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Recent articles by Brian:

Twin Valley grad R.J. Wren does not qualify for match play at U.S. Amateur

Twin Valley grad R.J. Wren shot a 15-over 86 in the second round of the U.S. Amateur Tuesday at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. Wren finished with a two-round total of 21-over 162. He shot a 6-over 76 Monday in the first round at Arcola Country Club He did not finish in the top 64 to qualify for match play, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday. Wren, 24, started with a… → Read More

Hamburg football looks to take flight under first-year coach Matt Hoffert

Hoffert returns to his alma mater as head coach as the Hawks look to build off last year’s successful season. → Read More

Former Reading High basketball greats remember coach Pete Carril

Carril, who led the Red Knights from 1958-66 before gaining fame at Princeton, died Monday at the age of 92 → Read More

Twin Valley grad R.J. Wren shoots 6-over 76 in the first round of the U.S. Amateur

Twin Valley grad R.J. Wren shot a 6-over 76 Monday during the first round of U.S. Amateur at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, N.J. Wren, 24, made bogeys on 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, as well as a double bogey on 6, to make the turn at 7-over. He had his only birdie of the round on the par-5th 12 and played that back nine at 1-under 34. He will tee off in the second round Tuesday at 12:46 p.m. on the ninth… → Read More

Former Reading High boys and Princeton basketball coach Pete Carril dies at age 92

Carril, known for his time as the head men’s coach at Princeton, led the Red Knights from 1958-66. He led the Tigers to 13 Ivy League titles and an NIT championship in 1975. → Read More

Top prospects Andrew Painter, Mick Abel promoted to Reading Fightin Phils

The right-handed pitchers are slated to join the Fightin Phils this week → Read More

Ellesse Pro Tennis Challenge, Duryea Hillclimb to be held this week in Berks

The tennis event will be Friday and Saturday at the Emkey Tennis Garden in Wyomissing, while the hillclimb will be Saturday and Sunday in Reading → Read More

Schuylkill Valley aims for breakout football season in second year under coach Bruce Harbach

Due in part to increased numbers, the group of returnees and the move to the Lancaster-Lebanon League, there’s plenty of optimism around the Panthers → Read More

Reading Fightin Phils defeat Harrisburg Senators 3-1

Carlos De La Cruz homers and three pitchers combine to allow just one run → Read More

Chris Storck qualifies for golf’s U.S. Senior Amateur – Reading Eagle

The three-time BCGA Amateur champion shoots a 1-over 72 in a qualifying event, then makes a par on the first playoff hole to advance → Read More

Berks Catholic boys basketball team to play in Berks II for next 2 seasons

In other changes, Twin Valley and Oley Valley, which have combined to win the last 10 Berks field hockey titles, will be in the same division → Read More

What to know about this week’s Hawley Quier Memorial golf tournament

The event will be held Thursday and Friday at Moselem Springs Golf Club → Read More

First five players announced for upcoming Ellesse Pro Tennis Challenge in Wyomissing [updated]

Hugo Gaston, ranked 79th in the world, is the headliner for the event to be held Aug. 19-20 → Read More

Mickey Morandini, Tommy Greene to play in Reading Hot Stovers’ golf tournament

The former Philadelphia Phillies players will be at the event on Sept. 17 at Green Acres → Read More

Reading High’s Ruben Rodriguez commits to play college basketball at Rider

The guard said the Division I school in Lawrenceville, N,J., was ‘just the best place for me’ → Read More

Wyomissing grad Evan Niedrowski finishes 8th in javelin at U20 world championships

Niedrowski, a rising sophomore at Monmouth, has a top throw of 227-2 in the finals → Read More

Reading Royals announce the signings of goalie, foward

Goalie Justin Kapelmaster and forward Brendan Hoffman are added by the ECHL team → Read More

Boyertown loses to Frederick (Md.) in opener of Mid-Atlantic Regional

The Bears drop into the losers bracket following the 8-4 defeat → Read More

What to know about the Berks County Golf Association Amateur Championship

The tournament will be held Friday-Sunday at Golden Oaks GC → Read More

Reading Royals to play home preseason game on Saturday, Oct. 15

The Royals will host the Adirondack Thunder at Santander Arena → Read More