Community Sports

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dirtbags ready to open 2016 campaign
    Anyone interested in watching a bunch of Dirtbags will have their chance this weekend.
  • Chester coach pitch team headed for state
    A strong showing in the District 8 tournament has punched a ticket to the state tournament for the Chester Coach Pitch All-Star Baseball Team.
  • Sign-ups for football, cheer going on now
    The City of Chester Rec Department has been busy, lining up some youth sports activities for the coming months. The Rec Department is holding early-bird signups for both rec football and cheerleading teams through May 31, said Chester Parks and Recreation Director Chris White. The Rec Department is looking for kids ages 8-10 for the Small Fry league and 11-12 for the Mite league.