September 26, 2015 |
Danny Mea went back to his roots on Thursday afternoon. The senior fullback-turned-quarterback plowed into the end zone on fourth and inches midway through the fourth quarter, and visiting Interboro held on to defeat Penn Charter, 19-17, in a nonleague football game. Mea's run gave the Bucs a 19-10 lead. He also opened the scoring with a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter. Lamar Shaw ran in for a 10-yard TD in the third quarter to give Interboro the lead for good, 12-10. Chris Hummell carried 10 times for 98 yards.
September 25, 2015 |
THE PEOPLE toting babies, in line waiting for their first picture with Santa Claus, couldn't believe it. They refused to believe it. Mike McGlinchey, nearly a year old, was in his first Christmas bib and Janet and Mike McGlinchey, Michael's parents, had a laugh as they tried to convince everyone around them that their oldest was really still a baby - not 3 years old. Then there was the time at Disney World, when curious strangers would approach the...
September 22, 2015 |
With a new head coach and offensive scheme, a reenergized William Tennent football squad is 3-0 and eyeing its first winning season since 2005. "We're pretty excited about the start we've had," senior H-back and inside linebacker Derek Finley said. "Now we have to carry this into our league schedule. " Leo Plenski took over the Panthers after spending five seasons, including three as boss, at Bristol. The 29-year-old was an offensive lineman at Bristol and Lafayette. Tennent, which went 5-6 overall and 2-5 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference last season, rolled to a 54-14 win over Oxford last Friday night.
September 21, 2015 |
Jake McCain was slowed in the early going of the nonleague contest Saturday afternoon against Bishop Shanahan with a slight case of dehydration. "The heat got to me a little bit and then I drank too much water on the sideline," the senior running back and middle linebacker said. Thankfully for Penn Charter, McCain was his usual bullish self down the stretch. He helped the injury- and illness-depleted Quakers put together a 19-play, 88-yard drive over the final 11 minutes of the game to run down the clock and turn back the Eagles, 19-12, in their first game at the school's new turf field.
September 15, 2015 |
ATLANTA - It is an NFL truism that you can't tell that much about a team's season from its opener, but so far with Chip Kelly, that truism hasn't been so true. Kelly's first opener was a head-spinning, 33-27 victory at Washington, in which his offense showed the NFL what was coming. LeSean McCoy (remember him?), who would lead the league in rushing that year, was the NFL leader right out of the gate, with 184 yards on 31 carries. But defensive shakiness and the inability of the offense to gear down and eat clock turned a 33-7 lead into a nailbiter.
May 25, 2015 |
Doc Mittica called it a "quiet confidence. " Mittica, the longtime coach of the Penn Charter softball team, spent 20 minutes of practice Friday in the dugout, talking to the Quakers about their mental approach to the Pennsylvania Independent Schools state championship game Saturday. They weren't going to get too excited. They weren't going to get too hyped. No, what Mittica wanted was a low-key attitude, one their opponent couldn't feed off of. It was a method that seemed to pay off for Penn Charter in a 2-1 win over Episcopal Academy at Villanova for the program's first state title.
May 17, 2015 |
Alex Viscusi has never been one to intentionally walk hitters. The Episcopal Academy hurler says it's been that like that since she was younger. It's not that she doesn't respect batters, the senior says adamantly. It's that she thrives at the prospect of a battle. She's on the mound to pitch, she says, and they are at the plate to hit. It's that simple. What if an opposing batter beats her every trip to the box, though? "Then they beat me every time," Viscusi said after Episcopal's 4-2 Inter-Ac League win at Penn Charter.
May 16, 2015 |
Charlottesville can wait. Avery Shoemaker is not quite ready to end her Penn Charter career. The Virginia-bound senior scored in triple overtime Thursday to send No. 9 Penn Charter to a 13-12 win at No. 8 Hill School in the first round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament. Shoemaker finished with six goals. Hannah Fox added four. Hill School's Bree Gorman scored four times. Inter-Ac Girls' Lacrosse Hannah Keating scored a season-high nine goals to spark host Agnes Irwin to a 20-9 win over Baldwin.
May 14, 2015 |
With drama playing out on two fields Tuesday afternoon, the Inter-Ac baseball league title was decided. Malvern Prep rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to erase a two-run deficit and beat visiting Springside Chestnut Hill, 5-3. Coupled with Penn Charter's 4-3 win over Haverford School, that was enough to give the Friars an outright crown and their fifth straight championship. Chris Butera went 3 for 4 with an RBI. He also picked up the win, going six innings, striking out four and walking two. At Penn Charter, Harrison Timberlake went the distance, striking out five, and Mike Siani hit a two-run homer to right in the third.
May 13, 2015 |
As happy accidents go, Sean Mckee's introduction to lacrosse has turned out to be quite fortuitous. The 5-foot-10 junior goalie might be the backbone of Penn Charter's defense right now, but in sixth grade Mckee was just a kid who couldn't decipher which stick did what. Soccer had been his main sport. When he tried out for the Crooked Crosse Lacrosse Club in Upper Dublin, Mckee said that the coach (Dave Sowers) handed him a goalie's stick because he mistakenly believed Mckee had been a soccer goalie.