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     The Quake
    September 22, 2017   |   Kudos   |   In Class   |   Who's Who   |   Featured Events   |   Share This Page
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    Successful night for everyone involved

    The QCHS football team hammered Wissahickon 32-13 in a Suburban One League American Conference game last Friday night at Alumni Field. The cheerleaders and football team honored children fighting cancer. You can see more photos below in Who’s Who. Cheerleaders raised $1,000 by selling T-shirts.

    The Panthers ran for 268 yards, threw for 124 yards and held the Trojans scoreless for more than 39 minutes. Quakertown took a 25-0 lead into the half. Michael Terra ran the first one in from 12 yards away late in the first quarter and quarterback Brad Bryan hit a diving Tim Shevlin midway through the second to make it 13-0. Christian Patrick scored from two yards out and Bryan connected with Christian Morano for a six-yard score in the final minute before halftime to make it 25-0. Patrick scored his second touchdown, a 13-yard run, early in the fourth quarter to make it 32-0. QCHS plays at Upper Dublin at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday). The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. but coaches for both teams wanted to get their athletes as much rest as possible before night games on Thursday, Sept. 28. The Panthers are 3-1.

     
       
     

    Alumni experiencing success in athletics

    Suburban One Sports recently posted information about how local athletes are faring in college. The following QCHS alumni were included.

    Shippensburg senior Alex Balla cracked the top 10 with a time of 26:54 at the Division II/III Challenge hosted by Kutztown University. In Temple’s 9-1 loss at No. 14 Northwestern, sophomore Becky Gerhart had a defensive save. Sophomore quarterback Thomas Garlick went 12-for-18 and threw for 148 yards in Ursinus College’s 35-28 win over Juniata in Saturday’s Centennial Conference thriller. Sophomore Eric Dzienisewski intercepted a pass in Shippensburg’s 31-0 road shutout at Clarion on Saturday. It marked the third straight game to start the season that he has intercepted a pass. He also had two tackles. In Shippensburg’s 41-33 win at Gannon last Saturday, Dzienszewski intercepted a pass in the end zone. He also had a team-high eight tackles. Linzi Wolfe scored the lone goal of the day on a free kick to lead West Chester to a 1-0 win over Mercyhurst on Saturday.
     
    Sophomore Aubrianna Stetina earned a 6-3, 6-4 win at fifth singles in East Strousburg’s 5-3 loss at Scranton on Saturday. In ESU’s 5-4 loss at Caldwell, Stetina earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at fifth singles. Haley Sheehan had eight kills and one block in Cairn University’s 3-0 loss to Elizabethtown on Thursday. In Tuesday’s 3-0 sweep of the College of Staten Island, Sheehan shared the team lead with 10 kills. In Cairn’s 3-2 win over Gwynedd Mercy, Sheehan had 17 kills, and in Cairn’s 3-0 loss to Lancaster Bible, Sheehan had seven kills.
       
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    Shopping means dollars for district

    Grocery Outlet brought District Services Center employees breakfast last week, along with a check for $370, representing the proceeds of the fundraiser from May to September 2017. Owners gave QCSD 3% of the total groceries purchased in that time period. Shoppers simply need to tell the cashier which school they would like to support.

       
     

     Students address board, make their case for graduation

    Ben Wackerman and several other seniors spoke to the School Board last week to ask that graduation be held indoors, instead of in Alumni Field. Last school year the board voted to hold all future graduations outdoors. Administration research indicated that holding the event outdoors would cost nearly as much as at an indoor venue because of equipment and labor. Graduations were held at Stabler Arena from 2003 to 2005. Last year it was held at PPL in Allentown. A student survey showed that students want graduation held indoors because of greater seating capacity no matter what the weather.

       
     

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    Athletes working hard

    The girls’ soccer team was 5-2 as of yesterday. The girls beat Cheltenham 4-0 and Haley Pursel scored a hat trick.  Haley, a junior center, scored off an Ashley Gluck assist with four seconds left in the first overtime to lead QCHS to a 1-0 victory over Saucon Valley in a nonleague game Monday. Senior goalie Morgan Small, above, made two big saves to get the Panthers to overtime. She finished with nine saves for the game. Jeff Pursel Photography provided the fabulous photo above and many more, which will be posted on the high school and district pages.

    The tennis team shut out Springfield, 7-0, for their third team win in a week. Their record is 5-6. The field hockey team stands at 2-6; girls’ volleyball at 1-8; boys’ soccer at 1-5-1. The golf and cross-country teams continue to gain experience. In a recent golf match, the boys and girls played into the dark on their toughest course yet. Corey Cope fired the low round.

       
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     Neidig mural finished

    Neidig students finished the pieces and art teacher Kristine Caputo put it together. The artist Kelsey Montague (http://kelseymontagueart.com/whatliftsyou/) inspired piece is ready to take flight. QCSDTV News students will create a video next week to show a clever way the giant butterfly can get some air!
     
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    Football games offer people the opportunity to watch the Panther football team. They also offer a place for the community to gather. Many people watch the game. Others watch other people! Last Friday night, the football team and cheerleaders raised awareness of pediatric cancers. Students Shayna Kelly and Gianna D'Angelo took the photos in the gallery below.

       
     
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