August 29, 2015 |
James H. Burdick, 95, formerly of Strafford, an executive in the financial services industry and a community volunteer, died Saturday, Aug. 22, of congestive heart failure at Shannondell at Valley Forge. Born in Bryn Mawr, he started as an office boy in the financial services business. At the time, he was fresh out of the Haverford School. He became a life insurance agent, a manager of agencies, and then marketing vice president for Philadelphia Life Insurance Co. in Center City.
June 26, 2015 |
Taylor W. Cole, 92, of Chestnut Hill, a pioneer in high school computer instruction as well as a sailor and a father of nine, died Saturday, June 13, of Alzheimer's disease at Arbor Terrace at Chestnut Hill. Mr. Cole taught mathematics and computer science at Episcopal Academy from 1967 to 1987, when the school, now in Newtown Square, was in Merion. He was known for his ability to engage and support all students, particularly those who had little confidence in their math skills. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, long before the advent of the personal computer, Mr. Cole taught computer programming by means of a dial-up terminal connected to a mainframe computer elsewhere.
June 12, 2015 |
Joey Lancellotti had the type of baseball season that makes flowery prose clumsy and unnecessary. The junior for Archbishop Wood dominated from the mound and at the plate and helped the Vikings capture the Catholic League crown. That's why the North Carolina commit is the 2015 Daily News Most Valuable Player. As a pitcher Lancellotti finished 7-1 with a 0.67 ERA. He also allowed only five earned runs in more than 53 innings pitched. Last but not least, Lancellotti's complete-game no-hitter (14 strikeouts)
May 25, 2015 |
Mark Gentilotti came up big for Malvern Prep against Perkiomen School in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association baseball final Saturday night. Gentilotti doubled twice and drove in two runs as Malvern Prep beat Perkiomen School, 7-2, at Upper Perkiomen in a rematch of last year's championship game. The Friars won, 5-0, last season. After Perkiomen School gained a 1-0 lead in the first, Gentilotti doubled and reached third on a sacrifice bunt in the second inning.
May 24, 2015 |
Twenty-six wins, two victories over teams currently ranked nationally, and an Inter-Ac Challenge title. The only thing the Haverford School boys' lacrosse hadn't experienced this year was a loss. That didn't change Friday, as the Fords added to their impressive resume and finished off their undefeated season with a 13-9 home win over Culver Military Academy (Ind.). Johns Hopkins recruit Drew Supinski led the way with three goals. With the win, Haverford School will finish 27-0 and should remain atop the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine High School Boys' Top 25. Public League Baseball Jeffrey DeLeon hit a home run and Giovanni Ortega doubled and scored twice to help Olney beat Franklin Towne Charter, 8-6, in the Public League semifinals at 11th and Bigler.
May 23, 2015 |
It didn't matter that there were two outs. It didn't matter that there were two strikes. All that really mattered was Ryan Fuscaldo drove in two runs. Fuscaldo singled home a pair with Haverford School down to its final strike in the bottom of the seventh to send the No. 2 seed to an 8-7 win Thursday over No. 10 Germantown Academy in the quarterfinals of the PAISAA baseball tournament. Fuscaldo finished 2 for 4 with a run and the two RBIs. Justin Meyer struck out five in three innings of two-hit relief for the Fords, who entered the final inning down by three.
May 22, 2015 |
PARENTS OF La Salle High School student-athletes sat on the sidelines of Upper Bartley Field as their boys played in the Catholic League semifinals against Cardinal O'Hara. They spoke candidly and vividly about the Catholic League, the playoffs, other divisions, and even threw in jabs at old rival, St. Joseph's Prep. Listening from afar, one would think they were talking about the heated football, basketball or baseball rivalries built over the years. Nope. Instead, they were talking about lacrosse.
May 21, 2015 |
Ryan DeWalt and Evan Harkins combined on a no-hitter as 10th-seeded Germantown Academy hit the road Tuesday and eliminated No. 7 Germantown Friends, 3-1, in the first round of the PAISAA baseball tournament. DeWalt struck out four in three innings. Harkins fanned seven in four innings of relief. DeWalt, a Lehigh recruit, exited so that he could pitch in the quarterfinals Thursday at Haverford School. Haverford School 14, Barrack Hebrew 2 - Nick Greco went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs and Bryan Hyland went 3 for 3 with three runs and three RBIs to lead the No. 2 Fords at home against the No. 15 Cougars.
May 20, 2015 |
ALMOST EVERY member of the Haverford School lacrosse team was in position, smiling while standing on the PPL Park turf in anticipation of a championship photo. One important member of the Fords' victorious bunch was missing, however. Junior goaltender Alex DeMarco was busy with a postgame television interview after his undefeated Fords (25-0) beat previously unbeaten Hun School, 15-8, in the finals of the Inter-Ac Challenge. Net proceeds from the 4-day event presented by NXT Sports will go to the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center and the Wounded Warrior Project.
May 20, 2015 |
Almost every member of the Haverford School lacrosse team was in position, piled on top of one another and smiling on the turf inside PPL Park in anticipation of a championship photo. One important member of the Fords' victorious bunch was missing, however. Junior goaltender Alex DeMarco was busy with a postgame television interview after the undefeated Fords beat previously unbeaten Hun School, 15-8, in the finals of the Inter-Ac Challenge. Net proceeds from the four-day event will go to Thomas Jefferson Hospital's Comprehensive Concussion Center and the Wounded Warrior Project.