Sports

Phillies fans scoop up tickets on first day of individual game sales |Feb 20, 2015

Despite dire prospects for the upcoming Phillies season and sub-zero wind chills, Tom O’Neill never considered passing on his winter pilgrimage to Citizens Bank Park for the first day of individual game ticket sales.

Norristown Area School District officially accepted into the Pioneer Athletic League |Feb 19, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> Following a unanimous vote from the principals in the Pioneer Athletic Conference (PAC), the Norristown Area School District has been accepted and will begin transitioning its middle school and high school freshmen teams for the 2015-2016 school year.

SOCCER: Rare blood condition can’t knock down PJP sophomore Snyder, especially after meeting hero Messi |Feb 16, 2015

Andrew Snyder got the kick of a lifetime.

VIDEO: Runners trek up a snow mountain to qualify for national championships |Feb 4, 2015

SCHWENKSVILLE >> The mountain was high enough and the temperature cold enough, but icy conditions didn’t stop 30 runners from snowshoeing on the frozen ground Saturday morning.

Norristown Area school board approves move to Pioneer Athletic Conference |Jan 30, 2015

WEST NORRITON >> The Norristown Area School District athletic programs will be making the switch to the Pioneer Athletic Conference after all.

Norristown school board to vote on switch to PAC10 |Jan 21, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> In an effort to keep the public abreast of the Norristown Area School District’s potential move to the Pioneer Athletic Conference (PAC) from the Suburban One League (SOL), representatives from the PAC attended Tuesday night’s work session for a question and answer with the school board.

Berman scores first-round KO in pro boxing debut |Nov 24, 2014

KING OF PRUSSIA >> Opening-night jitters were definitely apparent for Collegeville boxer Sammy Berman Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.

Berman set for pro boxing debut |Nov 18, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE >> Sammy Berman has yet to graduate from high school. But he is also on the threshhold of a very important step in his young life as an athlete.

QUIZ: How well do you know the history of the Philadelphia Eagles? |Nov 17, 2014

Smith captures first oval, outlaws auto racing win |Oct 27, 2014

It was a performance that the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car fans thundered in approval of and even the World of Outlaws faithful had to respect as Posse circuit driver Ryan Smith of Kunkletown beat the traveling STP World of Outlaws sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Oct.

FIELD HOCKEY: Spring-Ford’s Vagnoni victim of PIAA gender ruling |Sep 4, 2014

After earning Mercury All-Area honorable mention honors in 2013, Spring-Ford field hockey goalkeeper Dante Vagnoni was poised to replicate the same success in 2014.

Labor Day golf in Limerick to benefit Royersford charity |Aug 22, 2014

Designing 4 Hope, a charitable organization based in Royersford, will benefit from golf played all day at Limerick Golf Club on Labor Day. All golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf for just $20.14, including discounts on food and beer.

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.

Local wrestling previews |Dec 2, 2013

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

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.

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.