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With Win vs Phelps, Boys BKB Now 16-8

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Penn Charter's boys basketball team enjoyed two wonderful runs in Saturday's non-league game against visiting Phelps.

Twenty-one of 23 points in the middle and nine straight at the end. That second spurt left behind a 54-54 tie and enabled the Quakers to triumph, 63-54.

PC's biggest gun was …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Sunday February 4 at 08:30AM
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Wrestling, Boys BKB Capture Wins

Penn Charter did not merely win Friday's wrestling match against visiting Haverford School. The Quakers racked up more than twice as many points, at 51-24.

Coach Pete Shaifer was thrilled by the performance. He also loved the contributions of two adults.

Seniors are now selecting …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Saturday February 3 at 09:19AM
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A Starter Down, Girls BKB Loses to Notre Dame

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Having to play without franchise soph Kait Carter, who's out with a broken finger, Penn Charter's girls basketball team faced a difficult task Thursday against visiting Notre Dame.

The end result was a loss—51-45, in overtime—but the Quakers had many reasons to feel good about their …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Friday February 2 at 08:21AM
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Reece Whitley Smashes More Records

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Reece Whitley's domination of Inter-Ac League swimming has ended.

And, yes, of course, with a bang.

The Inter-Ac championships were held Wednesday at Malvern Prep and Whitley, Penn Charter's nationally famous senior, like always was in a record-setting mood.

His time of 1:38.29 in the 200-yard …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Thursday February 1 at 09:02AM
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Champs Sparkle at Swimming Championship

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Penn Charter's girls swimmers largely performed in sensational fashion through a perfect Inter-Ac League season.

Tuesday at Episcopal Academy, they sparkled again on Day 2 of the I-A championships.

Leading the way in top-dog territory for coach Brian Hecker's crew was the 400-yard freestyle …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Wednesday January 31 at 09:27AM
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Sophomore Nails Dives at Inter-Ac Champs

Penn Charter's Avery Myers is only a sophomore. But thanks to small splashes, she's already creating big waves as a diver.

Monday at Germantown Academy, Myers claimed third place in the Inter-Ac League's championship diving competition with 261.2 points—and that total is a PC record.


Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Tuesday January 30 at 11:10AM
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Weekly Roundup: Jan. 16 - Jan 21

Penn Charter athletes posted quite a few wins recently, several of which belong in the PC history books. Girls swimming and diving sped past two more league teams to become the Inter-Academic champions, Mason Williams scored his 1,000th point in an exciting defeat of SCH, and Reece Whitley broke …

Posted by J. Judson-Rea in silary, winter sports, weekly roundup on Monday January 29 at 04:44PM
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Weekend Update for Wrestling and Girls BKB

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Penn Charter wrestling coach Pete Shaifer wasn't sure what to expect after a rough weekend, but he knows what he received—a positive response for the ages.

"Leaving the gym," he noted, "I asked one of the seniors if we needed a day off to recover and to come back hungrier. His response …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Monday January 29 at 08:38AM
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Girls Swimming Wins Inter-Ac Championship!

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The swimmers weren't the only ones who got wet Friday as Penn Charter's girls participated in their final Inter-Ac League meet of the season.

So did head coach Brian Hecker . . . For the best possible reason!

Hecker was doused moments after the Quakers used a 106-65 win over visiting Notre Dame …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Saturday January 27
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Squash Gives Ranked SCH a Scare

Sometimes a loss resembles a victory. That was the case Thursday as Penn Charter's boys squash squad suffered a 5-4 defeat.

How so?

Well, the opponent was nationally ranked SCH Academy and two of PC's four winners were the Nos. 1 and 2 players.

Seniors Marco Rodriguez and Marker Angelakis …

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Friday January 26 at 09:39AM
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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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Go Charter!

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

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