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Busy, Successful Weekend for PC Sports

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Kait Carter added to her wardrobe Sunday.

The talented sophomore combined 16 points with 10 rebounds and two assists, thus winning team MVP honors and getting a free T-shirt, as Penn Charter topped Ursuline Academy, of Wilmington, DE, 48-38, in a basketball showcase event at down-the-street Jefferson University.

Carter's primary help came from soph Carmen Williams, who totaled 15 points and five assists. Frosh Laila Hamiter offered five apiece of points and rebounds. More photos.

After roaring back from a 22-point deficit to defeat SCH Academy on Friday, thanks to a tie-breaking rule, wrestling spent Saturday at Springfield Montco to compete in an invitational tournament.

Junior T.J. Henry and senior Alex Koenig highlighted a satisfying outing by winning their weight classes with 5-0 records. Soph Jess Anderson came close at 4-1 while senior Dante DiStefano went 3-0 before leaving early to support the Eagles and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (OPC '03).

Also faring well were the heroes of the SCH match -- senior Luke Mattice at 4-1; junior Wayne Derkotch and soph Matt McGlinchey (Ryan's first cousin) at 3-2.

PC's swimming squads hosted Lawrenceville Prep (NJ). The girls won, 102-77, while the Reece-less boys were bested, 120-55.

The girls' best moment came when PC earned first AND second in the 200 medley relay thanks to eighth grader Lane Murray/soph Marissa Lopez-Ona/soph Sam Boyes/senior Greer Guyer and junior Annika Murray/soph Alicia Newman/junior Ayana Opong/frosh Camille Weiss.

Sally Foley rolled to victory in the 200 free (1:58.08) and 100 backstroke (1:03.55) and led off the winning 400 free relay. Her partners were senior Madison Freeland, Weiss and soph Gabriella Lopez-Ona.

Want more highlights? Here ya go . . . The Quakers went 1-2-3 in the 100 free and 100 backstroke. The respective trios: Freeland, Weiss and G. Lopez-Ona . . . Foley, Boyes and soph Sabrina Shaffer.

For the boys, soph Zion Weeks captured the 200 IM (2:04.48) and 500 free (5:00.51). Cooper Berkoff placed second in the 100 fly and third in the 50 free while senior Andrew Morris went second/fourth in the 100 free/50 free.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Monday January, 15 at 10:23AM

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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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