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Medals for Mount, Springside at rain-free Stotesbury Regatta

Pictured at this years Stotesbury Regatta are (front row, from left) - Natalie Carlone, Maura Dougherty, Emily Williams, Rebecca Duffin; (back row, from left) Coach Meg Kennedy, Carly Frederick, Meredith Bracken, Colleen Delaney, Lauren Gresko, Anna DelRicci. (Photos by Kevin Kelly)

Last weekend at the 83rd annual Stotesbury Cup              Regatta on the Schuylkill the winner was – everybody, at least in meteorological terms. Much more often than not, rain intrudes on what is advertised as the world’s oldest and largest high school regatta, but while the sky occasionally took on a threatening cast during the 2009 event, hardly a drop fell.

Springside’s Lownes captures golf crown

After Monday’s Girls Inter-Ac League Individual Championships at Gulph Mills Golf Club, 2009 champion Amanda Lownes (second from left) poses with fellow Springside co-captain Sarah MacEachern and with coaches Jamie Bell (left) and Kerri Rutan (right).

Shooting a five-over 42 on the par-37 front nine at Gulph Mills Golf Club, Springside School’s Amanda Lownes won the Girls Inter-Ac League Individual Championships on Monday, May 11. A senior headed for Penn State University, the lanky Lownes has turned in scores in the low to mid 40s throughout the season, and this consistency led to a steady performance at last week’s event, where some other of the league’s top golfers brought home inflated scores.

“I just kept to my game and played how I normally play,” the Lions’ leader said modestly.

After a birdie on the par-five third hole, Lownes gave back the boon with a double-bogie on the fourth, a par-three. After that she leveled out, with a few single bogies mixed in with pars allowing her to finish three strokes ahead of the runner-up, Academy of Notre Dame junior Amanda Davis. The only other scores in the 40s were a 48 by Notre Dame freshman Alex Stensland, and a 49 by Agnes Irwin junior Cassaundra Fincke.

Malvern squeaks by CHA at Inter-Ac Track Champs

Aiming to protect a one-point lead going into the final event of the 2009 Inter-Ac League Track and Field Championships, the Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils went out and broke the meet record in the 4 x 400 meter relay. The problem for meet host CHA was that the Friars of Malvern Prep broke that same record by a little more, and wound up winning the league laurels with a total of 62 team points to the Blue Devils’ 61.

GFS Baseball Wins 6th Straight Title

On Saturday afternoon, the number one seed Germantown Friends School Tigers baseball team defeated the number two seed Moorestown Friends by a score of 5-3 to capture the 2009 Friends Schools League Championship. The victory also marks the sixth consecutive title earned by the GFS baseball program.