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June 4, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 4, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
High school graduation is supposed to be a momentous, joyous, and unforgettable occasion. But what if, instead of enjoying the pomp and circumstance, you stewed under your cap and gown, still seething after losing your last game? Fortunately for Maggie Stetson and the departing seniors of the Conestoga girls' lacrosse team, their 9-4 semifinal win against Radnor ensured a blissful graduation Tuesday night. The 2 p.m. start time was designed to give the girls enough time to make it to their ceremony at 7. "We were like, 'We're not going to graduation sad,' " Stetson said after the Pioneers' victory at Haverford High School.
NEWS
June 3, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
After years of trying, California-based BioMed Realty Trust has abandoned its controversial plan to develop an 18-acre property along Radnor Township's main corridor. The company said Friday that it had sold the former Wyeth Laboratories site - at a $32 million loss - to the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which plans to build doctor's offices and a surgical center. The decision marked a major defeat for BioMed, which once envisioned a hotel, apartments, and retail space for the site on King of Prussia Road near Lancaster Avenue and I-476.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The pop of the softball after it comes out of Meg Wimmer's right hand and into Nicole O'Donnell's glove is more noticeable these days. Since the Chichester ace first stepped onto the mound this season, that sound has been louder. And to opposing batters, the ball has looked more like a blur than usual. Wimmer, a senior, has been an imposing presence for the Eagles (21-2) since she walked into the circle as a freshman. But for her final campaign, she's been putting together something really special.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everyone needs reminders from time to time, and the Radnor girls' lacrosse team is no different. After falling to Harriton in the District 1 tournament, the Raiders reminded themselves what they're capable of, and pulled off a thrilling 8-7 overtime victory Saturday in a PIAA quarterfinals rematch at West Chester East. After Hannah Proctor scored the tying goal with 1 minute and 50 seconds left in regulation, coach Brooke Fritz reminded her team again. "I just told them that they had controlled the second half of the game," Fritz said.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whether he wears a singlet or carries a lacrosse stick, Tom Meyers is quite familiar with one-on-one competition. The senior faceoff man for Radnor wielded the latter Saturday, gobbling possession after possession as the Red Raiders rolled, 13-4, in a PIAA quarterfinal against Conestoga at Harriton. Meyers, also an accomplished wrestler, won 17 of 19 faceoffs and didn't lose his first until the third quarter. He also added a pair of goals. After his first goal gave Radnor a 6-1 lead in the second, Conestoga (14-11)
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Minutes before his Harriton team did battle with Radnor in a District 1 semifinal Tuesday, a hopeful George Dick hoped aloud for one more upset. "I thought there would be one upset tonight, but I was hoping it would be us," he said. "We'll see. " Great Valley had already knocked off top-seeded Conestoga in the first game of a District 1 girls' lacrosse semifinal doubleheader at Haverford High. Thanks to a five-goal effort from Jane Henderson, No. 3 Harriton completed a night of upsets with a 13-11 win over No. 2 Radnor.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Roulston felt awesome, and rightfully so. Conestoga's senior goalie made a handful of big saves, including several in a row to help stave off a furious Radnor attack in the closing moments of a 6-5 win Tuesday afternoon in the PIAA District 1 semifinals at West Chester Henderson. "I was just thinking that I've got to focus on the next one," Roulston said. "Just make sure to get the next shot. You've got to just give it your all, every second of every play. " Roulston made 13 saves, with the final four coming on four straight Radnor shots in the final minutes.
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
May 18, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, For The Inquirer
At each of the first 11 fences, the five-horse pack leaped one after another, and Portrade kept a comfortable lead. But after the last jump, three horses closed in on Portrade, and it was Bob Le Beau who edged ahead before storming past the finish line. Ridden by jockey Jack Doyle, Bob Le Beau was the biggest winner at the Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern on Saturday. He won the National Hunt Cup - the six-race event's feature run - and a $50,000 purse for his owners at the Fields Stable.
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