Top seeds reach championship game in NCAA League

Sports | August 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher As the NCAA women’s summer basketball league moved through the playoff quarterfinal and semifinal rounds last week, the seeding of the top teams held up as number one Team Black and number two Team Maroon advanced into this week’s championship game. These two teams are each entirely staffed by players from two […]

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NCAA summer league moves into playoff mode

Sports | July 30th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last week the women’s NCAA summer league transitioned from the regular season to the playoff phase, with the last originally scheduled games occurring on Tuesday evening, and a tournament play-in round involving the four lowest-ranked teams taking place on Thursday. On Thursday, the top six squads in the 10-team league were idle […]

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Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club names new president

Sports | July 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Will McQuillan The Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club (CHYSC) has a new president. Kenneth Flaxman, a Philadelphia School District teacher and 17-year resident of Chestnut Hill, took the position early this summer after a decade with the organization. He takes the place of Dennis Primavera who helmed the club for 20 years. Flaxman, who […]

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GA ends summer hoops run with victory

Sports | July 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After two weeks off as the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer League paused for July 4 and the week of AAU tournaments that followed, Germantown Academy returned last Tuesday for its final game of the warm weather season. Led by 13 points from rising junior Elle Stauffer, 12 from sophomore Becca Booth, and […]

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CHC-staffed squad wins twice in NCAA League

Sports | July 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In the women’s NCAA League last week, the Kelly Green team that is largely powered by Chestnut Hill College players notched its first two victories of the summer, defeating Team Orange, 62-58, on Tuesday, and topping Team Sky Blue two nights later, 83-60. With just one night of regular-season games remaining, Kelly […]

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Low turn-out for PC as summer ball resumes

Sports | July 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Returning from a two-week hiatus in summer hoops during and after the July 4 holiday week, Penn Charter sailed back into competition in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy League with a skeleton crew. With eight players away on vacation and several veterans injured, the Quakers scraped together the bare minimum of five athletes […]

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Jefferson’s Team Black alone atop NCAA League

Sports | July 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Team Black, the Jefferson University summer franchise that includes Mount St. Joe grad Caitlin Cunningham, was one of three teams in the NCAA League that came off the July 4 break with a 4-0 record. The summer Lady Rams ended last week as the lone undefeated team, first knocking off previously unbeaten […]

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Mt. Airy Stars drop season finale before heading to playoffs

Sports | July 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt First, the positives for Mt. Airy baseball: in their first season playing in the Lower Montco American Legion Baseball League, the Stars will make the playoffs. Mt. Airy ended its regular season at 9-8-1 and will play in the league’s double-elimination tournament starting Wednesday, July 12. Now, the bad: in a […]

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CHC, Jefferson paths diverge in NCAA League

Sports | July 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Two weeks (four games) into the 2018 NCAA women’s summer league schedule, the teams with Chestnut Hill College and Jefferson University players on their rosters have produced very different results. Team Black, consisting entirely of Jefferson athletes including Mount St. Joe grad Caitlyn Cunningham, won its two bouts last week by 48 […]

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Players scarce for GA, PC heading toward holiday

Sports | July 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher With some club basketball tournaments in progress and the off-week of July 4 approaching, neither Germantown Academy nor Penn Charter were close to full strength for their basketball games in the Gwynedd Mercy summer league last week. Penn Charter had to make do without a couple of regular starters and several experienced […]

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