RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:01:09 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Twin Valley stuns Villa Maria Academy 3-1 to win PIAA Class AA title]]> 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.

Why is this relevant? Because that bus driver, Marty Hassler, was the head coach of Twin Valley's 1977 state champion softball team, the only other team sport state champion in school history -- until Nov.

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<![CDATA[TVHS holds College Signing Day; four seniors commit to college on athletic scholarships]]> 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.

AJ Alexy will be attending Radford University next year to play baseball.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's Zalasky earns Most Winning Soccer Coach title]]> Chris Zalasky earns the title of Most Winning Soccer Coach in Hamburg Area High School history.

Zalasky is a proud teacher at Hamburg Area School District. He has been teaching for 14 years in Tilden Elementary. With 12 years in fourth grade and two years in fifth, he looks forward to continuing his career in this district.

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<![CDATA[2 Twin Valley soccer players, ages 11 and 12, make Olympic Development soccer team]]> Trey Freeman, 12, and Kyle Falcon, 11, made the Olympic Development Program soccer team.

According to the Olympic Development Program website, ODP aims "to be the premier provider of quality soccer training to elite youth soccer players in the United States and guide them to identification at the national level.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown High Soccer Coach Scott Didyoung reaches milestone]]> 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. He has been at the helm of the boys soccer team for 25 years, and his teams have accomplished a lot during his reign - including a PAC-10 title this season.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg School District Athletic Director Aaron Menapace awarded 2015 Award of Merit]]> 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.

Awarded annually to one athletic director from every state, Mr. Menapace is being recognized by his colleagues in Pennsylvania as the 2015 recipient.

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<![CDATA[Twin Valley Raiders 10U team undefeated]]> 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.

Baseball was in the air at Honey Brook's James Umbel Park, Saturday, Oct. 31. The Twin Valley Raiders minor division Little League team were geared up to play their last game of the season.

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<![CDATA[Conestoga Christian caps fine season with tournament title]]> The Conestoga Christian Middle School boys soccer team enjoyed a fine season this year under first-year head coch Joshua Lapp.

Conestoga Christian capped the season by winning the championship at the Conestoga Christian Invitational Tournament. The team completed the season with an overall record of 7-6-4.

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<![CDATA[Gilbertsville native Barnhart has NWSL triumph after World Cup letdown]]> 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.

That hasn't changed over the past three seasons in Kansas City. For the Gilbertsville native, it's been sweeping success in the Midwest.

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<![CDATA[Boyertown grad Stong concluding fine career at Ursinus College]]> COLLEGEVILLE >> Not too long ago, Danielle Stong was making noise as a fine student-athlete at Boyertown Area High School.

But time goes by so fast, and now Stong is winding down her collegiate field hockey career at nearby Ursinus College, where the Bears are a nationally highly ranked Division III program.

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<![CDATA[Speedway Entertainment's Fourth Annual Fall Jamboree set for this weekend]]> 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.

The Fall Jamboree is presented by the all new Savage 61 Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep auto dealership.

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<![CDATA[Lady Mustangs top Wilson for Berks League title]]> 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. The Mustangs completed a three-game sweep of Daniel Boone in the quarterfinals, and Wyomissing in the semifinals.

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<![CDATA[Hamburg's Aaron Menapace wins Berks County's Athletic Director of the Year]]> 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. The other athletic directors vote based on the program that they feel is best in the county.

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<![CDATA[FOLLOW LIVE: Eagles take on the undefeated Panthers and Cam Newton]]> 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.

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<![CDATA[Professional Hockey: Tim Coffman and a Special College Bond]]> Article courtesy of Tim Coffman is a 2006 Twin Valley High School graduate and a third-year professional ice hockey player.

Succeeding as a professional hockey player has a lot to do with opportunity and being a suitable fit within a team or organizational culture as a whole.

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