October 27, 2013 |
WHAT MAKES Malvern Prep's Troy Gallen tick? Why, after already committing to Delaware, would he continue to lug the rock up and down the field with a banged-up shoulder while defenders try to knock him around? Why not just chill? Pack it in? Kick your feet up and call it a high school career? "I just want to be the best player I can be," said Gallen, a 6-foot, 175-pound utility blade who plays a little wide receiver, a little halfback, some slot and some cornerback. "I don't think this little injury is going to stop me from doing what I want to do. " A bruised left shoulder did stop him from finishing against the Haverford School, which beat the Friars, 34-31, in double overtime.
October 23, 2013 |
It's the "Main Street" approach to revitalizing older towns and city neighborhoods. Main Street, as in Manayunk, where a postindustrial resurgence in the 1990s created a vibrant dining, club, and retail scene that's still a draw today. Pick a walkable community in the Philadelphia region - Ambler, Collingswood, Haddon Heights, Lansdowne, to name just a few - and it has traveled a similar road back from the commercial abyss into which shopping malls drove many a downtown district.
October 21, 2013 |
The opening kickoff of the second half clanked off the fingers of Matt Brown. It took a fat hop off the Carey Stadium turf and bounced back into his arms. Seventy-five yards later, untouched, he raced into the end zone. Even when things went wrong for Malvern Prep on Saturday afternoon, they ended up turning out just fine in a 46-21 rout of host Germantown Academy. The pattern began earlier in the week, when Friars running back Troy Gallen, a Delaware recruit averaging more than 100 yards per game, was ruled out with a shoulder injury.
October 14, 2013 |
While Haverford School coach Mike Murphy talked to his football team circled around him about its resiliency, quarterback Brendan Burke stood by himself. Burke looked on from a step behind his teammates while he fought back tears in an outpouring of emotion, listening to a speech that was especially significant to him. After he lost five of his first six starts, the senior captain came off the bench to lead his team to a 34-31, double-overtime win Saturday at league favorite Malvern Prep in both teams' Inter-Ac opener.
October 4, 2013 |
A common frustration during the Internet era's version of the Cambrian explosion - the sudden appearance, in the six years since the iPhone's launch, of about a million mobile apps - boils down to this: We've developed this amazing thing. How do we get people to try it? It's a huge challenge for a small inventor. But even the largest businesses don't find it easy, which may explain why something new popped up recently on Route 202 in Malvern: a PNC "concept branch" that showcases how the $300 billion bank hopes to integrate technology into a business bound by hundreds of years of tradition.
September 23, 2013 |
At this time next year, La Salle's Nick Buckley will be preparing to be a stalwart defender for Bellarmine University's lacrosse squad. For now, he's enjoying his last season as a rock-solid blocker in football. In a driving rain Saturday night at Plymouth Whitemarsh, Buckley, with his all-out approach at fullback and tight end, helped the Explorers fight past upset-minded Malvern Prep, 23-17, in a sloppy nonleague contest. The 6-foot, 190-pound senior visited Bellarmine, a Division I program in Louisville, Ky., last weekend.
September 22, 2013 |
More than a decade ago, Villanova-based developer David Della Porta says, he became convinced that demographic trends were favoring rentals over sales, and urban-style living over two-acre suburban properties. That meant building something walkable and transit-oriented, in a place where the renters' pool was vast and the competition small. Partnering with developers Eli Kahn of Downingtown and Florida-based Gary Toll as 237 King Partners L.L.C., Della Porta, president of Cornerstone Communities, believed that Malvern Borough had all the necessary ingredients.
September 2, 2013 |
Malvern Prep barely reached 100 yards of offense, but held off Roman Catholic for a 15-13 win in a nonleague game in Wildwood, N.J. Malvern intercepted three passes, including one by James Keating that he returned 55 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring. John Nassib, brother of New York Giants and former Syracuse University quarterback Ryan Nassib, had Malvern's two other interceptions. Hunter Paulus ran for a two-point conversion after the first score, and Troy Gallen, who had 70 yards rushing, had a 38-yard touchdown to give Malvern a 15-0 lead in the second quarter.
June 26, 2013 |
MIKAL BRIDGES was hoping he would get recruited at the highest levels of college basketball, but was not really "expecting it. " Then, it started to happen after his Great Valley High team had a terrific season (28-4) and he got to show even more to coaches after the season. The 6-6 forward suddenly was getting looks from all over. He was hoping to get an offer from what he said had always been "my dream school. " The first time Villanova coach Jay Wright went to see Bridges in a high school game, he was sick and did not play.
June 24, 2013 |
A faulty gasket at a fuel-distribution terminal in Malvern led to a major gasoline spill that may have dumped more than 10,000 gallons into the ground and a storm drain, authorities said. The immediate result was several businesses evacuated, dozens of emergency and environmental personnel converging on the scene, and an usually busy suburban artery cordoned off until well after dark. It was not immediately known whether the gasoline had reached nearby Little Valley Creek. The spill, discovered by a Buckeye Energy Services employee at 3:30 p.m., was brought under control several hours later, said Deborah Fries, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Protection.