August 8, 2016 |
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.
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.
June 16, 2016 |
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.
June 2, 2016 |
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.
May 27, 2016 |
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.
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.
May 1, 2016 |
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.
April 15, 2016 |
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.
April 14, 2016 |
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.