Rustin controls Unionville, 14-0, gets leg up in league title race

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Rustin’s Michael Covert breaks into the Unionville secondary as Indians’ Gabe McLaughlin fights to break off a block. WESTTOWN — Two programs, two traditions — and maybe teams headed in opposite directions. When West Chester Rustin and Unionville get together on a football field, it pretty much always determines the ChesMont American Division...

Haverford overpowers Unionville, 42-27

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said “there are no second acts in American lives.” Haverford QB Jake Ruane breaks to the right en route to an 85-yard TD run, Friday night. For the Unionville High School football team, struggling through one of its roughest seasons in recent memory, the problem was that there was no encore to a very solid first half against...

15 UHS students named as National Merit Semi Finalists

15 seniors at Unionville High School were named National Merit Semi-Finalists. EAST MARLBOROUGH — A total of 15 Unionville High School students were named today as National Merit Semi-Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented...

Unionville to host Military Appreciation Night, Friday

Unionville High School will hold its 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Night on Friday September 28th. During the Unionville Varsity football game against Haverford, we will honor current and former members of our military. As part of Military Appreciation Night, all active and retired military members will receive a voucher for a FREE hot dog and bottle of water.  All military members and their...

Unionville can’t find the magic again, rally falls short, 19-14

Unionville’s Joe Fariello fins running room against Academy Park. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Apparently, lightning does not strike twice. Although Unionville mounted a furious, final two-minute rally, to almost come from behind against Academy Park, eerily like last season’s game, the Indians fell short, losing 19-14, when a final drive stalled in the last...

UCFSD approves student handbooks, asks for student conduct policy feedback

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The cover of the new Unionville High School student handbook. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Monday night’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board Meeting was brief, including only the voting items needed to ensure a smooth start to the upcoming school year. Student handbooks for elementary, middle, and high schools were approved.  The updated handbooks better...

UCF board previews draft proposal for new fields, renovations

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The new draft proposal for fields at the Unionville High School/Patton Middle School campus. They would include a new tennis complex, additional parking and new multiuse turf fields. EAST MARLBOROUGH — K&W Engineers and Consultants was contracted by the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District to examine traffic flow, parking, and ground use at the Middle,...

UHS grads urged to say thanks, appreciate new perspectives

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Unionville High School Class of 2018 celebrates their graduation with the traditional tossing of hats in the air, Tuesday. NEWARK, Del. — Gratitude, remembrance and adapting to the change of perspective that comes with growing up were central themes by speakers during Tuesday’s 95th Commencement for Unionville High School, held at the Carpenter Center at...

UHS bathroom closures questioned; Knier new Patton Ass’t, Principal

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times New Patton Asst. Principal Jessica Knier with Principal Dissinger Monday night. POCOPSON — A main point of discussion during the May 21st meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board at Pocopson Elementary returned to the suspension policy after a recent incident where, according to residents, a student was suspended for vandalism after trying to...

Kennett, Unionville students to again march in Tournament of Roses parade

The 2015 Cavalcade of Bands at the Rose Bowl — the band made up of area high school musicians has again been chosen for the parade. The old saying that ‘lightning never strikes the same place twice’ is a myth the Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band is happy to disprove. Invited to march in the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA, in 2015, directors of the organization thought they had scored the...