Sports

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.

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.

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and Mascot, Swoop, visit Twin Valley Elementary |Dec 23, 2015

On Monday, Dec. 7, 4th graders at Twin Valley Elementary Center were treated to an assembly featuring the Philadelphia Eagles Mascot, Swoop, and several Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders to kick of the NFL PLAY 60 Program, a month-long activity challenge.

Twin Valley swim team walks away with individual wins, new team record |Dec 16, 2015

The Twin Valley School District would like to congratulate all the swim team members for a great evening versus Reading, following the first ever home meet for Twin Valley High School Swimming and Diving at the Tel Hai Retirement Community pool.

Twin Valley Soccer Club, U9 Cobras finish first in DELCO League |Dec 9, 2015

Twin Valley Soccer Club, U9 boys, The Cobras played in the DELCO League, Division 6, and finished in first place. We won 8 games, 0 loses and 2 ties.

Hamburg senior and his team Lehigh Valley Phantoms 18A win Silver Sticks Regional Championship, head to International Championships |Dec 7, 2015

Hamburg senior Derek Roberts, 17, and his ice hockey team the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 18A team won the Regional Championship at the International Silver Sticks Tournament in Columbia, Md., over Thanksgiving break.

Pope John Paul II names Josh Hartline new head baseball coach |Dec 4, 2015

NEW HANOVER >> Josh Hartline is familiar with Pioneer Athletic Conference baseball and its history of quality teams and equally talented players and coaches.

Twin Valley Vipers U12 boys soccer team wins first in 30th Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic |Dec 2, 2015

Twin Valley Vipers U12 Boys Soccer Team took first place in the 30th Annual Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic Soccer Tournament Nov. 21 and 22 in Lancaster. The boys concluded their regular season in 4th place for Division 4 of the DELCO Soccer League.

Twin Valley stuns Villa Maria Academy 3-1 to win PIAA Class AA title |Nov 25, 2015

How long ago was 1977? It was so long ago, that the 77-year-old bus driver who escorted Twin Valley’s field hockey team to the Nov. 21 PIAA Class AA championship match against Ville Maria Academy at Whitehall High School was a 39-year-old head coach then.

TVHS holds College Signing Day; four seniors commit to college on athletic scholarships |Nov 24, 2015

Twin Valley School District is pleased to announce that a College Signing Day was held on Nov. 12 for student athletes that committed to college on an athletic scholarship. Congratulations to the following Twin Valley seniors: AJ Alexy, RJ Wren, Kelee Lepage and Kendra Jones.

Hamburg’s Zalasky earns Most Winning Soccer Coach title |Nov 19, 2015

Chris Zalasky earns the title of Most Winning Soccer Coach in Hamburg Area High School history.

2 Twin Valley soccer players, ages 11 and 12, make Olympic Development soccer team |Nov 18, 2015

Trey Freeman, 12, and Kyle Falcon, 11, made the Olympic Development Program soccer team.

Boyertown High Soccer Coach Scott Didyoung reaches milestone |Nov 17, 2015

It may only be a number, but for Boyertown High boys soccer coach Scott Didyoung, the number 300 took on a lot of meaning for him. Earlier this season his team won its 300th win with him as Didyoung as head coach.

Hamburg School District Athletic Director Aaron Menapace awarded 2015 Award of Merit |Nov 13, 2015

Hamburg Area School District is proud to announce that Aaron Menapace is the recipient of the 2015 Award of Merit by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association.

Twin Valley Raiders 10U team undefeated |Nov 5, 2015

Twin Valley Raiders Little League 10U (Black jerseys) team finished their season undefeated after their Halloween game win, 11-8, against West Bradford in Honey Brook.

Conestoga Christian caps fine season with tournament title |Nov 5, 2015

The Conestoga Christian Middle School boys soccer team enjoyed a fine season this year under first-year head coch Joshua Lapp.

Gilbertsville native Barnhart has NWSL triumph after World Cup letdown |Nov 4, 2015

Nicole Barnhart is a champion. From Boyertown to Stanford to multiple stops in women’s professional soccer, the veteran goalkeeper’s soccer journey has been filled with championship moments.

Boyertown grad Stong concluding fine career at Ursinus College |Nov 2, 2015

COLLEGEVILLE >> Not too long ago, Danielle Stong was making noise as a fine student-athlete at Boyertown Area High School.

Speedway Entertainment’s Fourth Annual Fall Jamboree set for this weekend |Oct 28, 2015

Speedway Entertainment’s Fourth Annual Fall Jamboree, set for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Grandview Speedway, will provide Halloween treats for a few select wheel-twisters, while supplying a bag full of disappointment for others.

Lady Mustangs top Wilson for Berks League title |Oct 28, 2015

Led by a three-goal performance from Sienna Zittle, the Governor Mifflin High School girls soccer team defeated Wilson in the championship game of the Berks Couinty Girls Soccer League, 4-1. The championship is the Lady Mustangs; first since 2012 and fourth in the program’s history.

Hamburg’s Aaron Menapace wins Berks County’s Athletic Director of the Year |Oct 28, 2015

Aaron Menapace won Berks County’s Athletic Director of the Year. Every athletic director in Berks County was eligible to win the award. Menapace thinks he received the award because our coaches and athletes represent us well.

FOLLOW LIVE: Eagles take on the undefeated Panthers and Cam Newton |Oct 25, 2015

The Eagles make a Sunday night visit to the Carolina Panthers tonight. You can follow the game along with Eagles beat writer Bob Grotz (@bobgrotz) by using #eagles on Twitter of check in above.

Professional Hockey: Tim Coffman and a Special College Bond |Oct 22, 2015

Article courtesy of http://www.phpa.com/. Tim Coffman is a 2006 Twin Valley High School graduate and a third-year professional ice hockey player.

Michael Unis and Claire Johnson crowned Brandywine Heights Homecoming King and Queen |Oct 20, 2015

To start off Homecoming right in September, the Brandywine Heights High School Girls’ Soccer team played and beat the Oley Valley Lynx. With a 1-0 score, the girls added another shutout to their overall game stats.

FOLLOW LIVE: Eagles play Giants on Monday Night Football |Oct 19, 2015

The Eagles host the Giants on Monday Night Football and you can become part of the action. Chat live with Eagles writer Bob Grotz, columnist Jack McCaffery and other Eagles fans during the game. Use #eagles on Twitter or check in above.

LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS: Eagles beat the Saints, 39-17 |Oct 11, 2015

The Eagles rolled over the Saints Sunday afternoon. Follow the postgame live along with Eagles beat writer Bob Grotz, columnist Jack McCaffery and other Eagles fans by using #eagles on Twitter or checking in above.

Local resident to be inducted in Springfield HS Athletics Hall of Fame, among others |Oct 7, 2015

Springfield High School Athletics Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the selection of six candidates and two coaches for the 24th annual induction. Members of the class of 2015 include Sarah Dougherty Trout ’00, Albert Grundy ’98 (of Elverson), Matt Kass ’94, Debby McAllister Mazza’67, Coach Sue Purvis, Marty Shane ’59, Coach Kim Caffey Smith and Chris Wilkins ’84.

Redskins beat the Eagles, 23-20. Time to sound off |Oct 4, 2015

The Washington Redskins came back to beat the Eagles 23-20 Sunday afternoon. Give your opinion by using #eagles on Twitter or checking in above.

Kutztown senior Pierre Reedy plays for New York Red Bulls, commits to Penn State |Sep 25, 2015

Pierre Reedy, a senior at Kutztown Area High School, is a decorated soccer player. He is an Interregional Best XI, All State/Regional All-American (2014), obtained two national training center invites and High School Player of the Year (2014).

Twin Valley kicks back against cancer during Pink Out Week |Sep 23, 2015

Twin Valley High School sports teams kick back against cancer during Pink Out at Homecoming games the week of Oct. 5.

Dr. Theresa Stahler presented with Wiesenberger Faculty Award |Sep 21, 2015

Dr. Theresa Stahler, faculty chair, Secondary Education Department, has been awarded the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is presented annually to one faculty member who has served Kutztown University in a manner that sets him or her apart from faculty colleagues.

Three generations of cyclists riding in the MS City to Shore bike ride |Sep 18, 2015

A father, daughter and grandson are getting ready to ride more than 80 miles in the MS City to Shore bike ride on Oct. 3, with more than 7,000 cyclists. The team name is “On Your Left,” and they have been riding for the past five years.

Hamburg Twirlers: Adam sisters place in top 10 at national competition, win gold at Jr. Olympics |Sep 4, 2015

As the twirling season concludes two twirlers end their season with many awards. During the week of July 21 both Emelia Adam, seventh grade student in the Hamburg Area School District and her younger sister, Kadryn Adam, a first grade student, traveled to South Bend Indiana to compete in America Youth on Parade Baton National Competition.