URA to donate funds to pay for new Unionville scoreboards

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of a proposed new scoreboard for Unionville High School’s baseball field. The Unionville Recreation Association has agreed to donate funds to pay for new scoreboards for the schools baseball and softball fields. The three-plus hour Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board work session Monday night was jammed packed with both good news and difficult...

URA baseball registration opens Jan. 5

Union Recreation Association Baseball registration opens Jan. 5. URA Baseball, which is affiliated with Cal Ripken Baseball, is open to boys and girls in Unionville Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD), Kennett Consolidated School District, Avon Grove School District, and parts of West Chester Area School District. Our youth baseball program includes ages 5-12, and features multiple divisions geared...

Unionville mourns Mark Powers

Long-time and dedicated Unionville Recreation Association volunteer Mark Powers passed away Thursday. URA is leading an effort to help fund the college education of his two children. The Unionville community is mourning the loss of Mark Powers, 47, a dedicated volunteer with the Unionville Recreation Association, who died Thursday. A fund raising effort to help pay for college for his son and daughter...

Youth Field Hockey Coming to Kennett & Avon Grove

With big assist from Unionville Rec., more girls to get chance to hit the field By Kim Chiomento, Correspondent, The Times KENNETT — If they wanted to play field hockey, elementary and middle school girls from southern Chester County area would have had to sign up with Unionville Recreational Association (URA). Now, thanks to the work of many, these young ladies will have two more options starting...

Winners shine in Moonlight Madness tournament

The winners of the Moonlight Madness Tournament at Unionville High School, Saturday night. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Hoop dreams came true for a handful of local basketball players, as the first annual Moonlight Madness 3-on-3 basketball tournament brought thrills and chills, Saturday night. Youth and adult teams battled for the title in their respective age groups, along with three-point shooting contests...

Letter: school district killing hoop dreams

Limited access to UCFSD gyms leaves our kids dreaming of a lost basketball season To The Editor: This season, we decided to register our kids (age 8 and 10) for URA Basketball.  We had experienced several great seasons at the Kennett Area YMCA but we made the decision as a family to move over to URA for several reasons.  Our experience with URA Baseball and Lacrosse has been great and most of...

Letter: opposes charges for school facility use

Editor’s note: the following is a letter sent to Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education and administration. An earlier version appeared as a comment to a story here, but the author asked that the original comment be removed and replaced with this letter. To The Editor, Let me preface this with these comments do not directly reflect the opinions of the URA Board of Directors or Organization...

Schools to charge non-profits for facility use

District seeking to recoup costs from URA, SCCSA, KAU among others, but debate over size of charge remains By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Non-profit groups such as the Unionville Recaretion Association, Southern Chester County Soccer Association and the KAU Little League will have to pay a facilities' use fee starting in 2012-13. How much that fee will be was a subject of discussion,...

Unionville players meet Hall of Famer Ripken

The Unionville Under-10 Tournament team got to meet baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. at this past weekend's Diamond Tournament. Left to Right, Back row: Jack Cooley, Ryan Batog, Patrick Keenan, Logan Shanahan, Cal Ripken Jr., Aydan Humphrey, Jason Roux, Jason Granato. Front row: Matt Cutrona, Kyle Lyons, Connor Schilling, Jacob Juul, Nic Gustafson. ABERDEEN, MD. — The Unionville Recreation...

URA Girls: Breeding game winner gives title to Irish

By Daniel Block, Special to UnionvilleTimes.com EAST MARLBOROUGH — Cierra Breeding’s last minute shot proved to be enough to allow her Notre Dame Fighting Irish to hold off the Tennessee Vols, 30-27 to win the Unionville Recreation Association Girls’ Senior League Championship, Monday night. The championship game got underway at 6:30 PM and then the second referee entered the building....