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December 20, 1988 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took three overtimes, but Episcopal Academy prevailed over Lawrenceville, N. J., 71-69, to capture The Hill School Tournament on Sunday. It was the Churchmen's second 2-point victory in as many nights. Tournament MVP Eugene Burroughs, a 6-foot junior, led all scorers with 27 points and finished the three-game event with 68 total points. Senior guard Jon Walsh had 13 points for Episcopal Academy (7-1). Jerome Allen's 14-foot jumper with 5 seconds to play in the third overtime gave the Churchmen their victory in Sunday's final, which lasted 2 hours, 15 minutes.
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October 5, 1998 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mike McGillian remembered the Hill School. Oh, the 6-foot 1, 190-pound sophomore quarterback recalled the Hill School, all right. That's the school McGillian received his varsity start against last year as a freshman. It's also the same opponent that knocked McGillian out of the game with a sprained left shoulder. A year later, a little taller and much sturdier, the lefthander got a chance at revenge on Saturday when winless Hill School visited. This time, McGillian left the field under his own terms, after the Churchmen thrashed Hill, 34-0, to avenge last year's defeat.
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July 2, 1997 | By Larry King, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia judge has overturned a $10.25 million jury award to a former Hill School teacher who said he was defamed by rumors of sexual misconduct while working at the prestigious private school in Pottstown. In 1995, a Common Pleas Court jury awarded the damages to Wendell K. Chestnut, saying he had been harmed by remarks made by a former Hill School headmaster. It was the second-largest defamation award in Pennsylvania history. Judge G. Craig Lord, who presided over the trial, strongly disagreed with the jury's findings in a 45-page opinion filed Monday.
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February 20, 1994 | By Brian Freeman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Hill School had something to prove this weekend. After losing to the Haverford School, 45-20, in early December, the Blues were determined to show that they were the top private school in the state. Yesterday, the Hill School placed six wrestlers in the finals and won three of the matches to win its second consecutive Pennsylvania State Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament. The Blues finished with 228 points to win going away. Malvern Prep was second with 161 points, Haverford School was third with 138.5, Shadyside Academy was fourth with 129, and Westtown School was fifth with 120. "This is particularly sweet since we got hammered by Haverford School early in the season," said Hill coach Jim Long.
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April 25, 1997 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Bake Leonards talks about some of his biggest accomplishments very casually. Asked which game was his best-pitched this season, the Hill School senior answered, "Against Episcopal. " Why? "I pitched a perfect game," he said. After talking with Leonards a little more, you'd learn that he and teammate Matt Brady also combined on a no-hitter against Penn Charter, and when he was at Springfield High two years ago, he and Jason Williams combined on a no-hitter against Jenkintown.
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May 22, 1997 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Center for the Arts at the Hill School in Pottstown is spotlighting its visual and performing arts program this week. A student art exhibit will open this evening, and the spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors, will conclude with a performance tomorrow. The art exhibit, which will showcase the work of students from eighth through 12th grade, will open with a free reception from 7 to 8 tonight. The students' paintings, drawings, woodworking and ceramic pieces and jewelry also can be seen in the center's gallery from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.
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February 11, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Hill School baseball player Tom Eccleston said he found people's reactions odd. Why would it surprise them that his teammate from 25 years ago would donate a kidney to a player he now coaches? That teammate, Tom Walter, the 42-year-old baseball coach at Wake Forest, was discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Thursday, three days after undergoing a kidney transplant to benefit Kevin Jordan, a 19-year-old freshman outfielder for the Demon Deacons. "I wasn't surprised at all," Eccleston said of Walter, his teammate at the Hill School in Pottstown during the 1987 season, when the Blues rolled to a 19-0 record.
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April 1, 1999 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Ties don't usually occur in high school tennis because teams play seven matches - four singles and three doubles. Phoenixville and the Hill School decided to add another doubles match last week in their nonleague contest and ended in a 4-4 draw. "The Hill School was just back from an extended spring break and we agreed to add the extra doubles match so more people could get some playing time," Phoenixville coach Leo Scoda said. "There were a number of good battles. We did the same thing last year and we won, 5-3. " The Phantoms, who have never lost a Pioneer Athletic Conference championship since the league was formed in 1986, are hosting the final day of their annual two-day tournament today at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in Roxborough.
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November 15, 2011 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Zachary Gimbel Lehman, an administrator at a boarding school in Maine, will become the head of the Hill School in Pottstown in July. Trustees of the boarding and day school announced Monday that Lehman would succeed David R. Dougherty, who is retiring in June after 19 years. Lehman, the assistant head of school for advancement at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, for six years, was selected through a comprehensive search after Dougherty told Hill trustees in April that he planned to retire.
SPORTS
November 15, 2012 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
When Keeley Spiess hit the soccer ball from almost 40 yards, she wasn't quite sure what she was trying to do. With the game tied and a little more than three minutes to play, Spiess simply was trying to make something happen. "I'm not quite sure what that was," Spiess said. "I didn't have a specific place I wanted to put that ball other than towards the net for someone - anyone - to touch it in. " Spiess' goal gave the Hill School a 3-2 victory over Penn Charter in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools final Wednesday night.
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February 22, 2015
BASKETBALL DISTRICT 1 A QUARTERFINALS Phil-Mont Christian 66, Friends Select 28: Josh Griffin scored 17 first-half points to lead the top-seeded hosts. Griffin, a junior forward, notched his 1,000th career point on a first-quarter layup. Christopher Dock 68, Plumstead Christian 63 (OT): Brennan Addley led visiting, No. 7 Christopher Dock with six points in overtime. Terrell Willis' free throw with 35 seconds remaining in regulation erased an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit.
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February 20, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amir Hinton's three-pointer gave Abington the lead for good with just over a minute left in overtime Wednesday, and ended Chester's reign of dominance in District 1. Abington earned a 55-47 home win in the Class AAAA second round, handing Chester its first loss in the district playoffs since the 2010 quarterfinals. Hinton led Abington, the sixth seed, with 19 points. Matt Penecale chipped in 17 points. Marquis Collins led No. 11 Chester with 10 points. Plymouth Whitemarsh 49, Springfield (Delco)
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February 18, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan Duffey dished out six assists in the first 12 minutes Monday and Lower Moreland rolled to a 61-43 victory over Phil-Mont Christian in the Bicentennial Athletic League boys' basketball championship at Holy Ghost Prep. The Lions won the tournament for the first time in program history. Duffey finished with 11 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Phil Madden grabbed seven rebounds and Matt Cerruti chipped in with six boards. Osaze Thornton scored 14 for Phil-Mont Christian.
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January 12, 2015 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haverford School showed off its team depth in winning the Bissell Invitational wrestling tournament at the Hill School on Saturday. The Fords won just one championship - L.J. Barlow at 190 pounds - but had four runner-up finishes. Jake Hervada (160), Chris Kober (170), Mickey Kober (220), and Chauncey Simmons (285) each took second place. Barlow decisioned Tabor Academy's Sebastian Dziadkiewicz, 6-2, to earn the win. Malvern Prep, which finished third in the team standings, also went home with plenty of hardware.
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November 15, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark Forrest was up to his old tricks Thursday in the PAISAA Tournament. A year after his penalty kick gave Hill School its first state soccer championship, Forrest delivered again to keep the Blues' chances for a repeat alive. Forrest weaved through two defenders in the box and scored the go-ahead goal in the final minute as fourth-seeded Hill School beat visiting, No. 9 Kiski School, 2-1, in a semifinal. Forrest, a senior, had both Blues goals. Hill will play Mercersburg Academy in the final Saturday at Cabrini College.
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November 12, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shae McCarty scored two goals to lead Central Bucks West to a 2-0 win against Elizabethtown in a PIAA Class AAA girls' soccer semifinal Tuesday night at Hamburg. In the other semifinal: Canon-McMillan 2, Central Bucks East 1 - Emma Loving scored in the second half to pull the Patriots within one goal.   PIAA Class AAA Field Hockey Semifinals Central Bucks South failed to convert on nine corners as it fell to Penn Manor, 2-0, at Tulpehocken.   PAISAA Girls' Soccer Quarterfinals Jlon Flippens tied the game with three minutes left, and top-seeded Penn Charter beat No. 8 Friends' Central in penalty kicks, 4-3, at home.
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October 5, 2014 | By Brielle Urciuoli, Inquirer Staff Writer
What kinds of clothes do Kenya's Maasai people wear every day, the seventh grader at Cherry Hill's Beck Middle School wanted to know. The answer came not from a textbook or teacher Rebecca Berkowitz but from an even more credible source - a member of the Maasai tribe visiting the school. Cicilia Seleyian's own outfit - a handmade black robe with blue trim topped off with a giant necklace of beads and jangling metal - provided part of the answer. But she went further, asking two of the students to model attire that her fellow Maasai typically wear.
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September 29, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Springside Chestnut Hill's offense has been about as sure of a thing as there is in local football over the last month. For the fourth straight game Saturday, the Blue Devils scored five touchdowns. And for the fifth straight time they won, thumping visiting Hill School, 35-19, in a nonleague game. This week, it was Syaire Madden's turn to erupt. He rushed for 302 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Paul Dooley completed 9 of 18 passes for 230 yards, including two touchdowns to his favorite target, Dylan Parsons.
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September 19, 2014 | By Avery Maehrer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Entering a Wednesday matchup against Girls High, Masterman's Kat Bezhani was one goal shy of tying the school record for career goals in girls' soccer. By game's end, she stood alone as the Blue Dragons' leading scorer. In Masterman's 5-1 victory over visiting Girls High, she tied the record with her first goal early in the game and then, with 12 minutes left in the first half, she drilled the ball into the net from 20 yards. That broke the record set by Nicole Bracciale in 2009.
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September 2, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Erika Taylor, a Pottstown mother of four, the long line for fingerprinting at the UPS Store was just one more roadblock in her quest to reenter the job market and finally gain some stability after moving her children eight times in the last 17 years. It almost didn't happen - for lack of $1. When the clerk at the head of the fingerprinting line noticed Taylor's first and last names were inverted on the registration form, she demanded a dollar for a correction, but the 45-year-old didn't have it. On that day, however, she had help.
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