Letter: Keep ‘Indians’ but embrace true Native Americans’ history

To The Editor, Football season is just starting for the Unionville-Chadds Ford Indians. Parents and coaches shout “Go U” to the players.  Its catchy, but it struck me as odd that “Go Indians” is never heard.  Asking around it seems parents are shy about the school’s mascot. Reading between the “let’s not go there” responses I’ve gotten to the topic led me to believe many...

Academy Park speeds past Unionville, 22-18

Indians overcome 14-0 deficit, but can’t hold on late By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Academy Parks’ furious pass rush — led here by Kasai Crawford — harassed Unionville quarterback Alex Gorgone all night. Jim Gill photo. SHARON HILL — Like it, or not, speed kills, even on a football field. Despite forcing six turnovers and mounting an impressive comeback from a 14-0 deficit,...

D-East dominates Unionville, 49-13

Cougars overpowering, but both teams still control league title fates DOWNINGTOWN — Downingtown East grabbed a lead just seconds into the game, a lead it would not lose, in overpowering Unionville, 49-13, in a wind and rainswept Kottmeyer Stadium, Friday night. Kameron Hammond-Green raced down the left sideline for the Cougars (5-0) 89 yards for an opening touchdown before the Indians (3-2) were...

Unionville wins epic battle over Rustin, 28-21

Unionville’s Brandon Boon dives in for the score in the final seconds as the Indians beat West Chester Rustin, Friday night, 28-21. Jim Gill photo. Indians’ score with :14 to go seals back and forth battle By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times WESTTOWN — With a shade more than 14 seconds remaining and the ball on the one-foot line, a whole season might well have come down to which...

Miscues cost Unionville, 31-13

Powerful Exeter team stymies Indians’ run game By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Pat Clark Jr. fights for the endzone scoring Unionville’s second and final TD of the night, as the Indians fell to Exeter, 31-13, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The difference between very good and excellence often comes down to a lot of small things. The Unionville High School football...

Boon, Boyle lead Unionville in romp over Garnet, 37-13

Explosive offense, speed bury neighboring rivals Unionville senior running back Brandon Boon (29) with fullback Bryce McManus (44) leading the way hits the line, Friday night. Boon rushed for 222 yards and a pair of TD in Unionville’s 37-13 win over Garnet Valley. Jim Gill Photo. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — If Friday night is any indication of things to come, the...

UHS Football 2015: Getting back to its roots

Indians to feature stout defense, return to focus on power running, ball-control By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Seniors Sam Gangel (65) and Dylan Rappucci (6) will lead an experienced returning group on defense for Unionville in 2015. You may have heard of throw-back Thursday on Facebook and other social media outlets, but for the Unionville High School football team, 2015 looks to be an entire...

UHS rugby has strong sevens showing

The Unionville High School boys rugby team tried its hand at Rugby Sevens this past weekend at a tournament at PPL Park in Chster. From left (front row) Ian Mears, Dylan Rappucci, Tim Zeidman, Brandon Boon, Dan Clifford; (Back row from left): Glen Brown, Austin Todd, Samir Streatfield, Coach Joe Baker, Max Camateros-Mann, Chris Helle, Gavin Grim, Thomas Mallon. CHESTER  — The Unionville High...

Unionville rushes past Oxford, 56-18

Indians’ seniors end season well with strong effort By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Unionville’s Michael Weber races up field with a game-changing interception — a 100-yard return for a score — that broke open a close game, as the Indians raced past Oxofrd, 56-18, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. OXFORD — For the Unionville High School football team, it was a good ending. Obviously,...

UHS boys soccer continues roll, beats Conestoga

Players and fans converge after Unionville High School’s boys soccer team won its 18th game of the season, without a loss, beating a tough Conestoga team, 3-0, to earn in a berth in the state playoffs, which starts Thursday. EAST MARLBOROUGH — On Saturday, the Unionville Boys varsity soccer team began its march through the District 1 playoffs much in the same fashion as its run through...