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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
February 19, 2020

            Checking into the game early in the third quarter with his team trailing by 15 points, Honor Huff received a message from Perkiomen School head coach Thomas Baudinet. "He whispered in my ear, 'Now is your time,'" Huff said. "I knew I had

Joe Johnston, left, and Philip Byriel, right, surround a 

Germantown Academy player during Perkiomen School's

state tournament opener.

to take the game over."

            Huff helped rally the Panthers to a 70-60 overtime victory over Germantown Academy in the opening round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament on Friday, Feb. 14. The guard delivered a game-high 22 points.

            The following day, Perkiomen School's sixth man again played a leading role in a 66-35 second round victory over Mercersburg Academy. Huff, a 5-foot-8 junior from Brooklyn, finished with 23 points. His flurry of eight consecutive points during the second quarter helped secure an insurmountable lead.

            "Honor can really shoot," said Steve Payne, the Panthers senior point guard.

            The pair of home victories propelled Perkiomen School, the No. 4 seeded into the tournament's Final Four for the second time in three seasons. The team will take on No. 1 seeded Westtown School at 6 p.m. on Friday to the Montgomery County Community College in Whitpain Township.

            "This is what we've talked about all year," Baudinet said. "Hopefully we can ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
February 19, 2020

            A fourth-place finish by in the boys 200 free relay highlighted Upper Perkiomen's performance in the Pioneer Athletic Conference's open swim meet last weekend. Trevor Cairns, Eric Harter, Kevin Kovalenko and Sean Lyman posted a time of 1:34.19. The quartet added a sixth-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:26.13) on Saturday, Feb. 15 during the meet at Perkiomen Valley High School.

            Neither of the Indians boys or girls team competed for a conference championship. Head coach Brien Kalnoski described the event as a last opportunity to qualify for the District One championship meet, scheduled for Feb. 27-28 at LaSalle University.

            Joseph McGillen finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.16). Harter ended up in 11th place in the 200 free (1:54.27). Michael Szymanski took ninth in the 500 free and 17th in the 100 butterfly.

            The girls were led by a ninth-place finish in the 200 medley relay on Friday, Feb. 14. Laura Cooney, Mia Hang, Caitlyn McKelvy and Emily Francisco posted a time of 2:05.90.

            The quartet hit the district qualifying time they were ...



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