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SPORTS
November 24, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Coatesville's quick-striking, speed-laden offense was way too much for Neshaminy's usually staunch defense. The No. 9-seeded Red Raiders struck for five of their nine touchdowns in the first half, totaled 515 yards of offense, and emphatically ousted the No. 13 Redskins, 63-28, Friday night in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal playoff. Quarterback Emmitt Hunt, halfback Daquan Worley, and wideouts Chris Jones and Dre Boggs did the bulk of the damage for the explosive hosts.
NEWS
March 14, 2013 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After three years at Church Farm, Howard Sellars decided to play his final season of high school basketball at Coatesville. "Coatesville is where I live," the 6-foot-1, 160-pound senior guard said. "I just wanted to come home and give the city what they haven't seen in years. " Wednesday night, with Sellars as the catalyst, the Red Raiders moved closer to their first PIAA Class AAAA state title since 2001 with a 58-52 victory over Norristown in a second-round game at Spring-Ford.
SPORTS
December 16, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
HERSHEY, Pa. - A dual-threat quarterback, a stout offensive line, and a hard-charging defensive front squashed Coatesville's bid for a first state football title. In a high-scoring affair, North Allegheny, with two of its nine touchdowns coming on fumble returns, buried the turnover-plagued Red Raiders, 63-28, Saturday night in the PIAA Class AAAA final before 6,047 at Hersheypark Stadium. "I wish we would have come out and played better, but it wasn't our night on either side of the ball," Coatesville coach Matt Ortega said.
NEWS
February 16, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harriton's one-two backcourt punch, along with a momentum-shifting heave at the end of the first half, trumped Coatesville's inside height. With Alex Shippen and Detasla Dixon combining for 47 points, including 30 after intermission, the quicker Rams downed the bigger Red Raiders, 73-60, Friday night in the opening round of the District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament. Before the break, reserve Jordan Wright found twine from just inside half-court to cut Coatesville's advantage to six. Feeding off that shot, Harriton, which had trailed by as many as 11 in the first half, opened the second with an 8-0 burst.
NEWS
April 13, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
After taking charge of the Downingtown East baseball program, Pete Susi made team chemistry as big a priority as rock-solid fundamentals. "The Downingtown area has always had talent," Susi said. "I wanted to get the kids to care about each other and play together. If you can develop that as a coach, everything else kind of takes care of itself. " The bonding process continued Friday afternoon for the tight-knit and hardworking Cougars. They blanked host Coatesville, 6-0, in a Ches-Mont League National Conference game that lasted 1 hour, 35 minutes.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Andrew Parent, Inquirer Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Mike Boykin donned his gold medal for the first time inside the Giant Center, lifted his coach with one arm, and punched the air in triumph with the other. It was that kind of day for Boykin (40-0), as the Coatesville senior earned his first state title in his final high school bout, defeating Boyertown sophomore Jordan Wood on Saturday night in the 220-pound final, 5-2. "It's about time," Boykin said, jokingly. "I was pretty confident going into the match, and it's something I've worked for since I was a freshman.
SPORTS
January 31, 2013 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two of the catalysts behind Coatesville's drive to the PIAA Class AAAA state final have made commitments to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) programs. Speedy wideout and kick returner Chris Jones has committed to play at Coastal Carolina, and strong-armed quarterback Emmett Hunt, The Inquirer's player of the year in Southeastern Pennsylvania, committed to Delaware State. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Jones, who made 71 catches for 1,490 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, opted for Coastal Carolina, in Conway, S.C., over Temple and Massachusetts.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
United Technologies Corp.'s Sikorsky division won a $1.28 billion contract from the Air Force on Thursday for a new generation of combat rescue helicopters, though the impact for the company's Coatesville plant is unclear. Sikorsky is based in Stratford, Conn., but its operation in Coatesville employs about 875 people. The Chester County facility is involved in producing the new version of Marine One, which transports the president. That $1.24 billion contract was announced in May. The rescue helicopter contract begins with Sikorsky's developing an updated version of the Black Hawk helicopter to replace the aging and existing fleet, but the deal could eventually amount to 112 aircraft.
NEWS
July 19, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Coatesville police are searching for a teenager who they say shot and wounded a man early Tuesday. Daquan Gray, 17, who police said is to be charged as an adult, is being sought on attempted-murder and related charges. On Tuesday, police said, officers responded to a report of shots fired on the 100 block of Strode Avenue in Coatesville. A 21-year-old had been shot in the leg, police said, and was taken to Brandywine Hospital. Police later identified the alleged shooter as Gray.
SPORTS
September 30, 1996 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The fact that they had started their football season three weeks before Saturday's opponent didn't necessarily mean that Coatesville owned an advantage. Physically, it was a disadvantage. The Red Raiders entered their nonleague game at Willingboro battered and bruised, and they ended up being beaten, 28-14, at Carl Lewis Stadium. Besides having an assortment of injuries - including the concussion that kept quarterback Todd Smith out of the second half - Coatesville (3-2)
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