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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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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PC’s Carter signs with Chestnut Hill College

Sports | March 10th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Near the end of the 2019-20 basketball season, one of the top female players at Penn Charter decided to continue her hoops career right here in Northwest Philadelphia. Senior Kait Carter, a 5’10” guard, has signed with Chestnut Hill College, a member of the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. A […]

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Mount basketball finishes up in state tournament

Sports | March 10th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Mount St. Joseph Academy ended its basketball season last Saturday in a first-round game in the PIAA tournament. The third seed out of District 1 in Class 5A, the Magic bowed, 47-41, to another three-seed, District 12’s Archbishop Carroll High School. Mount St. Joe’s, which had been the runner-up in the Athletic […]

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It’s all about family for Penn Charter baseball trio

Sports | March 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Ed Morrone Although it’s one of the oldest sports clichés in the book, family is everything to the Penn Charter baseball team, on and off the field. Take three of the team’s best players heading into 2020 for example. First, there’s junior outfielder/pitcher Jake Siani, whose two older brothers, Mike and Sammy, have been […]

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