October 15, 2013 |
THE FOOTBALL lay unclaimed on the turf, tantalizingly close, yet just out of reach for Haverford School junior Philip Poquie. With 29.3 seconds remaining in a 21-21 game, Poquie's fumble near field-goal range gave Malvern Prep hope after the Fords' furious comeback seemed likely to doom Saturday's homecoming game at the Friars' Quigley Field. "Felt sick," said Poquie, a 5-9, 182-pound tailback. "I felt like we had the opportunity and we'd been playing well all game, practiced hard all week.
October 14, 2013 |
While Haverford School coach Mike Murphy talked to his football team circled around him about its resiliency, quarterback Brendan Burke stood by himself. Burke looked on from a step behind his teammates while he fought back tears in an outpouring of emotion, listening to a speech that was especially significant to him. After he lost five of his first six starts, the senior captain came off the bench to lead his team to a 34-31, double-overtime win Saturday at league favorite Malvern Prep in both teams' Inter-Ac opener.
October 13, 2013 |
On the bus ride over to Germantown Academy, the Haverford School soccer team had the windows down. It might not have been the best decision with the rain, but it did get the Fords acclimated to the conditions they would face against the Patriots. It was pouring during parts of Friday's Inter-Ac League matchup, including during most of warmups, and there was drizzle throughout the rest of the contest as the Fords easily handled the Patriots, 4-0. Unsure all day of whether the game would even be played, Sander Yu and the rest of the Fords had to keep in mind what coach Bill Brady had told them the day before - "anticipate" that there will be a game so they would be mentally prepared.
October 12, 2013 |
Friday night's clash between No. 1-ranked St. Joseph's Prep and No. 6 La Salle is this weekend's marquee matchup, but there's another key Catholic League Class AAAA contest on tap Saturday. With significant playoff implications on the line, No. 20 Archbishop Ryan and No. 15 Father Judge will battle at 1 p.m. at Northeast High. After winning their first four games by a combined 186-37, the Raiders started the Catholic League schedule with back-to-back losses. That puts Ryan in must-win territory against the Crusaders.
October 6, 2013
SOCCER INTER-AC LEAGUE Haverford School 2, Malvern Prep 1: Connor Gregory scored two goals in less than a minute midway through the second half to break a scoreless tie for the host Fords. Springside Chestnut Hill 2, Penn Charter 1: Sam McDowell made two key saves in the final eight minutes to secure the victory for the visiting Blue Devils. Harrison Kapp and Jose Contreras headed in goals to give Springside Chestnut Hill the lead. PIONEER ATHLETIC LEAGUE Perkiomen Valley 2, Methacton 2: Scott Neal played the ball inside the box and beat the keeper for his second goal of the night to tie it with two minutes remaining for host Perkiomen Valley.
October 2, 2013 |
Quade Green dashed to the basket early in Sunday afternoon's All-City Classic. He had already scored his team's first eight points and another bucket seemed to be a guarantee. Instead, the freshman guard from Neumann-Goretti tossed his layup off the Ben Franklin High backboard to create a perfect alley-oop dunk for D'Andre Vilmar. "He told me he wanted it," said Green, who was named the MVP of Philadelphia's 78-64 loss to New York in the freshman game. "And I knew he would go up and get it. " He finished with a team-high 21 points in a game that gave a peek into the future of the area basketball scene.
September 26, 2013 |
Colin A. Campbell, 43, a graduate of the Haverford School who married his high school sweetheart and went on to a career in Wall Street finance, died Saturday, Sept. 21, of cancer at a hospice in Newark, N.J. Mr. Campbell, who lived in Madison, N.J., with his wife, Becky, and their family, was head of U.S. credit trading in the New York office of Scotiabank. "Throughout his illness, he exhibited courage and dignity. He is an inspiration to all who worked closely with him and knew him well," Michael Zych of Scotiabank wrote in a company e-mail to his colleagues.
September 5, 2013 |
AYEAR AGO, the Daily News tabbed Episcopal's football team as one trying to create a stir as the season approached. In hindsight, it's likely that description was much too tame. How about uproar? All the Churchmen did was race to their best record (10-0, 5-0) in school history, winning their first outright Inter-Ac crown since 1982. Sparked by the talents of Daily News Inter-Ac Player of the Year Adam Strouss (now at Penn), the team leader at quarterback, and a suffocating defense that allowed a paltry 35 points (six shutouts)
July 12, 2013 |
THE REEBOK Classic Breakout camp provides an opportunity for more than 100 high school basketball players to showcase their talents in front of the best college coaches in the nation. The camp, which wraps up today at Philadelphia University, is one of the premier recruiting events in the nation, and two local players are looking to take advantage of the exposure. It is crunch time for Rashaan Holloway, a forward and a rising senior. He knows exactly what he is looking for in potential colleges.
July 11, 2013 |
SOME OF THE best high school basketball players in the country will assemble at Philadelphia University today for the start of Reebok Classic Breakout camp. Players will participate in the 3-day event to showcase their skills and boost their recruiting stock to a number of college coaches. Four players from the Philadelphia area are among the 100 players at this year's camp. Senior Rashaan Armstead-Holloway, from Schalick High in Elmer, N.J., has offers from Drexel, La Salle and Temple.