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SPORTS
September 4, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
MAYBE THE best way to repeat a championship season in high school football is simply to return a bunch of guys from last year's team. Well, with the Haverford School returning 20 seniors from the squad that halved the Inter-Ac title with Malvern last season, you can color the Fords a favorite, right? Not so fast. Michael Murphy's squad got off to a slow start with a season-opening loss to West Catholic, 24-19, last week. But don't count out the Fords (0-1) just yet. They started last season with three straight losses, and a senior-laden squad might be able to lean on that experience.
SPORTS
September 1, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Catholic's football season started off on the wrong foot. Then Antwain McCollum used his right arm, and both his feet, to rally the Burrs to victory. McCollum threw for 157 yards and rushed for another 110, and West Catholic shook off a rough first quarter to edge Haverford School, 24-19, in a nonleague, top 25 showdown in Wildwood. The Fords led, 14-0, after one, but West Catholic quickly erased that deficit, taking the lead for good just before halftime when McCollum connected with Ahkil Crumpton on a 36-yard touchdown pass that made it 18-14.
NEWS
August 30, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pat Shurmur recalls the countless pass-and-catch sessions in the backyard, watching his son make surprisingly crisp and accurate throws. The youngster, when it came to organized play, showed more natural ability on offense. "He's never been a good tackler," his father said with a laugh. Jon Runyan remembers the Tuesday afternoons, while at home and recovering from another exhausting NFL game, when he would test his namesake's hand-eye coordination. "I would have him run across the room and wing the ball at him," he said.
NEWS
August 5, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
AFTER JOHN LIGGET retired as senior vice president of CoreStates Bank in 1987, the bank wouldn't let him go. It asked him to help keep its customers happy by playing 18 holes of golf with them at the Merion Golf Club, an enviable occupation for John Ligget, who not only played the course for his own recreation, but was an officer of the club. John Thomas Ligget Jr., who spent 37 years in the Philadelphia banking business in various executive capacities, a Navy veteran of World War II, in which he served in the Pacific Theater, world traveler and devoted family man, died Tuesday.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
One defendant cracked his knuckles. Another's knees bounced with unchecked nervousness. Still another sat ramrod straight, looking as though the next few minutes could be his last. None sat next to or acknowledged each other, though they are bound together as participants in a nascent Main Line ring that aimed its marijuana sales at students of elite schools around the region. "It seems," Montgomery County Court Judge Steven T. O'Neill observed at one point Wednesday, "like weed got a lot of people in trouble.
SPORTS
July 11, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
GERALD HOWARD became the first black basketball player at Chestnut Hill Academy to be selected first team All-Inter-Ac in 1992 when he was chosen by league coaches after averaging 11.5 points on a team that shared the title with Germantown Academy. Howard went on to a distinguished track and field career at the University of Virginia where he still holds school records in the 100-meter (10.42) and 200-meter (20.79) dashes. He is currently an IT professional living in Lafayette Hill with his wife and three children.
SPORTS
July 11, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
Color mattered when Roger Gordon attended Penn Charter in the 1950s and '60s. And as a high school athlete, the young man who grew up in North Philadelphia was reminded nearly every day. He enrolled at the private Quaker school in kindergarten in 1956 and may have been the first black student to matriculate straight through when he graduated in 1969 and headed for Princeton. Along the way, he developed an unshakable passion for sports that eventually blossomed into a 48-year career coaching various sports.
SPORTS
June 13, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Osberg reached into his wallet and pulled out tip money for his caddie. A $2 bill fluttered loose, and he tried to hand to it to his wife, Blaire. She would have none of it. Osberg's semifinal victory Wednesday at the Philadelphia Amateur Championship meant he would need to hold on to the good-luck charm a little longer. The ninth-seeded Osberg, who defeated Ray Thompson, 5 and 4, will play Nelson Hargrove, a 5 and 4 winner against Ben Feld, in the 36-hole final Saturday at White Manor Country Club.
SPORTS
June 10, 2014
MALVERN PREP QB PICKS PITT Malvern Prep junior quarterback Alex Hornibrook committed to the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday, taking to Twitter to make the announcement. "Very excited and humbled to announce that I have committed to play football at the University of Pittsburgh," Hornibrook tweeted. The 6-4, 205-pounder threw for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns last season on an offense that relied heavily on stud running back Troy Gallen (Delaware), who rushed for 1536 and 19 scores for the co-Inter-Ac champion Friars (tied with Haverford School)
NEWS
June 1, 2014 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Devon Prep's season took a turn for the worse when ace pitcher Zach Schellenger was shelved with a strained flexor muscle in early April. Then, No. 2 hurler Sean Phelan experienced elbow tendinitis. In high school baseball, where quality pitching goes a long way, that put the Tide's bid for success in a precarious position. "That's a lot for a team to deal with," Devon coach Mark Aquilante said. "We had to figure out a different way to win. We had a lot of younger players who had to step up and contribute.
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