August 7, 1991 |
Boyertown, the pre-tournament favorite, ran its way past North Allegheny, 16-4, yesterday in the opening round of the state American Legion Tournament at Quakertown. The Bears (42-6) stole 16 bases and outhit their baseball opponents, 14-7. They are seeking their 13th straight Legion state title. Phoenixville, a hot-hitting team entering the tournament, failed to come up with clutch hits against St. Mary's lefthander Joe Wilson and lost, 7-2, in the double-elimination tourney.
August 12, 2004 |
The American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional baseball tournament is scheduled to begin today at Bear Stadium in Boyertown, and eight teams, including host Boyertown, will be trying to advance to the World Series, which is set for Aug. 20-24 in Corvallis, Ore. Here is the schedule for the regional tournament. Today Game 1: Newburgh (N.Y.) vs. Chester Post 342 (N.J.), 9:30 a.m. Game 2: Winchester Post 21 (Va.) vs. Morgantown Post 2 (W.Va.), doubleheader. Game 3: Central Delaware vs. State College (Pa.)
August 26, 2007 |
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Boyertown finally got to play its opening game in the American Legion World Series yesterday morning, taking a 5-3 victory over Bryant, Ark., in a game that was pushed back from Friday night by rain. Garret Crable went all nine innings for the Bears (53-8), scattering 10 hits and striking out five to raise his record to 13-2. Cody Culp was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Alex Neiman and Nole Saylor each had a double among two hits. Aaron Davidson struck out 10 in his seven-inning start for Bryant (42-10)
March 23, 2011 |
Two years removed from winning a PIAA Class AAA girls' basketball championship, Archbishop Carroll will try to add a Class AAAA title to its collection when it faces Mount Lebanon at 6 p.m. Friday at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. The Patriots, who moved up to Class AAAA this season, earned their way into the championship game by rolling to a 65-41 victory over Boyertown on Tuesday night at Spring-Ford. Carroll (23-5) picked up its 18th win in its last 19 games as junior Rachel Pearson, missing for more than two months of the season because of a stress problem in her left ankle, scored 13 points.
August 15, 1998 |
A young, underrated Boyertown team almost shocked powerful Brooklawn last night in the second round of the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional at Bear Stadium. But the New Jersey state champion, favored to win this event by virtue of its 48-1 record coming in, played like a champion in crunch time, taking advantage of a Boyertown (38-16) mistake to score five unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game before winning it, 9-8, on Matt Furman's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th.
March 1, 2014 |
Before dominating on the mat as a 220-pound sophomore at Boyertown, Jordan Wood was a young kid stuck in a sport he did not like. "I was always bigger for my age," Wood said. "In second and third grade, I was always wrestling sixth and seventh graders who were a lot stronger, and they beat me up pretty good. I didn't like that too much. "I thought about quitting for the first two or three years, but I stuck with it, and now I love it. " Now beating up on some of District 1's finest at 220 pounds, Wood has found his niche as Boyertown's sophomore captain.
June 9, 2013 |
Boyertown's A.J. Bogucki, a hard-throwing senior righthander and North Carolina commit, was picked by the Minnesota Twins in the 31st round (No. 920 overall) of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft. "Obviously, it's pretty cool," the 18-year-old said late Saturday afternoon. "This doesn't happen to many high school players. " The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Bogucki mixes a fastball clocked in the high-80-m.p.h. range, slider, and change-up. His fastball has topped out at 93 m.p.h.
March 1, 2009 |
West Chester Henderson won the meet's final event in record time yesterday to best Boyertown for the PIAA District 1 Class AAA boys' swimming championship at La Salle University. The Warriors took the 400-yard freestyle relay in a meet-record time of 3 minutes, 7.93 seconds to finish with 231.5 points, six more than the second-place Bears and 23.5 more than defending champion Upper Dublin. The other district championships didn't end quite so dramatically. Springfield of Montgomery County won the boys' Class AA title with 334 points to easily outdistance Harriton.
May 16, 1988 |
Downingtown came close to being eliminated from contention for the Ches- Mont crown Saturday, but took advantage of Great Valley mistakes to score 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 7-6 win. Downingtown is now 8-2 in the league and meets Boyertown, the league leader at 9-1, on Wednesday. The Whippets play at West Chester Henderson this afternoon. "At least our destiny is in our own hands," said Whippets coach Mike Morgan. "We don't have to worry about anybody else winning to help us. " Should Downingtown win both games, and Boyertown beat Owen J. Roberts this afternoon, it would force a playoff for the league title.
August 18, 1991 |
Boyertown and Brooklawn (N.J.) will meet today at Breslin Field in Lyndhurst, N.J., for the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional title, with Boyertown needing two victories to capture its eighth regional crown. Boyertown remained in contention yesterday by earning an easy 15-5 victory over Clifton (N.J.). Brooklawn also won, coming back with five runs in the eighth inning to top Spring Valley (N.Y.), 6-3. Brooklawn (49-8-2), the New Jersey state champion and the only undefeated team left in this eight-team, double-elimination tournament, edged Boyertown, 2-1, on Thursday.