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Prep beat Knights in semifinals

PHILADELPHIA- This one lived up to all the hype. And with 5 minutes left to play, nobody was leaving their seats. The North Penn Knights (14-1) faced the Saint Joseph's Prep Hawks (13-0) in the PIAA 6A semifinals on Saturday. In a game that could have gone either way, the Hawks were able to better utilize their offensive weapons to clinch the victory 35-25. The first quarter was all defense from both ... Read more »

  • Prep beat Knights in semifinals
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    Prep beat Knights in semifinals

    Anissa Gardizy, Staff Writer

    December 4, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA- This one lived up to all the hype. And with 5 minutes left to play, nobody was leaving their seats. The North Penn Knights (14-1) faced the Saint Joseph's Prep Hawks (13-0) in the PIAA 6A semifinals on Saturday. In a game that could have gone either way, the Hawks were able to better u... READ MORE »»

    After the Hawks (13-0) clinched a 35-25 victory against the Knights (14-1), Head Coach Dick Beck and his team had a post-game talk.

    Anissa Gardizy

  • Inspired LaValla ready for Knights’ next challenge
    Sports

    Inspired LaValla ready for Knights’ next challenge

    Daelin Brown, Staff Writer

    December 2, 2016

    TOWAMENCIN - North Penn senior Zach LaValla has not let his size stop him from doing big things. Playing defensive tackle, there is no doubt the 5’6” LaValla is a tough guy. Although he’s such a tough guy, he’s had to face some even tougher times this season, and found football to be his sanctuary. “I’m... READ MORE »»

    Zach LaValla with his parents at North Penn's senior night game earlier this season

    Daelin Brown

  • A more accepting path for LGBTQ+ community
    Features

    A more accepting path for LGBTQ+ community

    Dillin Bett, Staff Writer

    November 30, 2016

    The concepts of homosexuality and gender identity aren’t ideas that have come into practice in the last century but rather have always been a part of humanity. Ancient societies around the globe embraced the idea of same-sex relationships and “two-spirit” individuals as commonplace in their world. So,... READ MORE »»

    FILE - In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 file photo, people march in the annual Pride Day Parade in Philadelphia. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have focused on a string of victories in states where gay marriage bans were overturned. Same-sex marriage is now legal in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek, File)

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  • New club connects faith and athletics
    Student Life, The Clubhouse

    New club connects faith and athletics

    Anissa Gardizy, Staff Writer

    November 30, 2016

    TOWAMENCIN- North Penn is home to over 75 clubs and activities, and every year, new organizations get added to the ever growing list. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is one of those new clubs, and since it began its existence at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, its strong leadership and open ... READ MORE »»

    Jason Prince 16, Zach Lavalla 58, and Keith Caputo 71take a moment to pray at a football game.

    Daelin Brown

  • Dude, Tom Schmids is back!
    Features

    Dude, Tom Schmids is back!

    Nina Raman, Staff Writer

    November 30, 2016

    TOWAMENCIN- NPHS can expect a Dude Report next week on The Morning Show, because Tom Schmids, one of the dudes, is back after his injury-resulting accident. A couple of weeks ago, Schmids was out filming near Wissahickon with dudes Liam McKee, Daniel Wescoe, and Alonso Barrantes. After successfully filming,... READ MORE »»

    After heading out to film near Wissahickon, Tom Schmids and his fellow dudes decided to climb a cliff. Unfortunately, an unstable rock began to tumble down the cliff, Schmids going down with it. After a few weeks of recovery from injuries that led to hospitalization, Schmids returned to NPHS this Monday.

    Nina Raman

  • Survivor strives to help others
    People in the Pods, Uncategorized

    Survivor strives to help others

    Mikaela Mosley, Editor

    November 29, 2016

    Nearly 78,000 new cases of brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year, and more than 4,600 will be diagnosed to people ages 0-19. Brain tumors are the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children. This year, nearly 17,000 people are estimated to lose their battle... READ MORE »»

    Aaron, Jeremiah, and Lauren at Camp Mak-A-Dream

    submitted photo

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Prep beat Knights in semifinals

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Anissa Gardizy, Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA- This one lived up to all the hype. And with 5 minutes left to play, nobody was leaving their seats. The North Penn Knights (14-1) faced the Saint Joseph's Prep H...  Read More »

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TOWAMENCIN- North Penn is home to over 75 clubs and activities, and every year, new organizations get added to the ever growing list. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is one of...  Read More »

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