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Past articles by Jeff:

Philipsburg outduels Boyertown to win Pa. American Legion Baseball championship

The Phils beat the Bears 1-0 to earn the state title. → Read More

Philipsburg outduels Boyertown to win Pa. American Legion Baseball championship

BOYERTOWN >> Pitching was arguably the “gold standard” for teams competing in the 2022 Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball State Tournament. With five shutouts, four others decided by margi… → Read More

Black’s gem gives Boyertown spot in Mid-Atlantic Regional – The Mercury

BOYERTOWN >> One task done, one to go. That’s what constituted Boyertown’s to-do list Wednesday as it sought both a championship and extension to its 2022 post-season. The Bears came into the… → Read More

Deja vu for Norchester, Black brilliant for Boyertown on first day of Pa. Legion tournament

BOYERTOWN >> It was a bit more “deja vu” than Norchester may have wanted to face Saturday. The Bulldogs opened play in the Pa. State Tournament against Paxton, the team they faced twice en ro… → Read More

Norchester repeats as Region 2 champion with Geib’s one-hit shutout of Quakertown

The Bulldogs rebound after losing their first game to win their second straight Region 2 title → Read More

Norchester repeats as Region 2 champion with Geib’s one-hit shutout of Quakertown – The Mercury

QUAKERTOWN >> Economy of pitcher utilization is a key ingredient come American Legion baseball tournament time. Outstanding performances also pays big dividends. Together, they were key to co… → Read More

Bats come alive as Norchester routs Hamburg 13-0 at Region 2 tournament

QUAKERTOWN >> Its pitchers were solidly in the spotlight Saturday. So for Sunday’s continuation of its Pa. Region Two Tournament experience, Norchester’s batters grabbed the highlights. In th… → Read More

Charity dek hockey tournament to be held in Ramos’ honor – The Mercury

In many people’s lives, a person comes along who makes a profound impact on them. Austin Ramos was such a person to Ian Lawrence. For Lawrence, a teacher in the Pottstown Area School District for 1… → Read More

Norchester falls to Pennridge in Region 2 tournament opener

QUAKERTOWN >> Jarred Berish certainly deserved a better fate. Berish did his best to provide one for himself and his Norchester teammates Friday. Racking up 12 strikeouts and scattering five … → Read More

Spring City continues unexpected path to final day of Chester County League playoffs

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> It’s a storyline not even legendary “Twilight Zone” mastermind Rod Serling could have imagined. It’s also the latest chapter in Spring City’s inspired rebound in the Chest… → Read More

Spring City bounces back, routs Avon Grove in Chester County playoffs

UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Same team, different outcome. That was the synopsis of Friday’s Chester County League playoff game for Spring City when it opposed Avon Grove. The second-seeded Red Sox, d… → Read More

Norchester escapes upset-minded Post 217 in Berks County League first round

BUCKTOWN >> A significant seismic disturbance in the Berks County League playoff bracket was shaping up Wednesday. The 1 vs. 8 pairing of regular-season champion Norchester and Post 217 was n… → Read More

Four from Berks League earn medals at PIAA Wrestling Championships

In Class 3A, Daniel Boone's Tucker Hogan finishes third at 172, Exeter's Johnny Miller fourth at 189 and Boone's Dean Houser sixth at 106; in Class 2A, Hamburg's Charles Sheppard is eighth at 285 → Read More

Exeter’s Miller, Boone’s Tucker Hogan still in gold medal hunt at PIAA Wrestling Championships

Daniel Boone’s Dean Houser and Hamburg’s Charles Sheppard also are guaranteed to win medals → Read More

Wilson’s Jurado gets 100th career win during PIAA Wrestling Championships

Dominic Jurado is one of six Berks wrestlers still in the hunt for gold → Read More

2021 class officially inducted into Tri-County Hall of Fame

POTTSTOWN >> Success in sports is akin to rolling a snowball on the ground: The further it goes, the more it grows. That’s the common thread binding the seven local individuals honored Friday… → Read More

Upper Dublin knocks off Henderson in District 1-5A

LOWER GWYNEDD >> It’s particularly thankful — not to mention happy — any time it can get out on the football field for a game. Especially in light of circumstances it’s faced in the past year… → Read More

Fleetwood shuts out Upper Perkiomen in high school football

Gavin Morris runs for three TDs and Tanner Maddocks returns two interceptions for scores → Read More

Boyertown coaching legend Mecherly remembered for tough-love style, dedication

@MercuryXStover on Twitter It might be possible to find someone around these parts who was more tied in to youth baseball than Lee Mecherly. It would certainly involve a considerable investment in time and effort to do that, though. It’s also a safe bet the search might not yield many more individuals than a man often referred to affectionately and universally as “Coach.” Mecherly’s connection… → Read More

Norchester relishing special summer, Mid-Atlantic Regional run

They took different routes to the point where their baseball careers currently stand. → Read More