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 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:19:13 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Performance Golf: Justin Martinson on The Big Break]]> 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. Otherwise, I might just go back to bed and pull the covers up over my head.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:30:32 -0500 2015-03-02T16:30:32-05:00 2015-03-02T16:30:32-05:00
<![CDATA[Girls Swimming: Locals off and running at districts]]> Philadelphia >> Many local swimmers shined during the first day of the District 1 Swimming Championships at La Salle University on Thursday.

In the girls Class AA competition, Villa Maria set themselves up to win their 13th straight District 1 title. After Thursday's events the Hurricanes lead the field with a score of 300.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:19:07 -0500 2015-02-27T14:19:07-05:00 2015-02-27T14:19:07-05:00
<![CDATA[Women's Basketball: Lincoln women clinch, despite loss]]> 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. Coming off a year that saw the Lions struggling with the transition to Division II basketball with just four wins, they nearly doubled that total.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:16:13 -0500 2015-02-25T17:16:13-05:00 2015-02-25T17:16:13-05:00
<![CDATA[Ice Hockey: Oxford closes door on Hodgson in playoff opener]]> 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.

But now, Oxford is headed toward the semifinals of the DSHA Varsity playoffs after a 4-0 shutout over Hodgson Tuesday night the Pond Ice Arena.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:07:42 -0500 2015-02-25T17:07:42-05:00 2015-02-25T17:07:42-05:00
<![CDATA[Surviving members of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reflect on passing of teammate Bob Suter]]> 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.

But 35 years later, there's now an empty spot in the legendary locker room where defenseman Bob Suter once sat.

As the 19 surviving members of the team gathered in Lake Placid on the anniversary of their game against the Soviet Union, they were able to reflect on the life of their teammate and friend, who passed away from a heart attack in September 2014 at the age of 57.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:39:01 -0500 2015-02-23T15:39:01-05:00 2015-02-23T15:39:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Hundreds make the journey to Lake Placid to see the reunion of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team]]> LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> Do you still believe in miracles?

The hundreds of people who gathered in the small town of Lake Placid, New York, over the weekend sure did as they paid tribute to what Sports Illustrated named as the Top Sports Moment of the 20th Century -- the Miralce on Ice.

"In sports in general, everyone roots for the underdog, which we certainly were the underdog," said Dave Christian of the 1980 U.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:38:21 -0500 2015-02-23T15:38:21-05:00 2015-02-23T15:38:21-05:00
<![CDATA[KMC gymnasts score well in trampoline meet]]> 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. The KMC trampoline team hosted more than 150 competitors from 13 teams and five states.

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:24:46 -0500 2015-02-10T16:24:46-05:00 2015-02-10T16:24:46-05:00
<![CDATA[Basketball: Octorara routs Oxford to clinch American]]> 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.

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:25:10 -0500 2015-02-05T18:25:10-05:00 2015-02-05T18:25:10-05:00
<![CDATA[Basketball: Flores, Shanahan ignite Unionville second half rally, clinch Ches-Mont Final Four berth]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Micayla Flores, Lexi Shanahan and the Unionville seniors heard head coach Fred Ellzy's message at halftime, loud and clear.

With the Indians playing arguably their worst first half of the season with a Ches-Mont Final Four berth on the line, the seniors fed off Ellzy's words coming out of the locker room.

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:18:25 -0500 2015-02-05T18:18:25-05:00 2015-02-05T18:18:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Ice Hockey: Snowden, Poco lead Oxford rout against Newark]]> 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.

"We were trying to get a lot of practice passing it around and give some guys who maybe don't have any goals a chance to score" said Oxford head coach Harry Giovan of the game plan against the short-handed Newark team.

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:42:19 -0500 2015-02-02T16:42:19-05:00 2015-02-03T11:24:47-05:00
<![CDATA[Girls Swimming: Avon Grove girls capture first Ches-Mont League title]]> 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. Throughout 2015 they have been racking up accomplishments. They captured their second-winning record, and defeated West Chester Henderson.

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:19:31 -0500 2015-02-02T16:19:31-05:00 2015-02-02T16:19:31-05:00