Girls HS golf: Downingtown East holds off Unionville

Unionville Girls 169   Downingtown East 162 (top 4 players scored) Match played at the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club (par 35)  on 9/14 Unionville top scorers :  Mary Dunigan 34  Kaitlyn Ferrer 44  Mira Patel  45  Claire Liu  46 Downingtown East  top scorers:    Mia Pace  37    Ava O’Sullivan  38    Silvana Gonzalez  41    Maria Crowe  46 Downingtown East remains...

D-Town East grad, NY Jet Tyler Kroft gives back to hometown, again hosting youth football camp

New York Jets tight end, Tyler Kroft, will return to his hometown to run the third-annual student football camp. DOWNINGTOWN — On Saturday, July 24, students will have the opportunity meet current New York Jets tight end, Tyler Kroft, and participate in a day filled with football fun. As a child growing up in Downingtown, Tyler Kroft reminiscences about how special it is to return to his hometown...

Downingtown East grinds down Unionville, 47-16

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Downingtown East’s Zach Hamilton battled for yardage against Unionville. EAST MARLBOROUGH — For one quarter, Unionville woke. The 3-6 Indians looked like the District One, 5A champions they were a year ago, playing stingy defense and using a slashing option run game centered on its quarterback, while arguably outplaying 6A powerhouse Downingtown East for...

Downingtown’s Lauletta drafted by Giants

Kyle Lauletta It appears that Downingtown East graduate Kyle Lauletta will be following the footsteps of notable Chester County quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub to the National Football League, following his selection in the fourth round, Saturday by the New York Giants. Lauletta, a star for Richmond, had been seen as a sleeper pick — many scouts compare him to San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy...

Eagles nominate Matta for NFL HS coach of the year

Michael Matta Michael Matta, head coach of the Downingtown High School East varsity football team, has been selected as the Philadelphia Eagles nominee for the 2017 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Representing the best at the high school level, Matta was nominated for the national award, named for the winningest coach in NFL history, for his character and integrity, leadership and...

Coatesville outduels D-Town East in ‘Game of The Year’

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, the Times Coatesville runner finds open field, racing toward the endzone against Downingtown East. DOWNINGTOWN — In a back and forth battle until the very end of the game, Coatesville took home this year’s belt — and at least a piece of the Ches Mont National Division title — over Downingtown East with a miraculous touchdown throw with three seconds left in...

Downingtown East’s second half overpowers Unionville, 45-21

Downingtown East’s Nicolas Hesel closes in on Unionville’s Alex Gorgone as he loses the handle on a first-quarter fumble. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — For a half, it was truly epic, but the second half proved that depth and school size matters in high school football. Undefeated Unionville was giving undefeated Downingtown East all it could handle for two quarters...

Downingtown East takes down Shanahan, 34-7

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — In a statement game, Friday, night Downingtown East made it clear that it can make a claim as the top team in the Ches Mont and maybe Chester County. The Cougars extended their undefeated season to 5-0 as they took down Bishop Shanahan 34-7 at Jack Mancini Stadium, in a Ches Mont National matchup. “They played hard out there down to the end,...

Downingtown East grad named A-10 defensive player of the week

University of Dayton junior goalkeeper Kaelyn Johns was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 11-17. Johns, a graduate of Downingtown East High School, helped the Flyers to a 2-0 weekend with back-to-back shutout victories vs. Ohio (3-0) and Xavier (1-0 OT). She played all 187 minutes, had eight saves, and faced 17 shots.  This marks her third A-10 Defensive...

D-Town East wins wild one over N. Penn, 61-44

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Downingtown East players celebrate during an epic 61-44 win over North Penn, Friday night. DOWNINGTOWN — In “The Battle at Kottenmeyer,” Downingtown East won an epic game during home opener against Suburban One League powerhouse North Penn, Friday night — a back and forth contest that lit up the scoreboard and broke scoring records. The game was one...