SCH wrestling leads late, then gets passed by Fords

Sports | February 11th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher As Woodward Gymnasium at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy emptied out following last Friday night’s wrestling meet, the P.A. system played Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself.” It seemed appropriate accompaniment for SCH’s Inter-Ac League contest against Haverford School, because in half of the 14 weight classes, no more than one wrestler stepped out […]

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PC basketball knocks off close league rival Notre Dame

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by Tom Utescher Penn Charter senior Carmen Williams (with ball) looks for a path to the basket between Notre Dame’s Katie Halligan (left) and Allie Lynch (behind). Photo by Tom UtescherLast winter, the girls’ basketball team at Penn Charter split in its home-away series with the Academy of Notre Dame, and the Quakers and the […]

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GFS boys’ squash overcome by Friends foe

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by Tom Utescher When Germantown Friends and Shipley School play one another in squash, the encounter amounts to a sort of unofficial Friends Schools League championship match. Friends Central is the only other FSL member school that fields a team, and it is still in the developing stages. When the Shipley Gators came to Germantown […]

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Mount basketball reaches Catholic Academies finals

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by Tom Utescher After Mount St. Joseph Academy split its regular season series against Gwynedd Mercy in a pair of close games, the Mount Magic met the Monarchs a third time last Saturday, this time with a spot in the Catholic Academies finals on the line. The Mount owned a modest 10-8 lead at the […]

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SCH basketball battles Bears in last home game

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by Tom Utescher In their final home basketball game, the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy were tied 22-22 with visiting Baldwin School early in the second half. By the end of the third quarter, though, Baldwin had opened up a 10-point lead, and the Bears went on to win, 49-35. Nevertheless, is was a […]

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SCH skaters make playoffs by avenging ANC loss

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by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy held a Senior Recognition Day ceremony last Wednesday, just before the school’s ice hockey team played its final home game at the Wissahickon Skating Club. After the contest, visiting Academy of the New Church was glad to never have to face the members of the Ice Devils’ Class […]

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GA girls quash Charter challenge, top other Inter-Ac contenders

Sports | February 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last week, Germantown Academy made significant strides toward retaining the Inter-Ac League title in girls’ basketball. In a series of road games in a five-day span, the league-leading Patriots completed home/away sweeps of the three teams closest to them in the Inter-Ac standings. On Tuesday they overcame number three Academy of Notre […]

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Ascendant GFS basketball squad bags third league victory

Sports | February 4th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After an exhilarating win and a frustrating loss in Friends Schools League basketball competition, Germantown Friends routinely took care of business last Tuesday in a home court contest. Both arriving and departing from GFS, the Falcons of Friends Select School were still looking for their first FSL victory of the season. With […]

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