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Whippets come up short in back-and-forth slugfest

This article can be found published on PA Prep Live’s (part of Daily Local News) website. DOWNINGTOWN — In a game full of lead changes, Downingtown West needed its players to buckle down and grind out a win over New Jersey’s Wayne Valley Friday night at Kottmeyer Stadium. Unfortunately, some mistakes cost the Whippets a chance […]

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Iron Hill Twilight Race Series in West Chester a day away

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Bicyclists will be taking to the streets of West Chester Saturday as part of the 12th annual Iron Hill Twilight Race Series. The event, which is estimated to draw 15,000 to 20,000 spectators and participants this year, will feature three activity […]

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Iron Hill Twilight Race Series set for Saturday in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website, The Reporter‘s website and The Phoenix‘s website. WEST CHESTER — The big Iron Hill Twilight Race Series is coming to West Chester Saturday evening. The event focuses mainly on the three big criterium […]

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Philly Union’s Washington visits St. Agnes School in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Just in case Philadelphia 76er Robert Covington didn’t get the point across about staying healthy and fit last week, the students at the St. Agnes School were able to learn similar lessons Tuesday with a different athlete. As part of […]

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Philly 76er keeps St. Agnes students fit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Teaching young students to stay fit may sometimes result with an in-one-ear-and-out-the-other, but that can be where a professional athlete steps in. Robert Covington, a small forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, spent Tuesday morning with sixth- graders from the St. […]

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NFL prospect visits St. Max’s

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — Carl Nassib has never let anyone knock him down or take away his dreams. When Nassib told one of his coaches he wanted to play in the NFL one day,  the coach kicked him out of his office. “It didn’t deter […]

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Crowd remembers Snider as Philly ‘legend’ during public memorial

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Times Herald‘s website, The Mercury‘s website, The Trentonian‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. PHILADELPHIA — The team that played in the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday night — and hopes to play there again this season — […]

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Fight breaks out at championship ice hockey game

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — On a night which should have been jovial and celebratory for the parents, fans, students, players and coaches after West Chester Rustin’s hockey team won the Flyers Cup A Championship, it instead turned […]

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Stetson student an inspiration on the gridiron

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Gaven Toney isn’t looking to be an inspiration. He just wants to be a kid. The Stetson Middle School seventh grader is playing football for the first time in his life and is turning heads doing it, but not for […]

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Zombies chase runners in unique 5K

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — For Halloween, people will typically dress up or go get spooked at a haunted attraction. West Chester Rustin High School’s swimming and diving team, however, took things to a different level by having zombie students chase runners on Saturday at the […]

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Kennett ‘base ball’ team celebrates 140 years

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. WEST MARLBOROUGH — If you build it, the living historians and athletes will come. Like out of a scene from “Field of Dreams,” vintage base ball players put on a doubleheader on a diamond surrounded by […]

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First Swing teaches golf to people with disabilities

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. THORNBURY — It may have been a hot day with temperatures soaring above 90 degrees, but that didn’t keep people off the driving range as the National Amputee Golf Association held its First Swing Seminar and Learn to Golf Clinic Friday. The event, […]

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East Bradford teacher honored by Phillies

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. She has been teaching for 19 years and has been nominated before for different awards, but Christine Hindman has never won any of them. That is, until now. The East Bradford Elementary School first-grade teacher was honored by the Philadelphia Phillies after being […]

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Stetson students play basketball in support of heart health

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — The sounds of party music could be heard upon approach of the gymnasium at Stetson Middle School as seventh grade students filled the room to capacity, decked out in a variety of colors and costumes as they cheered on their classmates […]

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East Goshen students turn to wax

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST GOSHEN — East Goshen Elementary School became a temporary live-version of “Night at the Museum” as Katie Cloutman’s third-grade class turned into wax figures of historical or modern people Wednesday. Dressed the part, including with props, the “wax figures” would come to […]

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Philadelphia Union’s Richie Marquez helps kids stay fit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — To help combat childhood obesity in the Philadelphia area, the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation took a huge step by implementing the Healthy Futures initiative. The goal of the initiative is to improve the health of children and reverse the […]

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Faculty, students faceoff in charity basketball game

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Faculty members at Peirce Middle School showed their students that sometimes age does come before youth, and in this case, it was during a charity basketball game Wednesday. The faculty pulled off a razor-thin win, 43-42, over the students in […]

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Family Lives On providing help for children

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. One in 20 children experience the death of a parent before the age of 16. In a bigger picture, that is 2.3 million children currently grieving the loss of a mother or father in the United States. Though nothing will ever replace the […]

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Player of the Year: Carreras full of integrity and talent

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. His older brother Eric may have been chosen as the best of the best last season, but Matt Carreras is the Daily Local News All-Area Ice Hockey Player of the Year this year not because of his ability to score goals — which […]

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Coach of the Year: Henderson’s DiRico a real player’s coach

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. When taking over as head coach of the West Chester Henderson varsity hockey team in 2012-13, Scott DiRico told the parents and the board to give him just three years to see what he could do with the team. Now, at the end […]

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Boys Ice Hockey All-Area Teams

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. First Team Forwards Brett Christie (West Chester Rustin, Jr.): Christie is just — to put it blunt — an incredible and lethal player. He may have not have scored as many points as the year before (only 43 to 37, excluding the Flyers […]

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Player of the Year: Doucette a freshman wonder

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. It took all of nine seconds for Unionville forward Madison Doucette to make a name for herself in the Girls Varsity division of the ICSHL. She went on to score two more times while adding three assists as well for six points — […]

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Coach of the Year: Petrondi leads team to first championship

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. It’s hard to believe that just a few short years ago, Thomas Petrondi had a hand in bringing a girls ice hockey program to Bishop Shanahan. Now, at the close of the 2014-15 season, his Shanahan girls are the reigning ICSHL Girls Varsity […]

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Girls Ice Hockey All-Area Teams

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. First Team Forwards Michaela Caldwell (Conestoga, Jr.): Cladwell is known for her goal scoring as she potted 35 her freshman year and 40 her sophomore year. Now, as a junior, she went even higher as she put 63 goals past goaltenders and added […]

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