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April 29, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Merion and Riverton shared first place in the Philadelphia Cup interclub competition of the Women's Golf Association after yesterday's second-round, 5-2 victory by Philadelphia Country Club over Huntingdon Valley. With three rounds left, Merion and Riverton stand at 2-0; and Philadelphia Country, winner of the title in 1993, at 1-1. Huntingdon Valley dropped out of a first-place tie and is at 1-1. Play was called off last year because of golf-course damage from the severe winter, the first interruption since 1897.
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August 13, 1987 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Nancy Porter and Bob Engman of Merion captured the Class A title in the Philadelphia Husband and Wife Golf Championships with a 2-under-par 34-35-69 yesterday at Gulph Mills Golf Club. The Philadelphia team regained the Williamson Cup with a score of 453 strokes yesterday in the International Junior Golf Matches at the Onondaga Country Club in Fayetteville, N.Y.
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May 6, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Merion, playing at home on its East Course yesterday, won the Philadelphia Cup championship for the 52d time since 1897 by defeating Philmont, 6-1, in the final round of the Women's Golf Association of Philadelphia's Inter-club series. Merion, which last won the title in 1990, finished the campaign unbeaten in five rounds (5-0 in team standing, and 27-8 in the individual-match play standings). Riverton defeated Waynesborough, 5-2, and finished second with a 4-1 record; Waynesborough finished fourth.
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September 20, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Russ Etherington and Mike Rhoads of Merion eliminated defending champions Tom Paul and Mike Tiernan of Delray Beach, Fla., by 3 and 2, in the third round of the A.J. Drexel Paul Cup invitation better-ball-of-partners' match play tournament yesterday at the Gulph Mills Golf Club. Charles Robino scored a hole-in-one on the 221-yard 17th, but it did not save his team from a loss. He and Steve Smith were defeated by John Stoviak and Carl Everett, 6 and 5. Mike Forgash played 5-under-par golf as he and Roland Morris scored by 3 and 2 over Rick Parker and David Hearn.
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August 24, 1989 | By Frank Lawlor, Inquirer Staff Writer
One after another, the golfers lingered on the 18th green, popping extra balls off the spiked rough, spraying final showers of sand from the bunkers. Invariably, before heading off, they tossed one last over-the-shoulder look, not to scout the next group, it seemed, but to reinforce their image of the course they had just surveyed, of the horticultural marvel called Merion. For Robert Dugger, a collegian from Hurst, Texas, it was turf flying in neat strips that made his first round on Merion Golf Club's East Course remarkable.
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June 5, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN
TIGER WOODS visited Merion last week for the first time, to get a look at the famed East Course that will be hosting the U.S. Open beginning June 13. Now the second-ranked player on the planet, and Tiger's latest heir apparent, will be doing the same due diligence. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who's won two of the last seven majors but has yet to win this season, will be in Ardmore today and tomorrow after flying in last night. He revealed his plans at yesterday's media day at Oak Hill (Rochester, N.Y.)
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June 14, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE BOMBERS came through Oh, Man Corner and walked away shrugging. Then came Sergio. He might have left weeping. Oh, Man Corner is where the U.S. Open is to be won or lost. A fearsome five holes, Nos. 14 through 18 at Merion, are what Amen Corner is to Augusta National. The difference, of course, is that Amen Corner comes in the middle of a Masters round. At Merion, Oh, Man Corner will finish matters in Rounds 3 and 4, a punishing test for the technology that supposedly made this dowager obsolete.
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June 17, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Merion still played mean and nasty Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open, playing to a stroke average of 74.356 and refusing to yield a single birdie at the par-4 18th hole. However the 18th, which played at a robust 530 yards, was only the second-toughest hole, at 4.740 strokes. The top honor went to No. 5, at 504 yards, with a stroke average of 4.795. The par-3 13th, which played at 98 yards on Saturday, was the easiest hole, allowing 24 birdies and an average of 2.726 strokes.
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May 29, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SIMON KHAN bounced back from losing the BMW PGA Championship in a playoff to qualify for the U.S. Open. The Englishman, who lost a four-hole playoff to Matteo Manassero at Wentworth on Sunday, qualified in first place yesterday by shooting a 5-under 67 on the Old Course and 2-under 70 on the New Course in Walton Heath, England. "[Sunday] I did everything I could to try and win. I don't think I could have done anything differently," said Khan, who has reached the U.S. Open three times in 8 straight years of qualifying.
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May 7, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Merion Golf Club won the 59th renewal of the match-play competition for the Baily Cup with a tally of 30 points in singles and pairs yesterday at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Huntingdon Valley finished second with 24 1/2 points; Gulph Mills Golf Club, defending champion, was third with 19, and Pine Valley fourth with 16 1/ 2. Merion dominated the morning's alternate stroke play for pairs with 11 1/2 points against seven each for Gulph Mills and Pine Valley, and 4 1/2 for Huntingdon Valley.
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May 28, 2015 | Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"We're going to states," Hannah Chambers yelled as she charged the infield to celebrate with her teammates. For the Villa Maria senior, the celebration Tuesday was a long time coming. She arrived the same year Claire Emplit took over as coach, and Chambers said that the softball program at that point was "kind of nothing. " So, together Emplit and the Hurricanes set out on a journey. First, the goal was to qualify for districts. They did that in Chambers' sophomore year. This season, the Hurricanes captured a Catholic Academies title - the first time a team other than Nazareth has done so in 11 seasons.
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May 14, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Merion Mercy Academy delivered the first major upset of the District 1 girls' lacrosse playoffs. Behind seven goals and two assists from Caroline Corzel, the No. 22-seeded Golden Bears won at No. 11 Strath Haven, 12-10. Caroline Steller scored two goals and assisted on two others. Jackie Benedict had a goal and an assist. Lauren Thomas made nine saves. Suzanna Penikis led Strath Haven with four goals and an assist. Nicole McNeely had three. In other District 1 playoff action: Garnet Valley 16, North Penn 6 - Kamryn McNeal scored five goals and assisted on another, and the host Patriots, the No. 7 seed, cruised.
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May 10, 2015
Upper Merion police are looking for a teen who has been missing since Wednesday night. Nicholas Tornambe, 18, was last seen leaving his home on Crossfield Road in King of Prussia at 10 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Tornambe is described as an avid hiker who especially liked the Horse-Shoe Trail, a 140-mile stretch that runs west from Valley Forge National Historical Park toward Harrisburg. Tornambe is 5-foot-6 and weighs 140 pounds, police said. He has brown shaggy hair and brown eyes.
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April 24, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
HOW FAR would someone go to win a football game? Lower Merion's Ari Wilen went all the way to Tel Aviv, Israel, to find success on the gridiron. Wilen is a 2014 graduate of Lower Merion High School, where he played varsity football for 3 1/2 years. The Bulldogs had almost as many wins as coaches during Wilen's time with the team. New coaches arrived in Wilen's sophomore, junior and senior years. Lower Merion won three games his sophomore season and put up goose eggs in when he was a junior and a senior.
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April 15, 2015
ISSUE | CABLE Wrong signal Both Verizon and Comcast must pay rent to municipalities to do business because their cables must run over public rights-of-way ("3 groups seeking local-access TV revival in Montco," Feb. 22). Part of their rent payment is providing communities with so-called PEG channels: public, educational, and governmental access. Lower Merion Township is considering giving away its public channel to a much smaller township, Radnor. But giving our rent to another landlord makes no sense and does not serve Lower Merion residents at all. |Perry Hamilton, Wynnewood Free the Phillies Now that Comcast's city franchise is being reviewed, part of that process should examine why the satellite companies do not have Comcast SportsNet as part of their programming.
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March 26, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
AN ONGOING BATTLE over a Philadelphia suburb's ordinance regulating guns in parks could wind up in court, after a pro-gun group last week filed a lawsuit against Lower Merion Township, calling its regulation an "egregious and direct violation" of state law. Firearm Owners Against Crime, a political-action committee; its president, Kim Stolfer; and Joseph Abramson, an FOAC member and gun owner who lives in Lower Merion, are plaintiffs in the suit,...
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March 25, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
B.J. Johnson, a former Lower Merion basketball standout who is transferring from Syracuse after two seasons, committed Monday to continue his career at La Salle. Johnson's father, Bobby, was a sharpshooting wing guard for ex-coach Speedy Morris and the Explorers from 1986 to 1990. "I couldn't be happier about B.J.'s decision," the Southern High School graduate said. "There's a legacy there which I think he'll eclipse. " A 6-foot-7, 190-pound sophomore forward, B.J. Johnson averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 25 games for Syracuse in the recently completed season.
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March 21, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Having received limited playing time in two years at Syracuse, former Lower Merion High basketball standout B.J. Johnson said Thursday he will transfer. "He wants a chance to go somewhere where he can maximize his playing potential, get 25 minutes or more a game," said his father, Bobby Johnson. "And with the year off, he'll have time to work on his body and put on a few pounds. " Johnson made the announcement the same day that Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said in an hour-long news conference that he and the university will appeal punishments for academic and benefits violations.
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March 17, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Several dozen gun-rights supporters peacefully descended on a Lower Merion park Sunday afternoon, where they protested a local gun ordinance and called on the district attorney to take legal action against the township. The township rule does not allow the carrying and firing of guns in public parks except by police officers and exempted parties. The latter includes anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon or anyone legally carrying an unconcealed weapon. Although the rule does not ban legal guns from parks, rally organizers say the ordinance is illegal under Pennsylvania law, which gives the state jurisdiction over firearms regulations.
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February 22, 2015 | By John Moritz, Inquirer Staff Writer
Local public-access cable TV might be falling out of favor elsewhere in the country, but four months after the station serving Lower Merion Township and Narberth went dark, three groups are vying to revive it. George Strimel, who runs the public station in neighboring Radnor Township, has offered to take over Lower Merion's operation, not to be confused with the channels that carry public meetings. The Lower Merion Historical Society also is making a pitch, as is a King of Prussia group.
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