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PC Bathes in Success of Girls Swimmers

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Most people take a bath to start and/or finish the day.

Brian Hecker and his assistants with Penn Charter's girls swimming program did so early Saturday evening in the pool at Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, to celebrate—with MAJOR joy—a first place finish in the …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Sunday February 18
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Swimming, Wrestling Shine in Day 1 of Two-Day Events

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Some guys experience thrills if they wind up being the best at something in gym class.

Then there's Penn Charter senior swimmer Reece Whitley . . . He prefers to be the best in the COUNTRY in his non-classroom endeavor.

The Eastern Interscholastic Championships, a two-day event at Franklin &…

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Saturday February 17 at 08:47AM
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Both BKB Teams Advance in State Tourney

Penn Charter's basketball teams earned respectable seeds in the PAISAA Tournament and that meant a pair of first-round home games.

Friends' Central turned out to be the opponent for both and—hey, why not?—a doubleheader was played Wednesday afternoon/night in "The Doon."

The girls …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Thursday February 15 at 08:05AM
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Look Back: Players Who Averaged Double Figures

For the first time in 14 seasons, and ninth in 35, at least three Penn Charter boys basketball players averaged double figures in Inter-Ac League games.

This season's qualifiers were seniors Mason Williams (17.8) and Will Samuel (11.6), and sophomore Ryan "Pooch" Holmes (11.5).

Once in the …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Wednesday February 14 at 08:39AM
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Weekly Roundup: Feb. 5 - 11

As the winter season winds down, PC teams are coming up hot. Read the highlights and see more photos from this week:

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Feb. 6: Terrific Tuesday for Squash

Feb. 7: Boys Squash Win Division 2 MASA Champs

Feb. 9: Full Friday for Wrestling, Basketball

And six seniors committed to play …

Posted by J. Judson-Rea in silary, winter sports, weekly roundup on Tuesday February 13 at 10:38AM
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Look Back: Harris, Soens, Free-Throw Wonders

Over the last three seasons, Penn Charter's boys basketball team has shot as many as 33 free throws three times.

Meanwhile . . . 
In the 1970-71 season, star senior guard Billy Harris launched that many in one game.

On Dec. 30, 1970, Harris shot 29-for-33 at the line (88 percent) and …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Tuesday February 13
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Friday Roundup for Wrestling, BKB

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It takes a village to turn a basketball court into a wrestling venue.

Assorted Penn Charter folks accomplished that feat Friday in the Graham Athletics Center and coach Pete Shaifer's grapplers made the experience extra enjoyable for all by winning not one, but two matches as part of, …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Saturday February 10 at 09:56PM
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Boys Squash Win Division 2 MASA Champs

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It's still early February and Penn Charter's boys squash team likely wishes the season could continue for a couple more weeks, if not a month.

It's called mojo and these guys have it.

Wednesday, coach Damon Leedale-Brown's crew ended the 2017-18 campaign by clipping SCH Academy B, 7-2, to win …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Thursday February 8 at 03:50PM
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Tuesday Terrific for Squash, Tough for BKB

In the indoor racquet sport, there's nothing like squashing the opposition.

Penn Charter did exactly that Tuesday in the Mid-Atlantic Squash Association Tournament.

The girls snuffed nearby Germantown Friends, 7-2, to conclude their season with a sixth place finish in MASA while the boys …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Wednesday February 7 at 10:12AM
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Girls and Boys Squash Play at Nationals

Penn Charter's girls squash team was proud to be placed in the top-level portion, The Patterson Cup, of the U.S. National Championships, held at seven sites (including PC) this past weekend in Philly and the suburbs.

Understandably, the challenges were many and the Quakers wound up posting a 1-…

Posted by J. Judson-Rea in silary, winter sports on Monday February 5 at 10:40AM
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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

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A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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