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Reading, PA, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Fightin Phils Replay: New Hampshire 7, Reading 6

Thursday's game New Hampshire 7 Reading 6 Game recap: Kevin Vicuna's one-out single in the ninth capped a four-run inning as the Fisher Cats came back to defeat the Fightin Phils in a Double-A Northeast League game at Delta Dental Ballpark. The Fightins (28-41) had won the first two games of the six-game series. The Fisher Cats (29-36), who trailed 6-3 entering the ninth, saw their first five… → Read More

Fightin Phils Replay: Reading 9, New Hampshire 8

Reading, which trailed by six, snaps a seven-game losing streak with the 9-8 win. → Read More

Fightin Phils Replay: Reading 5, Harrisburg 4

Friday's game Reading 5 Harrisburg 4 Game recap: Pinch-hitter Arquimedes Gamboa delivered a two-out, ninth-inning single to score Josh Stephen and lift the Fightin Phils to a Double-A Northeast League victory over the Senators at FirstEnergy Stadium. The win was the fifth in six games for the Fightins (24-33) and second in three games against the Senators (21-35). Stephen opened the ninth with a… → Read More

Daniel Boone grad ready to make a big splash in the swimming world

Chris Guiliano, who is headed to Notre Dame, is one of five finalists for the Reading Eagle's male Athlete of the Year award. → Read More

Schuylkill Valley's Reinhold Louis, Nathan Woods make college choices for football

Reinhold Louis, Lebanon Valley High school: Schuylkill Valley. Honors: Team captain. Profile: Leading rusher for the Panthers expects to play running back for the Flying Dutchmen, who compete in the Division III Middle Atlantic Conference. Plans to major in business administration. Has received a Weiss merit scholarship and an honors choir scholarship. Quotable: “Reinhold worked extremely hard… → Read More

Twin Valley girls beat Shanahan in PIAA quarterfinal, make Berks lacrosse history

The Raiders are the first team from Berks, boys or girls, to reach the state semifinals → Read More

Wilson's Stevie Mitchell named Gatorade's Pennsylvania boys basketball Player of the Year

Add yet another big honor to Stevie Mitchell's list of accomplishments. → Read More

Wilson boys, Twin Valley girls face tough foes in PIAA lacrosse quarterfinals

Wilson has gotten off to some slow starts during the postseason. → Read More

Twin Valley advances with 18-1 win in girls lacrosse

Emma Raines had five goals and Jade Shearer scored four as Twin Valley recorded its first PIAA Tournament victory in girls lacrosse Tuesday, beating Danville 18-1 in a Class 2A → Read More

Wyomissing knocks out top seed in District 3 Class 4A baseball semifinal

Aidan Cirulli pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief and doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning as fifth-seeded Wyomissing stunned top-seeded East Pennsboro 7-6 Tuesday in → Read More

Wilson's Gavin Lenart gets bullish, scores four times Bulldogs' win in PIAA lacrosse opener

NEFFSVILLE >> Gavin and Mason Lenart may share the same last name but their athletic skills are totally unrelated. → Read More

Wilson's Matt Stitzel earns lacrosse All-American honors

Wilson faceoff specialist Matt Stitzel has been named one of 10 U.S. lacrosse All-Americans in the Central Pennsylvania region. → Read More

Gov. Mifflin's Cam'Ron Stewart has MVP performance in Pennsylvania's Big 33 win

The defensive end helps Pennsylvania defeat Maryland 20-0 → Read More

Wilson boys, girls, Twin Valley girls set for PIAA lacrosse openers

It's been five years since Wilson last won a game in the PIAA boys lacrosse tournament. The Bulldogs, coming off their first District 3 championship in 2016, beat Shady Side → Read More

East squad dominates Big School all-star game

HARRISBURG — Jack Wagner enjoyed seeing his East teammates run up and down the field making big plays and dominating the East-West Big School All-Star Game Sunday at Central Dauphin. → Read More

Wyomissing's Zach Zechman puts finishing touch on East's Small School win in football

Five Spartans help the East get a 17-10 win in the East-West Small School All-Star Game → Read More

PIAA announces opening-round sites for boys and girls lacrosse

Wilson's District 3 Class 3A championship lacrosse teams will open the PIAA Tournament playing within their home district. → Read More

Exeter's J.R. Strauss, Gov. Mifflin's Ayden Martin stand out at Berks Combine

Exeter's J.R. Strauss and Gov. Mifflin's Ayden Martin each finished first in three events Thursday at the annual Chris Nunn Memorial Berks Football Combine at Conrad Weiser. → Read More

Wilson races to District 3 Class 3A girls lacrosse title with dominating performance

HARRISBURG — The pressure was on Wilson's Jenna Facciolli to bring home a gold medal Thursday. → Read More

Twin Valley gets silver in District 3 Class 2A lacrosse championship

HARRISBURG >> The trophy presentation following the District 3 Class 2A girls lacrosse championship game was barely over before the Twin Valley Raiders started looking ahead to their first state → Read More