Sports

BASEBALL: Governor Mifflin defeats Daniel Boone for Berks League championship |May 22, 2015

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.

TRACK AND FIELD: Exeter’s Cassandra Whitmoyer to run for Edinboro University |May 22, 2015

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.

Twin Valley Middle School Girls Track And Field Team Undefeated |May 21, 2015

Submitted by Amy Wittorff The 2015 Twin Valley Middle School girls Track and Field team went undefeated 7-0 and also won the Oley Al Knabb Relays, The Wilson girls only County Championship and the overall Governor Mifflin County meet.

2 Twin Valley athletes sign letters of intent to play at university |May 21, 2015

Twin Valley School District is pleased to announce that two Twin Valley High School Seniors have signed a letter of intent to play sports for a university in the Fall of 2015.

Kreitz finishes with a flurry at Kutztown U. |May 19, 2015

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.

After 3,500 games, Phillies security guard calls it a career |May 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> After 45 years of working security detail for the Philadelphia Phillies, Tony Valerio, 87, of Ridley Township, decided to finally retire.

Boyertown Bears fall to Rams in PAC-10 semifinals |May 15, 2015

royersford >> The regular season means nothing once the postseason rolls around.

Five county student-athletes earn congressional award |May 15, 2015

Five students from Berks County were recognized by Congressman Patrick Meehan with the Congressional Scholar-Athlete Award last night. This award is given to students who exemplify the selfless dedication to school and sports that define the leaders of tomorrow.

Schuylkill Valley Age Group Swimming Girls have record setting season |Apr 20, 2015

The following girls with Schuylkill Valley Age Group Swimming had a record setting season.

Jared Lawler of Twin Valley among 20 youth awarded Good Citizenship Award |Apr 15, 2015

Two Chester County students were recently named recipients of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer’s Union League Good Citizenship Award.

My View: I completed the Fools Run 5k! |Mar 30, 2015

I was a runner in my youth, participating in track and cross country. Knee injuries put my running career to a halt in college but I still fondly remember that feeling of flying while out running. So when Don Sechler of the Kutztown Optimist Club asked if I’d be running in the Kutztown Fools Run this year, I couldn’t decline.

Schuylkill Valley youth wrestler competes at State Championship |Mar 30, 2015

Kyle Vernon, of Mohrsville, recently returned from the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship tournament in Erie, where he placed 17th out of approximately 1,500 wrestlers. This was the first time in more than 10 years that a youth wrestler from Schuylkill Valley has made it to the state championship.

Centershot teaches archery skills while sharing Christ with others |Mar 24, 2015

Centershot is a program that teaches archery skills with a focus on sharing Christ with others. The past two years, Centershot has been held at the Action Impact complex, which is located just off of Hopewell Road in Elverson a couple of miles outside of French Creek State Park.

Brandywine Heights 4th annual Dodgeball Tournament benefits Twilight Wish Foundation |Mar 23, 2015

The Brandywine Heights High School hosted their fourth annual dodgeball tournament on Sunday.

Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik has died at 89 |Mar 21, 2015

Chuck Bednarik, considered the greatest Eagles player ever, died this morning.

Hamburg Area Girls Basketball third and fourth graders wrap up season |Mar 20, 2015

Hamburg Area Girls Basketball players in third and fourth grade wrapped up their season on Feb. 28. Each player received a basketball from the Hamburg Area Girls Basketball Association. Thanks to all the coaches and parents who volunteered their time to teach the fundamentals of basketball and make this a good learning experience for the girls.

5 Kutztown University wrestlers named to All-American Wrestling Team; Jackson Stabile, Lenhartsville, earns first academic honor to conclude his Golden Bear career |Mar 20, 2015

Five members of the Kutztown University wrestling team have been selected to the 2014-15 Division II All-Academic Wrestling Team, designated by the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

Getting fit at the library: Morgantown Village Library holds Healthy Steps in Motion on Mondays |Mar 19, 2015

Morgantown Village Library Board of Trustees President Mary Ellen Mahan, of Robeson Township, leads Heatlhy Steps in Motion on Mondays at 9 a.m.

Swimming: Tri-Valley Girls undefeated in league and won 3rd Madison Division title; Boys finished with a winning record of 3-2-1 |Mar 19, 2015

The Tri-Valley YMCA swim team (TRVY) has had an outstanding season marked by numerous firsts and record breaking accomplishments. The team competed in the Madison Division of the Penn-Del YMCA Swim League.

Perfect season earns Kutztown University wrestler Ziad Haddad Division II’s Most Dominant Wrestler Award |Mar 18, 2015

Ziad Haddad closed his national championship season with a 30-0 record on Saturday evening, when he was honored as Division II’s Most Dominant Wrestler.

Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars coach sees potential in league |Mar 16, 2015

Potential. That’s the word used to describe the Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars by its president and head coach Tamrin “Splinch” Jenison.

Brandywine Heights Volleyball family learns ‘even in hard times, success is possible’ |Mar 13, 2015

In October 2013, the Kutztown Patriot shared the story of the Gehmans, a self-proclaimed volleyball family, and their son Logan who decided to make a drastic change by pursuing volleyball in Southern California after the death of his father.

Twin Valley’s Ament, Schlegels capture district AA championships |Mar 6, 2015

Twin Valley High School’s girls swimmers, coached by Brian Emerich, enjoyed a huge showing in Class AA during the District 3 M & T Bank Championships at Cumberland Valley High School Feb.

Spring break on the horizon, students ready to … volunteer |Mar 5, 2015

With another long, cold winter refusing to release its icy grip, college students across Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education are ready for spring break and a week away from classes.

2015 Kutztown Fools Run honors local runner Sally Miksiewicz |Feb 27, 2015

The 25th annual Kutztown Fools Run honors the memory of local runner Sally Miksiewicz and features the return of the costume contest for the event’s Silver Anniversary.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Oley Valley ends its season with district loss to York Catholic |Feb 25, 2015

The Oley Valley High School girls basketball team completed the season on Feb. 20 with a second round District 3 loss to York Catholic, 58-28, The Lady Lynx advanced to the second round with a victory over Tulpehocken in the first round.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Boyertown senior Kyle Dennin was a leader in every way for the Bears |Feb 25, 2015

Boyertown High senior Kyle Dennin has been playing basketball since he was eight years old, in second grade at the Boyertown Y.M.C.A. He also spent a lot of time playing in the driveway with his father, Ned, and his brothers, Craig, Mark and Scott.

Lady Bears keep their season alive |Feb 24, 2015

The Boyertown high girls basketball team was looking to get rid of the sour taste from their mouth after a loss to Spring-Ford in the second round of the District 1-AAAA playoffs. After Mother Nature had her say with snow on Saturday, the Lady Bears finally got their chance to qualify for the state tournament.

Paralympic skier Tyler Carter, native of Topton, competes in Empire Games |Feb 20, 2015

Paralympic skier Tyler Carter, a native of Topton, recently was back East to compete in the Empire Games at Lake Placid, N.Y., on Whiteface Mountain, at The U.S. Olympic Center. Tyler won two Bronze medals and a Silver medal.

Ice fishers brave low temps at Marsh Creek Lake to reel in good catch |Feb 10, 2015

upper uwchlan >> It is 20 degrees outside with a nice brisk wind. Most people would rather stay inside where it is warm, but for a select group of people, they would rather be sitting out on a frozen lake; they are ice fishers.

Super Bowl dreams in Philadelphia? Some want them to come true |Feb 3, 2015

Given a few seconds to jog the memory, Ralph Papa can remember the particulars of the 28 Super Bowls he attended between 1981 and 2011.

ELverson Fitness Club: Group fitness classes help individual achieve fitness goals |Jan 27, 2015

The yearly occurrence of February typically brings a cringing recollection of Texas Ranger Laboeuf, as New Year’s Resolutions escape our grasp like Tom Chaney. The draw of resolutions, like the draw of catching Chaney, is the tantalizing promise of success.

Oley Fire Company Bowling Team competes in state, national competitions |Jan 9, 2015

The Oley Fire Company Bowling Team competed in the Reading/Pottstown Bowling Association Tournament.

Hoops for Hope game raises awareness about cancer and Relay for Life |Jan 8, 2015

The Raiders played for a cause during the Hoops for Hope game Jan. 2, helping in the fight against cancer.

Elverson Fitness Club hosts Les Mills Classes for the public |Jan 6, 2015

The yearly occurrence of February typically brings a cringing recollection of Texas Ranger Laboeuf, as New Year’s Resolutions escape our grasp like Tom Chaney. The draw of resolutions, like the draw of catching Chaney, is the tantalizing promise of success.

PA Strikers U12 & U14 Fastpitch Softball players “Team Up” with J.p. Mascaro at Breakfast With Santa |Jan 6, 2015

The PA Strikers U12 and U14 players recently “teamed up” with members of the J.P. Mascaro Company to help out at the annual J.P. Mascaro sponsored “Breakfast with Santa” event.

Nov. 2 football game benefits children battling cancer: Kutztown Brandywine Youth Football & Cheerleading Assoc. donate $4,500 to Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley |Jan 5, 2015

Kutztown Brandywine Youth Football & Cheerleading Association President Darcy Calkins recently presented a donation check to Cindy Ernst of The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.

Kutztown High School Boys Basketball Team assists MANNA distribute food to families in need: awareness & fundraising night at Jan. 14 game |Jan 5, 2015

The Kutztown High School Boys Basketball Team has partnered with a local organization, MANNA, to give back to the community this season.

Mind Your Body: A Perfect Time for Turning Inward |Dec 19, 2014

Winter has arrived and the nights have grown longer. Along with increased darkness, there is more quietude. As we look around us, we see bare branches. Many plants have gone dormant, there are fewer birds about, and numerous animals hibernate or go into “light hibernation.

Hamburg Athletic Hall of Fame inductees to be honored during Dec. 13 ceremony |Dec 8, 2014

Hamburg Area High School is hosting its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game vs Northwestern Leigh following the junior varsity game which starts at 6:30 p.

Midfielders Phillip Bell, Honey Brook, and Greg Zimmerman, Elverson, were strong contributors to PAISAA State Championship winning Hill School Boys Varsity Soccer Team |Nov 25, 2014

Midfielders Phillip Bell of Honey Brook and Greg Zimmerman of Elverson were both strong freshman contributors to the success of this years’ PAISAA State Championship winning Hill School Boys Varsity Soccer Team.

Elverson Fitness Club hosts Burn the Bird on Black Friday |Nov 22, 2014

Elverson Fitness Club hosts “Burn the Bird” on Black Friday.

Twin Valley U-11 soccer club team places second in DELCO League Division 4 |Nov 19, 2014

The Twin Valley Under-11 Soccer Club’s Vipers team finished in second place in the DELCO League Division 4 with a record of eight victories, two losses and one tie for 25 points. The squad was coached by Mark Moyer and Scott Gardner.

Samantha Schlegel signs to play field hockey at Hofstra University |Nov 19, 2014

Twin Valley School District officials are pleased to announce that Twin Valley High School Senior Samantha Schlegel signed a letter of intent to play field hockey at Hofstra University next fall.

Big Shot: David Hume, Honey Brook, completes 50-mile Ulta Marathon |Nov 15, 2014

David Hume of Honey Brook completed an Ultra Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 1 in Nashville, TN.

Honey Brook Thanksgiving Bocce Tournament included Thanksgiving feast |Nov 15, 2014

On a cool Nov. 8, 2014, 30 modern day Pilgrims assembled to compete in Honey Brook’s annual Thanksgiving Turkey Bocce Ball Tournament.

Morton resigns as Boyertown School District athletic director |Nov 14, 2014

In an unexpected move made public at Tuesday’s school board meeting, on Nov. 11, Madison Morton resigned as director of athletics at the Boyertown Area School District.

Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars action from Nov. 8 ‘FUNraiser’ |Nov 11, 2014

On Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 the Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars (PRDR) hosted their last bout of the season. This final Intra-League ‘FUNraiser’ gave the fans control over the game.

Conestoga Christian Volleyball team in District Championship |Oct 28, 2014

Conestoga Christian played in its 3rd CCAC championship in 5 years, yet is still looking for its first CCAC title.

Twin Valley High School Spirit Week: seniors serve as role models of school spirit |Oct 27, 2014

Twin Valley High School, like many other schools across Berks County, has Spirit Week the week before the Homecoming Dance, which usually occurs that Saturday. The week includes a different theme for each day to lead up to the dance.