This past Friday, the La Salle Explorers opened their hockey season against Malvern Prep some 24 hours after the funeral for Blake Barklage, a senior at La Salle who passed away on the evening of October 30 following a sudden cardiac episode. Barklage was a student manager for the La Salle soccer team and was also a tennis player.
Danny Whittock is one of the captains of La Salle’s hockey. He is also part of the Class of 2022 and was a close friend of Blake Barklage.
Whittock was gracious to share with us about how the La Salle community came together in the wake of the tragedy. We spoke with him following Friday’s game.
Rick has worked in print and broadcast journalism for more than 35 years. He's covered golf in one medium or another for more than 30. He is the co-author of the book So You Want to Play Golf with PGA professional Kim Verrecchio and the host of the Women's Golf Report podcast.
Most recently, Rick served as an associate editor for The Mulligan Magazine. He also served as an associate editor for Philadelphia Golf Magazine and New Jersey State Golf from 2004-07.
Rick covered his first LPGA Tour event in 1986 and continues to cover women's golf for various media outlets. High on his bucket list is having the opportunity to one day play in an LPGA Tour pro am.
Rick is also a longtime correspondent for two suburban Philadelphia daily newspapers, the Intelligencer and the Bucks County Courier Times in Doylestown, PA. Over the course of his career he has coverzed a wide variety of sporting events.
He is also a veteran play by play and public address announcer, and handles the PA mic for the nationally ranked Delaware Valley University football program.
Rick is also a longtime contributor to Referee, a magazine devoted to sports officiating. He called his first baseball game at age 13 and continues to umpire softball and baseball today.
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