September 17, 2016 |
Haverford School, spurred by one of the region's top ballcarriers, has won 21 consecutive games. A quick-strike Perkiomen Valley offense, featuring one of the area's best pass-catch duos, is averaging 42 points per game. The Fords, ranked No. 9 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Inquirer, will visit the No. 8 Vikings in an intriguing nonleague matchup at 7 p.m. Friday in Graterford. Quarterback Stephen Sturm and wide receiver Justin Jaworski have combined for nearly 700 yards and nine touchdowns through the air in PV's 3-0 start.
September 11, 2016 |
It's alive. Haverford School's winning streak remains intact after a thriller Friday night at Widener against West Catholic. The Fords' school-record streak is now at 21 games after a 37-34 come-from-behind victory. Seniors Malik Twyman and Tommy Toal led the offensive charge that led to 21 points scored in the final quarter. Twyman rushed for 185 yards on 24 carries and a pair of ground tallies. Toal finished 9-of-18 passing for 215 yards and two touchdowns in the air and another on the ground.
September 10, 2016 |
After the immensity of last weekend's Made in America Festival, perhaps it's time to head to the suburbs' bucolic environs. This is not the reason that Haverford Civic Council, booking curator Al Fichera, and area native Barry Gutman is putting on this weekend's Sixth Annual Haverford Music Festival, but it's a start. "We wanted to showcase the talents of all genres cultivated in this area," says Fichera, a producer of jangle pop band Flight of Mavis and troubadour Kenn Kweder. Mavis' Frank Brown, who resides in Havertown along with Fichera and Gutman, has a new band, Travel Lanes.
September 9, 2016 |
It would be no stretch to call John R. Coleman a jack of all trades. Mr. Coleman, who was indeed best known as Jack, did time as a trash hauler, sandwich maker, and ditch digger. Most remarkably, he did it all incognito during his term as president of Haverford College. Mr. Coleman, 95, who turned his undercover work into a well-known book, Blue Collar Journal: A College President's Sabbatical, died late Tuesday at a Washington hospital after a long bout with Parkinson's disease, a son said Wednesday.
September 5, 2016 |
It is clear that the starting running back for the Haverford School will be a force to be reckoned with this season. The only thing murky, however, is how to spell his first name. The player, a senior headed to Colgate next season, prefers Malik Twyman. He said his mother, Carol Twyman, prefers Mallik. His father, Charlie, spells it Malik. No matter how many L's are used, Twyman led the Fords to a historic "W" Saturday night against host Del-Val Charter. Haverford School dominated the Warriors, 43-6, and set a school record with its 20th consecutive victory.
August 12, 2016 |
'I like money," investment banker Naomi Bishop ( Breaking Bad 's Anna Gunn) declares at the opening of Equity , a supremely intelligent Wall Street financial thriller. One of four smartly dressed female executives chairing a women's mentorship event, Naomi explains how her top salary helps pay for her brother's schooling while also keeping her in good shoes. Women, Naomi adds, need to stop being ashamed of money. Of having it, making it, spending it. No, this isn't the second coming of Gordon Gekko and his entreaty that "Greed is good.
August 3, 2016 |
In his first Haverford High School swim meet, Shane Ryan dove in for the 50-yard freestyle, and Haverford coach Matt Stewart just knew. Ryan was something special. "He beat a senior from another team," Stewart said, "and I was like,'Whoa, we might have something here beyond just a pretty good swimmer.' He just took off from there. " Ryan's rise has been unconventional. After high school, the 22-year-old Havertown native swam at Penn State for three years. Ryan, a dual Irish-American citizen, then moved to Ireland to train with its national team.
June 27, 2016 |
Even colleges with endowments as large as Haverford's are not immune to the financial challenges hitting universities across the country. Haverford's board of managers this month approved a plan to set an annual cap on the college's mushrooming financial aid budget and increase the size of the freshman class by seven students a year for five years in an effort to balance the budget. The plan has proved controversial because it includes modifying the college's long-held policy of admitting students regardless of ability to pay and giving them enough financial aid to attend.
May 24, 2016 |
Culver Academy goaltender Matt Schmidt was pinned deep in his own zone with a Haverford School defender closing quickly when he launched the ball up for grabs in the third quarter of the Inter-Ac Challenge championship Sunday at Villanova. When it finally returned from orbit, the ball bounced off a Haverford School defender's stick and right to Culver's Brodie Gillespie, who flipped it to Wheaton Jackoboice, who scored the final Culver goal in its thrilling, 8-7 victory against the Fords.
May 20, 2016 |
Defenders who wield a long pole in lacrosse rarely get to wind up and whip a shot on goal. Haverford School senior defender Jack Marshall, however, got the opportunity on Wednesday in the third quarter of the Fords' 13-4 quarterfinal blowout of Penn Charter in the Inter-Ac Challenge at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken. Marshall, who will play at High Point next year, had a running start before he wound up and fired from about 25 yards away from the goal. "It's fun to run down and get a shot," Marshall said.