August 20, 1997 |
The Wallingford-Swarthmore school board met in special session Monday night to borrow $26 million needed to renovate and expand Strath Haven High School. Although the board generally does not meet in August, president Robert Firkser explained that it decided to convene before September to take advantage of a favorable bond rate, the lowest in 23 years. Firkser referred to the amount borrowed, $26,130,000, as a "blended" bond issue because it refinances $10 million borrowed for the same project in June 1996 along with a smaller amount of district debt service.
March 26, 1996 |
For many European instrumentalists, playing in America is a comedown. Not artistically or psychologically, but in pitch. Instruments are tuned higher on the Continent, and sometimes the problems raised by the difference can affect performances here. That was the case Sunday when two principal wind players from Moscow's Bolshoi Theater - Rafael O. Bagdasaryan, clarinet, and his son Rafael R. Bagdasaryan, horn - played at Swarthmore College's Lang Concert Hall. The piano had even been tuned higher for this program, but finding some common ground for intonation proved an insoluble problem throughout.
November 12, 1997 |
First, there was frustration. Then, there was acceptance. Finally, there was a resolve that allowed the Swarthmore field hockey team to capture the ECAC Mid-Atlantic championship Sunday. The Garnet Tide's 4-1 win over William Paterson (N.J.) wasn't exactly what coach Karen Borbee's players went into the week dreaming about. They wanted an NCAA playoff berth after going 17-2 during the regular season and earning a piece of their third straight Centennial Conference title. But the fourth and final berth in the NCAA South Atlantic Region went to Rowan (N.J.
September 30, 1994 |
There was a time when Ursinus would bring along a branch from an oak tree growing near the end zone of Patterson Field for luck on road trips, but Bears coach Steve Gilbert seems ready to make sawdust out of that idea. "We're going to cut the darn tree down," Gilbert said Wednesday at the Philadelphia college football luncheon. "We haven't had much success winning at home. " The Bears (1-2 overall, 1-1 Centennial Conference) lost their home opener in crushing fashion last Saturday to Western Maryland, on a 32-yard field goal with two seconds to play.
March 16, 2000 |
Heather Kile's numbers would be impressive at any basketball level. The Swarthmore College sophomore led the Centennial Conference this season by averaging 18.9 points and 13.8 rebounds. The 5-10 Kile was chosen the conference player of the year. During her freshman year, Kile was selected for the all-conference first team after leading all Centennial scorers (19.9) and rebounders (14.8). With 931 points and 685 rebounds in two seasons, the Marlton, N.J., resident ranks fifth all-time on Swarthmore's scoring and rebounding charts.
September 9, 2012 |
The Swarthmore College field hockey team improved to 4-0 with a 4-0 victory over Widener University (1-2) Saturday afternoon. Nia Jones began the scoring just under 12 minutes into the game with her second goal of the season. Swarthmore held a 15-11 edge in shots and had nine penalty-corner attempts to Widener's four. Jillian Nealon picked up her fifth goal of the season, and the College of New Jersey's defense was perfect as the Lions posted a 1-0 win at FDU-Florham. Temple's defense was strong, but the offensive aggressiveness of Penn State was too much for the Owls in a 5-1 loss at Geasey Field.
May 25, 1987 |
Peter Vishton picked a college an easy run from home - at least for him. The 800-meter specialist from Penncrest High will head to Swarthmore College this fall on the prestigious McCabe Achievement Award. The award has almost become a Penncrest tradition. Vishton is the third student from the school in the last four years to receive it. "It is really nice for me to win the McCabe. It's a great honor to be in the group of McCabes. Not just because they are intelligent or talented but because they are very active in the community," Vishton said.
December 13, 1989 |
The tallest starter for Swarthmore is a 6-foot-4 all-league football player. Two freshmen share time at power forward. Players from 11 states dot the roster - and coach Lee Wimberly never saw most of them play before they reached the Little Quakers' campus. Yet Swarthmore is off to a 4-6 start - 1-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference Southeast. That may not seem earth shattering. But last year, the Little Quakers were a dismal 5-20, "a tough year," Wimberly said. "This year, we're doing a little better.
September 21, 1987 |
This fall, two former Penncrest High School athletes could lead Swarthmore College to its best cross-country season yet. Wolfram Urbanek, a Swarthmore senior, and Peter Vishton, a freshman, ran together on Penncrest's cross- country team in 1984 and say the sport helped them win scholarships to Swarthmore. Both Urbanek, 22, and Vishton, 18, won four-year McCabe Achievement Awards. "I don't think I would have gotten the McCabe had I not run," Urbanek said. "They were looking for something other than academics.
November 20, 2015 |
I WAS 17 years ago this week that colleague Bill Fleischman wrote about a Swarthmore cross country runner named Jeff Doyon, who was hit by a deer while competing in the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional cross country championships. Doyan was knocked to the ground and his glasses were damaged, but he managed to finish the race, which was hosted by Allentown College. Incredibly, this past weekend, another Swarthmore runner - senior Jenna Cody - was also hit by a deer at the Mideast Regional hosted by Dickinson.