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Mount softball dazzled by Jems

Sophomore Alyssa Drummy went the distance for MSJ in Thursday’s game. For more photos visit (Photo by Jimmy J. Pack Jr.)

Following Tuesday’s 5-0 setback at the hands of undefeated league leader St. Basil’s, Mount St. Joseph Academy’s softball team was looking to rebound with a home-field win last Thursday in another Athletic Association of Catholic Academies contest.

However, visiting pitcher Jamie Kloss and the Jems of Villa Joseph Marie had other ideas. Kloss hurled a no-hitter with two strike-outs and just one walk, and the Jems jolted the Magic defense with 15 hits. They built up an 11-0 lead that brought the ten-run-lead rule into effect to end the game after six innings. For the Mount, sophomore pitcher Alyssa Drummy finished with one strike-out and no walks, while yielding 15 hits.

In the battle for the middle ground in the AACA, Villa Joe improved to 5-3, and the Magic leveled off at 4-4. Back at the beginning of April, the Jems had defeated the Mount in a much closer game, 2-1.

CHA baseball pegs Penn Charter
by Justin Goldman

TOP LEFT: CHA’s Thmoas Devlin slides into second base. TOP RIGHT: Sophomore Zach Lehrbaum makes the final catch of the game. For more photos visit (Photo by Jimmy J. Pack Jr.)

Hard work really does pay off. At least that was the case for CHA leftfielder Zach Lehrbaum on Tuesday afternoon after he hit a two-RBI single to give the CHA Blue Devils a 10-9 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning against visiting Penn Charter. That hit proved to be the difference as the Blue Devils found a way to win the hotly contested match


GFS sticksters beat Bambies for first win

The host Tigers of Germantown Friends broke out of a halftime tie in last Monday’s non-league lacrosse match, outscoring St. Hubert Catholic High School 5-1 during the second period to claim their first victory of 2008 by a score of 10-6.


CHA, Mount & Springside finish Flick series

For various reasons, not all rowers from the Chestnut Hill Academy, Mount St. Joseph, and Springside School crews were at the top of their game last Sunday in the fifth (and final) Manny Flick race, and they’ll be looking to bring it up a couple of notches as the medal racing season gets underway.