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.
October 20, 2013 |
Kadir Chisholm connected with Zaire Shoemake for two late scores and Olney came from behind to defeat Del-Val Charter, 20-14, in a nonleague overtime football game Friday afternoon. Chisholm found Shoemake with a 20-yard pass early in the fourth quarter to tie it at 14. In overtime, he again hit Shoemake, this time for a 3-yard TD to complete the scoring. Visiting Del-Val Charter had a chance to win it on the next possession, but fumbled on the 2-yard line. CATHOLIC LEAGUE La Salle 35, Roman Catholic 14: The visiting Explorers blew the game open in the fourth when Kyle Shurmur hit Nick Rinella for a 25-yard TD pass and then ran in a 1-yard keeper.
October 14, 2013 |
RESPECT HAS BEEN hard to come by for Penn Charter this season. After last year's 2-3 Inter-Ac campaign, from which the Quakers lost some Division I talent, seniors James Biggs-Frazier and Corey Kelley felt slighted by what they thought were low expectations from outsiders. Yesterday, at Springside Chestnut Hill's Landreth Field, the Quakers didn't wait for respect to be given - they seized it early on the way to a 28-21 victory. The game was scheduled at Penn Charter's natural-grass field, but weather moved the game to Chestnut Hill's artificial turf.
October 3, 2013 |
AARON CARTER has joined the Daily News sports department as a high school reporter. He replaces Ted Silary, who worked at the Daily News for 36 years. "The opportunity to return home and write for a paper I read as a kid is a dream come true," Carter said. "Sports are my life, and writing is my passion, but my favorite part of this business is meeting new people. If people see me out at games, I hope they will say hello. " Carter comes to the Daily News from the Centre Daily Times in State College, where he covered Penn State basketball, minor league baseball and high school sports.
October 3, 2013 |
Watching Jlon Flippens play for the Penn Charter girls' soccer team, there are many things you notice about her game. There's her speed, prevalent both on and off the ball. Then there are her technical skill and impeccable touch. There's a reason the sophomore plays for the under-15 national team. But during Tuesday's dominating 7-1 win over Episcopal Academy in an Inter-Ac League game, Flippens demonstrated that her most impressive skill might be decision-making, not scoring goals - although her knack for that is a sight to behold.
September 30, 2013 |
Paul Dooley ignited Springside Chestnut Hill for 28 second-half points, and the Blue Devils earned a 35-25 comeback win at Hill School in a nonleague game. Dooley completed 17 of 24 passes for 220 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also ran for 64 yards and a touchdown. Dooley intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter, setting up his own 25-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Parsons. IT made for the final score and put the game out of reach. Owen McAdoo finished with 11 catches for 158 yards and a score for Springside Chestnut Hill.