Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chester High School Basketball Schedule 2015-2016

2015-2016 Varsity Boys Basketball Schedule
Coach: Larry Yarbray Sr.

DATE           DAY          TIME        PLACE              OPPONENT                                       RESULTS
16 NOV           MON              1st OFFICIAL DAY OF PRACTICE
21 NOV             SAT                10:00             Home                         Scrimmage:  TBA                                               
28 NOV             SAT                10:00             TBA                            Scrimmage:  TBA
04 DEC            FRI                 1st REGULAR SEASON GAME

(Chester, Math-Civics-Science Charter, Penn Wood, Sanford (DE))
04 DEC              FRI                 6:00              Home               Penn Wood vs. Math-Civics-Science Charter              
04 DEC              FRI                 7:30               Home                         Sanford (DE)       

SCHOLASTIC PLAY BY PLAY CLASSIC at Widener University, Chester, PA
05 DEC              SAT                8:00                Away                         Martin L. King Jr (Phila)

12 DEC              SAT                6:00                Away                         J.P. McCaskey @                                                                                               
19 DEC              SAT                6:00                Home                        York @
23 DEC              WED              6:00                Away                         Reading @

12th ANNUAL PETE NELSON HOLIDAY CLASSIC, Widener University, Chester, PA
29 DEC              TUE               8:00                 Away                        Imhotep (Phila)   
30 DEC              WED              8:00                Away                         Downingtown West

02 JAN               SAT                6:00               Home                        Bartram (Phila) @
05 JAN               TUE               6:00               Home                        Interboro *@
07 JAN               THUR            6:00               Away                         Penn Wood *@                                                   
09 JAN               SAT                2:00               Home                         Harrisburg @
12 JAN               TUE               3:30               Away                         Glen Mills *@                                                      
14 JAN               THUR            5:30               Away                         Academy Park *@
16 JAN               SAT                TBA               Away                        TBA      
17 JAN               SUN               TBA               Away                        TBA

19 JAN               TUE               6:00               Home                        Chichester *@
21 JAN               THUR            6:00               Away                         Interboro *@

HOOP GROUP EVENT, Parkland H.S., Parkland, PA  
24 JAN               SUN              TBA              Away                     Allentown Central Catholic              

26 JAN              TUE               6:00              Home                       Penn Wood *@                                                   
28 JAN              THUR            6:00              Home                       Glen Mills *@
02 FEB              TUE               6:00              Home                       Academy Park *@                                             
04 FEB              THUR            3:30              Away                        Chichester *@                                                     

NOTE:              District Tournament – February 12, 16, 19, 23 with Championship on Friday, February 26, 2016
                            State Tournament – March 5, 8, 12, 15 with Championship on Saturday, March 19, 2016

Home Games Played at Chester High School, 9th & Barclay Streets, Chester, PA

* - Indicates League Games                                                                               Last Update:  9/16/2015
@ - Indicates JV and Varsity Games                                                            CHS Basketball Schedule/tbt

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Children's Theatre at Widener to Benefit Food Pantry this Weekend

Widener’s FreshBaked Theatre Company to put a new spin on Hansel and Gretel with the play “A Murder of Crows”
A gaggle of geese, a school of fish, and a pride of lions -- all well-known terms for groups of various animals. But, what about a murder of crows? That, indeed, is the collective noun for a group of the loud black birds that hover over farmers’ fields and wake us in the early morning with their raucous caws.

Soon, the crows will descend upon Widener University’s Alumni Auditorium when the FreshBaked Theatre Company presents the play “A Murder of Crows” on two consecutive Sundays, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. Matinees for local schools and homeschooling families take place the week of Nov. 2. Contact Director Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale at for more information about these school performances and to make a reservation.

All performances take place in Alumni Auditorium, located on Widener’s Main Campus in Chester, Pa. Audience members will have the opportunity to decorate a scarecrow in the auditorium lobby to help scare away the crows in the show.

“A Murder of Crows” is recommended for ages 8 to adult. Running time is 60 minutes. Admission to all performances is by free will cash donation, with all funds benefiting food pantries in Chester. The suggested donation is $2 per person.

Inspired by the well-known fairytale “Hansel and Gretel” about a brother and sister left alone in a forest, “A Murder of Crows” is an imaginative, exciting production that explores themes of famine, family loyalties and survival. The Boy and the Girl must overcome many challenges: the death of their beloved mother; the pain of hunger; abandonment by their father and stepmother; and the threat that lies in the Old Lady in the cottage in the woods. How they find the will to overcome and survive provides a rich learning experience for audiences both young and old.

An ensemble of actors weave a gothic story of the children’s journey through fear and abandonment, all from the squawking perspective of a group of boisterous crows. According to Cocchiarale, the raucous crows function as a sort of “Greek chorus,” both narrating and commenting on the “stories [that] fall like stones/ The ripples spread / Through living and dead.”

“A Murder of Crows” was written for young audiences by Mike Kenny, an award-winning British playwright. It asks important questions at the heart of childhood fears:  Will my family have enough food? Will I be loved? Will I be safe? How can I find my way home?  The fairytale format is a familiar means through which children can imaginatively explore how they would deal with such fundamental fears.

The FreshBaked performance of “A Murder of Crows” features Widener University students Luis Aguilar, Rebecca Gomezrueda, Sara Hufnagle, Carolyn Lodge, Kirk Reichart, Erika Sprague and Elizabeth Yenser in addition to eighth-grade student Ruby Knipe of Wilmington, Del. It is directed by Cocchiarale with technical assistance by Daniel Castagna and produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences out of Minneapolis, Minn.

Since 2001, Widener’s FreshBaked Theatre Company has produced quality drama for children and families in the greater Chester area. The ensemble seeks to enhance Widener University’s commitment to civic engagement by sharing the magic of live performing arts.

For more information, please e-mail Cocchiarale at or visit the FreshBaked Theatre Company on Facebook.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Chester High School Football vs. Interboro

Interboro (Bucs) Chester
Report by James Peach Howard

Turn back almost a year ago (Nov. 1st to be exact) in the rain and mud the Clippers bullied the Bucs to a 30-12 final. Now come to the present, a nice clear sunny autumn day. The Bucs return the favor and beat Chester 40-18. As earlier losses the Clippers were in every game. But not on this day Interboro controlled the game from beginning to the end. They were just stronger and wanted it more as was stated from several players leaving the Chester Athletic Complex. That was the best team we’ve seen this year as was stated from the coaching staff. 

Interboro led going into the half 22-0, then scored again to start the 3rd quarter to make it 28-0. Then the Clippers came to life, Jamir Green threw a 25 yard TD pass to Rashee Alexander to put Chester on the board. Five minutes later, Jaquan Flood caught a 10 yard leaping TD pass and the Clippers were within 28-12. Interboro then stretched their lead in the 4th quarter putting the game away. Rashee Alexander then caught another pass racing 43 yards to close out the scoring. 

In the loss there were some good things as Jamir Green threw 3 TD passes (has 4TD passes since becoming the starter). Rashee Alexander caught 2 TD passes and had an interception to stop a TD. D’Andre Dill had 13 tackles (11solo & 2 TFL’s) as well as Devan Freeman, Arlo Lee, Jr. & Ed Nelson, Jr. having strong defensive showing also. The loss drops Chester to 2-5 (overall) 2-1 (league).The Clippers can still win the league title if they win their last two games and get some help. And that starts with defending league champ Academy Park. It’ll be Chester’s last home game of the 2015 season. It’s also homecoming as well as senior day. Kickoff is at noon with all the homecoming festivities prior to kickoff and at halftime. Also the senior football players as well as the senior cheerleaders will be acknowledged before the start of the game.

Homecoming game, Saturday, October 31st at 12 PM