September 5, 2015 |
Nelly Berman, 77, of Bryn Mawr, a pianist from the Soviet Union who created a classical music school in Haverford, died Monday, Aug. 31, following heart surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Berman came to America from Odessa 39 years ago, carrying musical scores and a few belongings in three cardboard suitcases. Her dream was to teach music to talented children here. In Odessa, she had been subject to the Ministry of Culture's choice of musical scores for her students.
September 4, 2015 |
SUSTAINED DOMINANCE in high school football is difficult to achieve. After all, talent doesn't last forever. Graduation, injury and transfer are its nemeses. So what should we make of Haverford School's bid for a third-straight championship? Graduation subtracted 22 players from the Fords' undefeated league run last season. And early injuries have already depleted this year's crop of available seniors to 12 (for now). The Fords may have escaped the transfer bug relatively unscathed (other schools didn't)
August 31, 2015 |
Haverford School lost 22 players to graduation, including workhorse rusher Phil Poquie, but the cupboard is far from bare for 11th-year coach Mike Murphy. The defending Inter-Ac League champs return five starters on both sides of the ball, including four first-team all-league picks: offensive lineman Brian Denoncour (6-foot-3, 270 pounds), multipurpose standout Dox Aitken, offensive lineman and linebacker Frank Cresta, and linebacker Mickey Kober. The main targets for Fords quarterback Kevin Carter, who passed for 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns last season, are Aitken and Micah Sims.
August 30, 2015 |
The Inquirer's Preseason Top 25. Last season's record in parentheses: 1. St. Joseph's Prep (11-3). The Hawks' bid for a third straight Class AAAA state title is headed by tailback D'Andre Swift, two-way back Benny Walls, and offensive linemen Charlie Holsopple and Ed Mooney. Four-year starter Joe DuMond is a force at fullback and defensive tackle. 2. Imhotep Charter (11-2). Albie Crosby's squad has ample speed and size. The Panthers are led by tight end Naseir Upshur, offensive linemen Johncarlo Valentin (6-5, 340)
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.