Downingtown’s Lauletta drafted by Giants

Kyle Lauletta It appears that Downingtown East graduate Kyle Lauletta will be following the footsteps of notable Chester County quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub to the National Football League, following his selection in the fourth round, Saturday by the New York Giants. Lauletta, a star for Richmond, had been seen as a sleeper pick — many scouts compare him to San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy...

Fly Eagles, Fly

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It’s been quite a week of celebrating in Philadelphia! Just a few days shy of Valentine’s Day, there has been nothing but love in the air thanks to that incredible win last Sunday. I will be honest (even at the risk of being ostracized) and tell you that I am not a die-hard football fan. I can count on one hand the number of regular season games I...

Reif retires, search on for new UHS Ass’t. Prinicipal

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The search is on for a new Assistant Principal at Unionville High School after long-time school administrator Rudy Reif announced his decision to retire last week. UHS Principal Jimmy Conley informed the school community in an email of Reif’s decision — thanking him for his service to the school and community. “I wanted to express my...

Coatesville knocked off as St. Joe’s mounts late comeback

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times St. Joseph’s Prep’s James Cherry celebrates a score en route to a come from behind victory over Coatesville, Friday, in the state 6A football semi final. DOWNINGTOWN — Coatesville was one of the last two teams from Chester County remaining alive in the state football playoffs — and unlike their downcounty neighbors from Unionville (which...

Unionville overwhelmed by Wood, 49-28 in state semifinal

Archbishop Wood running back Nasir Peoples races to the endzone for a score against Unionville. The Indians struggled to contain the star running back. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times PHILADELPHIA — The dream came to an end, a bit like losing those last precious moments of sleep, with a jarring realization that its all slipping away and can’t be recovered. Unionville’s...

DISTRICT CHAMPS! Late INT/TD by Young spurs Coatesville to 35-28 win

CONCORD — Thanks to a dramatic late score, Coatesville will be advancing to the state 6A state semi finals, after defeating Garnet Valley, Friday night, 35-28. The Red Raiders won the District 1, 6A title and are now just one win from a return to the state championship game in Hershey. With the two teams tied 28-28 with less than a minute to go and the Jaguars (12-2) driving into field goal range,...

DISTRICT CHAMPS! Unionville knocks off Springfield to advance to state semis

Unionville players all reach in to touch the PIAA District One, 5A championship trophy, that they won Friday night night by defeating Springfield, 35-25. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times SPRINGFIELD — To say it was a big, freakin’ deal is to understate things by an order of magnitude. Unionville used exceptional defense and the arm and legs of senior QB Alex Gorgone to defeat top seeded...

Cotesville crushes Pennsbury, advances to 6A District final

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Coatesville players celebrate a score during Friday night’s dismantling of Pennsbury in the District One, 6A semifinals. CALN — If you had any doubt that the 2017 Coatesville football team is for real, Friday night’s easy dispatch of one of Southeast Pennsylvania’s top programs should erase them entirely. The Red Raiders (12-1 — No....

Unionville overcomes slow start, defeats Marple Newtown to advance to Section 1 finals

Unionville’s JT Hower leaps high to grab his second interception of the game against Marple Newtown. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – With a bit less than three minutes left in the first quarter, it looked like Unionville’s football team had run out of answers against Marple Newtown — and was about to get run out of the District One, 5A playoffs. Down...

Unionville cruises to 2nd playoff win, 39-8

Unionville assistant football coach Jeff Sanders — a Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient — leads his team onto the field Friday night as part of a salute to Veterans. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — While the ambient temperature was downright frigid, one of the hottest football teams in the area — Unionville — continued its march through...