November 23, 2014 |
Jordan Young could see his first punt returning to him. After warming up about an hour before Coatesville's District 1 Class AAAA semifinal, he took the football field cold and could see the result of the extra-early warmup spiraling end over end into his own backfield. The punt went for a loss of three yards and spotted fifth-seeded Downingtown East an early field goal. On his next play, Young, primarily a quarterback, saw his handoff stick to running back Jalen Hudson and bounce into the middle of the field.
September 30, 1996 |
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)
November 21, 1992 |
No one will ever know what would have happened a year ago, had Central Bucks West played Coatesville, because there weren't any District 1 football playoffs. And so, on the basis of its better record, an 11-0 CB West team advanced to last year's PIAA state tournament and won the Class AAAA championship. All that 10-0-1 Coatesville could do was ponder what might have been. This time, the question has been answered. All season, CB West and Coatesville were again ranked Nos. 1 and 1A in District 1. If last year's system were still in place, an unbeaten CB West would have gone back to the state tourney, since Coatesville lost last month to the state's top-rated team, District 3's Cumberland Valley.
November 24, 2012 |
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. Hunt completed 12 of 14 passes for 313 yards and four touchdowns; Worley rushed for 179 yards and three scores on 17 attempts; and Jones and Boggs combined for four receiving touchdowns.
September 24, 2012 |
A caged dog was set on fire in West Brandywine Township, Chester County, on Friday night, three months after a similar fatal attack in Coatesville. According to a statement by the county Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Wagontown Fire Chief Todd Ziegler was driving on Manor Road about 8 p.m. Friday, when he spotted what looked like a brushfire near Route 340. He discovered the burning body of a dog in a caged crate and called his department, which put out the fire.
February 24, 2013 |
If Lower Merion does end up meeting Chester for top honors at Villanova, Friday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal against Coatesville served as the perfect tune-up. The Red Raiders, with four impact players from a successful football squad, are quick, physical, and show no fear. "They're a pretty good example of Chester," Aces senior guard Raheem Hall said. In a fast-paced contest before an overflow crowd, No. 2-seeded Lower Merion, with Hall producing 20 points and 10 rebounds, turned back No. 10 Coatesville, 73-63, at Bryant Gymnasium.
February 13, 2014 |
Coatesville's former top administrator is suing the city, claiming it gave his predecessor, a white man, termination pay but refused to give him the same benefit because he is black. In a discrimination lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Philadelphia, Harry G. Walker III, who became city manager in 2006, said his contract stated he would receive six months of termination pay if he was fired without cause. Walker said he was. The city has said Walker was fired in 2010 for mismanagement and breach of duties.
April 6, 2011 |
Once Kate Poppe's cleats find their place on the pitching rubber, there's not much that bothers her. Not the unusually cold spring weather that had many spectators wrapped in blankets Wednesday. Not the slight drizzle that sporadically came and went. And not the bases-loaded, one-out jam she smoothly worked out of in the first inning of her two-hitter against visiting Coatesville, as Bishop Shanahan earned a 4-1 win in a Ches-Mont League game. With a mixture of pitches, Poppe kept the Red Raiders off balance, striking out 12, including four that were caught looking.
June 29, 2014 |
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.
November 23, 2012 |
With another helping of Thanksgiving Day football games completed, it's time to pry yourself from the reclining chair, tighten your belt a notch or two, and head out to watch area playoff action. The postseason will continue this weekend for seven District 1 squads: four in Class AAAA, two in AAA, and one in A. Friday's District 1 Class AAA final pits West Chester Henderson against Interboro. In the District 1 AAAA semifinals, Neshaminy will play Coatesville on Friday and Spring-Ford will face Pennridge on Saturday.