SCH volleyball plugging key gaps

Sports | September 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Although the volleyball team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy suffered some key losses from the 2013 line-up, the team will be able to build around a small group of returning veterans this fall. “We have some experience, but we have some big holes to fill from graduation,” underscored fifth–year head coach Heather […]

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PC booters nip Tigers in overtime

Sports | September 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The soccer fields of Penn Charter and Germantown Friends School lie less than half-a-mile apart along School House Lane, and when the boys’ teams from the two schools met in a non-league game at Charter last Thursday, they had more than geography in common. The two bands of booters are looking to […]

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Area runners in weekend action

Sports | September 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Germantown Friends track sensation Sarah Walker, now a junior, switched her fall sport from soccer to cross country this year, and she won a 3k race that her school staged at Belmont Plateau last Friday. The GFS X-C Invitational included five boys’ teams and three girls’ teams; Germantown Academy did not field […]

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Mount tennis at 4-0 after Villa win

Sports | September 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In a lengthy league tennis match last Wednesday, the second doubles duo from host Mount St. Joseph Academy remained undefeated while helping their team improve to 4-0 on the season. In the last match on the court, seniors Kaitlyn Meister and Serena Romanelli pulled off a straight-sets victory to clinch a 3-2 […]

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Late goals lift Mount hockey to 2-0

Sports | September 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The time of possession, the penalty corner totals, and other statistics favored Mount St. Joseph Academy, but as the end of last Tuesday’s field hockey home opener approached, the scoreboard showed the host Magic trailing Neshaminy High School, 1-0. On a corner play that took place with no time left in regulation, […]

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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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