SCH skaters make playoffs by avenging ANC loss

Sports | February 11th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy held a Senior Recognition Day ceremony last Wednesday, just before the school’s ice hockey team played its final home game at the Wissahickon Skating Club. After the contest, visiting Academy of the New Church was glad to never have to face the members of the Ice Devils’ Class […]

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GA girls quash Charter challenge, top other Inter-Ac contenders

Sports | February 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last week, Germantown Academy made significant strides toward retaining the Inter-Ac League title in girls’ basketball. In a series of road games in a five-day span, the league-leading Patriots completed home/away sweeps of the three teams closest to them in the Inter-Ac standings. On Tuesday they overcame number three Academy of Notre […]

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Ascendant GFS basketball squad bags third league victory

Sports | February 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After an exhilarating win and a frustrating loss in Friends Schools League basketball competition, Germantown Friends routinely took care of business last Tuesday in a home court contest. Both arriving and departing from GFS, the Falcons of Friends Select School were still looking for their first FSL victory of the season. With […]

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With altered line-up, SCH boys still burn Phoenix

Sports | February 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher While taking on some squash opponents in their own league which are among the top teams in the nation, the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils also plays against schools whose squash programs are relatively new. When Friends Central, not one of the traditional powers in the sport, arrived at SCH last […]

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Mount’s Niekelski reaches 1000 points as a junior

Sports | February 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher With more games on the typical high school basketball schedule than in days of old and with the introduction of the three-point field goal, it’s no longer uncommon to see talented players reach the 1000-point mark in career scoring. What is unusual is to see one do it midway through their junior […]

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Blue Devils girls’ squash chomps Gators, 9-0

Sports | February 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy girls’ squash fans haven’t had to spend a lot of time watching matches this winter. There haven’t been many teams on the schedule that are evenly matched with the Blue Devils, and one way or the other, lopsided bouts up and down the team ladder have caused many […]

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Mount swimmers churn past Wissahickon, 104-80

Sports | January 28th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The Mount St. Joseph Academy swim team captured its fifth straight victory last Thursday afternoon, topping the Trojans of Wissahickon High School, 104-80, despite choosing to forego any team points in the last of the 12 events. Although a Magic quartet actually put up the fastest time in the final race, the […]

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CHC women best Jefferson for fourth straight win

Sports | January 28th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The women of Chestnut Hill College ended the first week of the new year with a record of 3-11, but since then the Griffins have strung together four straight victories, including Tuesday night’s 76-72 win on the road at Jefferson University. From the three-point arc, sophomore Lauren Crim shot eight-for-12 and the […]

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SCH ice hockey ties solid Episcopal squad, 2-2

Sports | January 28th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After two periods in last Wednesday’s game at the Wissahickon Skating club, host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy had a 2-1 edge on one of the top teams in the Independence Ice Hockey League, Episcopal Academy. The visiting Churchmen evened it up in the first minute of the third period, and the deadlock […]

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Charter grapplers take league meet against SCH

Sports | January 28th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher When one watched the action on the mat in many of the individual matches, there didn’t appear to be a great difference between the wrestling teams from visiting Penn Charter and host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Nevertheless, with two weight classes remaining in last Friday’s Inter-Ac League meet, the visiting Quakers were […]

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