SCH hoopsters hang in, surprising unbeaten GA girls

Schools, Sports | January 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last Tuesday, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy suffered a 44-35 loss to Baldwin School, another team in the lower half of the Inter-Ac League girls’ basketball standings. Many people expected that when the Blue Devils went on the road again on Friday to take on undefeated, nationally-ranked Germantown Academy, the outcome would become […]

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Previously undefeated GA pinched by Miami vise

Schools, Sports | January 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher If the Germantown Academy girls’ basketball program did not seek out major challenges by scheduling formidable opponents from outside the region, the Patriots would still be undefeated in the 2018-19 season. That’s not their nature, though, and last Friday they suffered their first setback, falling 74-56 to visiting Miami Country Day School, […]

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Pandas prevail late in meeting at Mount

Schools, Sports | January 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Hosting a well-regarded squad from Bonner & Prendergast High School last Saturday afternoon, the Mount St. Joseph Magic had a 36-35 edge two minutes into the fourth quarter. Over the next two minutes, however, the visiting Pandas would out-point the Mounties 9-2 to begin to break open what had been a close […]

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Lions charge through gaps in GFS wrestling line-up

Schools, Sports | January 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In last Tuesday’s Friends Schools League wrestling meet, visiting Germantown Friends School and host Academy of the New Church each won four of the eight weight classes in which the outcome was actually determined out on the wrestling mat. Unfortunately for the visiting Tigers, they were unable to fill the other six […]

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St. Philip boys, SCH girls win Snowball tourney titles

Schools, Sports | January 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher There were new champions at Norwood Fontbonne Academy’s long-running Snowball tournament, as the St. Philip Neri School boys team and the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy emerged victorious from last week’s five-day event. St. Philip, a champion in years past, knocked off two-time defending champ Penn Charter in the semifinals, 39-32, […]

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Ice Devils overpowered by defending champ GA

Schools, Sports | January 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was facing its toughest challenge to date when it opened the 2019 portion of the ice hockey season at the Wissahickon Skating Club last Wednesday afternoon. The Ice Devils were hosting Germantown Academy, the undefeated defending champions in the Independence Ice Hockey League. The visiting Patriots, who returned […]

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PC wrestlers pull away from SCH, 50-28

Schools, Sports | January 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last Friday’s dual meet between Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and host Penn Charter began later than usual at 6:00 PM, but it was over relatively quickly. With forfeits in six of the 14 weight classes and pins in five others, the two teams progressed rapidly from the starting weight of 106 lbs. […]

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GFS lays foundation in rebuilding year

Schools, Sports | January 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Germantown Friends head coach Shawn Werdt knows his team is in a rebuild. So, when his young Tigers lose like they did Friday night – 59-42 at the hands of Abington Friends School – he looks for positives. “We did a lot of good things,” Werdt said. “The kids are competing, […]

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