October 30, 2015 |
The top 24 boys' golfers in the Inter-Ac were presented with a decision Tuesday morning. Play Merion East in a torrential downpour that afternoon or wait until Wednesday and play Merion West in the sunshine. As if there was ever a question. Malvern Prep senior Marty McGuckin stood tall despite the driving rain on the famed Main Line course - the site of the 2013 U.S. Open - by shooting 4-over-par 74 to win the Bert Linton Inter-Ac Individual Championship. Episcopal Academy's Case Hummer finished second with 76. Hummer is an eighth grader who played the whole round without a hat or umbrella.
October 28, 2015 |
Malvern Prep's Colin Wills had no one in front of him as he crossed the finish line Monday at Belmont Plateau. It only seemed like he had no one behind him. Wills cruised to victory in 17 minutes, 1 second to capture the Inter-Ac boys' cross-country championship on Belmont Plateau's 3.1 mile course. Episcopal Academy's Jakob Jorgensen finished next in 17:28. Episcopal won the team title. Germantown Academy's Abbe Goldstein won the girls' race in 18:55. Teammate Maggie Hallahan crossed second, but GA lost the team title to Notre Dame by one point.
October 26, 2015 |
Mike Narzikul had a message for the Malvern Prep soccer team in the pregame huddle. The players circled him, all eyes on him. The cocaptain pleaded with the Friars. "Do it for the seniors," he said, impassioned. Like the rest of the squad, the senior center back knew that beating rival Haverford School, a team ranked as high as No. 4 in the country by one publication, was a tall order. It was something Malvern's senior class had never accomplished, going 0-8-1 against the Fords, according to Narzikul.
October 26, 2015 |
Mickey and Chris Kober have been quite the one-two punch on the gridiron and mat for Haverford School. And keep an eye out in the in future for the youngest of the four Kober boys, 9-year-old Frank. "He's the toughest out of all of us," Mickey said. With the Kober brothers teaming up at linebacker and also playing offense, the injury-depleted Fords surprisingly dominated Inter-Ac League rival Malvern Prep, 31-14, Saturday afternoon at the Pellegrini Athletic Complex. "All week, I didn't pay attention to what people outside our program were saying," Mickey Kober said.
October 26, 2015 |
Ever since he was a little kid, Gizmo Guy always has loved snooping around buildings under construction. So he jumped at the chance to check out the shiny new Saint-Gobain North American corporate headquarters in Malvern, where he was promised insights into its high-tech building materials - the spécialité de la maison . And he learned that . . . People in tightly sealed glass-walled buildings don't have to throw stones (or put A.C....
October 25, 2015 |
A joint venture between Young Capital and SSH Real Estate Investments has purchased a three-story office building in the Great Valley Corporate Center in Malvern for $7.27 million. The Philadelphia-based companies plan about $500,000 in improvements at the 48,686-square-foot Two Country View Road building, SSH Real Estate, which arranged the sale, said in a statement Friday. The building is 83 percent occupied with BB&T Bank and SunGard Business Systems as the anchor tenants, SSH said.
October 17, 2015
SOCCER INTER-AC LEAGUE Malvern Prep 2, Germantown Academy 0: A.J. Traynor's first-half goal and David Bettenhausen's tally in the second kept Malvern Prep, ranked No. 7 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, unbeaten. Sophomore goalkeeper Jake Hodlofski made four saves to earn the clean sheet. Steve Combs made 12 saves for the visitors. Penn Charter 2, Episcopal Academy 1: The Williams brothers, Conrad and Harrison, scored for the host Quakers. Conrad, a junior midfielder, scored the winner off a free kick midway through the second half.
October 17, 2015 |
Kevin Doyle has played understudy throughout the season while Malvern Prep junior quarterback Nick Maras led the Friars to victories. Doyle, a sophomore transfer from Bishop Shanahan, made his first appearance on center stage Friday night in the Friars' 33-14 victory at Episcopal Academy in the Inter-Ac season opener. Maras, who transferred from Episcopal, is not eligible for Inter-Ac play this season because of the league's long-standing rule that a player must sit out a league season if he transfers within the league.
October 4, 2015 |
With the wind whipping and the rain still pelting down, Malvern Prep's soaked players celebrated one of the program's bigger upsets in recent memory. The Friars, netting 236 yards on the ground and capitalizing on a pair of first-half muffed punts, stunned two-time defending Class AAAA state champion St. Joseph's Prep, 33-21, in a nonleague contest Friday night at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Sophomore tailback O'Shaan Allison led the way for the visitors, carrying 29 times for 149 yards and three touchdowns.
September 27, 2015 |
John A. Severance, 79, of Malvern, a former newspaper advertising executive, died Friday, Sept. 18, at Lankenau Hospital of complications from a previous surgery. Born in Berwyn, Mr. Severance was the son of Kathryn Holman Severance and Alexander Severance, basketball coach at Villanova University for 25 seasons and a justice of the peace in Berwyn. Such officials are now called district judges. Mr. Severance graduated from St. Agnes High School in West Chester and Villanova University.