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Girls Volleyball: Unionville gives Conti-D’Antonio 500th win |Oct 16, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Unionville volleyball team had lots to celebrate on Wednesday, senior night, a division title, but the biggest thrill was for the man in charge.

Boys Soccer: W.C. Henderson clinches National Division title with convicing win over Oxford |Oct 16, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> Ellis Vague had a smile on his face moments after West Chester Henderson accomplished one of its goals from the start of the season.

Cross country: Downingtown West clinches first Ches-Mont boys’ title since 1988 |Oct 15, 2014

East Marlborough >> Entering the 2014 Ches-Mont Cross Country Championships, there were questions to be answered.

Girls Soccer: Baxter, Weiderhold goals lead Cougars past Unionville to stay unbeaten in Ches-Mont National |Oct 13, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> It was a night game on the pitch as Unionville (7-3-0) played host to Downingtown East (7-0-3) Oct. 6. East, behind goals from Madison Baxter and Brittany Weiderhold, were able to hold on and beat Unionville 2-1 in a Ches-Mont game.

Field Hockey: Unionville edges Downingtown East in battle of Ches-Mont division leaders |Oct 12, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Tuesday’s cross divisional match-up between Downingtown East and Unionville featured two teams with more in common than their respective places in the Ches-Mont standings.

Football: Coatesville remains perfect with win over Kennett |Oct 11, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Coatesville’s football game with West Chester Henderson next week is one of the most anticipated games this season, but they did not want to take Friday night’s game against Kennett lightly.

Football: Downingtown East overpowers Avon Grove |Oct 11, 2014

WEST GROVE >> In an age, and division, where the spread offense and zone blocking has almost become the norm, Downingtown East’s physical running game has an old-school feel to it.

Football: Boon’s three TD’s power Unionville past Octorara |Oct 11, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Brandon Boon never guessed he would have a double-digit touchdown season when Unionville football kicked off in August.

Football: Adderley helps Great Valley knock off Oxford |Oct 11, 2014

OXFORD >> You knew that the ball will be in the air often during the Great Valley-Oxford Ches-Mont League American Division football game.

New safety measure for ice hockey coming to county |Oct 10, 2014

Thomas Smith was just any ordinary hockey player with a dream of landing a scholarship to play at the collegiate level and someday making it to a pro team.

Ice hockey: Hockey is back with start of Hicks Cup tournament |Oct 9, 2014

West Goshen >> It has felt like a long off-season since West Chester Rustin was crowned state champions in March, but hockey is finally in the air as Ice Line filled with eight teams competing in the Hicks Cup preseason tournament Monday night.

Football: Rustin shuts out Oxford |Oct 9, 2014

WESTTOWN >> On Oct. 3, West Chester Rustin continued their dominance in the Ches-Mont League American Division, defeating Oxford, 45-0. The Golden Knights proved that they could attack their opposition on the ground and through the air.

Football: Unionville stymies Kennett |Oct 8, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Unionville coach Pat Clark knew the best way to defend Kennett would be to force the ball out of the hands of option quarterback Nick Dunlevy.

Football: Green’s three touchdowns lead Henderson past Unionville |Oct 5, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> When Tre Green takes the field, the only thought going on in his mind is doing the best job he can to help West Chester Henderson win.

Spotlight of the Week: Gianelos captures singles title |Oct 5, 2014

Tennis has always been in Eleni Gianelos’ blood since she was born.

Volleyball: McCann sisters power Avon Grove |Oct 2, 2014

LONDON GROVE >> Team chemistry is key to sustaining a winning program. Anytime you have three sisters on the roster who all play at a high level, the team chemistry comes a little easier. That’s exactly the case for the Avon Grove volleyball team, which was able to snap a four-game losing streak behind masterful performances from Sarah and Emily McCann.

Field Hockey: Unionville knocks off Great Valley |Sep 30, 2014

EAST WHITELAND >> Coming off a few less than competitive games where goals came at a breakneck pace, Unionville was going to have to adjust quickly to a team that was going to give them a challenge.

Boys golf: Hinckley captures Ches-Mont title, Stoudt wins girls division |Sep 30, 2014

EAST BRANDYWINE >> The stars shone brightly on an overcast day at the Ches-Mont golf championship on Monday at Applecross Country Club.

Boys soccer: Ferraro’s game-winner gives Unionville double overtime victory over Great Valley |Sep 29, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> There was no doubt in Peter Ferraro’s mind he was going to shoot once he received the pass from Unionville teammate Sam Alfonsi.

Football: Octorara staves off Oxford |Sep 29, 2014

OXFORD >> Though it was a night where the offenses grabbed center stage, it was one simple stop that spelled the difference in Octorara’s 42-40 Ches-Mont League American Divsion victory over Oxford on Friday night.

Performance Golf: Hit up the driver to launch it high and far |Sep 28, 2014

The driver is unlike all the other clubs in your bag — you really don’t want to hit down on the ball at all. In fact, the average Angle of Attack (AoA) on the PGA Tour is 1.2 downward, but Rory McIlroy hits up 2 to 3 degrees and Bubba Watson his up 5 degrees and they KILL it! The AoA is simply a measurement of whether the club head is moving upward or downward through impact.

Football: Gordon, Sun Valley overpowers Kennett |Sep 27, 2014

Aston >> It was the Kijana Gordon and the offensive line show for Sun Valley as they racked up 353 yards — all on the ground — to come out on top in a shootout against Kennett, 38-27 Friday night in a Ches-Mont League American Division contest.

Vintage base ball: Big wins for Brandywine in afternoon doubleheader |Sep 27, 2014

Editor’s note: In the spirit of 19th-century base ball, the story is written with the game’s terminology used in the late 1800s. Immediately following the term, in parenthesis, is the word used in today’s time.

Girls Soccer: Kennett breaks through for first Ches-Mont League victory |Sep 26, 2014

CALN >> Two teams desperate for their first girls soccer Ches-Mont League win battled on a bright but breezy Sept. 22. When the day ended, Kennett High School would be riding home with a one in its division win column.

Football: Red Raiders roll past Avon Grove |Sep 26, 2014

West Grove >> Coatesville just needed the opening kickoff of the game to show Avon Grove it wasn’t ready to relinquish its undefeated football season Friday night.

Football: Hubley snags 7 TDs in Oxford’s shootout win over Kennett |Sep 21, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Ryan Hubley hauled in seven touchdowns passes from quarterback Danny Green as Oxford outlasted Kennett in a 53-47 shootout, spoiling the Blue Demons’ homecoming festivities.

Field Hockey : Betrando’s penalty stroke goal lifts Henderson in OT |Sep 20, 2014

WEST GROVE >> Sometimes the best decision a coach can make is to delegate a decision to the players on the field.

Football: Pechin stars as Unionville batters Sun Valley |Sep 20, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville High School’s Alex Pechin has been nothing short of spectacular all season and proved again on Friday night that he is one of the better quarterbacks in the Ches-Mont League.

Spotlight of the Week: Kennett Y swimmer is All-American |Sep 18, 2014

HOCKESSIN, Delaware >> Alicia Diaz can’t remember exactly when it was that she realized she was a really good swimmer, but she guesses it was when she was about 9 years old.

Boys Soccer: Wood’s save fuels Warriors |Sep 18, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> With time expiring in the first half, James Wood saw Avon Grove’s Jamie Pettus coming toward him in a one-on-one breakaway.

Football: Missed opportunities spell doom for Lincoln |Sep 17, 2014

LOWER OXFORD >> A little more than a week removed from a big win over arch-rival Cheyney in its season opener, a game played before a packed house and a national TV audience, Lincoln took the field against North Carolina Wesleyan in a downpour, before a sparse crowd.

Football: Unionville spoils Avon Grove’s homecoming |Sep 15, 2014

WEST GROVE >> On Saturday afternoon, there was excitement, energy and spirit all around Avon Grove High School’s campus before kickoff due to Homecoming festivities. However, once the ball was kicked off, smiles turned to frowns as Unionville rolled to a 36-0 victory in the non-league contest.

Winning golf: Get that big bounce back |Sep 14, 2014

Two weeks ago, Billy Horschel chunked a six-iron shot into the final hole, causing him to lose the golf tournament on just when he had a chance to win it. His comment: “I didn’t choke.

Spotlight of the Week: Always just one of the boys |Sep 14, 2014

There was never a time Vanessa Robtison, 31, can remember when she wasn’t involved in something sports, whether it was coaching, playing or even just attending for fun.

Field hockey: Farrell’s big night leads Downingtown East over Avon Grove |Sep 12, 2014

WEST GROVE >> The Downingtown East field hockey coaches installed a new offensive system this year, one focused on the transition game.

Volleyball: Shultz sisters power Shanahan over Unionville |Sep 11, 2014

UNIONVILLE >> Bishop Shanahan has a very unique one-two punch.

Base Ball: Brandywine BBC drops double match against Talbot |Sep 10, 2014

Editor’s note: In the spirit of 19th-century base ball, the story is written with the game’s terminology used in the late 1800s. Immediately following the term, in parenthesis, is the word used in today’s time.

Girls Cross Country: Young, Breeding run Unionville past Great Valley |Sep 10, 2014

Media >> It is not an exaggeration to claim that the Unionville girls’ cross country team could be one of the best in the nation this upcoming year.

Football: W.C. East rolls behind Roberts |Sep 9, 2014

Kennett Square >> West Chester East’s Jon Jon Roberts stole the spotlight in Kennett’s home opener. He was proficient through the air and elusive on the ground. The Blue Demons found themselves chasing Roberts every move around the field.

Football: Mistakes cost Unionville in shootout loss to Exeter |Sep 7, 2014

REIFFTON >> Pat Clark felt Unionville gave the game away.

Football: Great Valley grinds out win over Avon Grove |Sep 6, 2014

West Grove >> Possession is nine-tenths of the law and Great Valley (2-0) showed that against Avon Grove Friday night as they denied the Red Devils from holding onto the ball for long and came away with a 42-13 victory.

Cook-Jordan connection powers Lincoln |Sep 5, 2014

brudick55@gmail.com LOWER OXFORD >> The annual ‘Battle of the Firsts’ between the nation’s two oldest historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Lincoln University and Cheyney University was still in doubt late in the fourth quarter until Lincoln’s Dezmon Ellis returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown to seal the Lions’ 30-18 victory in the opener for both teams Thursday.

Cross Country: Downingtown West boys and girls teams take control in Ches-Mont National |Sep 5, 2014

GLENMOORE >> Before the 2014 cross country season began, Downingtown West’s girls and boys programs were picked to finish first in the Ches-Mont National.

Great golf involves knowing the Gear Effect |Sep 4, 2014

I would like to review some crucial information about why the ball goes where it does that many of my own students overlook all too often. By now, I hope Ball Flight Law No. 1 is clear: The ball takes-off toward the Face Angle, and curves opposite the Club Path.

Football: Big plays doom Oxford |Sep 2, 2014

OXFORD >> Though Oxford and Solanco are in different counties and leagues, Friday’s nonleague matchup of neighbors had a rivalry game feel to it. The stands on both sides were packed, with only standing room available.

Football: Running game, Dunleavy powers Blue Demons |Sep 1, 2014

LONDON GROVE >> Two teams that had very tough 2013 campaigns showed the rest of the Ches-Mont League that things may be different this season. Kennett and Avon Grove put on a spirited show of hard-nosed football Friday night in nonleague action.

Football: Unionville survives slugfest against Garnet Valley |Sep 1, 2014

In another classic between the host, Unionville, and Central League opponent Garnet Valley, nearly 45 minutes of unrelenting defense by both teams boiled down to a fourth-and-goal from the Unionville five yard line.

Let the club do some work! |Aug 30, 2014

You paid all that money for those clubs. Let them do some of the work in your swing! On the left side, you can see this student’s left arm starting to bend at the elbow as the club enters the impact zone.

Kennett team TMS Combat takes Greenday Trophy at Charity Challenge |Aug 26, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> Despite the 2014 Softball Charity Challenge attracting its second largest— and arguably toughest — field in its history, TMS Combat, from the Kennett Men’s Slow Pitch league, ran through the 32-team bracket without a loss Sunday at the West Chester Area Sports Association Complex.

Kennett team TMS Combat takes Greenday Trophy at Charity Challenge |Aug 25, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> Despite the 2014 Softball Charity Challenge attracting its second largest— and arguably toughest — field in its history, TMS Combat, from the Kennett Men’s Slow Pitch league, ran through the 32-team bracket without a loss Sunday at the West Chester Area Sports Association Complex.