Mount lacrosse tames Lions in league opener

Sports | March 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In last Friday afternoon’s fickle weather conditions, Mount St. Joseph Academy eased into the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies lacrosse season by hosting the team from the smallest school in the league, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. The Magic rolled to a 19-4 victory over the Lions in the league […]

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SCH softball looking to repeat as Inter-Ac, PAIS champs

Sports | March 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The softball team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is starting off the 2019 season with two titles to defend, the 2018 championships of the Inter-Ac League and the Pa. Independent Schools Athletic Association. Three players graduated off of that highly successful squad – Rachel Kazlauskas, Lucy Lamb and a tireless mainstay in […]

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Most of top players back for GA girls lacrosse

Sports | March 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The girls’ lacrosse players at Germantown Academy have headed away on a working vacation to a different “GA” – the state of Georgia. The Patriots are hoping to encounter warmer weather during their spring break trip to the Peach State. The Patriots graduated eight players from last year’s roster, including one of […]

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PC’s Ross was a six-year varsity standout in squash

Sports | March 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher When Penn Charter’s middle school varsity girls lacrosse team played visiting Norwood Fontbonne Academy on a spring day in 2013, it was apparent that the youngest member of the PC squad was already one of the best players on the field. The slender sixth-grader was Elisabeth Ross, and she would go on […]

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Mount basketball falls in PIAA second round

Sports | March 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Mount St. Joseph Academy’s unanticipated postseason run in basketball finally ended last Wednesday night in Chambersburg, Pa., where the team played a second-round game in the PIAA Class 5A state tournament. The 150-mile ride home seemed even longer than that to the Magic, who saw their season end with a 55-41 loss […]

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PC softball sinks Shipley in first scrimmage

Sports | March 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Although the weather was poor during the first week of the month, Penn Charter was able to get in a game-format softball scrimmage on the artificial turf field at Shipley School on March 12 . Conditions were pleasant enough at the start of the session, but as the sunshine faded it grew […]

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Sun greets area rowers in first Manny Flick races

Sports | March 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher It was cold at the outset and blustery at times, but there’s been much worse weather for the opening day of crew competition than area rowers experienced last Sunday along the Kelly Drive course on the Schuylkill. None of the programs (Germantown Academy, Germantown Friends, Mount St. Joseph, Penn Charter and Springside […]

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SCH honors winter athletes

Sports | March 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Athletic Department held an awards ceremony for its winter athletes, and 10 students were honored with Inter-Ac designations. The following student-athletes from SCH were recognized (from left): Whitney Taylor ’22 (varsity squash, All MASA), Matthew Bown ’19 (varsity squash), Abbie Rorke ’20 (varsity squash), Charlie Larkin ’20 (varsity squash), James Mazzarelli […]

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Mount basketball wins state tourney opener, 49-39

Sports | March 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Mount St. Joseph Academy and Solanco (Southern Lancaster County) High School followed different paths through their respective Class 5A district basketball tournaments. The Mount Magic were seeded 12th in District 1, but upset three more highly-ranked teams to reach the finals and ultimately emerge as the district’s second seed going into the […]

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Bryce Harper: A cautionary tale

From the Sidelines | March 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome In the glow of the Philadelphia Phillies signing right fielder Bryce Harper to a 13-year, no-trade, no opt-outs, $330 million contract, it would be good to reflect on some history. On Dec. 5, 1978, the Phillies signed free agent Pete Rose to the largest payday in baseball history. He was to be […]

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