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 12, 2016 |
Filling in for injured halfback O'Shaan Allison, Zac Fernandez proved to be the X-factor for Malvern Prep in its nonleague triumph Friday night over La Salle. Fernandez, usually a slotback, carried 17 times for 94 yards and made an 11-yard touchdown catch as the Friars topped the Explorers, 21-12, at Franklin Field. Allison, a junior who rushed for 1,500 yards and 18 scores last season, sat out after suffering a shoulder injury in the previous week's 47-30 loss to South Jersey's St. Augustine Prep.
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 25, 2016 |
Downingtown East coach Mike Matta lost a number of key offensive starters to graduation, including a pair of Division I recruits, a 1,000-yard rusher and a savvy quarterback. But a stalwart defensive line, possibly the best since the program started in 2003, has Matta optimistic about continued success for the Cougars. "We're big up front. We have guys who are really quick off the ball, and there's a good amount of experience there," he said. Coaches realize that defensive line play is often the difference between winning and losing.
August 23, 2016 |
The area is brimming with quick, physical, and explosive running backs heading into the 2016 campaign. St. Joseph's Prep senior D'Andre Swift, one of the most dynamic and versatile performers in Southeastern Pennsylvania football history, heads the list. With the 5-foot-9, 215-pounder playing a leading role as a dual-threat back and kick returner, the Hawks have gone 30-9 and captured a pair of PIAA Class 4A state titles over the last three seasons. "He's just special," Prep coach Gabe Infante said.
August 22, 2016 |
It's not always easy for a quarterback and receiver to get on the same page. It takes precision timing, a strong feel for each other's abilities, and lots of practice reps. This year in Southeastern Pennsylvania, a number of top-notch signal-callers and rock-solid pass catchers have that special bond. It should translate into plenty of eye-popping aerial hookups. Last season's most prolific passer is back. Stephen Sturm threw for a whopping 3,100 yards and 31 touchdowns while leading Perkiomen Valley to a 10-2 record and the PIAA District 1 Class 4A quarterfinals.
August 20, 2016
A story Tuesday on The Time We Give Each Other , a play written and acted by teenage participants, misstated the school one of the coauthors attends. Drew Weiss is a senior at the Haverford School. A photo caption Thursday wrongly stated the location of Taney Pool. It is at 26th and South Streets.
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.