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March 28, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / STACEY P. MORGAN
The Crawford Fitness Center in Downingtown was the scene last month of a weightlifting demonstration by Ted Arcidi, the self-proclaimed "world's strongest man. " Arcidi holds the professional bench-press record of 705 pounds.
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September 30, 1991 | By Gene Morris, Special to The Inquirer
It is one week into the Constitution League season and already several things are clear: Defending champion Downingtown is playing superb soccer. West Chester East and Bishop Shanahan are a notch below, but capable of throwing a scare into the Whippets. West Chester Henderson has a way to go before the program is competitive in the league. WHIPPETS ON A ROLL Downingtown shut out all three of its opponents last week. The Whippets beat Harriton, 7-0, on Monday; East, 4-0, on Wednesday, and Henderson, 11-0, on Friday.
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January 25, 1988 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
Joan Davis didn't know what to expect when she took the job of girls' swimming coach at Downingtown one week before the season started. Davis, 22, had never coached swimming before. She was still a student at West Chester University and said in late November that she hoped the team would be "respectable. " The team has been respectable. Very respectable. In fact, it's in first place in the Tri-County League after trouncing rival Coatesville (2-1, 5-4) on Thursday, 126-45. Downingtown dominated the Red Raiders, taking first and second place in every event except for the medley relay and diving, in which Coatesville captured second places.
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January 10, 2002 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Because of illness, Downingtown freshman heavyweight Will Thompson had a late start to the wrestling season. But yesterday, competing in his second varsity bout, Thompson used his 274 pounds to record a second-period pin in the Whippets' nonleague match against Malvern Prep. Thompson's pin against Matt Intoccia capped an easy 55-13 win for the Whippets, who are the No. 4 team in The Inquirer's suburban rankings. "I'm feeling pretty good," said Thompson, who described his illness as something "like mono.
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September 12, 1998 | By Mike Gibson, FOR THE INQUIRER
Downingtown has always proved to be a particularly troubling opening-day football foe for Archbishop Ryan. Now that the game is the second of the season for both teams, trouble just gets postponed by a week. The Whippets (2-0), coming off a win over Harrisburg, scored the game's first 17 points and held on for a 24-14 victory over the host Raiders (1-1) last night. The game is intriguing every year because it pits perennial suburban and Catholic League powerhouses. "Archbishop Ryan took us out of some things, but we did some real nice things," Downingtown coach Jack Helm said.
SPORTS
June 3, 1992 | By Don Beideman, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Downingtown rode a five-goal outburst that began right after halftime to a 12-7 victory over Marple Newtown yesterday in a semifinal match of the PIAA District 1 girls' lacrosse playoffs. That victory, coupled with Unionville's win over Ridley in the other semifinal match at Perkiomen Valley, sets up a 3:30 p.m. final tomorrow at Upper Merion between the only two unbeaten teams in District 1. The all-Chester County League final will actually be a rematch between top- seeded Unionville (20-0-1)
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November 7, 1988 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
The Dowingtown Whippets accomplished everything they set out to do against Conestoga but still lost, 2-1, last Monday. The loss, coming in the quarterfinal round of the PIAA District 1 soccer championship, knocked the Whippets out of the tournament. Downingtown, which won the Ches-Mont championship this season, ended the year at 16-3-2. The Central League's Conestoga, 15-1-1, advanced to the semifinal round against defending state champion Lower Merion. "Going in we thought we matched up well against them," Downingtown coach Paul Hurly said.
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May 10, 1987 | By Tanya Barrientos, Inquirer Staff Writer
Downingtown school district officials have selected Ronald W. Gray of Bellefonte, Pa., to become the new superintendent of Downingtown schools. Gray, who currently heads the Bellefonte Area School District, near State College, will replace Superintendent Walter Hessinger, who has headed the Downingtown school district for three years. Hessinger, 63, plans to retire in June. "We were looking for a good mesh between the board and the superintendent and we felt that was there with Dr. Gray," said James Watson, vice president of the school board.
SPORTS
November 7, 1998 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bobby Nye used his head, both on offense and defense, to send Downingtown to the District 1 Class AAA boys' soccer championship last night. Nye's header off a Dam Massimini corner kick with 12 minutes left in the first half stood as the game-winner. And his head clears from the sweeperback position again and again helped the Whippets preserve their hard-fought 1-0 victory over Strath Haven. It was Downingtown's first district title since 1994. Strath Haven had won the last two district crowns.
SPORTS
June 10, 1994 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two Downingtown High School graduates, assistant coaches for the last several years, have been elevated to head coach in their sports at the Ches- Mont League school. Ken Sigle will succeed John Walker, who announced his retirement as boys' basketball coach two months ago, and Glen Koser will take over for Charlie Selcher in wrestling. Selcher resigned for personal reasons after this year's state tournament. Both hirings were announced Wednesday night. Sigle, a health and physical education teacher at the school, was an assistant to Walker the last nine years.
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February 1, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Pennsbury's Addison Howard hit a step-back jumper at the end of the fourth quarter to send the Falcons' boys' basketball game with Downingtown East into overtime. From there, Howard hit two free throws in the extra period to help the hosts to a 60-57 nonleague victory Saturday. Howard finished with 20 points and Mark Flagg scored 19. In other nonleague play: Khalil White scored 15 points, and Justin Sutton and Amir Lewis each scored 14 points to help visiting Cheltenham edge Abington, 77-73.
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January 26, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITER
The roof of a Downingtown church caved in Saturday under the weight of two feet of snow, leaving the pastor to live-stream Sunday's services from his living room and leaving a congregation of 1,600 without a place to worship. Pastor Lee Wiggins of Calvary Fellowship said an alarm alerted a security company that sprinkers had gone off Saturday night. Wiggins drove through the blizzard to find the source of the alarm and walked into the 1,100-seat auditorium to find the roof collapsed.
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January 22, 2016 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Since it was established in 2003, Downingtown West has been best known in athletics for its football program. The boys' basketball team was like an unwanted stepchild most years. That changed last season when the Whippets went 24-6, won the Ches-Mont League title, and qualified for the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament. "More people started to get excited about basketball, and that was great to see," senior wing guard Ryan Betley said. Betley and company are enjoying another win-filled season.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
December 19, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Staff Writer
Ryan Betley is headed to the Ivy League next year, so he likely had no trouble doing the math to figure out why Downingtown West called a timeout. Betley had 997 career points when he pulled up for a three-pointer late in the first quarter of the Whippets' 66-51 victory Thursday night at West Chester East. The made shot completed an 11-point first quarter and gave him an even 1,000 for his career. The Penn recruit went on to score a game-high 21 points in the Ches-Mont League contest.
SPORTS
November 22, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
A healthy Nyfease West, a determined Ricky Johns, and a solid defensive effort, particularly in the first half, paved the way for a huge North Penn payback victory. With West and Johns combining for 418 yards of offense and a swarming defense forcing three turnovers, the visiting Knights topped Downingtown East, 27-14, in a District 1 Class AAAA playoff quarterfinal Friday night. North Penn, the No. 9 seed, turned the tables on the top-seeded and previously undefeated Cougars after being dealt a 28-24 nonleague defeat in Week 3 at Kottmeyer Stadium.
SPORTS
November 14, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
History says it can - and does - happen. Since the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA football playoff tournament was expanded from eight to 16 teams in 2006, a No. 16 seed has stunned a No. 1 seed in the first round three times. No. 16 Plymouth Whitemarsh (8-2) hopes to become the latest team to accomplish the improbable when it visits No. 1 Downingtown East (10-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at Kottmeyer Stadium. Before the season, offensive lineman Dom Procaccino said, the Colonials adopted the motto that Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks popularized in their march to winning Super Bowl XLVIII: "Why not us?"
SPORTS
November 8, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stakes were extremely high, an estimated 8,000-plus fans were on hand, and crosstown rivals and fellow unbeatens Downingtown East and Downingtown West made sure the Ches-Mont League showdown lived up to all the hype. The back-and-forth clash was not decided until East lineman Shane Hogarth pressured West quarterback Thomas Mattioni into an incomplete pass with time running out Friday night at sold-out Kottmeyer Stadium. The Cougars held on for a 21-14 victory, finished the regular season with a 10-0 mark, claimed their first National Division title since 2012, and secured the top seed in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs.
SPORTS
November 6, 2015 | By Adam Hermann, Inquirer Staff Writer
If ever there existed a more tenuous lead in sports than a one-goal advantage at halftime, give Downingtown East's field hockey team a ring. They sure would like to know. Midway through the Cougars' 3-0 victory at Central Bucks West in the District 1 Class AAA semifinals Wednesday at Haverford High, they held that unnerving, good-not-great advantage. On top of the uncomfortable one-goal lead, Bullock and Downingtown East (20-1) knew what it was facing in Central Bucks West (20-1)
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