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Ric Webb is the sports editor for Berks-Mont Newspapers.
As I sit here in front of my monitor, I find that I’m at a loss for words. In just a few more hours (Jan. 8), I will no longer be employed by Berks-Mont Newspapers. I’ve spent my entire professional life writing for Berks-Mont, and its time for me to make a change. But what do you say, and who do you thank after 34 years of doing something you love. I won’t even try to thank all the people I’ve worked with, or the people and teams I’ve written about over...
Led by a three-goal performance from Sienna Zittle, the Governor Mifflin High School girls soccer team defeated Wilson in the championship game of the Berks Couinty Girls Soccer League, 4-1. The championship is the Lady Mustangs; first since 2012 and fourth in the program’s history. The Mustangs completed a three-game sweep of Daniel Boone in the quarterfinals, and Wyomissing in the semifinals.
For Exeter Township High School senior Cassandra Whitmoyer, running is important. So when she went shopping for a college to attend next fall, she wanted a college where running was important. In the end, that college was Edinboro University. She recently signed her letter-of-intent to run cross country and track for the Fighting Scots.
High school baseball
When the Berks County League baseball season began, the Governor Mifflin Mustangs were the odds on favorites to win the championship. With that kind of pressure on their backs, the Mustangs only went 7-3 in the regular season and finished in second place behind Exeter in Division 1. But they got hot when it mattered, winning all three playoff games, including a 3-1 victory over Daniel Boone in the championship game on May 13 at First Energy Stadium in Reading, to capture the program’s...
It turned out to be a very good way for Boyertown grad Travis Kreitz to end his college baseball career. He hit .302 in his senior season at Kutztown University this spring, led the team in home runs with eight, and was tied for second on the team n doubles with eight. He was third on the team with 17 RBIs and scored 13 runs in 38 games played.