Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Sheriff's Office Youth Turkey hunt coming up
    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood is repeating the highly-successful Youth Turkey Hunt for 2016. Underwood is inviting kids ages 8-15 years to hunt with him and some experienced chaperones on a Youth Turkey Hunt, scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2016. Parents or guardians of interested children are asked to submit a brief letter on their child's behalf, explaining why they'd like to go turkey hunting with the sheriff.
  • Dirtbags bound for the beach
    When they play in this weekend's baseball showcase at the Cal Ripken Experience, the Tri-County Dirtbags 15U team will have to play up in age bracket against teams comprised primarily of 16-year-olds. Maybe those squads will present the team with some challenges, because other 15-year-old teams usually didn't.
  • City kicks off football season Saturday
    City of Chester Recreation Director Chris White says there will be a lot more going on than just a football jamboree on Saturday. "We want this to be the first step in rejuvenating Joe Collins Memorial Stadium," White said. At Monday's meeting of Chester City Council, White reported on the progress of the city's second-year football league. Year one was a considered a success with 143 children participating. The numbers this year trumped those in a big way. "We've had 240 kids sign up for this season," White said.
  • Welcome to "The Steel Factory"
    They call it The Steel Factory. A brand spanking-new free weight room, with brand new, gleaming weight machines and free weights is just about to open its doors at the Chester County branch of the YMCA. The new free weight area is almost triple the size of the previous room, says Branch Director Chris Huskey.