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.
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.