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.
October 2, 2013 |
Watching Jlon Flippens play for the Penn Charter girls' soccer team, there are many things you notice about her game. There's her speed, prevalent both on and off the ball. Then there are her technical skill and impeccable touch. There's a reason the sophomore plays for the under-15 national team. But during Tuesday's dominating 7-1 win over Episcopal Academy in an Inter-Ac League game, Flippens demonstrated that her most impressive skill might not be scoring goals - although her knack for that is a sight to behold - but rather, her decision making.
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.
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.
January 30, 2010 |
Michael X. Brown, a do-everything type of player for Penn Charter's football team, has committed to St. Francis in Loretto, Pa. The senior said he "felt at home" on his visit to St. Francis and was happy with the scholarship offer he received. For Penn Charter, the 5-foot-8, 160-pound Brown was a quick-footed running back, safety and kick returner. He rushed for 600-plus yards and scored seven touchdowns last season while helping the Quakers to a 5-5 record. Chris Villarrial, a former NFL offensive lineman, was named St. Francis' head coach last month.