December 11, 2002 |
With time running down in the first quarter of yesterday's high school basketball game between Penn Charter and St. John Neumann, the Quakers' Sean Singletary dribbled the ball upcourt, glanced quickly at the clock and heaved a three-pointer from near halfcourt. Singletary was fouled hard and crashed to the floor, but not before the ball swished through the net. His teammates mobbed the junior, and a host of college recruiters smiled and scribbled in their notebooks. That is the reason Singletary transferred from Perkiomen School to Penn Charter.
May 9, 2010 |
Liz Flemming spoke as if her team didn't have a chance. Never mind that several of the Academy of Notre Dame's marquee runners weren't competing. Flemming, the girls' track coach at Penn Charter, just couldn't visualize her Quakers winning the Inter-Ac girls' championships. She was wrong. After scoring 139 points Saturday at its home track, Penn Charter celebrated its second title in three seasons. Episcopal Academy (101 points) was a distant second. Notre Dame (60) was third.
September 15, 2011 |
The Penn Charter B+ Soccer Invitational will be held Friday and Saturday, featuring four top high school boys' programs, including nationally ranked St. Benedict's Prep of Newark, N.J. In the opening game at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Salesianum, the defending Delaware champion, will play the host Quakers, the defending Inter-Academic League champs. In the 5 p.m. nightcap, St. Benedict's, No. 2 in the ESPN poll, will meet Wissahickon, a PIAA quarterfinalist last season when it went 18-1-1.
October 31, 1992 |
Brian McCloskey is on a one-year contract as Penn Charter's football coach. Well, it's not exactly a contract. It's more like an interim appointment while athletic director Bill Gallagher takes a coaching hiatus. "He'll be back next year," McCloskey said of Gallagher. "He's still the head football coach. " When McCloskey goes back to his assistant's job next season, he will have something special to remember of his time at the top: yesterday's 23-10 victory over Episcopal Academy, the prohibitive preseason favorite to win the Inter-Ac title this year.
April 12, 1997 |
Joe Larkin was patient and waited for his golden arm to find its rhythm. After Penn Charter's sophomore lefthander hit two of his first three batters, went wild on two throws, and buried three pitches in the dirt in the first inning of yesterday's Inter-Ac opener against Episcopal Academy, he went on to tally his fourth win in four starts. With Larkin striking out seven batters and allowing only three hits, the Quakers came from behind to defeat Episcopal, 13-4, at Penn Charter.
July 11, 2014 |
Color mattered when Roger Gordon attended Penn Charter in the 1950s and '60s. And as a high school athlete, the young man who grew up in North Philadelphia was reminded nearly every day. He enrolled at the private Quaker school in kindergarten in 1956 and may have been the first black student to matriculate straight through when he graduated in 1969 and headed for Princeton. Along the way, he developed an unshakable passion for sports that eventually blossomed into a 48-year career coaching various sports.
January 7, 2007 |
In the last few years of Penn Charter basketball, it's been "In Sam we trust. " Sam Zeglinski, the Quakers' pistol of a point guard, has been the go-to guy for both teammates and opponents alike. The trust, however, had to extend from both directions, especially after Penn Charter suffered through a brutal nonleague schedule. It was brutal because of the high level of competition and because the talented Quakers went a disappointing 5-10. But the Inter-Ac League began its season yesterday, and Zeglinski showed chunks full of trust as he and his teammates steamrollered over Episcopal Academy, 59-39, in the final game of a tripleheader at Arcadia University.
November 20, 2014 |
It was Saturday. The clock read approximately 6:30 p.m. The Penn Charter girls' soccer team had just won its second consecutive Independent Schools state title at Cabrini College when the prospect of a three-peat was first mentioned. Yes, a three-peat would be nice, coach Darci Borski thought, but she wanted to enjoy this championship first. The sentiment from Borski, who in two seasons at the Quakers helm has amassed an overall record of 35-6-4, was justified. It made sense that she wanted to savor this one a little bit longer considering all the obstacles Penn Charter overcame this season.
November 17, 1997 |
Germantown Academy coach Bill Caum sat on the bench minutes after the Patriots had beaten host Penn Charter, 16-14, Saturday in the biggest game of the season for both teams. The Inter-Academic League season finale in the nation's oldest continuous schoolboy rivalry was over, and Caum was as relieved as he was happy that his favored Patriots (8-2 overall, 3-1 league) were able to hang on for the win. Penn Charter (4-5, 2-2), which had controlled the line of scrimmage for most of the game, had failed to convert on fourth and 2 from GA's 31-yard line with 49 seconds to play.
December 28, 1986 |
Penn Charter and Atlantic City both were losers yesterday in the Seagull Classic at Holy Spirit High. Penn Charter, facing Miami Lakes in a semifinal, dropped a 77-63 decision, and Atlantic City went down, 66-62, in a consolation-round game. Penn Charter (10-2) had defeated Atlantic City, 56-49, Friday in the opening round. Miami Lakes (8-1) was led by 6-foot guard Chris Corchiani, who scored 32 points, and 6-7 forward Sean Byrd, who added 21. The Trojans shot a blistering 65 percent from floor, compared with 42 percent by Penn Charter, which was led by 6-foot guard Leon Caldwell.