Students questioning mascot should learn their history

To The Editor, The Unionville-Chadds Ford students who are advocating the removal of our Indian Mascot are showing their historic ignorance and possibly their bigotry. The Lenape Indians lived in our region long before European immigrants arrived and slowly, mainly peacefully, push their Indian neighbors to the west. The last Lenape Indian, Indian Hannah, in the region died in 1802. ...

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...

Unionville overwhelmed by Wood, 49-28 in state semifinal

Archbishop Wood running back Nasir Peoples races to the endzone for a score against Unionville. The Indians struggled to contain the star running back. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times PHILADELPHIA — The dream came to an end, a bit like losing those last precious moments of sleep, with a jarring realization that its all slipping away and can’t be recovered. Unionville’s...

Unionville overcomes slow start, defeats Marple Newtown to advance to Section 1 finals

Unionville’s JT Hower leaps high to grab his second interception of the game against Marple Newtown. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – With a bit less than three minutes left in the first quarter, it looked like Unionville’s football team had run out of answers against Marple Newtown — and was about to get run out of the District One, 5A playoffs. Down...

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...

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...

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...