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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Von Dohren, Merkel, Whitmoyer win opening night features at Grandview |Apr 4, 2016

BECHTELSVILLE >> Eight time NASCAR T.P. Trailers 358 Modified champion Craig VonDohren, 52, of Oley, ducked underneath Duane Howard, 51, of Oley, who was the 358 Modified race leader from the drop of the green, racing through Turn 4 with the white flag waving to steal the top spot and grab the win Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in the 30-lap 358 Modified main event.

Gunther Walsh as busy as ever on air, in car |Apr 4, 2016

You have to wonder how Bobby Gunther Walsh is able to handle all that he is involved in. He is on air radio personality, a race car driver, a dad, and he is involved in a lot of charity work.

Racing Roundup: Manmiller edges Pauch in Big Diamond opener |Apr 4, 2016

BIG DIAMOND >> Doug Manmiller, of Shoemakersville, opened the 2016 season at Big Diamond Speedway with a victory by beating defending champion Billy Pauch Jr. Finishing in third place was Duane Howard with Ryan Godown coming home fourth and Erick Rudolph fifth.

REPLAY: Area coaches, experts will comment on tonight’s Villanova/North Carolina game |Apr 4, 2016

Don’t just watch the NCAA Championship game tonight as Villanova plays North Carolina. Take part in the game. Starting tonight at 8 p.m. you can read and post comments along with local coaches and experts by checking in right here.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Jenkins hits 3 at buzzer, Villanova tops UNC for National Championship |Apr 4, 2016

HOUSTON >> Three weeks ago, the gnawing question at Villanova was whether or not the Wildcats could get out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

Villanova obliterates Oklahoma, will play for national title Monday night |Apr 2, 2016

HOUSTON >> Paybacks are … a trip to the national championship game.

LIVE at tipoff: Philly coaches will chat live during NCAA tournament - Villanova vs. Oklahoma |Mar 31, 2016

As the Villanova Wildcats tip off agianst the Oklahoma Sooners beginning at 6:00 p.m., high school coaches and Villanova alumi from around the Philly suburbs are planning to chat live during the game right here and you can join the conversation.

LIVE at 8:50 p.m.: NCAA Tournament - Villanova vs. Kansas |Mar 26, 2016

Follow @TerryToohey tonight beginning at 8:50 p.m. as the Villanova Wildcats take on the Kansas Jayhawks at in the NCAA Tournament.

Blackwell drops six-round decision in return to ring |Mar 24, 2016

Phoenixville resident Jules Blackwell was on a professional boxing card at the 2300 Arena in south Philadelphia on March 18.

SAXTON: Fanelli and Bartorillo join forces in time for 2016 season |Mar 20, 2016

When I was still sitting in the announcer’s chair at Grandview Speedway — I retired back at the end of the 2013 season after 45 years — I had the joy of getting to see and talk with Alex and Matt (Bartorillo) just about every Saturday night.

Saxton: Nostalgia on display with Vintage IndyCar Celebration at Pocono |Mar 13, 2016

For me, this is a must-see event. Having recently finished reading the great book “Foyt, Andretti, Petty” I am really in the mood for some memories of what I consider the good old days of auto racing.

Big Diamond gearing up for season opener |Mar 10, 2016

Maybe for once, the groundhog was right!

Gettysburg senior Andrews places second in long jump |Mar 3, 2016

COLLEGEVILLE >> Phoenixville Area High School graduate Travis Andrews, now a senior football and track & field standout at Division III Gettysburg College, earned a second-place silver medal in the men’s long jump event during the Centennial Conference Indoor Men’s Track & Field Championships on Feb.

Hodnett wires field for 2nd straight Icebreaker 30 win at Lincoln Speedway |Feb 28, 2016

ABBOTTSTOWN >> Six weeks removed from the largest snowstorm to hit Central Pennsylvania, Lincoln Speedway wasn’t fazed as the Icebreaker 30 for 410 Sprints officially kicked off the dirt track season Sunday afternoon in front of a very big crowd who enjoyed sunny skies and temperatures around 60 degrees.

Competition heats up for Grandview modified title |Feb 28, 2016

Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren and Duane Howard have pretty much dominated the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway for the last 16 seasons. Terry Meitzler, now retired, won the title in 1999 and the “big three” have shared the championships between them since then.

McCaffery: Howard owes it to Phillies to accept platoon role |Feb 26, 2016

There were two reasons why the Phillies committed $125,000,000 to Ryan Howard at the age of 30. One was that he’d just produced 45 home runs and 141 RBIs for a pennant-winning team. The other, the most important one, the one that made it all reasonable despite all the zeroes and commas, was that no matter what would happen from there, he could be trusted as a franchise ally.

Injury to Flyers’ Giroux means he’ll miss a Wild time |Feb 26, 2016

An upper-body injury that already has cost Claude Giroux two games will prevent him from playing Thursday when the Flyers play the Minnesota Wild in the Wells Fargo Center.

Action continues for younger and older girls and boys |Feb 25, 2016

SCHUYLKILL >> The Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) continues its busy 2015-16 season of girls and boys basketball at Schuylkill Elementary School.

College Corner: Payonk doing it all for undefeated Scranton women’s basketball |Feb 21, 2016

The University of Scranton women’s basketball team finished the regular season with a perfect 25-0 record and if someone is looking for a most valuable player on the squad, they don’t have to look further than junior Sarah Payonk.

Battle of Trenton to decide LSMP Indoor Racing Series |Feb 21, 2016

The third and final race of the Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Indoor Racing Series presented by VP Racing Fuels looms large. The events, to be held on Friday and Saturday, February 26th and 27th at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.

Saxton: New Charter system only benefits NASCAR’s wealthiest |Feb 15, 2016

If Bill France Sr., the man who put NASCAR together so many years back, were alive today I seriously doubt that the new NASCAR Charter system would have been put in place.

College Corner: Andrews sets Gettysburg record in long jump |Feb 7, 2016

When Travis Andrews kicks off an indoor track season, he knows how to do it right.

Rogers family, owners of Grandview Speedway, injured in car crash in Daytona Beach |Feb 5, 2016

Bruce and Teresa Rogers, operators of Grandview Speedway, continue their recovery from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident last week in Daytona Beach, Fla.

McCaffery: For Openers, Phils’ gloves will be mightier than their bats |Jan 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> From the manager to the general manager to the personnel development director to the players themselves, the Phillies expect a volatile couple of months in Clearwater.

Saxton: Reading Motorsports Show gets a makeover |Jan 27, 2016

When Brad Reinert took over the promotion of the Racing Legends Reunion & Car Show, he vowed to keep the popular off-season event going and make necessary changes so that the show could grow and prosper.

Healthy Gostisbehere rejoining Flyers for Saturday’s Rangers game |Jan 16, 2016

VOORHEES, N.J. >> Entering the second half of an increasingly interesting season, the Flyers will receive a welcome blue-line and power-play boost Saturday.

Phils’ prospect Williams eager to go deep for a dream at Citizens Bank Park |Jan 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> Nick Williams was raised in Galveston, Texas, where everything was hot, from the weather to the way he could hit a baseball, long and far and often.

Despite critics, Union’s Stewart sees draftees’ potential |Jan 15, 2016

It’s the time of year for pundits from all corners of the American soccer universe to sharpen their pitchforks and take aim at the MLS SuperDraft as a dying institution.

Eagles’ zero in on Doug Pederson; Graham calls new coach a ‘great hire’ |Jan 15, 2016

The Eagles interviewed a running backs coach, an interim head coach, an offensive genius and a living legend.

Leodora: Phoenixville grad’s induction into Hall moment of pride for family, friends |Jan 7, 2016

WEST NORRITON >> Justice has been served.

Philadelphia Eagles CEO: Chip Kelly didn’t push to keep coaching job in final meeting |Dec 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Chip Kelly was offered no options - just the door - in a meeting Tuesday night with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.

Holy Cross students get stronger one step at a time with rock wall |Dec 3, 2015

COLLEGEVILLE >> Whether it’s side to side or up and down; teachers are encouraging students to literally climb the walls during school.

FOLLOW LIVE: Eagles take on the undefeated Panthers and Cam Newton |Oct 25, 2015

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.

FOLLOW LIVE: Eagles play Giants on Monday Night Football |Oct 19, 2015

The Eagles host the Giants on Monday Night Football and you can become part of the action. Chat live with Eagles writer Bob Grotz, columnist Jack McCaffery and other Eagles fans during the game. Use #eagles on Twitter or check in above.

LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS: Eagles beat the Saints, 39-17 |Oct 11, 2015

The Eagles rolled over the Saints Sunday afternoon. Follow the postgame live along with Eagles beat writer Bob Grotz, columnist Jack McCaffery and other Eagles fans by using #eagles on Twitter or checking in above.

Redskins beat the Eagles, 23-20. Time to sound off |Oct 4, 2015

The Washington Redskins came back to beat the Eagles 23-20 Sunday afternoon. Give your opinion by using #eagles on Twitter or checking in above.

FOOTBALL: Huge fourth quarter powers Great Valley past Phoenixville |Sep 7, 2015

EAST WHITELAND >> Quarterbacking a Dan Ellis offense, Great Valley’s Robert Geiss had the feeling the reins would be let loose in his first varsity start.

Coming soon: PA Prep Live — our new high school sports website |Jul 16, 2015

We are pleased to announce that our new high school sports website PA Prep Live will be launching Tuesday, July 21, replacing our current sports website of GameTimePA.

GIRLS TRACK: Serratore seals marvelous Methacton career with PIAA medal, earns Mercury All-Area Athlete of the Year honors |Jun 30, 2015

FAIRVIEW VILLAGE >> As her final high school track and field season was winding down, Nicolette Serratore couldn’t keep her mind off the one thing still missing from her résumé.