January 10, 2016 |
Dylan Burnett is difficult to describe on the basketball court. His teammates and coaches at Penn Charter have tried. On Friday, the 6-foot-1 junior's defensive intensity sparked the Quakers to a 52-36 victory over Episcopal in Game 1 of the Inter-Ac's season-opening tripleheader at Philadelphia University. The consensus among his teammates is that Burnett plays the game like a human car seat, although the meaning of that description wasn't immediately clear. "I didn't get it at first, but I've just come to embrace the name," Burnett said, smiling.
January 1, 2016 |
Connor Laverty converted 10 of 12 free throws and drained two three-pointers as he scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Ocean City past Penn Charter, 45-40, on Wednesday afternoon to claim the Boardwalk Classic–John Pierantozzi Bracket title at the Wildwood Convention Center. Sean Jamison went 4 for 4 on free throws and had five rebounds. Collingswood Christmas Tournament. Devon Taylor scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half as Cinnaminson claimed the title by defeating New Foundations, 68-55.
December 21, 2015 |
With 3.6 seconds left in overtime, Penn Charter senior Harrison Williams stepped to the free-throw line with the game tied. Boys' Latin's Jibril Noble-Pagese had just made two free throws, so the pressure in the Make-A-Wish Showcase at Germantown Academy fell squarely on Williams. "Basically, I'm a senior, I've been doing this for four years and I just have to knock these down and show everyone else that in big moments like that, you can't let the crowd or the stage get to you," Williams recalled thinking.
December 21, 2015
"NO ONE SAYS news has to be boring," says Fox News correspondent and producer Jesse Watters, who'll be out to demonstrate that tonight at 8 p.m. on "Watters World," the second in a series of monthly specials he's doing during the 2016 election cycle. An expansion of the segment Watters has long done for "The O'Reilly Factor," the series is likely to include some of his trademark interviews with unsuspecting - and frequently uninformed - pedestrians. Watters, who grew up in Philadelphia, spoke with Ellen Gray about his not-so-conservative roots, his love of history and what people on the street most often ask him. What can you tell me about your time in Philly?
December 20, 2015
BASKETBALL MAKE-A-WISH SHOWCASE Shipley 67, Penn Charter 63: Sam Sessoms finished with 22 points and six assists to lead the Gators at Germantown Academy. Arvelle Jones had 10 rebounds. Kiyon Hardy scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half. DEVILS HOOPS WINTER CLASSIC Solebury School 54, Germantown Friends 40: London Green paired 17 points with 10 rebounds at Springside Chestnut Hill. Robeson 75, Princeton Day 64: Quadir Croston paired 27 points with 10 rebounds and shot 12 for 14 from the floor.
December 18, 2015 |
After starring in basketball at Hartford and playing overseas, Joe Zeglinski, slowed by a deteriorating right knee, decided it was time for the next chapter in his life. Zeglinski, 28, took a job selling medical equipment, and when the opportunity arose, joined former Hartford assistant Drew Dawson's coaching staff at Choate Rosemary Hall, a private boarding school in Connecticut. "I always knew that I wanted to get into coaching," Zeglinski said. "So I went to Choate to see if it was a fit. " Following a year at Choate, Zeglinski returned to Archbishop Ryan, where he also shined on the gridiron, to lead the boys' program.
December 11, 2015 |
Hannah Fox was perfect from the foul line in the fourth quarter Wednesday to help Penn Charter close out a 49-44 win at Abington Friends. Fox went 8 for 8 from the line in the fourth quarter. As a team, the Quakers made 12 of 15 free throws. Fox added five rebounds and three assists to her team-leading 21 points. In other nonleague action: Caroline Manfre did it all for Bonner-Prendergast in a 43-34 win at Padua (Del.). In addition to her 21 points, she grabbed 15 rebounds and had five steals.
November 25, 2015 |
1. Archbishop Wood 10-0 2. Imhotep 10-0 3. Haverford School 10-0 4. Malvern Prep 8-2 5. La Salle 7-3 6. St. Joseph's Prep 7-3 7. Simon Gratz 10-2 8. West Catholic 8-4 9. Northeast 11-1 10. Del-Val 6-6 Also considered: Ben Franklin (8-2), West Philadelphia (6-2), Father Judge (5-4), Prep Charter (6-2), Penn Charter (5-5). On Twitter: @AceCarterINQ
November 19, 2015 |
At one point Tuesday, Penn Charter's starting goalie could barely see. The Quakers still did not let up a goal. Jay Jennings and Kyle Early combined on a shutout as fourth-seeded Penn Charter eliminated visiting No. 5 Hill School, 2-0, in a PAISAA boys' soccer quarterfinal. Jennings (three saves) came out briefly in the second half after his one of his contact lenses ripped. Early made two saves while Jennings was checked out on the sideline. Sean McKee and Conrad Williams scored for the Quakers.