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...

Rustin dominates West Chester East, 49-7

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Victory formation was in order for West Chester Rustin, late, against rival West Chester East. WESTTOWN — Bayard Rustin High School did not have the kind of football season that had become the school’s norm in 2016, actually posting a losing record. But in case anyone was wondering: Rustin is back in 2017. The Knights made that clear, as yhey extended...

Unionville holds off Avon Grove, 14-6, in defensive battle

Unionville’s Zach Lawrence takes down Avon Grove QB Shane Wolford during Friday night’s game. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — With the hurricane damage of Harvey in Texas very much on the minds of all in attendance (not to mention the impending damage of Hurricane Irma in Florida), neighboring Unionville and Avon Grove got together Friday to...

D-Town East wins wild one over N. Penn, 61-44

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Downingtown East players celebrate during an epic 61-44 win over North Penn, Friday night. DOWNINGTOWN — In “The Battle at Kottenmeyer,” Downingtown East won an epic game during home opener against Suburban One League powerhouse North Penn, Friday night — a back and forth contest that lit up the scoreboard and broke scoring records. The game was...

Unionville mounts miracle comeback to stun Academy Park, 23-20

Unionville senior QB Alex Gorgone fires down field Friday night. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The math was, to be frank, almost impossible. Unionville trailed a tough Academy Park, 20-9 with just 2:58 to go — an eight-yard run by QB Skylor Fillis appeared to be the dagger, the score that put the game out of reach — and the contest was basically over. Except suddenly,...

Shanahan opens season with powerful win over W. Philly, 48-6

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times The Bishop Shanahan defense closes in on a West Philadelphia runner — the Eagles were able to shut down the Speedboys for almost the entire game. DOWNINGTOWN — With the end of summer near, a few things are certain:  school is starting soon, the night air feels crisp, and high school football is back under the lights.  That was the scene this...

Unionville knocks off Spring Ford in season opener, 26-17

Unionville’s JT Hower goes up and grabs a key first quarter interception. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The TImes ROYERSFORD – What a difference a year makes. A year ago, a powerful Spring Ford team came in and dismantled Unionville to open the 2016 season. Friday night, the Indians got a bit of pay back, battling to a hard-fought 26-17 win over the Rams in a non-league, season opener for...