SCH, GFS wrestlers end the old year at Wetzel tourney

Sports | December 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Last weekend wrestlers from Germantown Friends School and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy made a familiar annual jaunt out to Hatboro High School for the 35-team Ralph Wetzel Holiday Classic. Even when school is in session, both the Tigers and Blue Devils usually have to forfeit at several weight classes in dual meets, […]

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Mount Magic basketball off to a 6-1 start

Sports | December 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Mount St. Joseph Academy’s basketball players dispersed for Christmas after recording significant victories in and out of the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies. On December 19, the Magic defeated AACA rival Villa Maria Academy for the first time in several seasons, winning on their home court against the Hurricanes, 69-59. Hosting a non-league game last […]

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Varsity versus JV proves an uneven match at Norwood

Sports | December 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher It looks like the varsity boys’ basketball team at Norwood Fontbonne Academy could be better than people thought. When a meeting between the NFA Bears and nearby Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was arranged, the thinking was that a contest between the Norwood varsity and the Blue Devils’ middle school junior varsity would […]

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GFS earns quick decision over Solebury in dual meet

Sports | December 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In their busy pre-holiday dual meet schedule, the Tigers sophomore Dante Billups (top) moved up from his normal weight class to compete at 170 lbs. in the Solebury meet. (Photo by Tom Utescher)rs junior Max Orenstein took a 4-1 lead in points before notching a pin 40 seconds into the action. The […]

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Churchmen overcome Devils in squash match at SCH

Sports | December 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In their last squash match before the holiday break, the boys of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy encountered one of the best opponents they’ll see all season. Fellow Inter-Ac League member Episcopal Academy came to call last Thursday afternoon, and although the host Blue Devils won a respectable share of points in most […]

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CHC women can’t recover from first quarter bombardment

Sports | December 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by┬áTom Utescher A sizzling start for the shooters of visiting Holy Family University would prove to be a major factor in last Wednesday night’s basketball game at Chestnut Hill College, where the Griffin women suffered their first conference loss, 59-45. Depositing seven of the 10 three-point shots they launched during the first quarter, the Tigers […]

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Depth serves GA girls well in Make-A-Wish wins

Sports | December 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Although Christmas was less than a week away, the girls of Germantown Academy were experiencing a different kind of “no Elle.” For GA’s annual Make-A-Wish basketball tournament last weekend, the Patriots had to make do without one of their best players, dynamic senior forward Elle Stauffer. Officially accepted at Harvard University earlier […]

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PC hoopsters head into holiday break with 8-1 record

Sports | December 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher During recent basketball seasons, the girls of Penn Charter have gotten a tough challenge in their two games at Germantown Academy’s annual Make-A-Wish Tournament. While the Quakers encountered familiar tournament opponents in Archbishop Ryan High School and Shipley School, last weekend’s 2019 edition of the event resulted in a pair of comfortable […]

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GA basketball tops talented Cardinals to reach 4-0

Sports | December 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher After starting off the basketball season with three double-digit wins, the girls of Germantown Academy received a more serious challenge on their home court last Monday. Nearby Upper Dublin High School, which still has members of its 2018 PIAA state championship team on the current roster, bowed to the Patriots 40-31 after […]

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A better week for SCH girls’ basketball

Sports | December 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher A non-league girls’ basketball contest last Friday at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy featured two teams with records under the .500 mark trying to capture their second victory of the season. The host Blue Devils scored the first five points of the afternoon and led the rest of the way, securing a 43-16 […]

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