefeated Inter-Ac League champion and Pa. Independent Schools champion in 2019, graduated only two players from last year’s squad. However, Abby Mannion and Abby Quin were both four-year varsity players, and Quinn has gone on to join the team at West Chester University. The Quakers have their pitching […]

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