February 3, 1986 |
Swarthmore Academy showed up at Woodlynde School for its Tri-County League game with its shooting touch radar-sharp. The Knights singed the nets for a 92-percent average from the field and came away with a 53-40 win over the host Warriors Wednesday. Swarthmore was led by Jim Roberts, who was 11-of-12 from the floor, and Rick Rowland, who was a perfect 6-of-6. As a team, the Knights were a blistering 24-for-26. "We shot 50 percent, and they shot 90 percent and beat us by 13 points," Woodlynde coach Dave Shank said.
September 9, 1993 |
There was nothing wrong with the Bristol offense last season. It moved the ball well - in fact, well enough to win more than the two games the Warriors actually won. But there was this small problem with holding on to the ball. In one game the Warriors had eight fumbles, and, overall, the average for the year was nearly four a game. "We just turned the ball over too many times last year," said coach George Gatto. "We moved the ball, but when you look over the films, you would see (that)
May 31, 1993 |
After West Chester Henderson swamped cross-town rival West Chester East, 12-5, in Friday night's state boys' lacrosse semifinal, the Warriors swarmed both ends of the field in jubilation. At one end, the defense piled on goalie Rob Johnson, whose eight saves helped keep East's potent offense at bay and whose thrilling, daredevil stickwork on clears brought cheers from the crowd. At the other end, the attack and midfielders traded high fives and basked in the delight of dominating the Vikings' defense with tic-tac-toe passes, flawless fast breaks and picture-perfect goals.
September 12, 1989 |
Big plays. Archbishop Carroll made them. West Chester Henderson did not. That was the difference in Carroll's 7-0 victory over Henderson on the hot, muggy West Chester on Saturday in the season-opener for both teams. It was a grind-it-out game that featured only one completed pass (five yards from Henderson's Jason Cava to Stephen Pierce) and few big offensive plays. Many of the big plays for Carroll came on defense. The Patriots took the ball away from Henderson four times, three times on interceptions and once on a fumble.
February 11, 1991 |
The Bristol Warriors didn't have their head coach, Tom Kaczor. They also didn't have their starting center, Mike Spingler. And they didn't have their scoreboard, the Fairplay 6300. But they did have stamina, and that was what they needed most to beat Jenkintown at home Friday night, 67-47. Kaczor was in the hospital, recovering from hand surgery. Spingler was serving a league-imposed one-game suspension. And the 6300 had short-circuited during the earlier junior varsity contest.
February 6, 1995 |
All those three-point shooting contests Devon Dietrich and Kristin McFadden have had with each other since the summer paid off for West Chester Henderson on Friday afternoon when the Warriors defeated visiting Octorara, 56-46, in a nonleague girls' basketball game. The two Warriors guards combined for seven three-pointers, but it was Dietrich who made the crucial one. With the score tied, 46-46, and a little less than three minutes left, Dietrich converted a four-point play by making a foul shot after her third three-pointer.
November 2, 1992 |
After three road games in which there were few bright spots, Bristol found it nice to return home. Riverside (N.J.) provided the opposition, and Bristol used the big play to earn its second victory of the year, 20-13, Saturday. Junior quarterback Jason Eddings rushed 16 times for 183 yards, including two long touchdowns, as Bristol (2-5) tuned up for its final four games, all in the Bicentennial League. "Luckily, we executed when we had to," Bristol coach George Gatto said.
December 10, 1990 |
If there was one thing West Chester Henderson coach Bob Friday feared entering the season, it was for the health of the Warriors' two star players: Friday's son, Josh, and Chris Cronan. With a horde of inexperienced underclassmen on the Henderson roster, Friday knew trouble would come if either player got hurt, and early on he was right on target. Josh Friday, a junior who led the Inter-County League in scoring last season with 24 goals and 26 assists, missed the first game after he was hospitalized because of an infected elbow.
December 4, 1986 |
The suffering was endured last year. The West Chester Henderson boys' basketball team began the year with high hopes, watched injuries cripple the team and struggled through a 10-game losing streak and a 5-17 season. Coach Don Ficca is hoping the suffering is over. Four starters, seasoned players who have had enough of losing, have returned. A transfer from Texas has moved north, probably right into a starting role. The Ches-Mont League has fewer teams and probably isn't as strong as usual.
November 14, 1988 |
After Downingtown's 16-7 loss to West Chester Henderson on Saturday, John Barr was mad. The first-year Downingtown coach wasn't mad at the officials or even his players. Barr was mad at himself. "We stink as a coaching staff," Barr said. "Our kids are as talented as the kids from Henderson, Coatesville or (West Chester) East, but as a coaching staff we can't find a way to win. We can't find a way to get our kids to believe they are capable of winning. " The win raised Henderson's record to 3-2 in Ches-Mont competition (6-3 overall)