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Pine Forge captures Mid-Atlantic championship |Jul 26, 2016

MT. OLIVE, N.J. >> Pine Forge had blanked Mt. Olive (N.J.) 8-0 Saturday to make the championship round of the 16-18 Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional, sending the hosts to the loser’s bracket final.

Berks bunch plays key role in Pennsylvania’s Big 26 victory |Jul 24, 2016

It’s not too far a stretch to call Pennsylvania’s 2016 Big 26 squad the Berks 26.

Cozze, Shuey, Lisowski repeat as winners at Grandview |Jul 24, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Veteran racer Frank Cozze piloted the Tom Umbenhauer/Harry’s U-Pull-It No. 4 to his third 30-Lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified All-American Racing Series feature of the season in the Saturday night stock car racing action sponsored by Hatfield Quality Meats.

Buckwalter takes 2nd Action Track USA SpeedSTR win; Bright, Carraghan, Smith also grab Kutztown cash on July 20 |Jul 24, 2016

Kutztown >> A starting position of 17th did not pose a problem for Douglassville’s Tim Buckwalter on Wednesday night, July 20, at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds.

Saxton: Vintage race adds to appeal of Grandview’s July 30 slate |Jul 24, 2016

Coming up this Saturday, July 30, at Bechtelsville’s Grandview Speedway is a big four division show of racing action sponsored by the area’s NASCAR radio station WNPV-1440 AM in Lansdale.

Pfeil takes Firecracker 40; Weiss, Papiez other winners at Grandview |Jul 17, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Wayne Pfeil, behind the wheel of his own/J&H Automotive & Custom Exhaust No. 72, scored the biggest win of his career when he took home the $2,000 first prize money in the Chapman Auto Group Firecracker 40 NASCAR BRC Late Model feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

Saxton: N.J. Motorsports Park raising the bar with Exotic Car Garages |Jul 17, 2016

Now if only I had the money, I would be signing on the dotted line. Before construction has even begun, New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Phase II Exotic Car Garage units are almost sold out with a waiting list already started for Phase III from buyers beyond New Jersey to New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and even D.

Turner turns Oley-Topton into league champions |Jul 17, 2016

Bryson Turner had the Schuylkill-Berks Legion title riding on the talents of his right arm last Tuesday night and he knew it – even though he tried to block it out.

Saxton: DIRTcar stars set for Jam session at Grandview on July 14 |Jul 10, 2016

The cars and stars of the DIRTcar Modified Series will return to the one-third mile Grandview Speedway on Thursday night for the 19th running of the Traffic Jam. This event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings (PPB).

Racing Roundup: Hamburg’s Haus hails in Late Model race at Bedford |Jul 10, 2016

BEDFORD >> Andy Haus, of Hamburg, brought the Late Model field to the green but it was DJ Troutman with the lead on the first lap. After a quick lap three caution, Troutman took off from the field, opening a margin over Haus as Dylan Yoder was climbing through the field.

Hamburg rallies late over Schuylkill Valley to win tournament qualifier |Jul 4, 2016

HAMBURG >> This Hamburg crew just does not want to quit playing ball.

Legion Roundup: Exeter locks up first place in West Division |Jul 4, 2016

The American Legion Berks County League regular season concluded over the weekend with Exeter locking up the top spot in the West Division at 9-5, a game ahead of 8-6 West Lawn. Shillington finished 7-7.

Berks League best join forces for All-Star Game win over Bux-Mont |Jul 4, 2016

KUTZTOWN >> Earl Kochel and the Shillington American Legion baseball team spent Sunday afternoon trying to put a hurting on Cory Melchior and Boyertown in their Berks County League regular season finales.

Saxton: Modifieds making big return to Susquehanna Speedway on July 31 |Jul 4, 2016

For the first time since 2009, the rumble of Modifieds returns to Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday, July 31.

Legion Roundup: Kutztown rallies for place in Schuylkill-Berks tournament |Jul 4, 2016

Kutztown The Kutztown American Legion baseball team battled back with two wins Sunday to take their best-of-3 tournament qualifier series with Tamaqua to earn the No. 6 seed in the Schuylkill-Berks League tournament, set for Wednesday.

Legion: Weller makes Shillington pay, lifts Bears |Jul 1, 2016

BOYERTOWN >> He has the perfect answer for opponents who intentionally walk the batter ahead of him in order to pitch to him.

Senior Babe Ruth: Pine Forge wins sibling rivalry game over Boyertown Black |Jul 1, 2016

pine forge >> With one out and two men on base in the top of the sixth inning, Pine Forge catcher Tom Randall walked out to the mound and gave some soothing advice to his pitcher Jonathan Wack.

Von Dohren grabs 3rd modified win of season at Grandview |Jun 27, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Defending Grandview Speedway Modified point champion and current point leader Craig VonDohren damaged his primary car in his qualifying event forcing him to go to a back-up car in the consolation race.

Saxton: Broadcaster bias an increasing issue in NASCAR |Jun 27, 2016

I don’t always agree with Brad Keselowski. Sometimes I think he comes across as somewhat arrogant. However I do agree with him when he talks about the NASCAR Fox Sports broadcast team and some of them being biased.

SAXTON: Phoenixville’s Aquilante wins Trans-Am race |Jun 27, 2016

Phoenixville’s Andrew Aquilante came off an earlier SCCA Majors victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and repeated the feat in the Trans-Am Series recently at Millville, New Jersey Motorsports Park, driving flag-to-flag for the win.

Kutztown SpeedSTR win to Drevicki; Hoch earns Silver Tour Victory at Action Track |Jun 24, 2016

Kutztown >> A Night at the Races with Weaknecht Archery and Moonshine Camo provided the fans with opportunities to shoot a crossbow, win prizes, and possibly catch one of many, many T-shirts that were tossed into the stands on Wednesday, June 22, at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.

Buckwalter, Hershey win at Williams Grove |Jun 19, 2016

WILLIAMS GROVE >> The Royersford Rocket Steve Buckwalter won a thrilling and hotly-contested sprint car event at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off the furious challenges of Brian Montieth, Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett to pick up the victory.

Buckwalter sweeps Sprints; Pauch Sr., Bednar share SpeedSTR wins in Ronnie Tobias Memorial |Jun 19, 2016

Kutztown >> “Us old guys need shorter races like these; we can handle these short ones,” smiled Billy Pauch Sr. after winning the first of six main events run at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.

Legion: Boyertown grinds out 14-inning win over Daniel Boone |Jun 19, 2016

When the 14th inning came around and the game was still tied, Cory Melchior felt he needed to end it. He got his opportunity when he came to the plate with one out, the bases loaded and the Daniel Boone infield up in the bottom of the 14th inning.

SAXTON: Lots of racing left at Grandview in June |Jun 8, 2016

Grandview Speedway has a lot of auto racing left in the month of June. T.P.Trailers of Limerick will be sponsoring the four division show this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Featured will be the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage racers with no increase in admission price.

Hartman wins Flying Farmer; Buckwalter wins 2nd in 600 Sprints; Bieber grabs Slingshot gold at Kutztown |Jun 5, 2016

Kutztown >> There was as much relief as joy on the face of Jeff Hartman as he stood proudly in victory lane on Wednesday night. Hartman had just captured the Flying Farmer 40 for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.

Borror breaks through with modified win at Grandview |Jun 5, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Kyle Borror came close to winning a Modified feature at Grandview Speedway last year, but couldn’t accomplish the feat. Saturday night the 2015 Hard Luck recipient started seventh in the 28-car starting grid, took over the lead on the sixth lap restart and later held off the challenges of 10-time point champion Jeff Strunk and defending champion Craig Von Dohren to capture his first ever career victory in the T.

Saxton: All-Star race creates confusion, not excitement |May 29, 2016

After watching the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race twice, I am still not sure I understand what happened and judging from all the social media activity I am not alone.

Pauch Sr. tops Jr. in photo finish at Action Track |May 29, 2016

Kutztown >> The JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA has been hosting events for just over three seasons, and the progressively banked oval on the Kutztown Fairgrounds has certainly seen its share of exciting races and close finishes in each of its three weekly divisions.

Von Dohren, Sipe, Beltz win after unwelcome layoff |May 29, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Paint swapping, racing action finally returned to the 1/3-mile high banks of Grandview Speedway on Saturday night following a three-week vacation courtesy of Mother Nature.

College Corner: Exeter grad Crim carries Walsh men’s lacrosse |May 9, 2016

Bryan Crim had a big season with the Walsh men’s lacrosse team and the junior was rewarded by being named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II first team last Thursday.

Action Track USA to open by honoring Keppley |May 9, 2016

When the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA opens its gates for the first time in 2016, a special ceremony will take place.

Golf tournament benefits Hamburg Softball League |Apr 29, 2016

As spring temperatures rise, parks are filling up with youngsters ready to play ball, including the Hamburg Area Girls Athletic Association.

Hendricks takes Twin 20 feature at Big Diamond |Apr 24, 2016

BIG DIAMOND >> The forecast of afternoon showers and thunderstorms gave way to late-day sunshine which allowed for a great night of racing at Big Diamond Speedway as the sportsman took center stage on Friday night for their Twin 20 features.

Saxton: Fun time on tap with Dover vs. Pocono Celebrity Softball game |Apr 24, 2016

Over the years I have participated in the Dover vs. Pocono Celebrity Softball game as a player and as a coach. I have enjoyed being part of the games with racers such as Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

LIVE: Celebration for Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider being held at Wells Fargo Center |Apr 21, 2016

A celebration of the life of Ed Snider, founder, owner and chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers today at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

Saxton: Thunder on the Hill to hit Grandview for 27th season |Apr 16, 2016

An action-packed 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings, will return to Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, for its 27th season.

Saxton: Pauch Jr. aiming to improve on championship season at Big Diamond |Apr 14, 2016

There are not many things that Billy Pauch, Jr. can say that he has accomplished in racing that his legendary father Billy Pauch, Sr. has not.

College Corner: Freshman Slattery digging in for Lock Haven |Apr 10, 2016

Bekah Slattery had to work a little extra last Sunday but it worked out well for her.

Softball a part of the culture at Brandywine |Apr 8, 2016

They have become a beacon of stability in the Berks Conference softball landscape.

‘Nova Nation’ enjoys celebration for champs at campus stadium |Apr 6, 2016

RADNOR >> What was Jay Wright’s first reaction when Kris Jenkins hit the buzzer-beater to win the NCAA men’s championship?

‘It’s crazy in here’ |Apr 5, 2016

RADNOR >> Dancing on the Pavilion floor seconds after Kris Jenkins hit his game-winning shot for the NCAA men’s basketball championship, Villanova senior Tom Brawley of Massachusetts said, “This was unbelievable.

REPLAY: Area coaches, experts will comment on tonight’s Villanova/North Carolina game |Apr 4, 2016

Don’t just watch the NCAA Championship game tonight as Villanova plays North Carolina. Take part in the game. Starting tonight at 8 p.m. you can read and post comments along with local coaches and experts by checking in right here.

Gunther Walsh as busy as ever on air, in car |Apr 4, 2016

You have to wonder how Bobby Gunther Walsh is able to handle all that he is involved in. He is on air radio personality, a race car driver, a dad, and he is involved in a lot of charity work.

Racing Roundup: Manmiller edges Pauch in Big Diamond opener |Apr 4, 2016

BIG DIAMOND >> Doug Manmiller, of Shoemakersville, opened the 2016 season at Big Diamond Speedway with a victory by beating defending champion Billy Pauch Jr. Finishing in third place was Duane Howard with Ryan Godown coming home fourth and Erick Rudolph fifth.

Von Dohren, Merkel, Whitmoyer win opening night features at Grandview |Apr 4, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Eight time NASCAR T.P. Trailers 358 Modified champion Craig VonDohren, 52, of Oley, ducked underneath Duane Howard, 51, of Oley, who was the 358 Modified race leader from the drop of the green, racing through Turn 4 with the white flag waving to steal the top spot and grab the win Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in the 30-lap 358 Modified main event.

Bucheit a throwback for Hamburg |Apr 4, 2016

Leon “Bud” Bucheit, a long-time fixture in the Hamburg tennis coaching community, returned this spring to coach the Hawks boys’ tennis team following Bill Tritt’s departure from the spring season.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Jenkins hits 3 at buzzer, Villanova tops UNC for National Championship |Apr 4, 2016

HOUSTON >> Three weeks ago, the gnawing question at Villanova was whether or not the Wildcats could get out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

Villanova obliterates Oklahoma, will play for national title Monday night |Apr 2, 2016

HOUSTON >> Paybacks are … a trip to the national championship game.

LIVE at tipoff: Philly coaches will chat live during NCAA tournament - Villanova vs. Oklahoma |Mar 31, 2016

As the Villanova Wildcats tip off agianst the Oklahoma Sooners beginning at 6:00 p.m., high school coaches and Villanova alumi from around the Philly suburbs are planning to chat live during the game right here and you can join the conversation.