April 28, 2015 |
For years, Malvern Prep operated its rowing program out of two used truck trailers parked next to a landfill, all the while dreaming of some day having its own boathouse. "I remember thinking at the time that it would be a great spot to film an urban horror movie," recalled William P. "Tip" O'Neill Jr., emeritus trustee at the all-male school. As a step up, the team moved to a warehouse. Better, but no running water and 150 yards from the river - not a short walk when carrying boats.
April 23, 2015 |
Lately, Malvern Prep's baseball team seems most comfortable in comeback mode. On Saturday, in winning the 34th annual Tom Heinkel Memorial Tournament in South Jersey, it overcame deficits of 8-0 and 12-5 to stun St. Augustine Prep, 13-12, in the semifinals. They rallied from down two two-run deficits to surprise host Bishop Eustace, 7-5, in the final. Returning to Inter-Ac League action Tuesday afternoon, the visiting Friars trailed Haverford School, 4-0, through four innings.
April 16, 2015 |
Tim Brennan threw the second perfect game in Holy Ghost Prep history in an 8-0 win over visiting Lower Moreland in Bicentennial League play Tuesday. The St. Joseph's-bound senior was the first to throw a perfect game for the Firebirds since 1985. Therighthander struck out 12 and pushed Holy Ghost Prep to 7-0 on the season. Inter-Ac. Harrison Timberlake struck out four in five innings to earn the win in Penn Charter's 4-1 triumph over visiting Malvern Prep. Kenny Bergman and Gabe Smith each doubled.
April 13, 2015 |
Haverford School's Lamar Stevens is showing his versatility this weekend while playing for Team Final in Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Va. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound junior wing guard has scholarship offers from Indiana, La Salle, Rhode Island, St. Joseph's, Temple, and Villanova, among others. Next season, Stevens will likely be playing at Broad and Vine for already imposing Roman Catholic, fresh off winning Catholic League, District 12, and PIAA Class AAAA state championships.
April 12, 2015 |
Episcopal Academy, often fading down the stretch of winnable games, took its lumps last baseball season while going 8-18 overall and 2-8 in the Inter-Ac League. This year, despite their overall youth, the Churchmen are off to a promising start and showing signs they could contend for their first league title since 2000. "We have good leadership and the young kids are pretty mature," said senior catcher and cocaptain Austin Morgan. Friday afternoon, with sophomore lefthander Cameron Van Hoorebeke yielding only two singles and fanning six in five innings, EA breezed past host Germantown Academy, 8-0, in an Inter-Ac contest lasting just under two hours.
April 9, 2015 |
DREW SUPINSKI strode slowly back to the Haverford School locker room as a teammate called his name. Supinski, a senior midfielder, was needed for an interview after the Fords' lacrosse team held off Episcopal Academy, 12-5, in both teams' Inter-Ac opener on a cloudy but dry afternoon yesterday. As Supinski turned and smiled, another teammate paid the Johns Hopkins-bound player a compliment. "That's a born leader right there," the teammate said. It's true that sometimes well-meaning teammates may dish undeserving dap so that their buddies are lavished with positive press.
April 9, 2015 |
Drew Supinski strode slowly back to the Haverford School locker room as a teammate called his name. Supinski, a senior midfielder, was needed for a moment after the Fords lacrosse team held off visiting Episcopal Academy, 12-5, in an Inter-Ac game Tuesday afternoon. As Supinski turned and smiled, another teammate paid the Johns Hopkins-bound supinski a compliment. "That's a born leader right there," he said. Sometimes well-meaning teammates may dish undeserving praise so that their buddies are feted with positive press.
April 4, 2015 |
The Twitter account for the IMG Academy boys' lacrosse team bills the squad as "the nation's premier private school lacrosse program. " Haverford School would beg to differ. Grant Ament scored with 12 seconds remaining Thursday afternoon to lift the host Fords to an 11-10 nonleague victory over Florida's IMG. Ament's winner broke the 10th tie of the game. Forry Smith scored four goals for the Fords, who are ranked No. 1 in the nation by Nike/Lacrosse Magazine. Ament and Dox Aitken both finished with a goal and two assists.
March 28, 2015 |
William Gray Warden III, 82, of Newtown Square, a business executive and sailor, died Wednesday, March 18, of causes related to aging at his second home in the Bahamas. A native of Haverford, Delaware County, Mr. Warden graduated from the Haverford School in 1950. While there, he played soccer and ran track. Four years later, Mr. Warden graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He became a pilot and flew early-generation single-engine jets.
March 21, 2015 |
Janice Lear's eighth-grade students listened recently as the geography teacher read a book that opened their eyes to the challenges children around the world face just to get clean water. "The kids were so moved by it," Lear said. "I remember them saying, 'Ms. Lear, this is not OK. What can we do?' " To that end, eighth graders at Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Chester County, have raised more than $4,800 so far to build a well for a school in Uganda and a water-filtration system and hand-washing station for a school in the Dominican Republic.