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Those were the words of Downingtown West head coach Dave Parrish after a thrilling five-set District 1 Class AAA playoff game against Unionville.

West (11-2) were able to punch their ticket to the quarterfinals for the first time in program history, but the win was not easy by any stretch of the imagination.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:30:14 -0400 2014-10-24T15:30:14-04:00 2014-10-24T15:30:16-04:00
<![CDATA[New solar panel at C.F. Patton will provide more food for Kennett Food Cupboard]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A new solar array panel at C.F. Patton Middle School that will enable the school's vegetable garden to grow produce nine months of the year was dedicated Friday morning.

"This is truly a community project, a great project," said Sen. Dominic Pileggi, who attended the dedication along with Rep.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:03:21 -0400 2014-10-24T15:03:21-04:00 2014-10-24T15:03:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Girls Volleyball: Unionville turns tables on Avon Grove]]> East Marlborough >> Last year Unionville's volleyball team saw their season come to an end when they were defeated by Avon Grove. On Tuesday night, the ninth seeded Indians returned the favor to the No. 24 Red Devils, defeating them by scores of 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 25-22 in the first round of the District 1 Class AAA playoffs.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:52:31 -0400 2014-10-23T16:52:31-04:00 2014-10-23T16:52:58-04:00
<![CDATA[FIELD HOCKEY: Gould's heroics lift Avon Grove over Methacton in District 1 Class AAA opener]]> Linfield >> Three new starters on the backline and a forward line that needed to replace a slew of graduated goal scorers.

Dealbreaker for the 2014 field hockey season for Avon Grove?

Nope, not even close.

With Avon Grove facing elimination in the first round of the District 1 Class AAA playoffs for the third-straight year, Mary Gould took her turn to play hero, netting the game-winner on a beautifully executed penalty corner with four minutes remaining in the first overtime period to lift the Red Devils over No.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:15:27 -0400 2014-10-23T16:15:27-04:00 2014-10-23T16:15:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Lincoln shaded late by ECSU]]> LOWER OXFORD >> It wasn't have been the prettiest game of football when Lincoln hosted Elizabeth City State for homecoming Saturday. Both teams tended to hurt themselves with mistakes. But in the end, the only thing that really matters is who has the most points on the scoreboard.

Petey Boone bulled his way into the end zone from two-yards out with 5:31 to play to give the Vikings a 27-26 victory.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:57:45 -0400 2014-10-22T13:57:45-04:00 2014-10-22T13:57:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Council waives road fees for library]]> OXFORD >> Oxford Borough Council voted to waive the road opening fees for the Oxford Public Library expansion project and took a small step toward putting a crosswalk in front of the location.

The actual amount of the road opening permit is uncertain, because it is calculated as a $100 base fee plus a charge for the square footage of pavement disturbed.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:55:19 -0400 2014-10-22T13:55:19-04:00 2014-10-22T13:55:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Oxford flies past Avon Grove]]> OXFORD >> On Friday night, the Oxford offense put on a show for the home fans, defeating Avon Grove 38-28 in a non-league contest.

The Hornets' air attack was close to unstoppable. Quarterback Dan Green threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns -- two of them going to star wide receiver Ryan Hubley -- who had 139 yards on 13 catches.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:52:34 -0400 2014-10-22T13:52:34-04:00 2014-10-22T13:52:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville continues to fight against bullying]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> It may have been some time since the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board has made mention of bullying, but that doesn't mean they haven't continued to work on it.

"A goal that we have discussed before is the importance of bringing parents into the discussion," said board member Kathleen Do.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:51:20 -0400 2014-10-22T13:51:20-04:00 2014-10-22T13:51:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Pitts, Houghton spar in Lancaster debate for Congress]]> LANCASTER >> U.S. Rep. Joseph Pitts said he represents his constituents in the halls of government.

Challenger Tom Houghton said he'll be out with the people to speak for them.

Houghton, the underdog Democratic challenger in the 16th Congressional District, relentlessly tried to hammer that point in a 90 minute debate Tuesday.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:47:04 -0400 2014-10-22T13:47:04-04:00 2014-10-22T13:47:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Township may take ownership of Chandler Mill bridge]]> The fate of the Chandler Mill bridge remains a controversy, but a definitive step toward a final resolution is set for the near future.

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors announced at their regular meeting Oct. 15 that at their next meeting on Nov. 5 they would vote on taking over ownership of bridge from the county.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:41:23 -0400 2014-10-21T14:41:23-04:00 2014-10-21T14:41:28-04:00
<![CDATA[It's official: Ross will be on ballot]]> HARRISBURG>> Republican State Rep. Chris Ross will stay on the ballot for the 158th state House race in November after Commonwealth Court rejected an appeal that objected to Ross replacing former candidate Cuyler Walker.

"I'm disappointed that the court decided to ratify the Republican Party's last-minute switcheroo politics.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:01 -0400 2014-10-21T14:33:01-04:00 2014-10-21T14:33:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett area man survives Alaska train derailment]]> NEW GARDEN >> A township man has recovered from his injuries and says he's lucky to be alive after the train he was riding on earlier this year in southeast Alaska derailed, sending him into the icy waters of a huge lake.

Robert Kratz and his family were on the train on a sightseeing adventure, as part of a cruise on the Norweigian Pearl.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:26:37 -0400 2014-10-21T14:26:37-04:00 2014-10-21T14:27:16-04:00
<![CDATA[From the Ground Up: Mulching: It's not just for springtime]]> When I was out walking Tuesday morning, I stopped to chat with one of my neighbors, who was applying mulch to a newly-weeded and watered perennial bed. I was impressed by her efforts (I'm behind in my garden chores, as is usual just lately). I was also impressed that she had purchased the load of mulch from our township yard for half the springtime price -- a late-season benefit.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:30:48 -0400 2014-10-17T10:30:48-04:00 2014-10-17T10:30:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Take the time to honor firefighters this week]]> When local firefighters stage activities for National Fire Prevention Week this week, they are following a tradition that began with commemorating one of the worst fire disasters of all time.

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, in which hundreds of people were killed and thousands of buildings destroyed, is far removed from the smoke detector alerts and stop-drop-and-roll drills of today's fire prevention activities, but the focus is the same.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:29:34 -0400 2014-10-17T10:29:34-04:00 2014-10-17T10:29:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: Go for a hayride]]> Nothing says autumn more than a family hayride. And once again, the state parks in Delaware are offering hayrides for individuals or you can sign up as a group. These are the Delaware State Parks that are offering hayrides this fall. Some of them are also offering s'mores and campfires as an add-on.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:26:22 -0400 2014-10-17T10:26:22-04:00 2014-10-17T10:26:29-04:00