September 24, 2014 |
A 25-year-old man was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in state prison after pleading guilty Friday to shooting his former friend to death in Malvern in November. Merritt Neil Dudas pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the Nov. 15 incident. The killing was the first reported in the small borough of about 3,400 people since a domestic dispute in 1996. Dudas shot 21-year-old Drew Alan Ferguson in the head with a .380-caliber Ruger handgun, stuffed his body in a sleeping bag, and hid the body in a detached garage at the house the victim shared with his grandmother in the 200 block of Miner Street, police said.
September 22, 2014 |
Similar to Penn State, with its "Linebacker U" nickname, the Brady family has developed a reputation for developing talent at that marquee football position, with Ryan the latest in the line at La Salle. Ryan Brady's father, John, played linebacker at the old Archbishop Kennedy and Ursinus. His brother, Shane, was a key performer there at La Salle (Class of 2010) and Lafayette. Continuing the tradition in eye-catching fashion, Ryan Brady registered 15 tackles, including 11 in a sensational first half, as the visiting Explorers muffled Malvern Prep, 27-8, Saturday in a nonleague game at Pellegrini Athletic Complex.
September 15, 2014 |
Jaxson Hoey already is accustomed to success. As a sophomore, he has seen much of it, winning the 800-meter Independent Schools state championship last spring and helping his team to another title by running on the 4x400 relay. The Malvern Prep runner took the boys' championship at the Briarwood Invitational cross-country race Saturday with a time of 15 minutes, 30 seconds. He edged Jake Brophy and Kevin James, of Central Bucks East and Cardinal O'Hara, respectively. Hoey's time surpassed a school record and was the third-fastest time recorded on the course.
August 31, 2014 |
Roman Catholic rallied for three unanswered touchdowns in the second half Friday night to upset Malvern Prep, 38-27, at Wildwood. Phil DiWilliams threw a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter, a 28-yarder to AJ Frazier and a 43-yard connection with Dimetri Kelly, to give the Cahillites the lead. DiWilliams capped the scoring with a 1-yard run for Roman Catholic, The Inquirer's 18th-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania. DiWilliams completed 15 of 25 passes for 279 yards. Kelly finished with 131 yards on 30 carries, and Frazier had 107 yards on six grabs.
August 22, 2014 |
Thomas R. McClure, 75, of Malvern, a retired executive who started the McClure Group direct marketing firm in his bedroom and turned the business into one of the nation's top-earning direct marketing agencies, died Friday of brain cancer while traveling en route to hospice care at Neighborhood Health Inpatient Hospice in West Chester. Mr. McClure and his firm were the TV production team behind commercials featuring an elderly woman who had fallen and couldn't get up, and former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil touting the virtues of Independence Blue Cross health insurance.
August 7, 2014 |
Siemens AG, a diversified German industrial giant, said it has agreed to sell its Malvern-based hospital information-technology division for $1.3 billion in cash to Cerner Corp. of Kansas City, Mo. The Siemens operations that are being sold employ more than 5,800 people worldwide, provide services at 5,000 client sites in 30 countries, and are expected to have $1.2 billion in revenue this year, Cerner said. Siemens Health Services, the IT business Cerner is buying, provides computer systems for both clinical and financial operations of hospitals.
August 3, 2014 |
DAVE McNABB went to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the PGA Professional National Championship in June with a bit of confidence. After all, he had been among the 20 qualifiers from last year's field to be invited to the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. McNabb, the head professional at Malvern's Applebrook Country Club, got through the ups and downs of the first three rounds in Myrtle Beach and started the final round...
July 3, 2014 |
The weather in London has been "un-Henley," Malvern Prep coach Craig Hoffman said. It was 74 degrees and sunny Tuesday, a welcome respite from what Hoffman had experienced before. With the change in weather comes a change in Malvern Prep's team. The Friars enter the Henley Royal Regatta, which begins Wednesday, with a new varsity quad. The four senior rowers, all scholastic national champions, have never rowed as a unit. The team was assembled after last month's U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships in California.
June 14, 2014 |
A Chester County piano teacher has been charged with sexually abusing three 6-year-old students he taught at the Malvern School of Music, prosecutors said. Anton Fomin of East Pikeland Township is accused of abusing the students during private lessons at the school, officials said. "Sexual predators try to put themselves into a position where they have access to children," Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in a statement. "This defendant was a music teacher, trusted by parents, with unfettered access to vulnerable children.
June 12, 2014 |
DEFENDER Greg Pelton Malvern Prep Pelton was the area's premier defender for the area's premier team. He stabilized Malvern's defense as the Friars completed a 24-0 season. With Pelton at the helm, Malvern allowed an opponent to score more than six goals just seven times this season. He was voted Inter-Ac League's Most Important Player and is one of four area players to be selected to next month's Under Armour All-American game in Towson, Md. The senior will play next season for Duke.