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HGP to host its annual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday, January 21st!

HGP is a proud supported of the Coaches vs. Cancer Philly School Initiative.  A basketball marathon of games is set for Saturday, January 21st, beginning at 10:00am.  There is a CYO Triple-Header beginning at Noon featuring local 7th and 8th grade programs.  The matchups are as follows:

10:00am   Bensalem vs. HGP (Freshman)
12:00pm   St. Andrew's vs. Calvary
1:30pm     St. Jerome's vs. St. Katherine Drexel (Holland)
3:00pm     St. Christopher's vs. Ancillae Assumpta Academy 
5:30pm     Bensalem vs. HGP (JV)
7:00pm     Bensalem vs. HGP (V)

In addition, promotional items, such as, Coaches vs. Cancer T-Shirts, Socks and Wrist Bands will be available.  We will also auction off an autographed ball signed by the "Philly 6" Basketball Coaches.  All proceeds from this event will fund Coaches vs. Cancer.  Contact Jim Stewart at jstewart@holyghostprep.org for more information.

2017 HGP Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Invitation and Registration Information

Congratulations to our 2017 HGP Hall of Fame Inductees.  The banquet will be held at the Maltese Room, Bensalem PA on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6:00pm.  View the invitation and registration information here.

Spring Sports Information

The spring sports mandatory registration will be held on Wednesday, February 8th.  Please read this INFORMATION LETTER regarding important information for spring sports.  If you have any questions about spring sports, please contact the appropriate coach:

Baseball: Vince Rossomando vrossomando@holyghostprep.org

Lacrosse: Ryan Tessler rtessler@holyghostprep.org

Rowing: JD Bridges jbridges@holyghostprep.org

Tennis: Justin Goulet jgoulet@holyghostprep.org

Track & Field: Mike Meistering mmeistering@holyghostprep.org

Ultimate Frisbee: Tom Croskey tcroskey@holyghostprep.org

College Camps Now Drive Recruiting

Click on this LINK to see the blog post by Recruit U CEO George White '79.  Click HERE to see the article.  Any students having aspirations of playing college sports should take a look.

Lacrosse Night at Chickie's and Pete's NE Philly!  January 21, 2017, 7:00-10:00pm.  Click here to register and pay.  Contact Coach Ryan Tessler at rtessler@holyghostprep.org for more details.

Bowling Remains Undefeated!

The Bowling Team remains undefeated at 9-0 after a recent victory over league rival, Bristol 4-0.  The team now has a 29-3 game record in BAL play.those wins.  Top scorers in the Bristol match: 

Anthony Baum 247
Dan Reifsnyder 482 
John Wisniewski 623
Ryan Callahan  626
John Schrenk 681
Indoor Track and Field looking forward to the Yale Invitational
Congratulations to the 4x800 meter relay team of Samuel Huslin '17, Callahan Lennon '17, Kevin Dineen '17, and Tony Carbino '19 who placed first at this past week's Track and Field Coaches Association Meet at Haverford College. Placing 2nd in the 3000m Run was Mark Featherstone '17, while Sean Lawall '17 also medalled in the High Jump. Each of these athletes has qualified to the end of season Meet of Champions. Good luck to the team as they travel to the Yale Track Classic in New Haven, Connecticut this weekend!
Also congratulations to the following medal winners in the Track & Field Coaches' Association of Greater Philadelphia meet held last Friday, December 30, at Lehigh University: Sean Lawall '17 in the High Jump, Liam Flood '17 in the Mile Run, Sean Dixon '17 in the 3000 meter run, Kevin Trusdell '18 in the Triple Jump, Jarrod Padilla '18 in the 60 meter dash, the Distance Medley Relay of Mark Featherstone '17, Connor McGill '19, Tony Carbino '19, and Tommy Horgan '17, and the 4x400 meter freshman sophomore relay of Mitchell Feyl '20, Andrew Plunkett '19, Brendan McManus '20, and Paul Watkins '20.
Basketball 10-4 Heading into the Bensalem Game
The varsity basketball team continued solid play in the BAL, with a resounding 53-34 win at Lower Moreland on January 17th and then again at Calvary Christian on January 19th, 46-34.  In the Lower Moreland game, senior Aiden Bauer paced the Firebirds with 22 points while seniors Mike McFadden (9) and John McCrane (8) rounded out the scoring in this solid defensive effort.  The team struggled early against Calvary, but turned in another solid defensive effort to get the win.  The team looks forward to the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Game vs. Bensalem at HGP this Saturday at 7:00pm.

Swimming Continues to Achieve District Cut Times, Personal Bests
Congratulations to our swim team on their third straight win over VFMA, 89-51.  The following achieved district cut times and personal bests in the meet:
District Cut Times:
Andrew Iannacone    200 Freestyle  203.29
Matthew Doucette    200 Freestyle  206.58
Andrew Iannacone    500 Freestyle  539.59
Personal Bests:
Robert McLoughlin    200 IM  211.81
Zach Geiser    100 lButterfly 100.74
Samuel Hicks    100 Freestyle 106.94
Grade School Basketball Clinic
The Grade School Basketball Clinic dates for this spring are now posted!  The clinic is available for all grade school girls and boys, grades 3-8.  View the clinic information HERE.  Register HERE.  Contact Jim Stewart at jstewart@holyghostprep.org if you have any questions.

HGP Coaching Opportunities
Assistant V/JV Lacrosse Coach: please visit our Employment Opportunities Page
Assistant Throws Coach: Indoor Track and Field and Outdoor Track and Field - please visit our Employment Opportunities Page

Assistant Rowin Coach - please visit our Employment Opportunities Page

Customized Blankets by Custom Made Comfort

Great gift idea!  Visit this LINK to see custom made blankets for fall sports.  Please contact Tony McBryan at tony@custommadecomfort.com if you have any questions.



2017 HGP Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the 2017 HGP Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees.  All will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6pm at the Maltese Room in Bensalem, PA.

Vince Drybala, '72  Track and Field

Bill Blesi, '95 Soccer

Nelson Redante, '95 Baseball

Grant Holdren, '99 Basketball, Baseball

Dennis Murray '06 Lacrosse

Nick Seravalli '08 Ice Hockey

Joe Gunerman '10 Golf

Special thanks to RecruitU Founder and CEO, George White '79, who spoke to freshman, sophomore and junior students and parents on April 26th.  View the presentation here:

HGP College and Athletics Admissions Night a Great Success!

Thanks to nearly 75 parents, coaches and students who attended our inaugural College Information Night for student athletes.  Our panelists were very informative and realistic about the college application and recruiting process. View the presentation HERE.



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