KAU wins Junior League East regional

By John Sorce, Special To The Times The KAU Junior League baseball team won the East Region and will advance to the Junior League World Series. FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ – KAU Kennett Square Little League won the Junior League Baseball East Regional Tournament Championship at Michael J Tighe Park on Wednesday afternoon in by defeating Ossining Little League from New York by a score of 15-5 in a six...

It is time to try to dial back the anger

We’re deeply thankful that Costello, Meehan and Smucker are OK after DC shooting By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) should have been at his usual perch, at shortstop, next to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Wednesday morning, when a lone gunman opened fire on Republican congressman and staffers Wednesday morning — but he missed his ride by a couple of minutes. The congressmen...

URA baseball registration opens Jan. 5

Union Recreation Association Baseball registration opens Jan. 5. URA Baseball, which is affiliated with Cal Ripken Baseball, is open to boys and girls in Unionville Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD), Kennett Consolidated School District, Avon Grove School District, and parts of West Chester Area School District. Our youth baseball program includes ages 5-12, and features multiple divisions geared...

Kennett Old Timers Hall of Fame banquet, Jan. 16

KENNETT — The 36th annual Kennett Old TimersBaseball Hall of Fame Banquet and induction ceremony will be held on Jan. 16 at the Kennett Fire Company Red Clay Room.  The ceremony honors local athletes who haveexcelled in baseball after high school.  Longtime Phillies broadcaster and club ambassador Chris Wheeler will be this year’s guest speaker.  There are eight inductees for2016:  Bill...

Roux picked for North Atlantic U14 baseball squad

Jason Roux was selected by USA Baseball to represent the North Atlantic region as part of the National Team Identification Series. Unionville’s Jason Roux will be taking the national stage later this month when he travels to the USA Baseball National training center in Cary, N.C. Roux was selected by USA Baseball to represent the North Atlantic region as part of the National Team Identification...

KAU opens fall baseball, softball registration

Registration for the KAU fall baseball and softball programs is now open and will remain open through mid-September.Programs are offered for boys ages 6-18 and girls ages 7-18. See the 2015 Fall Baseball or Softball Age and League charts on the KAU website www.kaulittleleague.com for information about age groups, division eligibility and fee structure.    Send article as...

Chester County’s Mike Piazza belongs in the Hall

Lunkhead sportswriters may keep him out, but we know the truth By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s Mike Piazza belongs in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The game never saw a better hitting catcher. More than likely, sometime Tuesday morning, we’re going to see that Chester County’s own Mike Piazza, hands down the best hitting catcher in baseball, just missed getting elected...

Dog Day baseball clinics start Friday

KENNETT — KAU Little League invites all incoming 5th though 8th graders to two free events to welcome them to the “big fields” they will play baseball on during the 2014 fall and 2015 spring baseball seasons. All participants must reside or attend any public or private school in the Kennett Consolidated or Unionville-Chadds Ford School Districts.    Send article...

California dreamin’: the left coast is awesome

But you need to know a few things before moving there… By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times My family and I just returned from the most amazing vacation to southern California. It was SO good that none of us wanted to come back to Pennsylvania. And, that is saying something when you have two teenagers. What made it so spectacular? The weather. How could you not love low (to no) humidity,...

Chesco All-Stars fall one win short of US title game

The Big League Baseball East Regional Champs from Chester County — District 28 — fell one win short of reaching the U.S. title game. With a 1-2 record going in to the final day of Big League World Series pool play, the Eastern Regional Champions—an all-star team comprised of young men from District 28/Chester County—had a chance to a earn a berth in the United States Championship. All they...