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August 29, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The President of Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Delaware County has resigned, according to school officials. Ret. Colonel David R. Gray had previously announced he would retire in June 2013. According to a press release, Gray and the board of trustees "mutually agreed that a more immediate timetable is in the best interest of the institution. " Gray sighted "personal reasons" for deciding to move on from his job. The private, co-ed, boarding and day school in Radnor Township was founded in 1928.
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April 11, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Valley Forge Military Academy and College announced today that a woman with extensive experience at area universities and educational programs will become the next president of the private military academy and college June 1. Stacey R. Sauchuk, 53, will become the first female civilian head of any private military academy and college in the country, Valley Forge said. She also will be the Wayne institution's third full-time president in five years. "This is a very special place, and I'm excited to come in and take something like this to the next level," Sauchuk said in a phone interview from the Valley Forge campus this afternoon.
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January 21, 2004 | By Tina Moore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Valley Forge Military Academy cadet has been charged with indecently assaulting three classmates at the all-male prep school in Wayne. The 17-year-old's alleged victims also were juveniles, Deputy Police Superintendent John Rutty of the Radnor Police Department said yesterday. He declined to release their ages. Authorities said a cadet told staff at the academy on Saturday morning that he had been harassed and sexually assaulted by another boy. Staff members called the victim's family and reported the alleged assault to police, authorities said.
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January 30, 2004 | By Tina Moore INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Students at Valley Forge Military Academy have been encouraged to talk openly about sexual assault after a cadet admitted to assault charges this week, academy officials said yesterday. Mostly, though, the students are talking about the academy's reputation, First Capt. Regimental Commander Patrick Corcoran, 20, said. "One of the top things that comes up is that this cadet tarnished our name," said Corcoran, of Keedysville, Md. "The cadets feel a little hurt that one person would try to ruin the image with his actions.
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May 17, 1996 | By Kyle York Spencer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 16-year-old former Valley Forge Military Academy cadet yesterday admitted that he had indecently assaulted a lower classman at the school. Administrators of the school have said the incident was one of consensual sex. The admission in a Delaware County juvenile courtroom came as part of a negotiated plea in which the District Attorney's Office dropped a more serious charge of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Attorneys for both former cadets and officials of the Radnor school said they were pleased with the outcome, which will protect the privacy of those involved.
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March 23, 2001 | By Kayce T. Ataiyero INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The township and Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College have reached a settlement that will allow the school to demolish Sullivan Hall. As part of the agreement, reached March 13, the military academy withdrew its application to build an assisted-living facility on the site. It also withdrew two zoning appeals filed last year that challenged the township's denial of a demolition permit to tear down the 100-year-old building, according to Buck Riley, the military academy's attorney.
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April 24, 1995 | By Jeff Gammage, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Amid bouncing martial music, high-stepping horses and snapping, red, white and blue flags, the young troops of Valley Forge honored an old war correspondent yesterday. Walter Cronkite, who reported from the Normandy beaches early in his career and from the anchor's chair of CBS News later on, was presented the Bob Hope Five-Star Award during ceremonies at Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne. The award is given for distinguished service to America. Cronkite, 79, told the crowd of 2,300 that he was thrilled to accept the gold medal, which in the past has gone to Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Walter Annenberg, Ronald Reagan, and Sens.
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April 23, 1999 | By Blair Clarkson, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF This article includes information from the Associated Press
The FBI has charged a former employee of Valley Forge Military Academy and College with soliciting sex from a minor over the Internet. Computer analyst James P. Hopkinson Jr., 49, who had lived and worked at the academy for 25 years until he resigned last Friday, traveled to New Jersey on Wednesday after arranging to meet with an undercover agent posing in an Internet chat room as a 14-year-old boy, according to a criminal complaint filed by...
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April 7, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Girls' lacrosse standout Caroline Allen found the back of the net twice in host Notre Dame's 11-9 victory over Germantown Academy on Tuesday and reached a personal milestone in the process. Allen's two goals made the difference in the Inter-Ac win and also gave her 100 career goals. She also added an assist. Kelly Coyle led the Irish with four goals and Mackenzie Irvine scored three. In other Inter-Ac action: Hannah Fox scored four goals and visiting Penn Charter defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 12-8.
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January 30, 2016
Boys' Basketball BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Calvary Christian 55, Jenkintown 40 Phil-Mont Christian 56, Faith Christian 52 (OT) Lower Moreland 60, Holy Ghost Prep 52 New Hope-Solebury 45, Valley Forge Military Academy 38 Devon Prep 53, MaST Charter 48 CATHOLIC LEAGUE Lansdale Catholic 51, Bonner-Prendergast 50 Neumann-Goretti 86, West Catholic 42 Archbishop Carroll 49, Conwell-Egan 44 Archbishop Wood 73, La Salle 63 ...
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October 25, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jenkintown's Frank Sobolewski sealed a 14-7 Bicentennial League win at Calvary Christian Friday afternoon with an interception at his team's 17-yard line with two minutes remaining in regulation. In the third, Andres Madden connected with Justin Nusbaum on a 40-yard pass for the go-ahead score. The senior quarterback completed 6 of 12 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Nusbaum also had two interceptions. BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Lower Moreland 20, Valley Forge Military Academy 14: Trailing 14-0 in the second quarter, Mike Parisse threw a pair of touchdowns to tie it for visiting Lower Moreland.
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May 3, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brian Close's game-winning run Friday might go down as a walk-off, but run might have been more fitting. Abington's Close led off the eighth with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice and third on a wild pitch, then beat a throw home on Nick Torba's squeeze to clinch a 3-2 win over Council Rock North in a Suburban One National matchup. Cole Henrie took a no decision in his first career start despite a strong outing. He gave up two runs on two hits and a walk. CHES-MONT AMERICAN Oxford 4, Unionville 3: Hunter Hall and Andrew Culp delivered back-to-back singles in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and then win it for host Oxford.
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April 27, 2015 | By Tyler Harper, Inquirer Staff Writer
Grady Paine's triple in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be huge Saturday. His extra-base hit drove in the go-ahead run, and Hill School defeated visiting Lawrenceville, 4-2, in a nonleague baseball game. Jack Hogan, who started on the mound for the Blues, kept Lawrenceville hitless through the first five innings and struck out eight. In other nonleague action: James McConnon knocked in two runs to help Haverford School defeat visiting Marple Newtown, 5-4. Kevin McGowan had three hits.
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April 24, 2015 | By Mark Macyk and Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writers
Ethan Pritchett struck out eight in a six-inning no-hitter Wednesday as Neumann-Goretti blanked visiting Conwell-Egan, 10-0, in a Catholic League baseball game. Matt McKeown went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and collected his 100th hit. Lou Testa went 2 for 2 with a home run and two RBIs. Public A. Steve Callahan struck out 11 in a five-hitter as visiting Franklin Towne Charter downed GAMP, 4-0. Jack Cohen-Mungan went 2 for 2 with two RBIs to lead Central to a 6-3 victory at Esperanza.
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April 22, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Carpenter Bowen Sr., 87, of Huntingdon Valley, a retired chemical engineer, died Tuesday, April 14, in the medical center at Rydal Park, a senior community, of complications from an earlier surgery. Born in Bristol, he was the son of Charles and Beatrice Bowen. The family moved to Moorestown, where Mr. Bowen became active in the Boy Scouts. He achieved the rank of Life Scout and was elected to the Order of the Arrow Brotherhood by members of his troop, his family said in a statement.
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April 19, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Brady didn't have to do much to get Avon Grove a win Friday afternoon. Really, all he had to do was watch. Brady worked a bases-loaded, walk-off walk to help Avon Grove earn a 3-2 nonleague baseball win over visiting Octorara. After Dan Hazewski struck out the final two batters of the top of the seventh to strand two runners, Luke Ferkler led off the bottom half of the frame with a base hit. Ferkler made it to third after a walk, a sacrifice, and an intentional walk before he scored on Brady's free pass.
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March 19, 2015 | By Mark Macyk and Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writers
The ending the first time Archbishop Carroll played Neumann-Goretti this season was so dramatic it demanded a sequel. Part 2 comes to Hershey on Friday night. Derrick Jones (22 points, 16 rebounds) helped get Carroll there Tuesday with a 59-32 win over Erie Cathedral Prep in a PIAA Class AAA semifinal at Bald Eagle Area. The Patriots will face Neumann-Goretti, which beat them on a last-second three-pointer in the regular season, in the final Friday at 8 p.m. at the Giant Center.
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