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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For SCH, dominant shooting display by junior guard bright spot in close loss to Episcopal

Sports | January 14th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Ed Morrone Bobby Markey heard the jeers cascade down from the boisterous student section inside Episcopal Academy’s gymnasium on Friday night. Road basketball crowds in the Inter-Ac League can be unrelenting, and Markey’s floppy, disheveled red hair made him an easy target. Every time the junior guard touched the ball, the packed section in […]

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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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GA senior will play lacrosse for University of Michigan

Sports | January 7th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Chestnut Hill resident and Germantown Academy senior Maddie Burns has signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse for the University of Michigan. Burns, who is also a member of GA’s varsity soccer and basketball teams, is a Norwood Fontbonne Academy graduate who plays club lacrosse for Big Four HHH. (Photo and caption by Tom […]

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