Friday, October 21, 2011
A look at how local high school football fared.
As the season winds down, teams continue jostling around for playoff position—with others fighting to reach postseason play. Here's a look at this weekend's games in the Catholic, Public, Central and Inter-Ac Leagues. Germantown 24, Bartram 6 Delco Christian 27, New Hope-Solebury 17 Haverford 23, Marple Newtown 20 Strath Haven 48, Lower Merion 7 Ridley 49, Harriton 0 The Haverford School 55, Germantown Academy 0 Dobbins Tech 20, Roxborough 8 Haverford High School 23, Marple Newtown 20 Garnet Valley 42, Springfield 41 Upper Darby 39, Penncrest 14 Conestoga 39, Radnor 6 Chestnut Hill Academy 7, Episcopal Academy 0
Sunday, October 2, 2011
A look at some regional games from Saturday.
After a wet Friday night, local teams tried to grind it out in the sloppy fields Saturday afternoon—before the storms returned at night. Here's a rundown of this weekend's high school football action. Springfield 20, Conestoga 10 Plymouth Whitemarsh 31, Upper Moreland 0 Delco Christian 50, George School 21 Cardinal O’Hara 44, Penn Wood 0 Academy Park 38, Archbishop Carroll 14 George Washington 41, Germantown 34 Garnet Valley 76, Harriton 38 Haverford High School 27, Penncrest 7 Marple Newtown 49, Lower Merion 0 Ridley 48, Radnor 7
Saturday, October 1, 2011
A listing of Friday night scores.
Here's a look at action from Friday night: Garnett Valley 76, Harriton 38 Haverford High School 27, Penncrest 7 Marple Newtown 49, Lower Merion 0 Springfield 20, Conestoga 10 Ridley 48, Radnor 7
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Successful Ridley coach Keith Heinerichs is expected to be named as the Fords new coach.
There was great angst throughout Haverford Township when long-time Haverford High School basketball coach Terry McNichol did not have his contract renewed after last season. Now there is word that Keith Heinerichs, the highly successful Ridley coach who lives in the Haverford community, will be named to fill the position, according to a number of sources. What's more, Heinerichs could bring along John Rowe as an assistant coach. Rowe is the successful former Archbishop Carroll coach, and is also a Haverford resident and a close friend of Heinerichs’. According to a number of unnamed sources close to the situation, Heinerichs is nearly a shoe-in for the position. See the full story here in the Haverford-Havertown Patch.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Haverford High's varsity baseball team was dominant in the 14-2 win.
Tuesday's game between the varsity Harriton High School Rams and the Haverford Senior High School Fords ended after just four and a half innings. On the strength of an impressive offensive display, Haverford blasted the Rams for 14 runs, invoking the 10-run “mercy” rule. Haverford's lineup terrorized the Rams pitching, racking up 11 hits and working six walks. Showing patience and pop at the plate, the Fords didn't strike out once. Leadoff man Chris Pokorny paced the Haverford attack, going 3 for 4 and knocking in five runs. Starting pitcher John Esher-Hagel turned in a solid performance, scattering five hits while striking out four over four innings worth of work. Harriton struck first in the top half of the first inning, working in a run…
Saturday, April 23, 2011
This time it is girls’ ice hockey coach Kelly Winther, after Haverford's firings of the boys’ ice hockey, soccer and basketball coaches. All were subject to anonymous surveys. Says one student: "I don’t understand what is happening in this school."
A source close to the Haverford Ice Hockey Club contacted the Haverford-Havertown Patch to state that another coach has been fired and it may have been due to favoritism. This comes after a number of already high profile firings. The Haverford High School boys’ soccer coach Jorge Severini got the boot last winter, followed by the high school boys’ basketball coach Terry McNichol this spring, and then Haverford Ice Hockey Club boys’ coach Brian Cleary last Friday. Now Kelly Winther, head of the highly successful girls’ ice hockey club, is the latest coach to go down associated with Haverford High School. “We’re all wondering what is going on here,” said Brielle Jones, one of Winther's assistant coaches. Winther confirmed with Patch that …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Haverford's hockey coach was shown the door after negative anonymous surveys. The parents involved "are cowards," Brian Cleary said. "They hid behind a computer screen."
Earlier this week, it happened again. This time to the ice hockey coach. Long-time Haverford High School coaches seem to have a penchant lately of being dismissed over surveys and undisclosed reasons. The latest victim is Brian Cleary, who finished his ninth season of coaching the varsity for the Haverford Ice Hockey Club and is not having his contract renewed for next year after his first sub-.500 season, when the Fords closed out 2011 with a 7-10-3 finish. “This came completely out of the blue; the biggest problem I have with it is they used parent evaluations again,” Cleary said. In Cleary’s nine seasons, he guided the Fords to three-straight Class AA Flyers Cup championships, was a three-time state runner-up, and led the team to …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Some school districts use coach evaluations, but Lower Merion—like most—does not. "What happens when a kid does something wrong, gets benched and refuses accountability?" asks one observer.
It’s been a point of contention and serious dialogue in Havertown since the unforeseen firing of Haverford High School’s long-time basketball coach Terry McNichol two weeks ago. Now, after the dismissal of another Central League coach, it seems to have caught on like wildfire throughout locker rooms and playing fields throughout the area this spring—from athletes, teachers, school administrators and parents. At issue is the subject of anonymous coach surveys, which, among Central League schools, only Haverford and Penncrest distribute to their student athletes, and allow parents to access online. Though both schools implement the anonymous surveys, they haven't led to anything as drastic at Penncrest as they seem to have at Haverford. …