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.
  • A (football) league of their own
    The City of Chester Parks and Rec Department is the recipient of a grant from the Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation of Chester that will help set up a football program for three to four-year-olds. “When we applied for the grant before, I told the Lutz Foundation representatives I wanted to do something for the younger ages,” said Parks and Rec Director Chris White. “City Administrator Sandi Worthy and I sat down with them and explained what we wanted to do and the Lutz Foundation thought it was a great idea,” he said.
  • Saving the stories
    A select group of Chester High School students met recently with teachers and an advisor to plan how they would use a Youth Access Grant (YAG) to contribute some oral histories they will gather as part of the activities surrounding the Smithsonian Institution’s “The Way We Worked” travelling exhibit.
  • 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.