Unionville Boys’ rugby knocks off Conestoga, 17-15

Indians’ ruggers advance to state final 8 The Unionville Boys Rugby team following Sunday’s 17-15 win over Conestoga. WAYNE — The Unionville Boys Varsity team eliminated the reigning state champions, Conestoga High School, in the first round of the Pennsylvania State Championship playoffs. Head coach Brian Dunbar said “The result is remarkable as UHS has been in a rebuilding...

Wilks, Tomasetti to win inaugural Yoder scholar-athlete award

Sophie Wilks (tennis, Unionville High School) and Kerry Tomasetti (football and basketball, Kennett High School) are the inaugural recipients of the Richard B. Yoder High School Scholar-Athlete Award. Each will receive a $1000.00 scholarship for post-secondary education, each will be listed on the Chester County Sports Hall of Fame (CCSHOF) website, and each will receive honorary CCSHOF membership. The...

Unionville’s Sampson signs with NFL’s Vikings

Richie Sampson in action for Coastal Carolina. Photo courtesy Coastal Carolina Athletics. Richie Sampson, a star safety for Coastal Carolina — and formerly an all-Conference and Player of the Year performer for Unionville High School — was signed Sunday as a free agent by the Minnesota Vikings. Sampson, a 6-2, 205 lb. safety, will attempt to become the first former Unionville player to make...

Kennett’s Feliciano scales new heights in pole vault

By Hannah Christopher, Running Editor, The Times Xavier Feliciano at the Pennsylvania Indoor Track Carnival at Lehigh University. Xavier Feliciano is an extraordinary person who is a senior at Kennett High School.   His pole vaulting coach Paul Eyanson is also extraordinary, and the two of them together have accomplished great heights.   Literally and physically the team of these two have made...

St. Pat’s boys continue march to title

KENNETT SQUARE — The St. Patrick’s Boys’ CYO basketball team is undefeated in 2016-17. The St. Patrick’s boys’ varsity CYO basketball team has had quite a remarkable season – one for the record books. St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square participates in CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) sports. St. Patrick’s CYO, headed by Athletic Director Bill Dobbins, is one of thirteen...

KSQ CC crowns platform tennis champs

Luke and Kim Alikanavitch (left) and Todd and Paula  Piercy battled for the Kennett Square Platform Tennis Mixed Doubles title. EAST MARLBOROUGH — On January 21st, Kennett Square Golf and Country Club held the mixed doubles Club Championships for Platform Tennis.  Also referred to as paddle most of the time, the game is an addictive outside sport that allows you to hit a ball and take it...

Upland hosts 43rd annual boys’ invitational ice hockey tournament

Rumsey Hall School, Rectory School, Greenwich Country Day School, Upland Country Day School and New Canaan Country School teams competed in the 43rd annual Upland Invitational Ice Hockey Tournament at Upland Rink. KENNETT SQUARE – Upland Country Day School recently hosted its 43rd annual Upland Invitational Ice Hockey Tournament at the John M. Cleveland Rink on the school’s campus in Kennett...

John Finfrock (sitting middle) was surrounded by his parents, Mark Finfrock (sitting left) and Claire Finfrock (sitting right), as well as by (standing from left) principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz, coach Mr. Mike McConomy, athletic director Mr. Sean Harvey, and former coach Mr. Sean Tischler as he signed his National Letter of Intent recently at Kennet high School. KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett High School...

WC East knocks off Unionville, 10-7

Late FG decides District One, 5A playoff opener Unionville’s Bryce McManus closes in on West Chester East’s Jared Cooper. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The faces told the story. Joy — on the faces of West Chester East football players after Jake Bonnett’s final minute, 27-yard field goal gave it a hard-fought 10-7 win over Unionville...

Ebanour heads Pennsylvania Hunt Cup field

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Champion owner Irv Naylor’s Ebanour has been supplemented to the $35,000 Pennsylvania Hunt Cup, and the Virginia Gold Cup winner will be the horse to beat in the four-mile journey over timber fences at Unionville on Sunday. The 82nd annual Pennsylvania Hunt Cup kicks off with a 1:30 p.m. post time for the first of its five races, four over timber and one on the flat. Ebanour...