Thursday, February 27, 2014

Boxing at Harrah’s March 21

Calling all fight fans to join me for an evening of boxing. It's going down on March 21, 2014 @ the Philadelphia Harrah's located 777 Harrah's Blvd in Chester PA. Tickets are $50.00 General Admissions, $75.00 Ringside and $100.00 for VIP. For tickets please call 215 726 7685. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Thank you.

Featured Fighters
Victor Vasquez
Osnel Charles
Tony Ferrante
Pedro Martinez
Tyrone Crawley Jr
Robert Irizarry
Anthony Prescott
Vincent Floyd
Ramir Hillard

Chester High School New Football Program 2014

New Football Coach Tony Beaty, Assistant Coach Ben Johnson with Chester High School Football Team and new recruits (dsbpix)

Chester Clippers Football will have some new additions for the 2014 season. The team will have a new football coach and new assistant coaches. Tony Beaty will head the new football program. As Coach Beaty will tell you, “It’s no longer a team, it’s a program.” In the locker room, Coach Beaty spoke to 72 current football players and new recruits, who had not given up on Chester football, ready to give the new program a try. Beaty said last year 47 boys showed up for the team. He likes the higher numbers because it gives more boys a chance to play. He devoted most of his talk to players about the importance of attendance, being a good student, and playing football the right way. Players only get 3 absences from now to August. Beaty expects players to show up for practice and to be committed to the program. He expects good behavior from his players in school. And he definitely expects to improve on the 2 and 8 stats from last season as you will hear him say in the video. Beaty also introduced assistant Coach Ben Johnson to the group. Coach Johnson will be the only assistant coach to have worked with the previous coaching staff 2 years ago. All other assistant coaches will be new to the program. 

Team Parent Ed Nelson, Sr., whose son Ed Nelson, Jr. plays for the team, said he, “Expect a new attitude for Chester Football team. Put the Chester Pride back in the city.” One important change they want to make is to put lights at the A field. “The Superintendent promise lights this year to play on Friday nights and bring revenue back to the football program.” 

Players are looking forward to the new football program. One player said they want to play Friday night lights games. They believe they haven’t been winning games because they run the same plays all the time which all the teams know. They became predictable. The plays were obvious said another player. And others went on to say, “There was no communications on defense.” “Players were focused on individual stats, not playing as a unit.” “All I heard was, ‘What I did in the game.’” “Players didn’t respect some coaches.” But I did not hear any negative word from anyone about their previous coach, Chuck Crews. Team Parent Ed Nelson, Sr.  said, “Crews is a great person. He put kids in college.” Players said they are ready to work hard and play as a team. A player said with assurance, “We are going to win this year!” After the meeting, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at about 3:30pm, players hit the weights and began practice. Chester High School new football program started.

Watch the video below.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stetser Elementary looking for Coach

Boys and Girls Club
February 27th at 7pm
Contact Alexis Caccavate for questions

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Clippers Return to District 1 Championship

One thing I noticed when I took this picture last Friday night, these Clippers are serious.
Terry Thomas Report

Chester will get the chance to defend its District-1 Championship on Friday, February 28th with a convincing 72-56 decision over the Bayard Rustin Golden Knights. Senior shooting guard Mahir Johnson took control in the first quarter scoring Chester's first 9 points and after a trey from junior Keyonte Watkins the Knights were looking at a 12-4 deficit at the 2:40 mark. Another basket from Johnson and a sweet left handed finger roll from sophomore Marquis Collins and the Clippers held a 16-8 lead after one. The Clippers one-two punch of Johnson and 6'8' Stony Brook signee Tyrell Sturdivant were too much for Rustin in the 2nd quarter. The duo combined for 19 of the Clippers 20 points as they pushed their lead to 16 points at the half. Chester 36, Rustin - 20. As Johnson was dropping jumpers and hitting foul shots for 9 more points, Sturdivant was patrolling the paint at both ends of the floor. In the second quarter he converted 3 offensive rebounds into 6 points, drained a trey and connected on 1 of 2 free throws. Defensively he blocked three shots and ran away with one steal. After holding their opponents to just five made field goals in the first half with no threes, the Clippers were a step slow in guarding the three point line in the third, allowing the Knights to connect on 6 field goals including 4 treys resulting in a 19 point quarter for Rustin. Meanwhile, Chester's offensive was stronger still producing 21 points as they pushed ahead 57-39 to end the quarter. Sophomore Khaleeg Campbell added his name to the scoring column by hitting two treys in the 3rd while Johnson and Sturdivant combined for 13 points including hitting on 8 of 8 free throw attempts. Senior Conrad Chambers spun his way to the rim for a basket to go along with his 5 assists on the night. The Golden Knights strategy of fouling Chester in the fourth quarter did not work as expected. While the Clippers were held without a field goal, they did however connect on 15 of 20 foul shots. The teams combined to shoot 63 foul shots (Chester was 30 for 38 and Rusting was 18 for 25). Chester's height advantage was shown as they tied the newly established blocked shots record with 16. Gabe Adesina led the Clippers with a career high 6 blocked shots and even though he did not score a points the 6'8" forward also made his presence felt with 6 rebounds.

Johnson finished the evening with a game high 29 points while Sturdivant added another double-double to his resume with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Khaleeq Campbell totaled 8 points and Chambers contributed 7 by going 5 of 6 from the line in the 4th. Watkins four points and Collins's three points completed the scoring for the Clippers.

The #2 seeded Chester Clippers (21-5) will return to Villanova on Friday evening for a 9:00 tip-off against the #5 seeded Pennsbury Falcons, a 58-36 winner over #1 seeded Conestoga, for the 2014 District-1 Championship. 

Chester Clippers defeated West Chester Rustin

A Dave Burman Picture

Via Dave Burman

The Chester Clippers boys high school basketball team defeated West Chester Rustin, 72-56 Tuesday night in the District-1 "AAAA" tournament semifinals.  Chester makes its 35th trip to the district championship game Friday night 9 PM at Villanova.

Here is the history of Chester in the District-1 boys basketball tournament championship game. Absolutely unbelievable!!!

22 titles..12 runner-ups

History of Chester High Clippers in District-1 Boys Hoops Championship Games

1943 - Lower Merion 40, Chester 28
1952 - Coatesville 55, Chester 51
1954 - Chester 66, Yeadon 51
1955 - Chester 78, Lansdowne 55
1956 - Radnor 62, Chester 51
1957 - Chester 66, Norristown 45
1958 - Haverford 57, Chester 56
1959 - Chester 78, Lansdowne-Aldan 51
1965 - Chester 65, Nether Providence 42
1966 - Chester 59, West Chester 55
1967 - Chester 56, Plymouth-Whitemarsh 37
1968 - Cheltenham 77, Chester 52
1972 - Wissahickon 80, Chester 65
1973 - Chester 83, Abington 62
1974 - Plymouth-Whitemarsh 73, Chester 56
1982 - Abington 83, Chester 80
1983 - Chester 96, Abington 71
1988 - Chester 77, Coatesville 62
1991 - Glen Mills 72, Chester 68
1995 - Chester 77, Lower Merion 50
1996 - Lower Merion 60, Chester 53
1997 - Glen Mills 79, Chester 62
1999 - Chester 59, Pennsbury 47
2000 - Coatesville 64, Chester 63
2002 - Chester 81, Coatesville 79 (OT)
2003 - Chester 71, Council Rock-North 61
2004 - Chester 62, Cheltenham 55
2005 - Chester 63, Cheltenham 48
2006 - Chester 83, Lower Merion 80 (OT)
2007 - Chester 70, Plymouth-Whitemarsh 62
2008 - Chester 61, Norristown 47
2011 - Chester 66, Council Rock-North 43
2012 - Chester 61, Lower Merion 53
2013 - Chester 60, Lower Merion 46

Monday, February 24, 2014

Affordable Care Act Sign-ups on March 1st at the Boys and Girls Club of Chester

The Boys and Girls Club will be hosting an Affordable Care Act Event/Sign-up on Saturday March 1st from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm to help residents, families, youth, etc. sign up for the Affordable Care Act. We will have people from State Representative Kirkland's Office and Chespenn on site to assist with sign-up. Please give the following information: 1)Date of Birth; 2) Social Security Number; 3) Household members and/or immigration paperwork; 4) Federal Income Tax Forms ( W- 2 or 1099); or 5) estimation of Household income from all sources.

If someone is not able to attend, please be aware that regular assistance for enrollment is available at ChesPenn health Services. Please call 1-267-355-3540 for an appointment.
We must help people sign up before the deadline on March 31st.

Thank you,
Janet Riley Ford
Executive Director
Boys and Girls Club of Chester