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.
May 9, 2014 |
Central got off to a roaring start Wednesday at the Public League Track and Field Championships at Johnston Stadium in Mount Airy. The Lancers won four of the first six finals contested on Day 1. Walt Pegues claimed two championships. He leaped 22 feet, 7 inches to capture the long jump, and he won the triple jump with a mark of 43-21/2. Sam Reid won the discus with a throw of 151-10, and Jonathon Henderson took gold in the javelin with a heave of 142-7. In the day's other final, Masterman's Joseph Previdi and Julian Roessler ran first and second in the 3,200 meters.
April 10, 2014 |
Emily Games scored three goals, and Radnor stormed out to a five-goal halftime lead and held on to defeat Conestoga, 10-8, Tuesday in Central League girls' lacrosse. Sara Curley and Reilly Masterson tallied two goals apiece for the host Red Raiders. Masterson also had four draw controls and three ground balls and caused a turnover. Curley added three assists. Maggie Friel led Conestoga with three goals. In another Central League game, Haley Warden and Emily Matthewson each scored five goals in Garnet Valley's 18-17 victory at Harriton.
April 7, 2014 |
Radnor's Will Girton traded in his catcher's mask for another hat Saturday afternoon: that of hero relief pitcher. Girton took the hill in the third inning and proceeded to strike out four, allowing two unearned runs over seven innings of relief in what would become a 7-5 nonleague baseball victory at Episcopal Academy. Radnor took the lead with two outs in the top of the ninth when Mike Lanzone was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring Connor Wilson. James Lofton added an insurance run by scoring on a wild pitch.
April 3, 2014 |
Villanova University has cleared a major hurdle in its expansion plans, which include building dormitories on an existing parking lot along Lancaster Avenue. The Radnor Township Board of Commissioners voted late Monday night to approve zoning changes for the estimated $300 million project, a step that took two years and drew strong opposition from some residents. Villanova wants to build new dormitories, a performing arts center, parking garage, and campus bookstore. A vocal group of residents has spent thousands of dollars and has packed meetings to fight the plans, which some said would increase traffic and noise while bringing an unwanted urban feel to their Main Line community in Delaware County.
March 31, 2014 |
RADNOR In the heart of the Main Line, a Blue Route nexus and home to universities and colleges, Radnor Township is one of the region's most desirable locations. Two development proposals - involving Villanova University and the former Wyeth property - have many township residents worrying whether Radnor could be paying a price for its attributes, whether the township was approaching a breaking point. In recent months, they have been packing township meetings to express their anxieties.
March 3, 2014 |
Richard Williamson was in a hurry. His oldest daughter, Myonie, a senior guard on the Radnor girls' basketball team, was playing in the District 1 Class AAA final at 6 p.m. Saturday at Villanova, but he was with his second-oldest, Courtnie, a sophomore, for a field hockey tournament in Richmond, Va. So he made a mad dash for Villanova's Pavilion and met his wife, Leonie, and younger daughter, Laila, in the bleachers during the first quarter....
February 27, 2014 |
Just before Merion Mercy's free-throw shooters released their shots in a deathly silent Wissahickon gym, a boy from the Radnor student section sneezed, yelled, or made animal noises on cue to create a distraction. Eventually, the Merion Mercy crowd tried to counter, and as fate would have it, Radnor had the game in the balance at the line in the final seconds. Fifth-seeded Merion Mercy (14-12) ended up missing 8 of 15 free throws a game after making 24 of 30 in the quarterfinals against Chichester, but nothing could distract Myonie Williamson and Nicole Massimino.
February 26, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court has blocked a Radnor Township man from intervening in two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban. In a hearing Monday, James Schneller, 58, said he wanted to provide a voice for "the more moral, ethical, and religious population" that opposes same-sex marriage and to present arguments that go beyond what the state's attorneys would say to defend the ban. Judge Dan...
February 23, 2014 |
RADNOR Five televisions line the walls of the "war room," an otherwise unremarkable conference room in one of several buildings in a Radnor office complex on Matsonford Road. Showing on each set is an event on NBC or its affiliates at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The TVs face a long table where a "sports content team," a half-dozen writers equipped with laptops, has worked throughout the Games, compiling data and profiles of the top athletes, and teams for distribution, throughout the North American English-speaking digital world.