Sports

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.

Weightlifting: SV junior lands American record in clean and jerk |Mar 28, 2016

It wasn’t all that long ago, and it didn’t take that much.

LIVE at 8:50 p.m.: NCAA Tournament - Villanova vs. Kansas |Mar 26, 2016

Follow @TerryToohey tonight beginning at 8:50 p.m. as the Villanova Wildcats take on the Kansas Jayhawks at in the NCAA Tournament.

Wrestling: Exeter’s Austin DeSanto settles for state silver behind world champion Lee of Franklin Regional |Mar 25, 2016

Exeter junior Austin DeSanto had just competed in the 120-pound final of the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships and lost the first match of his season – after winning the first 50 consecutively – to Franklin Regional junior Spencer Lee.

SAXTON: Fanelli and Bartorillo join forces in time for 2016 season |Mar 20, 2016

When I was still sitting in the announcer’s chair at Grandview Speedway — I retired back at the end of the 2013 season after 45 years — I had the joy of getting to see and talk with Alex and Matt (Bartorillo) just about every Saturday night.

Saxton: Nostalgia on display with Vintage IndyCar Celebration at Pocono |Mar 13, 2016

For me, this is a must-see event. Having recently finished reading the great book “Foyt, Andretti, Petty” I am really in the mood for some memories of what I consider the good old days of auto racing.

Motorsports roundup: Hamburg’s Andy Haus Captures Port Royal opener |Mar 13, 2016

Hamburg’s Andy Haus proved victorious in the super late model main, holding off a surging Greg Satterlee to pick up the victory worth $2,000 over the weekend at Port Royal Speedway.

Big Diamond gearing up for season opener |Mar 10, 2016

Maybe for once, the groundhog was right!

Should I use ice or heat? |Mar 9, 2016

Ice or heat? While some say ice is better for your pain, others claim that heat will do the trick. But, how can you tell which is more appropriate for the type of injury you’ve sustained or pain you are feeling?

Hodnett wires field for 2nd straight Icebreaker 30 win at Lincoln Speedway |Feb 28, 2016

ABBOTTSTOWN >> Six weeks removed from the largest snowstorm to hit Central Pennsylvania, Lincoln Speedway wasn’t fazed as the Icebreaker 30 for 410 Sprints officially kicked off the dirt track season Sunday afternoon in front of a very big crowd who enjoyed sunny skies and temperatures around 60 degrees.

Competition heats up for Grandview modified title |Feb 28, 2016

Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren and Duane Howard have pretty much dominated the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway for the last 16 seasons. Terry Meitzler, now retired, won the title in 1999 and the “big three” have shared the championships between them since then.

McCaffery: Howard owes it to Phillies to accept platoon role |Feb 26, 2016

There were two reasons why the Phillies committed $125,000,000 to Ryan Howard at the age of 30. One was that he’d just produced 45 home runs and 141 RBIs for a pennant-winning team. The other, the most important one, the one that made it all reasonable despite all the zeroes and commas, was that no matter what would happen from there, he could be trusted as a franchise ally.

Injury to Flyers’ Giroux means he’ll miss a Wild time |Feb 26, 2016

An upper-body injury that already has cost Claude Giroux two games will prevent him from playing Thursday when the Flyers play the Minnesota Wild in the Wells Fargo Center.

Battle of Trenton to decide LSMP Indoor Racing Series |Feb 21, 2016

The third and final race of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Indoor Racing Series presented by VP Racing Fuels looms large. The events, to be held on Friday and Saturday, February 26th and 27th at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.

Saxton: New Charter system only benefits NASCAR’s wealthiest |Feb 15, 2016

If Bill France Sr., the man who put NASCAR together so many years back, were alive today I seriously doubt that the new NASCAR Charter system would have been put in place.

Former Texas A&M kicker Bertolet inducted into Exeter Hall of Fame |Feb 7, 2016

Exeter >> His right foot has taken him to some extraordinary places.

Rogers family, owners of Grandview Speedway, injured in car crash in Daytona Beach |Feb 5, 2016

Bruce and Teresa Rogers, operators of Grandview Speedway, continue their recovery from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident last week in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Hamburg School Board hires new football coach Chuck Kutz |Feb 3, 2016

A familiar face to Berks County and Anthracite Region football fans will be taking over as head football coach at Hamburg Area School District.

COLLEGE CORNER: Former Daniel Boone standout Smith shatters school record at Penn State Relays |Feb 2, 2016

Records are made to be broken and Penn State’s Xavier Smith is doing just that.

McCaffery: For Openers, Phils’ gloves will be mightier than their bats |Jan 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> From the manager to the general manager to the personnel development director to the players themselves, the Phillies expect a volatile couple of months in Clearwater.

Saxton: Reading Motorsports Show gets a makeover |Jan 27, 2016

When Brad Reinert took over the promotion of the Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, he vowed to keep the popular off-season event going and make necessary changes so that the show could grow and prosper.

College Corner: Exeter grad Chapman going the distance with Shippensburg |Jan 25, 2016

LeQuan Chapman has had a great career with the Shippensburg men’s track team but he still has some unfinished work ahead of him.

Daniel Boone 1966 county championship team to be honored during Blazers’ Feb. 2 game |Jan 19, 2016

At halftime of the Governor Mifflin at Daniel Boone boys varsity basketball game on February 2nd, there will be ceremony to honor the Blazers 1966 County Championship Team, which reeled off a 24-0 record before losing to Columbia in The District 3 Class B Title Game.

Healthy Gostisbehere rejoining Flyers for Saturday’s Rangers game |Jan 16, 2016

VOORHEES, N.J. >> Entering the second half of an increasingly interesting season, the Flyers will receive a welcome blue-line and power-play boost Saturday.

Phils’ prospect Williams eager to go deep for a dream at Citizens Bank Park |Jan 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> Nick Williams was raised in Galveston, Texas, where everything was hot, from the weather to the way he could hit a baseball, long and far and often.

Despite critics, Union’s Stewart sees draftees’ potential |Jan 15, 2016

It’s the time of year for pundits from all corners of the American soccer universe to sharpen their pitchforks and take aim at the MLS SuperDraft as a dying institution.

Eagles’ zero in on Doug Pederson; Graham calls new coach a ‘great hire’ |Jan 15, 2016

The Eagles interviewed a running backs coach, an interim head coach, an offensive genius and a living legend.

New athletic director plans to bring athletic excellence to Kutztown |Jan 11, 2016

Kutztown High School’s new athletic director Christopher Nelson has big plans to help bring Kutztown back to athletic excellence and enhance Kutztown students’ high school experience.

Grandview Speedway announces 2016 schedule |Jan 8, 2016

The 2016 auto racing season will be here before you realize it. Grandview Speedway has released its schedule for the new season so that racers and fans are able to make their plans for the 54th consecutive season of auto racing at the one-third-mile, banked clay oval.

H.S. Wrestling: Exeter senior looking to finish with a flourish |Jan 8, 2016

With the new high school wrestling seasonh upon us, Brett Kulp, a senior on the Exeter Township Senior High School squad, is looking to have another big year after taking a fourth place state medal, along with being a Regional, Sectional, and County championships in 2014.

College Women’s Basketball: Watson’s triple-double not enough for Golden Bears |Jan 8, 2016

Despite the heroic efforts of junior Kelsey Watson (Collegeville/Methacton) and her near triple-double performance, the Kutztown University women’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaking overtime thriller to Gannon, 85-76, in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) matchup inside Keystone Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Albright senior and Boyertown graduate named to NFHCA All-South Region team |Jan 8, 2016

Albright senior and Boyertown High graduate Amanda Smith was named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-South Atlantic Region team the organization announced on Monday.

Philadelphia Eagles CEO: Chip Kelly didn’t push to keep coaching job in final meeting |Dec 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Chip Kelly was offered no options - just the door - in a meeting Tuesday night with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.