St. Philip boys, SCH girls win Snowball tourney titles

Schools, Sports | January 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher There were new champions at Norwood Fontbonne Academy’s long-running Snowball tournament, as the St. Philip Neri School boys team and the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy emerged victorious from last week’s five-day event. St. Philip, a champion in years past, knocked off two-time defending champ Penn Charter in the semifinals, 39-32, […]

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Ice Devils overpowered by defending champ GA

Schools, Sports | January 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was facing its toughest challenge to date when it opened the 2019 portion of the ice hockey season at the Wissahickon Skating Club last Wednesday afternoon. The Ice Devils were hosting Germantown Academy, the undefeated defending champions in the Independence Ice Hockey League. The visiting Patriots, who returned […]

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PC wrestlers pull away from SCH, 50-28

Schools, Sports | January 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last Friday’s dual meet between Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and host Penn Charter began later than usual at 6:00 PM, but it was over relatively quickly. With forfeits in six of the 14 weight classes and pins in five others, the two teams progressed rapidly from the starting weight of 106 lbs. […]

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Unexpectedly, Mount mauled by Pandas in AACA hoops

Schools, Sports | January 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Given the overall results for the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies basketball teams over the first month of the season, it wasn’t surprising that the Mount St. Joseph Magic defeated Merion Mercy, Villa Joseph Marie and Sacred Heart and lost to league leaders Villa Maria and St. Basil. When the Mounties headed […]

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Tigers overcome absences to conquer Conwell Egan

Schools, Sports | January 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Back in school after their holiday break, the girls of Germantown Friends returned to basketball action last week, but not all of the team’s players were back in uniform. The Tigers lacked two of their regular starters on Saturday when they travelled to Bucks County’s Conwell Egan High School, but ultimately this […]

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GA bags Big Easy tourney title, remains unbeaten

Schools, Sports | January 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The Germantown Academy Patriots began the new year in the same manner they’d finished out 2018, remaining undefeated as they won three games in New Orleans to become the champions of the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic. The key game for the Patriots (13-0) was their 52-48 semifinal victory over defending tournament […]

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SCH lads overcome visiting PC squash squad

Schools, Sports | January 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Following the holiday break, the boys’ squash teams at Penn Charter and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy got right back to it on Jan. 3, when the PC Quakers visited the Blue Devils in Chestnut Hill. Neither team had its regular line-up entirely intact for the match, but this probably had little effect […]

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Episcopal pulls away from Blue Devils for league win

Schools, Sports | January 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The girls’ basketball teams from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Episcopal Academy tied for third place in the Inter-Ac League last season, and they came into their first meeting of the 2018-19 campaign with similar overall records, SCH at 3-7 and EA at 3-8. Their current Inter-Ac records differed mainly because the […]

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GA girls win tourney to finish 2018 at 10-0

Schools, Sports | December 31st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Surviving a late rally by defending PIAA state champion Upper Dublin High School to claim a 52-48 victory last Saturday afternoon, the girls of Germantown Academy won Upper Dublin’s Cardinal Classic tournament to finish out the 2018 portion of the season with a record of 10-0. The Patriots rolled past North Penn […]

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PC hoopsters win at Arizona Nike tournament

Schools, Sports | December 31st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In Phoenix, Arizona, Penn Charter’s girls’ basketball team won the championship in the Derrel Kipp division at the 22nd annual Nike Tournament of Champions last weekend. More than 100 teams from around the nation participated, competing in 16-team brackets. As noted on the Local’s website last week, the Quakers opened up with […]

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