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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.
SPORTS
March 23, 2013
Chester-Lower Merion State-Final Preview District 1 rivals Lower Merion and Chester will square off for the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball championship at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Here is a closer look at the final. TV: Live on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Follow on Twitter: Rick O'Brien (@ozoneing) will be providing live tweets. Records: Lower Merion, ranked No. 3 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, is 29-3. No. 1 Chester is 28-3.
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August 2, 2016
ISSUE | NORMA SHAPIRO An inspiration Senior U.S. District Judge Norma Shapiro was a remarkable jurist, but I remember her for her contributions to the Lower Merion community (" Norma Shapiro; pioneering set prison cap ," July 23). I think of Norma Shapiro as a member and then president of the Lower Merion school board. She treated students, teachers, administrators, and parents with great attention and respect. She was always available to listen privately to one's concerns and suggestions.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The Shipley School in Lower Merion announced Friday that a student who was reported missing earlier in the week had likely taken his own life. "Although everyone was praying for a good outcome, I do not have good news," Head of School Stephen Piltch wrote in a letter posted to the school's website Friday. Austin Wylie, 17, was entering his senior year. He was described as a talented player on the school's soccer team and the club team FC Europa. On Thursday, Philadelphia marine units were searching the Delaware River near where Wylie's car had been found, according to police sources.
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July 11, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
In the aftermath of the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night and amid heightened tensions between police and some activists, a woman and her son stopped by the Lower Merion Police Department in Ardmore on Friday with stacks of pizza. "Our hearts are heavy today but bellies full thanks to [the mother and son] who delivered the Police Department delicious pizza from Bella Italia," the Police Department wrote on its Facebook page that afternoon. On Saturday, the department noted on Facebook that another Montgomery County woman stopped by with her daughter and treated officers to coffee and doughnuts.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Vibha Kannan, Staff Writer
Felice Goodwin Wiener, 71, of Wynnewood, founder of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association and a former Lower Merion Township commissioner, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Sunday, June 26, at Pennsylvania Hospital. Mrs. Wiener founded the Philadelphia chapter in 1977, soon after her mother died from ALS. She was the organization's first president and remained on its board until her death. Mrs. Wiener was diagnosed with ALS in December 2015. "A lot of people talk about making a change, but she was one of those who really went out and took action," daughter Debbie Eggleston said.
NEWS
May 19, 2016 | By Rathe Miller, For The Inquirer
Everybody's a critic. Each of us walks into a museum and says, "I like that!" or "You call that art?" Albert C. Barnes would approve. Barnes (1872-1951) feuded with the art establishment of his day and disliked most art historians and academic aestheticians. It was the unschooled lover of art he welcomed to his great art collection grounds in Lower Merion. His principal interest, he wrote in 1920, was education, first for himself, "then for those less fortunate ones around me, then in the education of the public.
SPORTS
May 7, 2016
Baseball TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS SEMIFINAL Barrack Hebrew 6, Collegium Charter 1 BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Plumstead Christian 11, Faith Christian 1 Christopher Dock 10, MaST Charter 0 Faith Christian 0, Plumstead Christian 0 Holy Ghost Prep 2, New Hope-Solebury 1 CATHOLIC LEAGUE Roman Catholic 2, Neumann-Goretti 0 CENTRAL LEAGUE Conestoga 6, Ridley 0 Garnet Valley 8, Upper Darby 3 Strath Haven 5, Harriton 1...
NEWS
April 14, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Staff Writer
Running his mouth against Kobe Bryant wasn't the best idea Luke Cunningham ever had. But it was Narberth, outdoor summer ball. Cunningham, a ballplayer himself at Monsignor Bonner High, wondered, what kind of name is Kobe? And so what if his father played in the NBA? Cunningham remembers telling Kobe, off the cuff, how he heard his father wasn't a very good NBA player. Kobe must have heard him. "He blocks my shot," Cunningham said. "He essentially caught the ball and threw it into a jungle gym like 40 feet away, over a fence.
NEWS
April 7, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
The Lower Merion School District's Penn Wynne School has shut off drinking fountains and provided bottled water to students after a routine screening indicated elevated levels of lead in water from a cafeteria faucet. Administrators at the 600-student elementary school got the results Tuesday afternoon and immediately contacted the Environmental Protection Agency, the Aqua America water company, and the Montgomery County Department of Health, principal Shawn Bernatowicz wrote in a letter to parents.
SPORTS
March 7, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Jamal Goode thought he had let his teammates down seconds before Simon Gratz won a Class 4A first-round overtime thriller, 63-61, against Lower Merion on Saturday. Goode, a 5-foot-8 senior for District 12's third-seeded Bulldogs (16-9), plucked the ball from an offensive player as the Aces tried to overcome a one-point deficit in the waning seconds of overtime at Harriton High. However, Goode controlled the ball only briefly before losing it out of bounds with 27.9 seconds remaining.
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