Area bands to battle at March on the Brandywine, Oct. 19

Come out and enjoy an entire football season’s worth of half-time shows in one spectacular evening on October 19, at Unionville High School’s March on the Brandywine competition. Many local marching bands, as well as some marching bands traveling from New Jersey, will be competing for points and bragging rights.    Send article as PDF   

Changes in store for 2019 Willowdale Steeplechase

A few changes are in store for this year’s running of the Willowdale Steeplechase. The 27th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase presented by the 24th Fund will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019.  This Chester County tradition is a spectacular rite of spring and a traditional Mother’s Day event for people throughout the Brandywine Valley and beyond.   ...

Unionville grounds Springfield; wins 9-0 to advance in playoffs

Unionville’s Nick Schnaars fight both Springfield defenders — and the elements during a downpour during Friday night’s win over Springfield. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times SPRINGFIELD — Somewhere, the weather gods were smiling down on Pat Clark and his Unionville football team. Clark, the Indians’ head coach,  a long-noted fan of old-school power running football, found...

Unionville overpowers Sun Valley, 42-7, locks up postseason slot

Unionville’s Connor Schilling breaks through for what would prove to be a 96-yard TD run. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Despite its most challenging football season in more than a decade, Unionville lives to fight another day. Combining an overpowering run game — and two long TD runs by junior Connor Schilling — the Indians dominated Sun Valley, 42-7, Friday...

Downingtown East grinds down Unionville, 47-16

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Downingtown East’s Zach Hamilton battled for yardage against Unionville. EAST MARLBOROUGH — For one quarter, Unionville woke. The 3-6 Indians looked like the District One, 5A champions they were a year ago, playing stingy defense and using a slashing option run game centered on its quarterback, while arguably outplaying 6A powerhouse Downingtown East...

Unionville holds off Kennett 10-7 in nail-biter

Kennett’s Sam Forte fires the ball over Unionville’s Declan Boyle, Friday night. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Since 2005, when Kennett High School revived its football team, the annual matchup with arch rival Unionville has been a one-sided affair, with the Indians winning every game. But while that streak did not end Friday night, the Blue Demons served...

Unionville defense powers to 48-12 win over Oxford

Unionville’s Alex Pelegrin leaps to block a pass by Oxford quarterback Brett Kochmansky. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times OXFORD — It’s a terrible cliche (or meme, or joke in a TV commercial) but, in football, defense really does win championships — and it certainly won a game Friday night. And while it might have been tempting to focus on Unionville’s offense on a big scoring...

Unionville holds off Great Valley, 31-14

Unionville QB Blake Charlton lets loose as Great Valley’s Josh Burgess bears down on him. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times MALVERN — With two teams facing an all but “must-win” game, even this early in the season. The solution was obvious: let it rip. And that they did as Unionville held off Great Valley, 31-14, in a contest where both teams displayed an explosive passing game,...

Avon Grove overcomes Unionville, 24-22

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Avon Grove’s Dino Arhontakis looks for running room against Unionville, Friday night. Before being knocked out with an injury, he tore up the Indians’ defense. WEST GROVE — It was a tale of two games. Literally. On Friday night, Unionville and Avon Grove met in a contest mostly controlled by the Indians. But lightning in the area stopped the...

Garnet overwhelms Unionville, 42-3, in season opener

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Unionville Blake Charlton loses the handle on a first quarter fumble against Garnet Valley, Friday night. CONCORD — To say Unionville had a tough time with Garnet Valley, in both schools’ high school football season opener, would be a bit of an understatement. The highly anticipated match up of the defending 5A District One champs — the Indians – and...