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October 26, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Technology Writer
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....
BUSINESS
October 25, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
October 17, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 4, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 27, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
September 27, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a three-time Catholic League wrestling champion, Anthony Piscopo will likely concentrate on that sport at an Ivy League school. But the La Salle senior also shines on the gridiron. With Piscopo helping to clog the running lanes, the Explorers held Malvern Prep's high-octane spread offense to two touchdowns and triumphed, 21-14, in a nonleague showdown Friday night at Upper Dublin. With the Friars at midfield on their final possession, sophomore Garrett Zobel and Piscopo, who can play either tackle or end, notched back-to-back sacks to extinguish the comeback bid. "We knew Malvern had a couple of dangerous running backs," Piscopo said.
SPORTS
September 25, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rashon Lusane has strong ties to Norristown High School. His father, Rod, and brother, Rasheed, played football and wrestled for the Eagles. Rashon played the same sports as a freshman and sophomore at Norristown before transferring to Malvern Prep. "The opportunity presented itself," he said. "Nothing against Norristown, but I would have been a fool not to take advantage of it. " It was an opportunity that Lusane created. After falling short of the required entrance-exam grade for Malvern as an eighth-grader at Eisenhower Middle School, he excelled in the classroom at Norristown, with a 3.8 grade-point average, and passed on his second try. "Academically, going from Norristown to Malvern, was like night and day," Lusane said.
SPORTS
September 16, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Life as a backup football player can be drab if he doesn't have the proper mind-set. If he's lucky, grass stains and turf burns might provide proof of his contribution. If he stays engaged, however, he might just earn more minutes and raise some eyebrows - maybe even his own. Such is the case for our latest player of the week, Malvern Prep sophomore O'Shaan Allison. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound backup running back certainly remained focused and seized his opportunities Friday in the Friars' 34-0 win against Holy Spirit (N.J.)
NEWS
August 31, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haverford School lost 22 players to graduation, including workhorse rusher Phil Poquie, but the cupboard is far from bare for 11th-year coach Mike Murphy. The defending Inter-Ac League champs return five starters on both sides of the ball, including four first-team all-league picks: offensive lineman Brian Denoncour (6-foot-3, 270 pounds), multipurpose standout Dox Aitken, offensive lineman and linebacker Frank Cresta, and linebacker Mickey Kober. The main targets for Fords quarterback Kevin Carter, who passed for 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns last season, are Aitken and Micah Sims.
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