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Five Wednesday Contests

With the exception of crew, Wednesday offered a full-boat schedule in terms of varsity sports activity.

Penn Charter's track teams rolled to victories. The girls bested Agnes Irwin, 78-20, while the boys topped Haverford School.

Senior Lexi Hnatkowsky led the girls by winning the long jump at 14-7 and the 300 hurdles in 51.7. Frosh Sara Shipon also had a noteworthy performance (5:41) in the 1600.

Senior Akeem Blake powered the boys, winning all three jumps and posting a split of 50 seconds while anchoring the losing mile relay. Senior Chris Tucker was right on Akeem's heels. He won the 100 and 200 and had a 52-second split in the relay.

Four other squads played and the result was one lopsided win and three very close games that ended in losses.

Softball traveled to Germantown Academy and came away with a total team win, outscoring GA 28-3.

Frosh Madelynn Solow scored five runs, followed closely by seniors Brigitte Gutpelet and Faith Fenton with four each. On the mound, Faith got the win. 

Baseball dropped a 1-0 decision at SCH Academy and the only run scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning. Junior Mike Siani lashed a single, drew a walk and stole a base and senior Joey Lancellotti fanned 12 in a four-hitter.

Girls lacrosse fell to host Germantown Academy, 9-7. Seniors Courtney Cubbin (three) and Macaul Mellor (two) paced PC's scoring and frosh Leah Sax had an assist.

"GA came out a lot harder than us," noted coach Colleen Magarity. "We turned the ball over way too much. Best thing about it is that we get another chance at them in a few weeks."

Boys lacrosse was edged by visiting SCH Academy, 8-7. Seniors Blake Target and Luke Stansfield halved four goals and Dylan Schwartz dished an assist.

Boys tennis played at Haverford School and was dealt a 6-1 defeat. PC's triumph was racked up by the first doubles team of soph Tom Bradbeer and junior Justin Ko.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, spring sports on Thursday April, 13, 2017

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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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