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, 02 Oct 2014 02:24:47 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Field Hockey: Unionville knocks off Great Valley]]> EAST WHITELAND >> Coming off a few less than competitive games where goals came at a breakneck pace, Unionville was going to have to adjust quickly to a team that was going to give them a challenge.

Great Valley, while still a young team, has been making some noise this season, and the Sept.

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<![CDATA[Boys golf: Hinckley captures Ches-Mont title, Stoudt wins girls division]]> EAST BRANDYWINE >> The stars shone brightly on an overcast day at the Ches-Mont golf championship on Monday at Applecross Country Club.

It wound up being a coronation for Downingtown East and Unionville, who were at the top of the standings through the dual meet portion of the schedule and easily held on for the overall crowns in the National and American Divisions, respectively.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:28:49 -0400 2014-09-30T15:28:49-04:00 2014-09-30T15:29:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Boys soccer: Ferraro's game-winner gives Unionville double overtime victory over Great Valley]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> There was no doubt in Peter Ferraro's mind he was going to shoot once he received the pass from Unionville teammate Sam Alfonsi.

Ferraro wasn't thinking about scoring the game-winning goal. Instead, he envisioned helping his team earn an important Ches-Mont win over a team his squad has not beaten in four years.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:38:59 -0400 2014-09-29T11:38:59-04:00 2014-09-29T11:39:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Octorara staves off Oxford]]> OXFORD >> Though it was a night where the offenses grabbed center stage, it was one simple stop that spelled the difference in Octorara's 42-40 Ches-Mont League American Divsion victory over Oxford on Friday night.

The Hornets had just pulled within two points following a 25-yard touchdown pass from Dan Green to Zach Deasey, with 21 seconds left on the clock.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:34:45 -0400 2014-09-29T11:34:45-04:00 2014-09-29T11:34:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Performance Golf: Hit up the driver to launch it high and far]]> The driver is unlike all the other clubs in your bag -- you really don't want to hit down on the ball at all. In fact, the average Angle of Attack (AoA) on the PGA Tour is 1.2 downward, but Rory McIlroy hits up 2 to 3 degrees and Bubba Watson his up 5 degrees and they KILL it! The AoA is simply a measurement of whether the club head is moving upward or downward through impact.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:02:19 -0400 2014-09-28T11:02:19-04:00 2014-09-28T11:02:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Vintage base ball: Big wins for Brandywine in afternoon doubleheader]]> 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.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:51:20 -0400 2014-09-27T09:51:20-04:00 2014-09-27T09:51:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Gordon, Sun Valley overpowers Kennett]]> Aston >> It was the Kijana Gordon and the offensive line show for Sun Valley as they racked up 353 yards -- all on the ground -- to come out on top in a shootout against Kennett, 38-27 Friday night in a Ches-Mont League American Division contest.

"Kijana had a great game," said Sun Valley head coach Ray Gionta.

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<![CDATA[Football: Red Raiders roll past Avon Grove]]> West Grove >> Coatesville just needed the opening kickoff of the game to show Avon Grove it wasn't ready to relinquish its undefeated football season Friday night.

Senior Ahkeema Evans started the game with a 90-yard kickoff return to put Coatesville up 7-0 just 12 seconds into the game and the Red Raiders (4-0) never looked back, piling on another 39 points in a 46-7 drubbing of the Red Devils (0-4).

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:42:01 -0400 2014-09-26T16:42:01-04:00 2014-09-26T16:42:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Girls Soccer: Kennett breaks through for first Ches-Mont League victory]]> CALN >> Two teams desperate for their first girls soccer Ches-Mont League win battled on a bright but breezy Sept. 22. When the day ended, Kennett High School would be riding home with a one in its division win column.

Elizabeth Dawyot broke a tie with a little over 10 minutes left in the second half to help the Blue Demons a 2-1 victory against Coatesville.

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<![CDATA[Football: Hubley snags 7 TDs in Oxford's shootout win over Kennett]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Ryan Hubley hauled in seven touchdowns passes from quarterback Danny Green as Oxford outlasted Kennett in a 53-47 shootout, spoiling the Blue Demons' homecoming festivities.

"This was probably my favorite game of my high school career," said Hubley, who caught 13 balls for 244 yards on the night.

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<![CDATA[Field Hockey : Betrando's penalty stroke goal lifts Henderson in OT]]> WEST GROVE >> Sometimes the best decision a coach can make is to delegate a decision to the players on the field.

Tuesday afternoon, West Chester Henderson was awarded a penalty stroke just under four minutes into the overtime period. Emma Betrando hit a beauty into the back of the cage for a 2-1 win over Avon Grove in a Ches-Mont League National Division match-up.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:46:57 -0400 2014-09-20T21:46:57-04:00 2014-09-20T23:58:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Pechin stars as Unionville batters Sun Valley]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville High School's Alex Pechin has been nothing short of spectacular all season and proved again on Friday night that he is one of the better quarterbacks in the Ches-Mont League.

Pechin threw three touchdown passes in Unionville's 38-0 Ches-Mont American Division win over Sun Valley.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:48:35 -0400 2014-09-20T21:48:35-04:00 2014-09-20T21:48:37-04:00
<![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.

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