May 17, 2013 |
BY THE TIME he's ready to play Saturday night, Michael Keir might be exhausted from shaking his head back and forth. Keir, a 6-2, 215-pound quarterback from Roman Catholic High, remains bothered and bewildered, even disgusted, by the fact only 28 players will represent Non-Public vs. Public - the roster limit is 50 per team - in the 39th annual City All-Star Football Classic, set for 7 o'clock at Northeast High. "Twenty-eight? That might be generous," Keir said yesterday. "Since they counted up that many, I'd bet we've lost a few more.
September 15, 1990 |
Two of The Inquirer's Top 10 football teams - No. 7 Norristown and No. 10 Plymouth-Whitemarsh - were scrambling yesterday to find new opponents after their scheduled games with Penn Charter were called off because of a conflict in eligibility rules. Norristown, which had been scheduled to visit Penn Charter today, could not find an official opponent, so it will scrimmage Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey. Plymouth-Whitemarsh, which was to meet Penn Charter at home on Sept. 29, is "desperately looking for a game," athletic director Charles Forster said.
September 7, 1987 |
Bill Michuda, whose teams won 20 games or more in his three seasons as basketball coach at Penn Charter, has resigned the position to seek a teaching job. Michuda, who served as a full-time substitute teacher last year at Lower Merion High, apparently is in line for a teaching and basketball coaching position at Souderton High. "Even if he doesn't get the Souderton job, Bill just felt it wasn't the best situation for our kids, (with his) having to come over from Lower Merion every day," Bill Gallagher, Penn Charter athletic director, said yesterday.
January 13, 2013 |
Central's Chris Bing was giving up only two inches to Penn Charter's Mike McGlinchey. It was the nearly 100-pound difference in weight that caused the most concern. "Yeah, it was hard," Bing said. "He's a big kid. I just tried to put my body on him, push him as far away from the basket as possible. " McGlinchey fared well Saturday, collecting 25 points for the hosts, but it was the rail-thin Bing and the visiting Lancers who prevailed, 59-42, in a nonleague basketball game. "I think I've got some scars after that," joked Bing, a 6-foot-7, 180-pound junior.
January 24, 2004 |
It is hard to believe that a Penn Charter boys' basketball team that looked so dominant last night actually was struggling with a 6-6 record at one time this season. But that seems like ages ago to the Quakers, who rolled to a 69-44 Inter-Academic League victory at Episcopal Academy. The win was the seventh straight for streaking Penn Charter (13-6, 5-0), the defending league champion. Episcopal dropped to 15-3 overall, and 2-3 in the league. Penn Charter entered the game ranked sixth in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer.
October 9, 1993 |
Minutes after yesterday's 35-6 demolition of Valley Forge Military Academy, Penn Charter football coach Bill Gallagher admitted that he was worried before the game started. The reason? The Valley Forge game was sandwiched between last week's 14-7 non-league win over a tough Shawnee team from New Jersey and the start of the Inter-Ac League season next week against Malvern Prep. So if the Little Quakers were going to suffer a letdown, Gallagher feared this would be the week.
November 8, 1993 |
With his team facing one of the top quarterbacks in the area, Episcopal Academy coach Jim Auch couldn't have asked for more ideal weather Friday when the Churchmen went to Penn Charter. Overcast skies, steady rain and increasingly muddy conditions dictated a grind-it-out football game. But Auch watched in dismay as Episcopal (2-5-1 overall, 0-3 Inter-Ac) turned over the ball six times and played suspect defense in a 35-6 loss to the Quakers (7-0, 3-0). "I didn't have any visions of grandeur," Auch said.
November 13, 1995 |
The Germantown Academy football team learned a harsh, cruel lesson about adversity Saturday from its longtime Inter-Academic League archrival. With a crushing, season-ending 40-13 defeat to host Penn Charter, the Patriots will not soon forget the punishment they absorbed from a team that outperformed them in every phase of the game. Just two weeks after putting together their finest effort of the season in a 16-9 setback to Hun School (N.J.), the Patriots (3-6-1 overall, 0-3-1 league)