Unionville Rugby signups now underway

Become part of one of America’s fastest growing sports: rugby! Signups for the Spring 2018 season are now underway — with high school age teams for both boys and girls fielded for a season that begins in March. While the boys team — which has won a State Championship in recent years and reached the State Playoffs in 2017 — is always looking for new players, the girls’ team is...

Unionville cruises to 2nd playoff win, 39-8

Unionville assistant football coach Jeff Sanders — a Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient — leads his team onto the field Friday night as part of a salute to Veterans. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — While the ambient temperature was downright frigid, one of the hottest football teams in the area — Unionville — continued its march through...

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,...

Unionville dominates Sun Valley, one win from 3rd straight league title

Unionville’s Dante Graham paced a powerful running game, rushing for 150 yards on 14 carries against Sun Valley. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times ASTON — One step at a time. Using a workman-like effort, Unionville returned to its run-game roots, thoroughly dominating Sun Valley, 42-14, Friday night to come within one win of locking up its third straight Ches Mont American Division...

Downingtown East’s second half overpowers Unionville, 45-21

Downingtown East’s Nicolas Hesel closes in on Unionville’s Alex Gorgone as he loses the handle on a first-quarter fumble. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — For a half, it was truly epic, but the second half proved that depth and school size matters in high school football. Undefeated Unionville was giving undefeated Downingtown East all it could handle for two quarters...

Unionville holds off Rustin, 28-21, to stay undefeated

Unionville quarterback Alex Gorgone, seeming surrounded by Rustin’s Ty Pringle (25), Dan Shoup (50) and Padraic Kearns (90), managed to evade all three and throw what proved to be the winning TD late in the fourth quarter, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Alex Gorgone was pretty much doomed. On a crucial second and goal pass play in...

Iacocca hopes to keep serving community as District Justice

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Al Iacocca If you know Unionville or Kennett well, you’ve probably bumped into Al Iacocca. Maybe more than once. The local attorney and fixture with various local civil groups is hoping to continue his service to the community as its next District Justice, which he sees as a logical extension of his current work with kids and the community throughout the Unionville...

Unionville overwhelms Octorara, 54-7

Unionville’s Alex gorgone threw for four TD leading the Indians past Octorara, 54-7. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times ATGLEN — For about three minutes, Thursday night, it looked like Unionville might be looking past Octorara to this coming week’s showdown with West Chester Rustin. The Braves (2-4, 0-2), struggling through their final year in the Ches Mont, stunned the undefeated...