By Steve Hoffman Editor In what has become an annual occurrence, officials from the Avon Grove Charter School appeared in front of the Oxford School Board to share concerns about the busing of charter school students who live in the Oxford area. Specifically, the concerns are related to overcrowding on the buses, the circuitous routes … Continue reading »
By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer When Upper Darby Women’s soccer coach Tara Burke stepped off the team bus at Avon Grove Stadium, minutes before her 2-9-1 club was to play host Avon Grove, she was aware that losing five of her starters would have an impact on the game, as well as the fact … Continue reading »
By Carla Lucas Correspondent It’s a resource, a venue, a haven and a hangout, all in one. The Garage has opened a new location in West Grove. Now teens in the Avon Grove School District have a safe place to go after school for help with homework, to socialize, and to learn new things. Plus, … Continue reading »
By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer Under the leaden skies of a late September Saturday afternoon, exhausted and yet content, Avon Grove sophomore running back JT Blyden lingered on the Avon Grove field long after his team’s defeat of Bishop Shanahan – his former school – reacquainting himself with old teammates and coaches. As he … Continue reading »
By Steve Hoffman Staff Writer Avon Grove Head Coach Marvin Dooley said that the one good thing about opening the season against Kennett and its triple-option offense is that his team can work up a game plan to defense the headache-inducing scheme. “I’m glad that we had the camp to get ready for the option,” … Continue reading »
By Steve Hoffman Staff Writer Konstantin Fiedler booted his third extra point of the game with 2:06 left in the fourth quarter, cutting Avon Grove’s lead over Kennett to 28-21. That had to be a heady moment for Fiedler, a German exchange student who had never kicked a football until three weeks earlier.
~ Kennett running back Tyler Boyer, who also handles punting duties, managed to scramble for a first down early in the first quarter when the snap went over his head and he was unable to get the punt off before the defenders arrived. Boyer scrambled out to the 39-yard-line and the Blue Demons marched down … Continue reading »
By Steve Hoffman Staff Writer Four scores and seven months ago, J. T. Blyden played linebacker for Bishop Shanahan. But just a few weeks before training camp started, Blyden decided to return to his home district, Avon Grove, and the Red Devils’ offense was instantly upgraded as the sensational sophomore was inserted into the starting … Continue reading »
By Steve Hoffman Staff Writer The Avon Grove Charter School’s charter has now been expanded through April 11, 2017. The Avon Grove School Board formally approved the renewal of the charter at a meeting on Aug. 25. The charter had been set to expire on April 11, 2012.
Incoming seventh-graders at Fred S. Engle Middle School in Avon Grove will have more than 200 new science resource materials available to them this year thanks to a $5,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and a donation from the school’s PTO. Librarian Katie Arnold, who applied for … Continue reading »