September 27, 2015 |
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.
September 25, 2015 |
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.
September 16, 2015 |
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.)
August 31, 2015 |
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.
August 30, 2015 |
CHICAGO - When the sightseeing was over and the business of football began, Malvern Prep was ready to open the season with a bang. The Friars rocked St. Rita's (Ill.), 37-0, at Soldier Field on Friday night. Junior quarterback Nick Maras completed 13 of 15 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Maras connected with Rashon Lusane for a 67-yard score. Linebacker Riley Ammerman, who had a sack and a strip in the second quarter, led the way defensively along with Lusane, a cornerback, and linebacker Pat Finley.
August 21, 2015 |
A former counselor and swim coach at Malvern Prep School was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting a student at the private, all-boys high school. Emily Feeney, 40, of Wayne, is accused of attempting to seduce a 16-year-old student swimmer by various means while working as the school's director of college counseling, including promising to help him secure admission to Harvard University, the Chester County district attorney said Wednesday. Feeney was charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors, and related charges.
August 19, 2015 |
Carl Nassib is entering his fifth season at Penn State, where he has played for four defensive coordinators, three head coaches and two defensive line coaches, yet still finds it amazing that he wears the blue and white and plays in Beaver Stadium. His road hasn't been an easy one - from Malvern Prep to walk-on who didn't play for two years to scholarship player to probable starting defensive end for the Nittany Lions. But the journey has been a tribute to Nassib's focus, work ethic and motor on the field.
August 5, 2015 |
THE TWO MEN argued loudly inside Tustin Playground in Overbrook. One accused the other of ogling a young girl. The other denied it and said people needed to mind their business. They went at it for several minutes. Everyone in the park watched and waited to see what would happen. The guy who eyeballed the girl stormed off, but paused on the street overlooking the park to yell once more. Standing by a memorial for a man who had recently been shot 13 times while children played and swam nearby, he warned: "This ain't over!"
July 22, 2015 |
By the end of Stella and Lou , the excellent Bruce Graham play that opened over the weekend at People's Light & Theatre Company in Malvern, you're relieved that this love-amid-the-ruins play, about middle-aged people getting a second chance at life, was premiered with respectable success in Chicago. So echt -Philly is this script that people from elsewhere might not understand why venturing into New Jersey is measured by the number of toll booths - and miss the play's considerable deeper issues.
June 26, 2015 |
BOSTON - Johanna Hantel got up Wednesday morning and went for a half-hour run around Boston Commons. It seemed appropriate. The Malvern woman was in Boston to speak for the runners. Hantel was 10 feet from the first bomb, closer than almost any other runner, when it exploded April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring 254. A police officer later died in a shootout with the bombers. One of the proudest days of Hantel's life was the first time she qualified for Boston. Wednesday was even prouder.