Athletic Recognition Night 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:30pm in Chapman Arena. Please read the information letter under "Sports Forms." Click here to register and pay online.
Summer Basketball Clinics for Boys & Girls going into 7th/8th/9th Grade as well as Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field Camp Information: Dates and registration information can be found at www.summer.holyghostprep.org.
Coming in the Fall of 2015: HGP Crew!
Beginning in Fall 2015, Holy Ghost Prep will be adding Crew to our interscholastic sports inventory. There is a great deal of excitement to get this program off the ground, and follow in the footsteps of our current successful athletic programs. More details will follow in the coming months.
The search for our head coach and assistant has begun as well. Click here
for the job posting.
Spring Teams Overcome Weather for Good Starts
The Varsity Baseball team has remained undefeated, now 10-0. The team has outscored its opponents 98-5 in the first 10 games. The team continues to produce great pitching and defense. Seniors Tim Brennan (Perfect Game vs. Lower Moreland, 2nd all time in HG History!) and Curtis Staropoli currently 3-0 and have 0.00 ERAs. Seniors Luke Duris and Nick Payesko combined for a solid win over Church Farm recently, 12-2.
At the plate, the Firebirds remain steady. Senior Tom Merrigan leads the team in batting average (.714) with seniors Nick Payesko and Tim Brennan batting .526 and .476, respectively. Senior Pete Oline leads the team in RBI with 9 and Junior Nolan Jones has five extra base hits (4 doubles, 1 triple) thus far. The team will face tough challenges with two league games vs. Devon Prep coming up, as well as tough non-league competition vs. Pennsbury, Steinert, LaSalle and Council Rock South in the coming weeks. Good luck to Coach Keith Smeraglio and the team as April winds down.
Varsity Lacrosse continues to battle adversity with illnesses and injuries. Recent wins over Neshaminy (14-6) and New Hope (23-2) have boosted the team's confidence. Senior Greg Price had a career high 25 Saves in a tough loss to top rated Garnet Valley recently. Senior Alex Yake scored 5 goals vs. Neshaminy. Senior Michael Major scored 4 Goals and 4 Assists vs. New Hope. The team is currently 4-3 in District One play.
On April 23rd, the lacrosse program had the honor of hearing Ret. Lt. Commander John Choate, former Navy Seal, speak to the entire lacrosse program. The theme of his talk had to do with team work and staying together. The stories he shared were profound. Special thanks to the Dolce family for making this happen. Good luck to Coach Ryan Tessler and the team as they continue to get healthy and gel at the right time!
Track & Field
The track & field team is continuing its tradition of success. So far the team has three individual AAA/AAAA District qualifiers including Eric Kasperowicz '16 in the Discus and Shot Put, Walt McHugh '15 in the Discus, and Samuel Huslin '17 in the 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles, and hopes to add a few more in the coming weeks. A new school record was set at the Kellerman Relays held at Great Valley High School in the 1600m Sprint Medley composed of Killian Lennon '15, Bradford Detrick '15, Samuel Huslin '17, and Patrick Dineen '15.
Notable wins were achieved by the Discus Relay team of Kasperowicz and McHugh at the Kellerman Relays, as well as Samuel Huslin's first place finish in the 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles at the Twin Valley Raider Invitational.
The team has one regular season meet remaining to complete its undefeated season, winning meets so far by almost 100 points. Many athletes have achieved personal best performances and many more medals have been won than are listed here. The team hopes for its 21st consecutive Bicentennial Athletic League Championship on May 8th and 9th
, held at Holy Ghost Prep. Good luck to Coach Mike Meistering and the team as we approach the championship season in May!
The Varsity Tennis team is off to its best start in school history. The team clinched the BAL Championship on April 23rd with a 6-1 victory over New Hope, improving it's overall record to 14-0 and 8-0 in the league. The team has had big wins over league-rival Lower Moreland, Abington, CB West, and CB East. We have had great outings from all team members so far, with a mix of senior leadership and young talented players.
Junior Mike Peters and Freshmen Mark Pabalan each have qualified for the District One AA Singles Tournament. The Tournament begins this Friday, April 24th at Healthplex in Springfield (Delco), PA. Good luck to Coach Justin Goulet '99 and the team as the District One Team Playoffs get underway in May.
Ice Hockey brings home the school's first STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!
Congratulations to our ice hockey team, 2015 Pennsylvania State Champions! The team defeated Penguins Cup Champion Canon-McMillan High School 6-4 at the Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State University. Hundreds of students, parents, alumni and friends made the trip to Happy Valley for this historic occasion.
The game got off to a tough start for the Firebirds as we trailed in the first period 1-0. But we showed great resiliency and determination, scoring the next four goals of the game. The team took a 4-1 lead into the first period, but Canon-McMillan would not quit. The third period featured furious action from end to end. Canon-McMillan came within one goal twice in the period. But every time they scored, we had the answer, including Nick Bohatiuk's empy netter to seal the deal with time runing out. Congratulations to Coach Gump Whiteside and Assistants John Seravalli, Bob Posey and John Soroka '97 on their effort and leadership.
Senior Nick Bohatiuk led all scorers with four goals. Freshman Kyle Peter netted two goals and an assist. Juniors Bobby Freiling (2 assists), Nolan Jones and Marko Bohatiuk (each 1 assist) had very strong games as well. Senior Alex Taylor made huge saves when they mattered the most, stopping 29 shots.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ICE HOCKEY TEAM!
2015 PENNSYLVANIA HIGH SCHOOL ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SOCCER TEAM!
2013 and 2014 PIAA STATE CHAMPIONS! Back to Back Champs!
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