Sports

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Area swimmers compete in Junior Olympics |Jul 29, 2014

Recently, 10 swimmers from the Boyertown swim team qualified and competed in the Junior Olympics at the Glouster County Institute of Technology.

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.

Boyertown boy, Easton Albert, named a Baseball Youth Magazine All-American |Jul 25, 2014

Eight-year-old Easton Albert, who will be entering the third grade at Earl Elementary School in the Boyertown Area School District, was recently nominated, then named, to a Baseball Youth Magazine All-American 9U.

Phillies win the 12U Kutztown youth baseball championship |Jul 25, 2014

The Kutztown KYAA 12U baseball program has completed its spring-summer season with a 1-2-3 Kutztown sweep in the overall standings. The Kutztown program fielded three very solid teams with the Phillies, Dodgers and Tigers, finishing in that order against rival teams from Fleetwood, Muhlenberg, Brandywine and Oley Valley, totaling 10 teams representing the league.

PA Strikers 10U wins 2014 PONY National Championship |Jul 25, 2014

Congratulation to the 10U PA Striker Fastpitch Softball team who, just a few weeks after winning the 2014 10U PA PONY State Championship in Philadelphia, went undefeated (8-0) in Sterling, VA the week of July 18-23 to win the 2014 PONY 10U National tournament!

Fleetwood swim team defeats Maple Springs |Jul 23, 2014

The Fleetwood swim team improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating Maple Springs on July 13, 249-188. Top finishers for Fleetwood were:

Crestwood swimmers defeat Womelsdorf |Jul 23, 2014

The Crestwood swim team defeated Womelsdorf on July 16, 232-186. Below are the top finishers for the Crestwood team.

Many positives in the Hamburg Reds’ season |Jul 23, 2014

With a victory already under their belts, the Hamburg Sr. American Legion Reds were poised to go far in the Schuylkill/Berks League earlier this month. But their dreams of a league championship faded away when they lost their next two games to be eliminated from the tournament.

Boyertown Lady Ballers win the Stellar Basketball Tournament |Jul 22, 2014

The Boyertown Lady Ballers, a high School varsity summer basketball team, played in the annual Stellar Basketball Tournament held at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown.

Boyertown Legion Bears fall short of Berks League title |Jul 22, 2014

It was an interesting Berks County playoff tournament. It featured weather delays and postponements, exciting contests (including an upset), and, of course, some controversy. In the end, however, the Boyertown Bears came up just short in their bid for yet another Berks County Championship.

Lee Mecherly retires from coaching after 37 years with the Bear-Cubs |Jul 22, 2014

For 37 years, Lee Mecherly coached the Boyertown Bear Cubs Junior Legion team. He won numerous league titles, regional and state titles. Mecherly stepped down as the coach in November of 2013, but still spends numerous hours working on the field which bears his name, making sure that it’s one of the best fields, if not the best field, in Berks County.

Tim Buckwalter back in the winner’s circle at Grandview Speedway |Jul 21, 2014

Tim Buckwalter, an ARDC midget racing standout has won several midget features at Grandview Speedway, but he had never won a 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series 358 Modified feature until Saturday night in the activities sponsored by Hatfield Quality Meats and televised by RCN-TV 4.

Area racing round-up |Jul 21, 2014

Lincoln Speedway (Outlaws) Daryn Pittman led all 35 laps, but it was Brian Montieth who was the show July 17 at the Lincoln Speedway. Pittman started on the pole and bested Outlaw “King” Steve Kinser into turn one as the field trailed with Brian Montieth way back in 15th lap after lap Montieth picked off the Outlaws before passing Joey Saldana for second on lap 23, and then set his sites on Pittman.

Fleetwood swimmers defeat Wyomissing |Jul 18, 2014

The Fleetwood swim team improved to 2-1 in the Berks County Swimming Association after defeating Wyomissing on July 7, 272-187. Below are the top finishers for Fleetwood in the meet.

Leesport swim team defeats West Reading |Jul 17, 2014

The Leesport swim team defeated West Reading on July 7, 237-143. Below are the top finishers for Leesport.

Crestwood swim team defeated by Robesonia |Jul 17, 2014

The Crestwood swim fell to Robesonia on July 7, 240-195. Below is listed the top finishers for Crestwood in the meet.

Amity A.C. defeated by Topton swimmers |Jul 17, 2014

The Amity A.C. swim team fell to 1-2 on the season after losing to Topton on July 7, 235-225. Below are Amity’s top swimmers from the meet.