September 24, 2015 |
Rachel Ferraro tipped in a cross from Grace Nelson in the second half Tuesday to send West Chester Rustin to a 2-1 home win over Octorara in a Ches-Mont League soccer game. Nelson assisted on both of Rustin's goals. Central. Tara Higgins scored twice and Kayla Allen earned her fifth shutout of the season as visiting Penncrest topped Ridley, 2-0. Nonleague. Juliet Marchesani scored twice to lead visiting Notre Dame to a 5-1 win over Westtown. The freshman has five goals in three games.
September 4, 2015 |
Coatesville, Downingtown East, and Downingtown West are set to wage a three-way battle for the Ches-Mont League National Division title. Coatesville was hit hardest by graduation, but the defending champs have strong playmakers in quarterback Jordan Young, running back Brasir Stocker, multipurpose threat Jadan Hudson, and receivers Kevin Kirk and Avery Young. Coatesville (13-1 overall, 6-0 league) also features offensive tackle Justus Martinez (6-5, 300), linebackers Chris Jordan and Ronnell Knight, and defensive linemen Jelil Norman, Isaiah Hall, and Javon Sampson.
September 12, 2014 |
With the game on the line, Bekah Stevens received some help from her little sister. Courtney Stevens, a sophomore, secured an assist as Bekah scored both goals in Great Valley's 2-1 victory at Bishop Shanahan in a Ches-Mont League girls' soccer. Hannah Chenard also picked up an assist, and Carol Burgess had a few big saves. Elsewhere in the Ches-Mont, Cassie Cheeseman scored two goals and Charlotte Elrod secured two saves in West Chester Rustin's 6-0 win against visiting Sun Valley.
February 22, 2014 |
Upon entering fatherhood, Bear Stephens pledged to himself that he would never introduce his children to wrestling. Stephens had wrestled for Coatesville from 1990 until 1994, and said he did not want to put his kids through the hardship he had endured as a high school wrestler. "A lot of people don't realize what this sport really is," Stephens said. "You're one-on-one when you're out on the mat. You have to watch what you eat and work out all the time. I didn't want to put my kids through that.
January 11, 2014 |
With their ex-coach a win shy of 200, many former Downingtown West girls' basketball players returned to take in Thursday night's Ches-Mont League game against visiting Downingtown East. And thanks to Maddie Dew's 16 points, they did not leave disappointed, as David Johnson earned his 200th career victory with a 32-25 triumph. "Great that it happens to be against East," Johnson said. Katy Steffen aided Dew with 10 rebounds, and the Whippets closed out the win with key free throws.
May 11, 2013 |
Holy Ghost Prep baseball coach Keith Smeraglio was looking ahead Thursday afternoon when he penciled in Tim Brennan as the Firebirds' starting pitcher. Brennan has eight saves this season, but Smeraglio said it was time to stretch the sophomore's right arm and get him ready for the playoffs. He sure looked prime against Lower Moreland, as Brennan pitched six innings, scattered two hits, and fanned eight to help Holy Ghost Prep win, 3-1, and clinch its ninth Bicentennial Independence title in the last 10 years.
February 15, 2013 |
With a new format in place, the individual postseason for wrestlers in Districts 1 and 12 is scheduled to begin Saturday with a series of league and sectional tournaments. District 1 wrestlers will compete in league tournaments, a change from sectional tournaments used in the past, in the first round of the playoffs. District 12 wrestlers will be divided into Catholic League and Public League sectionals. The Pioneer Athletic Conference and the Bicentennial, Ches-Mont, Del-Val, and Central Leagues of District 1 will hold one-day individual tournaments scheduled to start Saturday morning.
October 12, 2012 |
Jennifer Wittick's first goal was pretty. Her second goal, clinical. The third one? Well, that was just impressive. By the time Wittick scored her fourth goal for the Downingtown West girls' soccer team on Thursday night, the ball hitting the back of the net by way of Wittick was expected. Her tremendous individual effort gave the Whippets a 4-2 victory over Bishop Shanahan in a matchup of the top two teams in the Ches-Mont League. The win solidified the Whippets (12-2 overall)
August 31, 2012 |
Downingtown East coach Mike Matta is getting awfully comfortable with a Lauletta taking snaps from behind center. Senior Kyle Lauletta will start for Matta again this season, after throwing for 1,971 yards and 23 touchdowns last year. He took the reins from his brother Trey, who started the previous three seasons for Matta's Cougars and is going into his sophomore year at Bucknell. Catching passes from Lauletta will be Michigan State recruit Jay Harris, who caught 53 balls for 717 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Cougars in 2011.
April 23, 2012 |
It was 3:10 p.m. last Tuesday when Ron Savastio began to lean against the Bishop Shanahan fence - the giveaway that the fun-loving 79-year-old coach might turn serious, according to catcher Claudia Boggi. Savastio chewed and spit out a handful of sunflower seeds. He popped a piece of gum into his mouth and began chewing some more. Practice was supposed to start at 3:15, but only six girls from the undefeated Eagles had arrived, chatting and giggling. Wearing a white "Eagles Softball" shirt tucked into khaki pants, Savastio already had carried two buckets of balls to the empty dirt field and walked the 500-some feet to the outfield bleachers and back to check on the junior varsity team.