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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 11, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Jack E. Oppasser, 75, of Malvern and Stuart, Fla., a retired petrochemical company executive, died Thursday, April 30, of cancer at his Florida home. Mr. Oppasser was hired by the Atlantic Richfield Co. in 1962, and he held various positions in human resources, business management, and marketing. He rose to senior vice president of Arco Chemical's European operation in Maidenhead, England, and in 1991 was appointed its president, succeeding Alan R. Hirsig, who was named president and chief executive officer of the larger Atlantic Richfield Co. After 33 years of service, Mr. Oppasser announced he would retire during 1995, but he stayed on to ensure an orderly transition to a corporate structure based on product type rather than geography.
NEWS
May 10, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haverford School kept alive its bid for an Inter-Ac League baseball championship in large part due to significant and clutch contributions from a handful of underclassmen. In a must-win situation Friday afternoon at first-place Malvern Prep, Tyler Dunbar, Tommy Toal, Bryan Hyland, David Hogarth, and Justin Meyer paved the way for a thrilling, 4-3, come-from-behind victory. The youth-laden Fords and Friars, both 7-2 in the Inter-Ac with one league contest remaining, are tied atop the standings.
SPORTS
May 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
ST. LOUIS - A white No. 66 St. Louis Cardinals uniform hung in the locker stall sandwiched between those belonging to Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martinez. Tim Cooney arrived at Busch Stadium on Wednesday in time to take batting practice with the other pitchers and live the life of a major-leaguer. Cooney, a 24-year-old from Collegeville and Malvern Prep, will make his big-league debut Thursday afternoon against his hometown team. The 6-foot-3 lefthander was promoted from triple A to take the rotation spot of Wainwright, the Cardinals' ace who suffered a season-ending Achilles tear on Saturday.
NEWS
April 28, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years, Malvern Prep operated its rowing program out of two used truck trailers parked next to a landfill, all the while dreaming of some day having its own boathouse. "I remember thinking at the time that it would be a great spot to film an urban horror movie," recalled William P. "Tip" O'Neill Jr., emeritus trustee at the all-male school. As a step up, the team moved to a warehouse. Better, but no running water and 150 yards from the river - not a short walk when carrying boats.
NEWS
April 23, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lately, Malvern Prep's baseball team seems most comfortable in comeback mode. On Saturday, in winning the 34th annual Tom Heinkel Memorial Tournament in South Jersey, it overcame deficits of 8-0 and 12-5 to stun St. Augustine Prep, 13-12, in the semifinals. They rallied from down two two-run deficits to surprise host Bishop Eustace, 7-5, in the final. Returning to Inter-Ac League action Tuesday afternoon, the visiting Friars trailed Haverford School, 4-0, through four innings.
NEWS
April 20, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Malvern Prep's Billy Corcoran preserved a 7-5 victory at Bishop Eustace on Saturday by pitching three innings of one-hit ball to earn the save in the final of the Tommy Heinkel baseball tournament in South Jersey. Sean Flynn picked up the win. Earlier, in the Patriots' 13-12 semifinal win over St. Augustine, Flynn hit a game-winning single in the eighth. Flynn was named the tournament's most valuable player. Mid-Atlantic Prep. Jack Hogan struck out 12 in six innings as host Hill School handed Mercersburg Academy its first loss of the season, 12-5.
NEWS
April 20, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chris Jones couldn't say that something was wrong from the first pitch, since he hit it over the fence for another home run. But the Bishop Eustace Prep senior sensed that something wasn't quite right with his team Saturday from the start of the championship game of the 34th annual Tom Heinkel Memorial Tournament. "We were flat," Jones said. "When you're flat in baseball, you're going to lose. " Jones, a senior shortstop, continued his torrid hitting during the sun-splashed action at the Crusaders' baseball complex.
NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Collin and Christian DiGalbo are tight, inseparable, the best of friends. In fact, the fraternal twins were born just five minutes apart. Collin is a 6-foot-1, 210-pound right-handed pitcher for Bonner-Prendergast. Christian, the oldest, is the team's 6-3, 270-pound first baseman. The pair is so close they even played quarterback and center, respectively, during the Friars' football season. Get the ultra-intense brothers playing backyard wiffle ball, however, and things will get competitive.
NEWS
March 29, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Life as a lacrosse goalie is not easy. With negligible padding and little time before shooters hurl the ball in a hurry, sometimes your team's fate rests on your poise under pressure. Now, imagine you're a sophomore - with little varsity experience - fighting for a starting spot at one of the nation's best high school programs. That's the situation Andrew Clark and James Rodgers find themselves in for Malvern Prep, which won the coveted Inter-Ac Invitational championship last season.
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