April 5, 2015 |
Last August, on the next-to-last day of the tryouts for USA Baseball's under-18 national team in Houston, John Aiello's brief pitching stint abruptly went bad. "I threw a curveball and, basically, my elbow popped out," the Germantown Academy standout said. Tests revealed a tear to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, an injury that required Tommy John surgery. It was performed a month later by Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
April 28, 2014 |
Matt Reed pitched a one-hitter Saturday in Germantown Friends' 3-2 win at Devon Prep in a nonleague baseball game. Reed struck out four and allowed one earned run. At the plate, Reed had the game's only extra-base hit, a double. In other nonleague play: Nick Centeno led an Archbishop Ryan team that had a season-high hit total in a 13-3 home win against Pope John Paul II. Centeno had three of Ryan's 14 hits, including a double and a triple. Father Judge won two home games over Public League schools.
February 24, 2014 |
Shannon McKernan won the 100-yard freestyle and led Germantown Academy's 400 freestyle relay team to a first-place finish Saturday at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at La Salle University. GA won the team title, earning 526 points over the two-day event. McKernan finished the 100 freestyle in 50.82 seconds. She and Patriots teammates Hayli Randolph, Madison Visco, and Meagan Dollard completed the freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 26.37 seconds. Also for the Patriots, Sierra Schmidt won the 500 freestyle in 4:50.8.
October 11, 2013 |
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Just over four decades ago, Deborah Simon, a shy teenager whose parents were going through a difficult divorce, rode up the grand, tree-lined entrance of Mercersburg Academy to study amid the hills of south-central Pennsylvania. By the time Simon graduated in 1974, the daughter of an Indianapolis shopping-mall magnate had gained a second family of friends from all over the country, an acting portfolio, and, most importantly, confidence. On Thursday, Mercersburg will unveil Simon's stunning payback to her alma mater: a $100 million gift that equals the second-largest donation to a private secondary school in American history.
February 24, 2013 |
Germantown Academy's girls set a national record in the 400-yard freestyle relay Saturday en route to winning the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at La Salle University. Shannon McKernan, Meagan Dollard, Madison Visco, and Rachel Zilinskas finished the 400 in 3 minutes, 21.63 seconds, surpassing the 3:22.34 mark that GA had set in 2006. Peddie School won the boys' title. The results BOYS Top 10 teams: Peddie 459.5, Malvern Prep 320, Loyola Blakefield 315, Phillips 253, Haverford School 210, Germantown Academy 191, Penn Charter 180, Cathedral 170, Deerfield 166.5, Mount St. Joseph 129. 200-yard medley relay: 1, Peddie, 1:31.53.
February 24, 2013 |
Germantown Academy's girls set a national record in the 400-yard freestyle relay Saturday en route to winning the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at La Salle University. Shannon McKernan, Meagan Dollard, Madison Visco, and Rachel Zilinskas finished the 400 in 3 minutes, 21.63 seconds, surpassing the 3:22.34 mark that GA had set in 2006. Peddie School won the boys' title. The Results BOYS Top 10 teams: Peddie 459.5, Malvern Prep 320, Loyola Blakefield 315, Phillips 253, Haverford School 210, Germantown Academy 191, Penn Charter 180, Cathedral 170, Deerfield 166.5, Mount St. Joseph 129. 200-yard medley relay: 1, Peddie, 1:31.53.
December 2, 2012 |
Billy Cassidy drained five of his seven three-pointers Saturday as Friends' Central defeated Peddie School, 61-56, in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League/Friends Schools Challenge boys' basketball game. Karonn Davis added 19 points and six rebounds. Freshman De'Andre Hunter contributed six points, six rebounds, and five blocked shots. In another Challenge game, Abington Friends outscored Hill School, 30-12, in the second half en route to a 49-37 victory. Jordan Greene led Abington Friends with 16 points, and Montana Mayfield chipped in 13. Nonleague.
October 7, 2012 |
The small but muscular body of Temple football star Matt Brown displays the scars of a life that has been both privileged and painful. To honor his stepmother, Donna Brown, who was strangled in a domestic dispute, the tailback has a tattoo on his left forearm of a rose and her name in cursive letters. Her birthday - 11-28 - is in the image of droplets of blood near his biceps. Brown has the names of two other murdered family members, an incarcerated nephew, and his closest friends tattooed on his caramel-colored skin.
May 13, 2012
Highlights of Saturday's contests can be found at: www.philly.com/rally Boys' Tennis DISTRICT 1 AAA DOUBLES TOURNAMENT Semifinals: Sutker and Yen, Conestoga, def. Prince and Uhle, Wissahickon, 6-4. 6-3; Martin and Boni, Radnor, def. Patton and Taraschchuck, Council Rock South, 6-4, 6-1. Final: Sutker and Yen def. Martin and Boni, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Third place: Prince and Uhle def. Patton and Taraschchuck,...
January 19, 2012
SHEY PEDDY SCORED a game-high 32 points to lift Temple past Atlantic 10 rival Duquesne, 67-64, in women's basketball action at the Liacouras Center last night. Peddy, who was 7-for-14 from the field, added 11 rebounds, and BJ Williams added 14 for the Owls (9-8, 3-1 Atlantic 10). Jocelyn Floyd scored 18 in the loss for Duquesne (13-5). In other games * At Hagan Arena, Saint Joseph's got 22 points from Samira van Grinsven and 11 apiece from Michelle Baker and Ashley Prim, as the Hawks beat Fordham in overtime, 57-46.