Chester County’s Mike Piazza belongs in the Hall

Lunkhead sportswriters may keep him out, but we know the truth By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s Mike Piazza belongs in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The game never saw a better hitting catcher. More than likely, sometime Tuesday morning, we’re going to see that Chester County’s own Mike Piazza, hands down the best hitting catcher in baseball, just missed getting elected...

Dog Day baseball clinics start Friday

KENNETT — KAU Little League invites all incoming 5th though 8th graders to two free events to welcome them to the “big fields” they will play baseball on during the 2014 fall and 2015 spring baseball seasons. All participants must reside or attend any public or private school in the Kennett Consolidated or Unionville-Chadds Ford School Districts.    Send article...

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...