Unionville holds off Great Valley, 31-14

Unionville QB Blake Charlton lets loose as Great Valley’s Josh Burgess bears down on him. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times MALVERN — With two teams facing an all but “must-win” game, even this early in the season. The solution was obvious: let it rip. And that they did as Unionville held off Great Valley, 31-14, in a contest where both teams displayed an explosive passing game,...

Avon Grove overcomes Unionville, 24-22

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Avon Grove’s Dino Arhontakis looks for running room against Unionville, Friday night. Before being knocked out with an injury, he tore up the Indians’ defense. WEST GROVE — It was a tale of two games. Literally. On Friday night, Unionville and Avon Grove met in a contest mostly controlled by the Indians. But lightning in the area stopped the...

Garnet overwhelms Unionville, 42-3, in season opener

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Unionville Blake Charlton loses the handle on a first quarter fumble against Garnet Valley, Friday night. CONCORD — To say Unionville had a tough time with Garnet Valley, in both schools’ high school football season opener, would be a bit of an understatement. The highly anticipated match up of the defending 5A District One champs — the Indians – and...

Mushroom Farmers award scholarships to area students

Community Awareness Committee Member Keith Silfee, Joseph Davidson, Natalie Savaiko and David Alonzo. Fourteen college-bound high school seniors from four area high schools were awarded scholarships from the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s Community Awareness Committee (CAC), the group announced today. Thirteen received the Sara Manning Scholarship ($1,000) and one received the Rob Ferranto...

Gold Medal finish for 14 UHS crew athletes

Novice Boys and Novice Girls both brought home Gold medals from the Cooper Cup Regatta held in New Jersey this Sunday, April 29. Novice Girls rowed a 4-person boat and finished first ahead of 16 boats with a time of 6.23 for the 1,500 meter race. Novice Boys rowed an 8-man boat and finished first with a time of 4.00:60, a slim 2 seconds ahead of 2nd place. JV Boys came in 3rd in their flight, 7th...

Willowdale Steeplechase tweaks lineup for 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The 26th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 has some new excitement to offer this year! The Chester County tradition is a spectacular rite of spring and a traditional Mother’s Day event for people throughout the Brandywine Valley and beyond.     Send article as PDF   

Local students join walkout for gun safety

Students protesting against the lack of progress on gun safety legislation protest Friday at Unionville High School. Janet McGann photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — About 75 students joined students from around the nation commemorating the deadly school shooting in Columbine, Colo. which took place 19 years ago, Friday, at Unionville High School. The national wave of students’ protests against gun...

Champs! Unionville wins third straight Ches Mont American title

Unionville celebrates its third straight Ches Mont American title after a 41-14 win over Great Valley Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Winning a conference football title is tough. It takes dedication, hard work and maybe a bit of luck. After the fact, it is something players and coaches treasure for years. Many schools go years, or even decades,...

Nash adapts to new position, demanding life at Navy

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times Unionville grad Elan Nash in action last week against the University of Central Florida. Kevin Nash photo. If you’ve been following the collegiate career of Unionville grad Elan Nash, you might have had a double-take when you saw his position at the Naval Academy listed recently as linebacker. But it’s true — the former Ches Mont American Division Defensive...

St. Michael’s rises against hunger

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Some of the many volunteers who gathered at St. Michael’s Sunday to prepare meals, including Asst. Pastor Adrienne Meier, on the right. EAST MARLBOROUGH — October 22 was a picture-perfect day; 70 degrees, sunny, low humidity with a clear blue sky.  Many spent what could be the last Indian summer Sunday of the year enjoying the outdoors. But instead,...