March 20, 2013 |
IT APPEARS AS IF Sammy Foreman will decide to see whether you can go home again. In this case, home has a loose definition, because Haverford School, located on the Main Line and the place where Foreman spent his freshman year, is nowhere close to where he resides, near 23rd and Diamond. But since Roberts Vaux High is set to shutter its doors this June, Foreman will need to transfer, and, you know what, HS is again lookin' good. Foreman, a 6-foot, 185-pound sophomore guard, said as much Tuesday night once he'd finished pacing the Cougars to an 83-66 pounding of Math, Civics & Sciences Charter in an all-Pub PIAA Class A state basketball semifinal before a packed house at Ben Franklin High.
February 28, 2013 |
Hello there At his friend Anthony's summer 2010 wedding in Ithaca, N.Y., Brendan noticed a woman who looked like she wanted to dance. Eliana Papadakis accepted his invitation, and they talked and laughed together much of the evening. Eliana liked this Brendan. "You must meet my daughter," she told him. Back home in Wayne, Eliana told her daughter, Maria, about Brendan: He grew up in Ardmore and graduated from the Haverford School - the brother school to Maria's Baldwin School.
February 18, 2013 |
IF ANYONE wants to resurrect the old "M*A*S*H" TV series, Nick Lindner is ready to star. Well, as long as any future injuries would be fake. During his just-completed senior basketball season at Germantown Academy, the 5-10, 155-pound guard dislocated a finger in practice and then, in games, suffered a sprained wrist along with two sprained ankles (left one each time) and a concussion. How does he feel now? "Never better!" he gushed. "It was awesome!" It was the winning, Saturday night at Malvern Prep, of GA's first championship in the Pennsylvania Schools Independent Tournament.
February 15, 2013 |
THERE'S A REASON Sean O'Brien primarily rubs elbows - almost till they bleed - with Uncle Chris at all family gatherings. They share the hoops kinship, folks. The O'Brien brothers displayed skill and variety while starring at La Salle High in the late 1970s/early 1980s, with the chain extending from Neil (baseball, shortstop at Temple) to Chris (point guard for '81 Catholic League champs, Drexel) to Doug (rowing, Arizona State). Sean tried to mirror his dad, Neil. Really, he did. But one day as a fifth-grader, though he was having success as a shortstop and pitcher, he came home and made an announcement that could have been a bombshell.
February 14, 2013 |
Julian Moore forced overtime on Wednesday night with a last-second shot, and James Drury's play in the extra period sealed Germantown Academy's 67-63 win over visiting Abington Friends in the quarterfinals of the state Independent Schools boys' basketball tournament. Moore, a 6-foot-9 center, grabbed a rebound and laid it in with 1.2 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 58. The Penn State-bound senior finished with 20 points. Drury scored seven of his 15 points in overtime and knocked down all four of his free throws.
February 14, 2013 |
Julian Moore forced overtime Wednesday night with a last-second shot, and James Drury's play in the extra period sealed Germantown Academy's 67-63 win over visiting Abington Friends in the quarterfinals of the state Independent Schools boys' basketball tournament. Moore, a 6-foot-9 center, grabbed a rebound and laid it in with 1.2 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 58. The Penn State-bound senior finished with 20 points. Drury scored seven of his 15 points in overtime and knocked down all four of his free throws.
February 3, 2013
Boys' Basketball WILLIAMSPORT SHOWCASE Communications Tech 48, Loyalsock 44 BICENTENNIAL CONSTITUTION Calvary Christian 61, Faith Christian 38 CENTRAL LEAGUE Lower Merion 69, Ridley 39 PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Phoenixville 72, Pottsgrove 46 Methacton 77, Boyertown 52 NONLEAGUE Pa. School for Deaf 57, New Jersey School for the Deaf 48 Boys' Latin 89, Ben Franklin 48 Central Bucks South 57, Pennsbury 44...
January 27, 2013 |
Levan Alston provided all of Haverford School's overtime offense on Friday afternoon as the Fords rallied at Malvern Prep, 61-58, in an Inter-Ac League basketball game. The sophomore guard scored all 12 of Haverford's OT points to finish with a game-high 17. Alston also dished out five assists. Chris Morgan chipped in with nine steals. The senior guard scored six points in the second half. Eric Anderson, a senior forward, had 15 points and eight rebounds. Will Powers led the Friars with 16 points, six of which came in the first quarter.
January 9, 2013 |
Derek Mountain was in the right place at the right time for the Haverford School basketball team Tuesday. Mountain tipped in a missed three-pointer as time expired to give the host Fords a 39-37 victory over Malvern Prep in an Inter-Ac League game. Shawn Alston scored 15 points, and Eric Anderson, who took the final three-point attempt, had 11. Mountain finished with eight. Sam Ramagano (15) and Jimmy Gordon (14) combined for 29 points for Malvern Prep. Also in the Inter-Ac: Penn State-bound center Julian Moore blocked a shot at the rim with two seconds remaining to secure Germantown Academy's 44-42 win over Episcopal Academy.