Goldey Beacom gives CHC Griffins more of the same

Sports | February 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The men’s basketball team at Chestnut Hill College entered the season hoping to turn things around after a 5-21 finish to the 2017-18 schedule. Unfortunately, with the team’s primary point guard sidelined by injury and another talented player parting ways with the program after the first semester, the Griffins seem to facing […]

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GFS boys squash succumbs to Shipley School

Sports | February 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Although Friends Central began to field a boys’ varsity squash team a few years ago, Germantown Friends and Shipley School remain the top squads within the Friends Schools League. After the Tigers and Gators met last Monday, host Shipley could claim the title of unofficial league champion, thanks to a 7-2 victory. […]

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La Salle fights back from 14 down, maintains control in PCL

Sports | January 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Philadelphia basketball fans are going to be hard-pressed to find a better matchup than the one between Bonner-Prendergast and La Salle College High School last Thursday. The Explorers are a powerhouse this year, featuring four seniors in the starting lineup. Two of them are already committed to Division-1 programs – Konrad […]

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More weights, more wins for GA wrestlers at PC

Sports | January 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher When it comes to difficulties in filling all 14 weight classes in dual meets, few area wrestling programs are immune. The situation was underscored yet again when Germantown Academy visited Penn Charter last Friday evening and there were forfeits in six categories. In the other eight classes, the visiting Patriots recorded three […]

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Mount swimming surges to 5-1, leads league

Sports | January 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Employing the depth of talent that is a trademark of the squad this year, Mount St. Joseph Academy’s swim team raised its record to 5-1 in dual meets last Thursday, defeating host Wissahickon High School, 110-76. The Magic have strung together five straight wins since opening the season in mid-December with a […]

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GFS girls’ basketball finds tough going in FSL

Sports | January 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In mid-January, the girls of Germantown Friends recorded non-league basketball victories over Conwell Egan High School and Perkiomen School, but the Tigers aren’t finding easy going within their own Friends Schools League. Two young guards provided all the scoring for GFS in last Tuesday’s home game, when Germantown fell to visiting George […]

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GA grad Grasela explores challenging path at Penn

Sports | January 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher When the women’s basketball team at the University of Pennsylvania took on Temple University last January, 2016 Germantown Academy graduate Kendall Grasela saw exactly one minute of action for the Quakers. Last Wednesday, in this season’s meeting with the Temple Owls, the junior out of GA was Penn’s starting point guard. A […]

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SCH hoopsters hang in, surprising unbeaten GA girls

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

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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