Local athletes fare well at ATA Nationals

ATA West Chester owner Marc Jouan shares a moment with local participants in the ATA Martial Arts Spring National Tournament in Las Vegas, including Nicole McCarthy, Bobby Kormann, Maria Jouan and Bryan Denmark. Earlier this month, some of the students and instructors at ATA Martial Arts of West Chester participated and competed in the ATA Martial Arts Spring National Tournament at the Las Vegas Convention...

Brandywine Roller Derby opens season March 12

CALN — World class Roller Derby is alive and well in Chester County Brandywine Roller Derby is kicking off the 2016 season with a name change and an exciting home opener against the Ithaca League of Women Skaters, March 12. After five years as the Brandywine Roller Girls, the league decided to replace “Girls” with “Derby” in order to better encompass all of the individuals who make BRD a...

Bluebirds sign Radu, Green

Tyreese Green The West Chester Bluebirds have signed former Temple Owl’s punter George Radu and Lincoln Lions lineman Tyreese Green for the 2016 season. Radu punted for the Owls’ in the 1999 and 2000 seasons where he averaged 36.6 yards per punt, he also holds a team record 12 punts in one game.  Since leaving Temple, Radu has become a successful kicking coach.

Former WCU, Rustin star White signs with Bluebirds

Rondell White WEST CHESTER — Former West Chester University Ram running back Rondell White has committed to the West Chester Bluebirds in 2016.  The 2013 Harlon Hill Award Finalist will join former WC Bayard Rustin teammate Lee Kurfis in what is shaping up to be a potent offense for the new minor league team. During his college career, White became the second (and first division 2) player to reach...

Bluebirds, new local pro football team, to hold tryouts Nov. 21

WEST CHESTER — The West Chester Bluebirds minor league football team will hold open player tryouts on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. until noon at O’Shields-Stevenson Stadium on the campus of Cheyney University in Thornbury.  The university is located at 1837 University Circle, Cheyney, PA, 19139. All athletes interested in beginning or continuing their football careers are encouraged to try...

Nine to be inducted into Coatesville sports Hall of Fame

Coach Harry Lewis and members of the Coatesville Area High School 1977 state track team champions, which will be honored as a team by the Coatesville Hall of Fame on Oct. 17. COATESVILLE — The Coatesville Hall of Fame will induct nine new members during its annual dinner on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Coatesville Country Club. Beside the individual inductees, the 1977 state champion boys’ track team...

Youngs lead Coatesville past MLK, 42-14

PHILADELPHIA — Senior quarterback Jordan Young threw for two scores and ran for two more to lead Coatesville past Martin Luther King Jr. Friday night, 42-14.

Penn Oaks seeks to help young tennis players

WEST CHESTER — As New York prepares for the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., Penn Oaks Tennis and Fitness Center has their eyes on introducing the game to future stars. Joining with the organization that sponsors the U.S. Open– the United States Tennis Association (USTA) — on August 31 Penn Oaks is beginning a quick-start program for junior players between the ages of 5 and 12.   Club owner,...

YMCA GymCats compete in nationals

T he YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s Gymcats recently competed in the YMCA National Gymnastics Championships and Festival. From Left to Right-Front Row: Karis Demi, Emily Mikhail, Alisa Colliton, Hayley Watters, Sydney Schroeder, Brittany Jordan, Mariah Park. Left to Right-Back Row: Sarah Guttman, Victoria Rodgers, Kristine Gilligan, Rebecca Cohen, Caroline Billone, Hannah Ellingsworth, Carla Gagliardi,...

Caln’s District 28 softball champs ready for state tourney

U10 team starts quest for state title, Tuesday By Lauren Parker-Gill, Staff Writer, The Times Caln’s U10 girls softball team won the District 28 Little League title and now will compete for the Pennsylvania title this week. CALN – Excitement was in the air and under the lights at last Wednesday’s softball practice for the Caln Little League Softball 10 U All Star team, their coaches and parents...