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.
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.