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March 2, 2012
What: PIAA District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball championship game. When, where: 9 p.m. Friday at Villanova's Pavilion. Records: Lower Merion, 25-2; Chester, 26-0. Winning streaks: Lower Merion, 19; Chester, 52. District titles: Lower Merion, 15; Chester, 20. Last district title: Lower Merion, 1996; Chester, 2011. Last meeting: The Aces defeated Chester, 49-48, in overtime in December 2006. Coaches: Lower Merion, Gregg Downer (22d season)
NEWS
May 6, 1994 | By Greg McCullough, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Harry Hasson, suspended since January as Lower Merion police superintendent following a drunken-driving arrest, ended speculation over his future role with the department by retiring yesterday. Hasson, 52, a 31-year veteran of the department, had been suspended with pay from the 135-officer force after his Jan. 4 arrest. Hasson was seriously injured when the township car he was driving hit a tree in Easttown Township, Chester County, the night of Dec. 17. He will receive the same monthly retirement benefit and health-care coverage that the township offers to all retiring officers, township personnel director Gary Nichols said.
SPORTS
March 3, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another dazzling third-quarter surge paved the way for Chester's third consecutive PIAA District 1 Class AAAA championship. Against second-seeded Lower Merion, the top-seeded Clippers seized command after a back-and-forth first half with a 16-3 burst and easily downed the Aces, 60-46, Friday night in the final at Villanova's Pavilion. Chester, which claimed its 10th district boys' basketball crown in the last 12 seasons and 22d overall, did the same to Abington in Tuesday's semifinals.
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March 14, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lower Merion's JaQuan Johnson and Roman Catholic's Shep Garner, longtime buddies and Chester natives, texted back and forth in the days leading to Wednesday night's high-stakes basketball matchup. "Shep asked me if I was ready for the game," Johnson said. "And he said that Roman was hungry to bring home a state title. I told him, 'You're going to have to get past the defending champs first.' " Thanks to Johnson's terrific second-half performance, a deliberate offensive attack, and stellar defense, the Aces ousted the Cahillites, 64-52, in a PIAA Class AAAA second-round game at Archbishop Ryan.
NEWS
June 22, 1989 | By Wanda Motley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert J. Koegel, an assistant township manager in Lower Merion for the last eight years, will move up July 1 to the top leadership post in the township administration. The Township Board of Commissioners decided earlier this month, after several closed-door sessions, to name Koegel, 40, to replace retiring Township Manager Patrick Joyce, board President Charles F. Ward said in an interview Tuesday. He said the commissioners were to officially vote on the appointment at their business meeting last night.
NEWS
December 29, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The first quarter belonged to Derrick Jones, who was throwing down dunks. The second quarter was dominated by the speedy Josh Sharkey. The sophomore guard penetrated the lane and hit jump shots. As for the third period, pick any of the Archbishop Carroll boys' basketball players - they spread the ball around. And the fourth, that's when the Patriots' defense shined. The who didn't necessarily matter Friday night for Archbishop Carroll, The Inquirer's top-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
NEWS
February 20, 1992 | By Chris Morkides, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
The game meant nothing in the Central League standings. Lower Merion was locked into second place, Haverford High had clinched third, and their meeting Tuesday would affect the standings as much as the New Hampshire primary. But the game meant something to Lower Merion guard Alison Cohen, who hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to break a 41-41 tie and one more with no time remaining to give the visiting Aces a 44-41 victory. "Haverford-Lower Merion always is a big rivalry," the Aces' senior guard said.
NEWS
February 12, 1987 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
They're not exactly Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but Kirsten Kepner of Lower Merion and Nina Alston of Conestoga turned back the clock in a girls' Central League basketball shootout Monday night. Armed with itchy trigger fingers and aided by teammates willing to give up the ball, the pair nearly transported the sparse crowd inside the Lower Merion gym back to the Wild West. The result was an old-fashioned shoot-'em-up that saw 'Stoga escape with a 58-52 victory, leaving the two combatants weary but smiling.
NEWS
August 20, 1992 | For The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
Frank Ingram removes asphalt broken up by a milling machine on Trent Road between Remington and Manoa Roads in Lower Merion. The three-week job, which began last Thursday, also covers parts of North Bowman, Montgomery and Wyndon Avenues, and Airdale and Wakefield Roads.
NEWS
February 15, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
After cleaning up the recently stormed court at Lower Merion's Kobe Bryant Gymnasium, the Aces' custodian, Fred, was the only one not celebrating the fate of the 12th seed in the District 1 tournament. Amid noisy battles between student sections, trembling stands, and a barrage of three-point shots from the opposition, Lower Merion weathered the playoff atmosphere to beat No. 21 Council Rock North, 38-37. Senior guard Steve Pendleton scored the go-ahead basket with 45 seconds left after Council Rock North junior Riley Thompson hit consecutive three-pointers.
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May 24, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Downingtown East's Michael Dickson was the lone local boy to advance to the semifinals Friday in the State Class AAA Singles Tournament at the Hershey Racquet Club. Dickson topped Joe DeMarco of Cathedral Prep, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, in the quarters. The sophomore will face Canon-McMillan's Chris Gladden on Saturday at 9 a.m. The championship is scheduled for 1 p.m. Abington's Dan Tornea, La Salle's Andrew Lutschaunig, and Lower Merion's Simon Vernier each won their first round match before falling in the quarterfinals.
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May 18, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
It was probably inevitable. The defense lawyer for State Rep. Louise Williams Bishop, a Philadelphia legislator arrested in the sting corruption case, is seeking to have the charges against her dismissed, saying she was targeted for prosecution because she is African American. To make his case, the lawyer cites Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's repeated statements that the case may have been tainted by racial prejudice. "The elected attorney general of this Commonwealth declined to prosecute this matter," lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr. wrote in a legal brief filed this month.
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May 14, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
With drama playing out on two fields Tuesday afternoon, the Inter-Ac baseball league title was decided. Malvern Prep rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to erase a two-run deficit and beat visiting Springside Chestnut Hill, 5-3. Coupled with Penn Charter's 4-3 win over Haverford School, that was enough to give the Friars an outright crown and their fifth straight championship. Chris Butera went 3 for 4 with an RBI. He also picked up the win, going six innings, striking out four and walking two. At Penn Charter, Harrison Timberlake went the distance, striking out five, and Mike Siani hit a two-run homer to right in the third.
NEWS
May 2, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Something unusual occurred Thursday when Matt Briner smoked a line drive to shortstop in the top of the seventh inning. The shortstop snagged the ball. Briner headed back to the bench without a hit. It was the only time that happened all day. The senior first baseman finished 5 for 6 with a triple to propel Penncrest past Springfield (Delco), 14-4, in a Central League matchup. Andrew Sardella added four RBIs for the Lions. Nick Gorman recorded three hits for Springfield.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haley Streeper singled home Shannon Beattie with two outs in the top of the seventh Wednesday to send Perkiomen Valley to a 3-2 win over Pottsgrove in a Pioneer Athletic Conference softball game. Beattie doubled home Noelle McCullough earlier in the inning to tie it. Elsewhere in the Pioneer, Sophia Cinti went 4 for 4 with six RBIs and two runs to power Spring-Ford past Phoenixville, 16-6, at home. Becca Faust had three hits and four runs. Kelly Knapp went had three hits, three RBIs and two runs for Phoenixville.
SPORTS
April 24, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
HOW FAR would someone go to win a football game? Lower Merion's Ari Wilen went all the way to Tel Aviv, Israel, to find success on the gridiron. Wilen is a 2014 graduate of Lower Merion High School, where he played varsity football for 3 1/2 years. The Bulldogs had almost as many wins as coaches during Wilen's time with the team. New coaches arrived in Wilen's sophomore, junior and senior years. Lower Merion won three games his sophomore season and put up goose eggs in when he was a junior and a senior.
NEWS
April 23, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gabrielle Gentile stepped into the circle for the first time in her varsity career Tuesday. The Haverford High sophomore did not disappoint. She pitched a perfect game, striking out nine to shut down visiting Lower Merion, 13-0, in a Central League softball game. Janelle Corliss was 1 for 3 with two runs. In other Central League action: Amira Solomon hit a walk-off single to give Harriton a 4-3 win over Garnet Valley at home. Rylee Power scored on a wild pitch to give Marple Newtown a 9-8 win over visiting Ridley.
NEWS
April 16, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
It certainly lacked the gravitas of Bobby Orr's diving goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, but Drew Hanna's sprawled-out, all-out lacrosse goal was a thing of beauty. Well, to everyone except the 6-foot, 150-pound Penncrest senior. "I just jumped and belly flopped right in," Hanna said Monday after Penncrest beat host Lower Merion, 15-6. " It was really ugly. Everyone was telling me it was really pretty, but I know deep down it was a very ugly goal. Who wants to see me belly flop on the lacrosse field?
NEWS
April 15, 2015
ISSUE | CABLE Wrong signal Both Verizon and Comcast must pay rent to municipalities to do business because their cables must run over public rights-of-way ("3 groups seeking local-access TV revival in Montco," Feb. 22). Part of their rent payment is providing communities with so-called PEG channels: public, educational, and governmental access. Lower Merion Township is considering giving away its public channel to a much smaller township, Radnor. But giving our rent to another landlord makes no sense and does not serve Lower Merion residents at all. |Perry Hamilton, Wynnewood Free the Phillies Now that Comcast's city franchise is being reviewed, part of that process should examine why the satellite companies do not have Comcast SportsNet as part of their programming.
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March 26, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
AN ONGOING BATTLE over a Philadelphia suburb's ordinance regulating guns in parks could wind up in court, after a pro-gun group last week filed a lawsuit against Lower Merion Township, calling its regulation an "egregious and direct violation" of state law. Firearm Owners Against Crime, a political-action committee; its president, Kim Stolfer; and Joseph Abramson, an FOAC member and gun owner who lives in Lower Merion, are plaintiffs in the suit,...
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