November 7, 1998 |
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.
June 10, 1994 |
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.
May 30, 1988 |
After all the confusion, all the last-minute jockeying and re-jockeying for position, it's over. The race for the Ches-Mont League's second berth in the District I playoffs was decided in a manic Monday of double-headers. A few days later, the league's last two qualifiers for districts - Downingtown and West Chester Henderson - went down in the early rounds. Henderson captured the second playoff spot despite losing the final game of the regular season to host Coatesville, 5-2, on Monday.
August 2, 1990 |
The Downingtown Borough Council has decided not to allow the Water Authority to build a water filtration and treatment plant in Kerr Park, thus preserving nine acres in the park's pine barrens. "We have little enough open space as it is," Councilman Daniel Castaldi said. "If we start giving up a little here, a little there, pretty soon there won't be any. " Kerr Park's 43 acres make up 60 to 70 percent of the borough's parkland, and most council members said they thought preservation of the land was a priority.
October 7, 1991 |
The statistics are starting to mount. Downingtown outscored its three opponents last week by 17-0. In six Constitution League wins, the Whippets have racked up 39 goals, the opposition 0. Beth Hatt has scored 13 goals in league games and 22 overall. Jen Kohler has picked up 11 and 15. Goalie Kim Bishop has collected six straight shutouts in the league. What does it all mean? That Downingtown is on a serious roll. "We've had no letdowns," said coach Ed Stillman.
November 14, 1988 |
Downingtown field hockey coach Deb DeLellis felt the ugly chill of deja-vu rush over her Saturday at West Chester University. Her team, which had taken a 1-0 lead over Phoenixville in the quarterfinals of the PIAA state tournament, came out as flat in the second half as it did in the second half of the District 1 class AAA championship game against Upper Moreland Nov. 4. In both games, the Whippets jumped out to an early lead. And in both games, they let the other team force the play as the second half began.
November 21, 2000 |
At the start of the season, Downingtown girls' soccer coach Mary Schanne was adamant about one thing: The Whippets had the deepest bench in the league. Deep, certainly. But who knew how deadly? The Whippets rotated on the field and off the bench frequently, keeping players fresh, opponents exhausted, and the team primed for its first state championship. The effort earned them a 3-0 victory over Mount Lebanon on Saturday in the Class AAA battle. Through the District 1 playoffs, seven different players accounted for nine goals.
June 6, 1991 |
Unionville girls lacrosse coach Lee Krug had no idea when and where his team's season might come to a close, but he never figured it would be at Upper Merion tomorrow. That's where Krug's Indians will be playing Downingtown at 3:30 p.m. in their quest for a District 1 championship, the equivalent of a state title. "I would never have been bold enough at any time during this year as to say we would make it to the finals," said Krug, whose team finished second in the Del-Val League to Penn Wood, and is now 17-3.
November 13, 1990 |
Downingtown continued defense of its Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA state soccer title with a 3-1 quarterfinal win over Central Bucks East yesterday at Haverford High School. Downingtown will face Strath Haven, a 4-1 winner over Wilson West-Lawn, in a semifinal match tomorrow at a site and time to be determined. The Whippets (21-1-1) and the Patriots (19-5-2) battled through 58 minutes and 43 seconds of scoreless play before sophomore Jamie Wagner scored the first of his two goals.