CASD to establish Gay Straight Alliance at high school

Board votes 8-1 to approve club; outsourcing of facilities work discussed By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The TImes CALN – The Coatesville Area School Board approved the establishment of a CASH Gay Straight Alliance chapter at Tuesday night’s meeting. Though the 8-1 vote was met with audience applause, the decision came with its share of board discussion and negative feedback. “You really don’t...

Bishop Shanahan takes top spot in STEM competition

Downingtown STEM Academy and Coatesville High also place in tech battle By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The TImes DOWNINGTOWN – Bishop Shanahan, Downingtown STEM Academy, and Coatesville High School placed first, second, and third, respectively at Monday’s Governor’s JOB1st STEM Competition held at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Shanahan’s team took first place out of eight with their...

High energy defense leads to 66-46 Coatesville win over D. East

Harried by Coatesville’s perimeter defense, Downingtown loses early lead By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times John Rodriguez III lays in during the third quarter. CALN – Though the battle in the trenches was a wash, Coatesville’s perimeter steals and fastbreak offense led to a 66-46 home win over Downingtown East on Tuesday night. East started out the stronger side with junior forward...

Shanahan girls hold off Coatesville, 51-49

ChesMont powerhouses leave it until late at CASH on Thursday night By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Nafisa Saunders drives to the hoop in the second quarter. CALN – In a clash of two of the ChesMont’s strongest teams, the Bishop Shanahan girls basketball team eked out a 51-49 victory at Coatesville on Thursday night. In what would become the night’s theme, Shanahan jumped out to an...

Coatesville keeps Shanahan at bay in 61-46 win

Early threes gives Raiders lead that energetic defense does not surrender By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times John Rodriguez lays up after making a steal in the first quarter. CALN – In a game much harder fought than the score might suggest, Coatesville’s outside shooting and high energy defense led to a 61-46 home win over Bishop Shanahan on Thursday night. Coatesville jumped out to an...

Looking a lot like Christmas in Coatesville

Annual parade welcomes the Christmas season with cheer and joy By Brittany Smith, Correspondent, The Times Although the weather was damp, spirits were high during Saturday’s annual Coatesville Christmas Parade, featuring, as always, Santa Claus, marking the true beginning of the holiday season in the city. COATESVILLE — Despite the accurate forecast of rainy conditions, the city’s annual...

Daghir to serve as Christmas parade grand marshall

Long-time Coatesville Area High School music teacher Jerry Daghir returns to the area to serve as one of the grand marshalls for this years Coatesville Christmas Parade, Dec. 6. COATESVILLE — Like the scene out of “White Christmas” where all of the men who served under “The General” pour into the Vermont lodge (where he is now the owner and part-time caretaker) and surprise...

Good Stuff: Positive news from Downingtown to Kennett

“Good Stuff’ is back; highlighting positive happenings around Chester County packaged in a fun, easy-to-read-format.  Got ‘good stuff’ to share?  Like what you see? Let us know: email kim@chescotimes.com. (Submissions due by 15th and 30th monthly; all content subject to editorial review.) Red Devil Pride:  Avon Grove High’s Robert Evans, Anna Wright, Kira Russell and Adam Gaerity recently...

Strong play all around leads to 28 points in opening 14 min. against Haverford By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times James Clark returns a kick. CALN – As if a 10-0 regular season was not enough, Coatesville produced a statement win at home on Friday night, scoring 28 points in just over a quarter en route to a 35-12 playoff victory over Haverford High School in the opening round of the District...

Coatesville stays undefeated with 47-33 win over D-West

Raiders grab top seed in PIAA District One, will face Haverford, Whippets take on Pennsbury By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times CALN – For those who watch and play sports, winning and losing can often seem like the top priority, like the only thing that matters at the end of a game, but a team’s record is only a byproduct of what really matters: the passion that a group of players and fans...