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Union sizing up Honduran Palacios |Jun 15, 2015

CHESTER >> One of the first transfer rumblings of the summer hit the Philadelphia Union Monday with the revelation that Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios is training with the club.

Giles goes into orbit, Phils fall again |Jun 13, 2015

PITTSBURGH >> The Phillies got a quality start from the new guy, a yeoman’s effort from a beleaguered bullpen, and a lot of stranded base runners from a punchless lineup in their 1-0, 13-inning loss to the Pirates at PNC Park Friday night.

Sixers’ Embiid suffers apparent setback in recovery |Jun 13, 2015

Nearly one year after the Sixers took him with the third overall pick in the draft, Joel Embiid seems no closer to playing.

Phillies Notebook: Sandberg wants to see more of Rupp |Jun 12, 2015

PITTSBURGH >> The Phillies played an afternoon game Wednesday in Cincinnati before making a puddle-hop to Pittsburgh before sunset, then had a full day off Thursday before getting back to business Friday night at PNC Park for the start of a weekend series against the Pirates.

Garo Yepremian dies in Media |May 20, 2015

MIAMI >> Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a Super Bowl blooper, died Friday of cancer. He was 70.

Performance Golf: Justin Martinson on The Big Break |Mar 2, 2015

I’m looking at the ice that has grown on my windows and wondering if golf season will ever get here … Luckily, my lovely wife has reminded me that I have neglected to let you all know about “The Big Break” — Golf Channel’s reality based show about golf competition.

Girls Swimming: Locals off and running at districts |Feb 27, 2015

Philadelphia >> Many local swimmers shined during the first day of the District 1 Swimming Championships at La Salle University on Thursday.

Ice Hockey: Oxford closes door on Hodgson in playoff opener |Feb 25, 2015

NEWARK, Del. >> The coaching staff only expected their team to go .500 on the season. All they wanted was to be able to be happy with how the first year went.

Women’s Basketball: Lincoln women clinch, despite loss |Feb 25, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> No one knows better than Lincoln University women’s basketball senior Courtney Lucas how far the Lions have come since she and coach Jessica Kern arrived on campus for the 2011-12 season.

Hundreds make the journey to Lake Placid to see the reunion of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team |Feb 23, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> Do you still believe in miracles?

Surviving members of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reflect on passing of teammate Bob Suter |Feb 23, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will always be remembered as the 20 players who made history and allowed the country to once again believe in miracles.

KMC gymnasts score well in trampoline meet |Feb 10, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> Matthew Wileyto, Mateo Reihman, Kyle Walchuk, Andrew Overman, Logan Walchuk, Isaac Hannah, Cullan Darhower, Jordan Walchuk, Adam Overman, Kate Elliott, Danielle Birkett, and JD Mickel took home first place medals at the KMC Trampoline Invitational on Sunday.

Basketball: Flores, Shanahan ignite Unionville second half rally, clinch Ches-Mont Final Four berth |Feb 5, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Micayla Flores, Lexi Shanahan and the Unionville seniors heard head coach Fred Ellzy’s message at halftime, loud and clear.

Basketball: Octorara routs Oxford to clinch American |Feb 5, 2015

ATGLEN >> The last week or so has seen the Octorara boys basketball team face one big test after another, with consecutive games against West Chester Rustin, Great Valley and Coatesville. Yet another exam came Tuesday night when the Braves played host to Oxford, with the Ches-Mont League American Division title on the line.

Ice Hockey: Snowden, Poco lead Oxford rout against Newark |Feb 2, 2015

NEWARK, Del. >> Oxford sophomore goalie Ryan Snowden had a shutout on Friday night, including four saves in the last minute to preserve the goose egg and secure the 7-0 win over Newark in a divisional match-up at the Pond.

Girls Swimming: Avon Grove girls capture first Ches-Mont League title |Feb 2, 2015

Caln >> Entering this season, the Avon Grove girls swimming program had zero Ches-Mont League titles, they never beat West Chester Henderson, and only had one winning season in school history.

Ice Hockey: Landry stars as Radnor ties Unionville |Jan 29, 2015

WEST GOSHEN >> It was hard to tell if Radnor was playing goaltender Tessa Landry or if, somehow, NHL legend Patrick Roy had taken her spot in net.

Performance Golf: Turn and burn |Jan 29, 2015

As I watch the snow fall in what may turn out to be quite a storm, I realize that many of you are not about to go out and hit golf balls this week, so let’s add to our list of exercises that you can do to improve your golf swing.

Pickleball blends sports to draw fans |Jan 12, 2015

A familiar sound echoes throughout the large gymnasium in the YMCA’s Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center in West Chester — the shuffling of sneakers against the shiny wooden floor. But it is there that the familiarity ends.

Ice Hockey: Balanced scoring leads Unionville over D-West |Jan 6, 2015

WEST GOSHEN >> What makes Unionville assistant coach Dave Elvin proud of his team is the fact he can’t single out one player on his team.

Ice Hockey: Mistakes cause meltdowns for Unionville, D-East in tie |Jan 6, 2015

WEST GOSHEN >> Without a doubt, it’s a game both Unionville and Downingtown East would like to forget.

College Basketball: Pendelton’s career night paces Lincoln |Jan 5, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> In the past, Lincoln women’s basketball team had stretches where they would build up momentum, only to find it snapped by a holiday hiatus.

Boys Basketball: Angeline scores 1,000th point and hits game-winner as Downingtown East edges Kennett in overtime |Jan 5, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> It was Cary Angeline’s day at Kennett High School on Saturday afternoon.

Girls basketball: Despite challenges, Great Valley, Kennett enjoy experience at Wells Fargo Center |Jan 5, 2015

The setting was surreal when Great Valley and Kennett walked on the Wells Fargo Center floor last Friday.

Football: Kennett, Oxford in need of new football coaches |Jan 3, 2015

Since resurrecting its program in 2005, Kennett didn’t have a winning season until 2011 when the Blue Demons went 6-4 in Green’s second season. In 2012, Kennett went 7-3, barely missing the Class AAAA District 1 playoffs.

Old Timers |Jan 2, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Anyone who stops at Burton’s Barbershop in Kennett Square knows that no matter how cold the winter, it’s never too early to start talking baseball.

Girls Basketball: Third quarter dooms Unionville in loss to Red Lion |Dec 30, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> After a lackluster start for both teams, a high intensity third quarter proved to be the difference maker in the Unionville’s girls basketball game against Red Lion.

Boys Basketball: Miller leads Great Valley past Avon Grove |Dec 28, 2014

EAST WHITELAND >> Sometimes injuries and adversity bring out the best in a team.

Boys Basketball: Oxford gets big road win |Dec 18, 2014

EAST WHITELAND >> To win games, teams must cherish every possession and take great care of the basketball. Dec. 16 at Great Valley High School, the host Patriots did not execute that part of the game very well.

Ice Hockey: Malvern Prep’s dominance continues, defeats Unionville |Dec 15, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> It doesn’t matter who the opposition is in front of Malvern Prep. No one seems to be able to stop the dominant roll the Friars are on as they tacked on their sixth win of the season, 5-1, over Unionville in a non-conference game Friday night at Ice Line.

Boys Swimming: Malvern, Villa fare well against Unionville |Dec 15, 2014

Malvern >> Entering the season, there were high expectations placed upon the Malvern Prep, Villa Maria Academy and Unionville’s swim programs. On Thursday afternoon, the three schools came together for a non-league competition.

Wrestling: Kennett finishes strong to rout Octorara |Dec 11, 2014

ATGLEN >> The big men turned in some big wins to give Kennett its first lead of the night against Octorara, then the lightweights kept it rolling to complete a 54-24 Ches-Mont League American Division wrestling victory over the hosts

College basketball: Lincoln holds off Cheyney |Dec 9, 2014

THORNBURY >> There’s never a dull moment when the nations two oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities get together on the basketball court. There’s always a packed, rowdy crowd and the play on the court tends to live up to the hype.

College Basketball: Lincoln dumps Cheyney to remain hot |Dec 8, 2014

THORNBURY >> Coming into the annual “Battle of the Firsts,” the Lincoln University women’s basketball team was off to its hottest start since joining Division II, reeling off four easy wins without a defeat as it entered the Wolves Den against Cheyney.

Wrestling: Rustin has three wrestlers go undefeated at Avon Grove |Dec 8, 2014

WEST GROVE >> With a lot of familiar faces on West Chester Rustin, outsiders are expecting a successful season from the Golden Knights.

Led by newcomer Murphy, Lions win league opener |Dec 3, 2014

LOWER OXFORD >> Starting a freshman, a transfer and five other big-time first-year contributors, the new-look Lincoln men’s basketball team has morphed away from its perimeter-oriented recent past.

That’s the spirit: Special events of remembrance, charity |Dec 1, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> Nothing can bridge the gap between opponents in sports like a sense of community and charity, and that’s exactly what happened Wednesday night in the midst of regular season games in the EPIHA Ches-Mont conference in boys high school ice hockey.

Ice Hockey: Snowden, Oxford knock off Appoquinimink |Nov 24, 2014

NEWARK, Del. >> After coming off a tough opponent in DMA two nights before, Oxford faced Appoquinimink Sunday night and came out with a 3-1 win in a varsity game at the Pond.

Ice Hockey: Unionville ties W.C. Rustin, ends pointless slump |Nov 24, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> One team was trying to change its fortunes while the other was trying to stay on the right path.

College Basketball: Lincoln men fall at home in opener |Nov 17, 2014

LOWER OXFORD >> Lincoln men’s basketball coach John Hill knew well ahead of time their home opener was going to be a tough one. The Lions, with a much different cast than a year ago, would have to start finding their own identity in a hurry, as coming right out of the gate, they’d be squaring off against one of the very best teams in Division II in East Stroudsburg.

Basketball: Lincoln looks to continue progress |Nov 14, 2014

LOWER OXFORD >> To get an idea just how much progress the Lincoln men’s basketball program has made under John Hill, consider this: the 2014-15 squad must replace its top three scorers and yet the Lions were picked to finish second in the CIAA Northern Division in the preseason coach’s poll.

Ice Hockey: Little luck, lot of work gives Downingtown East first win |Nov 10, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> Highly ranked Downingtown East took the ice on Friday in search of its first win while Unionville, on the other hand, was trying to prevent a losing skid for the first time this season.

Boys Soccer: Unionville edged by Reading |Nov 7, 2014

REIFFTON >> Rich Garber only had one question for his Unionville team immediately after its season came to an end.

Field Hockey: Unionville ousted in second overtime |Nov 7, 2014

AMBLER >> District 1 champion Unionville had its chances in the Nov. 4 PIAA Class AAA first-round field hockey contest against Cumberland Valley at Wisshickon High School. Unfortuantely for them, not enough went in.

Ice Hockey: Unionville’s goaltender steps up in win |Nov 4, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> It may only be the first full week of the EPIHA Ches-Mont hockey season, but it was still a big game between Unionville and the defending State Champion West Chester Rustin boys teams Friday night.

Field Hockey: Unionville rolls to district title |Nov 2, 2014

AMBLER >> It was the third time in four years that Unionville was at Wissahickon High School playing for the District 1 Class AAA field hockey crown. The first two trips brought nothing but heartache, as Unionville had to settle for runner-up finishes each time, most recently, falling to Central Bucks South in overtime in 2012.

Girls Cross Country: Unionville, Conestoga second at PIAA meet |Nov 2, 2014

Hershey >> On Saturday morning some of the local high schools put their best foot forward in the PIAA Cross Country Championships at the Parkview Cross Country Course.

Girls Ice Hockey: Unionville rolls over W.C. East in opener |Nov 1, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> She may be new to the Unionville girls hockey team, but there wasn’t a single person who didn’t learn Madison Douchette’s name by the end of the night Friday.

Football: Johnson, Buchholz shine for Great Valley |Nov 1, 2014

EAST WHITELAND >> Great Valley’s running back River Johnson and defensive end Ryan Buchholz dominated their senior night.

Football: Unionville seals winning season with win over Oxford |Nov 1, 2014

OXFORD >> A week removed from a loss that knocked them out of playoff contention for the first time in years, Unionville didn’t have much to play for when they traveled to Oxford on Friday night.