May 1, 2014 |
FRESHMEN are supposed to quake in their cleats in big situations. Not Andrew Singer, yesterday's designated hitter for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The only noise likely coming from the batter's box could have been his chattering teeth, because of a biting wind, consistent rain and 40-degree temperature. After Inter-Ac top dog Penn Charter played rude guest and scored six unanswered runs in the fifth (two) and sixth (four) innings, the Blue Devils watched their 6-1 advantage vanish.
April 28, 2014 |
Matt Reed pitched a one-hitter Saturday in Germantown Friends' 3-2 win at Devon Prep in a nonleague baseball game. Reed struck out four and allowed one earned run. At the plate, Reed had the game's only extra-base hit, a double. In other nonleague play: Nick Centeno led an Archbishop Ryan team that had a season-high hit total in a 13-3 home win against Pope John Paul II. Centeno had three of Ryan's 14 hits, including a double and a triple. Father Judge won two home games over Public League schools.
April 27, 2014 |
An hour had passed since Fran McGlinn finished some light drills with his father, but the Archbishop Wood junior's heart was racing wildly. It was not a strenuous workout, just some simple fine-tuning of McGlinn's shot before a summer AAU tournament. McGlinn's mother checked his heart rate. It was more than 100 beats per minute and would not slow down. He was diagnosed days later - Aug. 15, 2005 - with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It is the same heart disease that killed Hank Gathers.
April 19, 2014 |
First-year Penn Charter baseball coach David Miller wants his players to take chances. And if someone makes a mistake in doing so, the Quakers, taking a cue from Louisiana State's vaunted program, are supposed to "flush it" and move on. "I think the kids kind of played like robots last season," Miller said. "They played a little too tight. Mistakes are going to happen. You have to learn from it and get better. " Continuing its turnaround from last season, Penn Charter, buoyed by 11 hits and a strong effort from freshman righthander Matt Gorman, easily downed Germantown Academy, 10-4, Thursday in an Inter-Ac League contest in Fort Washington.
April 18, 2014 |
Aside from a couple of games, the Plymouth Whitemarsh baseball team hasn't overwhelmed many teams with runs this season. The Colonials haven't had to. Mike Whalon threw his second consecutive shutout, and Plymouth Whitemarsh topped visiting Upper Dublin, 1-0, in Suburban One American play Wednesday. That has been the M.O. The Colonials, 5-0 in the league and 7-0 overall, have allowed 13 runs this season and five in their last four games. They have won three games by one run and two by two runs.
April 13, 2014 |
The count was two strikes and no balls. But Zach Kurtz, a senior leftfielder for Penn Charter, did not worry about taking a defensive swing. Kurtz saw a fastball he liked and yanked it over the left-field fence for a two-run homer to score the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning of a 5-4 win at Haverford School. It was the first home run of the season for Kurtz, and it delivered the first Inter-Ac League victory for coach Dave Miller. PJ Pagan also hit a home run for Penn Charter.
April 7, 2014 |
Radnor's Will Girton traded in his catcher's mask for another hat Saturday afternoon: that of hero relief pitcher. Girton took the hill in the third inning and proceeded to strike out four, allowing two unearned runs over seven innings of relief in what would become a 7-5 nonleague baseball victory at Episcopal Academy. Radnor took the lead with two outs in the top of the ninth when Mike Lanzone was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring Connor Wilson. James Lofton added an insurance run by scoring on a wild pitch.
March 6, 2014
D ANIELA HOLT VOITH, 59, of Center City, is majority partner at Voith & Mactavish Architects, which opened in 1988. Voith, who has degrees from Yale's School of Architecture and Bryn Mawr College, focuses on planning and design for educational institutions. She has taught at Yale, Penn, Drexel and Bryn Mawr and has mentored women. Recently she was named to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows. Q: What sets Voith & Mactavish apart? A: Our philosophy is thinking about culture and context, architecturally and socially.
February 19, 2014 |
Penn Charter made clear early on in its 43-34 win over visiting Notre Dame on Monday that this meeting wouldn't be the same as their first. Notre Dame had taken both games between the two during the Inter-Ac regular season. But this contest, a quarterfinal of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament, went differently right from the start. Playing tight man-to-man defense, third-seeded Penn Charter held No. 6 Notre Dame to one field goal - a three pointer - in the first half, and built a 22-11 lead.
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.