Haverford overpowers Unionville, 42-27

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said “there are no second acts in American lives.” Haverford QB Jake Ruane breaks to the right en route to an 85-yard TD run, Friday night. For the Unionville High School football team, struggling through one of its roughest seasons in recent memory, the problem was that there was no encore to a very solid first half against...

Unionville mascot discussion a worthy topic

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Let me be the first to say, good for the students of Unionville High School. Let me also say, some of the adults need to cool it, too. The students created and led an Identity Council to start to have discussions about the school’s Indian name and mascot. As I’ve noted to school officials over the years, it is inevitable that at some point, the name and iconography...

Sports dental safety: it’s always an option

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times While summer has just begun it’s time to think about mouth guards for dental safety. Athletic mouth guards are not just for football and hockey. Many sports such as gymnastics, skating, martial arts, basketball just to name a few can put a smile in harm’s way. Mouth protectors can cushion a blow and help protect the teeth as well as...

Brandywine Valley MSBL opens 2017 baseball season

The Blarney Stone takes on Karen’s K9 Care Athletics in the opening game of the Brandywine Valley MSBL 2017 season, Saturday. EAST GOSHEN – The Brandywine Valley MSBL kicked off its inaugural season with a doubleheader that featured Karen’s K9 Care Athletics versus The Blarney Stone on Saturday.    Send article as PDF   

Brandywine Valley Baseball League to hold open practice, May 26

Brandywine Valley MSBL was established in 2017 to provide a weekend only league that is geared towards players who are 28 years of age and older. BVMSBL will feature four (4) teams playing a 12 game regular season (6 Double Headers) starting on Saturday, June 17th and a single day playoffs for the inaugural Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC Championship Trophy at Frawley Stadium the home of the Wilmington...

Honorees named for CAHS Sports Hall of Fame

The 1975 Coatesville Area High School softball team is among the honorees in this year’s class of the Coatesville Area High School Sports Hall of Fame. The Coatesville Hall of Fame will induct nine new members during its annual dinner on Saturday, October 15, at the Coatesville Country Club. Beside the individual inductees, members of the 1975 girls softball team, state runner-up, will be...

Former Coatesville track star runs in NCAA championships

Kenya Woodall runs for U. of Cincinnati in 400-meter By Kevin Hunt, Correspondent, The Times Coatesville native Kenya Woodall ran for the University of Cincinnati at the NCAA Track Championships last week. Above, she’s seen in competition for the Bearcats earlier this season. Photo courtesy University of Cincinninati Athletic Department. Kenya Woodall, the former Coatesville Area High School...

Winter sports registration starts Dec. 15 for area YMCAs

Registration for YMCA of Greater Brandywine winter sports leagues and clinics begins December 15 and runs through January 18. Register before December 21 for a $15 savings.   A variety of sports leagues such as basketball, indoor soccer, floor hockey, indoor flag football and volleyball are available at different branches and open to youth ages 3 to 14. The leagues run from February 2 to March...

Concussion awareness – A mom’s perspective

New tech, early diagnosis, focused therapy & close recovery tracking yields promising results By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times You probably know someone with a concussion or perhaps, like me, are a parent of children who have had concussions.  Concussions are never good news, but with nearly five million diagnosed annually, it seems like they really are everywhere. They can and do...

Season preview: D-Town East opens with win, new hope

Cougars look to return to playoff form By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — The phrases “Downingtown East football” and “District 1 Class AAAA playoffs” go together like “ham and eggs” or “peanut butter and jelly.” It’s an anomaly when they are separated — like they were last year. If Friday’s night’s contest against Frankford was any indication,...