CHA grad Gargullo now coaching GA racquetwomen

Sports | August 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher There was new leadership for Germantown Academy’s tennis team when the girls assembled for their first practices last week, although new skipper Ryan Gargullo knows both the area and the Inter-Ac League pretty well. Gargullo was a member of several Inter-Ac champion tennis teams at the old Chestnut Hill Academy, going on […]

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New guidance for Germantown Academy volleyball

Sports | August 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher A change at the head coaching position is one of the new developments for the Germantown Academy volleyball program in 2018. Dan Sullivan has stepped down after five seasons as skipper for the Patriots. He remains a member of the school faculty and will coach middle school volleyball, having won an Inter-Ac […]

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Mount golf returns most of state runner-up team

Sports | August 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Mount St. Joseph Academy hits the golf course again with four of its five PIAA state tournament players back from last year. Winning the District 1 Class AAA championship for the fifth year in a row, the Magic went on to become the runner-up team at the 2017 state tourney in York, […]

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Major developments for Mount field hockey

Sports | August 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher This season, the customary annual turnover of graduating and incoming student athletes is only one of the changes occurring in the Mount St. Joseph Academy field hockey program. The long-awaited construction of an artificial turf playing field on campus was begun in April, and while there are currently a few finishing touches […]

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GFS rower James Wright raced for U.S. in Europe

Sports | August 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher For the second year in a row, James Wright’s crew season did not end with the major scholastic regattas in late May and early June. After the end of his junior year at Germantown Friends School in 2017, he earned a place on the U.S. Junior National Team and traveled to Lithuania […]

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Mount soccer must fill a few graduation gaps

Sports | August 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher As usual, there was a high turnout when pre-season soccer practice began last Monday at Mount St. Joseph Academy, and later in the week third-year head coach Bill Naydan was able to settle on a group of 19 players to make up the full-time varsity squad. That’s not to say there won’t […]

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Mount St. Joe volleyball back on the court

Sports | August 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The volleyball net went back up in the Mount St. Joseph Academy gym last week as the Magic’s current court crop congregated for the start of pre-season practice on Monday. The Mount graduated a strong class of six seniors from the 2017 team, but at least they were well distributed between the […]

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Top seeds reach championship game in NCAA League

Sports | August 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher As the NCAA women’s summer basketball league moved through the playoff quarterfinal and semifinal rounds last week, the seeding of the top teams held up as number one Team Black and number two Team Maroon advanced into this week’s championship game. These two teams are each entirely staffed by players from two […]

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NCAA summer league moves into playoff mode

Sports | July 30th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last week the women’s NCAA summer league transitioned from the regular season to the playoff phase, with the last originally scheduled games occurring on Tuesday evening, and a tournament play-in round involving the four lowest-ranked teams taking place on Thursday. On Thursday, the top six squads in the 10-team league were idle […]

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Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club names new president

Sports | July 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Will McQuillan The Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club (CHYSC) has a new president. Kenneth Flaxman, a Philadelphia School District teacher and 17-year resident of Chestnut Hill, took the position early this summer after a decade with the organization. He takes the place of Dennis Primavera who helmed the club for 20 years. Flaxman, who […]

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