Coatesville knocked off as St. Joe’s mounts late comeback

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times St. Joseph’s Prep’s James Cherry celebrates a score en route to a come from behind victory over Coatesville, Friday, in the state 6A football semi final. DOWNINGTOWN — Coatesville was one of the last two teams from Chester County remaining alive in the state football playoffs — and unlike their downcounty neighbors from Unionville (which...

Conestoga wins regional STEM competition

The winning team from Conestoga High School poses with their coach after the Governor’s STEM competition award ceremony. DOWNINGTOWN — Chester County high school students skilled in science, technology, engineering and math competed in this year’s regional Governor’s STEM competition on Wednesday, February 1 at the Chester County Intermediate Unit.  This year, Conestoga High School finished...

Good Stuff is BACK…all-stars to academics, Chesco has good stuff to share!

Starting Chester County’s summer season with a smile…who do YOU know in this week’s Good Stuff? Got good stuff to share? Email your submissions to kim@chescotimes.com and be a part of the fun! Pomp and Circumstance…Congratulations to Shawn Mengel Coatesville Area High’s 2015 Valedictorian… This leading ‘Red Raider’ will begin roaring with the Drexel University...

Bishop Shanahan takes top spot in STEM competition

Downingtown STEM Academy and Coatesville High also place in tech battle By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The TImes DOWNINGTOWN – Bishop Shanahan, Downingtown STEM Academy, and Coatesville High School placed first, second, and third, respectively at Monday’s Governor’s JOB1st STEM Competition held at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Shanahan’s team took first place out of eight with...

Downingtown East falls 66-46 to Coatesville

Harried by Coatesville’s perimeter defense, Downingtown loses early lead By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times John Rodriguez III lays in during the third quarter. CALN – Though the battle in the trenches was a wash, Coatesville’s perimeter steals and fastbreak offense led to a 66-46 home win over Downingtown East on Tuesday night. East started out the stronger side with junior forward...

Shanahan girls hold off Coatesville, 51-49

ChesMont powerhouses leave it until late at CASH on Thursday night By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Nafisa Saunders drives to the hoop in the second quarter. CALN – In a clash of two of the ChesMont’s strongest teams, the Bishop Shanahan girls basketball team eked out a 51-49 victory at Coatesville on Thursday night. In what would become the night’s theme, Shanahan jumped out to...

Coatesville keeps Shanahan at bay in 61-46 win

Early threes gives Raiders lead that energetic defense does not surrender By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times John Rodriguez lays up after making a steal in the first quarter. CALN – In a game much harder fought than the score might suggest, Coatesville’s outside shooting and high energy defense led to a 61-46 home win over Bishop Shanahan on Thursday night. Coatesville jumped out to...

Looking a lot like Christmas in Coatesville

Annual parade welcomes the Christmas season with cheer and joy By Brittany Smith, Correspondent, The Times Although the weather was damp, spirits were high during Saturday’s annual Coatesville Christmas Parade, featuring, as always, Santa Claus, marking the true beginning of the holiday season in the city. COATESVILLE — Despite the accurate forecast of rainy conditions, the city’s...

Daghir to serve as Christmas parade grand marshall

Long-time Coatesville Area High School music teacher Jerry Daghir returns to the area to serve as one of the grand marshalls for this years Coatesville Christmas Parade, Dec. 6. COATESVILLE — Like the scene out of “White Christmas” where all of the men who served under “The General” pour into the Vermont lodge (where he is now the owner and part-time caretaker) and surprise...

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...