October 9, 2014 |
Connor Gregory was frustrated. Things didn't seem to be working out for the Haverford School junior in the first half of the Fords' Inter-Ac League soccer game against Penn Charter. Sure, he scored off a tremendous free kick in the fourth minute, but after that, shots were just missing the net for the forward. At the intermission, Gregory made sure, he said, to "settle" himself. He even apologized to his teammates in the huddle before the second half started, taking responsibility for his squad being deadlocked with Penn Charter after 40 minutes of play.
September 25, 2014 |
Samantha Staudt couldn't find her ball on the eighth green at Inniscrone Golf Club in Avondale on Tuesday afternoon. All the Coatesville junior knew was that, logically, her tee shot could not have landed in the hole. Forget twice in one round. Holes-in-one don't happen twice in one lifetime. She picked up her wedge and went to see if her ball had rolled off the green. Her opponent from Avon Grove looked in the hole. "Oh," Staudt recalled him saying. "It's in there. " Three holes after her first ace, Staudt had shot another.
September 8, 2014 |
Penn Charter rallied for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and survived a late scare to defeat visiting Neumann-Goretti, 18-13, in a nonleague football game Saturday. Nile Hodges and Jake McCain ran for 4-yard touchdowns to pull the Quakers out of a 13-6 hole. Quarterback Mike Hnatkowsky went 10 for 20 for 187 yards. He completed three passes to Denarii Beard for 64 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown. Neumann-Goretti's Aamir Brown carried 10 times for 158 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 80 yards and a score.
July 11, 2014 |
Color mattered when Roger Gordon attended Penn Charter in the 1950s and '60s. And as a high school athlete, the young man who grew up in North Philadelphia was reminded nearly every day. He enrolled at the private Quaker school in kindergarten in 1956 and may have been the first black student to matriculate straight through when he graduated in 1969 and headed for Princeton. Along the way, he developed an unshakable passion for sports that eventually blossomed into a 48-year career coaching various sports.
June 19, 2014 |
DURING YESTERDAY'S Carpenter Cup quarterfinal, former Penn Charter outfielder Zach Kurtz couldn't take the heat. He stood in leftfield sweating, as his team was getting knocked around the ballpark after giving up nine first-inning runs to Delaware County. But he didn't let the score ruin his disposition. In the sixth inning he stepped into the batter's box and waited for the pitcher to make a mistake. Then he rocketed a 420-foot homer into deep centerfield at Ashburn Field. Two innings later, he blasted another bomb over the rightfield wall.
May 30, 2014 |
Cheryl O. Irving, 69, of Chestnut Hill, a longtime teacher at the William Penn Charter School, collapsed Wednesday, May 21, and died of heart arrhythmia at her home. Mrs. Irving was a gifted teacher, a faithful churchwoman, and an avid tennis player, according to the school's spokeswoman, Sharon Sextant. During her 29 years at the Quaker school in East Falls, Mrs. Irving taught English and was the founder and director of the school's Writing Center. She also directed its Multicultural Resource Center.
May 18, 2014
A report Friday on a Catholic League girls' lacrosse semifinal game contained incorrect results. Archbishop Wood beat Cardinal O'Hara in overtime, and Archbishop Carroll beat St. Hubert in the other semifinal. A report Friday on an Inter-Ac League softball game contained incomplete information. Episcopal Academy won its first league championship by beating Penn Charter, 3-2.
May 8, 2014 |
WHEN THE WEATHER cooperates, an ideal day for Malvern Prep's Matt Maul likely begins on a golf course. The senior shortstop isn't necessarily keen on hacking up the links; he likes the calm and relaxation of fishing. "I'm just a laid-back guy," Maul said. "I don't get too worried. I've always been pretty laid back. I'll get fired up if it comes to that, but I like to keep teammates calm, focused and not all hyped-up and nervous. " Maul, one of three captains for Malvern, helped the Friars stay focused in yesterday's 7-5 triumph against host Penn Charter.
May 8, 2014 |
Dan Grandieri is enjoying his final days at Malvern Prep, as evidenced by his free-swinging approach at the plate and the long locks flowing out of his cap. "I haven't cut my hair since September," the 18-year-old said. "It's my last year of high school. You have to do something like this at least once in your life, right?" With the laid-back Grandieri contributing two hits, the Friars (20-5 overall) took a big step toward earning their fourth consecutive Inter-Ac League baseball title by defeating Penn Charter, 7-5, Tuesday afternoon in East Falls.
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.