Shanahan overpower D-East, 41-14

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Bishop Shanahan’s Dan Dibeneditto races for the endzone as a pair of Downingtown West defenders close in. DOWNINGTOWN — This past Friday night, Bishop Shanahan extend its record to 3-2 as they defeat Downingtown West in a whopping 41-14 victory at their home turf, Jack Mancini Field. With Jack Mancini’s family in attendance, the Eagles played...

Downingtown East’s second half overpowers Unionville, 45-21

Downingtown East’s Nicolas Hesel closes in on Unionville’s Alex Gorgone as he loses the handle on a first-quarter fumble. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — For a half, it was truly epic, but the second half proved that depth and school size matters in high school football. Undefeated Unionville was giving undefeated Downingtown East all it could handle for two quarters...

Unionville holds off Rustin, 28-21, to stay undefeated

Unionville quarterback Alex Gorgone, seeming surrounded by Rustin’s Ty Pringle (25), Dan Shoup (50) and Padraic Kearns (90), managed to evade all three and throw what proved to be the winning TD late in the fourth quarter, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Alex Gorgone was pretty much doomed. On a crucial second and goal pass play in...

Coatesville, Ortega overpower Rustin, 49-0

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times West Chester Rustin could not cope with Coatesville’s speed and power, Friday night. CALN — On paper, it should have been an interesting matchup: one of the top Ches Mont National Division teams, Coatesville, versus one of the top Ches Mont American Division teams, West Chester Rustin. But the gap between the two divisions showed clearly this past...

Unionville overwhelms Octorara, 54-7

Unionville’s Alex gorgone threw for four TD leading the Indians past Octorara, 54-7. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times ATGLEN — For about three minutes, Thursday night, it looked like Unionville might be looking past Octorara to this coming week’s showdown with West Chester Rustin. The Braves (2-4, 0-2), struggling through their final year in the Ches Mont, stunned the undefeated...

Downingtown East takes down Shanahan, 34-7

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — In a statement game, Friday, night Downingtown East made it clear that it can make a claim as the top team in the Ches Mont and maybe Chester County. The Cougars extended their undefeated season to 5-0 as they took down Bishop Shanahan 34-7 at Jack Mancini Stadium, in a Ches Mont National matchup. “They played hard out there down to the...

Unionville’s overpowers Oxford, 40-0

Unionville’s Joe Zubillaga reaches up for an over the shoulder pass from Alex Gorgone for a TD, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — On paper, this looked like a close battle: undefeated Unionville facing a vastly improved Oxford team that was coming off a narrow 42-34 loss to powerhouse West Chester Rustin. But the Indians’ grunts in the trenches —...

Downingtown East grad named A-10 defensive player of the week

University of Dayton junior goalkeeper Kaelyn Johns was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 11-17. Johns, a graduate of Downingtown East High School, helped the Flyers to a 2-0 weekend with back-to-back shutout victories vs. Ohio (3-0) and Xavier (1-0 OT). She played all 187 minutes, had eight saves, and faced 17 shots.  This marks her third A-10 Defensive...

Coatesville Area High School Hall of Fame 2017 inductees announced

Maurice Gaffney, Thomas Walker, James Brooks, Gregory Hunter, Coach (and current State Representative) Harry Lewis Jr. from the 1983 State Runner up Indoor Track and Field Team, and 1984 State Runner up Outdoor Track and Field Teams COATESVILLE — The committee for the Coatesville Area High School Sports Hall of Fame announced the 2017 Inductees, who will be honored at an October dinner: Derrick...

Unionville holds off Kennett, 50-36, in wild one

Unionville’s Connor Schilling led a potent Indian run attack as they held off a tough Kennett team, Friday night. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT SQUARE – In the aftermath of a wild, high scoring contest between neighboring rivals, both Unionville and Kennett find themselves with more questions than answers after the Indians’ 50-36, Friday night, in Ches Mont American action. For...