Dinniman, Tomlinson congratulate WCU baseball champs

From left, West Chester University President Chris Fiorentino, state Sen. Andy Dinniman, Head Coach Jad Prachniak and state Sen. Robert Tomlinson. State Senators Andy Dinniman and Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson this week recognized the West Chester University Golden Rams baseball team winning the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship –its second national championship in six years. “You...

It is time to try to dial back the anger

We’re deeply thankful that Costello, Meehan and Smucker are OK after DC shooting By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) should have been at his usual perch, at shortstop, next to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Wednesday morning, when a lone gunman opened fire on Republican congressman and staffers Wednesday morning — but he missed his ride by a couple of minutes. The congressmen...

Kennett Old Timers Hall of Fame banquet, Jan. 16

KENNETT — The 36th annual Kennett Old TimersBaseball Hall of Fame Banquet and induction ceremony will be held on Jan. 16 at the Kennett Fire Company Red Clay Room.  The ceremony honors local athletes who haveexcelled in baseball after high school.  Longtime Phillies broadcaster and club ambassador Chris Wheeler will be this year’s guest speaker.  There are eight inductees for2016:  Bill...

Chester County’s Mike Piazza belongs in the Hall

Lunkhead sportswriters may keep him out, but we know the truth By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s Mike Piazza belongs in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The game never saw a better hitting catcher. More than likely, sometime Tuesday morning, we’re going to see that Chester County’s own Mike Piazza, hands down the best hitting catcher in baseball, just missed getting elected...

California dreamin’: the left coast is awesome

But you need to know a few things before moving there… By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times My family and I just returned from the most amazing vacation to southern California. It was SO good that none of us wanted to come back to Pennsylvania. And, that is saying something when you have two teenagers. What made it so spectacular? The weather. How could you not love low (to no) humidity,...

Chesco All-Stars fall one win short of US title game

The Big League Baseball East Regional Champs from Chester County — District 28 — fell one win short of reaching the U.S. title game. With a 1-2 record going in to the final day of Big League World Series pool play, the Eastern Regional Champions—an all-star team comprised of young men from District 28/Chester County—had a chance to a earn a berth in the United States Championship. All they...

West’s seventh inning run enough to beat Coatesville 1-0

Esch, Brown duel into final inning, walks costly to Raiders By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Downingtown West’s Sean Esch prevailed in a tight pitchers duel, Tuesday, against Coatseville, 1-0. CALN – A battle between two of the Ches Mont’s top pitchers resulted in a 1-0 victory for Downingtown West at Coatesville on Tuesday night. The trajectory of the game was clear from the...