Sunday, February 24, 2013
The brainy Vikings topped Phoenixville and neighbor Rustin for the right to move on.
West Chester East will be among the three teams competing for the Chester County Academic Competition championship, the Chesco Intermediate Unit announced. The championship will take place at the Technical College High School Brandywine Campus in Downingtown on March 14 starting at 7 p.m. The winner will represent Chester County at the state competition. East will be joined in the Chesco final by the Conestoga and Unionville academic teams. Three junior varsity teams will also advance to the championship: Downingtown East, Conestoga and West Chester East. WCE advanced by merit of its victory in the tournament's semifinal round, where it topped Phoenixville and West Chester Rustin. The subject areas included literature, math, science, …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
West Chester East High School Band Director Lorraine Huddy earns ‘Cavalcade of Bands’ Director of the Year
The following is a press release from the West Chester Area School District. Lorraine E. Huddy, Director of Bands at West Chester East High School, has been named as this year’s “Cavalcade of Bands Marching Band Director of the Year.” She was nominated and voted on by the 120 member directors of the Cavalcade of Bands. Scott Litzenberg, who heads up the organization, offered, “As President of the Cavalcade of Bands, I will be presenting Lorraine with this award at a future concert at West Chester East High School.” The Principal at East, Dr. Richard Dunlap, offered his insights saying, “We are so proud of Lorraine and her efforts with the East Marching Band. She is clearly very deserving of this award. Her peers see the work she does with …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
West Chester East Student Noah Newton took home the award for best male lead in a musical for his performance in "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying."
Sunday night, high school students from across the Philadelphia area put on gowns and tuxedos, walked a red carpet, and sang and danced the night away. No, it wasn't prom night—it was the Cappies Awards Gala, an awards ceremony celebrating the best of the Philadelphia region's high school theater productions. Representatives from 34 area high schools, attended the awards ceremony—designed to be like the Tony Awards for high school students—at The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on Sunday night. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center hosts the annual Cappies Gala for Theater Awards each year. With 34 area high schools participating in the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Cappies program, it's the second largest of 18 Cappies programs …
Friday, January 6, 2012
West Chester East Quarterback, Jake Sheller, is named to Pennsylvania Football News' AAAA all-state team.
Pennsylvainia Football News named West Chester East quarteback Jake Sheller to its AAAA all-state team Friday. Though the Vikings finished the season at 3-7, Sheller led a potent passing attack throwing for over 2,400 hundred yards as the Vkings finished the season strong. Sheller was named to the AAAA third team by Pennsylvania Football News, ranking him the third best AAAA quarterback in the state this year. Besides being a star on the field, Sheller is also a star in the classroom as an honor student carrying a 4.4 GPA. Sheller will attend Carnegie Mellon University in the fall, and he will study engineering.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The West Chester East football team stopped a last-minute two-point conversion attempt to defeat Bishop Shanahan 26-25 Friday in West Chester.
West Chester East blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead, saw its starting quarterback go down with a leg injury and was forced to stop a two-point conversion from the one to keep its lead Friday. And yet, somehow, the Vikings earned their second win in three games. Vikings quarterback Jake Sheller threw three touchdowns while his defense stuffed a two-point conversion with 52 seconds left to preserve a 26-25 victory over Bishop Shanahan Friday in West Chester during East's homecoming. “Week one, we might have buckled, but that just shows you how far we’ve come. I’m so proud of these guys,” Vikings coach Dan Ellis said. Up by 14 with 4:48 left in the game, the Vikings seemed poised to collect their second win of the season. But the Eagles had…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
The West Chester East football team defeated Avon Grove 37-21 Saturday night to earn its first victory of 2011.
On Military Appreciation Night, West Chester East football is winless no more. After pre-game festivities that recognized and applauded local veterans and servicemen, East quarterback Jake Sheller threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns, wideout Mike Brown hauled in three scores and the Vikings (1-2, 1-5) walked away a winner for the first time this season with a 37-21 win over Avon Grove (1-2, 2-4) Saturday night in West Chester. “Coming off hard loses, week to week, back to back, and now coming out and playing like this, it’s the best,” Sheller said. As the clock ticked down the final seconds, the Vikings players turned to the stands and raised their fists into the air while the fans answered back with screaming cheers and piercing …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The West Chester East football squad remains winless after falling to undefeated Downingtown West, 52-30.
Looking for its first win, the West Chester East football team knew it would have its hands full heading to unbeaten Downingtown West. But, much to everyone’s amazement, it as the Vikings (0-5), not the Whippets (5-0), who turned heads Friday night. “We played our best game of the season,” East QB Jake Sheller said. “Everything was clicking. We just couldn’t get the win.” Vikings quarterback Jake Sheller threw for 405 yards – good enough for second most ever at Downingtown Athletic Complex – but it wouldn’t be enough to help raise East to its first victory of the season in a 52-30 loss. “I wasn’t paying attention to [the record], it wasn’t the first thing on my mind,” Sheller said. “It’s cool I guess but I would have rather had a [win].” …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Educators from Suzhou No. 1 High School in Jiangsu, China, visited West Chester East as part of an international partnership.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The saying, “things happen in threes” was born out on Tuesday, August 30, as East High School experienced three historical events. Not only did the school experience a delay in opening due to the aftermath of hurricane Irene and the start of a new transportation plan, but an event of far greater importance also occurred at the school during opening day. A group of Chinese educators from the Suzhou No. 1 High School in Jiangsu, China, visited the school to mark the beginning of an international relationship between the two high schools. The culmination of two years of planning, it is the hope of both principals – East Principal Dr. Rick Dunlap and Suzhou Principal Yigang Hua – that this relationship will result in an exchange of cultures, …
Friday, June 3, 2011
West Chester East loses to Methacton, 7-3 on Thursday.
The West Chester East Vikings' season came to an end on Thursday with a 7-3 loss to Methacton in the District 1 consolation bracket. If the Vikings' had won, they would have qualified for the state tournament as the fifth seed out of District One. The Vikings' struggled to hit in the game as Methacton pitcher Joey Casselberry struck out six, allowed just six hits and gave up three earned runs. The Vikings' had an especially hard time hitting with runners on base stranding a total of nine. Methacton broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the fifth inning and added three more runs in the top of the seventh, all but clinching the win. East managed to get back a run in the bottom of the seventh when Bill Krebs hit an RBI infield single bringing home…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The West Chester East Vikings advanced to within a win of the state playoffs after a controversial call gave them a 9-8 walk-off win over Marple Newtown Tuesday.
Controversy seems to surround the West Chester East baseball team this season. The Vikings advanced to within a win of the state playoffs Tuesday after a come-from-behind, walk-off win over Marple Newtown, 9-8, in Newtown Square. But as the Vikings piled on top of Tuesday’s walk-off hero, Bill Krebs, the Marple players and coaches rushed the umpires and screamed that the game was not over. Down 8-7 with Tom Spitz on third, Bobby Atwell on second and one out in seventh, Krebs smashed a towering drive into center field. The center fielder bobbled the catch but held on as Atwell and Spitz came in to score on the sac fly. The Tigers and their fans were outraged that the umpires seemed to miss that Atwell failed to tag second before dashing for…