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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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January 28, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
A minor earthquake occurred near Downingtown on Sunday evening, possibly triggered by activity at a nearby quarry, Columbia University scientists said Monday. The magnitude of the quake was measured at 2.7 and there were no reports of damage or injury, according to Patty Mains, a spokeswoman for the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. The quake occurred at 6:25 p.m. with an epicenter in the north end of East Bradford Township - about a mile south of a quarry owned by Lehigh Hanson Inc. in East Caln Township.
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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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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)
NEWS
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.
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July 26, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, July 25, for Nicholas Monatesti, 75, formerly of Philadelphia, who died Friday, June 19, of a stroke at Flagstaff (Ariz.) Medical Center. Services are to begin at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 3205 Chesterfield Rd. Inurnment will be later. Mr. Monatesti lived in Downingtown from 1975 until 1983, moving to Lititz, Pa., and, later, Philadelphia. A little more than a year ago, he moved to Flagstaff, seeking good weather and mountain vistas, and to be closer to his son, Anthony "A.J.
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July 16, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Downingtown West guard Ryan Betley, who averaged 16.9 points per game and drilled 76 three-pointers last season, committed Tuesday to play at Penn. The 6-foot-5, 185-pounder, a first-team all-Ches-Mont League National Division selection last season as a junior, chose the Quakers over Brown, Holy Cross, and Lafayette. Elon, Lehigh, Quinnipiac, and Yale also expressed interest. Betley helped the Whippets go 24-6 overall, win the Ches-Mont League championship, and advance to the PIAA Class AAAA tournament last season.
SPORTS
July 15, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
A dozen days. That constituted an offseason for Zack Steffen this summer, home in Downingtown. That many days between returning from a successful stint as the starting American goalkeeper at the Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand and heading off to another continent, to his professional team in Germany. If a keeper from Chester County eventually represents the United States in a World Cup, remember the dues he is paying now. Steffen spent his winter and spring as the reserve goalkeeper on a German Bundesliga team's reserve squad.
SPORTS
July 5, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
On Saturday, before the cookouts and the sparklers and the fireworks, local runners will be lining up to sweat our way through a Fourth of July race. "It's sweaty. It's disgusting, but it's for a good cause," said Meghan Ziegler, who will be running the Good Neighbor Day race in Downingtown for the sixth time on Saturday this year. "I can literally walk to the starting point from my house. Fourth of July is the second most popular holiday for road racing, according to Running USA, behind only Thanksgiving.
SPORTS
June 28, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Downingtown East senior tight end Cary Angeline, a four-star prospect who was recruited by topflight programs across the country, committed Friday afternoon to play at southern Cal. He took an unofficial visit to the school in April. "I liked pretty much everything about it," the 17-year-old said. "I felt at home on campus, was real comfortable with the coaches and the players. And Los Angeles is a great city. " The 6-foot-7, 230-pounder, the eighth-ranked tight end in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com, chose the Trojans over Alabama, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among others.
NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A proposal to turn an abandoned parking lot in a small Chester County borough into a seven-story development is the latest in a string of residential-retail buildings popping up across the county. After decades of outward expansion in the suburbs, places such as Downingtown have recognized that "the last thing [left] to do would be to go up," said Steve Plaugher, manager of the Downingtown Main Street Association. The proposal is still in an early stage and has yet to be approved by the borough, but developer Andrew Hicks of Tripoint Properties said he would hope to make the building into a landmark.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Downingtown East's Michael Dickson was the lone local boy to advance to the semifinals Friday in the State Class AAA Singles Tournament at the Hershey Racquet Club. Dickson topped Joe DeMarco of Cathedral Prep, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, in the quarters. The sophomore will face Canon-McMillan's Chris Gladden on Saturday at 9 a.m. The championship is scheduled for 1 p.m. Abington's Dan Tornea, La Salle's Andrew Lutschaunig, and Lower Merion's Simon Vernier each won their first round match before falling in the quarterfinals.
SPORTS
May 4, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the third round of the NFL draft, with the No. 85 overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft, a graduate of Downingtown East. The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder, who played youth football for the Marsh Creek Eagles, caught 24 passes for 269 yards while helping the Scarlet Knights go 8-5 (3-5 in the Big Ten) last season. Kroft's best statistical season came in 2013, when he made 43 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Columnist
Tyler Kroft had a stellar season at tight end for Rutgers in 2013, starting in all 12 games and making 43 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns. His numbers dropped significantly last fall, largely due to the program's switch in offensive coordinators from Ron Prince to Ralph Friedgen. In Friedgen's more run-oriented scheme, he had 24 receptions for 269 yards. That didn't keep the Cincinnati Bengals from selecting the 2011 Downingtown East graduate in the third round of the NFL draft.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anna Steinmetz singled into the gap in left-center in the seventh inning Wednesday to give West Chester Rustin a 6-5 win over Downingtown East in a Ches-Mont National softball game. Steinmetz finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Central. Olivia Rigby had three hits, two runs, and four RBIs, and Carly Shenold had three hits, three runs, two RBIs, and a stolen base to propel Penncrest past host Harriton, 16-14. Lauren O'Brien and Taylor Eubanks both went 2 for 4 with two RBIs as visiting Ridley edged Upper Darby, 7-6. Pioneer.
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