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Saxton: Boyertown business sweetens pot for indoor racing series |Dec 5, 2016

With the start of the Indoor Auto Racing Season just a week away at Trenton’s Sun National Bank Center, the pressure just got turned up on all Three Quarter (TQ) Midget racers entered.

Eagles release Aaron Grymes, add Paul Turner |Nov 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> Doug Pederson opened his day-after news conference with a statement that had everything to do with embattled wide receiver Nelson Agholor.

Saxton: NASCAR should do even more to rein in Cup kings competing in XFinity, Trucks |Nov 14, 2016

I have long felt that NASCAR should keep Cup drivers from racing in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. It is something that I have had strong feelings about for a long time. Many in the industry feel the same way and certainly I have heard from a large number of fans that shared my thinking.

SAXTON: Indoor racing coming to Trenton, Allentown |Nov 7, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the Trenton (NJ) and Allentown (PA) Indoor auto racing events, promoted by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP).

Saxton: Bridgeport holding event to honor late racer, URC official Midge Miler |Oct 30, 2016

Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway is ready for its first United Racing Club/360 Sprints Big Track Classic on Nov. 4 and 5 honoring the late, great competitor and URC official Midge Miller for the inaugural Midge Miller Memorial.

COLLEGE CORNER: Perk Valley grad Armstrong closing strong at UConn |Oct 23, 2016

Emily Armstrong has had a standout career as a goalkeeper with the University of Connecticut women’s soccer team but this season, she’s really stepped up her game.

SAXTON: Pair of Kings: Petty worth appreciating even more after Palmer’s passing |Oct 23, 2016

Richard Petty and Arnold Palmer have done more for their sports than anyone else I can think of. Petty is referred to as “The King” in NASCAR stock car racing and Arnold Palmer, who passed away just recently, was referred to as “The King” in professional golf.

Mooney saving the day for Ship |Oct 10, 2016

The Shippensburg field hockey team is rolling along and the key performer is sophomore goalkeeper Ally Mooney.

Quinn striking the right balance at East Stroudsburg |Oct 7, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> When Bailey Quinn was piling up huge numbers while playing field hockey at Phoenixville Area High School, Division I play at the collegiate level seemed so appetizing and desirable.

College Corner: Major contributor for UNC field hockey |Oct 2, 2016

The University of North Carolina pulled off back-to-back upset victories over No. 1 Syracuse and No. 2 Duke last week and junior Gab Major was right in the middle of the action.

Saxton: Mods at the Madhouse bound for Grandview on Oct. 15 |Oct 2, 2016

Grandview Speedway closes out their Saturday night racing schedule as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series features Mods at the Madhouse on Saturday, October 15 – a thrilling three-division show headlined by a Big-Block/358 Modified Monster challenge – plus action from the Sportsman and the TSRS Sprint Car Series.

Strunk steals show for sixth Freedom 76 victory at Grandview |Sep 11, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Jeff Strunk, “the Bechtelsville Bullet,” had been having a rather mediocre season, at least by his usually high standards, at Grandview Speedway behind the wheel of the Glenn Hyneman-owned No.

Saxton: Past champions, hopefuls vying for Freedom 76 Classic title |Sep 5, 2016

Many of the top names in dirt track Modified stock car racing have won the Freedom 76 Classic at Grandview Speedway. And there are many top names in the sport that are still without a win in the prestigious race.

Pa Prep Live 2016 High School Football Preview now live |Aug 22, 2016

At Pa Prep Live, we embarked on a mission to gather quality content on all 93 teams in District 1 and the Catholic League.

Saxton: Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods returning to Maple Grove on Aug. 27 |Aug 21, 2016

They’re back by popular demand. The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods (NEOPMA) return to Maple Grove Raceway on Saturday, August 27, for the annual Rumble at the Grove sponsored by Penske Truck Leasing and CJ Tire and Automotive Services.

Piazza caps monumental week with Mets retiring his No. 31 |Jul 31, 2016

QUEENS, N.Y. >> The theme for Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame induction week was to thank all of the people who helped him make it all possible.

Saxton: 42nd Old Timers Convention ready to roll at Williams Grove |Jul 30, 2016

Here is an opportunity to see what the sport was all about in years gone by.

Cozze, Shuey, Lisowski repeat as winners at Grandview |Jul 24, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Veteran racer Frank Cozze piloted the Tom Umbenhauer/Harry’s U-Pull-It No. 4 to his third 30-Lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified All-American Racing Series feature of the season in the Saturday night stock car racing action sponsored by Hatfield Quality Meats.

Piazza expresses appreciation for Phoenixville roots upon induction |Jul 24, 2016

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. >> As a young man growing up in baseball, Neil Herman always liked the Los Angeles Dodgers as his favorite Major League Baseball team.

Saxton: Vintage race adds to appeal of Grandview’s July 30 slate |Jul 24, 2016

Coming up this Saturday, July 30, at Bechtelsville’s Grandview Speedway is a big four division show of racing action sponsored by the area’s NASCAR radio station WNPV-1440 AM in Lansdale.

Sankey: Phoenixville folks always knew Piazza’s greatness even if scouts didn’t |Jul 23, 2016

Mike Piazza could always hit the baseball.

Saxton: N.J. Motorsports Park raising the bar with Exotic Car Garages |Jul 17, 2016

Now if only I had the money, I would be signing on the dotted line. Before construction has even begun, New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Phase II Exotic Car Garage units are almost sold out with a waiting list already started for Phase III from buyers beyond New Jersey to New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and even D.

Pfeil takes Firecracker 40; Weiss, Papiez other winners at Grandview |Jul 17, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Wayne Pfeil, behind the wheel of his own/J&H Automotive & Custom Exhaust No. 72, scored the biggest win of his career when he took home the $2,000 first prize money in the Chapman Auto Group Firecracker 40 NASCAR BRC Late Model feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

Downingtown doubles up Spring City for Chester County League title |Jul 12, 2016

DOWNINGTOWN >> After five-plus hours covering two intense baseball games, host and top-seeded Downingtown beat Spring City twice and repeated as Chester County League champion in Senior American Legion baseball Tuesday at the Downingtown West Middle School diamond.

Saxton: DIRTcar stars set for Jam session at Grandview on July 14 |Jul 10, 2016

The cars and stars of the DIRTcar Modified Series will return to the one-third mile Grandview Speedway on Thursday night for the 19th running of the Traffic Jam. This event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings (PPB).

Racing Roundup: Hamburg’s Haus hails in Late Model race at Bedford |Jul 10, 2016

BEDFORD >> Andy Haus, of Hamburg, brought the Late Model field to the green but it was DJ Troutman with the lead on the first lap. After a quick lap three caution, Troutman took off from the field, opening a margin over Haus as Dylan Yoder was climbing through the field.

Defense carries Spring City past Exton 4-2 in Chester County opening round |Jul 8, 2016

ROYERSFORD >> Not many pitchers can plunk eight batters, walk three others and live to tell about it.

Kimberton rallies past Spring-Ford to claim title |Jul 7, 2016

SPRING CITY >> District 4 finalists Kimberton and Spring-Ford staged a rematch in the finals of the Cal Ripken Pennsylvania Northwest Regional Tournament for 12-year-olds that ended July 4 at the Wall Street Elementary School complex.

Saxton: Modifieds making big return to Susquehanna Speedway on July 31 |Jul 4, 2016

For the first time since 2009, the rumble of Modifieds returns to Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday, July 31.

Saxton: Broadcaster bias an increasing issue in NASCAR |Jun 27, 2016

I don’t always agree with Brad Keselowski. Sometimes I think he comes across as somewhat arrogant. However I do agree with him when he talks about the NASCAR Fox Sports broadcast team and some of them being biased.

SAXTON: Phoenixville’s Aquilante wins Trans-Am race |Jun 27, 2016

Phoenixville’s Andrew Aquilante came off an earlier SCCA Majors victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and repeated the feat in the Trans-Am Series recently at Millville, New Jersey Motorsports Park, driving flag-to-flag for the win.

Von Dohren grabs 3rd modified win of season at Grandview |Jun 27, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Defending Grandview Speedway Modified point champion and current point leader Craig VonDohren damaged his primary car in his qualifying event forcing him to go to a back-up car in the consolation race.

Seiberlich preps for big stage at U.S. Olympic Trials |Jun 23, 2016

SCHUYLKILL >> As a young girl just beginning all the details involved in sports, Emma Seiberlich watched on television with optimum interest as star United States swimmers competed against the best the rest of the world had to offer at the Olympic Games.

Buckwalter sweeps Sprints; Pauch Sr., Bednar share SpeedSTR wins in Ronnie Tobias Memorial |Jun 19, 2016

Kutztown >> “Us old guys need shorter races like these; we can handle these short ones,” smiled Billy Pauch Sr. after winning the first of six main events run at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.

Buckwalter, Hershey win at Williams Grove |Jun 19, 2016

WILLIAMS GROVE >> The Royersford Rocket Steve Buckwalter won a thrilling and hotly-contested sprint car event at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off the furious challenges of Brian Montieth, Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett to pick up the victory.

Common running injuries treated in physical therapy |Jun 9, 2016

As the weather starts to heat up more people are lacing up their sneakers, grabbing their iPods, and hitting the road. Running and power walking outside are very popular forms of exercise and while they both have excellent health benefits, physical problems can still arise.

SAXTON: Lots of racing left at Grandview in June |Jun 8, 2016

Grandview Speedway has a lot of auto racing left in the month of June. T.P.Trailers of Limerick will be sponsoring the four division show this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Featured will be the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage racers with no increase in admission price.

Borror breaks through with modified win at Grandview |Jun 5, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Kyle Borror came close to winning a Modified feature at Grandview Speedway last year, but couldn’t accomplish the feat. Saturday night the 2015 Hard Luck recipient started seventh in the 28-car starting grid, took over the lead on the sixth lap restart and later held off the challenges of 10-time point champion Jeff Strunk and defending champion Craig Von Dohren to capture his first ever career victory in the T.

Saxton: All-Star race creates confusion, not excitement |May 29, 2016

After watching the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race twice, I am still not sure I understand what happened and judging from all the social media activity I am not alone.

Action Track USA to open by honoring Keppley |May 9, 2016

When the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA opens its gates for the first time in 2016, a special ceremony will take place.

Hendricks takes Twin 20 feature at Big Diamond |Apr 24, 2016

BIG DIAMOND >> The forecast of afternoon showers and thunderstorms gave way to late-day sunshine which allowed for a great night of racing at Big Diamond Speedway as the sportsman took center stage on Friday night for their Twin 20 features.

Saxton: Fun time on tap with Dover vs. Pocono Celebrity Softball game |Apr 24, 2016

Over the years I have participated in the Dover vs. Pocono Celebrity Softball game as a player and as a coach. I have enjoyed being part of the games with racers such as Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

LIVE: Celebration for Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider being held at Wells Fargo Center |Apr 21, 2016

A celebration of the life of Ed Snider, founder, owner and chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers today at 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

Saxton: Thunder on the Hill to hit Grandview for 27th season |Apr 16, 2016

An action-packed 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings, will return to Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, for its 27th season.

Hacke pursues his coaching dream at Penn State University |Apr 14, 2016

Kevin Hacke has been around some top athletes in men’s basketball at West Virginia University and now at Penn State University.

Phantoms gather at Kinetix Sports Club to celebrate dynasty |Apr 14, 2016

WORCESTER >> Leo Scoda always had the respect and love of his boys tennis players during his 51-year career as head coach of the Phoenixville Area High School boys tennis team.

Saxton: Pauch Jr. aiming to improve on championship season at Big Diamond |Apr 14, 2016

There are not many things that Billy Pauch, Jr. can say that he has accomplished in racing that his legendary father Billy Pauch, Sr. has not.

Reduce overuse injury, minimize burn out in youth & adolescent athletes |Apr 7, 2016

It is estimated that 60 million children and adolescents aged six to 18 years participate in team sports, with 44 million participating in more than one sport (The National Council of Youth Sports).

‘Nova Nation’ enjoys celebration for champs at campus stadium |Apr 6, 2016

RADNOR >> What was Jay Wright’s first reaction when Kris Jenkins hit the buzzer-beater to win the NCAA men’s championship?

‘It’s crazy in here’ |Apr 5, 2016

RADNOR >> Dancing on the Pavilion floor seconds after Kris Jenkins hit his game-winning shot for the NCAA men’s basketball championship, Villanova senior Tom Brawley of Massachusetts said, “This was unbelievable.