October 3, 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 be decision-making, not scoring goals - although her knack for that is a sight to behold.
February 9, 2014 |
The contest was about a minute and a half old when Margaret Anne Hubbell gave the first indication of what kind of basketball game it was going to be. A senior forward for Germantown Academy, Hubbell posted up a Penn Charter defender, received a pass, and muscled her way to the basket, getting fouled in the process. Hubbell plays the game in an undeniably physical way, and her body takes a beating over 32 minutes. She used her grit to the Patriots' advantage on Friday, as GA defeated the host Quakers, 51-36, in an Inter-Ac League matchup.
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.
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.
May 5, 2012 |
Like Malvern Prep's baseball team, which is closing in on another Inter-Ac League title, Nick Bateman likes to drive in the fast lane. Exhibit A is Bateman's baby, a souped-up 2005 Ford Mustang. "I like the way it sounds, the color [red], the feel of the ride," he said. On Friday, Bateman, a senior centerfielder and four-year fixture in the starting lineup, helped steer the visiting Friars to an 8-2 victory over Inter-Ac rival Penn Charter. The 6-foot, 185-pounder went 1 for 3 with an RBI. He provided a sacrifice fly in the third inning and hit a double-play groundout to second base that resulted in a run in a four-run fifth.
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.