November 23, 2004 |
The term "holy war" gets tossed around quite often when games between Catholic schools are being hyped. Usually that's not by the participants. But the inaugural Turkey Bowl game between the Friars - that's both Monsignor Bonner and Malvern Prep - is being billed that way. The "Augustinian Bowl" pits the two all-boy schools against each other on Thanksgiving eve, tomorrow at 7 p.m. The site? Where else but at Villanova, another Augustinian-run school. "We're planning on making this game a tradition," said Jim Strandberg, director of marketing and recruitment at Bonner.
July 20, 2010 |
Chris O'Brien, a senior lefthanded pitcher at Malvern Prep, has committed to play baseball for North Carolina. Last season, as a junior, he went 7-0 with a 2.47 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 45 innings. He was a first-team all-Inter-Academic League selection and Inquirer second-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania pick. O'Brien also is a quarterback and defensive back in football.
March 27, 1998 |
Malvern Prep improved its showing against La Salle in two regular-season games. The question remains whether the Friars can keep that progress going in a Flyers Cup Class AAA semifinal game against the Explorers at the Skatium in Havertown at 9:30 tonight. The winner advances to Sunday's championship game at the CoreStates Spectrum, while the season is over for the loser. Malvern (26-8-0), the defending Flyers Cup champion, dropped a pair of games to the Explorers during the regular season, 9-2, on Dec. 12, and 5-2, on Feb. 12. "We certainly have our work cut out for us," Malvern coach John Graves said.
August 27, 1992 |
The Crusade for Christ evangelical revival meetings are being held this week at the fairgrounds off Monument Road. Bill Kromer, a lay preacher from Wayne, leads the services, and Hal Webb of Conklin, N.Y., does the preaching.
April 3, 1987 |
Jeff Spencer scored two goals and Steve Kinsley added a goal and two assists to lead Malvern Prep to a 5-3 win over Conestoga for the Flyers Cup Scholastic Ice Hockey Championship last night at the Havertown Skatium. Malvern, which had lost to Conestoga during last year's championship, came out playing physical and opened up a three-goal lead in the first period. Kinsley scored first for the Friars, 4 minutes, 13 seconds into the game. He converted a Matt Lannen pass from the corner, beating Pioneers goaltender Scott Graham on a low shot from the slot.
November 13, 1988 |
Malvern Prep played the way one would expect an unbeaten team to play in its clash with Valley Forge Military Academy yesterday. Poised. Confident. Overpowering. There is just one thing wrong with that picture. Valley Forge was the team with the unblemished record. But it was the Friars who rolled to a 31-18 triumph over the visiting Trojans. Malvern Prep (5-2-2) was coming off an excruciating 7-3 loss to Episcopal Academy, a defeat that cost Malvern its fifth straight Inter-Academic League title.
March 23, 1992 |
Malvern Prep, a team known for bullying its way past Eastern League opponents during the last six years, was on the receiving end of the bullying last week. And it cost the Friars their long-held league title. The Friars finally came up against a team that would not fold: Monsignor Bonner, a team that shares Malvern's team nickname but would not be swayed into believing that either Friars' tradition could continue forever. For the last six years, Malvern held the Eastern League title, and for five of those years, Bonner came up second.
March 21, 2003 |
Malvern Prep and La Salle have never met in the Flyers Cup Class AAA championship. That is a fact both teams were fully aware of when the season began. For the first time in the storied histories of both programs, that much-anticipated showdown can finally happen. Providing, of course, both teams win their semifinal games. Malvern Prep, the defending Class AAA champion, is going for a record third straight title. Next up on the Friars' postseason schedule is Archbishop Ryan.
December 17, 1999 |
Dave Glaser knows all about revenge. The Malvern Prep junior forward was on the wrong side of it in the Friars' 82-42 loss at Coatesville Tuesday, and wanted to be on the right side of it yesterday when his team tried to avenge a loss at Interboro last year. "We wanted to get back at them," Glaser said. "They just killed us last year. " Mission accomplished, although it took an overtime to do it. The host Friars scored all nine points in the extra session to hand the previously unbeaten Bucs a 56-47 defeat.
December 18, 1990 |
Throughout the early stages of the season, Malvern Prep has shown the ability to blow teams away for a quarter. Unfortunately for the Friars, they also have shown lapses of concentration, as they have often let those teams back into the game. On Saturday night, Malvern stayed focused for nearly the entire game, and the result was a solid 72-53 victory over Archbishop Carroll in the consolation round of the Carroll Classic. Overbrook took the championship with a 59-57 victory over La Salle.