November 1, 2015 |
The question after Temple beat Cincinnati, the week after Temple took out Penn State - how crazy was this going to get? Here was your answer on East Market Street, shut down for multiple days for a Saturday morning television show. Say 10 years ago, what would the odds have been that Market Street would one day be intentionally closed to vehicular traffic twice in five weeks - for the Pope and Temple football. Which is the bigger miracle? The traveling ESPN College GameDay show gets a lot of traffic-stopping attention but Saturday is, in fact, gameday, the 9th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish against undefeated 21st-ranked Temple at Lincoln Financial Field.
October 26, 2015 |
Inter-Ac play has not been kind to the Penn Charter football team over the last two years. After the losing the final four games in league play two seasons ago and all five conference games in 2014, the Quakers lost a three-overtime nail-biter to rival Haverford School in their first Inter-Ac contest this season. The Quakers put all that behind them Saturday, snapping a 10-game Inter-Ac losing steak with a 28-14 win over visiting Springside Chestnut Hill. Mike Hnatkowsky and Jake McCain led the way for Penn Charter, each rushing for a pair of touchdowns.
October 23, 2015 |
MUHLENBERG WIDE receiver Nick Lamb's selection as the Centennial Conference offensive player of the week might not seem like a big deal. But it is, if you know the backstory. Lamb, a 21-year-old senior majoring in biology, didn't play football in high school. Or as a freshman or sophomore in college. And yet, he's averaging a team-leading 13.7 yards per reception and has caught a team-high five touchdown passes this season. Saturday, in the Mules' 41-13 win at Gettysburg, Lamb caught a career-high 11 passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
October 17, 2015 |
It took three hours and three overtimes, but Haverford School walked off its field Friday evening remaining undefeated. After Dahmir Ruffin blocked a Penn Charter extra-point attempt on its third overtime possession, Eli Godfrey took a pass from Tommy Toal 10 yards for a touchdown. With the score tied for a third time, Alex DeMarco converted on the extra point to give the Fords a 41-40 triumph over Penn Charter in an Inter-Ac slugfest. The Quakers tied the game 27-27 with 7 minutes, 27 seconds left in regulation on a 15-yard pass from Mike Hnatkowsky to Cody Sweeney and a successful two-point conversion.
October 9, 2015 |
Whenever No. 17 for the Archbishop Ryan girls' soccer team puts the ball down on the field for a set piece, there's a pretty good chance what happens next results in a goal for the Ragdolls. Jules Blank, who wears the jersey in question, is a playmaker and goal scorer, but beyond her speed and finishing abilities, her biggest asset is how she can strike a service into the box. Which is why it was so strange when the senior forward took a first-half corner kick Wednesday night and it didn't go anywhere near the net, but rather landed out of bounds.
October 8, 2015 |
WHEN IT comes to swimming, Penn Charter sophomore Reece Whitley always has a good time. That's time as in minutes and seconds. The 6-8, 15-year-old from Lafayette Hill has already qualified to compete in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in June. He's also hoping to swim the 200 individual medley. Before that, however, he's hoping to finish first in another competition: the Sports Illustrated SportsKid of the Year. Whitley is one of five candidates - and the only swimmer - on the ballot.
September 26, 2015 |
Danny Mea went back to his roots on Thursday afternoon. The senior fullback-turned-quarterback plowed into the end zone on fourth and inches midway through the fourth quarter, and visiting Interboro held on to defeat Penn Charter, 19-17, in a nonleague football game. Mea's run gave the Bucs a 19-10 lead. He also opened the scoring with a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter. Lamar Shaw ran in for a 10-yard TD in the third quarter to give Interboro the lead for good, 12-10. Chris Hummell carried 10 times for 98 yards.
September 25, 2015 |
THE PEOPLE toting babies, in line waiting for their first picture with Santa Claus, couldn't believe it. They refused to believe it. Mike McGlinchey, nearly a year old, was in his first Christmas bib and Janet and Mike McGlinchey, Michael's parents, had a laugh as they tried to convince everyone around them that their oldest was really still a baby - not 3 years old. Then there was the time at Disney World, when curious strangers would approach the...
September 22, 2015 |
With a new head coach and offensive scheme, a reenergized William Tennent football squad is 3-0 and eyeing its first winning season since 2005. "We're pretty excited about the start we've had," senior H-back and inside linebacker Derek Finley said. "Now we have to carry this into our league schedule. " Leo Plenski took over the Panthers after spending five seasons, including three as boss, at Bristol. The 29-year-old was an offensive lineman at Bristol and Lafayette. Tennent, which went 5-6 overall and 2-5 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference last season, rolled to a 54-14 win over Oxford last Friday night.
September 21, 2015 |
Jake McCain was slowed in the early going of the nonleague contest Saturday afternoon against Bishop Shanahan with a slight case of dehydration. "The heat got to me a little bit and then I drank too much water on the sideline," the senior running back and middle linebacker said. Thankfully for Penn Charter, McCain was his usual bullish self down the stretch. He helped the injury- and illness-depleted Quakers put together a 19-play, 88-yard drive over the final 11 minutes of the game to run down the clock and turn back the Eagles, 19-12, in their first game at the school's new turf field.