July 20, 2014 |
For Matt Cherry, pressure is not being forced to make a quick decision on the lacrosse field. It's having 10 seconds to get to a bomb shelter. Cherry, a Radnor High School graduate, starred in lacrosse at Dickinson College and graduated in 2013 as a two-time all-American and the school's all-time leader in assists. He never would have guessed where his path would take him next. He connected with Birthright, an educational organization that sponsors free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish adults ages 18 to 26. He went with no plans to stay longer, but he has called Israel home ever since.
July 14, 2014 |
The trail would be an invitation to criminals and depress property values, its critics warned, and the proposal to build it over an old railroad bed set off tense debates at public meetings, close votes, and a lawsuit. Now, nearly a decade since the 2.4-mile trail opened in Radnor Township, it is popular - even congested, at times - with walkers, runners, and bicyclists. It is such a success, in fact, that Radnor is considering a long-range plan that would more than triple the length of trails through the township, connecting, and making use of, its open space.
July 1, 2014 |
Alex L. Pronzato, 73, of Philadelphia, the founder and former president of the construction firm Pronzato & Associates Inc., died Monday, June 16, of cardiac complications at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Pronzato attended North Catholic High School before graduating from Pennsylvania State University, and Temple University. He also served in the Marine Corps. "Alex was a man's man, known for his rugged good looks, undeniable charm and a trademark engaging smile," his family said in a tribute.
June 16, 2014 |
Jodi Sabra began her career as an actress. The training has served her well as a sixth-grade social studies and language-arts teacher at Radnor Middle School in Wayne. She views teaching as a performance art, and her style of teaching is infused with her congenital optimism. In 2009, a college friend who runs a service travel program asked Sabra whether she'd like to involve her students in a pen-pal program with students at a school in Uganda. "I say yes to everything," Sabra says, and soon her students were writing letters to the Bupala Primary School in the remote Iganga district of Uganda.
June 11, 2014 |
Radnor Township Police will be honoring officers, firefighters, paramedics and others on Monday night, including a policeman who was part of the team that escorted a terminally ill 3-year-old boy from Philadelphia International Airport to his home. Platoon 4 officers will be recognized for the safe arrest on May 1 of a Radnor man who, police said, was high on LSD and swinging two machetes while walking near a popular park. The machetes will be on display. They also will be recognized for the arrest of a male juvenile arsonist who was at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur.
June 5, 2014 |
The Avon Grove fans streamed through the open gate that led to West Chester Henderson's field after the Red Devils rolled past Radnor, 10-6, Tuesday night in a PIAA boys' lacrosse semifinal. A player popped out of the team's postgame huddle on the other side of the field and waved the fans back. The crowd was eager to mark the team's first state-championship berth, but coaches did not want a raucous celebration. "You guys go over to them. They don't come over the fence," an assistant directed after the team ended its huddle.
June 4, 2014 |
Isabel Schaefer has made life easy for the Radnor softball team this postseason. Schaefer delivered her fourth shutout of the playoffs in a five-inning no hitter to lead Radnor to a 10-0 win over Franklin Towne Charter in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs on Monday at West Chester East. Schaefer finished with nine strikeouts. She was also 3 for 3 with two runs. Katie Jordan was 2 for 3 with two runs for the Red Raiders, which scored six runs in the fifth to enact the 10-run rule.
June 2, 2014 |
Radnor will advance to the state boys' lacrosse semifinals after an impressive offensive showing Saturday. Nine Red Raiders scored in a 14-3 victory over Lewisburg in the PIAA quarterfinals at Cumberland Valley. Drew Ryan netted a hat trick to give Radnor an 11-0 lead entering the second half and finished with two assists. Owen Scheuerle, Mike Thompson, and Jack Wilson each put two in the back of Lewisburg's net. Clayton Proctor added a goal and two assists. Tom Meyers gave Radnor possession of the ball for most of the game, finishing 13 for 15 on faceoffs.
June 1, 2014 |
Izzy Schaefer and Holly Pachella were talking about it in the dugout. Their Radnor softball team needed a run, and needed one quickly. The conversation between the Raiders pitcher and catcher happened with Katie Jordan at the plate, and while Jordan couldn't hear them, she surely came through. Jordan's fourth-inning, inside-the-park home run was the difference for Radnor, which went on to defeat Springfield (Delco), 2-0, Friday in the District 1 Class AAA championship game at Harriton.
May 16, 2014 |
Radnor's Michelle Gorson was standing on third base in the 11th inning, with her team locked in a 2-2 tie with visiting Nazareth Academy on Wednesday. Gorson decided she would try to score if the ball was hit on the ground. She heard the crack of Holly Pachella's bat, but there was a problem. It was a fly ball, not a hard-hit shot up the middle. Gorson scurried back to the bag, tagged up, and raced home to score the decisive run in a 3-2 victory over the Pandas. Afterward, Gorson, a third baseman, called the moment nerve-racking.