Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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In Downingtown, where football is usually king, Downingtown West is drawing considerable attention for its play on the hardwood. The Whippets are experienced and hungry after barely missing last season's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA basketball playoffs. They entered Saturday 13-1 overall and 6-0 in the Ches-Mont League National Division.