October 4, 1993 |
Friday's 1-0 overtime loss to Downingtown was not one West Chester Henderson coach Peter Rohall or his girls' soccer players could accept easily. Rohall thought a late encroachment call in the game, which led to the Whippets' eventually scoring the winning goal with five seconds left in overtime, was ill-timed and simply wrong. Yet, the contest was another example of how far the Henderson program has come in the last two seasons. The Warriors can now realistically imagine one day beating Downingtown, the Constitution League's reigning champion.
February 13, 1989 |
With the end of the ice hockey season approaching and races beginning for a berth in the Flyers Cup Championship, Downingtown is setting its sights on defending its President's Cup title of the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League from last season. Hockey Central, the governing body for the area's high school leagues, recently released its format for this year's Flyers Cup Championship, which determines the top high school team in the Philadelphia area. The tournament is scheduled to begin March 21 and conclude with the championship game April 6. It will feature the league champions from the Inter-County League, the Eastern High School Hockey League, the Northern Scholastic Hockey League, the Lower Bucks County Scholastic Hockey League and the Suburban High School Hockey League.
October 28, 1991 |
The longer Thursday's District 1 Class AAA boys' soccer match between Downingtown and Radnor remained scoreless, the stronger the confidence level of the underdog Raiders grew. But so also did the confidence of Downingtown coach Bob Sterner. "I thought the longer it went on, the more it was to our advantage, because we can run, run, run," said Sterner, whose team entered the second- round game at 15-3-3 overall. "Always, the longer you play us, the tougher we get. " Unfortunately for Sterner, time eventually ran out on his Whippets.
January 23, 1989 |
Downingtown basketball coach John Walker is the first to acknowledge his team's shortcomings. "We don't have a lot of depth or height or amazing speed, and we don't have any incredible athletes," Walker said. But Walker is also quick to point out his team's biggest strength, an elusive ingredient he calls "chemistry. " That chemistry, combined with tight defense, good shooting and crisp ball movement, carried the Whippets to a 64-63 victory over West Chester East in a key Ches-Mont League matchup Tuesday night.
November 25, 1994 |
The Downingtown Whippets are bruised and battered but ready to go. At 7 tonight, in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAAA football state playoffs, the Whippets (11-0) will play District 11 champion Bethlehem Liberty (8-4) at Coatesville High. The winner will meet District 3 champion Cumberland Valley or District 2 champion Williamsport in the semifinals. The finals are scheduled for Dec. 10 in Altoona, Pa. Two equaled four in the Whippets' emotional 14-7 win over Central Bucks West last Friday for the District 1 title.
August 14, 1998 |
Jose Gonzalez has a Hispanic surname, but a witness said his African-American features made him stick out among the lighter-skinned Hispanics who attacked and shot a friend for giving them a look on March 22. And that, said the witness, is why he remembered him. Yesterday, Gonzalez, 26, of Lippincott Street near Mascher, was held by Municipal Judge Eric Lilian for trial in the murder of Elliott Morris, 20, in North Philadelphia after Abraham...
October 17, 1990 |
Gene Fieger of Downingtown Country Club birdied six holes in winning individual pro honors with a 5-under-par 32-34-66 in the Jay Z. Levin Memorial Pro-Amateur golf tournament of the Philadelphia PGA yesterday at the Radnor Valley Country Club. Fieger, who won $1,100 of the $4,625 purse, chipped to two feet from the first cup in getting a birdie 4; sank putts of 15 and six feet to birdie the sixth and ninth holes after 9-irons to the greens; hit a sand wedge two feet from the 10th cup to set up a birdie 3; chipped into the 12th cup for a birdie 4, and recovered from a bunker for a birdie 4 on the 16th.
May 16, 1988 |
Downingtown came close to being eliminated from contention for the Ches- Mont crown Saturday, but took advantage of Great Valley mistakes to score 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 7-6 win. Downingtown is now 8-2 in the league and meets Boyertown, the league leader at 9-1, on Wednesday. The Whippets play at West Chester Henderson this afternoon. "At least our destiny is in our own hands," said Whippets coach Mike Morgan. "We don't have to worry about anybody else winning to help us. " Should Downingtown win both games, and Boyertown beat Owen J. Roberts this afternoon, it would force a playoff for the league title.
May 16, 1994 |
Finally, Coatesville will finish its softball season with a meaningful game against archrival Downingtown. "Every year our last Ches-Mont game is against Downingtown," Red Raiders' coach Bill Mendenhall said. "It's always a big game for us because it's Downingtown, but this is the first time for the seniors that it will really be for something. " The league title is on the line in the game tomorrow. Both teams are 7-1, and they split their two games this season. It's winner take all at 7 p.m. at Caln Park, and the Raiders would like to win their first title since 1985 and end the Whippets' three-year run at the top of the league.