January 5, 2014 |
The timing couldn't have been better for John Harmatuk. Last summer, when Harmatuk's wife accepted a new position with a pharmaceutical company and the family was moving to the area from suburban Houston, Malvern Prep happened to be looking for a new basketball coach. "I interviewed for the job the first day I got here," said Harmatuk, who previously coached for 12 years at Cypress Springs High in Cypress, Texas. He replaced Jim Rullo, who stepped down after seven seasons to take the top spot at Neumann University.
January 3, 2014 |
AFTER WINNING a share of the Inter-Ac football championship this season, Malvern Prep senior Jordan Majors has chosen to play at Cornell next season. "Winning a title has been a goal of mine since I was a freshman," Majors, 18, said yesterday. "And, now being able to go play D-I football? That's been a dream of mine since I can remember. It has been a great year for me, as well as my teammates. " The 6-3, 190-pound safety committed to the school after an official visit in December, but was recently accepted into the university as an environmental engineering major.
December 18, 2013 |
Staying in the neighborhood, Malvern-based Endo Health Solutions Inc. said Monday that it would buy NuPathe Inc. for $105 million, with additional payments possible if NuPathe's drug to treat migraine headaches pans out. Endo is trying to reorganize and build on its pain-management business while dealing with setbacks on a 2011 corporate acquisition and thousands of pending lawsuits on vaginal-mesh implants. Since chief executive officer Rajiv De Silva took over in March, he has added small companies that can quickly - by pharmaceutical-industry standards - generate revenue.
December 9, 2013 |
At the end of the 1990s, MIT scholar Kevin Ashton suggested the dot.com boom would spawn an "Internet of Things," with everyday gadgets linked by software. No more wall switches. Smartphones are making that happen. As gadget-makers figure out how home and office cameras, kitchen and laundry appliances, heaters and air conditioners, computers and media players can be switched and scheduled from phone apps, American manufacturers, retailers, even phone and cable companies, have been rushing to build "smart home" remote-control systems that can be worked from a phone.
December 6, 2013 |
A big fourth quarter from Andy Pancoast and Chris Anderson helped Malvern Prep down Friends' Central, 49-46, Wednesday in nonleague boys' basketball. Pancoast and Anderson each had six points in the final quarter, in which the host Friars outscored Friends' Central, 17-9. Anderson finished with 12 points, and Pancoast added 10. Jonathan Lawton scored 20 points for Friends' Central. In other nonleague action, George School held off a late rally from visiting Del-Val Friends to win, 34-33.
November 24, 2013 |
IT IS THE GOAL of every underclassman to send seniors out with a victory. Under a rainy canopy at Plymouth Whitemarsh last night, Malvern Prep right guard Mike McCarthy helped accomplish that feat. Afterward, the 16-year-old junior was handling his postgame interview beautifully when he effusively repeated praise for the team's elder statesmen. "Sorry," McCarthy said after the Friars' 24-20 triumph against St. Joseph's Prep. "I don't have much practice with interviews. " It didn't show.
November 24, 2013 |
Troy Gallen scored three touchdowns and rushed for 262 yards Friday night to lead host Malvern Prep past annual rival St. Joseph's Prep, 24-20, in a nonleague football game. It was Malvern's first win over the Hawks since 2010. Usually played on Thanksgiving morning, the matchup was moved before the season so it wouldn't interfere with the Hawks' possible participation in the PIAA playoffs. St. Joe's Prep will open state play next week. Gallen, a senior, rushed 31 times and caught two touchdown passes from Alex Hornibrook.
November 23, 2013 |
MALVERN Patricia Dudas wants so much to go next door and apologize to the family of Drew Alan Ferguson. But the time is not yet right, she said. "We just haven't been comfortable enough," Dudas said Thursday afternoon. Later, she added, "They may not want to see our face, but that's the right thing to do. " Dudas is the mother of a Collegeville man arrested in the shooting of a friend last Friday. Merritt Neil Dudas, 24, was arrested Tuesday and charged with shooting Ferguson, 21, in the head at the Miner Street home that Ferguson shared with his grandmother.
November 22, 2013 |
MALVERN They were high school buddies, neighbors for a time, who liked to tinker with cars. They even lived together in this tranquil little town for a few months when one needed a place to crash. Their friends called them "wonderful" and "caring" and "sweet. " Now, one is accused of killing the other, stuffing his body into a sleeping bag, and hiding him behind some junk in a garage. Then he allegedly stole his car, wallet, and phone, and went home. Merritt Neil Dudas, 24, is accused of shooting Drew Alan Ferguson, 21, in the head at Ferguson's home in the 200 block of Miner Street.
November 21, 2013 |
MALVERN In what the Chester County district attorney says may be the first homicide in the borough in at least 15 years, a Malvern man has been charged with fatally shooting a former friend in the head, stuffing his body into a sleeping bag, and hiding it in the victim's garage. Merritt Neil Dudas, 24, is accused of killing Drew Alan Ferguson, 21, at Ferguson's home on the 200 block of Miner Street in Malvern on Friday. Dudas then stole the victim's Honda Civic and drove to the Montgomery County home of his girlfriend, where he was living, authorities said.