April 9, 2014 |
AARON BRADY was named Malvern Prep's new football coach yesterday, meaning the Friars program will not be coached by a Pellegrini for the first time in 36 years. Brady, who grew up in Hanover, Pa., stepped down as head coach of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., where he spent four seasons. A former All-Big East linebacker at Rutgers (1996, 1998), Brady led the Eagles to a 29-16 record and four Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoff appearances, including the 2011 championship game.
April 4, 2014 |
It's no exaggeration to say that Malvern Prep's Gardner Nutter is a true student of the game of baseball. Well, to be exact, pitching. Last summer, the senior righthander spent two months at Ron Wolforth's Texas Baseball Ranch. There, he learned the ins and outs of being a hurler. Warm-up drills, long toss, delivery, command, hip mobility, and accelerated arm recovery were part of the advanced curriculum. "It's really about learning how to be the most dynamic, athletic pitcher you can be," Nutter said.
April 2, 2014 |
HAYDEN MAHONEY had a real-life crib sheet to help him through the sometimes-harrowing process of college-football recruiting. So, when Malvern Prep's 6-5, 270-pound junior lineman committed to the University of Miami on Saturday, he simply followed some family advice. "My brother went through this process and gave me advice on how you have to really connect with your position coach and you have to buy into what they're doing. And I really did," Hayden said via phone from a Florida airport yesterday afternoon just before his flight back to the family's Malvern home.
March 31, 2014 |
Malvern Prep's Hayden Mahoney, a junior offensive lineman, committed to the University of Miami on Saturday while on an unofficial visit to the school. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound tackle, who doubles as a defensive end, also had scholarship offers from Akron, Boston College, Elon, Old Dominion, and Villanova. Baseball Joey Lawall had three hits and knocked in two runs in Friends' Central's 7-4 nonleague win over John Carroll (Md.) at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Boys' Lacrosse Michael Major set up the tying goal with one second left in regulation then scored the overtime winner for Holy Ghost Prep in a 7-6 nonleague victory over Springside Chestnut Hill at St. Joseph's University.
March 18, 2014 |
INSTEAD of taking down the shamrock decorations after March 17, Martin Smyth celebrates his heritage all year 'round with the Lennymobile, his Irish flag-covered, emerald-green 1999 Buick LeSabre. You can find his mobile shrine to the Celtic Football Club outside Old City pub the Plough & the Stars during every game of the season. Inside the Irish pub, you'll hear Smyth cheering his favorite soccer team along with the rest of the 2nd Street Plough Bhoys, Philadelphia's die-hard Celtic F.C. fans.
February 12, 2014 |
Update 9:30 a.m. Tuesday : Peco reports 1,800 customers still without power, half in Chester County. Earlier Story About 99 percent. After days of round-the-clock work, that was how close repair crews had come late Monday to restoring all 715,000 Peco customers who lost power during or after last week's storm. That still meant more than 5,600 customers were waiting for the lights to come on for the first time in many days. "We know it's tough for our customers, but this is a version of Hurricane Sandy," Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong said, warning that some people might endure another day in the dark.
February 12, 2014 |
KEVIN PELLEGRINI has stepped down as Malvern Prep football coach, according to a statement released by the school. Pellegrini made the announcement yesterday during a meeting with Malvern football players, and cited a desire to spend time with family as a significant reason for the decision. The fifth-year coach, who is also an insurance broker, led the Friars to three Inter-Ac League championships, a 37-17 overall record and a 20-5 Inter-Ac mark. Last season, the Friars (8-2, 4-1)
January 15, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Michael Parrish, a businessman and former Army aviator from Malvern, plans to announce a run for Congress on Tuesday morning, seeking to win the Chester County-based seat held by Jim Gerlach, a Republican who is not seeking reelection. In an interview Monday, Parrish, a Democrat, expressed frustration with partisan gridlock, and stressed college affordability and job creation as his key issues. Until December, Parrish, 50, was a Republican. He donated to Gov. Corbett's 2010 race and to the presidential campaigns of John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012.