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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.
SPORTS
March 27, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Augustine avenged last year's one-goal defeat to Malvern Prep with a stunning 11-7 victory Wednesday in a nonleague boys' lacrosse game. Delaware recruit Joe Eisele scored three goals and had one assist to lead the host Hermits. Hofstra-bound James Kitchen added two goals. Chase Young scored twice and Jared Chiachetti scored one goal and assisted on two others. Billy McMenamin won 10 of 22 faceoffs and Ernie Alvino made eight saves. Malvern Prep, which went undefeated last season and won the Inter-Ac Invitational, the de facto Pennsylvania prep school championship, entered the season ranked No. 6 in the nation by Nike/US Lacrosse.
NEWS
February 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 27, for Eugene Kozik, 90, of Malvern, a retired Air Force colonel, who died Tuesday, Jan. 13, of heart failure at Dunwoody Village. The service is at 11 a.m. at St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 689 Sugartown Rd., Malvern. Interment will be later in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery. Born in Duquesne, Pa., Col. Kozik attended the one-room Brinker School in Herman, Pa. He graduated from Duquesne High School, and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of petroleum engineering, industrial engineering, and management from the University of Pittsburgh.
NEWS
February 16, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leonard A. King Jr., 83, of Malvern, a horse lover who produced equestrian events and became known as the face of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, died Monday, Feb. 2, of complications from diabetes at White Horse Village. A lover of horses from the time he acquired his first pony at age 12, Mr. King was an accomplished rider. He fox-hunted at Rose Tree Hunt Club and Radnor Hunt Club. Initially Mr. King served as a participant in the Devon Horse Show of the 1960s. Over 50 years, he served on various committees and worked his way up to president, chairman, and, later, chairman emeritus.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2015 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
SO, A COUPLE of Academy Award nominees are teaming up to do Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard. " Big deal, right? You can't swing a rolled-up Playbill in New York's theater district without hitting some big-time movie or TV star taking a huge pay cut to hit the boards. (Paging Bradley "Elephant Man" Cooper!) But when David Strathairn (nominated for "Good Night, and Good Luck") and Mary McDonnell ("Dances With Wolves," "Passion Fish") hit the stage Feb. 11, they will be, according to Mapquest, exactly 114.72 miles southwest of Times Square, at People's Light & Theatre Company, in Malvern.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cerner Corp., of North Kansas City, Mo., said Monday that it completed its $1.3 billion purchase of Malvern's Siemens Health Services, joining two rivals in the rapidly changing field of health-information technology. Cerner offered jobs to all but a few of the roughly 2,800 Siemens employees in Malvern, with 95 percent to 97 percent of them accepting the offers, said Dick Flanigan, a senior vice president at Cerner. "We wanted to maintain and build upon much of the work that's been done by the Malvern team," Flanigan said, adding that the deal included Siemens' corporate campus.
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