Community Sports

  • All-star teams play for upperstate titles Saturday
    The Chester boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start after a pair of non-region wins over AAAAA competition this week. Chester opened the season with a 68-66 win over Northwestern on Tuesday. The Cyclones were down six early, cut it to three by halftime, went up one after three and held on for the victory. Coach Sebastian Hopkins said his team didn’t play well early as the group is still getting in basketball shape.
  • Lutz Foundation helps city rec football make it to the end zone
    Just as a quarterback would not make it to the goal without players to block for him and lead the way, the City of Chester Rec Department football program would not be making it to the end zone without the help of the Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation. People can see the City Rec Department’s affiliation with the foundation every time they check the score at Joe Collins Stadium.
  • Chester fire department filling the boot for MDA
    Last year, their first one participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) drive, firefighters of the City of Chester Fire Department filled their boots to the capacity of over $5,000, coming in a solid 11th in fire departments across the state participating in the drive. The CFD is hoping to repeat their success this year, said Fire Chief Paul Caldwell.
  • Golf for a good cause
    The weather was a little chilly and the occasional high winds made for some challenging golf shots, but that didn’t stop some 40 participants in the inaugural DSR Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament from playing a round and raising some money at the Chester County Club recently. The fees for the tournament were used to help fund the scholarships awarded by the DSR Scholarship Foundation, which are given to students with an interest in a medical career in memory of Derresha Shar’Daye Rhinehart.
  • Wounded Warrior amputee softball plans are set
    To mangle a baseball metaphor, the events that are the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) banquet and doubleheader are rounding third and headed for home. In other words, the plans are set for the April 28th banquet and the April 29th “Rumble at Rodman” pitting two homegrown teams against the WWAST heavy-hitters.
  • From the battlefield to the ballfield
    It’s not the Halls of Montezuma or the Shores of Tripoli, but it’s a place where Marines will battle: the Rodman Sports Complex.
  • 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.