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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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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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Boys' Basketball CATHOLIC LEAGUE Roman Catholic 89, West Catholic 42 Archbishop Carroll 79, Archbishop Ryan 48 Father Judge 80, Archbishop Wood 71 St. Joseph's Prep 70, Bishop McDevitt 32 Neumann-Goretti 97, Bonner-Prendergast 65 Conwell-Egan 49, Lansdale Catholic 37 La Salle 54, Cardinal O'Hara 32 FRIENDS SCHOOLS LEAGUE Westtown 74, Germantown Friends 36 MID-ATLANTIC PREP LEAGUE Hill School 54, Lawrenceville 45...
NEWS
January 14, 2016 | Staff Report
The Cherry Hill Board of Education is expected next month to adopt a policy to allow transgender students to use facilities, including restroom and locker rooms, based on whether they identify as male or female. Parents or guardians are required to provide a letter confirming a student is "gender nonconforming," according to the proposed policy. If the parents or guardians do not consent, the policy calls for a meeting between schools officials "to determine how the student's gender identity shall be addressed by the school district.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
Welcome to the high school a cappella thunderdome. Cherry Hill East High School's a cappella group, Stay Tuned, will be featured on Pitch Slapped , Lifetime's new reality show about the cutthroat world of singing sans instruments. Pitch Slapped premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The show is set up as a classic underdog story, with Stay Tuned taking on the juggernaut Highland Voices team of Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, N.J. In preparation for the Summer Invitational, each team is coached by an expert from the a cappella world.
SPORTS
December 21, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Staff Writer
While the season is still young, the stakes were high Saturday in a matchup of Catholic Academies girls' basketball standouts. Both Gwynedd Mercy and host Mount St. Joseph entered the game undefeated with sole possession of first place on the line. Behind Sarah Wills' 15 points and five rebounds, Mount. St. Joseph claimed the top spot with a 50-43 win over Gwynedd Mercy. The senior also had two assists and a pair of steals for the Magic (8-0, 3-0 league), who are ranked No. 5 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer.
SPORTS
November 19, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
At one point Tuesday, Penn Charter's starting goalie could barely see. The Quakers still did not let up a goal. Jay Jennings and Kyle Early combined on a shutout as fourth-seeded Penn Charter eliminated visiting No. 5 Hill School, 2-0, in a PAISAA boys' soccer quarterfinal. Jennings (three saves) came out briefly in the second half after his one of his contact lenses ripped. Early made two saves while Jennings was checked out on the sideline. Sean McKee and Conrad Williams scored for the Quakers.
SPORTS
November 18, 2015 | By Jack Goodwillie, Inquirer Staff Writer
Julianna Tornetta tied a career high with six goals Monday as third-seeded Agnes Irwin topped visiting No. 6 Westtown, 8-1, in a PAISAA field hockey quarterfinal. Elizabeth Dallara and Jax VanderVeen also scored. Grace Weise added three assists. No. 2 Notre Dame 7, No. 7 Springside Chestnut Hill 1 - Quinn Maguire scored the first of six first-half goals for the hosts. Sara Jane Quigley had a goal and two assists, and Mary Kate Neff added a goal and an assist. PAISAA Boys' Soccer Quarterfinal Connor Gregory had a goal and three assists to lead host No. 1 Haverford School to a 5-1 win over No. 8 Friends' Central.
SPORTS
November 14, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Goalie Pietro Berghella's punch gave Germantown Friends a chance on Thursday. A.J. Mowafi's kick provided the knockout blow. After two scoreless overtimes, Berghella dove to his left and used both fists to turn away host Episcopal Academy's third penalty kick. Two shooters later, Mowafi left-footed it past the goalie to complete a perfect round of PKs, and the 10th-seeded Tigers advanced, 5-3, in the first round of the PAISAA state boys' soccer tournament. It was the first state playoff win in program history.
SPORTS
November 13, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryan Wallace picked a good time to record Hill School's first hat trick of the year. Wallace scored every goal Wednesday for the fifth-seeded Blues in a 3-1 victory over visiting No. 12 Germantown Academy. The win moves Hill School into the PAISAA state boys' soccer quarterfinals, where it will face either Penn Charter or Westtown. Wallace scored two of his goals after halftime to break open a 1-1 game. Germantown Academy's Eric Greenwood scored in the first half to knot things up at one. PIAA State Class AAA Soccer First Round Conestoga advanced past Emmaus, 6-5, on penalty kicks in Allentown.
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