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September 30, 1996 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Haverford School's players may never get their mud-caked uniforms completely clean, but don't expect the effects of their latest loss to linger. Coach Ron Algeo said the Fords would recover mentally from Saturday night's rainy, 28-6 homecoming loss to Chestnut Hill Academy. "We were prepared for a closer game physically," Algeo said. "We had a great week of practice. The kids didn't give up ever, ever, ever. They will be ready to come back Monday. " The Fords (0-4) may not have any emotional scars from Saturday's defeat, but their physical condition is another thing.
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October 9, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Connor Gregory was frustrated. Things didn't seem to be working out for the Haverford School junior in the first half of the Fords' Inter-Ac League soccer game against Penn Charter. Sure, he scored off a tremendous free kick in the fourth minute, but after that, shots were just missing the net for the forward. At the intermission, Gregory made sure, he said, to "settle" himself. He even apologized to his teammates in the huddle before the second half started, taking responsibility for his squad being deadlocked with Penn Charter after 40 minutes of play.
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October 14, 2013 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
While Haverford School coach Mike Murphy talked to his football team circled around him about its resiliency, quarterback Brendan Burke stood by himself. Burke looked on from a step behind his teammates while he fought back tears in an outpouring of emotion, listening to a speech that was especially significant to him. After he lost five of his first six starts, the senior captain came off the bench to lead his team to a 34-31, double-overtime win Saturday at league favorite Malvern Prep in both teams' Inter-Ac opener.
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January 10, 1989 | By Joshua Klein, Special to The Inquirer
Swimming coach Bill Palmer thought his team at The Haverford School would win only three meets this year. The Fords have already exceeded his expectations by winning four of their first five meets, two last week. Haverford School edged visiting Haverford High on Wednesday, 41-35, in a nonleague meet. One day later, Haverford School beat Upper Darby, 97-67. "The boys have been surprising me," Palmer said. "It's a great team with a lot of character. These boys are doing everything a coach can ask them to do. " Palmer didn't have to stress the need for a win in the freestyle relay against Haverford High.
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August 17, 2012 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Haverford School's Matt Galambos, a rugged senior linebacker, committed to Pittsburgh on Thursday. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder, who doubles as a tight end, also had scholarship offers from Rutgers, Syracuse, and Temple. Harvard and Yale were in the mix, too. "I think he's been a bit underrated," Haverford School coach Mike Murphy said. "I really see him as a kid who's going to make a big impact at the college level. His best football is still ahead of him. " Last season, while helping the Fords to a 6-4 record, Galambos earned Inquirer third-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors as a tight end. In the Inter-Ac League, he was a first-team pick on both sides of the ball.
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January 21, 1988 | By Michael Bamberger, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paul S. Bernstorf, who led the Columbus (Ohio) Academy to a 35-3 record over the last three years, was named head football coach of The Haverford School on Tuesday. For Bernstorf, who coached Columbus to a 14-0 mark and a state title in 1987, The Haverford School job will mean a return home - geographically. He is a 1976 graduate of Haverford High. "I've had a pretty successful career as a player and a coach," Bernstorf said in a telephone interview from Columbus on Tuesday, "only because I played under and with a lot of good people in the Philadelphia area.
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March 7, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Henry Fairfax has stepped down as head coach of the Haverford School basketball team to focus on his work as an administrator at the school. Fairfax, a 1999 graduate of the Haverford School, has been the school's head of admissions since 2010. Fairfax led the Fords to an Inter-Ac championship as a senior and went on to play at Drexel. The Fords coach since 2012, Fairfax leaves with a record of 65-40 overall and 25-15 in league play. The Fords finished in third place with a 7-3 league record this season behind Episcopal Academy and champion Germantown Academy.
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April 21, 2013 | By Joey Cranney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles Kelly keeps his lacrosse stick in his team's ice cooler. Kelly handles faceoff duties for the Malvern Prep lacrosse team. During summer tournaments last year, the weather was so hot it caused the head of his stick to bend back almost all the way to the shaft. The flexibility left him with a competitive disadvantage. He had to find a solution. "My dad came up to me and said, 'Why don't you try sticking it in the cooler? It will cool it off and help it stay in place,' " Kelly said.
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August 8, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Ira M. Saligman, 53, of Wayne, an aviator, philanthropist, and real estate investor, died Sunday, July 31, of injuries he had sustained six days earlier when his vintage aircraft caught fire as it landed in West Mifflin, Pa. Mr. Saligman got out of the airplane at Allegheny County Airport, but died in the Mercy burn unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The cause of the fire in the World War II-era plane, as it pulled to a stop on the tarmac, was unknown. Mr. Saligman was en route to an air show in Oshkosh, Wis., where he intended to meet his pilot friends.
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July 3, 2016
On April 22, the St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center hosted its 2016 benefit, Classic Songs of the Silver Screen. Under the ministry of Felician Franciscan sisters, the center has cared for the poor and elderly since 1952. The benefit, held at the Haverford School, raised $120,000 and brought in more than 350 supporters, who enjoyed great food and entertainment by the Summer Club, a 17-piece orchestra, starring Jeff Coon, JP Dunphy, and friends, and produced by Ree Dunphy, wife of Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy.
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June 16, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Southeastern Pennsylvania dominated the PIAA boys' lacrosse state playoffs this year. Springfield (Delco) tripped up La Salle in the state final to win it all, and Strath Haven made it to the semifinals, where it lost to Springfield. Upper Dublin and Avon Grove also made it to the quarterfinals. Here is our 2016 all-area boys' lacrosse team: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Michael Sowers, Upper Dublin Hyperbolic prose would just get in the way. Sowers amassed statistics that astound on their own. The Princeton-bound attacker ended his career with 594 points, most in state history, and 402 assists, said by Lacrosse Magazine to be the most in U.S. boys' high school lacrosse history.
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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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May 27, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
When Will Gural arrived at the Haverford School in sixth grade, classmate Henry Blynn took notice. Despite being a new kid, Gural already had a number of friends. "Will fit in very, very well. I was like, 'Who is this chubby kid in the pink seersucker jacket that's already cooler than everyone?' " Blynn said with a laugh. "I got to know him and I noticed he wasn't as cool. " Ten years later, the two are still friends and teammates, hoping to lead Brown to an NCAA championship.
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May 24, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 20, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 1, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
When the Haverford School lacrosse season began without 22 seniors from last year's undefeated squad, coach John Nostrant knew Keyveat Postell would be an important piece to the Fords' puzzle. Friday afternoon against Inter-Ac rival Malvern Prep, Postell was just that, netting five goals as the Fords jumped ahead early and held on late for a 16-12 triumph over the visiting Friars. "We've been looking forward to this game for a while," said Postell, a senior and Haverford School lifer.
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April 15, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Haverford School scored only two runs Wednesday in a 2-1 victory over Strath Haven, but those two runs were all Grady Nance needed. Nance tossed seven innings of one-run ball, striking out nine Panthers and surrendering only four hits. David Hogarth knocked in one run in the fourth inning and Tommy Toal drove in the go-ahead run for the host Fords in the fifth. Isaiah Winikur hit a double for Haverford School in the nonleague game. Friends' Schools League. Tommy Kumar powered George School to a 5-4 victory at Westtown by going 2 for 2 with a pair of RBIs.
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April 14, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Malvern Prep's Shane Muntz more than made up for plunking five batters and being lifted after only 21/3 innings Tuesday in the Inter-Ac League opener against Haverford School. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound junior belted a three-run home run to left field in the first inning and a clinching grand slam to right in the seventh as the visiting Friars stayed hot with a 9-4 win over the Fords. Muntz, a righthander whose fastball hovers in the 88-to-92-mph range, first addressed the pitching wildness.
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