Athletics News

Mel Lindsey is leaving his legacy at Ghost

The Northeast Times profiled HGP senior basketball player Mel Lindsey, the son of a high school coach who hits the books as hard as he hits the glass for the Firebirds. A Maguire Scholar, Lindsey maintains a 3.16 grade point average in the classroom.

HGP ice hockey edges Malvern Prep in APAC Outdoor Classic  

On Jan. 11, the Holy Ghost Prep ice hockey team scored three times in the first period and went on to a 6-5 win over Malvern Prep in the Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference (APAC) Outdoor Classic at Spring Mountain in Schwenksville, Pa.

Holy Ghost Prep hoops team is playing its best basketball

The Holy Ghost Prep varsity basketball team is now 8-6 on the season—thanks to its current four-game winning streak. With seven games left in the regular season, the senior-laden Firebirds are seeded seventh in the current PIAA District One Class 5A rankings. 

Early riser Ian Hendrix set for his senior year

The Northeast Times profiled HGP senior basketball player Ian Hendrix, who arrives at school at 6 a.m. to get up extra jump shots before school starts. A true scholar-athlete, Hendrix maintains a 4.25 grade point average in the classroom. (Photo courtesy of Douglas Benedict/Academic Image)

2022-23 season preview -- HGP swimming

The 2022-23 HGP swim team should be strong, led by returning swimmers like Aidan Sloan, TJ Farrell, Brian Chewning, Liam Halligan, and Peter Patrick. 

2022-23 season preview -- HGP basketball

Holy Ghost Prep head coach Tony Chapman ’71 enters his 45th season with 914 career victories. With a 16-man roster that includes 13 seniors who clearly know the Ghost way, Chapman’s impressive win total should continue to grow. (photo courtesy of Douglas Benedict/Academic Image)

2022-23 season preview -- HGP ice hockey

The 2022-23 Holy Ghost Prep ice hockey team will be led by its 10 seniors, including this year's captains Landon Stout, Brady Baehser, and John Seravalli. 

Two HGP baseball players see Division One dreams come true

On November 9 in Holy Ghost Prep’s Chapman Arena, HGP baseball players Matt Goldenbaum and Aiden Robbins saw their Division One dreams become a reality as they signed national letters of intent to attend the University of South Florida and Seton Hall University, respectively.

Labrant "Deuce" Davis is right at home at Ghost

The Northeast Times profiled Holy Ghost Prep senior Labrant "Deuce" Davis, the starting left wing on the Firebirds' soccer team who is excelling on the field and in the classroom. (photo courtesy of Robert Barnes/Pro Action Sports)

HGP cross-country team three-peats as District 1 champs 

HGP's cross-country team captured a third straight PIAA District 1 Class 2A cross-country team title on October 28 at Lehigh University. The Firebirds had five top-20 finishers in the District I race: Ciaran Chambers (second place), Papakojo Danquah (third place), Daniel Perez (fourth place), Brendan DiEnna (11th) and Jack Evans (18th).

Teeing off for Ghost athletics  

On September 26, over 100 golfers participated in the 2022 HGP Golf Classic at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, raising $40,000 in proceeds for HGP athletics.

HGP to build a new turf field and significantly increase its endowment

At the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 11, Holy Ghost Prep president Gregory J. Geruson ’79 delivered his annual state-of-the-school address—announcing a “Tradition Rising” capital campaign that will result in a new Duaime Athletic Complex and a $3 million increase in the school’s endowment.

HGP cross-country team begins its District One title defense

Holy Ghost Prep cross-country runners Guru Patel '25, Nicholas Giordano '26, Jack Evans '23, Papakojo Danquah '24, and Patrick McGowan '26 accept the first place Class AA trophy at the 2022 Moravian Lions Invitational. The Firebirds are the two-time defending District One Class AA champs. 

HGP athletics officially partners with Under Armour

Holy Ghost Prep has entered into a five-year partnership with Under Armour, naming the global performance brand as the official outfitter for HGP athletics. (photo courtesy of Douglas Benedict/Academic Image)

2022 season preview -- Holy Ghost Prep golf

Second-year HGP golf coach Norm Muller will rely on his two returning varsity players, senior Aidan Irons and junior Eric Holt, to be the team leaders for the 2022 Firebirds.

Off to a flying start

Holy Ghost Prep alum Nolan Jones ’16 couldn’t have scripted a better start to his major league baseball career. In his first week after being called up to the majors by the Cleveland Guardians on July 8 in Kansas City, Jones has batted .333 with one home run and eight RBIs.

Ten Holy Ghost Prep student-athletes earn all-area recognition

The Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer recently named their annual all-area teams for the spring 2022 season and a total of 10 Holy Ghost Prep student-athletes, including tennis players Felix Flis and Paul Pabalan, earned spots on these all-area teams.

HGP baseball’s history-making run falls just short

The Holy Ghost Prep baseball team made history this spring—winning a third consecutive PIAA District 1 Class 4A title and then making it all the way to the program’s first-ever state championship game before falling, 10-9 to Montour at Penn State’s Medlar Field on June 16.

HGP rowers qualify for U.S. Nationals

At the recent U.S. Rowing Mid-Atlantic Championships, Holy Ghost Prep senior Chris Conboy and junior Cole Smiley won the silver medal and seniors Stanley “Stash” Gondek and Joe Pintimalli took home the bronze medal in the men’s youth pairs—securing bids to the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida next month.

HGP baseball to face a tough 2022 schedule

The Holy Ghost Prep baseball team, a traditional PIAA District One power, will face a top-shelf 2022 schedule this spring. The 20-game slate includes 10 games against Philadelphia Catholic League teams and four contests vs. Inter-Ac competition.

HGP’s Junior Firebirds program is back

Every Sunday morning through mid-March, a group of Holy Ghost Prep students—led by sophomore Bobby Williams and HGP student government—will run one-hour basketball clinics for area special-needs children in the Holt Center. The program was the brainchild of HGP alum John Burke ’20, now at sophomore at Miami (Fla.), and was spurred by the closing of a local basketball program his autistic brother Tony attended. 

Getting the call to the Hall

Six former Holy Ghost Prep student-athletes and one longtime coach (Bruce Simon) were inducted into the HGP Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 29 at the Bensalem Country Club. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio) 

 

 

 

  

HGP lacrosse announces 2022 schedule

The Firebirds return the core of last year’s PIAA District 1 Class AA playoff team, led by three returning second-year captains in Max Rittenmeyer, Ryan Forde, and CJ Walker.  (photo courtesy of Douglas Benedict/Academic Image) 

Onward and upward

Holy Ghost Prep senior James Corbett, the 2021 PIAA District One individual cross-country champion and one of the top students in HGP's Class of 2022, is pondering a future that will have continuing to look forward as a collegiate runner, while also gazing upward as his intended field of study is aerospace engineering.

2021-22 winter season preview -- Holy Ghost Prep bowling

Third-year HGP bowling coach Norm Muller is excited about his team—and with good reason. Led by senior Tyler Muller, the Firebirds are off to a 2-0 start, defeating both Devon Prep, 3-1 on Dec. 6 and Dock Mennonite, 4-0 on Dec. 7.

2021-22 winter season preview -- Holy Ghost Prep basketball

Tony Chapman enters his 44th season at the helm of the Firebirds with 901 career wins. His eye-popping win total figures to grow considerably this winter—given Chapman’s X-and-O acumen combined with the overall skill level of the 2021-22 Firebirds. 

2021-22 winter season preview -- Holy Ghost Prep swimming

Co-head coaches Ed Roussel and T.J. Farrell have an exciting team with several strong returning seniors in PIAA state swimmer Patrick Lichtner (pictured), PIAA District 1 swimmer James Samuel, and PIAA District 1 qualifier Kamil Rozanski. 

Pledging his allegiance to the Irish  

Holy Ghost Prep senior Calen Sanderson signed his national letter of intent on November 10 to continue his academic and golf career at the University of Notre Dame. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio) 

The Call to the Hall

Six former Holy Ghost Prep student-athletes, including former HGP standout ice hockey goalie Jim Britt ’00 (pictured), and one longtime coach will be inducted into the HGP Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Bensalem Country Club.