Many lopsided bouts as NCAA League launches

Sports | June 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last week women’s basketball action got underway in the Philadelphia/Suburban NCAA Summer League, which got its start many years ago at Chestnut Hill’s Water Tower Recreation Center and now is based outside of Willow Grove. As usual, former high school players from the area, some of whom just graduated earlier this month, […]

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Half-a-dozen Mounties split in summer debut

Sports | June 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The Mount St. Joseph roster was not a long list last Wednesday evening, when the Magic opened play in the SMG Sportsplex Summer Basketball League in Warminster. With only one returning starter (rising junior forward Kelly Rothenberg) among a total of just six players on hand, the Mount lost its first game, […]

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GA, PC girls square off in summer hoops

Sports | June 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The girls’ hoops teams from Germantown Academy and Penn Charter both suffered close losses in their first outings last week in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy summer league. In the last scheduled game of the week, the two traditional Inter-Ac League rivals faced one another, and the GA Patriots prevailed, 41-24, after leading […]

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Philadelphia Youth Basketball set for third year at CHC

Sports | June 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Christina Grierson The end of the school year is just around the corner, which is the first indicator of the beginning of summer. Children and parents alike will soon be looking for ways to make use of their new-found free time and warm weather. Philadelphia Youth Basketball, a nonprofit organization geared towards enriching children […]

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Wissahickon Skating Club hosts Spring Exhibition

Sports | June 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Christina Grierson This past Saturday, the Wissahickon Skating Club hosted its Spring Skating Exhibition. Sixteen skaters from a range of different proficiencies, spanning from six to 25 years old, performed their own special routines on the ice. This exhibition is one of two that the club puts on every year – one at the […]

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GA’s summer hoopsters not plentiful, but powerful

Sports | June 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Germantown Academy swung into action in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer Basketball League last Wednesday evening, and fared well despite having only seven active players on hand. In attendance but sitting out for medical reasons were two of the best Patriot athletes, senior shooting guard Rachel Balzer (a George Mason University recruit), […]

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Shorthanded PC girls overmatched in summer debut

Sports | June 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Opening night in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer Basketball League proved challenging for the girls of Penn Charter last Tuesday. A youthful group of just six players showed up for the Quakers’ first game against Lansdale Catholic High School, and then one of them left before the start of the following contest […]

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