April 27, 1987 |
Bishop Shanahan came alive in Southern Chester County League softball play this week. After losing three nonleague games and two league contests, the Eagles bounced back with a pair of SCCL wins and battled West Chester Henderson to a 6-6 deadlock Friday in a game shortened to six innings by rain. Unionville stayed atop the SCCL standings with a win over Avon Grove Tuesday. Avon Grove also lost a league game Thursday. The Indians are 5-0 in league play. Octorara won a pair of league games to remain in second place with a record of 4-1. Kennett lost its lone league game of the week.
October 4, 1990 |
Last year, the Bishop Shanahan soccer team did not win a single game. None. Zero. Zip. It had a few ties, and even broke into the W column once - but that was by forfeit. What a difference a little experience can make. This year, the Eagles have essentially the same personnel as last year's squad, but they have become the most improved team in the area. After Monday's 1-1 tie with Kennett (4-1-2), the Eagles were holding fourth place in the Southern Chester County League with a 4-3-1 record.
May 24, 1993 |
Today's baseball game at Hoopes Park between Kennett and host Bishop Shanahan really doesn't mean anything in the Southern Chester County League. Shanahan wrapped up the title the week before with a win at Oxford, and at 9-2 in the circuit, the Eagles have an insurmountable two-game lead over second-place Unionville (7-5). Even with a win, Kennett (6-5) can only tie the Indians for second place. Both Shanahan and Kennett are in the PIAA District 1 Class AA playoffs. Shanahan, the defending champion, is the top seed with an 11-7 overall record.
September 30, 1991 |
There was a point last week when Bishop Shanahan's field hockey team appeared to hit rock bottom, with little light in sight for the rest of the season. Going into last week, Shanahan was a team without a win at 0-8. In a game the previous week, the Eagles had lost key striker Moiya Thompson, who went down with strained knee ligaments. Five minutes into their match with Coatesville on Tuesday, the Eagles reached a new nadir when starting forward Maureen Dalton sprained her ankle and appeared lost for the season.
May 10, 2001 |
It is a rite of spring as predictable as April showers. The Bishop Shanahan baseball team, under coach George Hadfield, starts out slowly, then begins to roar as the weather warms up. It has happened again this season. The Eagles started 1-7 and lost two of their first three Southern Chester County League games. They seemed buried. Since then, Shanahan has won nine straight games. The Eagles posted their biggest win of the season on Monday, knocking off league-leading Avon Grove, 2-1. Shanahan (10-7 overall, 10-2 league)
January 25, 1993 |
Bishop Shanahan's first-year swimming coach, Troy Bowers, believed that his boys' team had a good shot at finishing around the .500 level when the season began. But when the Eagles, who were winless last season, lost their first three matches, he was concerned that his swimmers might become discouraged. He needn't have worried. The Eagles split a pair of Tri-County League meets last week, bowing Tuesday to West Chester East, 112-69, but rebounding Friday to score a 92-83 win over Harriton.
November 1, 1990 |
The first chapter of the Bishop Shanahan boys cross-country team's success story this season was written two years ago at the Southern Chester County League championship meet. Garnet Valley went into the meet undefeated in league competition and the overwhelming favorite to clinch the league title with another victory, which it eventually got. Shanahan went in as almost an afterthought with a .500 record. But the Eagles shocked everyone - including themselves - and finished second, just two points behind Garnet Valley.
October 9, 2011 |
While the idea of playing football had crossed Chris Panichelli's mind before, the lacrosse standout did not embrace it until watching Bishop Shanahan play West Chester Henderson, his old school, on Oct. 1. "While I was sitting and watching the game with friends, I thought to myself, 'I have four more years to play lacrosse, but this could be my last chance to play football,' " he said. A few days later, Panichelli approached Shanahan coach Paul Meyers during lunch period about joining the squad.
May 21, 1999 |
It was a typical season for Bishop Shanahan. The Eagles started out slowly, opening the season with two losses in their first three Southern Chester County League games. But after knocking off Devon Prep 12-0 on Tuesday, Shanahan finished at 11-3 in the circuit, which guaranteed the Eagles at least a piece of their sixth SCCL crown since 1989. Avon Grove (10-3) could have earned a tie with a win over Garnet Valley yesterday. "We're playing real well right now," Eagles coach George Hadfield said.