GA grad blazing a trail on court and in class at Penn

Sports | January 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher “Don’t let anyone say you can’t!” It’s been sort of a guiding mantra throughout Kendall Grasela’s life. It inspired her as an athlete growing up to become a basketball standout at Germantown Academy and for the renowned Philadelphia Belles AAU franchise, and also as a student who earned membership in the National […]

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GA grapplers top SCH in Inter-Ac dual meet

Sports | January 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher At Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, last Friday’s Inter-Ac League dual meet was scheduled for a relatively late 6:00 p.m. start, but the event was over quickly. There were a total of eight forfeits and five pins recorded by the Blue Devils and the visiting Germantown Academy Patriots, so only one individual bout […]

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Mount basketball takes shine off Jems, 60-47

Sports | January 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Magic freshman Georgia Pickett (left) and senior teammate Audrey Bryce (right) close in for a double team on the Jems’ Julia Beck. (Photo by Tom Utescher) After a loss to league leader St. Basil’s early last week, Mount St. Joseph Academy got back on the winning track in the Athletic Association of […]

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SCH girls ground Owls for first Inter-Ac victory

Sports | January 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher While Germantown Academy and Penn Charter are battling for supremacy in Inter-Ac League girls’ basketball, other teams are fighting hard to avoid ending up at the opposite end of the league standings. Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Agnes Irwin School were each seeking their first Inter-Ac victory when they met in SCH’s […]

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St. Eleanor girls overpower opponents at Norwood ‘Snowball’

Sports | January 14th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Late last week the weather was too warm for the making of actual snowballs, but it helped Norwood Fontbonne Academy’s 47th Annual Snowball Tournament proceed smoothly through five days of competition. It wasn’t just Mother Nature, but the efforts of organizers and volunteers that made the gathering so successful. In addition to […]

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Norwood boys reach finals of 47th Snowball tourney

Sports | January 14th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The 47th annual Snowball Tournament at Norwood Fontbonne Academy entertained basketball fans for five days last week, and local supporters of the NFA Bears saw their school team advance all the way to the boys’ championship game on Sunday. Norwood ended the first quarter of the finals tied with St. Eleanor School […]

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GA tops PC in battle of Inter-Ac title contenders

Sports | January 14th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher On the medical front, the Germantown Academy girls’ basketball team got hit in the mouth, down at the ankle, in the shoulder, and in the head. These various injuries and ailments meant that the Patriots went into last Tuesday’s important Inter-Ac League contest with Penn Charter without seniors starters Caitlyn Priore and […]

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Two ‘thousand points’ in three minutes as PC tops SCH

Sports | January 7th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher It’s extremely rare to have two basketball teammates reach the 1000-point mark in career scoring in the same game, but last Friday Penn Charter seniors Kait Carter and Carmen Williams did it during the same quarter. Hosting Inter-Ac League rival Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, the Quakers had Williams hit a midrange jumper […]

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SCH, GFS wrestlers end the old year at Wetzel tourney

Sports | December 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last weekend wrestlers from Germantown Friends School and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy made a familiar annual jaunt out to Hatboro High School for the 35-team Ralph Wetzel Holiday Classic. Even when school is in session, both the Tigers and Blue Devils usually have to forfeit at several weight classes in dual meets, […]

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Mount Magic basketball off to a 6-1 start

Sports | December 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Mount St. Joseph Academy’s basketball players dispersed for Christmas after recording significant victories in and out of the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies. On December 19, the Magic defeated AACA rival Villa Maria Academy for the first time in several seasons, winning on their home court against the Hurricanes, 69-59. Hosting a non-league game last […]

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