GFS racquet women get past PC, 4-3

Sports | September 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The Penn Charter Quakers won the top two singles bouts, but the host Tigers of Germantown Friends School captured three doubles contests and took a 4-3 decision in a non-league tennis match last Friday. GFS also won at third singles and had the team victory wrapped up at 4-2 before Penn Charter […]

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SCH harriers host annual invitational

Sports | September 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Even on weekend days, schools rarely schedule sporting events to start as early as 8:00 AM. That was when Springside Chestnut Hill Academy launched its annual cross country invitational on September 6, and it spared the runners the worst of the weather conditions on this very hot, sticky Saturday. In the girls’ […]

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Mount soccer looks strong in scrimmage

Sports | September 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Mount St. Joseph Academy soccer fans got the first look at their 2014 team last Monday in a home field appearance against Ridley High School. In this game-format scrimmage (the starting date for official games would be Friday, August 29), the host Magic amassed a 6-1 halftime lead and cruised to a […]

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SCH boys soccer building around veterans

Sports | September 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher A full slate of pre-season scrimmages has been lined up for the boys’ soccer team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and that will be very useful since the squad has undergone significant changes since last fall. Two weekends ago, the team engaged in multi-team invitational events on Friday and Saturday, and last […]

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Major makeover for SCH girls soccer

Sports | September 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher For a number of reasons, there will be a new look and a new attitude this fall on the girls soccer team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. After six seasons, former head coach Jerry Hartey moved on, and the helm has been given over to John Westfield. A Northeast Philly native, Westfield […]

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Trial run for GFS & PC girls soccer

Sports | September 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Penn Charter soccer players ambled down School House Lane last Wednesday to scrimmage against the girls of Germantown Friends School, and although the teams were fairly far apart on the scoreboard at the end of the encounter, it was a valuable exercise for both sides. A talented but youthful Penn Charter team […]

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Many veterans back for SCH field hockey

Sports | September 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy fans turning out for the start of the 2014 field hockey seasons will see a lot of familiar faces. Coaches Meg Cipolloni and Katie Mersky are back for the Blue Devils, and so are most of the varsity players from 2013. Two seniors from last year’s squad have […]

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Mount harriers start seeking third AACA title

Sports | August 25th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher If Mount St. Joseph wins a third straight Catholic Academies title this fall, it’s likely to be in a race that has a lot more in common with last year’s championship meet than with the 2012 event. Two years ago, the Magic scorched their AACA rivals to win by a whopping 46 […]

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Mount volleyball filling graduation gaps

Sports | August 25th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher This fall Mount St. Joseph Academy’s volleyball opponents will be seeing a number of new faces on the other side of the net. There are a total of half-a-dozen seniors and juniors, but there are also seven sophomores hoping to make an impact in the 2014 campaign. Mount St. Joe won the […]

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PC field hockey never gets old

Sports | August 25th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Holding its first field hockey practice on Monday, August 18, Penn Charter was already seeing action against other teams by the end of last week. After traveling to Northeast Philly to scrimmage Archbishop Ryan on Friday, the Quakers played their first home match the following day against a visiting squad of Scottish […]

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