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 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:50:39 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Girls volleyball: Downingtown West reaches district quarterfinals for first time]]> Caln >> "That has got to be the biggest win for our program."

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.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:30:14 -0400 2014-10-24T15:30:14-04:00 2014-10-24T15:30:16-04:00
<![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.

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.

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.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:57:45 -0400 2014-10-22T13:57:45-04:00 2014-10-22T13:57:48-04:00
<![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.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:52:34 -0400 2014-10-22T13:52:34-04:00 2014-10-22T13:52:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Girls Volleyball: Unionville gives Conti-D'Antonio 500th win]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Unionville volleyball team had lots to celebrate on Wednesday, senior night, a division title, but the biggest thrill was for the man in charge.

Head coach Rob Conti-D'Antonio registered his 500th career win in his 31-year career as the Indians finished the regular season with a 3-0 victory over Avon Grove, 25-17, 25-18, 25-10, in Ches-Mont League American Division play.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:18:58 -0400 2014-10-16T15:18:58-04:00 2014-10-16T15:19:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Boys Soccer: W.C. Henderson clinches National Division title with convicing win over Oxford]]> WEST CHESTER >> Ellis Vague had a smile on his face moments after West Chester Henderson accomplished one of its goals from the start of the season.

Going into the Warriors' match with Oxford, Vague was aware what his team needed to seal the Ches-Mont National Division title. He wasn't going to let a win over the Hornets slip away.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:10:31 -0400 2014-10-16T15:10:31-04:00 2014-10-16T15:10:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Cross country: Downingtown West clinches first Ches-Mont boys' title since 1988]]> East Marlborough >> Entering the 2014 Ches-Mont Cross Country Championships, there were questions to be answered.

Would West Chester Henderson's boys' team win its seventh straight title? Would Unionville's girls' team, the 2013 PIAA champions, continue their postseason dominance? Who would take first place in the girls', and boys' varsity races?

Those who came to Unionville High School on Monday morning witnessed exciting races.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:42:43 -0400 2014-10-15T18:42:43-04:00 2014-10-15T18:42:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Girls Soccer: Baxter, Weiderhold goals lead Cougars past Unionville to stay unbeaten in Ches-Mont National]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> It was a night game on the pitch as Unionville (7-3-0) played host to Downingtown East (7-0-3) Oct. 6. East, behind goals from Madison Baxter and Brittany Weiderhold, were able to hold on and beat Unionville 2-1 in a Ches-Mont game.

Twenty minutes into the contest, Baxter got the Cougars on the board with a nifty move past a Unionville defender and fired a rocket past goalkeeper Adriana Weber.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:46:26 -0400 2014-10-13T14:46:26-04:00 2014-10-13T14:46:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Field Hockey: Unionville edges Downingtown East in battle of Ches-Mont division leaders]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Tuesday's cross divisional match-up between Downingtown East and Unionville featured two teams with more in common than their respective places in the Ches-Mont standings.

East entered the night first in the National Division while Unionville sat atop the American.

Both teams have their eyes on deep district playoff runs as well.

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:08:03 -0400 2014-10-12T12:08:03-04:00 2014-10-12T12:08:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Boon's three TD's power Unionville past Octorara]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Brandon Boon never guessed he would have a double-digit touchdown season when Unionville football kicked off in August.

Unionville head coach Pat Clark, on the other hand, didn't seem surprised. Not with what Boon brings to the Indians' offense each week.

"Brandon is so elusive and he's fast," Clark said.

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:02:45 -0400 2014-10-11T15:02:45-04:00 2014-10-11T15:34:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Downingtown East overpowers Avon Grove]]> WEST GROVE >> In an age, and division, where the spread offense and zone blocking has almost become the norm, Downingtown East's physical running game has an old-school feel to it.

With pulling guards, and sometimes tackles, on almost every running play, East challenges defenses to match its physicality.

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:24:34 -0400 2014-10-11T15:24:34-04:00 2014-10-11T15:24:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Adderley helps Great Valley knock off Oxford]]> OXFORD >> You knew that the ball will be in the air often during the Great Valley-Oxford Ches-Mont League American Division football game.

Ryan Hubley was the marquee wide receiver coming into the night, but Great Valley's Nasir Adderley ended up being the star of the night.

Adderley caught 13 of Zach Ludwig's 14 completions Friday, good for 238 yards, and he scored twice on the ground also to lead Great Valley to a 41-22 victory.

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:13:08 -0400 2014-10-11T15:13:08-04:00 2014-10-11T15:13:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Coatesville remains perfect with win over Kennett]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Coatesville's football game with West Chester Henderson next week is one of the most anticipated games this season, but they did not want to take Friday night's game against Kennett lightly.

Coatesville (7-0) maintained its perfect season with a 42-7 win over Kennett (1-6) in their nonleague game at Kennett High School.

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:07:37 -0400 2014-10-11T15:07:37-04:00 2014-10-11T15:07:39-04:00
<![CDATA[New safety measure for ice hockey coming to county]]> Thomas Smith was just any ordinary hockey player with a dream of landing a scholarship to play at the collegiate level and someday making it to a pro team.

"I grew up playing hockey and it was my dream to have a career playing it," he said. "For me, hockey was the gateway to be the best I could be and it introduced me to so many great things outside of the sport.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:11:48 -0400 2014-10-10T16:11:48-04:00 2014-10-10T16:11:55-04:00