California dreamin’: the left coast is awesome

But you need to know a few things before moving there… By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times My family and I just returned from the most amazing vacation to southern California. It was SO good that none of us wanted to come back to Pennsylvania. And, that is saying something when you have two teenagers. What made it so spectacular? The weather. How could you not love low (to no) humidity,...

Chesco All-Stars fall one win short of US title game

The Big League Baseball East Regional Champs from Chester County — District 28 — fell one win short of reaching the U.S. title game. With a 1-2 record going in to the final day of Big League World Series pool play, the Eastern Regional Champions—an all-star team comprised of young men from District 28/Chester County—had a chance to a earn a berth in the United States Championship. All they...

Four KAU teams begin quest for state titles

The KAU Kennett Kings won the Section 7 Senior League title and advanced to the State Tournament beginning this week. Pictured left to right are: (standing) Zack Ploener, Seth Singer, Josh Kearney, Coach Mark Ploener, Manager John Harper, Coach Mike Burns, Vincent Leo, Sean Edmonds, Hunter McLimans;(kneeling) Drew Massetti, Ivan Yen, Jon Burns, Tyler Rafetto, Giovanni Hughes, Sam Immediato, Jacob Harper;...

KAU Knights U13 finish 16-0

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Unionville, Kennett meet in emotional home opener

Normally fierce rivals, teams both don pink to honor player’s late mother By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Unionville’s Tucker Reese throws out the first ball as his dad looks on. Both the Indians and Kennett wore pink-accented uniforms in honor of Cathy Reese, Tucker’s mom, who passed away last summer as the KAU Knights — made up of players from both teams — made it historic...

UHS baseball drops opener, 11-4

CONCORD — Shaky defense spoiled the season opener for Unionville High School’s baseball team, as it lost 11-4 to neighboring Garnet Valley in the traditional season opener for both teams, Friday. Drew Jarmuz went 3-4 with three doubles and Alex Pechin also had a double. The defense gave up nine unearned runs in the loss the Jaguars. The Indians (0-1) begin their Ches Mont season Monday hosting...

KAU opens spring baseball, softball registration

KENNETT — Registration for the KAU Little League spring, 2014 baseball and softball season is now open and will continue through January 2014. KAU Little League is open to students ages 4 through 18 who attend any public or private school within the boundaries of both the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Consolidated School Districts or who live in the geographic boundaries of those districts....

KAU drops tough decision to Panama, 5-3

Kings may need help from Panama, Thursday, to advance to World Series semi-finals Eric Takoushian and his KAU Kings teammates may need help Thursday from Panama — which defeated the Kings late Wednesday night — to advance to the Senior League World Series semi-finals on Friday. BANGOR, Maine — It looks like the Kennett Kings are going to need a little help from their friends, Chitre Little League...

KAU wins 1st two games in World Series

Kennett uses strong pitching, timely hitting to upend Laredo, 4-2 12 p.m. Updates to add Tuesday morning game against Italy BANGOR, Maine — Two down, four to go. Riding the strong pitching of Andrew Jones, the U.S. East Regional Champion KAU Kings defeated a very strong team from the Southwest Region (Laredo, Texas) Sunday night, 4-2, and then coatesed to an easy, 11-1 win over Italy, Monday morning,...

Kings no more: East team gets ready to battle

Kennett-Unionville World Series squad dons new ‘East’ uniforms, gets ready for opener The Senior Little League East Champions — formerly known as the KAU Knights — made up of players from the Kennett and Unionville area, take part in Saturday night’s opening ceremonies for the Senior Little League World Series. BANGOR, Maine — They are no longer the KAU Kings, at least for this...