Eagles nominate Matta for NFL HS coach of the year

Michael Matta Michael Matta, head coach of the Downingtown High School East varsity football team, has been selected as the Philadelphia Eagles nominee for the 2017 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Representing the best at the high school level, Matta was nominated for the national award, named for the winningest coach in NFL history, for his character and integrity, leadership...

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...

NFL’s handling of domestic violence is a disgrace

But the opportunity exists for all to learn from it By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I have written a handful of “soapbox” speeches in the past and today, it’s time for another one. As the mother of two boys enamored by all things sports related, I feel compelled to discuss the disgraceful actions of the NFL. In fact, I would venture to say that doing the complete opposite of what...