RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:44:36 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Spotlight of the Week: Kennett Y swimmer is All-American]]> 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.

She was competing in a meet and won and was suddenly told afterward that her time had qualified her for district competition.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:04:16 -0400 2014-09-18T12:04:16-04:00 2014-09-18T12:04:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Boys Soccer: Wood's save fuels Warriors]]> 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.

The West Chester Henderson goalie knew his team had a one goal lead and controlled possession throughout the opening half. Giving up a goal in that situation would certainly have changed the whole complexion of the game.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:53:13 -0400 2014-09-18T11:53:13-04:00 2014-09-18T11:53:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Missed opportunities spell doom for Lincoln]]> 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.

There was a difference on the field as well as in atmosphere Sept.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:02:46 -0400 2014-09-17T10:02:46-04:00 2014-09-17T10:02:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Unionville spoils Avon Grove's homecoming]]> 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.

The Indians dominated on defense and showcased how assertive their running game could be, racking up 279 yards on the ground.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:02:59 -0400 2014-09-15T23:02:59-04:00 2014-09-15T23:03:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Spotlight of the Week: Always just one of the boys]]> 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.

Growing up with an athletic older brother and two cousins, she almost had no choice.

Well, at least her brother had no choice but to let her play.

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:08:55 -0400 2014-09-14T19:08:55-04:00 2014-09-16T20:05:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Winning golf: Get that big bounce back]]> 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. I just made a bad swing at the wrong time." This past weekend, Billy found himself in a similar position and pulled through to win by two.

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:10:30 -0400 2014-09-14T19:10:30-04:00 2014-09-14T19:10:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Field hockey: Farrell's big night leads Downingtown East over Avon Grove]]> WEST GROVE >> The Downingtown East field hockey coaches installed a new offensive system this year, one focused on the transition game.

The players have bought in, and are making it work. The 4-0 victory Sept. 8 in Avon Grove kept the Cougars undefeated at 5-0, including 2-0 in the Ches-Mont.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:39:20 -0400 2014-09-12T19:39:20-04:00 2014-09-12T19:39:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Volleyball: Shultz sisters power Shanahan over Unionville]]> UNIONVILLE >> Bishop Shanahan has a very unique one-two punch.

You may already know senior Rita Shultz who has established a name for herself in the program. Now Rita's sister, Renee, joins the team as a freshman, completing the unlikely combo on the frontline for Shanahan.

The sisters' combined 14 kills and 10 assists led Shanahan to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-23) match win over rival Unionville in Unionville Sept.

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:16:18 -0400 2014-09-11T16:16:18-04:00 2014-09-11T16:16:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Girls Cross Country: Young, Breeding run Unionville past Great Valley]]> 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.

Fresh off of their 2013 PIAA state championship season, the Indians returned to the course Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8. They kicked off their season in a tri-meet against Great Valley and Sun Valley.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:24:23 -0400 2014-09-10T20:24:23-04:00 2014-09-10T20:30:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Base Ball: Brandywine BBC drops double match against Talbot]]> 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. Players in the league also refer to themselves in nicknames, which was common during that period of time.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:26:44 -0400 2014-09-10T16:26:44-04:00 2014-09-10T16:26:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: W.C. East rolls behind Roberts]]> 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.

Roberts backed up his solid week one outing by completing 16 of his 20 passes, piling up 275 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 41 yards in West Chester East's thrashing of Kennett, 35-13.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:58:01 -0400 2014-09-09T09:58:01-04:00 2014-09-09T09:58:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Mistakes cost Unionville in shootout loss to Exeter]]> REIFFTON >> Pat Clark felt Unionville gave the game away.

All it took was one play at the end of the half. The end result favored Unionville.

Exeter quarterback Chase Yocum was ejected from the game after throwing a touchdown pass and gave Exeter a 10-point lead to end the half.

But the moral victory was there as the one player who torched the Indians defense for 235 total yards and four touchdowns in the half could not return to the field.

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:59:06 -0400 2014-09-07T19:59:06-04:00 2014-09-07T19:59:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Great Valley grinds out win over Avon Grove]]> 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.

Senior quarterback Zach Ludwig led the charge for the Patriots and had a supporting cast both in the air and on the ground to give Great Valley over 300 yards in the game.

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:32:00 -0400 2014-09-06T14:32:00-04:00 2014-09-06T14:32:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Cross Country: Downingtown West boys and girls teams take control in Ches-Mont National]]> 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.

On Wednesday afternoon both teams opened up their season, and did not disappoint the predictions.

Due to the rain that fell upon Springton Manor Farm on Tuesday evening, the race was reduced from the normal five kilometers, to two miles.

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:51:44 -0400 2014-09-05T17:51:44-04:00 2014-09-05T17:52:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Cook-Jordan connection powers Lincoln]]> 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.

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:49:12 -0400 2014-09-05T17:49:12-04:00 2014-09-05T17:49:17-04:00