Sports

Tennis coaching legend Leo Scoda steps down after 51 years at Phoenixville |Aug 19, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - Leo Scoda has decided the time is right to step aside now.

Kelly Chevrolet to sponsor Phoenixville Area Soccer Club season |Aug 18, 2014

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Kelly Chevrolet, Inc. is supporting Phoenixville Area Soccer Club through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2014 youth soccer season.

Brandywine Roller Girls earn first playoff bid, aim to impress |Aug 8, 2014

The Brandywine Roller Girls may be the new kids on the block in the national roller derby circuit, but they’ve already proven that they’re a serious contender.

PHOTOS: Temple basketball coach visits Spring-Ford camp |Jul 9, 2014

Temple men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy spoke to campers at Ed Sharr’s Definitely Sports basketball camp at Spring-Ford School District’s Seventh Grade Center. More than 80 children participated in this year’s camp.

Devon Prep baseball rallies around ailing facilities director |Jul 8, 2014

It may have been Friday the 13th, but bad luck was not a problem for Devon Prep’s Varsity Baseball team as they defeated Elk County Catholic at Penn State University for the PIAA Class A State Championship.

Local field hockey players aim for spots on national team |Jun 17, 2014

A number of local field hockey players are among those vying for spots on the USA national team.

Brandywine Roller Girls ranked #40 in WFTDA |Apr 29, 2014

On April 9, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) released their updated rankings based on game play from the beginning of the 2014 season ending on March 31. The Brandywine Roller Girls (BRG) schedule was created with these rankings in mind and as a result of the Belligerents undefeated record in sanctioned play they jumped 13 spots to #40, allowing them to claim the final D1 playoff qualification spot.

Roller Derby gains popularity among local women |Apr 13, 2014

Ten women wearing skates, kneepads, elbow pads, mouth guards and helmets are lined up, and when the whistle blows the game will start with a lot of pushing, shoving and hitting while the women simultaneously skate around the track.

Brandywine Roller Girls announce 2014 schedule |Mar 4, 2014

DOWNINGTOWN — The Brandywine Roller Girls (BRG) released their 2014 schedule last week. The home season kicks off on Saturday, March 15 with an exciting double header against the Ithaca League of Women Rollers.

Girls Basketball: North Penn/Spring-Ford Boxscore |Mar 1, 2014

District 1-AAAA Championship North Penn 63

Spring-Ford boys still alive in district consis |Feb 28, 2014

ROYERSFORD - Like many coaches, Spring-Ford’s Chris Talley feels the third quarter is where many basketball games are won or lost.

Six wrestlers advance to Southeast Regionals |Feb 24, 2014

ROYERSFORD - Host Spring-Ford’s wrestlers finished in second place in team scoring during the District 1-AAA West Tournament Feb. 22.

Girls Basketball: Merion Mercy ousts Phoenixville |Feb 19, 2014

Breisblatt takes Phoenixville football job |Feb 18, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - The challenge of working at a school with a rich sports tradition as well as larger numbers has lured Evan Breisblatt to assume the head coaching job of the Phoenixville football team.

Locals part of Ursinus-W. Chester gym meet |Feb 17, 2014

COLLEGEVILLE - Three former Pioneer Athletic Conference athletes were on hand as Ursinus College hosted West Chester University in a women’s gymnastics meet on Feb. 8 at Helfferich Hall.

13 Spring-Ford wrestlers qualify for districts |Feb 17, 2014

BOYERTOWN - A cast of 23 area wrestlers, including 13 from Spring-Ford, advanced to the District 1-AAA West Tournament by finishing in the top five at the Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships Feb.

Local roundup: Bears top Rams, win District 1 Duals |Feb 4, 2014

WRESTLING Boyertown 31, Spring-Ford 21: The Rams fell to the Bears in an all-Pioneer Athletic Conference final during the District 1 Duals Tournament at Upper Dublin High School Feb. 1.

Phantom girls win on Senior Day |Feb 4, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - Jada Boyce and Khadijah Ford-Bey helped celebrate their Senior Day with double figures as Phoenixville defeated Pottsgrove, 62-37, in the Phantoms’ final PAC-10 regular season girls basketball game of the season on Feb.

Local roundup: OJR tops Phantom swimmers |Jan 31, 2014

Owen J. Roberts swept past Phoenixville in a PAC-10 swimming meet Jan. 28 at the Phoenixvile YMCA meter pool.

The Hill School has local basketball talent |Jan 24, 2014

POTTSTOWN - The Hill School, a private school in Pottstown, features a number of area players on both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Hossler, Karkoska named co-MVPs |Jan 24, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - Paul Hossler and Kyle Karkoska were chosen as co-Most Valuable Players of the Phoenixville Area High School football team during the awards luncheon on Jan. 19 at the Phoenixville Area School District cafeteria.

Twin Valley girls enjoy fine bowling season |Jan 22, 2014

By Barry Sankey bsankey@21st-centurymedia.com

Local sports notices for Jan. 12 |Jan 9, 2014

COACHING Ursinus College is seeking a track & field assistant coach. This is a part-time position that will run through June 30, 2014, with the potential for future employment to be assessed at that time.

Swimming: Phoenixville girls sweep Pottsgrove, Great Valley |Jan 9, 2014

Wrestling: Pottsgrove wrestlers top Phoenixville |Jan 9, 2014

Falcons win Phx. Wrestling Duals |Jan 9, 2014

By Barry Sankey Sports Editor bsankey@21st-century

Girls Basketball: Upper Perkiomen tops Phoenixville |Dec 20, 2013

Friends fondly recall Dave White |Dec 18, 2013

SCHUYLKILL - Dave White was raised in Delaware County. However, the Phoenixville area and community became his second home for his adult life.

Boys, girls swimming previews |Dec 11, 2013

BOYS PHOENIXVILLE Coach: Dan Weinstein (second year)

All-PAC-10 girls volleyball announced |Dec 4, 2013

Phoenixville senior setter Lucy Bauer made the second team All-Pioneer Athletic Conference in girls volleyball for the 2013 season.

All-PAC-10 girls soccer team picked |Dec 2, 2013

Phoenixville junior midfielder Cecelia Knaub and junior forward Lauren Benner were named to the All-Pioneer Athletic Conference girls soccer first team for 2013 in voting by the league coaches.

Local wrestling previews |Dec 2, 2013

PERKIOMEN VALLEY Head Coach: Tim Walsh (7th year)

Bicentennial honors two local Devon Prep soccer players |Nov 26, 2013

Two area Devon Prep student-athletes have been honored by the Bicentennial League.

Kennedy finishes strong at Bloomsburg |Nov 26, 2013

Phoenixville resident Chris Kennedy is completing an outstanding football career at Bloomsburg University.

Bolles sisters help UConn field hockey champs |Nov 26, 2013

The University of Connecticut defeated Duke, 2-0, to capture the NCAA Division I field hockey national championship on Nov. 24 at Old DominionUniversity in Norfolk, Va.

College Corner: Former Phantoms Deyo, Keys, DiFebbo continue hoops |Nov 25, 2013

MEN’S BASKETBALL At Division III Alvernia University in Reading, Harrison Deyo (Phoenixville) scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds as his team defeated Johns Hopkins, 81-65, on Nov. 20.

Football: North Penn defeats Perkiomen Valley |Nov 23, 2013

TOWAMENCIN - Perkiomen Valley’s Cinderella football season came to a halt Friday night at Crawford Stadium.

All-PAC-10 boys soccer selected |Nov 21, 2013

Phoenixville senior midfielder Alex Monteiro and sophomore midfielder Tony Silva were voted honorable mention on this year’s All-Pioneer Athletic Conference boys soccer team in balloting by the league coaches.

All-PAC-10 field hockey announced |Nov 20, 2013

Phoenixville junior Bailey Quinn, sophomore Katie McErlean and junior Allison Trafford have been selected for the All-Pioneer Athletic Conference field hockey first team from the Frontier Division.

Yorgey faces Murtagh for WBU world title |Nov 20, 2013

The stakes are high once again for professional middleweight boxer “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey, a native of Bridgeport, Pa.

Steelers soar past Bears for Big Brothers crown |Nov 20, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Steelers rolled past the Bears, 32-0, in the Big Brothers division title game of Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) football on “Super Sunday” Nov. 17 at Charlestown Park on the campus of Valley Forge Christian College.

Local sports notices for Nov. 24 |Nov 20, 2013

The Phoenixville Area School District has an opening for an assistant wrestling coach at the high school. It is also currently accepting applications for the following winter sports positions: boys and girls basketball statisticicans, basketball and wrestling scoreboard operators, basketball and wrestling announcers and game security.

Phoenixville linebacker Zack Gallow (42) takes off downfield after intercepting a pass against Quakertown. |Nov 19, 2013

Unbeaten Packers survive Lions in OT |Nov 18, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Little Brothers Packers used a five-yard touchdown run in overtime by Tre Davis to defeat the Lions, 6-0, to defeat the Lions and complete a perfect 11-0 Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) football season Nov.

VFCC has opening for women’s softball coach |Nov 13, 2013

Valley Forge Christian College, an Assemblies of God college located in Phoenixville, invites applications for the position of head women’s softball coach. VFCC is a National Christian College Athletic Association Division II (NCCAA II) Member and National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III (NCAA III) Provisional Member.

Local products assist Bloomsburg, West Chester |Nov 12, 2013

WEST CHESTER - This was Division II college football at its best.

PMYC football heads toward Super Sunday |Nov 8, 2013

CHARLESTOWN - The Big Brothers Bears and Little Brothers Packers won Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) football games at Charlestown Park on Oct. 4.

S-F grad Sasek leads Delaware football upset |Nov 7, 2013

University of Delaware senior quarterback Trevor Sasek, a Spring-Ford graduate from Limerick, has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Football Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Blue Hens’ 32-31 upset victory over Towson Nov.

Layser selected youth Driver of the Year |Nov 5, 2013

Andrew Layser, a 12-year-old from Collegeville and a member of theMontgomery County Quarter Midget Racing Club (MCQMRC), was honored by the club at itsannual banquet on Nov. 2 as the 2013 MCQMRC Driver of the Year.

Zulli lands PSAC Offensive Player of the Week |Nov 5, 2013

Senior quarterback Zach Zulli (Perkiomen Valley) of Shippensburg University was named the PSAC Eastern Division Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 3 afternoon by the conference office after throwing for five touchdowns and a season-high 466 yards in a primetime nationally televised 34-18 road upset at No.