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...

Downingtown rugby girls play matches in Scotland

Downingtown Rugby Club (DRFC) and Doylestown girls team swept Scotland over spring break during the 2018 rugby tour. The combined team and four coaches pictured on the field following the final game and win, 56/27 vs. Scotland’s Cartha Queens. Downingtown’s triple win against Scotland’s Melrose, Livingston, and Cartha set a new DRFC record and first-ever triple win at an overseas tour. The Downingtown...

Dinniman, Tomlinson congratulate WCU baseball champs

From left, West Chester University President Chris Fiorentino, state Sen. Andy Dinniman, Head Coach Jad Prachniak and state Sen. Robert Tomlinson. State Senators Andy Dinniman and Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson this week recognized the West Chester University Golden Rams baseball team winning the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship –its second national championship in six years. “You did...

Coatesville knocked off as St. Joe’s mounts late comeback

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times St. Joseph’s Prep’s James Cherry celebrates a score en route to a come from behind victory over Coatesville, Friday, in the state 6A football semi final. DOWNINGTOWN — Coatesville was one of the last two teams from Chester County remaining alive in the state football playoffs — and unlike their downcounty neighbors from Unionville (which lost...

DISTRICT CHAMPS! Late INT/TD by Young spurs Coatesville to 35-28 win

CONCORD — Thanks to a dramatic late score, Coatesville will be advancing to the state 6A state semi finals, after defeating Garnet Valley, Friday night, 35-28. The Red Raiders won the District 1, 6A title and are now just one win from a return to the state championship game in Hershey. With the two teams tied 28-28 with less than a minute to go and the Jaguars (12-2) driving into field goal range,...

Cotesville crushes Pennsbury, advances to 6A District final

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Coatesville players celebrate a score during Friday night’s dismantling of Pennsbury in the District One, 6A semifinals. CALN — If you had any doubt that the 2017 Coatesville football team is for real, Friday night’s easy dispatch of one of Southeast Pennsylvania’s top programs should erase them entirely. The Red Raiders (12-1 — No. 4...

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...

Coatesville, Ortega overpower Rustin, 49-0

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times West Chester Rustin could not cope with Coatesville’s speed and power, Friday night. CALN — On paper, it should have been an interesting matchup: one of the top Ches Mont National Division teams, Coatesville, versus one of the top Ches Mont American Division teams, West Chester Rustin. But the gap between the two divisions showed clearly this past...

Coatesville Area High School Hall of Fame 2017 inductees announced

Maurice Gaffney, Thomas Walker, James Brooks, Gregory Hunter, Coach (and current State Representative) Harry Lewis Jr. from the 1983 State Runner up Indoor Track and Field Team, and 1984 State Runner up Outdoor Track and Field Teams COATESVILLE — The committee for the Coatesville Area High School Sports Hall of Fame announced the 2017 Inductees, who will be honored at an October dinner: Derrick Morgan,...

W. Chester ATA to hold Phila. regional taekwondo tournament

Get ready for a board-smashing, high-kicking, medal-winning event! At Neumann University (1 Neumann Drive Aston, PA) on July 29, 2017, the West Chester, PA American Taekwondo Association (ATA) will be hosting the Philadelphia Regional Tournament. Award winning animator (Disney, Nickelodeon & Cartoon Network) and co-creator of the ATA Tiger program, Jeffrey Nodelman, will be in attendance as a special...