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September 1, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doug Costin grabbed the tail of the Germantown Academy quarterback's jersey, spun him, and drove him to the turf. Bishop Shanahan's star defensive lineman flexed his arms and stomped his feet as the clock expired on the visiting Eagles' 14-6, season-opening win. Costin seemed to be involved in every play Saturday afternoon, making it fitting that his sack came on the final one of the nonleague game. "It felt great getting that tackle," he said. "I've always dreamed about it. But I can't think of it as myself.
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September 18, 1989 | By Ray Doyle, Special to The Inquirer
Bishop Shanahan is off to its best volleyball start ever. On Friday, the Eagles defeated the visiting Kennett Blue Demons to go 4-0 in Southern Chester County League play and remain tied with Unionville for the league lead. Kennett dropped to 2-2. The Eagles capitalized on eight service errors by Kennett to easily take the first game, 15-5. In the second game, Kennett steadied on the service line and came back to take a 15-12 win over the Eagles. In the deciding game, Shanahan started tentatively and fell behind by 6-1. Gradually, with the Eagles' Sarah Becker making several key kills at the net, Shanahan battled back.
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October 4, 1990 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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May 24, 1993 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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September 30, 1991 | By David T. Shaw, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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January 25, 1993 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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November 1, 1990 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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May 10, 2001 | By Brian Miller INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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)
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October 9, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 12, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Kelly Basile hit a free throw with six seconds left to extend Bishop Shanahan's lead to three and the Eagles held on to top Downingtown East, 42-39, on Wednesday night at West Chester East to capture their second-straight Ches-Mont League girls' basketball title. Basile finished with six points, shooting 3 of 6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter. Ciara Forde scored a team-high 15 points and Devon Adams added 12 points. Inter-Ac. Erin Lindahl scored 14 points to lead Germantown Academy to a second consecutive Inter-Ac title as the visitors defeated Notre Dame, 43-26.
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December 23, 2015
Records through Monday. 1. Neumann-Goretti (1) 5-0 2. Cardinal O'Hara (2) 4-0 3. Archbishop Wood (3) 3-2 4. Germantown Academy (8) 8-0 5. Mount St. Joseph (5) 8-0 6. Gwynedd Mercy (4) 4-1 7. Perkiomen Valley (6) 6-0 8. North Penn (7) 6-2 9. C.B. South (9) 5-1 10. Bishop Shanahan (10) 6-0 Also considered (listed alphabetically): Abington (3-3), Acad. Notre Dame (5-1), Boyertown (4-3), C.B. East (5-1), Imhotep (6-0), Upper Dublin (4-2)
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December 19, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"I'm OK," Ciara Forde said to her coach, Fran Burbidge, with just 2 minutes, 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. She nodded along in a reassuring manner as she said it, giving no indication that she would be anything but fine out on the basketball court. It was good news for the Bishop Shanahan senior, who had subbed out of the game with more than five minutes left against rival Downingtown East, suffering from leg cramps. Her return was even better news for the Eagles. Forde's 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 steals carried Bishop Shanahan to a 46-42 overtime win over the visiting Cougars in a dramatic Ches-Mont League game that saw Forde trade jabs with East's Paige Warfel.
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November 5, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bishop Shanahan came a long way Tuesday to claim a spot in the District 1 Class AA soccer final. And not just because the Eagles had to drive all the way up to Souderton. Jack Ziegler scored in the first half and third-seeded Shanhan held on for a 1-0 semifinal win over No. 2 Lower Moreland. It completed a massive turnaround for the Eagles, who won just one game in 2013. The Eagles will face Pottsgrove in the final, Thursday night at 7. They'll travel even farther this time, to Council Rock North.
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September 21, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jake McCain was slowed in the early going of the nonleague contest Saturday afternoon against Bishop Shanahan with a slight case of dehydration. "The heat got to me a little bit and then I drank too much water on the sideline," the senior running back and middle linebacker said. Thankfully for Penn Charter, McCain was his usual bullish self down the stretch. He helped the injury- and illness-depleted Quakers put together a 19-play, 88-yard drive over the final 11 minutes of the game to run down the clock and turn back the Eagles, 19-12, in their first game at the school's new turf field.
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August 19, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The principal of Bishop Shanahan High School, Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, has been named superintendent of secondary schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In Monday's announcement, the archdiocese's Office of Catholic Education and the Faith in the Future Foundation, which manages the 17 archdiocesan high schools, said her appointment will take effect Oct. 1. Sister Maureen, who led the Downingtown school for 14 ears, will be the permanent successor of Carol Cary, who left in June to become superintendent of the Marple Newtown School District in Delaware County.
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May 29, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hand-eye coordination, lightning-fast reflexes, and knowledge of angles certainly help, but the key to making saves for St. Joseph's Prep goaltender Mike Marchese comes down to something else entirely. "Having a couple screws loose in the head," Marchese said after his six fourth-quarter saves helped the Hawks beat Bishop Shanahan, 9-7, in the first round of the PIAA lacrosse playoffs Wednesday night at Plymouth Whitemarsh. The Prep, which last made the PIAA playoffs in 2011, will play Manheim Township on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
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May 18, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Radnor boys' lacrosse team took the field Saturday at Harriton the Raiders didn't look to get redemption. They looked toward taking the next step. In their PIAA District 1 quarterfinal match against No. 3 Bishop Shanahan , the sixth-seeded Raiders did just that, advancing with a 9-4 win and earning a spot in the state playoffs. Last season, the story was different, as the Eagles knocked off Radnor, 10-8, in double-overtime of the quarterfinals. "We really didn't talk much about last year," Radnor coach John Begier said.
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May 11, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was a time when Alyssa Manley may have tentatively approached a loose ball, because she might have made a mistake after scooping it in her stick. The sophomore attacker might be a bonafide offensive weapon for Bishop Shanahan now, but freshman fears held her back at times last season. "Playing against people that are older than you is intimidating," Manley said. "But you just have to get it in your head that they're no better than you. We're all literally playing against people our own age. You just have to get that in your head, and once I did, I just stepped up. I think that's what was making me nervous and intimidating me. " However, not even the final seconds of a rain-soaked, cuticle-chewer against visiting Strath Haven could scare her. The sophomore gave Shanahan a 10-9 nonleague victory Saturday afternoon with a dramatic, game-winning goal with just 11.8 seconds left in regulation.
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January 10, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Whenever Devon Adams steps onto the basketball court, she thinks she should dominate. It is that simple. At 6-foot-3, the freshman center for Bishop Shanahan is not being cocky. It is just what she expects from herself. "I just really feel like every time I go out there I have to dominate," Adams said after Shanahan's 42-34 win at Downingtown West. "It doesn't matter how old I am. " In just her 11th varsity basketball game, Adams is a matchup problem for virtually any team.
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