March 25, 2015 |
Alex Viscusi led Episcopal Academy's unbeaten softball team to a pair of wins Monday at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The Princeton-bound senior struck out seven and walked zero in a four-hitter as the Churchwomen defeated National Cathedral (D.C.), 10-0, in the first game. Viscusi went 5 for 5 with three RBIs, five runs and a two-run home run as the Churchwomen triumphed again over National Cathedral, 15-2. Taylor Long struck out six and tossed a two-hitter in the nightcap, which improved EA's record to 4-0. In other nonleague action, Ayanna Matthews had three runs and three RBIs to propel Penn Charter past Sewickley Academy, 7-2, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Ches-Mont American.
February 23, 2015 |
Carsten Vissering, a senior at Georgetown Prep and a USC recruit, didn't disappoint Saturday when he smashed the meet record in the breaststroke at the Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at La Salle University. He might have left the meet disappointed, though, thanks to Penn Charter's Reece Whitley. Whitley, the 6-foot-8, 15-year-old Quakers freshman with Olympic aspirations, finished in 53.66 seconds, nine hundredths of a second ahead of Vissering to set the new mark.
February 22, 2015 |
It was not as easy this time around, but Germantown Academy defeated Penn Charter for the third and final time this season, 51-46, in a PAISAA semifinal basketball game Friday night at Malvern Prep. Olivia Gorman had 22 points, six rebounds, and three three-pointers for the top-seeded Patriots, who had defeated Penn Charter by 20 points twice during the regular season. Kendall Grasela and Alexa Naessens grabbed five rebounds each for GA, and Erin Lindahl went 5 for 5 from the line.
February 14, 2015 |
L.J. Barlow walked onto the mat pretty confident for the last match of the meet. He hadn't heard of the younger Penn Charter wrestler he was facing. As a senior at the Haverford School, wrestling at 195 pounds, Barlow knows enough to take every opponent at face value, that there are no givens. "He was stronger than I expected," Barlow said later. So the match wasn't going to be over immediately. Barlow's style isn't to dazzle anyway. His matches tend to be low-scoring affairs.
January 26, 2015 |
Gabby Troisi sank two free throws with six seconds left to give Pope John Paul II a 45-44 victory over Penn Charter in the Blue Chip Super Showcase at Spring-Ford on Saturday. Lauren Dao hit three three-pointers en route to 11 points, and was named the Golden Panthers' MVP. Hannah Fox led Penn Charter with 20 points. In another game in the showcase: Julia Gantz scored 14 and Lexi Stover added 13 to pace Archbishop Carroll, ranked ninth in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, past St. Elizabeth (Del.)
January 22, 2015 |
Years from now, when they talk about great moments in the Episcopal Academy-Haverford School boys' basketball rivalry, they might still be talking about Conner Delaney's shot. The Episcopal Academy sophomore drained a three-pointer from the left corner with a hand in his face and 5.2 seconds on the clock Tuesday to send the Churchmen to a 50-48 win at Haverford School. Mike Hinckley assisted on the winning shot. Haverford School, which had trailed throughout much of the second half, took the lead on a dunk by Lamar Stevens with 10 seconds remaining.
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.
December 21, 2014 |
At first, Hannah Fox thought Archbishop Ryan had called a timeout. Penn Charter's junior point guard had just run the floor on a fastbreak. A Quakers steal had kick-started a transition. On the move, Fox effortlessly took a pass and laid the ball in. It was a play similar to one she had already completed three times that quarter, so as the ball hit the floor she ran back on defense. Just as she always does. But when the buzzer sounded, all eyes in Germantown Academy's gym were on Fox. And it was not a Ryan timeout.
December 18, 2014 |
YOU NEVER KNOW what the camera will find. Yesterday, after Archbishop Ryan's Austin Chabot was asked to hold a postgame pose, his smile revealed a black mouthpiece styled with painted-on white fangs. Usually, the 6-6 junior forward plays with unencumbered chompers. However, last week's gruesome injury made that impossible. "When we played Washington on Friday, a kid threw an elbow and my tooth went through my lip, right here," Chabot said, lifting his right upper lip to reveal a gnarled gash.
November 26, 2014
DESPITE NOT yet seeing a single pitch of varsity baseball action, Penn Charter freshman outfielder Mike Siani committed to the University of Virginia last weekend. The 5-11, lefty, who recently turned 15, picked up scouting attention during summer ball with the Whiz Kids baseball organization. Siani, who lives in Glenside, also competed in tournaments involved with Perfect Game, an organization that aids in baseball recruiting. "(Virginia) was always kind of on the radar for us as a family," said Siani's father Ralph.