Shanahan overpower D-East, 41-14

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Bishop Shanahan’s Dan Dibeneditto races for the endzone as a pair of Downingtown West defenders close in. DOWNINGTOWN — This past Friday night, Bishop Shanahan extend its record to 3-2 as they defeat Downingtown West in a whopping 41-14 victory at their home turf, Jack Mancini Field. With Jack Mancini’s family in attendance, the Eagles played...

Mattioni leads West past Haverford, 41-3

DOWNINGTOWN — Downingtown West rode an explosive offense to earn a 41-3 win over visiting Haverford, Friday night, in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Thomas Mattioni passed for 266 yards and four TD in leading the Whippets, as they ran away from the Fords, posting 20 points in the opening quarter and 41 by halftime.

Conestoga wins boys District 1 X-Country, Unionville girls 2nd

Chester County runners, teams fare well, many advance to PIAA meet next week By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville’s Kacie Breeding finished just behind Downingtown West’s Aislinn Devlin, who was fifth. LOWER SAUCON — During last year’s Ches-Mont League cross country season, Downingtown West’s Aislinn Devlin was the new kid on the block and the freshman with the...

Downingtown West, Unionville win Ches Mont X-Country titles

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — There was a bit of a different look to the Ches-Mont League Cross Country Championships this year — especially in the boys’ team standings. For the last six years, West Chester Henderson has owned top spot at the league championships. This year, the streak screeched to a halt. At Monday’s 64th annual staging of the league...

Downingtown West overpowers Haverford, 31-2

Quarterback Tyler McNulty threw for a pair of touchdowns as Downingtown East raced out to a 28-0 halftime lead over Haverford — points all scored in the second quarter —as the Whippets sent notice they will again be one of the top teams in the county and possibly southeastern Pennsylvania. Downingtown East (1-0) completely dominated the Ford (0-1), as McNulty was nearly unstoppable throwing...

Local schools to battle in drum, guard competition, March 22

Coatesville, Downingtown West, Unionville among competing schools  EAST MARLBOROUGH — Enjoy music, excitement and artistry as 36 indoor percussion ensembles from seven states compete at the Unionville Regional WGI “Sport of the Arts” show at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Rd., (Rt. 82) on Saturday, March 22. The elite ensembles use an array of equipment, movement and skills to create...

West can’t outlast Coatesville, falls 59-53

Whippets can’t make 15-point lead stick at neighboring RedRaiders By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Jaquan Hollingshed drives the lane early. Downingtown collapsed its defense to deal with Coatesville’s strong forward play. CALN – Sports are not just a matter of accumulating points and trying to score on each individual play. Each game is a narrative constructed over three periods...

Boys’ basketball: West opens with a win

DOWNINGTOWN — Downingtown West’s boys basketball team broke open a close game, Friday, and powered past Collegium Charter, 52-31, Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Ryan Bentley scored 19 points for the Whippets, who used a 13-3 advantage in the third quarter to seal the win.

Girls basketball: Shanahan wins opener, East, West fall

MALVERN — Bishop Shanahan’s girls basketball team started the season on a high note, dominating Loyalsock, 57-27, in the opening game of the Great Valley Tournament, Friday night. Kelly Dreiling paced the Eagles with 13 points. Kristen Habbel added eight points.

Downingtown School District agrees to sell land to developer

By Natalie Dupuis, Correspondent, The Times DOWNINGTOWN – The Downingtown Area School District entered into a land agreement with Exton-based developer The Hankin Group last night at its November board meeting. In 2006, DASD acquired 242 acres of land from Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corp. for an estimated $22 million.  At the time of purchase, the original intent was to build...