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October 12, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dox Aitken ran toward the sideline, leaped into the air, and chest-bumped a teammate. The Haverford School junior had returned an interception for a fourth-quarter touchdown, sealing a 22-6 victory over visiting Malvern Prep. Aitken's 34-yard score was a relief for the Fords, who seemed to be letting Malvern slowly back into the Inter-Ac League opener Friday afternoon. And it was cause for celebration. "That told us that we had this game," Aitken said. "Now, people aren't going to short us and they'll take us seriously.
SPORTS
October 11, 2014 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Finally, in Week 7, Inter-Ac League football action begins. And there's a can't-miss opener, with defending cochampions Malvern Prep and Haverford School squaring off at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Haverford's Sabol Field. The Friars (2-3) are trying to gain some footing after suffering back-to-back losses against powers La Salle and St. Joseph's Prep. The Fords (4-1), ranked sixth in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, have been on a major roll since dropping their opener to West Catholic.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
October 4, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Noah Lejman said Thursday afternoon's nonleague game against Roman Catholic was more than just a final tune-up for Inter-Ac League play. "We're trying to build the Haverford School name in football," the senior tight end and outside linebacker said. "We wanted to prove that we're one of the best teams around. " Lejman and the host Fords did just that, breaking open a close game in the second half and blasting the turnover-prone Cahillites, 41-22, at Haverford's Sabol Field. Haverford, which came in ranked No. 6 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, racked up 346 rushing yards on 44 attempts in turning back No. 9 Roman.
SPORTS
October 3, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
MICKEY KOBER plays football like someone is going to take away his beloved game. Yesterday, the 6-foot, 205-pound inside linebacker led a penny-pinching Haverford School defense in what turned into a lopsided 41-22 victory over visiting Roman Catholic. Kober, a junior captain who also wrestles for the Fords, finished with a pair of interceptions, forced a fumble, recovered another and added a sack for good measure. Not bad for the young man who missed most of freshman football with a pair of fractured vertebrae, then missed the PIAA championships with a torn meniscus during his sophomore season as a grappler.
SPORTS
October 2, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Judging by the records alone, St. Joseph's Prep's 1-0 win over Archbishop Wood should have registered as a titanic soccer upset. In the Catholic League, they call that Tuesday. Michael Carr's breakaway goal late in the second half gave the Hawks the major victory they've been on the verge of all season. Andrew Magiera, who had come in as a substitute, made the pass to spring Carr. Francis Maniscalco had six saves. The Prep (3-3-4 overall, 3-2-1 league) had won just one of its previous seven games, but that doesn't tell the story.
SPORTS
October 2, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
Nowadays, when high school athletes make commitments for collegiate athletics, many times announcements are shrouded in secrecy in an attempt to build suspense. Yesterday, at the Haverford School, friends and family gathered in the school's field house to hear what school nationally sought-after recruit Levan "Shawn" Alston would choose. Throughout the recruiting process, Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart pushed hard, previously making a 6:45 a.m. visit to show his interest.
SPORTS
October 2, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Levan Alston was looking for his dad's old Temple jersey on Monday night, but the search through the family's West Philadelphia home was unsuccessful. Alston thought it would be the perfect complement when he announced Tuesday morning that he was following his dad's path to play basketball for the Owls. A few hours before the news conference, there it was. "I found it in a clutter of stuff in the basement," said Alston. "It was a nice find. " The 6-foot-4 guard unzipped his black sweatshirt to reveal his dad's cherry-colored jersey with the same No. 10 the younger Alston wears at Haverford School.
SPORTS
September 29, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lamar Stevens used to watch older basketball players at the Haverford School gather college offers. And he said he always wanted it to be him. "Now that it is me, it's a little surreal," the junior said. It's also starting to get busy for Stevens. Stanford will visit him at school on Sunday. Vanderbilt will check in later in the week. The 6-foot-6 small forward will visit Penn State on Oct. 25 and Indiana on Nov. 14. He has scholarship offers from Indiana, Penn State, La Salle, St. Joseph's, Temple, Villanova, and others.
SPORTS
September 25, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THERE ARE some questions that seniors in high school should never have to ask. Questions that are deep, philosophical and largely unanswerable. Queries that can, if you let them, stunt your growth, stifle your ambition or paralyze your progression. However, for Haverford School senior running back and linebacker Phil Poquie, a single question and all its permutations, weigh heavily on his mind, but also spur him toward success. When civil war erupted in his native Liberia, Poquie was just 2 years old. His family fled to the United States, sent for by a grandfather who lived in Staten Island, N.Y., to begin life anew, rich with possibilities.
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