November 9, 2014 |
Clifford Carmalt Collings Jr., 97, of Bryn Mawr, a Navy veteran of World War II who became a municipal investment counselor, died Sunday, Nov. 2, of a heart ailment at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Collings worked at CC Collings & Co., the Philadelphia investment firm founded in 1924 by his father, Clifford C. Collings Sr. The younger Mr. Collings later became president and chairman and stayed with the company for more than 50 years. The firm was sold to Legg Mason in 1985; Mr. Collings stayed on for a while to assist.
October 29, 2014 |
KEVIN CARTER is quite the concoction. The 5-10, 178-pound junior quarterback for the Haverford School has all the physical ingredients to befuddle opposing defenses. Start with a strong arm; then, sprinkle in some nimble feet, and go heavy on the breakaway speed. And poise; don't skimp on the poise. In fact, it's possible that Carter's best attribute isn't physical at all. The space between the Overbrook resident's ears - where he's learned to manage the game and harness his composure - is perhaps where his best attributes lie. "What I like about him is that we expected him to be our starter this season and sometimes a guy could get a little bit of a big head, but he never had that head-swell," said coach Mike Murphy.
October 24, 2014 |
Jack Soslow lined up for a kickoff late in Haverford School's win on Saturday afternoon. The ball had been placed 15 yards ahead of its usual spot because of a penalty on Springside Chestnut Hill. "Field goal, field goal, field goal," the Haverford School student section chanted. Booming it into the end zone, which Soslow had already done a few times, was no longer enough. The fans were prodding the senior, who is one of the area's best kickers, to send the ball through the goalposts - it wound up wide left.
October 23, 2014 |
MIKE MURPHY is an old-school coach with an old-school crew cut. Murphy coaches football at Haverford School, an old-school old school on a picture postcard campus, banners everywhere proclaiming its mission, "Preparing Boys for Life. " It's college prep. All boys. The kids must wear ties and jackets to class. Every day. They grumble about that. "We wear black cleats, and they're not happy about that," Murphy confessed. "I'm old-school. I'm a huge Notre Dame fan, and they've gone to those flashy blue-and-gold cleats, and I'm not thrilled about that.
October 20, 2014 |
The referees huddled to discuss the call. They then huddled again. They talked to the Springside Chestnut Hill coach and huddled once more. The call stood. Haverford School regained possession after a fumble, but the delay seemed to sap the game's energy. But on the next play from scrimmage, the energy returned. Fords running back Reginald Harris took the handoff, bounced to the right sideline, and ran almost untouched for an 85-yard touchdown. The score sealed host Haverford School's 32-16 win Saturday afternoon and kept the Fords undefeated in the Inter-Ac League.
October 12, 2014
SOCCER NONLEAGUE Springside Chestnut Hill 1, Haverford School 0: Senior midfielder Christian Williams' stunning first-half goal paved the way for an upset win over Haverford School, the No. 1 team in The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania rankings. Williams received a pass just inside the penalty area from Timmy Booth and placed a volley into the top left corner of the goal for his 16th tally of the season. Senior Sam McDowell earned his fourth shutout with 10 saves, six coming in the second half.
October 12, 2014 |
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.
October 11, 2014 |
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.
October 9, 2014 |
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.
October 4, 2014 |
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.