January 18, 1990 |
The Bishop Shanahan boys' basketball team knows that there is no such thing as an easy basketball game in the Southern Chester County League, and Tuesday's game with Unionville was a good example. It took three quarters, but the Eagles came out of their offensive funk and rallied to defeat the Indians, 48-42, to maintain possession of second place in the SCCL behind Oxford. The Eagles, who trailed for almost the entire game, outscored Unionville, 16-7, in the final quarter on some timely shooting by Doug Irwin and Tom Cogill.
September 17, 1990 |
At last summer's Keystone Games, Sarah Becker watched some of the better hitters from upstate spike the ball from the backcourt, 15 to 20 feet from the net. As Bishop Shanahan prepared for the current Southern Chester County League volleyball season, Becker lightheartedly suggested to coach Mary Ann Calhoun that she try some long-range hits for the Eagles. Calhoun agreed and on Thursday it paid off as Shanahan defeated host Kennett, 15-13, 8-15, 15-8, to go 4-0 in SCCL play. Kennett dropped to 2-1. In the course of the match, Becker spiked the ball from the backcourt 10 times.
February 26, 1990 |
Though Bishop Shanahan didn't expect to get to the top of the standings of the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League in its first season, the Eagles were at least hoping to have some impact on the league. It hasn't worked out that way. The woes of coach Dave Brown's team continued last week. The Eagles were shut out, 6-0, by Lower Merion on Monday and lost, 8-1, to West Chester Henderson on Thursday. The losses put Shanahan at 0-13-1 and pretty much sealed its position in the cellar.
January 7, 1991 |
Although Bishop Shanahan was on the short end of an 11-2 outcome against Archbishop Carroll on Friday at the Wintersports Arena, Eagles coach Dave Brown was hardly displeased. Brown, you see, wasn't exactly expecting an upset over the Patriots, who improved to 6-1-2 and remained first in the Inter-County League. He was, instead, just hoping for a sustained effort from his players. And that is what he got. "We got our clocks cleaned," said Brown, whose team quickly fell behind by 5 goals.
March 9, 1999 |
The Bishop Shanahan ice hockey team hasn't won the Inter-County Class A hockey title, but the Eagles still have a lot to celebrate. Regardless of the outcome of their game with Strath Haven at 8:45 p.m. tomorrow at Ice Line, the Eagles (13-5-0) have earned a berth in the Flyers Cup - the first in the program's 11-year history. The Eagles have done it in impressive fashion, outscoring their opponents by 14-5 last week to advance to the championship game. "We're definitely peaking at the right time," Shanahan coach Mark Gonsalves said.
October 2, 1989 |
The Bishop Shanahan Eagles remained in first place in the Southern Chester County League by winning their lone league match of the week, a 15-9, 15-12 victory over the visiting Octorara Braves on Friday. The victory boosted Shanahan to 7-0 in the SCCL. Octorara fell to 3-4. Also Friday, Unionville (7-1) stayed in second place with a 15-13, 15-8 triumph over West Chester East (1-6). East led most of the first game before giving up the final 2 points. "We're starting to jell," coach Bridget Fischbein said of her Vikings, who, despite the loss, played well against Unionville.
September 21, 1992 |
The Bishop Shanahan girls' soccer team had picked up a couple of easy wins, and both the players and coach Dave Moffett were aching for a challenge. They got one against Haverford High on Friday and the results were encouraging. The young Eagles tied the Fords, 1-1. Shanahan is off to a good start at 4-1-1. The Eagles topped Marple Newtown 4-1 last Monday and routed Lower Merion on Wednesday, 7-0. "We were prepared for a difficult challenge against Lower Merion," Moffett said.
January 7, 1993 |
The Bishop Shanahan Eagles unleashed their fullcourt-pressure, run-and-gun style of play on the Southern Chester County League on Tuesday night when they traveled to Oxford in the league opener for both teams. "I don't think they were ready for it," Shanahan coach Vic Bruno said. "They got tired in the second quarter. " The Eagles took advantage and gradually pulled away for a 92-59 win. Shanahan is averaging 84 points a game this season. "We've worked real hard on conditioning and are ready to run all game," Bruno said.
January 8, 1990 |
The Bishop Shanahan boys' basketball team began last week with an unimpressive 1-6 overall record and all of the Southern Chester County League games still ahead. But in their first seven games, the Eagles generally played bigger and faster teams, and that experience has finally paid off. The Eagles captured their first two SCCL games last week against Octorara, 50-49, (7-3 overall, 1-1 league) on Wednesday and Avon Grove, 68-56, (3-8, 1-1) on Friday. The victories have put Shanahan (3-6 overall, 2-0 league)
February 15, 1990 |
By the time the second half of Tuesday's West Chester Henderson-Bishop Shanahan basketball game began, the only unanswered question was whether every Henderson player would score. And when Jason Tourville sank a pair of free throws with 3 minutes, 35 seconds to play, that question became moot. If there was any question about Henderson's looking ahead to tonight's key game at West Chester East, it was quickly answered as the Warriors exploded for a 31-point second quarter and dominated the Eagles in the nonleague tune- up, 77-47.