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December 18, 1986 | By Michael Bamberger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan Dougherty, the Episcopal Academy basketball coach, says basketball is not like tennis. Winning a tennis match, 6-0, 6-0, is often as boring for the winner as it is frustrating for the loser, says Dougherty, because tennis provides only a "single conflict. " But winning a basketball game by 80-41 is not boring for the winner because basketball provides a "group confrontation," he said. Basketball allows a coach in the midst of a blowout to try player combinations that he might not get a chance to use in a closer game.
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December 15, 1986 | By Michael Bamberger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rutgers Prep came all the way from New Brunswick, N.J., to Merion to lose to the Episcopal Academy Churchmen Friday night, 58-53. "They were an impressive team," said Churchmen coach Dan Dougherty. "They had some nice size, some good speed, some very good shooters. The game was a great experience for our guards, because Rutgers had some really speedy players in the backcourt. It was a very well-played basketball game. " Dougherty said the key for Episcopal (3-1) was guarding the ball well.
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April 8, 1991 | By Bernard Sewell, Special to The Inquirer
Mother Nature displayed her dark side on Friday afternoon during Episcopal's 16-4 win over Friends' Central, a game played in the rain. The losers' dark side was mostly inexperience. "When you have a young team, you're going to make mistakes," said Phoenix coach Paul Perkinson. "And we lost this game on mistakes. " The Churchmen had only 7 hits in the five-inning game but were helped by 4 Phoenix errors. The Churchmen grabbed control of the game from the outset, taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
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January 27, 1986 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Key foul shooting down the stretch by substitute Paul Chambers lifted Episcopal Academy to a 52-50 Inter-Ac League victory over Malvern Prep Friday night. The win gave Episcopal a 1-1 league record, while Malvern slipped to 1-2 (7-7 overall). On Saturday, the Churchmen put a another notch on their pistol handle when they defeated Leacock College (Toronto), 52-48, in a nonleague game to run their overall record to 12-7. Chambers, a sophomore guard, sank 6 of 6 free throws in the final period to help the Churchmen outlast the Friars.
NEWS
January 30, 1990 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
Episcopal Academy has been ravaging its competition. A 33-point victory there, a 28-point victory there; the Churchmen don't win as much as they fold, spindle and mutilate the opposition. Malvern Prep, however, refused to fold in a 52-45 loss at Episcopal on Friday night. Episcopal's recent history of runaway victories didn't mean as much as the history of taut, hard-fought battles between these Inter-Academic League rivals. "The game was more emotional than the other (Inter-Ac)
NEWS
February 13, 1990 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
With the Inter-Academic League championship and a 20-win season locked up, a number of people wondered about Episcopal Academy's motivation entering Friday night's game at The Haverford School. Of course, none of them played for Episcopal. The Churchmen, who had clinched the title three days earlier, routed the host Fords, 83-59, to dispel any questions of a letdown. Those questions had been answered to the players' satisfaction on Wednesday, one day after the Churchmen routed Penn Charter, 78-51.
NEWS
October 6, 1986 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Central High fumbled on the Episcopal Academy 3-yard line in the third period of Friday afternoon's nonleague football game, it turned out to be a mistake the Lancers would pay for . . . over and over and over again. In a drive that lasted 14 plays, covered 97 yards, and devoured most of the quarter, the Churchmen made Central rue that costly fumble as Episcopal eventually scored what turned out to be the insurance touchdown in a 17-3 win. The victory gave the Churchmen a 2-1 record, while Central is 1-1. Ironically, Central had taken possession of the ball at the outset of the second half on a bad pitchout by Episcopal's Chad Croasdale.
SPORTS
September 19, 2004 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Episcopal Academy quarterback Brian FitzPatrick wore a smile on his mud-splashed face yesterday after 48 minutes of running and passing that led his team to a lopsided victory. FitzPatrick, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior, led the Churchmen to a 39-0 nonleague win over Neumann-Goretti in a rainstorm punctuated by gusting winds. And the signal-caller did it in spectacular fashion, rushing for 219 yards on 29 carries, including four touchdowns. He also completed 3 of 4 passes for 68 yards and another touchdown.
NEWS
October 18, 1988 | By David T. Shaw, Special to The Inquirer
It has been such a long time since Episcopal Academy lost a football game to Inter-Ac rival Germantown Academy that all Episcopal athletic director Richard Borkowski could do was shrug. "I really can't tell you how long," he said, standing beneath a scoreboard that read GA 21, Episcopal 12 after Friday afternoon's contest with the visiting Patriots. "It's got to be at least six or eight years. " To the disbelief of Borkowski, the Episcopal coaching staff and a good part of the student body, the Churchmen squandered a 12-7 halftime lead and were under attack in the last two quarters by Germantown's tough running game - a tailback named Zach Burwell.
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April 21, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Episcopal Academy senior Julia Hondros may have noticed that the Churchmen left the door slightly ajar just before halftime against host Penn Charter on Tuesday afternoon. With just 2.3 seconds left in the half, however, Hondros nailed it shut for good. After Hannah Fox notched back-to-back goals for the previously undefeated Quakers, Hondros, a 5-foot-10 Brown recruit, rushed downfield and fired to give Episcopal a five-goal lead, which it parlayed into a 15-6 victory. "Clock awareness," said Hondros, who finished with four goals.
SPORTS
January 31, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Episcopal Academy junior Nick Alikakos barely recognized what he saw last spring when he looked in the mirror during what he hoped would be an important recruiting period. Mononucleosis struck him in February and by April had leeched 25 pounds from his 6-foot-7, 200-pound frame. "I just looked really sick and weak," he said. "I was just thinking, 'How am I going to get back to being myself?' " Alikakos, who earned the Inter-Ac's most outstanding player award just before being diagnosed, missed about a month of school and was subsequently limited during AAU play with Team Final.
SPORTS
October 11, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
For high school football players, Friday nights are typically fraught with emotion in anticipation of a big game. What happens, however, when a storm puts everything on hold? After an hour delay because of lightning, Episcopal Academy started quickly and throttled sluggish host Conwell-Egan, 42-14, in nonleague action at Truman. Dee Barlee led the Churchmen (5-0), who capitalized on three first-quarter fumbles by the Eagles (4-2, 1-0). Barlee, who also recovered a fumble as a linebacker, finished with 157 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries.
NEWS
May 17, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sometimes it just isn't your night. That became apparent for Episcopal Academy early in the fourth quarter of its 9-5 loss to the Hun School of Princeton in the semifinals of the Inter-Ac Challenge at PPL Park in Chester. Trailing by two goals, the Churchmen controlled the ball in the Hun School zone and whistled three shots off the post during the possession. The undefeated Raiders (18-0) recovered the final miss, rushed downfield and ripped home a momentum-stealing goal.
SPORTS
May 3, 2015 | By RICK O'BRIEN, Staff Writer
AFTER GETTING crushed by first-place Malvern Prep in its previous Inter-Ac League outing, Springside Chestnut Hill realized the importance of a strong turnaround yesterday afternoon against Episcopal Academy. Boosted by a rookie hurler's flirtation with a perfect game and a senior backstop's gutsy defensive play in the late going, the host Blue Devils responded with a nail-biting 1-0 victory over the Churchmen and stayed on the heels of Malvern. Promising freshman righthander Aidan Frye, who was perfect through 5 2/3 innings, yielded three hits while recording a complete-game victory.
NEWS
May 3, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
After getting crushed by first-place Malvern Prep in its previous Inter-Ac League outing, Springside Chestnut Hill realized the importance of a strong turnaround Friday afternoon against Episcopal Academy. Boosted by a rookie hurler's flirtation with a perfect game and a senior backstop's gutsy defensive play in the late going, the host Blue Devils responded with a nail-biting 1-0 victory over the Churchmen and stayed on the heels of Malvern. Promising freshman righthander Aidan Frye, who was perfect through 5 2/3 innings, yielded three hits in the shutout.
NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Episcopal Academy, often fading down the stretch of winnable games, took its lumps last baseball season while going 8-18 overall and 2-8 in the Inter-Ac League. This year, despite their overall youth, the Churchmen are off to a promising start and showing signs they could contend for their first league title since 2000. "We have good leadership and the young kids are pretty mature," said senior catcher and cocaptain Austin Morgan. Friday afternoon, with sophomore lefthander Cameron Van Hoorebeke yielding only two singles and fanning six in five innings, EA breezed past host Germantown Academy, 8-0, in an Inter-Ac contest lasting just under two hours.
SPORTS
May 16, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
WITH HIS lacrosse helmet pulled tightly over his face, you almost have to wonder if opposing goalies can even see the helter-skelter paint job on the face of Episcopal Academy's Curtis Zappala. However, once the top comes off, everyone can see the eye-black caked as close to his lower lids as possible, obscuring the whites of his eyes while still more darkness spills down his cheeks and finishes near his chin. The junior attacker for the Churchmen (12-12) resembled a stick-wielding, goal-scoring zombie on the lacrosse field.
SPORTS
May 5, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark Washington experienced many trying days last spring and summer while dealing with the death of his mother. "At first, it was pretty rough," the Episcopal Academy senior pitcher and first baseman said. "It was about persevering, really. I must say that baseball was a big help in taking my mind off it. " Washington, whose strong pitching keyed a 7-1 victory Saturday afternoon over Inter-Ac League rival Germantown Academy, scratches the initials "RCW" into the dirt before every start.
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