Athletics News

HGP senior Calen Sanderson captures 2021 PIAA District 1 golf title

HGP senior Calen Sanderson (pictured) sank a 17-foot putt on the second playoff hole to defeat Downingtown West sophomore Nick Gross and capture the 2021 PIAA District 1 3A boys golf individual title on October 5 at Turtle Creek Golf Course in Limerick, Pa.

Teeing off for HGP athletics

On September 27, ninety-eight golfers participated in the 2021 HGP Golf Classic at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale. Thanks to the generosity of the golfers and the event’s sponsors, the annual HGP Golf Classic raised $43,525 in proceeds for HGP athletics.

2021 fall season preview -- Holy Ghost Prep Ultimate Frisbee

The Holy Ghost Prep Ultimate Frisbee team captured the 2021 Philadelphia High School Ultimate Education League (PHUEL) title. This year, Tom Croskey’s team will be led by experienced players such as senior Michael Nipper and juniors Evan Lutz and Nick Lutz.

2021 season preview -- Holy Ghost Prep soccer

Holy Ghost Prep, a traditional PIAA District One power, will face the area’s toughest schedule this fall—including five games against Philadelphia Catholic League teams, three consecutive games against Inter-Ac teams, and three contests vs. Central League teams. 

2021 season preview -- Holy Ghost Prep golf

First-year head coach Norm Muller inherits a strong Holy Ghost Prep golf program—led by rising senior Calen Sanderson (pictured above), the 2020 PIAA Class AAA state champion who is verbally committed to play college golf at the University of Notre Dame. 

2021 season preview -- Holy Ghost Prep cross country

Following the departure of head coach Mark Staudenmeier, Mike Meistering is back as HGP's head cross-country coach. Led by three of the area’s best returning runners in seniors James Corbett and Joe Smith (pictured) and junior Ciaran Chambers, the Firebirds figure to be a force on the district and state levels once again in 2021.  

Norm Muller is named HGP’s new golf coach

Norm Muller (pictured), a former Division I golfer, has been named the new golf coach at Holy Ghost Prep. He inherits a strong Holy Ghost Prep golf program—led by rising senior Calen Sanderson, the 2020 PIAA Class AAA state champion. 

Capturing the ultimate prize

The Holy Ghost Prep Ultimate Frisbee team captured the 2021 Philadelphia High School Ultimate Education League (PHUEL) title by navigating through the two-day tournament with a perfect 6-0 record.

Chris Crawford  ’12 qualifies to play in third U.S. Open

Chris Crawford, a 2012 HGP graduate, qualified to play in his third U.S. Open by shooting five-under par at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. Crawford punched his ticket to the 2021 U.S. Open, which will be played on the South Course at Torrey Pines.

Signed on the dotted line

Ten members of HGP’s Class of 2021 have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.  (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Honoring an icon  

On March 5, Holy Ghost Prep’s iconic basketball coach Tony Chapman ’71 was honored during a special senior class assembly. During the assembly, U.S. congressman Brian Fitzpatrick presented HGP’s iconic coach with a flag that had flown over the Capitol Building. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

Tony Chapman '71 joins the 900-win club

With his team's 71-41 victory over Dock Mennonite on March 4, Tony Chapman became just the sixth high school basketball coach in Pennsylvania history to reach the 900-win plateau. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)

HGP’s next shooting star

Sweet-shooting junior wing Shane Reilly (pictured) has taken on a much more substantial role for Holy Ghost Prep’s 2021 varsity hoops team. (photo courtesy of Robert Barnes, Pro Action Sports LLC)