Community Sports

  • Memories and Memorabilia Part 2
    Joe Polk knows a thing-or-two about about memorabilia and mementos. After all, he has a few thousand.
  • Memories and Memorabilia Part I
    (This is part one of a series. If you have a special piece of sports memorabilia and would like to share the story behind it, contact Travis Jenkins at 385-3177 or at tjenkins@onlinechester.com. Chester City Administrator Jeff Kerr has baseballs autographed by Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and the entire 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series team that sit on his desk. None of those, though, hold as special a place in his heart as one scribbled on by his late step-father.
  • AAU team has successful debut
    It was their first time playing as a team and their first time competing in a tournament, but it was pretty hard to tell. Phoenix South Chester, a brand new AAU boys basketball team, competed in the Adidas Shootout Challenge in Charlotte this past weekend. Playing established teams from all over the Carolinas, the Chester squad brought home a second-place finish.
  • Richard Hall gets second hole-in-one
    Richard Hall said he had a tough time on hole number four at the Chester Golf Club on Sunday. "I think I four-putted for a double bogey," Hall said. It probably won't be his performance on number four that Hall will remember, though. One hole prior, he had his second-ever hole-in-one. Hall has been playing golf since his senior year of high school in 1961. He plays about twice week, he said.
  • Brown Feaster makes his move
    Checkerboards often sit in old country stores and gas stations and those playing usually do so for a leisurely way to pass the time. Not Furman "Brown" Feaster. Feaster has been playing the board game for more than 50 years. When he started playing, it was a laid-back way to a have a good time. "We didn't have anything else to do back then," Feaster said.
  • Play Ball!
    Winter has its icy grip on the country, but in parts of Chester County, some people are already thinking about spring. Spring softball, that is. Progressive Association of Chester County Communities (PACCC) members Mike and Lorraine Povlick are the organizers of the “PACCC Attack, the Rumble in Rodman,” the April 28th and 29th appearance in the community of players with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST). The Povlicks, along with PACCC President Walt Whitman sat down with The N&R for an update on this community event.
  • County honors veterans on their day
    As the saying goes when referring to veterans: ‘All gave some; some gave all.’ The very least Chester County could do is honor them for their sacrifice, and on Friday, the county did.
  • Taking a swing at history
    Only a handful of Little League players can rightly claim they have stepped foot onto the field in South Williamsport, Penn. where the first Little League game was played; thanks to Coach Troy Roberts, some of those players live in Chester.
  • Football skills on display at youth combine
    Eligible City of Chester Rec Department youth football players came to Joe Collins Stadium this past Saturday to show what they could do. The Rec Department was holding their annual skills test, or youth football combine. Parks and Rec Director Chris White was watching over the proceedings. He said the goal of the skills tests was for the rec football team coaches to evaluate the talents of the returning players and the new players, to see who they wanted to draft to their teams.
  • All-stars 9-10 minors make "major" showing at state toruney
    The 9-10 year old Chester All Stars Minors may not have come home with a win at the state tournament, but Coach Tommy Darby couldn’t be prouder of them. This Chester Minors team made a “major” showing at the state tournament, hanging on until the tournament field was whittled down from 12 to only six teams. The 9-10 year old All Stars are also the only Chester Little League team to have made it to the state playoffs, said Darby.