October 15, 1992 |
For the twelfth straight year, Kennett students scored higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests than the national average. That comes in spite of an 18.1 percent increase of students taking the test. "What you hear usually is that scores go down with more people taking the test," said Jerry Commarata, the district's director of secondary education. More and more Kennett students are taking the tests because more are going to college, he said. "Basically we have 70 percent of our kids taking the test now, the highest ever, and here they scored one of the highest scores ever at Kennett.
August 3, 2001 |
It was no coincidence. Just about the time Kennett learned it would play Spring City in the Region 3 American Legion tournament, it knew it would pitch Scott Grimes. It only made sense. Grimes, the Colts' No. 3 starter, had pitched against Spring City in the teams' two regular-season meetings this summer. He won both games. He made it 3 for 3 yesterday at Roslyn Park, pitching seven-plus innings in Kennett's 8-1 victory. He allowed just five hits and struck out 10. He walked seven batters, but four of those were among the final six batters he faced.
March 25, 2007 |
It was the perfect script for revenge for the West Chester Henderson ice hockey team. The Warriors, swept in two games in their league finals weeks earlier, stunned top-seeded Kennett, 4-2, yesterday to claim their first Class A Flyers Cup championship at Ice Line in West Chester. Alex Cottle scored one goal and added two assists while sophomore goalie Rob Mattern (29 saves) earned Flyers Cup most-valuable-player honors for Henderson (18-5-2). The Warriors advance to the state championship April 7 against Penguins Cup winner Freeport at Ice Works in Aston.
May 4, 2014 |
Brooke Harner's motivation was simple: She did not want to face the top of the West Chester Rustin lineup again. Not Anna Steinmetz. Not Caela Abadie, and not Elaina DiPrimio. Harner had already faced the dangerous trio three times Friday afternoon, so the senior pitcher for the Kennett softball team made sure she took care of business before she saw the three again in the top of the seventh inning. Harner recorded the first out on a ground ball to third and followed that with two strikeouts, retiring the side.
November 9, 1987 |
The Kennett Blue Demons had to overcome both fatigue and the Octorara Braves before emerging as the Distict 1 Class AA volleyball champions last Monday night. The Demons will represent the district in the state championship tournament, scheduled Friday at Shippensburg University. Kennett, playing at home, took the long route to victory in the double- elimination tournament, which lasted 7 1/2 hours. The Demons, after defeating Oxford, 15-13, 15-12, lost their first meeting of the night with Octorara, 15-12, 13-15, 6-15.
February 10, 2010 |
Scott Green, the offensive coordinator the last four seasons for Mike Ricci's successful football program at Garnet Valley, has been named the head coach at Kennett. Green succeeds Jim Donato, who earlier was named athletic director at Coatesville. Great Valley, which has a football coaching vacancy because Gary Phillips' contract was not renewed, expects to name his replacement next week. According to athletic director Russ Wren, there are three finalists for the position. At Kennett, the 36-year old Green inherits a team that was 4-7 last season.
January 10, 1989 |
The Kennett Blue Demons served notice on Wednesday that they are again the team to beat in the Southern Chester County League title race. The defending champions opened league play with an impressive 60-39 win over the host Unionville Indians. In Wednesday's other action, host Octorara got off to a good start in SCCL play with convincing 67-33 win over Garnet Valley, and Avon Grove took a 53-46 win over visiting Bishop Shanahan. Oxford, scheduled for a nonleague game with West Chester Henderson, will not play a varsity schedule this season.
February 29, 1988 |
Kennett extended its winning streak to 18 and clinched its second straight Southern Chester County League girls' basketball championship last week, defeating the Bishop Shanahan Eagles, 68-50. Bishop Shanahan had reached Wednesday's championship game after traveling to Unionville on Monday and winning a semifinal match, 49-34. For Shanahan, the victory avenged a 64-55 regular-season defeat at the hands of Unionville only four days earlier. "The last time we played them, we were a little flat," Shanahan coach Kevin Anderson said of Unionville.
October 24, 2006 |
Stuart Ross is expected to be named the new boys' basketball coach at Kennett. Ross, 29, has been recommended for the position by Kennett principal Wesley McDowell and athletic director Jeff Thomas. His hiring is pending approval at next month's school board meeting. "I'm very excited," Ross said. "I've been working toward this since I graduated college. " For the last four seasons, Ross served as an assistant to Dick DeLaney at West Chester University. Before that, he spent two years as an assistant at Glen Mills.
April 7, 2000 |
Just like his older brother Jamie, Kennett third baseman Ryan Cunningham has waited until his senior season to show his considerable skills at the plate. The Blue Demons are more than happy that he has. Cunningham went 3 for 4 yesterday in Kennett's 4-3 extra-inning victory over Garnet Valley. His three-run home run in the first inning gave the Blue Demons a 3-0 lead, and his RBI double in the eighth inning drove in the winning run. "That's not my usual day," Cunningham said.