Athletics News

Spotlighting HGP’s fall sports stars

Holy Ghost Prep's final fall season in the Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) before going independent in 2020-21 was a memorable one as the soccer, golf and cross-country teams all excelled. 

Remembering HGP’s winter sports standouts

HGP student-athletes, including hoops star Tyler Mish (pictured), excelled during the 2019-20 winter sports seasons. Here are season recaps and award winners from the 2019-20 winter athletic season at Ghost.

Testing their mettle 

As part of the school’s move to athletic independence, the Holy Ghost Prep soccer team, a traditional PIAA District One power, will face a top-shelf schedule next fall—including four games vs. Inter-Ac teams, four against Philadelphia Catholic League teams, and three vs. Central League teams. 

Getting his Hall pass

In April, Holy Ghost Prep athletic director Craig Conlin will become one of 12 new inductees into the City of Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Peyton’s place

For a second straight year, Penn State University’s star goalie Peyton Jones, a 2014 HGP alum, has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which is given annually to the top college ice hockey player in the nation.

Peaking at playoff time

With the 2020 PIAA District 1 seeding meeting just around the corner, Holy Ghost Prep (15-3 record) sits at No. 4 in the PIAA District Class 5A rankings—behind only West Chester East, Penncrest, and Unionville. But Tyler Mish and the Firebirds will need to keep winning to keep their lofty seed.

Four HGP student-athletes sign with Division I schools

Four Holy Ghost Prep students signed national letters of intent during a Nov. 13 ceremony: John Neeld, Coppin State (baseball); Jack Mahony, NJIT (lacrosse);  Ben Morschauser, Stony Brook (lacrosse); and Will Binder, La Salle University (baseball).  (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)


HGP athletics declares its independence

After a thorough, year-long analysis of Holy Ghost Prep athletics, Holy Ghost Prep will leave the Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) at the end of this school year and will play an independent schedule starting in the 2020-21 school year. 

To the victor goes the spoils

Holy Ghost Prep's golf team, led by sophomore sensation Calen Sanderson (pictured), won the 2019 Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) title, and saw six players earn All-BAL honors.  

On the Tee for HGP

A total of 83 alumni and friends of Holy Ghost Prep participated in the annual HGP Golf Classic on September 30 at the Union League at Torresdale. The event raised over $44,000 for Holy Ghost Prep athletics. 

Taking their success in stride

Holy Ghost Prep's cross-country team finished the regular season with an impressive record of 9-1 in Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) competition and appears to peaking at the right time with the postseason approaching.