February 6, 2016 |
Fifteen years ago, Scott Hisey and his wife, Jackie, embarked on a 27-day trip to Tomsk, Siberia. But their venture was far from a vacation. The couple, having no children at the time, traveled across the globe to a small city in Russia's largest province with one goal in mind: to adopt a 2-year-old boy. Chris, the child they brought home to Collegeville, was not the typical 2-year-old. "When we first got him home, he couldn't close his hand on a Cheerio," Scott Hisey said.
January 24, 2016 |
It didn't take long to realize that Germantown Academy junior Kyle McCloskey would be a thorn in the side of Malvern Prep. "McCloskey is single-handedly kicking our butt," Malvern Prep coach John Harmatuk told his players in the first quarter of Friday's pre-snowstorm Inter-Ac matchup. McCloskey scored a game-high 28 points, with 21 coming in the first half of the Patriots' 88-84 triumph that was moved up to 4:30 p.m. to avoid the storm. The victory keeps the three-time defending league champion Patriots (15-5, 4-1)
January 6, 2016 |
A Malvern company that publishes newsletters on business topics, including one titled "Keeping Up to Date on Payroll," will face a bill of an estimated $1.75 million to pay 6,000 employees docked for bathroom and other short breaks. "No worker should have to face the choice: Do I take a bathroom break, or do I get paid?" said Adam Welsh, a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor's Philadelphia office. "I think it's the rare employer who doesn't allow its employees to go to the bathroom," Welsh said.
January 2, 2016 |
Ludwig Clifford Lewis Jr., 91, of Mantoloking, N.J., a former Malvern Borough Council president, a Navy veteran, and a retired doctor, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Jersey Shore Medical Center of complications from a stroke. Dr. Lewis, known as "Cliff," had a general practice in Malvern for 46 years. He also served on the council for six years and was its president for one term. Dr. Lewis was born on Jan. 17, 1924, in Villanova to Ludwig Clifford and Lucy S. Jefferys Lewis. He graduated from Episcopal Academy in 1941, when the campus was in Merion.
December 13, 2015 |
Chris Montie suffered a concussion in a St. Joseph's Prep practice two days after Thanksgiving, taking an inadvertent elbow to the head, and had to sit out the team's first three games. Showing little rust from the layoff in his first appearance of the season, the 6-foot-6, 195-pound senior forward helped the visiting Hawks, who trailed by 10 points midway through the third quarter, overcome Malvern Prep, 51-46, in a nonleague contest Friday afternoon. Montie's first practice since the injury was on Thursday.
December 3, 2015 |
This time next year, De'Andre Hunter and Chuck Champion will be suiting up for Division I programs. Luckily for Friends' Central, the duo still has one more season of high school boys' basketball. Champion scored 26 points and Hunter put up 24 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday to lead the Phoenix to an 81-78 nonleague victory at Malvern Prep. Champion is bound for Loyola (Md.). Hunter has committed to Virginia. Antone Walker added 19 points and seven assists. Will Powers led Malvern Prep with 26 points.
November 28, 2015 |
Eight years ago, Kate Plows was reflecting on her job as arts instructor at Malvern Preparatory School. She knew how students would benefit from the English and math classes they took at the private high school better known for its academics and athletics than its arts programming. But she wanted to make her ceramics classes have impact, too. "A lot of my students leave my studio and they've had a great experience, but they're never coming back," Plows said. "They're never sitting at a potter's wheel again.
November 2, 2015 |
The first rule of running trick plays is to conceal the notion that trickery is afoot. Malvern Prep junior wide receiver Matt Daller did that twice Saturday during the Friars' 34-7 Inter-Ac victory at Germantown Academy. The first came on fourth and 5 near midfield when the punter Garrett Reilly flipped the ball on a reverse to Quinn McCahon. He threw to Daller for an 18-yard gain near the Friars' sideline. "I think the biggest thing was not to tip it off and look where I was going," Daller said.
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.