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Coming soon: PA Prep Live — our new high school sports website |Jul 16, 2015

We are pleased to announce that our new high school sports website PA Prep Live will be launching Tuesday, July 21, replacing our current sports website of GameTimePA.

Coming soon: PA Prep Live — our new high school sports website |Jul 16, 2015

We are pleased to announce that our new high school sports website PA Prep Live will be launching Tuesday, July 21, replacing our current sports website of GameTimePA.

Golden Opportunity: Transcendent Boyertown girls lacrosse program turns 50 |Jul 2, 2015

BOYERTOWN >> When she lost as a college athlete, Marcia Brumbach cried.

Legion Baseball: Rookies play a key role for the Bears |Jul 2, 2015

In the season opening article I wrote that the Bears would in essence be blending three groups of players into one team for the 2015 season: “the high school guys,” “the college returnees,” and “the rookies.

Olympic champion May-Treanor kicked off Pottstown Rumble with Dream in Gold clinics |Jun 30, 2015

Misty May-Treanor kicked off the 2015 Pottstown Rumble on Thursday, June 25, hosting two sessions of her “Dream in Gold Clinic” at Pottstown’s Memorial Park.

Union sizing up Honduran Palacios |Jun 15, 2015

CHESTER >> One of the first transfer rumblings of the summer hit the Philadelphia Union Monday with the revelation that Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios is training with the club.

Giles goes into orbit, Phils fall again |Jun 13, 2015

PITTSBURGH >> The Phillies got a quality start from the new guy, a yeoman’s effort from a beleaguered bullpen, and a lot of stranded base runners from a punchless lineup in their 1-0, 13-inning loss to the Pirates at PNC Park Friday night.

Sixers’ Embiid suffers apparent setback in recovery |Jun 13, 2015

Nearly one year after the Sixers took him with the third overall pick in the draft, Joel Embiid seems no closer to playing.

Phillies Notebook: Sandberg wants to see more of Rupp |Jun 12, 2015

PITTSBURGH >> The Phillies played an afternoon game Wednesday in Cincinnati before making a puddle-hop to Pittsburgh before sunset, then had a full day off Thursday before getting back to business Friday night at PNC Park for the start of a weekend series against the Pirates.

Boyertown Optimist Lacrosse Teams program holds 20th annual ‘Lax Fest’ |Jun 10, 2015

The Boyertown Optimist Lacrosse Teams (BOLT) celebrated its 20th Annual End of Season “Lax Fest” Tournament on Saturday, June 6, at Boyertown Junior High West.

Legion Baseball: Bears to play annual Alumni game |Jun 10, 2015

The Boyertown Legion Bears will be holding their annual alumni game this upcoming weekend (i.e., Saturday, June 13). It will be the fourth time that the Bears have held this event, as it was also held in 2006, 2010, and 2014.

FIELD HOCKEY: Karen Kocher named the new Boyertown High field hockey coach |Jun 10, 2015

If you’ve lived in Boyertown most of your life, you might remember the days of triumph, of championships and consistent success the BASH field hockey team enjoyed throught the late 1990s. Since then, the program has been on the downward slide, and has changed coaches quite a bit in the past 10-12 years, with coaches not staying more than two years.

TRACK AND FIELD: Boyertown’s Dylan Eddinger sets back-to-back records |Jun 3, 2015

When the Boyertown High track season began, Dylan Eddinger noticed all of the school track records posted on the locker room wall. Immediately he set his sights on the 800 meter run record set over 20 years ago by Kevin Heacock.

Local athletes take part in state track & field meet |May 28, 2015

SHIPPENSBURG >> Garden Spot High School junior Javon McIntyre finished sixth in the boys Class AAA 400-meter dash with a time of 49.90 seconds during the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Seth Grove Stadium on the campus of Shippensburg University on May 22-23.

Boyertown’s Dylan Eddingher takes home a bronze at PIAA Track & Field Championships |May 26, 2015

It was a weekend to remember for Boyertown senior Dylan Eddingher at the PIAA Track & Field Championships at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium May 22 and 23. Eddinger came home with a third-place bronze medal in the Class AAA 800-meter run withd a time of 1:51.

Kutztown High School Class of 2017 hosts first Running of the Cougars 5K Race and Fun Walk |May 26, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, the Kutztown Area High School Class of 2017 hosted the first annual “Running of the Cougars” 5K Race and Fun Walk.

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.