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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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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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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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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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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

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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