September 1, 2016 |
Citing a lack of numbers and experience, administrators at Springfield (Montgomery County) have canceled the remainder of its varsity football season. "The decision was delayed as long as possible in hopes that more students would join the roster," Springfield athletic director Jason Pane said. "At this time, we simply do not have enough players to safely play this year. " Springfield, a member of the eight-team Suburban One League American Conference, bowed to Octorara, 47-20, in its nonleague opener Friday night.
August 30, 2016 |
G. William Tunnell, 97, of Springfield, Delaware County, a retired division vice president for RCA Corp., died Aug. 21 of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Tunnell lived in Springfield until 2005, when he moved to Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. He was born in West Philadelphia to J. Vaughan and Esther Tunnell (pronounced tun-NEL ). Early in life, he developed an interest in ham radio. At age 12, he and a cousin built a galena crystal receiver, a type of radio.
June 21, 2016 |
Ruth James Palmer, 89, formerly of Fort Washington, a mother and amateur artist, died Tuesday, June 7, of cardiac disease at Pennswood Village, Newtown. "She had many talents, but mission No. 1 was to be a mom," said her son, Thomas A. Palmer. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Evan L. and Esther Ringland James. After graduating from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, she attended the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Palmer married businessman Theodore B. Palmer III in 1947, and began a life doing what she loved - being a homemaker and rearing the couple's six children.
June 13, 2016 |
The Springfield Delco lacrosse season nearly ended before it ever truly began. At 1-5 in April, the Cougars could have devolved into finger-pointing, blame-shifting, and chaos. Instead, the season ended with the school's first boys' state lacrosse championship since 1992. Saturday afternoon at West Chester East, Springfield Delco held off an at times shorthanded and disjointed La Salle squad, 4-3. "A dream come true," said senior attacker Mike Gerzabek, who led all scorers with three goals.
June 12, 2016 |
Springfield Delco goaltender James Spence has grown up with no shortage of willing shooters to help develop his skill set. Perhaps that is why the junior Lehigh recruit has helped the Cougars advance to the PIAA boys' lacrosse championship for the first time since 1992. The threat of inclement weather has pushed Saturday's girls' finale between Radnor and Conestoga to 10 a.m. at West Chester East. In Game 2, Spence will lead the Cougars against Catholic League champion La Salle.
June 9, 2016 |
Thrillers abounded at Penncrest on Tuesday as Radnor's girls and Springfield Delco's boys teams earned bids to their PIAA championship games. In Game 1, Radnor (20-6) rallied after an 8-2 deficit to knock off two-time defending champion Garnet Valley, 10-9. In the nightcap, the Cougars (20-7) scored the game's last five goals and held off Strath Haven, 8-5, thanks in large part to the stingy goaltending of junior James Spence. "I've been working all my life for this," said Spence, who finished with 11 saves.
May 12, 2016 |
A goaltender's confidence isn't something that can waver when the opposition has a breakaway opportunity late in a lacrosse game. Just a sophomore, Harriton goalie Devin McClain struggled with her confidence earlier in the season. Tuesday afternoon against host Springfield (Delco), however, McClain's poise under pressure helped the Rams to an 8-5 upset victory. "I think this was definitely a confidence booster for us," said McClain, who finished with 13 saves. "It's something we really needed going into the rest of the season.
April 15, 2016 |
As the nine-hole hitter for the Springfield (Delco) softball team, Kaylee Lennon usually walks to the plate with her teammates already on base. Which means it's the leftfielder's job to move them or help them across the plate. In the bottom of the third inning Wednesday, Lennon experienced that familiar feeling as she walked to the batter's box with Hannah Sweeney on second base. It was a scoreless game and Lennon got the bunt sign from coach Todd Odgers. She knew that laying it down just right was critical to get her team going.
April 3, 2016 |
Business: Springfield, Delaware County-based general contractor, project management company; $60 million in revenues. Staff: 40 full-time, 30 regular subcontractors. Projects: Buildings at colleges - Haverford, Princeton, Swarthmore; Morris Arboretum; Ardmore Farmers' Market. Point of pride: Evangelist for green building methods.
February 10, 2016 |
Louis Wm. Martini, 86, of Springfield, Delaware County, and Naples, Fla., a family physician who practiced in Philadelphia and then Upper Darby, died Thursday, Feb. 4, of pancreatic cancer at home. For more than 40 years, Dr. Martini cared for his patients in an attentive, personal manner. He retired in 1994 after experiencing health problems. "He did everything for his patients, from delivering their babies to being there to comfort them at the end of their lives," his family said.