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.
January 24, 2016 |
Some spectators or opponents may notice Hannah Fox's blue mouth guard first. Others may see the short-sleeve T-shirt in the same color of the Penn Charter girls' basketball team underneath her No. 25 jersey. Neither is superstition, the senior point guard says. They aren't for luck. Rather, Fox just likes it that way - it's what she's always done. Once you get past the mouth guard and the shirt, there's much more to notice about the sharpshooting Fox. Usually, you'll notice it quickly - the first time she gets the ball in her hands.
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.
December 21, 2014 |
It did not matter who you were for the Archbishop Ryan girls' basketball team Friday. You were going to shoot if you had the basketball behind the three-point line. And chances were, the shot would fall. Whether the player shooting from beyond the arc was a starting guard such as Shayna Rodriguez, a starting forward such as Danielle Skedzielewski, or a spark off the bench such as Megan McLaughlin, the three-pointer was Ryan's weapon of choice. It was certainly effective. The Ragdolls hit 10 of their 22 three-pointers and six players knocked down threes in Ryan's 52-49 nonleague win over Penn Charter.
October 9, 2015 |
Whenever No. 17 for the Archbishop Ryan girls' soccer team puts the ball down on the field for a set piece, there's a pretty good chance what happens next results in a goal for the Ragdolls. Jules Blank, who wears the jersey in question, is a playmaker and goal scorer, but beyond her speed and finishing abilities, her biggest asset is how she can strike a service into the box. Which is why it was so strange when the senior forward took a first-half corner kick Wednesday night and it didn't go anywhere near the net, but rather landed out of bounds.
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.