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 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:22:13 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Twin Valley's Ament, Schlegels capture district AA championships]]> Twin Valley High School's girls swimmers, coached by Brian Emerich, enjoyed a huge showing in Class AA during the District 3 M & T Bank Championships at Cumberland Valley High School Feb. 27-28. The Raiders placed fifth overall as a team.

Freshman Taylor Ament captured the district title in the 100-yard backstroke with a team record time of 1:00.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:43:20 -0500 2015-03-06T12:43:20-05:00 2015-03-06T12:43:20-05:00
<![CDATA[Spring break on the horizon, students ready to … volunteer]]> With another long, cold winter refusing to release its icy grip, college students across Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education are ready for spring break and a week away from classes. Many of them, however, won't be heading to the beach to kick back and relax in the sunshine.

They'll be volunteering instead, taking part in service-learning projects at dozens of locations; some, close to home; others far away.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:03:25 -0500 2015-03-05T17:03:25-05:00 2015-03-05T17:03:25-05:00
<![CDATA[2015 Kutztown Fools Run honors local runner Sally Miksiewicz]]> The 25th annual Kutztown Fools Run honors the memory of local runner Sally Miksiewicz and features the return of the costume contest for the event's Silver Anniversary.

"The Sally Miksiewicz Memorial 5K Run honors the memory of East Penn Manufacturing CEO tragically killed while running in the summer of 2014.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:41:48 -0500 2015-02-27T14:41:48-05:00 2015-02-27T14:41:48-05:00
<![CDATA[BOYS BASKETBALL: Boyertown senior Kyle Dennin was a leader in every way for the Bears]]> Boyertown High senior Kyle Dennin has been playing basketball since he was eight years old, in second grade at the Boyertown Y.M.C.A. He also spent a lot of time playing in the driveway with his father, Ned, and his brothers, Craig, Mark and Scott. He remembers getting beat up because he was so small.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:25:31 -0500 2015-02-25T11:25:31-05:00 2015-02-25T11:25:31-05:00
<![CDATA[GIRLS BASKETBALL: Oley Valley ends its season with district loss to York Catholic]]> The Oley Valley High School girls basketball team completed the season on Feb. 20 with a second round District 3 loss to York Catholic, 58-28, The Lady Lynx advanced to the second round with a victory over Tulpehocken in the first round. Oley Valley finished with an overall record of 12-12 this season, after going 6-4 in the Berks League.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:23:19 -0500 2015-02-25T11:23:19-05:00 2015-02-25T11:23:19-05:00
<![CDATA[Lady Bears keep their season alive]]> The Boyertown high girls basketball team was looking to get rid of the sour taste from their mouth after a loss to Spring-Ford in the second round of the District 1-AAAA playoffs. After Mother Nature had her say with snow on Saturday, the Lady Bears finally got their chance to qualify for the state tournament.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:47:38 -0500 2015-02-24T12:47:38-05:00 2015-02-24T12:47:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Paralympic skier Tyler Carter, native of Topton, competes in Empire Games]]> Paralympic skier Tyler Carter, a native of Topton, recently was back East to compete in the Empire Games at Lake Placid, N.Y., on Whiteface Mountain, at The U.S. Olympic Center. Tyler won two Bronze medals and a Silver medal.

The week before that he was Camelback Mountain as Head Race Coach for the PA Center for Adaptive Sports Ski Camp.

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:09:51 -0500 2015-02-20T18:09:51-05:00 2015-02-20T18:09:51-05:00
<![CDATA[Ice fishers brave low temps at Marsh Creek Lake to reel in good catch]]> upper uwchlan >> It is 20 degrees outside with a nice brisk wind. Most people would rather stay inside where it is warm, but for a select group of people, they would rather be sitting out on a frozen lake; they are ice fishers.

"I love ice fishing," said Bill Mendenhall of Downingtown, sitting on a plastic bucket in the middle of Marsh Creek Lake.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:45:14 -0500 2015-02-10T14:45:14-05:00 2015-02-10T14:45:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Super Bowl dreams in Philadelphia? Some want them to come true]]> Given a few seconds to jog the memory, Ralph Papa can remember the particulars of the 28 Super Bowls he attended between 1981 and 2011.

"Mostly I remember the nice, warm ones," said the Bethel resident and longtime Philadelphia Eagles season ticket holder. "If it were up to me, I'd like to see them build a state-of-the-art stadium in Las Vegas and either hold it there every year or put it in a small rotation with San Diego, Miami and maybe Glendale.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:00:25 -0500 2015-02-03T12:00:25-05:00 2015-02-03T12:00:25-05:00
<![CDATA[ELverson Fitness Club: Group fitness classes help individual achieve fitness goals]]> The yearly occurrence of February typically brings a cringing recollection of Texas Ranger Laboeuf, as New Year's Resolutions escape our grasp like Tom Chaney. The draw of resolutions, like the draw of catching Chaney, is the tantalizing promise of success.

Why, then, does the University of Scranton say that only 8 percent of all resolutions are achieved? I propose it is because too many try alone.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:50:55 -0500 2015-01-27T14:50:55-05:00 2015-01-27T14:50:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Oley Fire Company Bowling Team competes in state, national competitions]]> The Oley Fire Company Bowling Team competed in the Reading/Pottstown Bowling Association Tournament.

This tournament was held on Nov. 1 and 2 and Nov. 8 and 9. The teams consists of the following gentlemen: Kevin Bieber, Captain, Milt Manwiller, Lynn Eckert, Brian Craze and Jim Coker. They won the tournament with a score of 3535.

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:51:57 -0500 2015-01-09T13:51:57-05:00 2015-01-09T13:52:02-05:00
<![CDATA[Hoops for Hope game raises awareness about cancer and Relay for Life]]> The Raiders played for a cause during the Hoops for Hope game Jan. 2, helping in the fight against cancer.

The Twin Valley High School boys basketball team fell to the Governor Mifflin Mustangs 60 to 34.

This game was all about Hoops for Hope. The Raiders joined in with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness about the cause to encourage the community to help and to also raise awareness about Relay for Life.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:58:01 -0500 2015-01-08T12:58:01-05:00 2015-01-08T12:58:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Elverson Fitness Club hosts Les Mills Classes for the public]]> The yearly occurrence of February typically brings a cringing recollection of Texas Ranger Laboeuf, as New Year's Resolutions escape our grasp like Tom Chaney. The draw of resolutions, like the draw of catching Chaney, is the tantalizing promise of success. Why, then, does the University of Scranton say that only 8% of all resolutions are achieved? I propose it is because too many try alone.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:40:25 -0500 2015-01-06T13:40:25-05:00 2015-01-06T13:40:26-05:00
<![CDATA[PA Strikers U12 & U14 Fastpitch Softball players "Team Up" with J.p. Mascaro at Breakfast With Santa]]> The PA Strikers U12 and U14 players recently "teamed up" with members of the J.P. Mascaro Company to help out at the annual J.P. Mascaro sponsored "Breakfast with Santa" event.

The event held on December 13th was well attended by almost 600 children from the area. Fourteen Striker girls in all volunteered their time to the event as way of saying thank you to the Mascaro Company & family for their generous donations and for being a sponsor for the PA Striker Organization.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:24:18 -0500 2015-01-06T12:24:18-05:00 2015-01-06T12:24:20-05:00