February 21, 2013 |
Howard Sellars scored 18 points to lead four Coatesville players in double figures on Tuesday night, and the Red Raiders defeated host Hatboro-Horsham, 65-57, in the second round of the District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball playoffs. Jaquan Hollingshed added 11 points for Coatesville, and Emmett Hunt and Leroy Hoggard each had 10. Mike Brown scored a game-high 30 for Hatboro. Coatesville 14 19 18 14 - 65 Hatboro-Horsham 9 16 14 18 - 57 C: Andre Boggs 9, Leroy Hoggard 10, Jaquan Hollingshed 11, Emmett Hunt 10, Chris Jones 3, Howard Sellars 18, Vinny Williams 4. HH: Kevin Barron 2, Mike Brown 30, Chris Hobbs 7, Walt Kimble 6, Jack Lavery 6, Zach Quattro 6.
July 24, 1988 |
Coatesville's getting older. And it has city officials concerned. In 20 years, the average age of Coatesville's population has jumped from 34 to 36.5, not a tremendous increase, but "a clear indication that the young people aren't staying here," said City Manager Wayne "Ted" Reed. "They're leaving after they finish school. " Reed recently raised the matter before the city Planning Commission, saying Coatesville must attract industry and jobs to stop the emigration of its young.
November 17, 2012 |
Emmitt Hunt threw for three touchdowns Friday night as ninth-seeded Coatesville eased past visiting No. 16 Wissahickon, 42-21, in the District 1 Class AAAA football quarterfinals. Chris Jones hauled in a pair of Hunt's touchdown passes as the Red Raiders rolled to a 21-0 lead at the half. Dan Murphy's 1-yard rumble in the third put Wissahickon on the board, but Coatesville stormed back with a pair of touchdowns to secure the win. Daquan Worley also added a pair of touchdowns as he scored in the first and third quarters to boost the Red Raiders.
September 17, 2010 |
A 21-year-old Downingtown man admitted his role today in the arson spree that terrorized the city of Coatesville for more than a year. Roger L. Barlow pleaded guilty to setting nine blazes during January 2009, including the one that destroyed most of the 300 block of Fleetwood Street, leaving about 50 people homeless and generating national headlines. Chester County Court Judge Thomas G. Gavin approved the terms of a plea bargain that will put Barlow in prison for 12 1/2 to 25 years, followed by 10 years' probation.
October 19, 2014 |
Ahkema Evans and Amir Ealey became quick friends after Evans moved from Charlotte to Coatesville before last school year. "Yeah, it's been good," Evans said. "We just get each other. He's somebody I'm happy to have in my life. " With Evans and Ealey playing leading roles, Coatesville repeatedly stymied West Chester Henderson's midline-veer offense and triumphed, 21-3, in a pivotal Ches-Mont League National Conference matchup Friday night. "Our defense is the most physical in the Ches-Mont, maybe the entire state," said Ealey, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound senior tight end and defensive end. "We have multiple players coming downhill to make tackles.
March 12, 1988 |
Playing a lineup of three guards and two small forwards may not win a lot of games for a lot of teams, but that kind of lineup gave Chester the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA title last night at Villanova's duPont Pavilion. Led by forward Keith Wood's 20 points, the Clippers defeated Coatesville, 77-62, before about 5,000 fans. All season, Chester (25-2) has played without the benefit of a big man. (Wood, a 6-foot-4 junior, comes closest to that description.) But against Coatesville, the Clippers didn't need a big man. Guards Larry Yarbray (16 points)
November 10, 2013 |
The play is aptly named "sneak attack. " In short down-and-distance situations, North Penn lines up as if it's going for a quarterback sneak, but the ball is directly snapped to a tailback. It then turns into a passing play, in which a Knights wideout usually catches the opposing defense off guard and ends up wide open on a play that North Penn coach Dick Beck said "works nine times out of 10. " For North Penn, in its first-round matchup of the District 1 Class AAAA playoffs at Coatesville on Friday night, "sneak attack" proved to be a game-changer.
October 5, 2014 |
The Coatesville offense looked toward the sideline and awaited the fourth-down call. The student section chanted, "Go for it. Go for it. " There were less than three minutes left in Friday night's 15-9 win at Downingtown East in a Ches-Mont National football game. The Red Raiders trailed by two points and had thrown three straight incomplete passes. "Punt team," Red Raiders coach Matt Ortega hollered. Quarterback Jordan Young remained on the field. He doubles as the team's punter.
November 3, 2013 |
Mike Milano's voice punctured through the pandemonium at Downingtown West's Kottmeyer Stadium. And even though the home crowd had just watched its Whippets win the league title, the fans, parents, and alumni who had stormed the field fell silent as the coach spoke to his team and the crowd in a postgame huddle. "I am so proud of you," Milano said in a voice that seemed both hoarse and emotional. Downingtown West, ranked No. 19 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, upset No. 3 Coatesville, 24-7, to win the Ches-Mont League National Conference title Friday night.
March 18, 2013
The third suspect in a Coatesville home-invasion killing surrendered to police Saturday. Dominique M. Lee, 20, turned himself in two days after police arrested his two alleged accomplices, Marquis Rayner, 23, and Camren Horne, 20. Police had been searching for Lee, said Officer Chris McCarthy. Police say Lee, Rayner and Horne, wearing black T-shirts on their heads, broke into a house on Merchant Street in June 2012. Dominique Williams, 20, was playing a video game, and was killed by a shotgun blast.