May 16, 2016 |
Matthew Webster comes from exceptional lacrosse stock, but the La Salle High senior defenseman hasn't always believed in his own abilities on the field. Saturday afternoon against visiting Radnor, however, Webster's defensive prowess helped limit one of the nation's top talents and secure a 6-1 victory for the Explorers. The defending PIAA champion Red Raiders were led by senior Jack Wilson, a University of Maryland recruit, who netted the game-winning goal in overtime last season to give Radnor its first state title.
March 25, 2004 |
The Radnor ice hockey team had steamrolled through its first three games in the Flyers Cup Class A tournament by a combined score of 24-3. But early last night in the championship game against Lower Dauphin at the Skatium in Havertown, the Red Raiders received the message that the final would not be as easy as the other games. The Red Raiders swarmed and pressured, and finally outlasted Lower Dauphin in a 4-1 victory. It wasn't easy, but Radnor became the first team to capture three straight Flyers Cup Class A titles.
May 18, 2015 |
When the Radnor boys' lacrosse team took the field Saturday at Harriton the Raiders didn't look to get redemption. They looked toward taking the next step. In their PIAA District 1 quarterfinal match against No. 3 Bishop Shanahan , the sixth-seeded Raiders did just that, advancing with a 9-4 win and earning a spot in the state playoffs. Last season, the story was different, as the Eagles knocked off Radnor, 10-8, in double-overtime of the quarterfinals. "We really didn't talk much about last year," Radnor coach John Begier said.
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.
March 31, 2016 |
After playing understudy for the last two seasons, the time is now for Radnor junior goaltender Tucker Ballbach. Last year, senior goalie Alex Andersen, a 6-foot-2, 270-pounder now playing football at Penn, led the Red Raiders to their first PIAA lacrosse championship. This year, however, the 5-9, 160-pound Ballbach stands between the pipes. And in Tuesday's 9-3 victory over visiting West Chester East, Ballbach stood tall, stopping 11 shots and seizing an opportunity he's long awaited.
October 10, 1997 |
The Upper Darby football team already had survived the toughest part of its schedule, highlighted by last week's dramatic victory over Ridley. Yesterday's game against Radnor provided a chance to keep the momentum going, and the Royals did that by earning a 35-7 victory over the Red Raiders in a Central League game. The victory helped the Royals improve to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the league. Radnor fell to 1-6 and 0-5. Upper Darby was led by quarterback Chris McGarry, who threw for 126 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 64 yards on 12 carries.
November 5, 2013 |
Qlik Technologies Inc., better known as QlikTech, has been on a roll lately, adding customers worldwide from its Radnor headquarters. QlikTech has also been winning kudos in the tech community for its easy-to-use data analytics software. Even so, Lars Björk, 51, wasn't having his best day recently. QlikTech's chief executive had just returned from a 10-day bicycle trip in Africa with the founder of HopeHIV, a charity that helps African children orphaned by AIDS. The ride was great.
March 8, 2015 |
When Hannah Nihill gets the basketball, she immediately looks up. Her first thought as she makes her way down the floor is almost always, "Where's Mary?" Cardinal O'Hara's point guard, Nihill, is as quick as they come. And her teammate, Mary Sheehan, can motor down the floor as well. And that's how it went Friday night: No. 20 (Nihill) to No. 13 (Sheehan). Repeat. The sophomore duo was a dangerous one for O'Hara, which beat Radnor, 54-36, in the first-round of the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament at Lansdale Catholic.
June 4, 2015 |
Exertion had stained the skin under Mike Thompson's eyes a dull shade of crimson, and a playoff pact gave his face a stubble-filled beard. And with that countenance oozing intensity and jubilation, Thompson burst into Radnor's exuberant postgame celebration and let loose a guttural message. "We ain't done yet!" the senior attacker growled after a PIAA semifinal victory Tuesday. "We ain't done yet!" Second-half domination helped the Raiders thump Springfield (Delco), 12-5, at Haverford High and also exorcise some demons.
June 8, 2010 |
Using speed and a precision passing attack, Radnor raced past Unionville, 23-14, in a PIAA state girls' lacrosse semifinal Tuesday at West Chester East. The Red Raiders will defend their state championship Saturday at HersheyPark Stadium against Springfield (Delco). Two weeks ago, Radnor (25-1) posted a 12-9 win over Unionville (22-4), and the rematch was expected to be defense-oriented. "I really didn't expect such a high-scoring game," said senior Kelyn Freedman, who scored three goals and had four assists for Radnor.