Coatesville is expected to name a new boys' basketball coach shortly. The Red Raiders have been looking for a coach to replace Coatesville graduate Rick Hicks, who resigned in March after leading the team for four seasons.

"We're still in the process" of interviewing, athletic director Brian Chenger said. "Ultimately, we'd like to have a name to submit to the school board at its May meeting."

Although Chenger declined to name any candidates, he said the school received more than 15 applications for the post.

"We've certainly been happy with the applicants," Chenger said. "We want to be sure we have the right person."

Former Coatesville standout Eric Anderson, the boys' coach at West Chester East, is believed to be among the candidates. Anderson could not be reached for comment.

The Red Raiders, who once dominated the Ches-Mont League, were a disappointing 8-16 this past season under Hicks, a 1987 graduate of the school, for which he played point guard.

Injury doesn't slow Lions. Lincoln's victory in the IC4A 4x200-meter race Saturday at the Penn Relays adds another milestone to the school's illustrious track history.

In becoming the first Division III school to win the race since 2002, the Lions did it without all-American Bobby Young, the reigning national indoor 400-meter champion. Young had suffered a pulled hamstring running the 4x100 relay.

Sophomore Wayne Davis learned about 30 minutes before the 4x200 that he was subbing for Young, the anchor. Davis joined Lance Wigfall, Jermaine Harris and Randy Dawkins to win in 1 minute, 25.32 seconds. Morgan State was second in 1:25.47.

"This means so much, and I am as ecstatic as I can be," Lincoln coach Cyrus Jones said after the victory. Jones' Lions recently won their 17th NCAA Division III indoor title.

"After we ran a 1:26 on Friday, they knew there would be some changes Saturday," Jones added. "Wayne was really excited, and he was prepared to run. He ran an awesome anchor leg for us. The rest of the guys ran an outstanding race."

Highlights of Lincoln's indoor championship will be telecast on CBS3 at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pair aid No. 1 Golden Bears. Mike McCardell and Sean Bond, two Chester Countians, have been keys for the Kutztown baseball team, which took over the top spot Monday in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll for Division II schools.

McCardell, a senior pitcher/infielder from West Chester Henderson, is one of the leading hitters for the Golden Bears (44-3), with a .379 average. He has hit four homers and driven in 25 runs. As a pitcher, he's 6-1 with 52 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings.

Bond, a graduate of Great Valley, is hitting .353 and has 24 RBIs. He's a senior infielder.

The Golden Bears, regular-season champions in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, will open the SAC playoffs at 9 a.m. today against Shippensburg.

Contact staff writer Don Beideman

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