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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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September 30, 2013 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paul Dooley ignited Springside Chestnut Hill for 28 second-half points, and the Blue Devils earned a 35-25 comeback win at Hill School in a nonleague game. Dooley completed 17 of 24 passes for 220 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also ran for 64 yards and a touchdown. Dooley intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter, setting up his own 25-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Parsons. IT made for the final score and put the game out of reach. Owen McAdoo finished with 11 catches for 158 yards and a score for Springside Chestnut Hill.
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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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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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May 11, 2014
SOFTBALL NONLEAGUE Villa Maria 3, Radnor 2: Gabby Costagliola started host Villa Maria's eighth-inning rally Friday with a single and a stolen base. After Briana Wright singled to move Costagliola to third, Maddie Abbot's base hit ended the game. Lower Moreland 14, Academy of the New Church 10: Erica Fleck doubled and homered for visiting Lower Moreland. Germantown Friends 4, Hill School 0: Lizzie Becker pitched a five-hit shutout and struck out six for host Germantown Friends.
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May 4, 2014
SOFTBALL SUBURBAN ONE CONTINENTAL Central Bucks South 5, Hatboro-Horsham 4: Maddie Bieber knocked in the winning run to cap a four-run seventh inning for visiting Central Bucks South. INTER-AC LEAGUE Episcopal Academy 10, Springside Chestnut Hill 0: Ariana Feliziani went 3 for 3 with a double to help Episcopal earn the home win. CENTRAL LEAGUE Garnet Valley 12, Penncrest 1: Sam Tomasetti slammed two home runs over the fence and drove in five runs as Garnet Valley cruised to the home win. Haverford High 5, Ridley 0: Bridget Newman pitched a two-hitter in Haverford's road win. Newman struck out five and didn't issue a walk.
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April 16, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Lee spent much of last summer in a laboratory in Seoul, South Korea, where he passed hours studying cancer cells under a microscope, taking measurements, and painstakingly replicating test results. He also set aside a few weeks for a trip to Africa, where he helped deliver medical services to remote villages in Tanzania. Lee has plenty more planned for the future. But first he has to graduate from high school. After that, it's off to college, followed by medical school, and then a career that he intends to devote to finding a cure for cancer.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
The basepaths are getting pretty lonely when the Springfield (Delco) softball team takes the field lately. Tori DePietro pitched the second no-hitter in as many days for the Cougars, who topped visiting Harriton, 15-0, in a four-inning Central League game Wednesday afternoon. DePietro struck out five, issued no walks, and missed out on the perfect game only because of two Springfield errors. At the plate, DePietro went 2 for 2 with two runs, two RBIs, and two walks. On Monday, Courtney Scarpato tossed a five-inning no-hitter for Springfield, which has allowed two hits in 16 Central League innings this year.
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March 31, 2014 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
After every Moorestown goal, the Quakers players who weren't on the field ran along the sideline, stopped at the end, and ran back to where they had been standing with their coaches. It was a way for the bench guys to get involved in the game, fired up, and supporting their teammates. But their coach suspects there was another reason. "I think they were cold and they tried to warm up a little bit," Moorestown's Baron Wallenhurst said. The players ran back and forth nine times as the Quakers cruised to a 9-3 lacrosse victory Saturday against visiting Hill School (Pa.)
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March 15, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien and Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writers
Dave Rackovan has stepped down as football coach at Central Bucks South after four seasons. He also will resign his position as athletic director at the end of the school year. Rackovan, who guided the Titans to a 26-18 record, is leaving to become the football coach and director of summer programs at the Hill School in Pottstown. "With the two jobs at South, there was a constant personal struggle trying to get all the things done that needed to be done in both roles," Rackovan said.
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February 24, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Heading to its third Pennsylvania Independent Schools championship game since 2007, the Hill School boys' basketball team knew it had to play its game to claim the title finally. Saturday night, that's exactly what happened. The Blues downed Westtown, 56-50, at Malvern Prep to win their first state title. As the buzzer sounded, the Hill student section rushed the court. The wave of students helped ease the pain of the two misses over the last eight seasons. Bryce Allen, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the first quarter, spurred the win. He had four three-pointers in the first quarter.
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