GA girls maintain deep basketball talent pool

Sports | December 3rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After playing last winter with just two seniors on the roster, four-time defending Inter-Ac League champion Germantown Academy is starting the 2018-19 campaign with just one 12th-grader on hand. Fortunately for the Patriots, that lone senior is shooting guard Rachel Balzer, who has signed with Division I George Mason University, and there […]

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SCH captains lead comeback in wrestling opener

Sports | December 3rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In front of a large home crowd, the wrestling team tri-captains for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy led by example in last Thursday’s season opener against the Academy of the New Church. The Blue Devils trailed the visiting Lions, 39-24, in the non-league dual meet with three matches remaining. The three wrestlers still […]

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Lauren-led Mount basketball squad back on the court

Sports | December 3rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The team captains for Mount St. Joseph Academy’s hoop squad this season not only share a love of basketball, but also the same first name. One of the co-captains this season is senior Lauren Cunningham, a 5’10” guard-forward whose older sister Caitlyn also played for the Mount and is now starting her […]

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Three shells christened at Mount Crew’s 20th birthday

Sports | November 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher As usual on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, Mount St. Joseph Academy rowing alumni reunited back at the school’s Conshohocken boathouse to catch up with old classmates and learn of the achievements of current Magic oarswomen during the fall season. For 2018, the annual “Class Day” also served as an opportunity to […]

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10 SCH seniors sign college letters of commitment

Sports | November 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Ten Springside Chestnut Hill Academy seniors – in six different sports – signed letters of commitment to pursue their passion at the college level next year. In a ceremony held at the school, each senior was recognized with their parents, family and coaches, and had an opportunity to show their future school spirit. The SCH […]

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SCH boys win second straight PAIS soccer title

Sports | November 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last Wednesday night, the lights in the Immaculata University stadium went dark midway through the first half of the Pa. Independent Schools championship game in boys’ soccer. After 10 minutes illumination was restored, but when play resumed the outlook didn’t grow brighter for defending champion Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, as fifth-seeded Hill […]

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In PAIS hockey final, GA edged by Episcopal in shootout

Sports | November 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In the quarterfinal and semifinal matches leading up to last Tuesday’s Pa. Independent Schools championship game, top-seeded Germantown Academy had given up a total of two goals while number three Episcopal Academy had shut out both of its rivals. The defensive units for the Patriots and Churchwomen were not able to be […]

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SCH girls’ soccer finishes season undefeated

Sports | November 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The middle school girls’ soccer team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy recently finished its second consecutive undefeated season. The girls accumulated 20 straight wins, even with four stand-out 8th graders playing on the upper school varsity team. Pictured standing from left are: Assistant Coach Danny Henrique, Ava Detweiler ’25, Alex Reilly ’24, Winslow Tracy ’23, […]

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MLS player and GFS alumnus assists in boys’ soccer success

Sports | November 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Comradery, discipline, leadership, wellness and overcoming obstacles are just a few reasons former Major League Soccer player Manolo Sanchez ’10 valued high school athletics—and why he returned to Germantown Friends School (GFS) this fall to pass on those experiences to the boys Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. After playing soccer at Louisville and Clemson, where […]

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