Mount hoops standout Niekelski commits to Dartmouth

Sports | June 24th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Mount St. Joseph Academy’s basketball team played its final game in early March, appearing in the first round of the PIAA Class 5A tournament. The Magic lost that game, but it turned out even the winners wouldn’t get much farther, as the season was soon ended due to fears over COVID-19. While […]

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SCH grad signs with NWSL’s Washington Spirit

Sports | June 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Meghan McCool’s senior season at the University of Virginia drew to a close last fall in the NCAA tournament. That wouldn’t be the end of the talented forward’s soccer career, though. Last week, the former Springside Chestnut Hill Academy star signed a contract to play professionally for the Washington Spirit of the […]

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Mt. Airy football star a high draft choice by NFL team

Sports | May 14th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear D’Andre Swift, 21, who grew up in Mt. Airy and went to St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second day of the NFL draft on April 24. The University of Georgia (UGA) star running back, regarded by many football analysts as the best all-around collegiate running […]

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CHC announces 2020 class for Athletics Hall of Fame

Sports | May 12th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher New Hall of Fame selection Kelly Dennis is pictured playing tennis for Chestnut Hill College. (Photo by Tom Utescher) Longtime area resident John Sabia, of Lafayette Hill, was recognized as a “benefactor and friend” of Chestnut Hill College as the college recently announced its Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020. A […]

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CHYSC mourns loss of spring seasons

Sports | April 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Ed Morrone As the calendar has swung into mid-April and the temperature outside begins to more consistently resemble that pristine spring weather Philadelphians wait all year for, the spring sports arm of the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club (CHYSC) had hoped to be enjoying it outside. Unfortunately, like just about everything else, sports are […]

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Top girls’ soccer players make college commitments

Sports | April 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In the world of high school athletics, there is at least some normal activity during the Coronavirus crisis. The top girls’ soccer players at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Penn Charter, both juniors and high scorers for their teams, have made verbal college commitments. JoJo McShane, who led the SCH Blue Devils […]

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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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