February 24, 2014 |
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.
February 24, 2014 |
Shannon McKernan won the 100-yard freestyle and led Germantown Academy's 400 freestyle relay team to a first-place finish Saturday at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at La Salle University. GA won the team title, earning 526 points over the two-day event. McKernan finished the 100 freestyle in 50.82 seconds. She and Patriots teammates Hayli Randolph, Madison Visco, and Meagan Dollard completed the freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 26.37 seconds. Also for the Patriots, Sierra Schmidt won the 500 freestyle in 4:50.8.
February 22, 2014 |
Among the sports John Carroll played while growing up in Ireland were basketball, Gaelic football, golf, rugby, and soccer. Eventually, the 6-foot-8, 220-pounder decided, in part because of a rapid growth spurt, to concentrate on hoops. And to pursue the sport at the highest level, he relocated to Florida three years ago. "A lot of secondary schools in Ireland have basketball, but it's not a big thing over there," said Carroll, now a postgraduate at the Hill School in Pottstown. "My goal in coming here was to get a scholarship to a Division I school.
February 16, 2014 |
Colten Habecker, a dynamic, 6-foot-1 senior forward who in the fall helped break both program and individual records for Hill School, has been named Pennsylvania's Gatorade player of the year in boys' soccer. It is the first time a player from the Hill School has received the Gatorade honor. The Southern Methodist University signee registered 34 goals and 10 assists last season for the Blues, breaking the single-season record by 12 tallies. Habecker finished his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in school history with 60 goals, adding 32 assists.
November 18, 2013 |
All four Hill School shooters converted their penalty kicks, including Mark Forrest with the winner, and the Blues defeated Haverford School to win the Pennsylvania Independent Schools boys' soccer title Saturday at Philadelphia University. Hill won, 4-1, on penalty kicks to break a 1-1 deadlock after regulation and two overtimes. Forrest's winner went to the upper-right corner of the net, well out of the reach of the Haverford School goalie. Senior Shaun Quinn recorded six saves and stopped two penalty kicks.
November 16, 2013 |
After thrilling moments late in regulation and the second overtime, Penn Charter pulled out a victory in penalty kicks over Germantown Academy on Thursday in the semifinals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools girls' soccer tournament. The teams had been tied at 1-1 after regulation and the first OT and at 2-2 after the second extra session. Sophomore Dominique DeMarco scored the winner in the fifth round of penalty kicks. The second-seeded Quakers had led, on a first-half goal by star sophomore Jlon Flippens, until the final 30 seconds of regulation, when Emmy Dolaway scored on a corner kick for GA. After a scoreless first overtime, Riley Yankowich gave the third-seeded Patriots a 2-1 lead early in the second.
November 15, 2013 |
If Gina Buggy had her way, a goal in the Episcopal Academy field hockey scorebook would be recorded something like this: "Goalie save, defender clear, across midfield, assist, goal. " A scoring play for her Churchwomen, she said, typically begins on the other end of the field. "When you call scoring, you give the direct assist, but I think for our team we recognize where that run started," said Buggy, the 28th-year Episcopal coach. "It's the defender who stepped up, cleared the ball, got it to [midfield]
November 14, 2013 |
New Hope-Solebury played defending state champion Mountain View to a scoreless draw through regulation and two overtimes, but Mountain View advanced by winning the penalty-kick shootout, 4-3, in a state Class A boys' soccer semifinal Tuesday at Northern Lehigh. Independent Schools Quarterfinals Sam McDowell recorded his 10th shutout of the season, and Cole Brown, Anthony Liddy, and Evan Wilson scored to lift host Springside Chestnut Hill over Episcopal Academy, 3-0. Haverford School 5, Germantown Academy 0: Connor Gregory's hat trick sparked host Haverford to the rout.
November 11, 2013 |
Matt Lingerman recorded three saves Saturday afternoon and Holy Ghost Prep blanked Moravian, 3-0, in a PIAA Class AA state boys' soccer quarterfinal at Exeter Township. It was Holy Ghost's seventh straight shutout. Mike Kirby had two assists, including a first-half corner kick that was headed in by Pierce Skelly. Joe Braun, who scored in the second half, assisted Adam Snyder's goal three minutes after Skelly's tally. PIAA Class AAA State Quarterfinals Brandon Garcia scored in the first half, but West Chester Rustin could not hold on as it lost to Conestoga Valley, 3-1, at Exeter Township.
November 8, 2013 |
Wednesday was a long time coming for the Penn Charter girls' soccer team. It marked the first day the Quakers could finally call themselves champions. They defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 5-0, in an Inter-Ac League game and clinched at least a share of the first league title in the team's history. The Quakers can win the title outright by defeating Germantown Academy in an 11:30 a.m. game on Saturday. Pa. Independent Schools Tournament. Phoebe McClernon scored both goals for No. 4 seed Notre Dame in a 2-0 victory over No. 13 Shipley in a first-round game.