May 21, 2014 |
The referee of Monday night's Inter-Ac Invitational boys' lacrosse final conceded that he had not "seen this one in a while. " Malvern Prep's student section - clad in white - had rushed the field two seconds too early. The fans thought the Friars had won to complete a perfect season. Instead the referee slapped Malvern with an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty. The fans were ushered off the field, two seconds were put on the clock, and Haverford School was awarded a goal. Friars goalie Carson Cocco said he did not realize that the Fords' Connor Black had scored in the confusion.
May 18, 2014 |
The scoreboard clock to the left of Carson Cocco ticked to zero on Friday night - making official yet another Malvern Prep boys' lacrosse win. Coco's teammates rushed toward their goalie and huddled after easing past Lawrenceville, 14-5, in the semifinals of the Inter-Ac Invitational at Cabrini College. Winning has been the norm for the Friars (23-0 overall) and they have a chance on Monday night to finish their undefeated season in the Invitational's final. Friday was Malvern's 10th win by nine goals or more.
May 11, 2014 |
There was nothing surprising about Malvern Prep and Haverford School meeting for the Inter-Ac League lacrosse title. Both have been nationally ranked throughout the year by several services, and the rivals have played bitterly close games of late. But Malvern Prep bucked the trend and provided a mild surprise Friday by rolling to the championship. The host Friars downed Haverford School, 14-9. Malvern Prep, which improved to 21-0, led by 14-9 at halftime. Kyle Anderson's scored three goals, and Tripp Traynor, AJ Traynor, Kevin McGeary, and Adam Goldner added two apiece.
May 8, 2014 |
WHEN THE WEATHER cooperates, an ideal day for Malvern Prep's Matt Maul likely begins on a golf course. The senior shortstop isn't necessarily keen on hacking up the links; he likes the calm and relaxation of fishing. "I'm just a laid-back guy," Maul said. "I don't get too worried. I've always been pretty laid back. I'll get fired up if it comes to that, but I like to keep teammates calm, focused and not all hyped-up and nervous. " Maul, one of three captains for Malvern, helped the Friars stay focused in yesterday's 7-5 triumph against host Penn Charter.
May 8, 2014 |
Dan Grandieri is enjoying his final days at Malvern Prep, as evidenced by his free-swinging approach at the plate and the long locks flowing out of his cap. "I haven't cut my hair since September," the 18-year-old said. "It's my last year of high school. You have to do something like this at least once in your life, right?" With the laid-back Grandieri contributing two hits, the Friars (20-5 overall) took a big step toward earning their fourth consecutive Inter-Ac League baseball title by defeating Penn Charter, 7-5, Tuesday afternoon in East Falls.
May 3, 2014 |
Traffic congestion and the possibility of losing a small-town feel are among Malvern residents' concerns about the development projects popping up in their one-stoplight town. Added to those long-term fears is an immediate annoyance for residents in a handful of houses behind the new Eastside Flats mixed-use buildings on East King Street. Lights from the parking garage, they say, shine into their homes at night. "It's like somebody having a spotlight on their house," said Mayor David Burton.
April 17, 2014 |
There aren't many easy days on the Inter-Ac League boys' lacrosse schedule. Tuesday proved that again. Unbeaten Malvern Prep was pushed to the limit in a 9-8 overtime victory over visiting Episcopal Academy. Kevin McGeary scored the winner. He had two goals and an assist. Connor Glancy led the Friars (12-0 overall, 4-0 Inter-Ac) with four goals. Adam Goldner, Kyle Anderson, and Jarett Donaghy also scored for Malvern Prep. Ryan Hilburn had two assists, and Charles Kelly won 13 of 20 face-offs.
April 14, 2014 |
John Crowe is the top North American executive for Saint-Gobain , the $55 billion- a-year French construction- materials maker that traces its roots to the group that built Versailles for King Louis XIV. Crowe has been looking for a place to build another palace - in Pennsylvania - as Saint-Gobain's U.S. base and showroom. To replace the company's aging U.S. headquarters near Valley Forge, Crowe scouted sites for "an absolutely spectacular building that will incorporate all aspects of what we know as a building-materials company in terms of energy efficiency and a sustainable, open, collaborative workplace," he tells me. Plus, a research and development center to replace the old labs in Blue Bell.
April 11, 2014 |
Five innings into Malvern Prep's Inter-Ac League baseball opener Wednesday, the only question for the Friars seemed to be whether they would avoid being no-hit. It turns out The Inquirer's No. 1-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania had another idea in mind. Malvern rallied for six runs in the final two innings to stave off the upset bid from visiting Germantown Academy, 6-5. Clay Koniencki hit a liner over the centerfielder's head to score the winning run. Mike Styer's two-run single in the sixth inning had cut the Malvern deficit to one run. Germantown Academy's Ryan DeWalt, who earned a no-decision, went 52/3 innings.
April 10, 2014 |
RYAN HILBURN is built like a battering ram, but on the lacrosse field he is a speedster. Think Denver Broncos slot receiver Wes Welker, but in a fullback's body. And with a nickname like "Sparkplug" you know you won't have to wait long for Hilburn to make his presence felt. Yesterday, the senior attacker from Malvern Prep netted the Friars' first four goals and later added an assist in a 15-6 conquest of host Springside Chestnut Hill. So, just how tall is he? "I'll say 5-8," Hilburn said, smiling, "but I'm barely 5-8. " Add 195 pounds, Popeye-sized forearms and calves and you have a problem for opposing defenses.