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June 1, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / J. SCOTT LYONS
The rounds of competition, spectacles and fun continued at Devon as the 93d annual horse show progressed through the holiday weekend, drawing top riders from all over the nation and foreign countries, as well. The horses were the main attraction, and most seemed to relish their celebrity status, as cameras clicked constantly.
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August 6, 2008 | By Dan McCallion FOR THE INQUIRER
Devon-Strafford clinched a spot in the semifinals of the Mid-Atlantic Little League Regional tournament by beating Middletown, Del., 16-5, last night in a game decided by the mercy rule at Breen Field. The win raised Devon's record to 2-1 while Middletown fell to 1-3. Austin Shirley went 3 for 3 with four runs scored and three RBIs. Steven Born also went 3 for 3 with four RBIs. Devon, the Pennsylvania champion, broke the game open with six runs in the fourth inning to take a 12-5 lead.
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March 8, 1990 | By Joe Fite, Special to The Inquirer
Michael Jordan poured in 20 points and Mark Semerjian scored his 1,000th career point last night as Devon Prep successfully defended its PIAA District 1 Class A title with a 58-46 victory over Christopher Dock at Lower Moreland. Devon Prep (23-3) and Christopher Dock (9-16), both members of the Bicentennial Athletic League, will move on to the state Class A championship tournament. The dates, times and sites have not yet been announced. Devon Prep never trailed in the game, although the Pioneers were able to force four ties in the first half.
NEWS
May 26, 1991 | By Stella M. Eisele, Special to The Inquirer
The Devon Horse Show Toys and Souvenirs Booth this year has added several new pieces of memorabilia - all of which feature the official horse show seal. A white cotton, golf-style sweater, featuring the blue seal, will make its debut at $25, and a watch, with the seal on its face, will be selling for $40. But Kim Hughes, now in her third year as chairwoman of the booth, said she expected T-shirts ($10 to $12.50) and sweatshirts ($25) to continue as the best sellers. Both sold out last year, boosting the booth's profits to more than $30,000.
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September 17, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Judy Garofalo, riding Harlem De Mescam, jumped cleanly in 70.48 seconds to win the first-round American Gold Cup Welcome Stake, the qualifying class for tomorrow's $75,000 Gold Cup. Schuyler Riley of Wellington, Fla., and New Hope was second on Opus Sept in 73.24, with Ramiro Quintana of Southampton, N.Y., third on Ingaletta in 74.01. Kevin Babington of Gwynedd Valley rode Kindle Hill Farm's Candaletto 4 to victory in the $6,000 1.45 Meter Stake. Babington's win left his mount and Calippo 12, ridden by Margie Engle on Thursday, tied for the championship.
NEWS
September 11, 1986 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
Five Chinese-speaking men burst into the kitchen of the Chinese Delight restaurant at closing in Devon Sunday, tied up the owners and two employees, and escaped with $2,000 in cash and jewelry, police said. Tredyffrin police Capt. Paul Pennypacker said the owners, Teh Tsin Chao, 60, and his wife, Shu Chen Chao, were closing about 11:45 p.m. when they were surprised by the robbers, who were armed with a gun and a kitchen knife. "We're not ruling out the fact that this may have been some sort of underworld Chinese organization that preys on the Chinese community," he said.
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March 15, 1989 | By Frank Lawlor, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trinity, the second seed from District 3, led from the outset and tolerated just three tie scores, the last in the second quarter, before downing District 1 champion Devon Prep, 80-71, last night in the first round of the PIAA Class A boys' basketball tournament. Senior swingman Kevin Bekelja hit four three-point shots on his way to a game-high 33 points for Trinity. He also hit key shots whenever Devon Prep closed in during the game played at Downingtown. After Devon got to within 31-28 late in the second quarter, Bekelja dropped a three-pointer and drove for a basket to key an 8-0 Trinity run that closed the half.
NEWS
June 2, 1995 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT Also contributing to this article was correspondent Frank Bertucci
The Bicentennial League may be losing a member, as Devon Prep is expected to join the Southern Chester County League for the 1996-97 school year. "It will not be official until we've checked out the league's constitution and signed a letter of acceptance," said the Rev. James J. Shea, headmaster of the Chester County school. "But I assume that it will be OK. I don't see any problems. " Father Shea said he expected the move to become official within a few days. The Bicentennial League has seven other schools, all of them in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
SPORTS
March 2, 1996 | By Gene Morris, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Devon Prep lived up to its top seeding last night, defeating Girard College, 75-65, for the PIAA District 1 Class A boys' basketball championship. The district title was Devon's first since 1990. Girard was seeking its initial crown. "We thought from the beginning of the season that we could do this," Devon coach Frank Steidler said. "We knew we had a nice team, had a good point guard [Mike Pingitore] coming in, and we had some depth. It was just a matter of jelling. " The game - at Strath Haven High - was played at a furious pace from the opening tap, which is exactly what Steidler and the Tide wanted.
NEWS
October 12, 1994 | By David T. Shaw, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Devon Prep accomplished something no other Tide soccer team had done in more than a decade yesterday by not losing to Holy Ghost Prep. The only problem was, it certainly felt like a loss. The teams wound up in a 2-2 tie, but the Tide had to wake up this morning wondering how they missed out on upsetting the Firebirds. Devon entered the game 7-6-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the Bicentennial League. Holy Ghost was 12-3 overall and 7-0 in the league. But right from the start, it was Devon that carried the play.
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July 23, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, STAFF WRITER
He backed off a previous assertion that he had never been drunk in his life, but Devon Horse Show chairman Wayne Grafton insisted he was not intoxicated on the May night that he was cited for public drunkenness at the show grounds. Under a plea agreement, Grafton, 67, of Unionville, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to a charge of disorderly conduct and acknowledged acting in a "noisy, loud, boisterous, and unseemly manner" after a Horse Show event. After the proceeding before District Judge Thomas Tartaglio in Tredyffrin Township, Grafton tempered an earlier comment that he had never been drunk in his life, clarifying that he was not inebriated "that evening.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Sandwich shop Devon & Blakely is opening a second Philadelphia location at the former Baum's Dancewear building at 106 S. 11th, which is being converted into stores and apartments by developer Brickstone Realty. The eatery has signed a lease for 2,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space at the site, with additional basement space, according to Larry Steinberg, a senior vice president at real estate brokerage CBRE, who helped arrange the lease. Space remains for another retailer at what Brickstone is calling the Baum Building.
NEWS
June 27, 2016
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair celebrated its 120th year, drawing 125,000 attendees. The show, which ran from May 26 through June 5, is the country's oldest and largest outdoor multibreed competition, and brings in competitors from around the world. More than 2,000 area volunteers assisted with the event, which consisted of a First Night Art Show, Ladies Hat Day, horses, jumping, parading galore, shopping, food judging, carriage and amusement rides. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Bryn Mawr Hospital.
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June 7, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
It all started at a swimming meet in December. When freshman Devon Miller was still at Kennett, she saw a friend of hers, Angela King, at the meet. The two became friends in preschool and went to Kennett Middle School together but had not seen each other in a few years. That's when King told Miller about Bishop Shanahan. Within a month, Miller shadowed a freshman at the school and made the decision to transfer. "I love it here," the 15-year old pitcher for the softball team said.
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June 7, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., first rode in the Dixon Oval 35 years ago, when he took the Devon Horse Show's Lead Line class for aspiring riders 5 years old and younger. This weekend, the world's top show jumper finished another successful year at Devon. He took home the Leading Open Jumper Rider title and his horse Tina La Boheme was named the Open Jumper champion. This year, three events at the Devon Horse Show were recognized with a four-star rating by Federation Equestre Internationale, the governing body of equestrian sport.
SPORTS
June 6, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
McLain Ward, the world's top show jumper, and Laura Chapot stole the spotlight Saturday night during the final open jumper event of the 120th Devon Horse Show. Families pressed up against the white fences surrounding the Dixon Oval, straining to see. Others gasped and cheered from the stands as the top riders and horses jumped cleanly over obstacle after obstacle. At the end of the night, Ward, a Brewster, N.Y., native, was named the Leading Open Jumper Rider for the second year in a row and the fourth time since 2012.
NEWS
June 6, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
The chairman of the Devon Horse Show was charged last week with public drunkenness. Wayne Grafton, 67, of Unionville, Chester County, was charged with the summary offense by the Tredyffrin Township Police Department. According to the West Chester Daily Local News, police issued the citation for an incident that happened about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday along South Valley Forge Road outside a gate of the Devon Horse Show grounds. The "defendant did have glassy, bloodshot eyes, odor of alcoholic beverages," and his speech was slurred, the citation said, according to the Daily Local.
SPORTS
June 5, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
At the 120th Devon Horse Show, rider Laura Chapot and her horse, BEC Hugo, will be looking to reclaim the show's open jumper rider title from McLain Ward, who is on the short list for the upcoming Brazil Olympics. The open jumper championship is scheduled for Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the Dixon Oval. This year, it will feature new, challenging courses designed by British course designer Kelvin Bywater. Since the 2011 Devon Horse Show, Chapot and Ward have swapped the honor of being named Leading Open Jumper Rider.
SPORTS
June 3, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Athletes in the Devon Horse Show's Sapphire Grand Prix, now a Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) four-star-ranked event, will be up against top talent in this year's competition. New for the 120th Devon Horse Show is a $225,000 prize, an increase of $125,000 from last year. The Grand Prix is set for 8 p.m. Thursday. While the race won't directly help anyone qualify for the Olympics, it is to feature McLain Ward, an Olympian who is on the short list to compete in the 2016 games in Brazil.
SPORTS
June 2, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, STAFF WRITER
Freshman designated hitter Andrew Czachor knocked in the decisive two runs with a two-out single in the fifth inning to give Devon Prep its third straight District 1 Class 2A baseball title. The Tide edged Springfield (Montco), 4-2, on Tuesday at West Chester Henderson. Lehigh University recruit Tony Gallo led the offense with three hits and Matt Bevilacqua stole home. Winning pitcher Danny Brace had six strikeouts in seven innings. District 1 Class 4A semifinal. C.J. Kilgariff earned a two-inning save and struck out three batters as Council Rock North defeated Downingtown West, 2-1, at Methacton.
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