Downingtown East grinds down Unionville, 47-16

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Downingtown East’s Zach Hamilton battled for yardage against Unionville. EAST MARLBOROUGH — For one quarter, Unionville woke. The 3-6 Indians looked like the District One, 5A champions they were a year ago, playing stingy defense and using a slashing option run game centered on its quarterback, while arguably outplaying 6A powerhouse Downingtown East...

Unionville grad Claffy comes home for one-night concert at Patton

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Chester County native Alexander Claffy returns from his travels around the globe for one night only. On Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Patton Middle School, his new trio will appear at the same school he attended as a child. The evening features the likes of Jazz Legend David Kikoski on piano, heralded by the New York Times as “A pianist of broad experience and even...

Unionville holds off Kennett 10-7 in nail-biter

Kennett’s Sam Forte fires the ball over Unionville’s Declan Boyle, Friday night. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Since 2005, when Kennett High School revived its football team, the annual matchup with arch rival Unionville has been a one-sided affair, with the Indians winning every game. But while that streak did not end Friday night, the Blue Demons served...

Unionville defense powers to 48-12 win over Oxford

Unionville’s Alex Pelegrin leaps to block a pass by Oxford quarterback Brett Kochmansky. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times OXFORD — It’s a terrible cliche (or meme, or joke in a TV commercial) but, in football, defense really does win championships — and it certainly won a game Friday night. And while it might have been tempting to focus on Unionville’s offense on a big scoring...

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