February 1, 2016 |
John Decker, 30, of Gladwyne, a gifted athlete, financial analyst, and loyal friend whose smile "was second to none," died Saturday, Jan. 16, at home. Thomas A. "Tad" and M. Candace Decker found their son unresponsive when they returned home from a trip. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office listed the cause of death as pending while tests were underway. Test results were expected in several weeks. But Mr. Decker's father, vice chairman of the Cozen O'Connor law firm, said he believed his son died of an accidental drug overdose, as he grappled with heroin addiction.
December 28, 2015
FOOTBALL Final. Rk. Team Rec. 1. Imhotep Charter 15-0 2. Archbishop Wood 11-1 3. Upper Dublin 14-1 4. Haverford School 10-0 5. La Salle 8-4 6. North Penn 11-3 7. Malvern Prep 9-2 8. St. Joseph's Prep 7-3 9. Downingtown East 11-1 10. Neshaminy 9-4 - Rick O'Brien
December 25, 2015 |
Colin Caton Carpi, 84, of Penn Valley, a veteran, businessman and entrepreneur, died Thursday, Dec. 10, of progressive heart failure. Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, he was a devoted father and grandfather who maintained lifelong curiosity, a love of learning, and optimism. "He was such an engaging human being. He always had a warm smile for everybody," said Jennifer Moller, his oldest child. "You saw him, he smiled, regardless of who the person was. " An honors graduate of the Haverford School, Princeton University, and Harvard Business School, Mr. Carpi was a voracious reader who delved into history, philosophy, physical sciences, religion, music and more, according to his family.
December 5, 2015 |
It was basketball at its tightest Thursday night. In a game with eight ties and six lead changes, Haverford School emerged as the winner, slipping past host Hun School (N.J.), 46-44, in a nonleague boys' game. Kharon Randolph netted 15 points and put the Fords up by four with 20 seconds remaining. Jack Marshall scored nine points and Asim Richards had five. The duo combined for 16 rebounds. Micah Sims dished out six assists. The victory was the first for new Haverford School head coach Bernie Rogers.
November 2, 2015 |
The first rule of running trick plays is to conceal the notion that trickery is afoot. Malvern Prep junior wide receiver Matt Daller did that twice Saturday during the Friars' 34-7 Inter-Ac victory at Germantown Academy. The first came on fourth and 5 near midfield when the punter Garrett Reilly flipped the ball on a reverse to Quinn McCahon. He threw to Daller for an 18-yard gain near the Friars' sideline. "I think the biggest thing was not to tip it off and look where I was going," Daller said.
October 26, 2015 |
Mike Narzikul had a message for the Malvern Prep soccer team in the pregame huddle. The players circled him, all eyes on him. The cocaptain pleaded with the Friars. "Do it for the seniors," he said, impassioned. Like the rest of the squad, the senior center back knew that beating rival Haverford School, a team ranked as high as No. 4 in the country by one publication, was a tall order. It was something Malvern's senior class had never accomplished, going 0-8-1 against the Fords, according to Narzikul.
October 26, 2015 |
Mickey and Chris Kober have been quite the one-two punch on the gridiron and mat for Haverford School. And keep an eye out in the in future for the youngest of the four Kober boys, 9-year-old Frank. "He's the toughest out of all of us," Mickey said. With the Kober brothers teaming up at linebacker and also playing offense, the injury-depleted Fords surprisingly dominated Inter-Ac League rival Malvern Prep, 31-14, Saturday afternoon at the Pellegrini Athletic Complex. "All week, I didn't pay attention to what people outside our program were saying," Mickey Kober said.
October 24, 2015 |
Mickey Kober yelled out for a teammate to bring Kevin Carter, bound to a wheelchair after undergoing knee surgery, to midfield for the coin toss before Haverford School's recent game against Father Judge. Fittingly, Tommy Toal, a junior who has taken over for his close friend at quarterback, volunteered to handle the gesture that stirred the crowd at Sabol Field. "Yeah, that was completely spontaneous," Toal said. "I happened to be right there, and I was happy to do it. Kevin is still an important part of our team.
October 17, 2015 |
It took three hours and three overtimes, but Haverford School walked off its field Friday evening remaining undefeated. After Dahmir Ruffin blocked a Penn Charter extra-point attempt on its third overtime possession, Eli Godfrey took a pass from Tommy Toal 10 yards for a touchdown. With the score tied for a third time, Alex DeMarco converted on the extra point to give the Fords a 41-40 triumph over Penn Charter in an Inter-Ac slugfest. The Quakers tied the game 27-27 with 7 minutes, 27 seconds left in regulation on a 15-yard pass from Mike Hnatkowsky to Cody Sweeney and a successful two-point conversion.
October 12, 2015 |
Tommy Toal missed one heck of a finish. The junior quarterback for Haverford School might have been the only person on the school's Main Line campus Saturday afternoon whose eyes weren't trained on the final play against Father Judge. Needing a touchdown to tie, Judge quarterback Rob King, who carried the Crusaders late, dropped back from the 8-yard line and fired into the end zone. Junior Aaron Hudson intercepted the pass with 33.8 seconds left, ensuring the Fords a thrilling, 29-22, nonleague victory.