Sports

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.

Drop it in for longer drives |Aug 24, 2014

Above is a before and after comparison of a young golfer who was mightily struggling with his game. On the left, he was moving his hands and club almost horizontally, out toward the ball at the start of his downswing.

Drop it in for longer drives |Aug 24, 2014

A young golfer who was mightily struggling with his game was moving his hands and club almost horizontally, out toward the ball at the start of his downswing. This move is known as swinging over-the-top.

O’Neill eager to change Avon Grove’s fortunes |Aug 22, 2014

London grove >> The Avon Grove football program has a bit of an identity problem.

Brandywine BBC tying together the love of baseball with history |Aug 19, 2014

Pocopson >> It was just another beautiful summer day in Pocopson Park and the perfect setting for an old fashioned game of baseball Sunday afternoon.

Four KAU teams begin quest for State Championships |Jul 28, 2014

While KAU already is enjoying a banner season, highlighted by the 18U baseball team’s winning the Eastern Regional Championship and earning a spot in the Big League World Series in Easley, South Carolina, several teams still are on the championship trail.

KAU 13U Red Team wins Vance Cooper Championship |Jul 28, 2014

Any team in any sport might expect that trying to win a championship on home turf could increase the pressure to do so, but winning that championship becomes more special, too. The members of the KAU 13U “Red” Team faced the pressure and now know that special feeling, too, after winning the 2014 Vance Cooper District 28 Championship at KAU’s Sinton Field, 13-8, over the Glenmoore-Eagle Youth Association (GEYA).

District 28 All-Stars head to Big League World Series |Jul 21, 2014

When the KAU Kings won the Eastern Regional Championship last season and advanced to the Senior League World Series, parents, coaches, and friends told them to be happy just to be there.

Best representing country in Nova Scotia |Jul 10, 2014

@CMonhollanDLN It has been a whirlwind of a year for Unionville High School’s Justin Best.

JOHN DUNNIGAN ON GOLF: Tried and true golf formula for breaking 90 |Jun 25, 2014

Last week, we talked about the formula for breaking 100. So lets talk about how to break 90 this week. If you break 90, you’re better than most golfers who play the game. I like the sound of that! The fact is that if more golfers would play the game in a strategically sound manner, the national average score would lower immediately.

UHS rowing wraps up inaugural season at national championships |Jun 11, 2014

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- It seemed almost improbable that four Unionville High School students were on the water at the SRAA National Championship Regatta May 24 when less than four months before, they were fighting to have a rowing club at their school.

Focus Your Attention and Play Better Golf! |Apr 25, 2014

This past weekend, I gave a very interesting, impromptu lesson to a golfer who was struggling mightily. He was shanking the ball and topping it. He was a bit frustrated to say the least. As I was leaving for the evening, he asked me to have a look.

KMC boys win Super Team |Apr 17, 2014

The coaches at KMC Gymnastics & Dance knew how good its boys team was, but even they were stunned at the results of the Pennsylvania State Championships when they walked away with just the second super team trophy in its history.

Former Avon Grove hockey player wins Founder’s Cup |Apr 16, 2014

Just a year removed from a Delaware Scholastic Hockey Association (DSHA) championship with Avon Grove, Billy Dixson added another title to his collection April 5.

Former pro hockey player helping young goaltenders |Apr 11, 2014

WEST GOSHEN – The pads were out and masks were on for a free goaltending clinic held by former professional goalie Dave Marlin Sunday afternoon at IceLine.

HEADstrong Foundation hosts fifth annual lacrosse tournament |Apr 10, 2014

WEST GROVE – Sports feature athleticism, competitiveness and exciting games, but sometimes the greatest moments in sports are when a community of athletes come together to support one another.

All-Star ice hockey game battles hunger |Apr 2, 2014

WEST GOSHEN – The State Champion may have been crowned a week ago, but the ice was filled with pucks, sticks and players for a more lighthearted, fun game at IceLine Saturday.

Ice Hockey: Stueve, Downingtown East derail Unionville’s Drive for Five |Mar 20, 2014

By CANDICE MONHOLLAN cmonhollan@dailylocal.com

Unionville girls roll to Flyers Cup title game |Mar 18, 2014

WEST GOSHEN – Even with a team short five members for the Flyers Cup, the Unionville High School girls ice hockey team continued to roll through the season, this time knocking out West Chester East by a final of 6-0 in the semifinal round on Monday night at IceLine.

Unionville skates to ICSHL girls championship |Mar 13, 2014

WEST GOSHEN – The Unionville High School girls ice hockey team held the best record in the Inter County Scholastic Hockey League girls division during the regular season and capped off their sweet season with a championship trophy on Monday night.

Unionville escapes in ICSHL playoff opener |Mar 7, 2014

WEST GOSHEN – Coming into the semifinal game, the Unionville High School girls ice hockey team averaged five goals per game, but they needed just one to beat Lansdale Catholic in the Inter Country Scholastic Hockey League playoff opener on Thursday night at IceLine.

Avon Grove boys hockey “alive and well” |Mar 6, 2014

It has been a long run for the Avon Grove boys hockey team.

Oxford fends off Harriton in a close playoff game |Feb 27, 2014

EAST NOTTINGHAM -- Jordan Logan wasn’t about to let the season end on his home court.

Ice Hockey: Henderson staves off Unionville to reach Ches-Mont final |Feb 27, 2014

By CANDICE MONHOLLAN cmonhollan@dailylocal.com

Top-seeded Unionville skates into semifinals with win over Downingtown West |Feb 27, 2014

WEST GOSHEN – The Unionville High School boys ice hockey team may have owned the best record in the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League during the regular season, but the playoffs wipe everything clean.

Local swimmer breaks 11-12 U.S. National Age Group record |Feb 20, 2014

Swimming has been a part of Matt Magness’ life since he was 5-years-old and he hasn’t let up since.

Unionville girls suffer first regulation loss |Feb 17, 2014

WEST GOSHEN – It only took less than four minutes for the outcome of the game to be decided, and it wasn’t going to be in Unionville’s (12-1-1) favor.

ICE HOCKEY: Unionville boys bounce back with win over Archbishop Ryan |Feb 7, 2014

WEST GOSHEN – A big win overcoming a tough goaltender and questionable calls was exactly the type of rebound the Unionville boys ice hockey team (14-1-1) needed after its first loss earlier in the week.

Gymnastics leads UHS senior Tamargo to Penn State |Jan 30, 2014

A typical day for Greg Tamargo starts at 6:15 a.m. as he heads out to school, returning home at 2:18 for 15 minutes before driving over an hour for practice from 4:30 to 9, then returning home to do homework and finally sleep between midnight and 1 a.

Unionville defeats Oxford, 51-40, on Jan. 16 |Jan 23, 2014

Rowing club looking to start at UHS |Jan 23, 2014

A new rowing club is looking for approval from the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District board to become a new addition to Unionville High School.

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EAST WHITELAND -- The faces were long and the walk was silent as the Avon Grove boys basketball team trudged to the locker room Friday night after another tight, late game loss, one that has typified the feisty Red Devils so far this season.

Battle between Kennett and Avon Grove ends in tie |Dec 27, 2013

NEWARK, Del. – It couldn’t have been a closer battle between two of the top three teams in the Delaware Scholastic Hockey Association boys varsity division Dec. 20.

Memorable year for Unionville girls cross country |Dec 20, 2013

KENNETT SQUARE -- It has been a year unlike any other for the Unionville girls cross country team. With the season now over and the accomplishments piled high, head coach Mark Lacianca and teammates Courtney Smith and Emily Fisher could look back and smile.

Unionville girls place 7th in nation |Dec 12, 2013

The Unionville High School girls cross country team was looking to add one more accomplishment to its incredible season on Saturday, and they did just that by placing seventh overall in the team standings at the prestigious Nike Cross Country Nationals in Portland, Ore.

Unionville girls continue to roll with win over Radnor |Nov 27, 2013

WEST GOSHEN – The Unionville girls ice hockey team has proven they can win close games and for the others, they can win big like the 6-0 shutout over Radnor in an Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League game Friday.

Ice Hockey: Unionville girls continue unbeaten run |Nov 21, 2013

WEST GOSHEN -- Unionville girls ice hockey head coach Fred Henjes knew he would have a good team this season, but never thought he’d have an undefeated one five games into the campaign.

Football: Avon Grove falls to Haverford in season finale |Nov 14, 2013

WEST GROVE—Haverford High came into West Grove on Friday night having just missed out in making the District 1 football playoffs with a 7-3 record, while Avon Grove was looking to end its season on a high note.

Tailgating and great weather greet the Hunt Cup |Nov 7, 2013

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Weekly Sports Scores |Oct 31, 2013

FIELD HOCKEY District 1 Class AAA Playoffs

Henderson handles tough challenge from Avon Grove |Oct 31, 2013

By NEIL GEOGHEGAN ngeohegan@dailylocal.com

Weekly Sports Scores |Oct 24, 2013

FIELD HOCKEY Avon Grove 2, Great Valley 1 (OT) – Oct. 14

Weekly Sports Scores |Oct 17, 2013

Dates: Oct. 8 – Oct. 14 BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Hunt Cup coming to Unionville |Oct 17, 2013

Tailgaters, racing enthusiasts and families wishing to spend a fall day in the country will enjoy watching topnotch steeplechase horses race over pristine rolling countryside in Unionville, Sunday, Nov.

Oxford honors another six athletes |Oct 17, 2013

EAST NOTTINGHAM -- Oxford High School came alive with sports stories from the past on Monday night. That’s when six more alums were inducted into the school’s Sports Wall of Fame.

Fire Team Making Strides |Oct 9, 2013

The Southern Chester County Soccer Association girls U9 travel team “Fire” had a challenging weekend. On Saturday, the team lost 0-2 to Coventry Crush team, followed by a Sunday loss 0-1 to the Lower Merion Soccer Club Epic team.

This is how you dew green reading |Oct 2, 2013

My first lesson the other day was to cover green reading. The early morning provides the best time to learn to truly see how the slope affects the roll of your putts. I recommend you “dew” this exercise as often as you can to hole more of those must make putts.

Football: Oxford moves to 4-0 after topping Kennett |Sep 26, 2013

OXFORD — Oxford High School head coach Mike Pietlock hasn’t seen a lot of success when it comes to the Oxford-Kennett matchup. Five years ago, when Pietlock was an assistant at Kennett, marked the last time the Hornets had a win over the Blue Demons.