Avon Grove overcomes Unionville, 24-22

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Avon Grove’s Dino Arhontakis looks for running room against Unionville, Friday night. Before being knocked out with an injury, he tore up the Indians’ defense. WEST GROVE — It was a tale of two games. Literally. On Friday night, Unionville and Avon Grove met in a contest mostly controlled by the Indians. But lightning in the area stopped the...

Mushroom Farmers award scholarships to area students

Community Awareness Committee Member Keith Silfee, Joseph Davidson, Natalie Savaiko and David Alonzo. Fourteen college-bound high school seniors from four area high schools were awarded scholarships from the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s Community Awareness Committee (CAC), the group announced today. Thirteen received the Sara Manning Scholarship ($1,000) and one received the Rob Ferranto...

Unionville holds off Avon Grove, 14-6, in defensive battle

Unionville’s Zach Lawrence takes down Avon Grove QB Shane Wolford during Friday night’s game. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — With the hurricane damage of Harvey in Texas very much on the minds of all in attendance (not to mention the impending damage of Hurricane Irma in Florida), neighboring Unionville and Avon Grove got together Friday to...

Unionville overpowers Avon Grove, 20-0

Indians get running game going to knock off Red Devils By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville’s Joe Zubilaga goes up over Avon Grove defenders (2) Tyler Barton and (4) Tyler Boyd for a touchdown. Jim Gill photo. WEST GROVE — It was a Friday night, but for Unionville High School’s football team, it sure seemed a lot more like Turnback Thursday, as the Indians went back to their...

Avon Grove adopts full-day kindergarten

After nearly a year of careful review and discussion, the Avon Grove School Board Thursday night approved a Full Day Kindergarten program for 2017-18 school year. The change was recommended in the district’s community-developed Strategic Plan, and is based on research that strongly shows that full day programs help better prepare children to succeed in the rest of their elementary school years. “We...

Unionville holds off improved Avon Grove, 27-17

Indians’ ground game, special teams overcomes Red Devils strong throwing game By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville’s Brandon Boon breaks out into the open on a 78-yard TD kickoff return against Avon Grove Friday night. Jim Gill photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Big plays at key moments by a team’s stars often make the difference in a game. Without question, that was the case...

Avon Grove overpowers Kennett, 42-7

Jones runs for five TD, 241 yards for Red Devils By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett High School’s offense is set to run a play out of the shotgun, Friday. The Blue Demons struggled against a tough Avon Grove defense, losing 42-7. KENNETT SQUARE – Putting on an absolute show on the ground, senior running back Nate Jones led Avon Grove past the Kennett, 42-7, in a Ches-Mont...

Warm sendoff for Cavalcade Honor Band

Band performs preview before heading to Pasadena next week [slideshow_deploy id=’14322′] By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – For the 154 band members, their families and friends gathered Saturday afternoon in the chilly Unionville High School Stadium, the sentiments could not have been warmer.  Enthusiasm and pride charged the air as the regional Cavalcade...

Good Stuff: Positive news from Downingtown to Kennett

“Good Stuff’ is back; highlighting positive happenings around Chester County packaged in a fun, easy-to-read-format.  Got ‘good stuff’ to share?  Like what you see? Let us know: email kim@chescotimes.com. (Submissions due by 15th and 30th monthly; all content subject to editorial review.) Red Devil Pride:  Avon Grove High’s Robert Evans, Anna Wright, Kira Russell and Adam Gaerity recently...

60 years of giving: KACS kicks off holiday campaign

Support needed for local 2014 holiday food, coat & toy campaign  By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times The KACS 2014 Toys for Tots Co-Chairs: Mike & Debbi Sears with their children Ben & Maddi. KENNETT — This year, Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) proudly celebrates its 60th anniversary of helping the lesser fortunate within our communities.  Founded in 1954 by the simple,...