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.

Twin Valley Boys Soccer beats Hamburg in Pink Out Game |Oct 9, 2014

Twin Valley High School Boys Soccer is on a roll this season with an overall record of 14 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie. They are currently holding first place in the division 2 league.

Kutztown School Board concerned about timeliness of concussion awareness, should start before season |Oct 7, 2014

Kutztown School Board members expressed concerns about the lack of timeliness in which concussion materials were distributed to student-athletes and their parents.

The Heritage of Green Hills Golf Tournament raises more than $8,000 for benefit fund |Oct 7, 2014

The Heritage of Green Hills in Shillington held its second annual golf outing to raise money for the Heritage Benefit Fund this summer at Flying Hills Golf Club. The event raised more than $8,000 for the fund, which is used to assist residents who may need financial assistance for a variety of reasons such as emergency medical expenses not covered by insurance or expenses related to a family emergency.

Kutztown crowns King & Queen; Cougars fall short against Spartans |Oct 6, 2014

Amid the backdrop of banners, decked out cars and the gala of Homecoming, the young Kutztown Cougars came up short against Berks rival Wyomissing.

Fleetwood Homecoming spirit high as royalty crowned; Tigers fall to Muhlenberg |Oct 6, 2014

Fleetwood school spirit and excitement ran high during Homecoming said senior band member Katie Long.

Twin Valley shows school spirit, no matter the score |Sep 24, 2014

Whether they had an undefeated season or a season full of hard losses, Twin Valley’s sports teams have always been a point of interest for students.

Fleetwood Community Library Children’s yoga offers ‘great benefits’ |Sep 19, 2014

Fleetwood >> After a year and a half long hiatus, Miss Alicia returned to Fleetwood Area Public Library on Sept. 17 to kick off “Yoga for Kids Ages 5-12.”

Twin Valley soccer beats Northeastern 5-0 |Sep 19, 2014

Twin Valley High School soccer team defeated Northeastern Senior High School 5-0 on Sept. 17.

Conestoga Christian stays with tradition |Sep 19, 2014

The Conestoga Christian varsity boys soccer team has a seven-year tradition of starting the season off with a road trip.

Ashley Hoffman signs to play at University of North Carolina |Sep 9, 2014

Ashley Hoffman, Twin Valley High School senior field hockey player, signed her letter intent Sept. 2 in the HS main gym. Ashley is an early graduate. She signed her letter to the University of North Carolina to play field hockey.

Kutztown Dolphins complete successful swim season |Aug 27, 2014

The Kutztown Dolphins swim team had numerous team members qualify to compete at the Berks County Swimming Championships meet and the Berks County Silver Championship meet. Dolphin swimmers turned in some great individual and relay performances at each of these meets.

Kutztown team wins Blacktop Baseketball League title |Aug 17, 2014

The Blacktop Jr. Basketball League held its championship game at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown on Aug. 13. Two Guys Plumbing, a local team from Kutztown, came out on top to win the championship in the team’s second year of existence.

Hamburg Jr. Legion team finishes second in state regional |Aug 14, 2014

The Hamburg Reds Jr. Legion baseball team of 2014 had a very successful season. Compiling a regular season record of 16-3, while competing in the Berks County Area Jr. Legion League.

Shillington swimmers win Berks County Swimming Association’s Silver Meet |Aug 7, 2014

The Berks County Swimming Association held its annual Silver Championships on July 27. Shillington came out on top with a time score of 380 points, six ahead of second place Green Valley. Amity finished in fourth place, while Antietam was seventh, Maple Springs 11th, Ken Grill 14th and Crestwood 15th.

Leesport takes third placed and Silver Swim Meet |Aug 6, 2014

The Berks County Swim Association held its annual Silver Meet on July 27. Leesport finished in third place as a team with 368 team points. Bern Township finished in 16th place with 28 team points. Below are the top area finishers at the meet.

Boyertown senior Tim Lawlor plays on U.S. Select soccer team |Aug 5, 2014

Tim Lawlor, a Gilbertsville resident and soon to be Boyertown High senior has been playing soccer since he was six years old. He played intramurals for a few years, before turning his attention to travel teams.

Random quotes from the Sr. American legion state tournament in Boyertown |Aug 5, 2014

25 Random Quotes from a Sr. American Legion state tournament that featured the first ever state championship for Region 5 – and one in which the Bears finished two runs short of a trip to Camden for the second year in a row:

Yorgey, Mitchell battle to draw |Aug 5, 2014

WYOMISSING - The two veteran professional fighters who took the match on late notice felt at least partially satisfied with the final verdict the night of Friday, July 24, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel here.

Hodnett and Laubach win Thunder on the Hill |Aug 1, 2014

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continued its’ 25th anniversary season on July 29 with the popular 410 Sprints and the Race of Champions Modifieds in a spectacular double-header.

Kutztown Dolphins swim to Arctic Division championship |Aug 1, 2014

The Kutztown Dolphins swim team defeated the teams from Topton and Robesonia to finish the regular season undefeated in the Arctic Division of the Berks County Swimming Association. This is the Dolphins’ first winning season since 2007.

Boyertown Grizzlies qualify for state Jr. Legion baseball tournament |Jul 31, 2014

With a 5-0 victory over Hamburg at Radnor High School on July 30, the Boyertown Grizzlies Jr. Legion baseball team won the Wayne Regional Tournament and qualified for the double-elimination state tournament.

Daniel Boone Jr. Legion Orioles take second in state regional tournament |Jul 31, 2014

The Daniel Boone Jr. Legion Orioles made it all the way to the championship game of the state regional tournament in Pottstown. With a 7-2 loss to Nether Providence (a team the Orioles lost to earlier in the tournament), Boone was eliminated from the tournament, winning three games and losing two.

Twin Valley swimmers break records |Jul 30, 2014

The Twin Valley girls U14 swim relay broke the Brandywine Swim League Medley relay record on July 19 and they broke the Freestyle relay record on July 26, both records were from 1994. The girls also broke the Twin Valley swim team relay record in both the Freestyle relay(1998) by 8 seconds and the Medley relay (2007) by 17 seconds.

Boyertown Bear Paws eliminated from state regional tournament |Jul 29, 2014

The Boyertown Bear-Paws completed a successful season last week when they were eliminated from the state regional tournament. The Bear-Paws were 3-2 in the tournament and finished the season with an overall record of 30-6.