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Spring-ford girls honored at state Capitol

By Evan Brandt,

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

HARRISBURG — To the applause of more than 200 state lawmakers, family and friends at the state Capitol building, the state champion Spring-Ford High School girls’ basketball team and coaches were recognized Wednesday by the state House of Representatives.
They were presented with an official Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ citation.
“This team of young women showed what can be done with teamwork and dedication and I’m proud that we were able to host them for a visit to the state Capitol and to acknowledge their achievements in the chamber of the House of Representatives,” said state Rep. Mark Painter, D-146th Dist.
“Congratulations to the players, coaching staff, families and everyone associated with this year’s championship team,” said state Rep. Mike Vereb, R-150th Dist. “These young women showed discipline on the basketball court all year, which is the key to success in sports and in the classroom.”
“We are all very proud of the accomplishments of this outstanding group of young women, said state Rep. Tim Hennessey, R-26th Dist.
“This team shows what can happen when hard work, dedication and spirit are applied in sports and in life,” Hennessey said. “It was a privilege to have them with us on the floor of the house today.
The honor was replicated by a similar ceremony in the state Senate chambers during which state Sen. John Rafferty, R-44th Dist., and state Sen. Andrew Dinniman, D-19th Dist.
On March 22, Spring-Ford won the PIAA Class AAAA championship at the Giant Center in Hershey with a 60-45 victory over Cumberland Valley, finishing the season with a 32-2 record.
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