January 21, 2014 |
Ayanna Matthews talks a lot about tactics and strategies - the tangible ways to win a basketball game. Hannah Fox, on the other hand, often focuses on the intangible aspects of winning, like mental toughness and how experience plays a role in leadership. They may talk about the game differently, but together they make up the dynamic backcourt for Penn Charter. Starters for the Quakers (15-2, 5-1) since eighth grade, Fox and Matthews are sophomores with plenty of experience.
January 10, 2014 |
Thanks to an early December snowstorm, Penn Charter had to wait nearly a month for its Inter-Ac League girls' basketball showdown with Baldwin. The Quakers wasted little time in the rescheduled affair, grabbing an early lead before pulling away for a 49-38 victory over the visiting Bears on Wednesday afternoon in East Falls. Penn Charter's Hannah Fox scored 18 points, Ayanna Matthews added 17, and Mireyah Davis chipped in 11 rebounds. Danielle Hammond led Baldwin with nine points.
January 9, 2014 |
Germantown Academy lost all five starters from a squad that went 22-6 and was perfect in the Inter-Ac League, so juniors Sam Lindgren and Tim Guers heard considerable talk about possible rebuilding pains. "It makes us play hard," Lindgren said. "We don't want anybody thinking we're going to have a down year. " Guers added: "We were looking to prove the doubters wrong. We believed in each other. " So much for a major drop-off. With Lindgren and Guers combining for 29 points, the Patriots (10-5)
January 2, 2014 |
Demetrius Isaac sank two free throws with six seconds left to lift Penn Charter to a 49-48 win against visiting Simon Gratz in a nonleague game. Isaac drew a non-shooting foul, but Gratz was in the bonus, leading to the game-deciding free throws. Sean O'Brien had 15 points, and his two steals in the final minute and a half helped Penn Charter erase a five-point deficit. Tahir Wharton led Gratz with 20 points. In other nonleague play: Kyleel Cosby made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to ice Episcopal Academy's 52-49 victory against visiting Shipley.
December 22, 2013
MAKE-A-WISH CLASSIC Archbishop Ryan 46, Penn Charter 39: Danielle Skedzielewski, Shannon Glenn, and Alison Szysco scored eight points each as the Ragdolls used balanced scoring to win at Germantown Academy. Germantown Academy 54, Hill School 26: Lauren Oeth grabbed six rebounds and Erin Lindahl scored 10 points and had five assists as the host Patriots cruised. NIKE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Archbishop Wood 62, Salesian (Calif.) 37: Laura Trisch grabbed eight rebounds and poured in a game-high 16 points as the Vikings won their semifinal game in Phoenix.
November 18, 2013 |
Jlon Flippens scored two first-half goals - ending her sophomore season with 52 - and Mireyah Davis stopped six shots, sending Penn Charter to its first Pennsylvania Independent Schools soccer championship with a 4-0 shutout of Agnes Irwin on Saturday at Philadelphia University. "I told them, 'We have one game left to prove ourselves,' " Quakers coach Darci Borski said. "I needed them to work for me for 80 minutes one more time. They were extremely motivated and ready to go. " Flippens scored in the 20th and 35th minutes, and Lauren Dimes and Steph Soroka also had goals.
November 16, 2013 |
After thrilling moments late in regulation and the second overtime, Penn Charter pulled out a victory in penalty kicks over Germantown Academy on Thursday in the semifinals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools girls' soccer tournament. The teams had been tied at 1-1 after regulation and the first OT and at 2-2 after the second extra session. Sophomore Dominique DeMarco scored the winner in the fifth round of penalty kicks. The second-seeded Quakers had led, on a first-half goal by star sophomore Jlon Flippens, until the final 30 seconds of regulation, when Emmy Dolaway scored on a corner kick for GA. After a scoreless first overtime, Riley Yankowich gave the third-seeded Patriots a 2-1 lead early in the second.
November 9, 2013 |
Jlon Flippens wore an Allen Iverson jersey to her first soccer practice, because after all, she really wasn't there to play soccer. Now a budding star at Penn Charter, Flippens was destined to play basketball. Her mother, Tisha Williams, said the 6-year-old Flippens was a whirlwind inside their 26th Street rowhouse, and the practice at South Philadelphia's Clark Park was a way to exert some energy. Both of Flippens' parents played Public League basketball, her grandmother was the girls' coach at Camden High, and she was even named after her mother's favorite player, Jalen Rose.
November 8, 2013 |
Wednesday was a long time coming for the Penn Charter girls' soccer team. It marked the first day the Quakers could finally call themselves champions. They defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 5-0, in an Inter-Ac League game and clinched at least a share of the first league title in the team's history. The Quakers can win the title outright by defeating Germantown Academy in an 11:30 a.m. game on Saturday. Pa. Independent Schools Tournament. Phoebe McClernon scored both goals for No. 4 seed Notre Dame in a 2-0 victory over No. 13 Shipley in a first-round game.
October 27, 2013 |
WHAT MAKES Malvern Prep's Troy Gallen tick? Why, after already committing to Delaware, would he continue to lug the rock up and down the field with a banged-up shoulder while defenders try to knock him around? Why not just chill? Pack it in? Kick your feet up and call it a high school career? "I just want to be the best player I can be," said Gallen, a 6-foot, 175-pound utility blade who plays a little wide receiver, a little halfback, some slot and some cornerback. "I don't think this little injury is going to stop me from doing what I want to do. " A bruised left shoulder did stop him from finishing against the Haverford School, which beat the Friars, 34-31, in double overtime.