Haverford overpowers Unionville, 42-27

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said “there are no second acts in American lives.” Haverford QB Jake Ruane breaks to the right en route to an 85-yard TD run, Friday night. For the Unionville High School football team, struggling through one of its roughest seasons in recent memory, the problem was that there was no encore to a very solid first half against...

Sports dental safety: it’s always an option

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times While summer has just begun it’s time to think about mouth guards for dental safety. Athletic mouth guards are not just for football and hockey. Many sports such as gymnastics, skating, martial arts, basketball just to name a few can put a smile in harm’s way. Mouth protectors can cushion a blow and help protect the teeth as well as...

Brandywine Valley MSBL opens 2017 baseball season

The Blarney Stone takes on Karen’s K9 Care Athletics in the opening game of the Brandywine Valley MSBL 2017 season, Saturday. EAST GOSHEN – The Brandywine Valley MSBL kicked off its inaugural season with a doubleheader that featured Karen’s K9 Care Athletics versus The Blarney Stone on Saturday.

Brandywine Valley Baseball League to hold open practice, May 26

Brandywine Valley MSBL was established in 2017 to provide a weekend only league that is geared towards players who are 28 years of age and older. BVMSBL will feature four (4) teams playing a 12 game regular season (6 Double Headers) starting on Saturday, June 17th and a single day playoffs for the inaugural Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC Championship Trophy at Frawley Stadium the home of the Wilmington...

Winter sports registration starts Dec. 15 for area YMCAs

Registration for YMCA of Greater Brandywine winter sports leagues and clinics begins December 15 and runs through January 18. Register before December 21 for a $15 savings.   A variety of sports leagues such as basketball, indoor soccer, floor hockey, indoor flag football and volleyball are available at different branches and open to youth ages 3 to 14. The leagues run from February 2 to March...

Concussion awareness – A mom’s perspective

New tech, early diagnosis, focused therapy & close recovery tracking yields promising results By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times You probably know someone with a concussion or perhaps, like me, are a parent of children who have had concussions.  Concussions are never good news, but with nearly five million diagnosed annually, it seems like they really are everywhere. They can and do...

KHS athletes to continue playing in college

Kennett High School athletes (1st row, l-r) Katie DeStefano, Sydney Eckert, Mackenzie Jaros, (2nd row, l-r): Brett Rose, Cory Tomasetti, and Lucio Pizzini will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. KENNETT SQUARE — A number of Kennett High School 2014 graduates will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. From private colleges to large state universities, six...

Y spring sports registration open through March 23

Registration is currently underway for the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley Spring Sports Leagues and will continue through March 23. A variety of sports leagues such as t-ball, coach-pitch baseball, basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, volleyball and cheerleading are available at different branches and open to kids ages 3 to 14. The leagues run from April 5 to June 7.

KAU opens baseball/softball registration

KENNETT — Registration for KAU Little League baseball and softball will continue through January 2012.  KAU Little League is open to residents/students ages four through 18 in both the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Consolidated School Districts. For the 2013 season, Little League International has created a baseball “Intermediate Division” for 11-, 12- and 13-year-olds. All games are...

Sports drinks hide an acidic secret

Gatorade could be causing tooth damage By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, KennettTimes.com There has been a lot of research lately into the effects of sports drinks on our teeth. A recent study by the Academy of General Dentistry reported that tooth damage caused by sports drinks is 3-11 times greater than that caused by a carbonated (non-diet) cola beverage.   As I was reading this...