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Ice Hockey: Giroux surprises local youth players in Downingtown

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Daily Times‘ website and featured on the Philadelphia Jr Flyers‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — When the ...

Danny Hargadon scored one of six goals on the night for Unionville as the Indians defeated West Chester Henderson in their season opener at Ice Line. (Candice Monhollan)

Ice Hockey: Unionville opens season with win over Henderson

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — If you like goals and chippy hockey, then the season opener between Unionville and ...

Downingtown East captain Katie Stueve notched a hat trick in a 4-1 win over West Chester East. (Candice Monhollan)

Downingtown East girls start season undefeated

WEST GOSHEN — It may not have been the start head coach Lauren Patterson was looking for, but her Downingtown East girls hockey team was still able to come away ...

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Ice Hockey: Giroux surprises local youth players in Downingtown

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Daily Times‘ website and featured on the Philadelphia Jr Flyers‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — When the Downingtown middle school hockey team showed up early for its 5 o’clock game — the first game of the season — the players weren’t expecting […]

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Danny Hargadon scored one of six goals on the night for Unionville as the Indians defeated West Chester Henderson in their season opener at Ice Line. (Candice Monhollan)

Ice Hockey: Unionville opens season with win over Henderson

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — If you like goals and chippy hockey, then the season opener between Unionville and West Chester Henderson was your game Monday night. The game was intense, with a goal being scored within the first 45 seconds, and it never […]

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Downingtown East captain Katie Stueve notched a hat trick in a 4-1 win over West Chester East. (Candice Monhollan)

Downingtown East girls start season undefeated

WEST GOSHEN — It may not have been the start head coach Lauren Patterson was looking for, but her Downingtown East girls hockey team was still able to come away with a resounding 4-1 victory over West Chester East at Ice Line Friday afternoon. “The team had a little bit of a slow start,” Patterson […]

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Unionville continues to fight against bullying

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE — It may have been some time since the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board has made mention of bullying, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t continued to work on it. “A goal that we have […]

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New safety measure for ice hockey coming to county

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Thomas Smith was just any ordinary hockey player with a dream of landing a scholarship to play at the collegiate level and someday making it to a pro team. “I grew up playing hockey and it was my dream to have a […]

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Football: Sun Valley can’t slow down Rustin in setback

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. ASTON — West Chester Rustin may have been without one of its best running backs, but it didn’t slow the Golden Knights down one bit as they piled on the touchdowns for a 42-6 win over Sun Valley Friday night. In the absence […]

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Behind the Scenes: Eastern State full of fun and fear for Halloween

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. PHILADELPHIA — Halloween has always been one of my two favorite holidays of all time. On a normal, day-to-day basis, I’m not a fan of fear, but there’s something about the month of October which allows me to push that feeling aside […]

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The hockey season got underway with the start of the Hicks Cup preseason tournament. (Candice Monhollan)

Ice hockey: Hockey is back with start of Hicks Cup tournament

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It has felt like a long off-season since West Chester Rustin was crowned state champions in March, but hockey is finally in the air as Ice Line filled with eight teams competing in the Hicks Cup preseason tournament Monday […]

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Ryan Fincher opened the scoring for West Chester Rustin against rival West Chester Henderson. (Candice Monhollan)

Boys Soccer: Rustin battles out win over Henderson

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The West Chester Rustin boys soccer team needed to make a statement against crosstown rival West Chester Henderson on Thursday night. Not only did they secure the Ches-Mont League 2-1 win, but did it even with a waived-off goal which […]

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Eleni Gianelos captured the Ches-Mont American Singles title on Sept. 27 after having to compete against a teammate and friend. (The Kennett Paper)

Spotlight of the Week: Gianelos captures singles title

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Tennis has always been in Eleni Gianelos’ blood since she was born. There’s no denying the fact when you look at her family. “My aunt played on the Tour and was also ranked nationally,” she said. “My mom followed her footsteps.” It […]

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Unionville High welcomes Spanish students

This article can be found published in the Oct. 2, 2014, edition of The Kennett Paper. KENNETT SQUARE — While the majority of students were in class, a few select ones were in the cafeteria, welcoming 22 students and two chaperones who made the long journey from Spain to be a part of Unionville’s first […]

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Thousands celebrate Founders’ Day

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. POCOPSON — It was a day of fun and games at Pocopson Park as people flocked out to celebrate the eighth annual Founders’ Day on Sept. 28. This year’s Patriotic theme saw volunteers, people and balloons decked out in the red, white […]

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Football: Gordon, Sun Valley overpowers Kennett

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. ASTON — It was the Kijana Gordon and the offensive line show for Sun Valley as they racked up 353 yards — all on the ground — to come out on top in a shootout against […]

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Both hurlers for Brandywine, Muhl and Achy Pete, played strong games to help contribute to the close wins over Diamond State Sept. 20. (Candice Monhollan)

Vintage base ball: Big wins for Brandywine in afternoon doubleheader

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Editor’s note: In the spirit of 19th-century base ball, the story is written with the game’s terminology used in the late 1800s. Immediately following the term, in parenthesis, is the word used in today’s time. Players in the league also refer to […]

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Coatesville’s Jimmy Clark looks for running room against Avon Grove on Friday. (Chris Barber)

Football: Red Raiders roll past Avon Grove

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. WEST GROVE — Coatesville just needed the opening kickoff of the game to show Avon Grove it wasn’t ready to relinquish its undefeated football season Friday night. Senior Ahkeema Evans started the game with a 90-yard kickoff return to put Coatesville up […]

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The West Chester Bayard Rustin girls stay unbeaten in the Ches-Mont after a scoreless draw against Downingtown East. (Candice Monhollan)

Girls Soccer: Battle of keepers forces tie between Rustin, Downingtown East

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER – With the way the Downingtown East and West Chester Bayard Rustin girls soccer teams were playing against each other, it would seem unfair to have a winner in the Ches-Mont League matchup Wednesday night. And that’s just what happened as […]

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Unionville student still out of school; no other cases reported

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. WEST CHESTER – The Unionville-Chadds Ford high school student who contracted EV-D68, the virus that has appeared across the nation, has not yet returned to school. A check on Friday with most of the other school districts […]

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Boys Soccer: D-West headed in right direction

This article can be found published in the Sept. 18, 2014, edition of the Daily Local News. WEST GOSHEN — It’s been a week Downingtown West boys soccer wants to build on. After losing two one-goal games on Sept. 9 and 11, the Whippets changed their fortunes and capped off a winning week with a […]

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Students in kindergarten through second grade run laps. Unionville is one of 1,300 schools across the United States to take part in the yearly program. (Candice Monhollan)

Unionville Elementary staying fit with Boosterthon

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE – It may have been a hot day, but the young students at Unionville Elementary School didn’t seem to mind the heat as the whole student-body — almost 400 kids — paraded outside with their […]

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Is an elementary school redistricting in the future for U-CF?

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE – The problem is present at Pocopson Elementary School and now the only question is whether a redistricting of the four elementary schools will happen in the Unionville-Chadds Ford district in the near future. Just […]

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EV-D68 hits Unionville-Chadds Ford School District

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website and the Daily Times‘ website. EAST MARLBOROUGH – The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District confirmed Wednesday a high school student has contracted EV-D68, the virus that has been sweeping across the nation. It was the first public announcement in […]

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Spotlight of the Week: Always just one of the boys

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. There was never a time Vanessa Robtison, 31, can remember when she wasn’t involved in something sports, whether it was coaching, playing or even just attending for fun. Growing up with an athletic older brother and two […]

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Great Valley's Torey Powers beat Downingtown East's Sammy Roberts Sept 12. (Candice Monhollan)

Tennis: Great Valley pushing for district spot with win

This article can be found published in the Sept. 13, 2014, edition of the Daily Local News. UWCHLAN – It was a big test for the Great Valley girls tennis team (8-2) as they went head-to-head with the undefeated Downingtown East Cougars (8-1) Friday afternoon. The Patriots, who are hoping to land a spot in […]

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Kennett school board: Who should be allowed to voice opinions at meetings?

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE – In preparation for the new school year, the Kennett Consolidated school board has been reviewing its policies and making changes and updates when necessary. Four second readings were approved and adopted as the new […]

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