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November 28, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
A YEAR AGO West Chester did something it hadn't done since 2006, which was win a playoff game on the road. The Rams (11-1) actually did it twice last season - at Bloomsburg and at Shepherd - before finally losing at Lenoir-Rhyne in the Division II semifinals. Now, they're trying to do it again. Last week they beat Slippery Rock (9-3) at home in the opening round by 26. That earned them a trip to Athens, W.Va., to play unbeaten Concord tomorrow. The Mountain Lions, the top seed in Super Region One, have won 11 games for the first time since 1980 and are hosting a postseason game for the first time ever.
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November 28, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Katie O'Brien and her 11/2-year-old son have bounced among family and temporary housing for the last two years. Now she has a permanent home of her own for the holidays. With the help of several agencies in Chester County, O'Brien, who is pregnant with another son, moved into an apartment in West Chester in June. "I live like a normal human being. Before, I didn't even know how I was going to feed my son," said O'Brien, 29, who works at a restaurant on East Market Street. "Me and my children [will]
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November 24, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Junior Ryan O'Hara (Spring-Ford) kicked a 32-yard field goal with 10.2 seconds left to lift No. 10 Widener to a 36-35 victory over 22d-ranked Muhlenberg at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium in Chester Saturday. Widener (11-0) advances to the Division III Sweet 16 for the seventh time in school history. The Pride's next opponent is Christopher Newport, which upset Delaware Valley, 29-26. Nick Palladino's 1-yard run on a QB sneak finished off an 88-yard drive as the 9-2 Mules took the lead, 35-31, with 5 minutes, 23 seconds left in the game.
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November 24, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
Players of the weekend National - For the second straight week, the FBS record for rushing yards in a game that had stood for 15 years was broken. This time it was Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine, with 427 against Kansas. Local - Ryan O'Hara kicked a 32-yard field goal with 10 seconds to go to give Widener (11-0) a 36-35 win over visiting Muhlenberg (9-2) in a Division III playoff opener. Around town Villanova 35, Delaware 28 This is what can almost happen in rivalry games.
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November 21, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FOUR LOCAL teams will be in the NCAA playoffs at two levels tomorrow, including almost 10 percent of the 32-deep Division III field. In D-II, West Chester (10-1) hosts Slippery Rock (9-2), which just beat previously unbeaten Bloomsburg at home in the PSAC title game, 28-26. The Rams, who last year reached the national semifinals, lost at Bloomsburg on Oct. 25, 41-10. After being the third seed in their region for the previous 3 weeks, the Rams somehow were moved to fourth by the selection committee, despite winning at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 28-17.
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November 21, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
An official trust fund has been set up to benefit the 6-year-old brother of Scott McMillan, the 3-year-old Chester County boy police say was beaten to death two weeks ago by his mother and her boyfriend. DNB First, a bank based in Chester County, will handle the details of the trust account for the brother, who also suffered abuse in the household. Donations can be sent to Chester County Angel Trust, DNB First Wealth Management, 410 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, Pa. 19341. The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County and the county's District Attorney's Office made the announcement Thursday.
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November 16, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Widener scored 21 points in a decisive third quarter and captured its league-record 20th Middle Atlantic Conference title with a 44-28 victory over Delaware Valley at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium. Widener (10-0, 9-0 MAC) is headed to the NCAA tournament for the 14th time in school history. With the score deadlocked 14-14 at halftime, Widener went 62 yards in just over three minutes before Seth Klein connected with Anthony Davis (Chester) on a 20-yard touchdown pass for a 21-14 lead.
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November 12, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William L. Kenny, 90, a longtime Rosemont resident who volunteered with special-needs youngsters, died Monday Oct. 27, of respiratory failure at Freedom Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz. Although Mr. Kenny lived in Rosemont for 62 years before relocating to Arizona, he was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland. He grew up in a fishing village and worked as a fisherman off the Grand Banks. In 1941, when World War II erupted, Mr. Kenny joined the Canadian Merchant Navy. Two years later, the U.S. government purchased his ship and asked Mr. Kenny to fight under the U.S. flag.
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November 10, 2014
Players of the Weekend National - Ohio State freshman J.T. Barrett threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 86 yards and two scores in a 49-37 win at Michigan State. Local - Brandon Monk carried 36 times for 257 yards and two TDs as West Chester (9-1), ranked 18th in Division III, won at East Stroudsburg (6-4), 35-24.   Around Town Villanova 42, Towson 14 One week after they had their seven-game winning streak broken, the Wildcats (8-2, 5-1 CAA)
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November 9, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
West Chester running back Brandon Monk (Avon Grove) rushed for a career-high 257 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead West Chester (9-1, 8-1 PSAC) to a 35-24 victory over host East Stroudsburg (6-4, 5-4) Saturday. Quarterback Sean McCartney (Archbishop Wood) threw for 172 yards and three touchdowns. Widener 55, King's 6 - The unbeaten Pride (9-0, 8-0 MAC) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a rout of the host Monarchs (3-6, 3-5). Brandon Harper (Highland) led the defense with seven tackles.
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