Wilks, Tomasetti to win inaugural Yoder scholar-athlete award

Sophie Wilks (tennis, Unionville High School) and Kerry Tomasetti (football and basketball, Kennett High School) are the inaugural recipients of the Richard B. Yoder High School Scholar-Athlete Award. Each will receive a $1000.00 scholarship for post-secondary education, each will be listed on the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame (CCSHOF) website, and each will receive honorary CCSHOF membership. The...

Ebanour heads Pennsylvania Hunt Cup field

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Champion owner Irv Naylor’s Ebanour has been supplemented to the $35,000 Pennsylvania Hunt Cup, and the Virginia Gold Cup winner will be the horse to beat in the four-mile journey over timber fences at Unionville on Sunday. The 82nd annual Pennsylvania Hunt Cup kicks off with a 1:30 p.m. post time for the first of its five races, four over timber and one on the flat. Ebanour...

Coatesville’s Hudson named ODAC Player of the Week

Coatesville Area Hgh School graduate Jalen Hudson in action for Shenandoah University. FOREST, Va. – Sophomore Jalen Hudson has been named the ODAC Player of the Week for offense in selections announced Sunday afternoon by the league office. Hudson helped Shenandoah to a 36-33 ODAC victory over Emory and Henry Saturday afternoon with a pair of long touchdowns to start the second half that completely...

Honorees named for CAHS Sports Hall of Fame

The 1975 Coatesville Area High School softball team is among the honorees in this year’s class of the Coatesville Area High School Sports Hall of Fame. The Coatesville Hall of Fame will induct nine new members during its annual dinner on Saturday, October 15, at the Coatesville Country Club. Beside the individual inductees, members of the 1975 girls softball team, state runner-up, will be acknowledged...

Wild start for 2016 high school football season

Powers struggle, while Avon Grove, Great Valley and Shanahan start out hot The 2016 high school football season is off to a wild and wooly start — consider this: perennial Chester County powers Downingtown West, West Chester Rustin and Unionville all sit at 0-2, after tough out of league starts, while programs on the rise such as Bishop Shanahan, Great Valley and Avon Grove are out of the gate at...

An overdue, but well-deserved honor

Chester County’s Mike Piazza enters baseball’s Hall of Fame today By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Today, the best baseball player ever to come out of Chester County will finally get his due. Mike Piazza of Phoenixville will be enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame today along with Ken Griffey Jr. Some of you may want to argue that Kennett Square’s Herb Pennock was a better player —...

Ex-Coatesville ball player finds summer home with seniors

Blue Sox catcher Jake Kennedy is right at home at senior living community BUTLER – Coatesville native Jake Kennedy and his Shippensburg University teammate Dalton Hoiles are more accustomed to hitting fastballs or chasing down fly balls than playing bingo. The two Butler BlueSox players recently learned the finer points of Bingo during a game with their fellow residents at Newhaven Court at Clearview,...

Girls LAX takes off in new Coatesville league

Girls 5 to 15 get chance to learn fast-growing sport By Lauren Parker-Gill, News Editor, The Times The Coatesville Youth Lacrosse Lady Raiders took the city by storm with girls from ages 5 – 15 in the Coatesville Area School District participating in its inaugural season. Credit: Coatesville Youth Lacrosse COATESVILLE – As the sport of lacrosse has been gaining popularity across the nation...

Red Raider Rumble brings players, communities together

Teams from around Chester County and from as far away as Harlem N.Y. at initial event By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times The first-ever Red Raider Rumble brought lacrosse teams from around the region and as far away as New York City to partipate in a day competition, fun and sportsmanship. After a very close and exciting game, these players from Coatesville and Harlem came together for...

Matz earns Foxcroft’s Athlete of The Week

Lucy Matz MIDDLEBURG, Va.—Foxcroft School’s leading scorer, UVA-bound Alex Grace was out with a knee injury so lacrosse coach Patrick Finn needed someone to step up and help fill the void against a talented John Paul the Great team last Wednesday in Dumfries, VA. Lucy Matz, a senior from Coatesville, known for her riding prowess as much as her field sport talent, answered the call with the best...