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Legion baseball: Hamburg’s upswing continues with 6-2 win over Kutztown

By Jeff Dewees For Digital First Media|

Kressley, Kline, Lisowski score wins at Grandview

BECHTELSVILLE >> Ma Nature was defeated at Grandview Speedway on Saturday as afternoon showers looked as if they would force another show to be cancelled. However management held off and the track crew did a great job to make racing possible.

By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|


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    Twin Valley honoring 1977 softball state champion

    Twin Valley’s softball team began the 1977 season as a promising squad with plenty of potential.

    By Darryl Grumling For Digital First Media Twitter: @DarrylGrumling|

  • Sports

    TATUM: For trophy rockfish, patience pays off

    Setting out to build his own charter boat from scratch back in 1973, Tom Ireland realized the epic task would require plenty of patience. But working from just a stem pattern and rib pattern and relying on Juniper Cedar from North Carolina to serve as planking for the hull (later coated with fiberglass) Ireland ultimately launched his 42-foot craft, a Chesapeake Bay Deadrise design boasting a 15½ foot beam, in 1975. The product of Ireland’s two year labor of love, which he...

    By Tom Tatum For Digital First Media|

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    SAXTON: NASCAR keeps searching for right All-Star race formula

    As the engines fired, the lightbulbs buzzed – it was a first for the annual non-points extravaganza. Never before had an all-star race been run under the lights. Dubbed “One Hot Night,” the 1992 race signaled a new era, one that became tradition for the fan-favorite event.

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

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    60 years later, Honey Brook native Patton’s one-game big league stint as unique as ever

    Back in April of 1957, Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up” topped the national music charts, I Love Lucy was the most-watched television show and Dwight Eisenhower was a few months into his second term as president.

    By Darryl Grumling For Digital First Media On Twitter @DarrylGrumling|

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    College Corner: Hamburg grad Hepner reaching new heights at Shippensburg

    Kali Hepner (Hamburg) >> The Shippensburg junior finished third in the pole vault at the Colonial Relays on April 1 in Williamsburg, Va. Hepner cleared 11 feet, 11¾ inches, a personal record outdoors that ranks second on the PSAC performance list and is an NCAA Division II provisional height. She just missed tying her indoor personal best of 12 feet recorded at Kutztown on Feb. 8. She opened the outdoor season by finishing second at the Fred Hardy Invitational on March 24 in...

    By Bill Arsenault For Digital First Media|

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    College Corner: ESU’s Eidson a natural in the steeplechase

    Rachel Eidson (Daniel Boone) >> East Stroudsburg freshman Rachel Eidson competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the first time in her college career and came away a winner.

    By Bill Arsenault For Digital First Media|

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    Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers dies at 82

    Bruce Rogers, owner of Grandview Speedway, died Wednesday, March 29. He was 82.

    By Mercury staff|

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    Kutztown swimmers overcome obstacles for successful season

    The Kutztown Area high school swim team recently completed a successful swim season. This year’s team was comprised of returning swimmers junior Nikolette Nolte, sophomore Amy Yoder and new freshmen swimmers Greta Feiertag and Annika Gally.

    Courtesy Kutztown swimming|

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    Saxton: Phoenixville’s Aquilante sweeps GTS opener in St. Petersburg

    Flying the Phoenixville colors, Andrew Aquilante took home two wins in the No. 32 Phoenix Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302 on the challenging streets of St. Petersburg recently to sweep the GTS opener for the Pirelli World Challenge.

    By Ernie Saxton For Digital First Media|

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    PASSHE Op-Ed: State System strategic review key to Kutztown University’s future

    As a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is part of the strategic review being undertaken by the State System—a top-to-bottom examination of the operations of all 14 System universities and the Office of the Chancellor.

    By Cynthia D. Shapira, Board of Governors Chair and Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor PASSHE|

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