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)
March 24, 1988 |
George Karl resigned as Golden State's coach yesterday, two hours before the Warriors defeated the Sacramento Kings, 126-118. Warriors general manager Don Nelson, formerly coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, was asked by owner James Fitzgerald to return to coaching but said he isn't prepared to do so at this time. Assistant coach Ed Gregory was named acting coach and will be in charge the rest of the season unless Nelson changes his mind. "At this point in time, I'm not ready to do that, but I will consider it," Nelson said, adding that he expects to decide in "a week or two" whether to accept the coaching offer.
January 30, 1995 |
With his lineup disrupted by illness, Bristol coach Wayne Keys has been trying to field a winning combination of basketball players lately. On Friday night at Lower Moreland, Keys found the right combo in Kevin and Kareem Nelson, Chris Taylor, Colin O'Donnell, Derrick DeLong and Greg Pezza as the Warriors defeated the Lions, 66-55, in a Bicentennial Athletic League game. The Warriors eventually found the key, but they didn't have it throughout the four quarters. Bristol played well in spurts in the first, third and fourth periods, and that was enough to put away a scrappy Lower Moreland team that refused to quit.
January 15, 1990 |
On paper, Friday's game looked like a good matchup. Jenkintown was 2-5, and Bristol was 3-5. The Drakes were coming off of an 11-point win over George School the previous night. Bristol was still learning to cope without junior guard Jerry Devine, whose shoulder had popped out during Bristol's Christmas tournament. (He had separated the same shoulder during the football season.) That left the Warriors without their court leader and only proven scorer. On paper was the only place this game was close - Bristol defeated visiting Jenkintown, 66-30, in a game that included 13 missed free throws, 23 fouls, 30 turnovers, 94 missed field goals and a 6-minute, 58-second scoreless spell by the Drakes.
January 14, 1991 |
With 990 career points, a 32-points-per-game average and a 102-degree fever, Bristol guard Jerry Devine took the court Saturday in a Bicentennial League clash against Morrisville. He had problems with his illness and with Bulldog defender Ryan Winfrey, but managed to net his 1,000th point and help lead the Warriors (5-2, 2-0) to a 75-58 victory. Devine, with 17 points, moved into 13th place on Bristol's all-time list with 1,007 and should climb to as high as sixth or seventh before the season is over.
February 14, 1989 |
Woodlynde School basketball coach Dave Shank was more than a little angry after the Warriors' 82-42 loss to Mercy Vocational School on Wednesday afternoon. Shank's displeasure had absolutely nothing to do with the final score. Rather, it was directed toward Mercy's coach, Michael Bell. "This was one of the worst situations I've ever been involved in," Shank said. "They were ahead by 30-40 points all during the game, but their coach refused to ever take their press off. He kept up a full-court press from start to finish.
January 21, 1991 |
Winning, as they say, isn't everything. Especially not in high school sports. But losing, on the other hand, isn't easy. And it can make a long, arduous high school basketball season even longer and more arduous. Which brings us to the West Chester Henderson girls' basketball team, which lost its first game of the season, won its second, and hasn't won since. A 55-32 nonleague loss to Bishop Shanahan on Friday, the Warriors' 14th straight, dropped their record to 1-15. But Henderson's players have not lost hope.
February 10, 1992 |
By 12:15 p.m. Saturday, West Chester Henderson freshman gymnast Erika Flamer was flying high on her way to a U. S. Gymnastics Federation meet in Atlanta. But even at 30,000 feet, she could not have been flying any higher than her teammates. On Wednesday she helped lead her team to the PIAA District 1 team championships in the advanced class; on Saturday, she and her teammates dominated the individual championships. The Warriors, led by Flamer's 36.90 - tops in all-around points - edged Council Rock, 145-143.
October 24, 1988 |
For most of the football game Saturday, the Downingtown Whippets were able to contain West Chester Henderson's standout running back, Aaron Reeves. Then in the fourth quarter, Reeves scored a pair of touchdowns to propel the Warriors to a 19-3 Ches-Mont League victory. Henderson improved its record to 2-0 in league play and 5-1 overall. Downingtown is 0-2 in Ches-Mont play and 2-5 for the year. Going into the final quarter on their home field, the Whippets trailed 5-3. But with 1:24 gone in the quarter, Reeves dove over left tackle to score from the 1-yard line.
October 21, 1991 |
The Ches-Mont League contest began on a sparkling autumn afternoon, and in the first two periods Downingtown was as crisp and bright as the day. The Whippets' young offensive line was opening holes in West Chester Henderson's defense and gifted tailback Steve Anderson was having little difficulty slashing through them. On defense, Downingtown stymied the Warriors at every turn. Suddenly, though, both the sunlight and Downingtown's precision vanished. And as Saturday afternoon grew gray and chilled, a long-dormant Henderson stirred to life.