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Aquinas Academy fencers advance to playoffs

| Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, 2:33 p.m.
The Aquinas Academy Fencing team's head coach John Carroll, left, juniors Harry Hardman, Louis D'Angelo, Anthony Buck, and sophomore Nathaniel Jernigan are gearing up for the playoffs.
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The Aquinas Academy Fencing team's head coach John Carroll, left, juniors Harry Hardman, Louis D'Angelo, Anthony Buck, and sophomore Nathaniel Jernigan are gearing up for the playoffs.

Aquinas Academy fencers Harry Hardman, Louis D'Angelo, Anthony Buck and Nate Jernigan closed the regular season against two strong opponents Feb. 24 and 25, bringing their team tally to 6-3 and securing the third seed in the PIFA championship playoffs.

Aquinas hosted the league match ups on Friday where the Aquinas boys foiled a strong Pine-Richland team, winning a tightly contested match 5-4.

The following day the Crusaders lost narrowly 5-4 against the undefeated Taylor Allderdice Steel Dragons.

Team Captain Harry Hardman concluded his regular season with an individual bout record of 28-1.

The Aquinas team took to the fencing strip March 2 at Oakland Catholic High School where they fenced against Peters Township in the first playoff round, losing 5-3 to Peters Township in the semifinals.

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