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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.
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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May 15, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
With crisp passing and patient prodding, a lacrosse team can dominate the offensive side of the field. A team cannot do that, however, if it cannot first possess the ball. Perhaps that is why 5-foot-7 junior Christian Feliziani is one of the biggest players for Episcopal Academy. In a 5-4 victory over the Hill School in the Inter-Ac Challenge on Wednesday night, the junior faceoff man won 12 of his 13 attempts at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken. His only faceoff loss did not occur until 4 minutes, 51 seconds remained in the fourth quarter.
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May 8, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Abington's Cameron Leech broke a record more than twice as old as he is on Wednesday. The York College-bound midfielder dished out 10 assists and scored one goal in the Ghosts' 18-6 Suburban One National lacrosse victory at Neshaminy. He now has 131 points this season, two more than Ron Forster finished with in 1976. Forster went on to star at Drexel. Hunter Jones added eight goals and one assist for Abington. The Monmouth recruit has 121 points this year, which is the fourth-most in program history.
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April 27, 2015 | By Tyler Harper, Inquirer Staff Writer
Grady Paine's triple in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be huge Saturday. His extra-base hit drove in the go-ahead run, and Hill School defeated visiting Lawrenceville, 4-2, in a nonleague baseball game. Jack Hogan, who started on the mound for the Blues, kept Lawrenceville hitless through the first five innings and struck out eight. In other nonleague action: James McConnon knocked in two runs to help Haverford School defeat visiting Marple Newtown, 5-4. Kevin McGowan had three hits.
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April 27, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Tommy Sopko netted his second goal of the game in overtime to lift Conestoga to a 9-8 win over Downingtown East at the 15th Annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival hosted by Radnor. Chris Brady and Greg Taicher also scored twice. Mike Risser led Downingtown East with three goals. Also in the showcase event: Griffin Flemming and Pete Gayhardt scored three goals apiece, and Michael Marcese made 16 saves to preserve St. Joseph's Prep's 9-8 victory over Garnet Valley. Behind four goals from Paddy Black, Lower Merion downed Central Bucks South, 12-8.
NEWS
March 29, 2015
LACROSSE NONLEAGUE Hill School 18, Lansdale Catholic 2: Amanda Dupell scored four goals and Makena Hanson finished with three goals and one assist to lead the Blues in their home opener. Eileen Carmichael added two goals and one assist. Bree Gorman scored two goals. Carmichael, Hanson, Ally Maner, Giavanna Tabarrini, and Janet Chen all recorded their first varsity goals for Hill School, which reached the first round of the Pa. Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament last season.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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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