May 18, 2015 |
When Natalie Schmitt left Archbishop Carroll for Penn State, the former high school all-American looked forward to facing older sister Hannah at the collegiate level. On March 7, her wish came true. When Natalie marked sister Hannah Schmitt, a decorated senior attacker at Loyola (Md.) in a game in Baltimore, Hannah won the battle, putting up three goals on the sophomore midfielder, but Natalie won the war, helping Penn State to 12-8 nonconference lacrosse victory. "It was difficult but it was fun," Natalie said.
May 17, 2015 |
After dispatching rival Malvern Prep, 13-8, in the semifinals of the Inter-Ac Challenge on Friday night, Jake Hervada and Grant Ament strode toward a victorious Haverford School locker room clad with matching ear-to-ear grins. The beginning and middle of their conversation could not be heard. The end, however, was clear. "We ain't done yet, though," said Hervada, just before the pair disappeared through the open door. "We ain't done yet!" Seconds later, boisterous cheers could be heard as the door closed behind them at PPL Park.
May 15, 2015 |
Malvern Prep's lacrosse team will get one more shot at Haverford School. Billy Coyle had three goals and two assists and Charles Kelly won 17 of 20 faceoffs as the fourth-seeded Friars defeated No. 5 Lawrenceville, 11-6, in an Inter-Ac Challenge quarterfinal at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken. The Friars advanced to face unbeaten Haverford School, which they led by three at halftime last week before losing, 16-10. Haverford School 10, Penn Charter 3 - Phil Poquie scored three times to lead the No. 1 Fords past the No. 8 Quakers.
May 15, 2015 |
Malvern-based Siemens Medical Solutions USA was supposed to give the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs the best price available for medical-imaging equipment used to examine soldiers and their families, under a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency's supply center in Philadelphia. The government said Siemens failed to do so, and the company agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle the case without admitting wrongdoing, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Wednesday.
May 14, 2015 |
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.
May 11, 2015 |
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.
May 10, 2015 |
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.
May 1, 2015 |
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.
April 28, 2015 |
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.