RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: http://www.berksmontnews.com website: all stories http://www.berksmontnews.com The Berks-Mont News Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:59:26 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Fleetwood Community Library Children's yoga offers 'great benefits']]> 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."

Around 6:30 p.m., kids piled in, kicking off their shoes and setting down their towels and mats. As the class began, the kids were enthused by songs, stretches, dances and Miss Alicia's silly jokes.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:56:46 -0400 2014-09-19T16:56:46-04:00 2014-09-19T16:57:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley soccer beats Northeastern 5-0]]> Twin Valley High School soccer team defeated Northeastern Senior High School 5-0 on Sept. 17.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:40:12 -0400 2014-09-19T16:40:12-04:00 2014-09-19T16:41:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Conestoga Christian stays with tradition]]>

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

On the first PIAA play day, the Cougars traveled to western Pennsylvania to play Johnstown Christian on Saturday, Aug. 30. On the way to JCS, the team stopped at Hershey Christian.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:39:42 -0400 2014-09-19T16:39:42-04:00 2014-09-19T16:39:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Ashley Hoffman signs to play at University of North Carolina]]> 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.

Accomplishments:

Twin Valley MVP- 2011, 2012 & 2013

Team Captain- 2013 & 2014

All-County- 2011, 2012 & 2014

Berks County Player of the Year- 2012 & 2013

All-State- 2011 & 2012

2nd Team All-American- 2012

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:26:43 -0400 2014-09-09T15:26:43-04:00 2014-09-09T15:26:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Dolphins complete successful swim season]]> 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.

The Berks County Championships meet was held at the Green Valley Country Club August 1-3.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:47:50 -0400 2014-08-27T13:47:50-04:00 2014-08-27T13:48:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown team wins Blacktop Baseketball League title]]> 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.

"Last year we got beat up pretty good in this league," said head coach Heath Fegely.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:54:50 -0400 2014-08-17T18:54:50-04:00 2014-08-18T13:44:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Hamburg Jr. Legion team finishes second in state regional]]> 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.

Season highlights included wins over the Boyertown Bear-Cubs and West Lawn Owls, and qualifying for the Berks League playoffs.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:39:02 -0400 2014-08-14T14:39:02-04:00 2014-08-14T14:39:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Shillington swimmers win Berks County Swimming Association's Silver Meet]]> 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.

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:22:49 -0400 2014-08-07T11:22:49-04:00 2014-08-07T11:22:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Leesport takes third placed and Silver Swim Meet]]> 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.

Girls' 8 & under 25 fly: Jennifer Durnall (Leesport), seventh, 33.

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:36:27 -0400 2014-08-06T09:36:27-04:00 2014-08-06T09:36:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown senior Tim Lawlor plays on U.S. Select soccer team]]>

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. Tim recently played with a U.S. select travel soccer team which travelled to Italy earlier in July to play in a tournament.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:48:15 -0400 2014-08-05T09:48:15-04:00 2014-08-06T16:49:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Yorgey, Mitchell battle to draw]]> 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.

It ended in a draw.

"Lightning" Harry Joe Yorgey of Bridgeport and Eric Mitchell of Philadelphia battled it out for six rounds of their 162-pound bout in the co-main event on the five-bout pro card that was staged by Lion Heart Promotions.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:08:19 -0400 2014-08-05T10:08:19-04:00 2014-08-05T10:08:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Random quotes from the Sr. American legion state tournament in Boyertown]]> 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:

1. "My priest used to tell me 'Larry, don't forget to walk with the Lord.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:49:41 -0400 2014-08-05T09:49:41-04:00 2014-08-05T09:49:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown Dolphins swim to Arctic Division championship]]> 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.

The Dolphins defeated the Topton Torpedoes, 249 to 220, on July 14, to bring their record to 4-0 in league competition.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:40:13 -0400 2014-08-01T10:40:13-04:00 2014-08-01T10:40:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Hodnett and Laubach win Thunder on the Hill]]> 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. Greg Hodnett earned a $5,000 payday for winning the 35 lap 410 Sprint feature event, his fourth win in a row at Grandview Speedway.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:00:45 -0400 2014-08-01T10:00:45-04:00 2014-08-01T10:00:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Boyertown Grizzlies qualify for state Jr. Legion baseball tournament]]> 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.

The Grizzlies did it the hard way. After losing to North Parkland in the opening round, the Grizzlies fought back through the losers bracket, winning the next five games to win the tournament.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:01:42 -0400 2014-07-31T10:01:42-04:00 2014-07-31T10:01:47-04:00